LEGAL NEWS 21.09.2010

Ex-Miss World settles eviction case with bank

Times of India

The bank moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) against Harmonics and
Sanjivani to recover the loan by selling the flat. A notice addressed to
Sanjivani was …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Ex-Miss-World-settles-eviction-case-with-bank/articleshow/6587773.cms>

Why delay in Afzal’s mercy plea, asks CIC

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The CIC has directed the office of Delhi’s lieutenant governor
to make public the reasons for delay in deciding the mercy petition of
Parliament …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Why-delay-in-Afzals-mercy-plea-asks-CIC/articleshow/6596365.cms>

Govt doesn’t have any ’84 riot probe reports

Hindustan Times

With no satisfactory replies, Mander approached the Central Information
Commission (CIC). “It appears that a number of Commissions have made hay
on the …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Govt-doesn-t-have-any-84-riot-probe-reports/Article1-602728.aspx>

CIC seeks info on Anderson’s safe passage | Deccan Chronicle …

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has told the ministry of external
affairs (MEA) to provide information on the alleged safe passage promised
to …

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/national/cic-seeks-info-anderson%E2%80%99s-safe-passage-562>

Court vacates stay on Sajjan Kumar’s trial

The Hindu

Allowing the trial court to proceed against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in
the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, registered in the Delhi cantonment
pertaining to …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article738656.ece>

Arun Gawali’s bail plea dismissed by Supreme Court

Law et al. Media

Rejecting the bail plea by Arun Gulab Gawli, the alleged criminal turned
politician Supreme Court today directed the trial court to conduct his
trial on day …

<http://www.lawetalnews.com/NewsDetail.asp?newsid=2335>

As Gulberg trial nears end, judge wants to visit massacre site on October 2 …

Indian Express

The special fast-track court conducting the trial of the 2002 Gulberg
Society massacre case is expected to visit the scene of crime on October 2.

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/As-Gulberg-trial-nears-end–judge-wants-to-visit-massacre-site-on-October-2-for-spot-inspection/685067/>

Bombay HC refuses to wait further for Kasab’s appeal against trial …

By Sakshi

Mumbai, Sep. 19 : The Bombay High Court on Monday said it would proceed
with confirmation of death sentence from October 11 or 18, as it could not
wait further for Ajmal Kasab to file an appeal against the trial court’s
order sentencing …

<http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/09/bombay-hc-refuses-wait-kasabs-appeal-trial-court-order.html>

‘Baig stayed in touch with other accused via e-mail’

Mid-Day

Baig’s counsel Advocate A Rehman said, “If the ATS has evidence of Baig
procuring fake documents, then why no forgery sections of the Indian Penal
Code were …

<http://www.mid-day.com/news/2010/sep/210910-ATS-interrogationp-Himayat-Baig-German-Bakery-Blast.htm>

10-year RI for raping child

The Hindu

… and sexually assaulted her on January 1, 2006. He has also been
convicted of offences punishable under Sections 452 and 342 of the Indian
Penal Code.

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article738771.ece>

Stay on Amar Singh’s arrest extended till October 28

Times of India

The order was passed by a Division Bench comprising justices Vineet Saran
and YC Gupta on a writ petition filed by Singh who was himself present in
the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Stay-on-Amar-Singhs-arrest-extended-till-October-28/articleshow/6594256.cms>

Horticulture graduates cannot equate themselves with graduates in agriculture …

The Hindu

Justice K. Chandru made the observation while dismissing a batch of writ
petitions filed by horticulture graduates challenging a notification issued
by the …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/article738746.ece>

Woman unable to choose between parents, husband

Express Buzz

… who was produced before a division bench comprising Justice M
Chockalingam and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, following a habeas corpus writ
petition by her …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/woman-unable-to-choose-between-parents-husband/208671.html>

Govt: Surrender bogus ration cards or face prosecution

NetIndian

… while hearing a writ petition, directed that a warning be issued asking
all the bogus card holders to surrender the cards forthwith. …

<http://netindian.in/news/2010/09/21/0007969/govt-surrender-bogus-ration-cards-or-face-prosecution>

Apex court can’t monitor country’s water supply

Deccan Herald

A bench of Chief Justice SH Kapadia and Justices KS Radhakrishnan and
Swatanter Kumar said: “The scope of the writ petition is genuine. …

