Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Toda Justice Sujata Manohar (Former Supreme Court judge) has been awarded Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honour.
  2. On Sunday The Allahabad High Court sat to hear a Habeas Corpus petition (Raj Kesharwani Through His Mother Suman Kesharwani v. State of UP).
  3. Today Twitter India has appointed Vinay Prakash as its new interim Resident Grievance Officer.
  4. The Calcutta High Court granted an interim order restraining tax authorities from deducting tax on source on the basis of Section 194N of the Income Tax Act till September 30, 2021.
  5. On Friday the Calcutta High Court restrained the West Bengal Police from arresting a BJP Leader, who was earlier with TMC, in connection with 13 FIRs registered against him within a span of 30 days just after the announcement of West Bengal State Assembly results, Noting that the uncanny timing of the FIRs cannot be lightly brushed aside.
  6. For more than 250 million school-going children in India, schools have remained mostly shut for the past 16 months. This extended closure is causing and has already caused immense harm to our children, especially in the early years.
  7. On Saturday the second National Lok Adalat of the year was held across Legal Services Authorities across the country under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the guidance of Justice UU Lalit.
  8. On Saturday the Jammu & Kashmir High Court held Mere disrespect to Indian National Anthem is not an offence Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971 (Act) unless the conduct of such person amounts to preventing the singing of Indian National Anthem or causing disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing.
  9. Yesterday a rarest of rare case which shook the social conscience of the society, a Court in Kolhapur, Maharashtra sentenced a 35-yr old man to death sentence for brutally murdering his mother, eviscerating her body organs with an intention to eat them.
  10. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court has decided to resume physical hearing from 14th July.
  11. The Chhattisgarh High Court arrived at a computation to calculate the delay in filing the charge sheet, where the date of arrest is to be excluded and the date when charge-sheet was filed is to be included. It also held that the grant of default bail is an indefensible right under Section 167(2) CrPC and the same cannot be defeated by filing a subsequent charge sheet.
  12. The Chhattisgarh High Court has observed that the undertrial prisoners who are facing trial for offences investigated by specialized agencies, cases involving riots, anti-national activities, UAPA etc., are not entitled for release under the High Powered Committee Guidelines.
  13. Today The Delhi High Court has modified a bail condition for deposit of surety bond to deposit of a personal bond instead, on account of the accused being a labourer lacking the financial resources for a surety bond.
  14. Last week The Allahabad High Court ‘consciously’ declined to hear an advocate appearing for the complainant in a bail hearing who was standing in “some noisy and hustling area” and thus, the Court was finding it extremely difficult to gather anything as to what he was arguing.
  15. On Friday The Calcutta High Court while hearing a plea for quashing of charge sheet reprimanded the concerned Investigating Officer for conducting a ‘biased, wholly misdirected and fully tainted’ investigation in order to shield the actual offenders.
  16. Today The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that it has directed all the State and Union Territories to continue to strictly follow the ‘National Directives for COVID-19 Management’ throughout the Country.
  17. Today The Allahabad High Court has observed that merely because there is no specific provision to suspend a member of the Permanent Lok Adalat, it does not mean that one cannot be suspended even when there are such serious charges against him/her.
  18. Yesterday The Kerala High Court stayed the show-cause notices issued to Lakshadweep inhabitants to demolish their buildings within 2 days on the ground that they were constructed on government land.
  19. The Kerala High Court has held that a civil suit for mandatory injunction is maintainable against a licensee to vacate the property on termination of license, despite the availability of other modes of eviction.
  20. Today the Punjab and Haryana High Court closed a petition by way of which it was monitoring the pandemic situation of the tri-city i.e. Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Upon noting that the second wave of Covid-19 has substantially declined.

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