Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Supreme Court issued notice to the Central government, Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED), Sanjay Kumar Mishra, and Central Vigilance Commission on a plea challenging the retrospective change in appointment order of Mishra by which his tenure was increased from two years to three years.
  2. Today The Supreme Court  ordered that coercive recovery of money from promoters of New Delhi Television (NDTV), Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy shall not be a pre-condition to hear the appeal filed by Roys in Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) in the case concerning failure to disclose price sensitive information to shareholders.
  3. On Today the Supreme Court said seeking the response of the Central government, Facebook and WhatsApp in a plea challenging the privacy policy, “Indian citizens have grave apprehensions regarding the privacy concerns posed by the new privacy policy introduced by messaging app, WhatsApp.”
  4. Today The Karnataka High Court made it clear that it cannot remain silent if Bar Associations resort to passing illegal resolutions.
  5. The Bombay High Court is hearing the bail plea filed by former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta in the TRP scam case being investigated by the Mumbai Police.
  6. The Advocates Association Bengaluru (AAB) has registered its strong protest and dissatisfaction after the Karnataka High Court initiated contempt proceedings against Bar Associations and its office bearers which boycotted court work.
  7. The Delhi Gymkhana Club (Club) by restricting membership to select few and conferring benefits on chosen members is perpetuating apartheid in violation of Constitutional goals of social justice and equality, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
  8. B Sriram has joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) as a Senior Advisor in the Financial Institutions Group (FIG).
  9. The Madras High Court recently made pertinent observations about civil cases being passed off as criminal cases by “persons with vested interests” the Court has cautioned that magistrates are duty-bound to examine whether the allegations made constitute any cognizable criminal offence before ordering investigation under Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
  10. The Madras High Court recently remarked during the hearing of a case (A Lakshmanan v. State) ‘It is high time that stakeholders in the judiciary refrain from making allegations against judicial officers without any basis’.
  11. The Madras High Court recently observed that It is high time to rethink the assumption that in motor vehicle accidents, the driver of the bigger vehicle would be primarily responsible for the accident.
  12. On today The Delhi High Court sought a status report from the Central government in relation to the steps taken by it to fill the vacancies at National Commission for Minorities.
  13. On Today The Supreme Court, granted interim protection from arrest to Prashant Raju, accused in the Sandalwood Drug case.
  14.  Today The Bombay High Court quashed the complaint registered by the Mumbai Police against Meetu Singh, sister of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
  15. Lawyer and activist Nikita Jacob has moved an application before the Bombay High Court apprehending arrest pursuant to a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the Delhi Police against unknown persons in connection with the “toolkit” related to farmers protests.
  16. Justice PB Sawant, a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India has passed away, reportedly following a cardiac arrest this morning. Justice Sawant was 90 years old.
  17. Detailed interrogation of Disha Ravi is required to get information with respect to pro-Khalistan group Poetic Justice Foundation and their active members, Delhi Police told a Delhi Court yesterday while seeking the custody of the 21-year-old environmental activist from Bangalore.
  18. The Supreme Court today allowed journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested en route to covering the Hathras gang-rape, to visit his ailing mother in Kerala for five day.
  19. The right of animals to get protection from human beings inflicting unnecessary pain on them is a right guaranteed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, (PCA), the Karnataka High Court reiterated last week.
  20. The Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) of the Supreme Court has found one Ashok Saini, the clerk of an advocate, guilty of sexual harassment within the precincts of the top court.
  21. The Madras High Court made an impassioned appeal to the Government to prohibit alcohol, while observing that alcohol consumption is the root cause for many evils and numerous offences committed, especially against women and children .
  22. ‘Not Unusual That A Girl Of 16 Years Falls In Love With A Boy Aged 24 Years Or Vice Versa’ : HP High Court Grants Bail In POCSO Case.
  23. 225 Illegal Brick Kilns Operational In A Single District Of Rajasthan: NGT Constitutes Committee For Taking Immediate Action.
  24. Rajasthan Govt. Amends ‘Rajasthan Prisons Rules 1951’ Removing Provisions Allowing Caste/Religion-Based Allocation Of Labour In Jails.
  25. Delhi High Court Dismisses With Cost Plea Seeking Criminal Prosecution Of DG BSF Rakesh Asthana Under PC Act.
  26. Kerala High Court Directs Govt To Take Decision On Bringing Online Gambling Under Kerala Gaming Act.
  27. While Declining Bail To Juvenile Take Into Account Social Investigation Report & Not Merely Police Report: Punjab & Haryana High Court Directs JJ Boards.
  28. Bennet Coleman and Company has sent a legal notice to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) alleging illegal and fraudulent viewership data manipulation, and tampering of Television Rating Points (TRP) of Times Now, and has sought for a compensation of more than 400 crores for the same.
  29. Noting that the right to lead a secured life would never include in it any right to lead a specially secured life, unless the special need is assessed and acknowledged by the State, the Bombay High Court recently dismissed a plea filed by the National President of BJP Minority Morcha, Jamal Anwar Siddiqui seeking ‘X’ – category security.
  30. The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) last month permitted the termination of pregnancy of a 15-year-old girl from Virudhunagar district while underlining that if a choice is given to the foetus now in the womb of the minor, it would definitely proclaim that it would not wish to be born.
  31. The Kerala High Court has directed the State Government and the Cochin Corporation to take time-bound steps to develop car-parking area for the Court by acting on a proposal made by the Railways to lease out a portion of its land near the Salim Rajan Road.
  32. Holding a coaching institute liable for ‘deficiency of service’ under the Consumer Protection Act, the District Consumer Redressal Forum at Bengaluru has directed it to refund the fee collected from a father whose daughter failed in the class 9 exams.
  33. A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court drawing the Court’s attention to the issue of huge pendency of matters and non listing of cases before the Patna High Court.
  34. The Punjab & Haryana High Court last week directed the Juvenile Justice Boards across the States of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Territory, Chandigarh to record their reason for declining bail to a Juvenile and the circumstances that led to such a decision.
  35. The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Chief Election Commissioner and leaders of prominent political parties in a contempt petition filed for alleged failure to publish the criminal antecedents of candidates in the Bihar Assembly elections held in November 2020.
  36. The Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking extension of tenure of incumbent Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board Justice Manmohan Singh.
  37. Karnataka High Court : Right to live in a healthy and clean atmosphere and right to get protection from human beings against inflicting unnecessary pain or suffering is a right guaranteed to the animals under Section 3 and Section 11 of the PCA Act read with Article 51- A(g) and (h) of the Constitution of India.

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