Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Allahabad High Court has granted interim protection from arrest to former Uttar Pradesh (UP) Governor, Dr. Aziz Qureshi in a sedition case which was registered against him for his alleged derogatory remarks against UP government headed by Yogi Adityanath.
  2. Today the Supreme Court ruled that Courts should not order DNA tests on individuals as a matter of routine but should do so only in deserving cases where there is an eminent need for such tests.
  3. Today the Rajasthan High Court held that it is a well settled position of law that in a transfer application, Courts are required to give more consideration to the convenience of female litigants.
  4. Yesterday The Supreme Court imposed interim costs of ₹ 7 lakh on State of Uttar Pradesh in connection with a 19-year-old encounter killing case, while deprecating the State for its attempt to shield its own police officers.
  5. Today he Allahabad High Court has directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to ensure fair investigation and take immediate action against the policemen accused of torturing former Army officer Sardar Resham Singh in May this year.
  6. Today a Civil Court in Chennai allowed Dr. Prateep V Phillip, IPS, Director General of Police (Training) to wear on his retirement day, the name badge and cap he wore while he was on the line of fire when former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at Sriperumpadur.
  7. Today The Madras High Court passed a detailed judgment on the scope of appeals under Section 13 of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015.
  8. Yesterday The Gujarat High Court suspended a life imprisonment sentence ordered by the CBI Court, Ahmedabad against Dinubhai Bogabhai Solanki, a former Member of Parliament representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and granted him bail during pendency of the appeal.
  9. Today A Mumbai Court has issued process against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in a plea by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Deshmukh’s non-appearance in response to the investigating agency’s summons in the money laundering case.
  10. Today The Bombay High Court refused to grant ad-interim relief to Shiv Sena leader and former Member of Parliament Anandrao Adsul in his plea challenging the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.
  11. Yesterday The Delhi High Court sought response from the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging the appointment of Sujan R Chinoy as the Director General of the institute.
  12. Today The Kerala High Court held that individuals cannot be barred from donating organs merely for the reason that they are poor.
  13. Today The Supreme Court issued notice to the Central government on a plea challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 which lays down that adoptive mothers will be eligible for maternity leave only if they adopt children who are less than 3 months old.
  14. The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Esplanade, Mumbai sought remarks from the Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri in the transfer petition filed by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut seeking transfer of lyricist Javed Akhtar’s criminal complaint to any other Magistrate on grounds of bias.
  15. Today The Delhi High Court held that preventive detention based only on suspicion stemming from a person’s past activity can be allowed only when there is a live link between the activity and the need for his detention.
  16. Today The Supreme Court issued notice to the Central government on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition challenging the insistence on submitting Aadhaar details on CoWIN portal for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
  17. Today the Bombay High Court in two separate IPR cases of Justice Gautam Patel pulled up the defendants for flouting the orders of the Court as well as undertakings given to the Court.
  18. Today The Supreme Court took exception to the Rajasthan High Court’s orders directing its registry to not list bails, appeals, applications for suspension of sentence and revisions as “extremely urgent” matters.
  19. Today The Supreme Court took objection to the stance of the farmers who are continuing protests against three farm laws despite challenging the validity of the same before courts including Supreme Court.
  20. Today The Kerala High Court held that financial dependency is not the sole criterion for legal representatives of the deceased to claim compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
  21. Today The National Company Law Tribunal at Mumbai directed Zee Entertainment to consider the requisition put by INVESCO Developing Markets Fund, the largest shareholder in Zee, to hold an extra-ordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM).

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