LEGAL NEWS 22.12.2010

Police refused permission to conduct investigations in Pujari murder case

Times of India

… 366, 394 (2) (g), 302, 404, 201, 120 (b) read with 34 of the Indian
Penal Code. Sawant had filed a chargesheet against the suspects on January
12, 2010. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Police-refused-permission-to-conduct-investigations-in-Pujari-murder-case/articleshow/7141621.cms>

Nithari killings: Koli gets fourth death sentence

Sify

CBI special public prosecutor JP Sharma said the court had found Koli
guilty under sections 302, 364, 376 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code. …

<http://www.sify.com/news/nithari-killings-koli-gets-fourth-death-sentence-news-national-kmwquoageeh.html>
Nehru Nagar rape: Witness who found one of the victims deposes

Hindustan Times

… or abducting in order to murder) and 376(2) (f)(commits rape on a woman
when she is under twelve years of age)of Indian Penal Code against the
accused. …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Nehru-Nagar-rape-Witness-who-found-one-of-the-victims-deposes/Article1-641421.aspx>
High Court frees suspected pirates for lack of jurisdiction over high seas

International Law Office

Under Section 69(3) of the Penal Code, life imprisonment is prescribed as
the sentence for the offence of piracy. “On the third day of March 2009
upon the …

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=ba8d556e-f187-402b-a70d-f54abd170d20>
Ghaziabad court awards 10-year RI to ‘terrorist’

Hindustan Times

… was awarded several sentences under under various sections of the
Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, Explosives Act and the Foreigners Act. “He was
also …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Ghaziabad-court-awards-10-year-RI-to-terrorist/Article1-641267.aspx>

70% Women Ignorant Of Their Legal Rights « India Current Affairs

By India Current Affairs

Also A New Criminal Offence Of ‘Dowry Death’ Has Been Incorporated In The
Indian Penal Code. Mr. Rawat Said Other Acts Are Child Marriage Restraint
Act Of 1976, Medical Termination Pregnancy Act Of 1971, Indecent
Representation Of Women …

<http://indiacurrentaffairs.org/70-women-ignorant-of-their-legal-rights/>

Coimbatore top cop faces contempt case for ignoring order

Times of India

Justice K Suguna, who initiated contempt proceedings while hearing a writ
petition filed by Shanmugam, public relations incharge of Rashtriya
Swayamsevak …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Coimbatore-top-cop-faces-contempt-case-for-ignoring-order/articleshow/7141979.cms>

Bombay high court: Action against Adarsh fine, what about officers?

Daily News & Analysis

… in Adarsh or could afford to buy flats here. “Now as it has come to
our notice through a writ petition, we don’t want to leave it,” concluded
the judges.

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_bombay-high-court-action-against-adarsh-fine-what-about-officers_1484334>

Prasar Bharati CEO Lalli suspended

Indiantelevision.com

NEW DELHI: BS Lalli, hitherto Prasar Bharati chief executive officer, has
been suspended following a detailed inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into

<http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k10/dec/dec196.php>

CBI arrests two SC advocates on charges of bribery

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The CBI has arrested two senior advocates of the Supreme Court
for allegedly accepting bribe for granting affiliation to a Ghaziabad-based
Law …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/CBI-arrests-two-SC-advocates-on-charges-of-bribery/articleshow/7139737.cms>

Delhi high court reserves judgement on RK Sharma’s appeal in Shivani Bhatnagar …

Daily News & Analysis

A Division Bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Manmohan Singh reserved
the judgement after hearing arguments from the counsel of the defence as
well as …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_delhi-high-court-reserves-judgement-on-rk-sharma-s-appeal-in-shivani-bhatnagar-murder-case_1484428>

PIL seeks more rent controllers for Madurai

The Hindu

MADURAI: A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the
Madras High Court Bench here claiming that hundreds of civil cases between

<http://www.hindu.com/2010/12/22/stories/2010122266570100.htm>
To stop salary hike of Orissa MLA’s lawyer files PIL

Law et al. News

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Orissa High Court
today against the proposed salary hike and other allowances of the members
of the …

