New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Wednesday has sentenced eminent lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara to three months jail for contempt of court and attempting to browbeat judges in the matter related to designation of senior advocates.

The apex court, however suspended the sentence taking note of the unconditional apology tendered by him as also his undertaking that he will never attempt to browbeat any judge either in the Supreme Court or the Bombay High Court. But, the bench comprising of Justices RF Nariman and Vineet Saran, barred Nedumpara from practising as an advocate in the apex court for one year.

The bench, meanwhile, requested the chief justice of India to constitute an appropriate bench to hear the fresh contempt issue arising out of serious allegation leveled against the justices Nariman and Saran by Nedumpara and three others.