Madras high court slaps three-month jail term on man for flouting orders – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: In a rare order, the Madras high court has convicted a city resident for wilful disobedience of court order and has sentenced him to three months of simple imprisonment.
Justice S M Subramaniam passed the order while allowing a contempt petition moved against D Nagaraj of Saligramam.
The judge has also directed cancellation of a sale deed and construction agreement registered in Velachery sub registrar office in violation of a court order.
The issue pertains to a plea moved by U Jinadoss and four others seeking to set aside an award passed by in Lok Adalat in favour of Nagarajan.
On June 25, 2018 a single judge of the court passed an interim order directing the parties to the plea to maintain status quo till further orders.
However, when the interim order was in force, Nagarajan registered a sale deed and a construction agreement in favour of a third party in respect of the property in dispute.
When the violation came to light, Jinadoss and others moved the court seeking contempt of court action against Nagaraj.
Pointing out that how Nagarajan was granted several opportunities in the contempt petition to cancel the registration but failed to do so, the court said: “This court is of the considered opinion that the conduct of the Nagarajan throughout the proceedings establishes that he has no respect towards the proceedings of the court and the law.”