In 1959 Keshav Singh was jailed for contempt of the House. He moved the High Court claiming his fundamental rights had been violated. The HC arranged a hearing. The government official failed to be present at this hearing as a result the decision was taken by the two HC judges and Keshav Singh was given bail.
At this the House issued a notice for the two HC judges for contempt of House. These two judges moved the court and the High Court stayed the arrest of the two judges.
As a result the House issued a notice to all the judges of the High Court! 😀
The case then went to the Supreme Court where in the Court declared that the House cannot arrest the judges cause they were working under the jurisdiction of the court. The Court also cannot try Keshav Singh’s case cause he was arrested under jurisdiction of the house.
The Court is supreme in its jurisdiction and cannot come under the House while the House is supreme in its jurisdiction and cannot come under the court!!
Another landmark case….
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