LEGAL NEWS 27.11.2010

Court orders registration of FIR against Geelani, Arundhati Roy

Times of India

“The Delhi police is hereby directed to lodge an FIR under relevant
provisions of the Indian Penal Code and file a report in this regard on
January 6, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Court-orders-registration-of-FIR-against-Geelani-Arundhati-Roy/articleshow/7000961.cms>

 

 

 

 

Rape: Bail for civic garden dept official

Indian Express

The Sahakarnagar police invoked the stringent section 376 (rape) of Indian
Penal Code against Ghorpade and arrested him again. …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Rape–Bail-for-civic-garden-dept-official/716829/>

 

 

 
FIR in Cyber Squatting: Misinterpretation of IT Act

JD Supra (press release)

The FIR u/s 66/66A IT Act and Section 469 Indian Penal Code was registered
by the EOW promptly acting on the aforesaid complaint and the opinion of
the …

<http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=05d3a1d6-0cbe-42c0-9f97-6670d51c2e50>

 

 

 

 

FIR against school in Khar for confining students over fees

Times of India

… hurt) and 342 (wrongful confinement ) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code
Act. Some students and parents were questioned by police on Thursday
evening. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/FIR-against-school-in-Khar-for-confining-students-over-fees/articleshow/6998853.cms>

 

 

 

 

‘Fill vacancies for blind, disabled within 3 months’

Times of India

The order came on a writ petition filed by National Federation of the
Blind. Its lawyer, SK Rongta, argued before the court that it was mandatory
for the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Fill-vacancies-for-blind-disabled-within-3-months-/articleshow/6997908.cms>

 

 

 

 
To avoid a Lavasa, all proposals to go online

Mid-Day

Said YP Singh, who filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court, against
the illegal rampant construction in Lavasa, “About 25000 acres have been

<http://www.mid-day.com/news/2010/nov/271110-Lavasa-proposals-online-mumbai.htm>

 

 

 

 

 

Court doubts medical record

Deccan Chronicle

The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by one Mr B. Ramaraju
challenging the police for refusing permission for mass chanting by citing
the recent …

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/hyderabad/court-doubts-medical-record-901>

 

 

 

 
New Judicial Complex – A bone of contention in Himachal

myHimachal

When contacted, a spokesperson of the HP High Court refrained to comment
saying, “the writ petition filed by lawyers was still pending before the
High Court …

<http://himachal.us/2010/11/26/new-judicial-complex-a-bone-of-contention-in-himachal/23133/news/ravinder>

 

 

 

 

 

Padmaraj probe irks Lokayukta

Deccan Herald

Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde on Friday blasted the State Government
over the setting up of a judicial commission to probe land scams he was
looking …

<http://www.deccanherald.com/content/116065/padmaraj-probe-irks-lokayukta.html>

 

 

 

 

 

Take action against incorrigibles in Allahabad High Court: Supreme Court

The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High
Court to act against a judge who had passed orders on extraneous
considerations, …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article915811.ece>

 

 

 

 

 

‘Good judges can be appointed through collegium system’

Indian Express

In a virtual endorsement of the collegium system, Chief Justice of India SH
Kapadia on Friday said he will prove in his two-year tenure that “good”
judges …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-Good-judges-can-be-appointed-through-collegium-system-/716872>

 

 

 

 

After Supreme Court rap, CBI starts building case against Raja

Daily News & Analysis

By Aditya Kaul | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA A day after the Supreme
Court questioned the CBI on why it had not questioned former telecom
minister A Raja …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_after-supreme-court-rap-cbi-starts-building-case-against-raja_1472749>

 

 

 

 

Judiciary”s image “tarnished” by some graft cases: Vahanvati

MSN India

New Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) Attorney General of India GE Vahanvati today said
the image of judiciary has been “tarnished” due to some recent corruption
cases …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4631723>

 

 

 

 

SC bench to decide if judges’ appointment should be public

Times of India

NEW DELHI: On a day the Supreme Court brought back the focus on corruption
in judiciary, a two-judge Bench wondered whether the time had come to make
public …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SC-bench-to-decide-if-judges-appointment-should-be-public/articleshow/6997067.cms>

 

 

 

 

