Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has written to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana raising objections to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the top court for such physical hearings With a day to go for the Supreme Court reopening its gates for physical hearing after a year long COVID induced hiatus.
  2. Today A Special Court in Mumbai under the National Investigating Agency (NIA) Act permitted ex-cop Sachin Waze to get treated at a private hospital.
  3. Today the Karnataka High Court ordered to Karnataka government and local bodies under the State should ensure that manual scavenging if done for cleaning sewers manually, should be carried out in strict compliance with the laws and rules in force.
  4. Today The Bombay High Court of the Nagpur Bench allowed a divorce plea by a husband on the ground of cruelty by wife after she levelled fake allegations against him and uploaded her profile on matrimonial websites during the pendency of divorce proceedings.
  5. Today Amazon India has moved to the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the criminal complaint and issuance of summons to their Vice President Amit Agarwal by a Maharashtra Court.
  6. Today The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a man who had been accused of pronouncing triple talaq over text message to his wife.
  7. Today A Delhi Court has pulled up the Delhi Police, observing that in a “large number of cases of riots, the standard of investigation is very poor” and that the police was filing “half-baked chargesheets”.
  8. Today The Supreme Court has kept in abeyance a notification issued by the Gujarat government on July 8 by which buildings which do not have valid building use permission or are in breach of the same were exempted from the obligation to comply with building control regulations for a period of three months.
  9. Today A writ petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court against retrospective increase in fees by Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
  10. Today Sayali Joshi has joined Royal Canin – Division of Mars Petcare in the newly created position of Senior Counsel, India.
  11. Today DMD Advocates has announced its promotions 9 lawyers have been promoted across different practice areas.
  12. On Friday The Madras High Court found two lawyers guilty of contempt of court for having pursued vexatious litigation calculated to dislodge a Registrar (Vigilance) of the High Court on the strength of a patently false affidavit which had accused her of not being qualified to hold the post.
  13. yesterday The Delhi High Court observe, last week granted bail to a person accused of dowry death of his wife, observing that the last telephone call made by the accused to wife could have been to persuade her to not take any adverse steps.
  14. On Sunday The Supreme Court of India has officially announced that it will commence physical hearing with hybrid option from September 1, 2021.
  15. Yesterday The Bombay High Court of Nagpur Bench dismissed a petition filed by a Nagpur lawyer seeking investigation into his complaint alleging that the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and his associates had obtained pleadings from his mobile phone by using Israel Spyware Technology – Pegasus.
  16. Yesterday The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has ruled that mere refusal to repay borrowed money cannot in any way be considered an act which falls within the scope of abetment of suicide criminalised under Section 306 of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC).
  17. Today The Karnataka High Court has issued directions to the registry in respect to raising of office objections while scrutinizing the fresh files of Contempt of Court Cases (Civil).
  18. Today The Madras High Court has observed that for a woman to claim the benefits of EPF Pension scheme after her deserted husband, it is necessary for her to lodge an FIR and get a police certificate as to whether he is alive or not.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court has upheld an order passed by Central Information Commission denying information to a husband about complaints lodged by his estranged wife against her two previous husbands and their family members under the Right to Information Act, 2005.
  20. Today The Kerala High Court held that a person arraigned as an accused can only be examined as a witness against the other accused in a trial relating to the same offence when the witness has been made an approver after granting pardon under Sections 306 or 307 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  21. Today the Madhya Pradesh High Court recently denied bail to a rape accused whose lawyer was having the Vakalatnama of the victim Underscoring that the accused can’t be permitted to engage Lawyer on behalf of the prosecutrix.

Legal Prudent Fraternity