Today’s Legal Updates:

Tuesday, 16th November 2021

  1. Today The Supreme Court has stayed felling of 11,000 tress for the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway till November 26 while sending the matter back to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide the issue afresh on merits. (Citizens of Green Doon v UOI)
  2. Today The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Police to inspect and demarcate the prayer, congregation and hostel areas of the Nizamuddin Markaz in a plea for reopening the same.  (Delhi Waqf Board v. Govt. of NCT Delhi)
  3. Today a appointment of Additional Sessions Judge HS Satbhai has a special judge for hearing criminal cases related to Members of Parliament (MP) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), has been transferred to Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.
  4. Today in the ongoing hearing in a Delhi riots case, the prosecution contended that former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan was in touch with other accused with whom she had no connection and the same only to further the object of conspiracy to commit riots. (Ishrat Jahan v. State)
  5. Today the Himachal Pradesh High Court observed while dismissing a plea to quash an order of the State Road Transport Corporation, people who lose faith in the judiciary are required to be condemned and curbed with strong hands.   (Deepak Raj Sharma v. State of Himachal Pradesh)
  6. Today The Central government has notified the transfer of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari from Allahabad High Court to Madras High Court.
  7. Today More than 100 women lawyers practicing before the Supreme Court have written to the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana and other judges of the Supreme Court requesting them to continue providing the option to appear in cases through virtual mode for lawyers and litigants who wish to avail the same.
  8. Today The Delhi High Court expressed its displeasure over digital news platform Newslaundry offering commentary on the court proceedings in a defamation suit filed against it by TV Today group.  (TV Today Network Limited v News Laundry Media Private Limited)
  9. The Delhi High Court was assured by the Delhi Police last week that no coercive action will be taken against Lokesh Sharma, Officer on Special Duty (Computer Communication Cell) to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, in connection with a phone tapping case.  (Lokesh Sharma vs. State of NCT of Delhi & Ors.)
  10. Today The Supreme Court held that an appeal under Section 30 of the Employees Compensation Act of 1923 against an award passed by the Compensation Commissioner is maintainable only on a substantial question of law.  (Mayan v. Mustafa and Another)
  11. Today The Kerala High Court took strong exception to government red tapism, resulting in a delay of 24 years in constructing a District Court Complex in Idukki, Kerala. (Bar Association v. State of Kerala & Ors)
  12. Today the Bombay High Court has dismissed the bail application filed by Indrani Mukerjea, who is prime accused in the 2015 murder case of her daughter, Sheena Bora.
  13. Today Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is a statutorily maintained body and cannot be interfered with even by the Central Government with regard to the manner in which the CBI investigates a case.
  14. Yesterday the Kerala High Court ruled that regarding organ transplantation laws in India, onthe “swap transplants” will be permissible even if donor and recipient are not near-relatives, provided the organ donor has a special reason.  (Moideenkutty v. District Level Authorisation Committee for Transplantation of Human Organs)
  15. Today the Madras High Court barred the setting up of colleges out of surplus funds from temples in terms of the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959, without the leave of the Court. (TR Ramesh v. State Of Tamil Nadu And Ors)
  16. Today The Supreme Court expressed its dissatisfaction with the Central government’s affidavit regarding a scheme to set up community kitchens throughout the country to tackle hunger and malnutrition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. (Anun Dhawan & ors v. Union of India & ors)
  17. Today A local court in Uttar Pradesh rejected the bail application of Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence where 8 people were killed after being allegedly mowed down by Mishra’s vehicle.
  18. Today The Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition challenging an Andhra Pradesh High Court order which had rejected the plea of a devotee to look into irregularities in pooja and archana at the Venkateswara Swami Vaari Temple at Tirupati.
  19. Today Sandeep Chowdhury, General Counsel of Cab aggregator Ola, has quit after a nine-month stint with the company, MoneyControl reported.
  20. Yesterday the Kerala High Court dismissed a plea by one of the investigating officers, S Vijayan, alleging corrupt transactions between Narayanan and CBI officialsi n the latest development in the decades-long ISRO espionage and conspiracy case involving scientist Nambi Narayanan. (S Vijayan v. Central Bureau of Investigation & Ors.)
  21. Today the Allahabad High Court granted bail to woman, accused of killing her daughter’s lover. (Sulekha v. State of UP)
  22. Today The Supreme Court has stayed a Kerala High Court order which had upheld the reinstatement to service of a rape accused college lecturer who had married the victim.  (The Manager, Ansar Arabic College v. P Shamsudheen)
  23. Today A Foreigners Tribunal order declaring an Indian woman to be a foreigner and ordering her deportation, has been set aside by the Gauhati High Court.  (Smt Puspa Rani Dhar v. The Union of India and Ors)

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