Today’s Legal Updates:

Friday, 12th November 2021

  1. Today The Supreme Court set aside a Bombay High Court order which had directed the National Testing Agency to hold re-examination for two National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) candidates whose test booklets and OMR sheets had gotten mixed up due to the carelessness of invigilators.
  2. Today The Supreme Court lamented the trend of litigants filing petitions only to withdraw them when they come up for admission.
  3. Today the Bombay High Court told Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik to a higher degree of due diligence is expected of a people’s representative like a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) or a minister when making statements against someone.
  4. Today The Delhi High Court dismissed a public interest litigation filed by Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) challenging Delhi University’s policy to consider only Class XII marks for admission to its colleges.
  5. Yesterday The Gauhati High Court sought the State’s response on its measures taken for the health and welfare of the transgender community.
  6. Today The Supreme Court has held that a High Court cannot place reliance on a “draft chargesheet” which is yet to be placed before the Magistrate, to quash the criminal proceedings in exercise of its powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
  7. Today The Delhi High Court asked the Delhi Police which notification or order was violated by the people attending the Tabhligi Jamaat while staying at Nizamuddin Markaz.
  8. Today Mohak Jaswal, co-accused in the cruise ship ship drug case in which Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan is the prime accused, has been granted bail by Mumbai court.
  9. Yesterday A sessions court in Prayagraj rejected the bail application of Anand Giri accused in the death of Mahant Narendra Giri.
  10. On Tuesday The Jharkhand High Court sought a response from police authorities in Ranchi and Patna in a petition filed on behalf of a lawyer who claimed that he was taken from his residence late at night by the Bihar Police without following due procedure.
  11. Yesterday The Delhi High Court issued notice to Central government and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on a plea seeking formulation of guidelines and policy to make it mandatory for the manufacturers to label all the consumable items not only according to the ingredients used in them but items used in their manufacture as well.
  12. Today A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court against Dulquer Salman starrer “Kurup”, which is said to be based on the life of a proclaimed offender, and “India’s longest wanted fugitive”, Sukumara Kurup.
  13. Today A Mumbai court extended the custody of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till November 15 in relation to the money laundering case against him.
  14. Today The Supreme Court indicated that it was going to initiate contempt proceedings against the Indian Army for failing to grant Permanent Commission (PC) to eleven women officers in line with its previous orders.
  15. Today A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court challenging Union Ministry of Home Affairs’ refusal to provide information on electronic surveillance ordered under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act (IT Act).
  16. Daily wagers were the majority of the people who died by suicide in 2020, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics have revealed.
  17. Today Former MD & CEO of Allahabad Bank Usha Ananthasubramanian has moved the Delhi High Court challenging her termination in 2018 on account of her alleged involvement in the PNB Scam.
  18. Today The hearing in the Lakhimpur Kheri case slated to be held before the Supreme Court was adjourned for Monday next week after the State of Uttar Pradesh sought time.
  19. Today At least 237 lawyers practicing before the Madras High Court have written to the five Supreme Court judges who make up the Collegium, registering their protest against its recommendation to transfer Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee to the Meghalaya High Court.
  20. Today Section 2(1)(o) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) which defines ‘unlawful activity’ has been challenged before the Supreme Court of India.
  21. Today the 23-year-old man booked for allegedly posting rape threats on Twitter against the infant child of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been remanded to police custody by a Mumbai court for five days.
  22. Yesterday The Kerala High Court further extended the term of the two judicial members at the Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT) and directed the registry to place before the Chief Justice a request from the government to select new members.
  23. Today Relying on the testimony of an eye-witness who was stated to have witnessed a murder “through the gap in the wall,” a has framed murder and rioting charges against four men in relation to the 2020 Delhi Riots.

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