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Corporate Lawyer: Contempt petition can be filed by any aggrieved party for violation of general directions of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court of India

Justice L. Nageshwar Rao

In the case titled as "Justice Girish Mittal vs. Pasvati V. Sundaram & Anr", the Supreme Court of India has entertained the Contempt Petition from the aggrieved party, who was not the party in original case, regarding directions issued by the SC earlier to RBI.

It was held by the court that when directions given by the court are general in nature, any violation of such direction would enable an aggrieved party to file a contempt petition before the competent court. In the said case RBI was directed to disclose information forthwith, last opportunity was granted to comply with court directions.


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