Supreme Court Stays Conviction Of Shillong Times Editor Patricia Mukhim & Publisher Shobha Chaudhuri

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| March 15 , 2019 , 14:08 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Meghalaya High Court’s order holding Shillong Times Editor Patricia Mukhim and Publisher Shobha Chaudhuri, guilty of contempt of court, Bar and Bench reported.

The newspaper's editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shobha Chaudhuri were found guilty of contempt of court by a Single Judge of the High Court for the publication of an article on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.

A bench, comprising Chief Justice MY Mir and Justice SR Sen of the Meghalaya High Court, had held the newspaper liable for contempt of court.

The top court stayed the operation of the judgment by which the high court had also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh each on the editor and the publisher.

While delivering the judgment, the bench asked Mukhim and Chaudhuri to “sit in the corner of the courtroom” till the court adjourned its proceedings for the day.

The high court had also said that if the two persons failed to deposit the amount, they will have to undergo six months simple imprisonment and the paper will be banned.

The contempt order had been passed on March 8 over a report in Shillong Times in December 2018.


The court had said the article “When judges judge for themselves”, is not based on facts and has been published without any research only to scandalize the order of this honorable court.

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