Today’s Legal Updates :

Saturday, 27th November 2021

  1. Yesterday the Supreme Court issued notice to the Central government in a petition seeking a national-level plan, in consultation with the States, to ensure rehabilitation for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sudhir Kathpalia v. Union of India and Ors)
  2. Today A Special Judge in Bihar sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after examining ten witnesses, hearing the case and passing an order of conviction and sentence in one day. (State v. Dilip Kumar Yadav)
    • “…I am of the opinion that the offence which have been committed by the accused who is aged about 30 years and age of the victim girl who is a 8-9 years old who is about 20 years younger to accused who had not yet developed any sign of secondary sex, the accused does not deserve any leniency.”
  3. While speaking at the Valedictory event of the Constitution Day celebrations conducted by the Supreme Court, President Ram Nath Kovind urged the judiciary to exercise restraint while making remarks in courtrooms.
  4. Today the Allahabad High Court granted bail to Sharjeel Imam in a sedition case registered against him for a speech he made at Aligarh Muslim University, during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) held in the campus on January 16, 2020.
  5. On Thursday the Gujarat High Court issued notice in another public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the constitutional validity of Section 413(2) of the Companies Act, which lays down a minimum age criterion of 50 years for appointment as National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) members. (Vikash Jain Versus Union of India)
  6. Justice AM Khanwilkar delivering the welcome address at the Valedictory Function of the Constitution Day 2021 celebrations to remarked that Indians have travelled to Mars since independence, but our legal system remains the same.
  7. On Friday the Bombay High Court reserved orders in a plea filed by the Maharashtra government challenging summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and State Director-General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Pandey in connection with the case registered against former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
  8. On Constitution Day former Supreme Court Justice MB Lokur speaking on the subject of the independence of the judiciary and questioned why so many judges and Chief Justices were being transferred from High Courts.
  9. On Thursday the Gauhati High Court offered a family another opportunity to prove their citizenship before a Foreigners Tribunal that declared them foreigners without hearing them. (Rajendra Das and ors v. Union of India and ors)
  10. On Thursday the Delhi High Court granted bail to a man who impersonated an National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer with the intention to cheat a woman of her money.  (Netik Rawat v. State and Ors)
  11. Tweets by 23-year-old Ramnagesh Akubathini may not have been directly addressed to Indian cricketer Virat Kohli or his family, a Mumbai Court observed while granting bail to Akubathini who was booked for posting rape threats on Twitter against the infant child of Kohli and his wife Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.
  12. Sonu Mhaske, an independent witness in the Aryan Khan drug case, has alleged that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) threatened him to sign on a blank panchnama.
  13. Yesterday the Gauhati High Court for the first time in its history; celebrated the Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.
  14. Yesterday the Delhi High Court pulled up the South Delhi Municipal Corporation over the issue of concretization of trees in the national capital, observing that it amounts to worst kind of human rights abuse for the reason that it changes the whole environment of people.
  15. Today the Madras High Court censured the trustees of a temple and the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of state for purported corrupt practices while dealing with temple properties.
  16. The Karnataka High Court has reiterated that the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, is prospective in nature and will only deal with those transactions which are made by senior citizens after commencement of the Act.
  17. Today a Delhi Court issued summons to Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P. Chidambaram and others in connection with the Aircel Maxis case.
  18. Today the Tripura High Court dealing with the suo moto proceedings initiated by it on the issue of October 2021 violence in North Tripura, Court asked the State government to specify details for computing the amount of compensation that has been awarded in favour of those persons who have suffered damages and loss to their livelihood.
  19. Today the Calcutta High Court had the opportunity to expound on the scope of inquiry for resisting the enforcement of a foreign award under Section 48 (2)(b) in Part II of The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act).
  20. On Wednesday the Patna High Court said that criminals who are involved in cybercrime should be caught and the cases should be solved and that the general public should be educated so that they do not fall victim to cybercrime.

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