With no one in sight Evening Court turns to be a flop show

Law et al. News

With no solution in sight to contain increase in number of pending cases
the government and judiciary have taken a number of steps which can in the
long run …

<http://www.lawetalnews.com/NewsDetail.asp?newsid=2884>

 

 

 

 

 

SC seeks Karnataka’s view on plea against iron ore export ban

Hindustan Times

PTI The Supreme Court on Friday sought to ascertain the Karnataka
government’s stance on a petition challenging a July, 2010, order banning
the …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/SC-seeks-Karnataka-s-view-on-plea-against-iron-ore-export-ban/Article1-631320.aspx>

 

 

 
SC urged to push govt for setting up a green authority

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Minister Jairam Ramesh’s plans to strengthen environmental
governance could well receive a judicial boost. On Friday, amicus curiae
Harish Salve …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/SC-urged-to-push-govt-for-setting-up-a-green-authority/articleshow/6998738.cms>

 

 

 

 

Only Sebi can exempt cos from disclosure norms: SC

NDTV.com

PTI, November 26, 2010 (New Delhi) In a landmark order, the Supreme Court
on Friday held that the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) cannot give
exemption …

<http://profit.ndtv.com/news/show/only-sebi-can-exempt-cos-from-disclosure-norms-sc-124935>

 

 

 

 

 

Train driver gets jail for killing jumbos

Daily Pioneer

In the first judgement of its kind, a local court here has awarded three
years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) to a train driver for running over three

<http://www.dailypioneer.com/299498/Train-driver-gets-jail-for-killing-jumbos.html>

 

 

 

 

Law firm’s vow to aid ‘property scam’ victims

ChronicleLive

Last week, we reported how the victims of the alleged North East Property
Buyers scam faced homelessness after a High Court judgement went against
them. …

<http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2010/11/26/law-firm-s-vow-to-aid-property-scam-victims-72703-27721990/>

 

 

 

 

First judgement in blood diamond case

NDTV.com

Ahmedabad: In the first conviction of its kind, the Chief Court in Surat on
Thursday sentenced two foreign nationals to four years imprisonment and
ordered …

<http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/first-judgement-in-blood-diamond-case-68807>

 

 

 

 

Fast Track court confirms 5-year jail to former VC

MSN India

The fourth Judicial Magistrate court here in June last had pronounced the
judgement holding Ramalingam guilty of charges of harassment of his …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4633362>

 

 

 

 
Muslim women rise up against false talaqs

Times of India

In one such case, the Secunderabad family court in a recent judgement has
upheld the clause cited by the woman and quashed the qazi’s divorce deed as
null …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Muslim-women-rise-up-against-false-talaqs/articleshow/6997694.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

Act or we could become banana republic: Tata strikes back

Indian Express

Cautioning that the environment of scandals was damaging the country’s
image, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said here today that if the
government did not …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Act-or-we-could-become-banana-republic–Tata-strikes-back/716800>

 

 

 

 

 

 

City police booked 625 persons under Goondas Act this year

Times of India

CHENNAI: The city police have booked 625 people under the Goondas Act in
the last 11 months, commissioner of police T Rajendran said on Friday, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/City-police-booked-625-persons-under-Goondas-Act-this-year/articleshow/6997872.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

Cops won’t give up Phillaur Fort without a legal fight

Indian Express

The state police may move Punjab and Haryana High Court against any order
to shift the 120-year-old Punjab Police Academy out of Maharaja Ranjit
Singh Fort …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Cops-won-t-give-up-Phillaur-Fort-without-a-legal-fight/716805/>

 

 

 

 

 

Kaun Banega Crorepati promos insult Subhash Chandra Bose, says PIL

Daily News & Analysis

A public interest litigation (PIL), likely to be heard by a division bench
of the Bombay high court next week, alleges that its promotional clips are

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_kaun-banega-crorepati-promos-insult-subhash-chandra-bose-says-pil_1472767>

 

 

 

 
PIL against govt’s quota for Muslims

Indian Express

Nilmadhab Karmakar, president of the Confederation of Other Backward
Classes, a social organisation, filed a PIL last month seeking an order to
strike down …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pil-against-govts-quota-for-muslims/716969/>

 

 

 

 