<http://www.deccanherald.com/content/98169/apex-court-cant-monitor-countrys.html>

India‘s Notorious Section 498A: Divorce Law as Criminal Law …

By Blogaholic

Noting that the High Court should not entertain writ petitions filed by
public servants who opt to challenge the orders of the special courts’
framing penal charges against them, a single judge bench of the Delhi High
Court has sent the …

<http://498aterminator.blogspot.com/2010/09/cannot-allow-hc-writ-recourse-in.html>

HC disposes of PIL seeking ban on opinion polls on Ayodhya

Deccan Herald

The Allahabad High Court today disposed of a PIL seeking directions for
prohibiting all debates and opinion polls through SMS in the media on the
Ayodhya …

<http://www.deccanherald.com/content/98283/hc-disposes-pil-seeking-ban.html>

Gujarat high court dismisses 3 frivolous PILs, asks petitioners to pay costs

Daily News & Analysis

Baktarwala had filed a review petition with a plea to condone the delay of
906 days caused after his PIL was first dismissed by the court. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_gujarat-high-court-dismisses-3-frivolous-pils-asks-petitioners-to-pay-costs_1440907>

Contempt notice issued to Delhi chief secretary, MCD chief

Sify

The PIL was filed in 2009 seeking directions to provide trained teachers,
including those qualified in sign language and Braille, for students with

<http://sify.com/news/contempt-notice-issued-to-delhi-chief-secretary-mcd-chief-news-national-kjuvubiefbj.html>

Karnataka high court intervenes in row over appointment of women officers

Daily News & Analysis

Once there is a legislation, there is need for officers,” the court
observed, while hearing a PIL filed by city resident, Veena Rai. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_karnataka-high-court-intervenes-in-row-over-appointment-of-women-officers_1440879>

Sanskriti schools to open across country

Times of India

The matter came up in course of the HC hearing a PIL regarding funding to
Delhi’s Sanskriti school. The second reason, a source said, was the
realization …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sanskriti-schools-to-open-across-country/articleshow/6595500.cms>

PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION: MADE OR INTERPRETED | Real Estate SEO …

By Real Estate SEO

In Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the nature of proceedings itself does
not exactly fit into the accepted common-law framework of adversarial
litigation. The courtroom dynamics are substantially different from
ordinary civil or …

<http://seo.in-hd.com/public-interest-litigation-made-or-interpreted/>

MAHITI ADHIKAR GUJARAT PAHEL: CJ to hear plea on entry curbs in HC

By MAGP

CIC exempted from presence in PIL hearing. A division bench of the AP High
Court comprising Chief Justice Nissar Ahmad Kakru and Justice PV Sanjay
Kumar on Monday dispensed with the presence of the chief information
commissioner in a …

<http://mahitiadhikar.blogspot.com/2010/09/cj-to-hear-plea-on-entry-curbs-in-hc.html>

SC collegium considering use of blog and twitter by judges

Economic Times (blog)

While the Law Ministry made its correspondence with the Supreme Court
available to activist SC Agrawal but when he posed the same questions
before apex …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/SC-collegium-considering-use-of-blog-and-twitter-by-judges/articleshow/6595241.cms>

SC ‘terror’ tag on land rush

Calcutta Telegraph

New Delhi, Sept. 20: The Supreme Court today held that any land acquisition
depriving farmers of their “land, livelihood and way of life” without
following …

<http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100921/jsp/nation/story_12961922.jsp>

Reasons for judgment must: SC

Indian Express

Insisting that reasons must be part of every judgment, the SC asserted that
recording reasons is “a requirement for both judicial accountability and

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Reasons-for-judgment-must–SC/684934>

20 awarded life imprisonment for raping minor girl

NDTV.com

Sessions Court Judge Makarand Keskar, who delivered the judgement in the
nearly five-year-old case, imposed a fine of Rs 20000 each on the convicts.

