Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that virtual hearing of cases by courts cannot be a substitute for physical hearings, he will speak to the Chief Justices of High Courts to ensure that physical hearings are restarted considering the fact that COVID situation has improved.
  2. Today The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 3 lakh on Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, husband Raj Kundra and their company Viaan Industries Limited (VIL) for violating provisions of SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) (PIT) Regulations.
  3. Today Dhanbad Additional District and Sessions judge Uttam Anand, who was hearing some high profile cases, was killed in a road accident by an ‘unidentified four wheeler’ when he was out on a morning walk.
  4. Today the Calcutta High Court ruled  The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can probe offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Central government officers even though the offence has been committed in a State where CBI does not have general consent to operate under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.
  5. Today a Delhi Court remarked in a bail matter where the updated status of the accused’s criminal record wasn’t known, The time has come for Delhi Police to sharpen its skills as far as technology is concerned.
  6.  Today The Supreme Court laid down specific timelines to be adhered to by counsel while arguing the case relating to revocation of Senior designation of Gujarat lawyer, Yatin Oza.
  7. Today The Madras High Court was prompted to muse on the significance of prescribing the content of law subjects in law courses permitted by the Bar Council of India (BCI), given that the legal education imparted may otherwise be incomplete.
  8. Today The Bar Council of India informed the Bombay High Court that its circular containing guidelines for assessment by law universities will be applicable prospectively only.
  9. Today The Union Law Ministry Kiren Rijiju has informed that there is no proposal by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to withdraw the All India Bar Examination (AIBE), while replying to a question posed in the Lok Sabha.
  10. Today A Bangalore Court restrained eight media houses as well as Facebook from reporting or publishing any news against BJP MLA Satish Reddy in relation to the alleged COVID-19 bed scam in Bengaluru.
  11. Today A Mumbai court granted interim protection from arrest to the three lawyers practising before the Bombay High Court in a case relating to alleged sexual harassment of a female subordinate.
  12. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that a judicial order allowing collection of voice samples for the purpose of police investigation is not violative of right to privacy or immunity against self-incrimination under Article 20 (3) of the Constitution.
  13. Today The Delhi High Court sought response from the Central government in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking guidelines for regulation of search and seizure activities carried out by police at advocates’ premises.
  14. Today The Delhi High Court pulled up Twitter Inc for filing inadequate affidavits on the appointment of officers under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
  15. Today A Mumbai Court refused to grant bail to businessman and husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra in relation to a pornographic film racket case.
  16. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Delhi government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging the lowering of drinking age in the national capital from 25 years to 21 years under the new Excise Policy 2021-22.
  17. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice to the complainant in a matter where the trial court had imposed costs of Rs 25,000 on Delhi Police for “miserably failing in their statutory duties” in connection with a Delhi Riots case.
  18. Today Former Supreme Court judge Justice SC Agrawal passed away on age of 87.
  19. On Monday The Bombay High Court granted interim relief in favour of Natural Ice Cream in a Rs. 150 crore trademark infringement suit (Siddhant Icecreams LLP & Ors v. Natural Ice Cream & Anr.)
  20. Today The Kerala High Court issued notice in an election petition filed by CPI(M) leader M Swaraj, challenging the election of Congress leader K Babu from Thrippunithara constituency in the 2021 assembly elections.
  21. Today The Calcutta High Court has challenged its own judicial order before the Supreme Court, a move which could be telling signs of major disagreements between the judges of the High Court on administrative issues.
  22. Today The Supreme Court rejected a plea filed by the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala seeking permission to withdraw cases against its leaders for vandalism in the Kerala Assembly in 2015, when it was in opposition.
  23. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court refused to entertain a petition which claimed that a particular drug has COVID curing properties and directions should, therefore, be issued to the State government to research on the drug.
  24. Yesterday The Delhi High Court directed the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs to examine the non-selection of Arjuna Award winning shooter, Naresh Sharma by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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