Married women take over plot for widows in Mumbai

Daily News & Analysis

By Rosy Sequeira | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA A PIL on Thursday alleged
that a plot in Chembur, originally meant for poor and needy widows, has
been taken …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_married-women-take-over-plot-for-widows-in-mumbai_1472765>

 

 

 

 
Crackdown on illegal liquor sale

Times of India

The court disposed of a PIL filed by Bhavani Ram Prasad and his wife
Manjula Bhavani who claimed that liquor is illegally supplied in dhabas and
police are …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Crackdown-on-illegal-liquor-sale/articleshow/6997640.cms>

 

 

 

 
JK admits PIL against SKIMS

MSN India

Srinagar, Nov 26 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has admitted a PIL
challenging the procedure adopted by Sher- e-Kashmir Institute of Medical

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4631077>

 

 

 

 
Use of motor boats is sudjudice: Officials

Times of India

Since it is PIL, the directive applies to all directly or indirectly, he
stated adding that the district administration will be able to make the
next move …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/Use-of-motor-boats-is-sudjudice-Officials/articleshow/6997244.cms>

 

 

 

 
Lawsuit challenges SBI’s life insurance scheme

Sify

… on a public interest litigation (PIL), challenging the firm’s scheme of
deducting a hefty premium against any housing loan taken from the bank. …

<http://sify.com/finance/lawsuit-challenges-sbi-s-life-insurance-scheme-news-default-kl0taxdjcgc.html>

 

 

 
HC asks NMC to level parking areas

Times of India

A division bench of justices Vijay Daga and Arun Chaudhari gave these
directions while hearing a PIL filed by Madan Thool who opposed parking
underneath …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/HC-asks-NMC-to-level-parking-areas/articleshow/6984123.cms>

 

 

 
Don’t discriminate against ‘private’ HIV+ on treatment, SC tells govt

Times of India

With the PIL claiming that over 15000 patients were currently receiving
second line treatment from private clinics/practitioners, the Bench said,

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dont-discriminate-against-private-HIV-on-treatment-SC-tells-govt/articleshow/6996453.cms>

 

 

 

 
Panchkula MC: Haryana to move SC

Indian Express

Since a public interest litigation (PIL) had been filed only in case of
Panchkula, the other proposed mnicipal corporations remained largely
unaffected.

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Panchkula-MC–Haryana-to-move-SC/716888/>

 

 

 

 
CPM leader Anup Roy

Times of India

The high court order came in response to a PIL filed against corporal
punishment. The petitioners allege that there is no report on the kind of
penalty …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/CPM-leader-Anup-Roy/articleshow/6997956.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

Orissa High Court directs Jagatsinghpur collector to take possession of Black …

Orissadiary.com

The order was issued on a fresh PIL filed by secretary of Peoples Union of
Civil Liberties (Odisha) Guru Prasad Mohanty seeking judicial intervention
so …

<http://orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=22639>

 

 

 

 
‘Keep private developers at least 1km from lakes’

Times of India

Environmental Support Group filed a PIL challenging commercialization of
Hebbal, Nagawara and other lakes. The next hearing is slated for February
4, 2011.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Keep-private-developers-at-least-1km-from-lakes/articleshow/6997611.cms>

 

 

 
The Many Doubts That Thomas Has To Clear

Tehelka

Perhaps that is why while hearing a PIL on 23 November, the Chief Justice
of India exclaimed, “How can this man be CVC?” For instance, on 12
August this …

<http://www.tehelka.com/story_main48.asp?filename=Ne041210The_Many.asp>

 

 

 
Seeking ban on atrocities by wives, NGO fined Rs 1 lakh

Expressindia.com

Ahmedabad The Gujarat High Court imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on an NGO
while dismissing a public interest litigation (PIL) by the organisation
seeking law …

<http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Seeking-ban-on-atrocities-by-wives-NGO-fined-Rs-1-lakh/716471/>

 

 

 

 

 

PMO panel to take fresh look at NAC’s food bill draft

Times of India

For months, NAC members have been pushing for a more expansive bill that
would covers as large a population as better foodgrain supply and
procurement can …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PMO-panel-to-take-fresh-look-at-NACs-food-bill-draft/articleshow/6997377.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

What steps have been taken against corporal punishment? HC asks govt

Indian Express

The Calcutta High on Friday sought to know what kind of the steps were
taken against those teachers who were accused of corporal punishment
recently. …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/In-The-Courts/716965/>

