LEGAL NEWS 28.07.2011

Lokayukta wants governor to take criminal action


Times ofIndia


… the Lokayukta said he recommended prosecution of the CM and ministers

in accordance with various laws – Prevention of Corruption Act, Indian

Penal Code,ForestAct and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation)

Act. A copy of the report was …






Driver gets 2-year jail for fatal accident


Indian Express


Gurjit has been held guilty on charges of rash and negligent driving under

Sections 279 and 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). As per the

prosecution, Marwaha was on her way to office on her Kinetic. When she

approached the Sector 43 roundabout, …






Lokpal Bill a threat to democracy says Tewari


Daily News & Analysis


Moreover, we have had a plethora of laws in the Indian Penal Code; one

additional law won’t change things,” he said. “To stop corruption, we

need a set of measures, not an independent measure like a lokpal. Lokpal

will create tyranny of the unelected,” …





Second wife can also sue husband for bigamy, says SC




The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman with whom second marriage is

performed is also entitled to drag the man to court under section 494 of

the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which makes bigamy a criminal offence,

punishable with a jail term of maximum …





Sampath murder: Court slams CBI


KOCHI: TheErnakulam Principal Sessions Courton Wednesday asked whether

the hands of the CBI team probing the custodial death of Sampath were tied.

Judge B Kemal Pasha orally observed that the submission in the affidavit by

the CBI created such a …





Police approach sessions court for dying declaration


Times ofIndia


PANAJI: Panaji police have filed an application before the district

sessions court to provide a copy of crime branch constable Chandru Gawas’

dying declaration. The application was filed after the JMFC rejected the

police request as the special …





Teesta breather




Ahmedabad, July 27: Rights activist Teesta Setalvad, who faces allegations

of levelling false charges against someGujaratriots accused, today got a

breather when a sessions court reserved its order till August 2 on her

anticipatory bail plea. …




Court seeks police officers’ version on lawyer’s detention


Indian Express


The Bombay High Court has directed four police personnel, including an

assistant commissioner of police, to file affidavits in response to a writ

petition that they had illegally detained a lawyer practising in the Pune

district court. …





Relief to Vilasrao as court dismisses petition against him


The Hindu


“I had filed a writ petition with two prayers: that the fine amount of

Rs. 10 lakhs be recovered from Mr. Deshmukh and that he be inducted as a

co-accused along with the Sananda family,” Ketan Tirodkar told The Hindu.

But the Division Bench of Justices …





Contempt plea planned against MSPL




The Samiti had approached the High Court (writ petition 5713/2009) against

leasing out of the tank to the mining company. The Court, on April 11, 2011

passed an order prohibiting any activity including construction of

buildings in the tank, …





Law secy passes buck to chief minister’s office


Times ofIndia


Rodrigues said that in a writ petition in the high court ofBombayatGoa,

where the state and corporation of city ofPanajiwere also parties, the AG

had chosen to appear and represented a private party, which resulted in

alleged misconduct. …




Ambedkar lesson for JNU & DU in court




New Delhi, July 27: The country would not have had a BR Ambedkar and its

“brilliant Constitution” if he was denied college admission over low

marks, the Supreme Court said today, criticising JNU andDelhiUniversity

for failing to fill OBC quotas. …




Reservation is a hard reality, general category should understand it: SC


Times ofIndia


PTI | Jul 27, 2011, 08.41PM IST NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today said

reservation in educational institutions and jobs for the backward class is

hard reality and students of general category should understand it. “We

know what students (of general …





SC rejects Narmada Bachao Andolan demand to give land to landless labourers


A bench comprising Justices JM Panchal, Deepak Verma and BS Chauhan in

their judgement noted that the demand of the appellant was neither

contemplated by the Madhya Pradesh government, nor it was compatible with

the relief and rehabilitation scheme. …





Hina defends 26/11 trial delay, says Pak legal process slow like India




Pakistanhas a judicial process similar toIndiabecause of which there has

been slow progress in trial on 26/11 Mumbai attacks back in her country,

said its Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday. Khar, on her

first visit toIndiaas the …





Proxy PIL invites High Court’s Ire


Law et al. News


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 75000 on a real

estate consultant for filing a “Private Interest Litigation” in the

guise of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL). Petitioner SK Chatterjee, a

real estate consultant has claimed that …




HC orders CBI probe into CMO murders, sets 3-month deadline


Times ofIndia


The public interest litigation (PIL) seeking CBI probe into alleged scam in

the implementation of NRHM in entire state will be taken up on Thursday.

The decision on the two murders and NRHM scam inLucknowcame on the PIL

seeking CBI probe into the two …




Censor kills creative freedom?


