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The Contempt of Courts Act, 1926

( ACT NO. XII OF 1926 )

Power of superior Courts to punish contempts of court
2. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), the 1[High Court Division] shall have and exercise the same Jurisdiction, powers and authority, in accordance with the same procedure and practice, in respect of contempt of courts subordinate to 2[it as it has and exercises in respect of contempts of itself].
(2) 3[Omitted by section 4 of the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, 1959 (Ordinance No. XLV of 1959).]
(3) 4[The High Court Division shall not] take cognizance of a contempt alleged to have been committed in respect of a court subordinate to it where such contempt is an offence punishable under the [Penal Code].

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