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The High Court is the Highest Court of Justice in a State. It is a court below the Supreme Court in terms of hierarchy.

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  • Sk Mohammedbhikhan Hussainbhai v The Manager Chandrabhanu Cinema, AIR 1986 Guj 209: The Gujarat High Court has taken the view that if the High Court is an appellate court of some authority under a statute, such authority can be deemed to be a subordinate court within the ambit of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 and, therefore, the High Court can exercise powers of dealing with contempt of such authority provided the act of contempt was not punishable for offences under Indian Penal Code.

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