<http://www.lawetalnews.com/NewsDetail.asp?newsid=3137>

Bombay High Court stays recovery of toll tax on incomplete roads

Law et al. News

Admitting a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a city lawyer GC
Singh for early final hearing, the High Court of Bombay, Nagpur bench has
stayed the …

<http://www.lawetalnews.com/NewsDetail.asp?newsid=3142>
Winter schooling reaches court

GreaterKashmir.com (press release)

The Public Interest Litigation Forum convener, Advocate GM Wani filed a PIL
before the Court seeking empowerment of Chief Education Officers to
immediately …

<http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2010/Dec/22/winter-schooling-reaches-court-37.asp>
NGO files petition to ban junk food in schools

Sify

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) In an effort to encourage healthier eating habits
in children, an NGO here has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in
the …

<http://www.sify.com/news/ngo-files-petition-to-ban-junk-food-in-schools-news-health-kmvqklfchjj.html>

Lavasa: HC wants all litigation to be clubbed together

Economic Times

It will also look into various public interest litigation ( PIL )) alleging
that the state government has favoured Lavasa. Hearing will resume on
Wednesday, …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/indl-goods-/-svs/construction/lavasa-hc-wants-all-litigation-to-be-clubbed-together/articleshow/7142447.cms>
Notice to chairman of Plantation Corporation of Kerala

MSN India

Kochi, Dec 21 (PTI) The Kerala High Court today issued a notice to Chairman
of state-owned Plantation Corporation of Kerala (PCK) TJ Anjelose on a PIL

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4725263>

How can Rathore be top cop with molestation charges against him, asks Punjab HC

Indian Express

The court direction came during hearing of a PIL filed by a local advocate
seeking a fresh case against Rathore for abetment to suicide of Ruchika,

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/how-can-rathore-be-top-cop-with-molestation-charges-against-him-asks-punjab-hc/727520/>

After HC rap, NRI-led docs’ group unsure about PIL on Ketan Desai

Ahmedabad Mirror

Saha was represented by his counsel in Gujarat High Court, which heard the
PIL for the first time on December 20. The PIL was filed by the PBT against

<http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/article/3/20101222201012220252282994661020f/After-HC-rap-NRIled-docs%E2%80%99-group-unsure-about-PIL-on-Ketan-Desai.html>

A day after he exposes ‘lapse’, lawyer out of DBA

Times of India

Talking to TOI, Thakur claimed, “I was being pressurized to withdraw a PIL
from high court that stated that advocates in district court were not
paying …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/A-day-after-he-exposes-lapse-lawyer-out-of-DBA/articleshow/7141843.cms>

The Hindu Business Line : Additional affidavit to PIL on Orissa …

Additional affidavit to PIL on Orissa mining scam. CUTTACK: An additional
affidavit has been filed on a vital file containing correspondence and
orders …

<http://www.hinduonnet.com/businessline/blnus/27181821.htm>

PIL questions Chandigarh Police’s laxity in hit and – Welcome to …

The PIL filed by advocate HC Arora alleged that Chandigarh Police either
does not … The PIL has now been kept for further hearing on January 20
next. …

<http://lawetalnews.com/NewsDetail.asp?newsid=3108>

Adarsh, a case of clear manipulation: court

The Hindu

Shocked by the procedure of land grant to the Adarsh Housing Society, the
Bombay High Court on Tuesday called it “a clear-cut manipulation by the

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article969546.ece>

Gujjars agitation continues, Rajasthan High Court dismisses quota demand

SamayLive

The High Court on Wednesday turned down the petition of Rajasthan
government demanding 5% quota for Gujjar community in government jobs. …

<http://english.samaylive.com/regional-news/rajasthan-news/676479546/gujjars-agitation-continues-rajasthan-high-court-dismisses-quota.html>

India Court Rejects Emaar Plea on Games Village, Times Reports

Bloomberg

By Pooja Thakur – Tue Dec 21 12:10:32 GMT 2010 The Delhi High Court
dismissed a suit by Emaar MGF Land Ltd. to stop the Delhi Development
Authority from …

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-21/india-court-rejects-emaar-plea-on-games-village-times-reports.html>
Injunction on firms from infringing trademark of Ashok Leyland

