Gujarat High Court has issued a suo-motu cognizance to the President of Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA). Yatin made accusations against Gujarat HC and its registry in a live press conference via Facebook alleging corrupt practices are being adopted and inordinate allegations of corruptions. Later in Gujarati daily ‘Sandesh’ the article was published stating the title as ‘Gujarat High Court has become a Gambling den’.
The Court observed that these “ scurrilous remarks appear to have been made without substantive basis and without any intent to know the truth as also without approaching the Hon’ble CJI for any inquiry as the head of the Institution.”
Moreover the Bench also noted that Oza was fully aware that his actions may invite him for the Contempt Proceedings under sec 15 of Contempt of Courts Act. As his actions falls under the purview of sec 2(c) of the said Act.