Efforts to retain a property after he sold it by filing a false affidavit landed a man in jail with the Delhi High Court finding him guilty of contempt.
A Division Bench of Justice BN Chaturvedi and Justice PK Bhasin rejected the apology tendered by Kanwar Singh Saini and sentenced him to four month-simple imprisonment for contempt of court.
The Bench stated that Saini has been claiming that whatever he said in the affidavit is correct but the content of his apology letter, which he later furnished in court, did not show that he was really apologetic.
"We have no manner of doubt that the contemner (Saini) had filed a false affidavit first before the trial court in support of his reply to the contempt application and then before this court also in response to the show-cause notice issued by this court," the Bench said in a judgement recently.
"...While holding Saini guilty of criminal contempt we straight away proceed to punish him also in view of Supreme Court judgement. We impose upon the contemner punishment of simple imprisonment for four months," the court said.
The Bench was hearing a civil court's reference for initiation of contempt proceedings against Saini for giving a false undertaking.