Economic Times

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has granted an injunction to Hinduja group
flagship company Ashok Leyland, prohibiting two Bangalore and Mumbai based
firms …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-company/corporate-trends/injunction-on-firms-from-infringing-trademark-of-ashok-leyland/articleshow/7143764.cms>

High court issues order reinstating senior judge

Times of India

A senior government officer confirmed that the order of the high court was
received by the state government on Tuesday evening. It may be recalled
that the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/High-court-issues-order-reinstating-senior-judge/articleshow/7141919.cms>

Forcible debt recovery from Vidarbha farmers irks high court

Sify

Ingale hoped that the high court’s intervention will give relief to more
than three lakh ‘defaulting’ cotton farmer-debtors of the Land Development
Bank …

<http://www.sify.com/finance/forcible-debt-recovery-from-vidarbha-farmers-irks-high-court-news-default-kmvr4lgbcij.html>

After Supreme Court blow, Naseer Khan gets Orissa high court jolt

Daily News & Analysis

But the high court adjourned the matter to be heard on January 5 next. A
division bench of the Supreme Court had earlier this month cancelled the
bail to …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_after-supreme-court-blow-naseer-khan-gets-orissa-high-court-jolt_1484260>

Court initiates suo motu contempt against Coimbatore police chief

The Hindu

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has initiated suo motu contempt against the
Coimbatore City Police Commissioner for not obeying the court’s directions
in a …

<http://www.hindu.com/2010/12/22/stories/2010122257160100.htm>

Illegal mining in Gir: HC asks principal secy to appear on Jan 21

Indian Express

The Gujarat High Court (HC) on Tuesday ordered the Principal Secretary
(Mines & Minerals) to appear before it on January 21 in connection with a
public …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Illegal-mining-in-Gir–HC-asks-principal-secy-to-appear-on-Jan-21/727951/>

HC orders security for Bir Devinder

Indian Express

In immediate relief for Bir Devinder Singh, former Punjab Assembly Deputy
Speaker, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab
government to …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/IE-Briefs/727924/>

Close down polluting units immediately: HC to GPCB

Times of India

… the situation has not improved substantially, GPCB shall indicate the
reasons why despite such vigil, pollution is not coming down,” reads the HC
order. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Close-down-polluting-units-immediately-HC-to-GPCB/articleshow/7142429.cms>
HC grants interim anticipatory bail to Vice Chairman of BCI

MSN India

Chennai, Dec 21 (PTI) The Madras High Court today granted interim
anticipatory bail to Vice Chairman of Bar Council of India (BCI) R Dhanpal
Raj in …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4727182>

HC gives state four weeks to decide fee disbursement

Hindustan Times

The Maharashtra government has to decide within four weeks whether to
implement the review committee’s suggestion that the fees disbursed for
students …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-gives-state-four-weeks-to-decide-fee–disbursement/Article1-641397.aspx>
Students can take test: HC

Times of India

KOLKATA: Justice Anirudha Bose of Calcutta high court on Tuesday directed
the authorities of Shree Chaitanya College in Habra, North 24-Parganas, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Students-can-take-test-HC/articleshow/7142082.cms>

Division bench can hear 3 PILs on Taj corridor case: HC

Hindustan Times

PTI An Allahabad High Court bench on Tuesday held it has jurisdiction to
hear and decide on three PILs, challenging dropping of charges against
Uttar …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Division-bench-can-hear-3-PILs-on-Taj-corridor-case-HC/Article1-641226.aspx>
Bappi Lahiri moves Delhi HC against ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’

Spicezee

New Delhi: Bollywood`s veteran music composer-cum-singer Bappi Lahiri, who
was upset with a cartoon character in the film ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’, …

<http://spicezee.zeenews.com/articles/story78180.htm>
HC passes interim orders on poll petition

Deccan Herald

Karnataka High Court today passed interim orders based on concessions and
suggestions submitted by State Election Commission (SEC) and state
government on …

<http://www.deccanherald.com/content/122563/hc-passes-interim-orders-poll.html>
Sohrabuddin: HC reserves order on bail pleas of Yashpal, Ajay

Indian Express

The Gujarat High Court (HC) has reserved its order on the anticipatory bail
applications of Yashpal Chudasama and Ajay Patel , both accused in the …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Sohrabuddin–HC-reserves-order-on-bail-pleas-of-Yashpal–Ajay/727944/>
HC sets terms for Kaavalan release

