A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath held that a single judge of the court has correctly dismissed Bharti's plea seeking contempt action against police officials.

"The petition is dismissed as it is not maintainable," the bench said. Appearing for Bharti, senior advocate Ram Jethmalani argued that the trial court in its order dated October 27,
2014, after noticing thirteen defects in the probe conducted in the case, had directed Delhi Police to file a reply on the plea for further investigation in the case.

He said that till now the police despite direction from the trial court has not filed its reply on the plea which was moved by Bharti.

On December 17, 2015, a bench of a single judge of the High Court had dismissed Bharti's plea seeking action against the cops, saying the act of not filing the reply by the police  officers does not constitute civil contempt.

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