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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
26-April-2012 14:35 IST
Contempt Powers to Armed Forces Tribunals
The provisions of clause (1) of Section 19 of Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007 (55 of 2007) has given power to the Tribunal to punish for 'criminal contempt'. There is no power vested with AFT in respect of 'civil contempt'.

The Ministry of Defence has agreed 'in principle' to amend section 19 of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007, for implementation of AFT Orders/Judgements more effectively.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri A.A. Jinnah in Rajya Sabha today.

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