Today’s Legal Updates

Wednesday, 10th November 2021

Happy Chhath Puja 2021

  1. Today The Supreme Court hears a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhra riots.
  2. Today Congress leader and Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court, Communal violence is an institutionalised problem and is like lava from a volcano which breeds revenge.
  3. Today The Supreme Court warned states that it would impose costs of ₹2 lakh for not filing status reports in relation to the suo motu matter on infrastructure and vacancies in National and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions.
  4. Today the Kerala High Court observed that False allegations of child molestation against a person, especially a parent, can have ruinous and destructive impact on the accused while overturning the conviction of a father accused of molesting his child.
  5. Today Additional Advocate General of Punjab, Mukesh Berry has tendered his resignation from the post.
  6. Today The Delhi High Court rejected a plea challenging notification passed by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and the Delhi government prohibiting conduct of chhath puja on the banks of river Yamuna in the national capital.
  7. Today The Karnataka High Court held that students who are Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders cannot claim government and non-supernumerary seats in the 2021 Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
  8. Today The Bombay High Court directed the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik to state on affidavit whether he had verified the information about Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede and his family, before putting it out in the public domain through his Twitter handle.
  9. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Border Security Force (BSF) and Central government on a petition filed by a former BSF constable alleging that he was discharged from service after he was found HIV positive.
  10. Today A lawyer has written to Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, urging him to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a sitting High Court judge to probe the recent custodial death of 21-year-old Altaf in a police station in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh.
  11. Today An order of single-judge of the Bombay High Court granting interim relief to Raymond Limited by restraining the sale, circulation and distribution of the autobiography ‘An Incomplete Life’ of Vijaypat Singhania, was set aside by a Division Bench of the High Court.
  12. Today A Delhi Court issued notice in the appeal filed by Sushil Ansal, Gopal Ansal and another convict against the seven-year jail sentence handed to them in the Uphaar Cinema evidence tampering case.
  13. Today The Delhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that round the clock security has been provided to parents of the Delhi Cantonment rape victim.
  14. Today The Kerala High Court held that if any person, whether as passenger or as owner of the vehicle, shares the seat of the driver of a three wheeler goods carriage, the same violates insurance policy conditions.
  15. Today The Delhi High Court passed an injunction order restraining a slew of generic pharmaceutical firms including Windlas Biotech, Natco and Torrent Pharma from manufacturing or selling Valsartan and Sacubitril Tablets, patented in favour of Novartis.
  16. Yesterday Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted the hard work that goes into being a judge on During the Legal Services Day celebrations.
  17. Today The Madras High Court sought a status report from the State government on the measures taken to completely eradicate the practice of manual scavenging.
  18. Today A Mumbai court allowed a plea by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking de-freezing of bank accounts which had been frozen by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after she had been booked in the drug case being probed in relation to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
  19. Yesterday The Delhi High Court dismissed the plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenging an order permitting the inspection of documents by the accused in the INX Media case involving former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti and others.
  20. Today the Kerala High Court held that Order XLI Rule 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure provides for only stay of the proceedings under a decree or stay of execution of the decree and does not empower the appellate court to stay the operation of the judgment.

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