Times ofIndia


Following the Allahabad High Court’s issuing of notices on the Public

Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on the so-called ‘controversial’

song DK Bose… from the runaway hit Delhi Belly, filmgoers and members of

the general public are once again …






Additional district judges empowered to decide NDPS cases


Indian Express


… Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The development

took place during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL)

arising out of a suo motu notice taken by the High Court on a letter

written by a lower court judge. …






Autos overcharge, so why not GPS as in radio cabs: HC


Indian Express


While dismissing a PIL challenging the legal validity of the transport

department’s notification in this regard, a division bench of Chief Justice

Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna also held that the court would

entertain such a plea only when an …





Orissa HC notice to govt on use of Mahanadi water


Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state

government asking it to file counters within two weeks on a PIL filed by

the Mahanadi Bachao Andolan (MBA) in May this year seeking judicial

intervention against diversion ofMahanadi…





Derogatory Word to be Removed from caste Certificates


A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was

hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) stating that the revenue

department of theDelhigovernment used the word ‘Valmiki’ till 2010, but

then replaced it with the term …




Game over for comfort




We have filed a PIL in the HC, seeking removal of the urinals from the

entry to Jungpura A,” said Monu Chaddha, Jungpura RWA president. The

waterless urinals built by the civic agency have been vandalised and

residents can’t use them due to lack of …





Adarsh society bank accounts will remain frozen: High court


Daily News & Analysis


Meanwhile, the same bench, while hearing a PIL filed by social worker

Pravin Wategaonkar seeking to invoke Prevention of Money Laundering Act

(PMLA) in Adarsh Society case, directed CBI to file a fresh status report

by August 2. …




“Delhi Belly” – Union raises issues of maintainability


Law et al. News


The said Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by Dr. Ajay Seth

ofJabalpuralleging that the language and scenes shown in the film are

highly obscene and shouldn’t be shown in cinema halls, and that therefore,

the movie should be banned in …




Sex workers up by 50 per cent in Indian cities: Study




The Centre asked the court to reconsider nomination of NGO Darbar Mahila

Samanwaya Committee to the committee, as it had filed a PIL in the high

court challenging certain provisions of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention)






Fixed tenure hiring policy may breed graft, says HC


Ahmedabad Newsline


Ahmedabad The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday refused to accept contention

of the state government to consider a Public Interest Litigation (PIL)

challenging its policy to recruit young people on fixed salary for five

years, as a service matter. …




OBC admissions case referred to CJI for posting before another Bench


The Hindu


Justices RV Raveendran and AK Patnaik made the request to the CJI after

senior counsel PP Rao, appearing for an intervener, suggested that the case

be heard by a Bench which includes Justice Dalveer Bhandari, who, in his

judgment in the OBC quota case, …





Calcutta High Court judge refuses to hear plea of Tata Motors’ challenge


By Archisman Dinda, Correspondent Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court judge,

Justice Soumitra Pal refused to hear plea of the Tata Motors’ challenge on

the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act any further on Tuesday

citing personal reasons. …




High Court frees detained Sri Lankan


CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered a Sri Lankan called

Joseph Canute Sripalan Peeris, who was detained at the city airport for

figuring in the Interpol’s wanted list a month ago, be set free

after it deemed his detention as an …–detained–sri-lankan/170880-60-120.html






FM channels ecstatic after Mumbai court verdict


Mumbai: Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High

Court ruled that they don’t have to pay separate royalty to composers and

lyricists for broadcasting their songs, but the musicians are unhappy. The

high court ruled that the …





High Court puts on hold out-of-turn promotions of top MCD officials


Indian Express


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said four Deputy Commissioners (DC) of

the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) may still be in service in

violation of the law. It was referring to the appointment of the officials,

who were elevated after allegedly …




HC stays Baalu’s eviction from T Nagar office


Times ofIndia


CHENNAI: TR Baalu, Lok Sabha member from Sriperumbudur, can retain his

office at T Nagar for two more weeks, with the Madras HC staying the

eviction notice issued by Chennai Corporation. Justice V Dhanapalan asked

authorities to file their counter …





HC quashes two cases against Sun Pictures COO Saxena


Times ofIndia


CHENNAI: TheMadrashigh court has quashed two cases that were filed

against Sun Pictures COO Hans Raj Saxena as both petitioners withdrew their

complaints. Passing orders on the matter on Wednesday, Justice T

Sudanthiram said, “In both the cases, …





Jagan case: HC refuses to reveal contents of CBI report


Business Standard


The Andhra Pradesh High Court today rejected the request for sharing the

contents of the preliminary report submitted by the Central Bureau of

Investigation (CBI) while allowing time for the counsel of Kadapa MP YS

Jagan Mohan Reddy and other …





HC reinstates University Hindi department HoD


HYDERBAD: Justice G Chandriah of the AP High Court on Wednesday suspended

the order ofAndhraUniversitywhich removed the head of the Hindi

department. The judge made the interim order while admitting a writ

petition filed by Dr. Seeta Lakshmi who was …






Released inmates don’t return: HC


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: After the state informed theBombayhigh court that it was unable