 

 

 

 
Tulsi encounter: Accused cop denied bail by HC

Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Friday refused to grant bail to
suspended IPS officer Vipul Agarwal, who is in jail since May this year in
connection …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Tulsi-encounter-Accused-cop-denied-bail-by-HC/articleshow/6997581.cms>

 

 

 

 
Kasab given sufficient time to give confessional statement: HC

Hindustan Times

PTI The Bombay High Court on Friday observed that sufficient time was given
to 26/11 attack convict Ajmal Kasab by a magistrate and all precautions and

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Kasab-given-sufficient-time-to-give-confessional-statement-HC/Article1-631411.aspx>

 

 

 

 
HC sets aside land allotment for SEZs

Times of India

PANAJI: In a major blow to special economic zone (SEZ) developers, the high
court of Bombay at Goa on Friday held that Goa Industrial Development …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/HC-sets-aside-land-allotment-for-SEZs/articleshow/6998784.cms>

 

 

 

 
Open space can’t put to use for any other purpose: HC

Times of India

CHENNAI: Underlining the importance of open spaces in cities, the Madras
high court on Friday ruled that the character of an open space reservation
(OSR) …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Open-space-cant-put-to-use-for-any-other-purpose-HC/articleshow/6997875.cms>

 

 

 

 
HC seeks reply on illegal slaughter house

Times of India

PATNA: The Patna High Court (HC) on Friday directed the state government,
Bihar State Pollution Control Board and Patna Municipal Corporation to
state on …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/HC-seeks-reply-on-illegal-slaughter-house/articleshow/6997841.cms>

 

 

 

 

HC pulls up govt for interfering in judiciary’s functioning

Times of India

However, all their complaints fell on deaf ears after which Motwani moved
the HC. On July 27, the court asked the government to take a decision on
the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/HC-pulls-up-govt-for-interfering-in-judiciarys-functioning/articleshow/6997293.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

DGP gives list of officers of doubtful integrity to HC

Indian Express

In an affidavit submitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court, the state
Director General of Police (DGP) has accepted that the delay in completing

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/DGP-gives-list-of-officers-of-doubtful-integrity-to-HC/716820/>

 

 

 

 
Issue norms for timely pension release: HC

Indian Express

Expressing concern over the “callous disregard” in releasing pension to
defence personnel and their dependents, the Delhi High Court asked the
Centre to …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/issue-norms-for-timely-pension-release-hc/716949/>

 

 

 

 
HC allows mass chanting of Hanuman Chalisa today

Times of India

The petitioner complained that the police, citing incidents of riots in
March 2010, the recent Ayodhya judgment by the Allahabad HC and anniversary
of Babri …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/HC-allows-mass-chanting-of-Hanuman-Chalisa-today/articleshow/6997706.cms>

 

 

 

 

Probe Narela land scam: HC

Times of India

HC then sought a status report about investigation and action taken by
December 22. The Anti-Corrpution Bureau of Delhi government is probing the
alleged …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Probe-Narela-land-scam-HC/articleshow/6997727.cms>

 

 

 

 
Shia College governing body gets green signal from HC

Times of India

LUCKNOW: Dr S Akhtar Hasan Rizvi has got the green signal to remain as the
president of the governing body of Shia PG college, following dismissal of
a writ …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Shia-College-governing-body-gets-green-signal-from-HC-/articleshow/6997909.cms>

 

 

 

 
Foreigners not entitled to all fundamental rights: HC

Hindustan Times

PTI The Bombay High Court has refused relief to a foreign national, who had
challenged the denial of employment visa on the ground that it violated her

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Foreigners-not-entitled-to-all-fundamental-rights-HC/Article1-631317.aspx>

 

 

 

 

 

HC raps cops for unlawful involvement in family spat

Hindustan Times

Police officers from Pydhonie police station were reprimanded for allegedly
aiding one of the legal heirs of Suleiman Bakery. The Bombay High Court,

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-raps-cops-for-unlawful-involvement-in-family-spat/Article1-631515.aspx>

 

 

 
HC takes serious note of non-filing of counter

MSN India

Chennai, Nov 26 (PTI) The Madras High Court today took serious note of the
“casual nature” in non-filing of counter by the office of the Commissioner
of …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4632100>