Sify

The Madras High Court has permitted the release of Vijay’s Kaavalan on
certain conditions. It means the film will now surely release for Pongal
2011. …

<http://www.sify.com/movies/hc-sets-terms-for-kaavalan-release-news-tamil-kmwkVjjjgdj.html>

Delhi HC Seeks CBI Reply on Darbari’s Bail Plea

Outlook

The Delhi High Court today sought a response from CBI on a bail plea filed
by former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials S Darbari and M

<http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?705868>
HC: CM’s action right

Times of India

Bangalore: A vacation division bench of the Karnataka high court headed by
Justice Ram Mohan Reddy on Tuesday dismissed a PIL challenging the action
of the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/HC-CMs-action-right/articleshow/7141730.cms>
HC commutes death sentence to lifer for beheading girl

MSN India

Cuttack, Dec 21 (PTI) The Orissa High Court today commuted the death
sentence of a man, who beheaded his 9-year-old granddaughter to appease a
deity for …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4727004>

HC fines diamond workers’ body for frivolous PIL

Indian Express

A Division Bench of the HC comprising Chief Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya and
Justice KM Thaker said the petition is not public interest. …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-fines-diamond-workers-body-for-frivolous-pil/727953/>
HC asks UP Bar Council to assure there won”t be court boycott

MSN India

Allahabad, Dec 21 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today asked Uttar Pradesh
Bar Council to file an affidavit giving the assurance that in the event of
any …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4726717>
HC bans vehicle entry in markets

Times of India

NAGPUR: In yet another instance of judiciary getting tough on poor
governance, the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Tuesday came down
heavily on NMC and …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/HC-bans-vehicle-entry-in-markets/articleshow/7141873.cms>

Ban on parking in T Nagar: HC order not executed

Express Buzz

Members of association were demanding immediate action on the HC order. V
Shyam Anand, a resident, said due to illegal parking in the area “we are
not able …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/ban-on-parking-in-t-nagar-hc-order-not-executed/233322.html>
HC vacates ban on Micromax brand ‘Bling’

Hindustan Times

Providing relief to Micromax Bling, the Delhi high court has vacated its
previous order restraining Micromax from using ‘Bling’ as its mobile phone
brand …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-vacates-ban-on-Micromax-brand-Bling/Article1-641381.aspx>
Haryana Janhit Congress defection: Punjab and Haryana HC asks speaker to …

Indlaw.com

20.12.2010 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court directed Haryana
Assembly Speaker Harmohinder Singh Chatha to decide within four months on
petitions …

<http://www.indlawnews.com/Newsdisplay.aspx?f2ea04f7-38b6-41c3-a57c-cd577a08ba71>
HC clears 72-storey bldg at Dalal Estate

Hindustan Times

The construction of a 72-storey building near Mumbai Central station got
the go-ahead after the Bombay high court dismissed a petition challenging
the …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-clears-72-storey-bldg-at-Dalal-Estate/Article1-641384.aspx>

Parents allege trust abetted boy’s suicide

Times of India

They need to be handed over to families after inquiry by CWC I and II,
Bangalore Urban district. There is some urgency as Suresh and Latha are
reportedly …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Parents-allege-trust-abetted-boys-suicide/articleshow/7141740.cms>

State submits maps ‘seized’ from Faheem

Times of India

The trial court had said that there was no evidence against the duo to hold
them guilty of conspiracy charges. Nikam has argued that the state had
produced …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/State-submits-maps-seized-from-Faheem/articleshow/7142032.cms>

Be RTI friendly, state info tsar tells NMC

Times of India

As a result, more and more appeals are preferred to the CIC, increasing the
burden on the body. Commending the initiative of Patil, advocate Tushar …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Be-RTI-friendly-state-info-tsar-tells-NMC/articleshow/7141715.cms>

Regulations mooted for real estate sector

Times of India

MUMBAI: With 11 of the 130-odd complaints it has received pertaining to
real estate, the investigative wing of the Competition Commission of India
(CCI) has …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Regulations-mooted-for-real-estate-sector/articleshow/7136095.cms>

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