45 days simple imprisonment has been announced by the Allahabad High Court to two local advocates for their indiscipline on the court premises.
Besides, a fine of Rs 1000 has been imposed on each of them.
According to court sources, Satyendra Kumar Dixit and Satya Sakhshi Haldhar had created unruly atmosphere in the court room of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (VII), Kanpur, on April 7, 2004. They tried to pressure the presiding officer for granting bail to their client.
The then ACMM Amit Kumar had taken a strong view against them and had referred their matter to the High Court for contempt of court proceedings. A two judge bench comprising Dharnidhar Jha and justice Mahendra Dayal, a few days ago disposed of the matter and punished the two advocates with imprisonment and fine. It directed the chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) to execute the order.
The CMM issued notices to two advocates and asked them to appear in his court.