 

 

 

 

 

HC seeks details of grant to clean Ganga

Times of India

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court, while hearing a PIL relating to Ganga
pollution on Thursday, ordered the state government to provide details of
the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/HC-seeks-details-of-grant-to-clean-Ganga/articleshow/6991354.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posting of tainted officers: HC tells government to clarify stand

Hindustan Times

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the state government to clarify
its stand on the posting of tainted officers occupying crucial posts. …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Posting-of-tainted-officers-HC-tells-government-to-clarify-stand/Article1-631335.aspx>

 

 

 

 
Himachal HC asks govt. whether setting up Vigilance Commission

Law et al. News

Corruption in the systems governing the nation seems to be getting not only
media attention but serious consideration at the doorsteps of the fountains
of …

<http://www.lawetalnews.com/NewsDetail.asp?newsid=2882>

 

 

 

 

Appointment of HC Judges: Chief Justice at Rajasthan HC and Judges at the ...

Bar & Bench

According to a PIB release, Justice Arun Kumar Mishra has been appointed as
the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. Justice AK Mishra previously
was …

<http://www.barandbench.com/brief/6/1137/appointment-of-hc-judges-chief-justice-at-rajasthan-hc-and-judges-at-the-andhra-pradesh-hc>

 

 

HC quashes detention of man held for obscenity

GreaterKashmir.com (press release)

Jammu, Nov 26: The Jammu High Court has quashed the Public Safety Act
slapped against a youth from (Islamabad) Anantnag district of Valley, who
was arrested …

<http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2010/Nov/27/hc-quashes-detention-of-man-held-for-obscenity-33.asp>

 

 

 

 

 

Confusion over jobs to kin of riots victims

Times of India

On September 23, a bench in the HC noticed in its order that state
government’s high-level panel, formed through a resolution, would submit
its …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Confusion-over-jobs-to-kin-of-riots-victims/articleshow/6997577.cms>

 

 

 
Kidnapping: FIR against 6 quashed

Times of India

District and sessions judge PL Ahuja, after checking HC orders, discharged
sector 7 resident Nitin Modi who runs a shop of private finance by the name
of …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Kidnapping-FIR-against-6-quashed/articleshow/6997822.cms>

 

 

 
Chavda declared absconder

Times of India

HC has sought an action taken report against Chavda by December 30. The
government submitted before HC that Chavda was missing since April 10 and
has been …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Chavda-declared-absconder/articleshow/6997560.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

Karnataka: BJP challenges HC order in SC « Janamejayan’s Weblog

By janamejayan

Karnataka: BJP challenges HC order in SC. By janamejayan. NEW DELHI: BJP’s
chief whip in the Karnataka assembly today moved the Supreme Court
challenging the High Court decision allowing impleading of Speaker K G
Bopaiah and Chief …

<http://janamejayan.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/karnataka-bjp-challenges-hc-order-in-sc/>

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t interfere in governance, CJI tells courts

Hindustan Times

Supreme Court Chief Justice SH Kapadia on Friday urged the courts to
refrain from interfering in the governance of the country as otherwise they
would …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Don-t-interfere-in-governance-CJI-tells-courts/Article1-631414.aspx>

 

 

 

 
Courts have to be very strict on frivolous litigation: Chief justice of India

Daily News & Analysis

Lawyers should also be very careful while representing such cases,” the CJI
said addressing the Law Day function at the apex court lawn. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_courts-have-to-be-very-strict-on-frivolous-litigation-chief-justice-of-india_1472638>

 

 

 

 

 

Right to Information Act, 2005: Constitution Bench to decide on

By Selvam

“The case on hand raises important questions of constitutional importance
relating to the position of the CJI and the independence of the judiciary
on the one hand, and on the other, the fundamental right to freedom of
speech and …

<http://newsaboutrtiact.blogspot.com/2010/11/constitution-bench-to-decide-on-rti-vs.html>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ‘minor’ reason for rejecting RTI query

Times of India

The CIC’s order said that since the girl is a minor, she does not come
under the definition of a major as defined under the Indian Majority Act.
The …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/A-minor-reason-for-rejecting-RTI-query-/articleshow/6997903.cms>

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