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SC stays Meghalaya HC order convicting newspaper editor, publisher in contempt case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Friday stayed the High Court judgment convicting The Times and publisher in a contempt case.

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 and the publisher.

The case relates to an article published by the paper on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.

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.

A bench, headed by Ranjan Gogoi, also issued notice to the on the appeal filed by the and the publisher of newspaper.

The high court had on March 8 sentenced the editor and the publisher to sit in the corner of the court room till the rising of the court in the contempt case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 12:25 IST