Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Delhi High Court sought the response of the Central Bureau of Investigation on a bail application by Mumbai lawyer Anand Daga who has been held in connection with an alleged document leak case related to the ongoing probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
  2. Today Solicitors Devang Mehta and Tushar Gujjar have de-merged the group entity ‘SL Partners’ from the Solicis Lex Group and set up an office in Bandra, Mumbai.
  3. Today hearing before a Delhi court in cases connected to the February 2020 Delhi riots, witnessed some interesting exchanges between the Bench and counsel for one of the accused, Khalid Saifi.
  4. Today the Karnataka High Court ordered that a person’s bank accounts be defreezed after noting that the freezing of the bank accounts was not reported by the authorities to the jurisdictional Magistrate.
  5. Today the Kerala High Court has kept in abeyance the stay on a sub-court ruling which had restrained the expulsion of Knanaya Catholic members for marrying a person from outside the Kottayam Archeparchy.
  6. Yesterday The Delhi High Court ruled that parties do not have to be physically present for the registration of a marriage and that it is sufficient that they are present through video conference mode before the concerned Sub-division Magistrate (SDM).
  7. Today The Madras High Court reiterated concerns over there being inadequate facilities for the treatment of mental illness and insufficient funding for mental healthcare in India.
  8. Today the Supreme Court has ruled that a Magistrate does not have the jurisdiction to extend the deadline for completion of investigation and filing of chargesheet in cases under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
  9. Today The Kerala High Court has held that the investigation cannot be said to be incomplete on sending the requisition to the authority concerned to get the analyst report unless it is a case in which the entire prosecution case relies solely on the analyst report.
  10. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court observed that matter of the Union of India remains unattended before the Court and that it appeared that in the State of Uttar Pradesh, the Union of India is not being represented properly and therefore, issued a notice to the Additional Solicitor General of India.
  11. Today the Punjab & Haryana High Court stayed former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini 1arrest and probe in all the FIR except for one (pending before the Supreme Court) till State Assembly Elections scheduled for 2022 are held.
  12. Today The Calcutta High Court heard extensive arguments from senior advocate C.S Vaidyanathan appearing on behalf of BJP MLA Ambika Roy and senior advocate Anindya Kumar Mitra appearing on behalf of TMC MLA Mukul Roy in the plea challenging the appointment of Mukul Roy as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
  13. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court advised the State Government to ensure that at least one primary health center should be established in jail campus having facilities to treat the ailments relating to heart, kidney, liver, etc.
  14. Today The Delhi High Court granted two weeks time to the Delhi Government for deciding the implementation of assurance given by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that the State would pay rent on behalf of tenants if they are unable to do so due to poverty.
  15. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court observed that instead of informing the local police, the act of merely requesting the accused not to commit rape of a minor would amount to the act of aiding as defined and punished under Sections 16 and 17 of the POCSO Act.
  16. Today The Kerala High Court came down heavily on the State’s continued inaction to wipe out the practice of charging gawking wages in the State despite a ban in force and instructions from the Court.
  17. Today The Supreme Court clarified that the suo motu case taken by it to deal with the vacancies in Consumer Commissions is not an impediment to the Bombay High Court in deciding a challenge to the Consumer Protection Rules 2020 framed by the Central Government.
  18. Today The Kerala High Court reduced the sentence of a man, who sexually assaulted his daughter, from imprisonment for life under Sections 376 and 377 IPC to imprisonment for 10 years under Section 377.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre and National Disaster Management Authority on plea filed by a widow, seeking ex-gratia compensation on account of her husband’s death due to Covid-19.
  20. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the mere fact that petitioner-girl is not of marriageable age would not deprive her of the fundamental right as envisaged in the Constitution, being a citizen of India, Directing to grant protection to the minor girl.
  21. Today The Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court quashed a detention order on the ground that it did not contain a stipulation informing the detenue about his right to prefer a representation against his detention by the detaining authority.

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