to trace the fellow prisoners of an inmate who died in the Thane Central

prison in 1966 allegedly due to torture, the HC said that prisoners do not

return once they are released. …






Onus on citizens to ensure cleanliness: HC


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: Citizens should be responsible while disposing of garbage and must

avoid littering on the streets, theBombayhigh court stated on Wednesday

even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed that it has

restored the clean-up drive …






Badalpur villagers challenge land acquisition in HC


Times ofIndia


ALLAHABAD: About 50 villagers of Badalpur filed a writ petition in the

Allahabad High Court on Wednesday challenging the notification for

acquisition of their land by the Greater Noida Authority and the state

government. Badalpur is the native village …






Rohtang Tunnel labourers’ deaths: HC seeks report


Indian Express


The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Border Roads

Organisation Manali — a Central government agency executing the

prestigious Rohtang Tunnel project — Kullu deputy commissioner and

private construction M/s Garg & Garg …–deaths–HC-seeks-report/823325/




Remove temple if built without permission, HC tells civic body


Times ofIndia


AHMEDABAD: TheGujarathigh court has ordered the civic body to demolish an

allegedly illegal religious construction in Vejalpur area by September 1,

if the trustee of the temple and the residential society situated beside

fails to establish that it …




Delhi HC directs Railways to introduce bio-toilets, rehabilitate scavengers


27.7.2011 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today directed the Indian Railways to

introduce bio-toilets in the trains and rehabilitate thousands of

scavengers engaged for doing the menial job. A bench comprising Chief

Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjive …






Prove marriage to victim: Bombay HC to rape accused


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: “Show us your marriage certificate,” was the Bombay High Court’s

one-line directive to an aspiring actor who had been accused of rape by his

26-year-old model girlfriend. Twenty-four-year-old Dipesh Pareek’s lawyer

told the court that the rape …




HC asks prison to serve non-veg food




TheBombayhigh court on Wednesday asked prison administrations in the

state to provide inmates with non-vegetarian food at least twice a week. A

division bench of justice Ranjana Desai and justice RV More expressed shock

when they were told that …





HC reserves order on bail plea of 3 accused in CWG scam




PTI The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the

anticipatory bail pleas of three promoters of private companies who are

evading arrest in CWG scam. Anil Kumar Madan and Purushottam Dev Arya, the

two promoters of Faridabad-based Gem …




Circulate expert report on abandoned mines in state: HC to govt


Times ofIndia


NAGPUR: Taking serious cognizance of the illegal mining that continues

unabated in the state, theNagpurbench of theBombayhigh court on Monday

directed theMaharashtragovernment to circulate a report prepared by an

expert slamming the concerned …




Preserving Ravi Varma”s paintings: HC criticises govt


PTI | 07:07 PM,Jul 27,2011Kochi, Jul 27 (PTI) Kerala High Court today

observed that preserving the paintings of renowned Kerala artist Raja Ravi

Varma deserves the attention of the Union government at the “highest

level.” The observation was made by a …





HC to issue fresh chargesheet against Jayarajan


KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday decided to issue a fresh

chargesheet to MV Jayarajan, against whom the court had initiated contempt

of court proceedings. The court decided to issue a fresh chargesheet after

the court-appointed prosecutor S …





Delhi HC upholds right to education to a child is paramount


27.7.2011 (UNI) In a third incidence in a row of violation of Right to

Education to a girl child the Delhi High Court today directed theDelhi

Government to admit a girl who is being denied admission to schools because

she has come to the capital from …





Sugar mills Vs UP govt: SC stays HC order till Aug 5


Published on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 20:14 | Source : PTI The Supreme Court

today stayed till August 5 the Allahabad High Court order in the dispute

between leading sugar producers, including Bajaj Hindusthan , Balrampur

Chini , and the UP government on …




SC upholds lifer for five TD men




The top court found nothing wrong in the judgements of the trial court and

the AP High Court in convicting Gusu Ramachandra Reddy, his two brothers

— Jayarami Reddy and Jayaranga Reddy — and Rameshwar Reddy and Rajgopal

Reddy, son of Ramachandra …




CIC fines CBI official 5000 for delay in providing info on Ambanis


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has slapped Rs 5000

fine on a CBI official for delay in providing information. The CBI failed

to disclose why it had not named the Ambani brothers in its chargesheet in

the call re-routing case. …




UPSC has to disclose marks, rules CIC


The Central Information Commission(CIC),recently, directed Union Public

Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts civil service exam all over

India, …




Reliance-Bharti AXA deal gets CCI approval




The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Tuesday cleared the bid by

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to acquire Bharti group’s stake in Bharti AXA

life and general insurance companies, its first order on mergers and

acquisitions (M&As) since it …






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