November 8th, 2011
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Contempt of Court:Jayarajan sentenced to 6 months in jail

MV JayarajanKochi: CPM leader M V Jayarajan has been sentenced to six months imprisonment and 2,000 rupees fine for contempt of court. If he fails to pay the fine a extra month of sentence would have to be served. The case was heard by a division bench, consisting of Justice A K Basheer and Justice P Q Barkat Ali. This is the highest form of punishment a court can declare for contempt of court.

The verdict was 200 pages long. In a public speech made by Jayarajan on June 16, 2010 he made attempts to incite the public and attempted to tarnish the image and credibility of the High Court.  He is said to have asked the public to question and to go against the verdict of the High Court then. Shumbhan ( stupid), Pulle ville ( care two hoots), Mandatharam ( foolishness) where the words used by him to describe the High Court. The High Court had initiated suo motu contempt of court proceedings against Jayarajan after he made critical comments against judges for banning roadside meetings during a public speech in Kannur on June 26 last year.

He is said to have repeated the same before the media groups. He said to have made such derogatory statements against the the bench that brought out the verdict for banning roadside meetings. His advocate has stated that Jayarajan should appeal before a higher court and freeze the verdict. However, the court rejected his demand. Jayarajan shall be shifted to Viyoor jail.




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