Contempt charges

India judge: Justice Karnan jailed for contempt

Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan of the Calcutta High Court was found guilty of writing letters and making allegations against fellow judges.

This is the first time in India's judicial history that a high court judge has been jailed for contempt.

For the past few months, Justice Karnan has been on a collision course with the judges of the Supreme Court.

He was stripped of his judicial powers in February.

Yama seeks contempt charges against Electoral Commission

Yama is seeking contempt charges at the Waigani National Court against former Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen, the returning officer involved in the Madang Open by-election recount in 2014, Simon Sinai, and their lawyer Harvey Nii.

He is seeking contempt charges against Trawen, Sinai and Nii on allegations they misled the court with wrong information when the court was dealing with an election petition filed by Yama challenging the election of current Madang Open MP Nixon Duban.