Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Supreme Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to grant protection to the witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which eight persons were allegedly mowed down by the four-wheeler of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni.
  2. Today The Supreme Court of India will deliver its judgment tomorrow on a batch of petitions seeking probe into the Pegasus surveillance scandal.
  3. Today The Supreme Court has reiterated that a curative petition filed before the top court has to be necessarily accompanied by a certificate from a Senior Advocate certifying that the case is covered in terms of the guidelines laid down in the case of ‘Rupa Ashok Hurra’.
  4. Today TV Today Network (TVTN) has filed a suit before the Delhi High Court against the digital news platform Newslaundry and its Founder-Directors alleging defamation, commercial disparagement and copyright infringement.
  5. Today The Bombay High Court granted an interim injunction in favour of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in the civil suit moved by Zee challenging the requisition notice sent by its largest shareholder Invesco Developing Markets Fund to convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM).
  6. Today Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi made submissions on behalf of Aryan Khan (Shahrukh Khan son) who had sought for bail from the Bombay High Court in the cruise ship drug case.
  7. Today The Supreme Court reiterated that cloaking a civil dispute with a criminal nature in a bid to get quicker relief is an abuse of the process of law which must be discouraged.
  8. Today The West Bengal government has banned the manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of gutkha and panmasala containing tobacco and/ or nicotine as ingredients, for a period of one year.
  9. Today the Delhi High Court said while denying interim relief to TATA sons which had filed a plaint seeking permanent injunction against two companies based in the US and UK dealing in crypto currencies, the Trademarks Act and the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) operates only within the boundaries of India.
  10. The Gujarat High Court has opposed the plea before the Supreme Court to make access to virtual hearings a fundamental right, stating that demanding access to courts through video conferencing as a matter of fundamental right is a stretch since it is neither feasible nor viable to continue virtually.
  11. Today The Allahabad High Court granted bail to a man accused of offences under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) after 21 kilograms (42 packets) of charas was allegedly recovered from him.
  12. Today The Delhi High Court lamented the Centre’s lackadaisical approach in complying with the Court’s earlier orders to file their response in a case concerning “serious allegations against government officers.”
  13. Today The Delhi High Court refused to quash a First Information Report (FIR) against a man who was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly trying to extort ₹10 lakhs from his friend by threatening to leak an obscene video.
  14. Today The Kerala High Court held that it is not unconstitutional or violative of an individual’s fundamental rights for universities and colleges to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for students physically attending classes.
  15. The family of Uthra, a 25-year-old differently-abled woman who was killed by snake-bite has reportedly approached the Kerala High Court challenging the trial court’s decision to not award the death penalty to Uthra’s husband, Sooraj, who was recently convicted and sentenced to life-imprisonment for Uthra’s murder.
  16. The Supreme Court of India will deliver its judgment tomorrow on a batch of petitions seeking probe into the Pegasus surveillance scandal.
  17. Today a Delhi Court convicted three men accused of outraging the modesty of a woman bouncer during a brawl at a nightclub in 2016.
  18. Today the Delhi High Court said while dismissing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition demanding a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into alleged corruption at several public sector units (PSUs), No officer can be terminated without investigation or without giving the concerned person an opportunity to be heard.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court has directed the surrender of prisoners who secured interim bail on account of COVID-19, keeping in view the improved pandemic situation and Court functioning throughout Delhi.

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