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MP high court absolves Jabalpur collector of contempt charge

The MP high court has absolved the Jabalpur collector of contempt charge after he tendered an apology in response to a contempt petition filed over a meeting held by RSS and allied outfits in the city.

bhopal Updated: Nov 24, 2016 20:19 IST

The MP high court has absolved the Jabalpur collector of contempt charge after he tendered an apology in response to a contempt petition filed over a meeting held by RSS and allied outfits in the city.

On September 29, the RSS and allied organisations staged demonstration at Malviya Square, one of the busiest squares of Jabalpur, to protest against the assault on a pracharak in Balaghat.

Advocate Satish Verma filed the contempt petition against the district administration for non-compliance of the court orders directing authorities not to allow any outfit hold demonstration or public meeting that blocked traffic.

Collector MC Choudhary tendered apology in his response to the contempt petition.

“We accept the apology tendered by the collector. Accordingly, he is exonerated from the allegations levelled in the application for contempt and is discharged,” a division bench comprising acting chief justice Rajendra Menon and justice Anjuli Palo said.

“However, for the purpose of laying down future guidelines and for working out a policy for holding of meetings in public places, we direct the district administration to give us a comprehensive policy.”

The court directed Choudhary and the superintendent of police to submit an affidavit stating the scheme and policy they propose to deal with this issue within four weeks.