Principle of Vicarious Liability Inapplicable in Contempt Cases, Rules Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court stated that civil contempt means wilful disobedience of a court’s decision and just because a subordinate official has acted against a court’s order, it can’t be said that the officer is liable. According to a Bench of Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh, vicarious liability as a principle cannot be

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