<http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/20-awarded-life-imprisonment-for-raping-minor-girl-53547>

Special Ayodhya bench judge goes public with dissent note

Times of India

Just four days before the special bench is to pronounce verdict in the
case, Justice DV Sharma while taking a stand which is contrary to the views
of two …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Special-Ayodhya-bench-judge-goes-public-with-dissent-note/articleshow/6595639.cms>

HC lets Kasab depose via video link

Times of India

With the police informing the court of a ”threat perception”, a division
bench of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice RV More said Kasab’s presence
during …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/HC-lets-Kasab-depose-via-video-link/articleshow/6596107.cms>

SIT grills ex-IPS officer MK Tandon for 8 hours

Daily News & Analysis

… by SIT member AK Malhotra, has begun another round of questioning of
the accused named in the petition filed by Zakia Jafri in the Supreme
Court. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_sit-grills-ex-ips-officer-mk-tandon-for-8-hours_1440910>

Govt acquired 6500 acres from willing owners post-Singur: CM

Times of India

Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said his government acquired 6500
acres post-Singur under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, in a bid to send
out …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Govt-acquired-6500-acres-from-willing-owners-post-Singur-CM/articleshow/6595750.cms>

Adoption agency seeks HC nod to process pending cases

Times of India

It said that since the November order of the HC, CARA decided not to issue
NOCs for inter-country adoption cases put up by Preet Mandir. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Adoption-agency-seeks-HC-nod-to-process-pending-cases/articleshow/6595271.cms>

27 yrs on, sea transport project gets HC backing

Times of India
The court ruling came for a petition filed by Satyagiri Shipping Co Ltd.
The petitioner company moved the HC, after MSRDC awarded a fresh contract
to M/s …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/27-yrs-on-sea-transport-project-gets-HC-backing/articleshow/6595333.cms>

HC dismisses appeal in infant rape case

Times of India

HC ruled against him being a juvenile and finally in 1996 he was sentenced
to imprisonment for a seven-year-term. Justice Dhingra rejected Suresh’s
claim …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/HC-dismisses-appeal-in-infant-rape-case/articleshow/6595421.cms>

HC rejects plea to stay polls in Chelmsford club

Times of India

Alleging that widespread discrepancies mar the entire polling arrangements,
one SS Tayal has urged HC to stay the elections at the Chelmsford Club, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/HC-rejects-plea-to-stay-polls-in-Chelmsford-club/articleshow/6595422.cms>

Chalk out strategy for festivals: HC to state

Times of India

MUMBAI: The start of the festival season has witnessed a flood of petitions
in the Bombay high court seeking relaxation of various rules. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Chalk-out-strategy-for-festivals-HC-to-state/articleshow/6595260.cms>

HC satisfied with probe, disposes of Gupta encounter petition

IBNLive.com

PTI | 10:09 PM,Sep 20,2010 Mumbai, Sep 20 (PTI) Expressing satisfaction
with the probe conducted by the Special Investigation Team, the Bombay High
Court …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-satisfied-with-probe-disposes-of-gupta-encounter-petition/338175.html>

Govt approaches SC against Bombay HC order in Star TV case

MSN India

New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The government today moved the Supreme Court
against the Bombay High Court order that asked the settlement commission of
the IT …

<http://news.in.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4405857>

The burden of proof

Hindustan Times

Kerala HC’s view: Weeks before the SC judgment, the Kerala High Court, in
the election petition against five-time MP Kodikkunnil Suresh, interpreted
the …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/The-burden-of-proof/Article1-602673.aspx>

Apex court grants bail to bhujia baron

Calcutta Telegraph

Agarwal’s appeal against his conviction and sentence is pending with
Calcutta High Court, which had denied him bail on July 2. …

<http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100921/jsp/calcutta/story_12960501.jsp>

CJ to hear plea on entry curbs on lawyers in HC

Express Buzz

HYDERABAD: The division bench of the AP High Court hearing the writ
petition related to the right of lawyers to enter the High Court premises
and steps to …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/hyderabad/cj-to-hear-plea-on-entry-curbs-on-lawyers-in-hc/208717.html>

Busy with Bombay high court case, Pune home denies care to child

Daily News & Analysis

Pune’s contentious adoption home Preet Mandir has challenged the revocation
of its licence before the Bombay high court. However, while the decision
for the …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_busy-with-bombay-high-court-case-pune-home-denies-care-to-child_1440838>

IAF seems to be in “very bad shape”, observes Tribunal

Hindustan Times

PTI It seems the Indian Air Force is in a “very bad shape” and there is
“petty-mindedness” among its authorities, the Armed Forces Tribunal
observed today …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/IAF-seems-to-be-in-very-bad-shape-observes-Tribunal/Article1-602507.aspx>

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