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NEW DELHI: Taking a serious view against a man for lying on oath, the Delhi High Court has sentenced him to jail for a month for contempt of court and said it will be a great public disaster if the fountain of justice is allowed to be poisoned by anyone giving false statements in a court of law.

Justice Manmohan said as the man had admittedly made false statements under oath, the court was of the view that it struck a blow at the rule of law and no court could ignore such a conduct, which had the tendency to shake public confidence in the judicial institutions because the very structure of an ordered life was put at stake.

The Delhi High Court has sentenced a defendant in a trademark infringement suit to one month’s simple imprisonment under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 for making false statements under oath. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 2000 on the defendant.


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