Today Legal Updates

  1. Today The Maharashtra government ordered a judicial inquiry into the allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
  2. Today The Bombay High Court decided to conduct COVID vaccination drive for the judges and their spouses (above the age of 45 years) at the Principal Bench of the Bombay High Court in Mumbai from April 2 to 4, 2021.
  3. The results of the All India Bar Exam – XV (AIBE XV) have been announced by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
  4. Today The Madras High Court came down heavily on a petitioner who sought directions from the Court mandating that all candidates contesting in the Legislative Assembly Elections undergo compulsory COVID-19 test.
  5. The Supreme Court will consider an appeal against a decision by the Kerala High Court that the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) has no jurisdiction to delay delays under Section 17 of the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act (SARFAESI) Act, 2002.
  6. India’s Attorney General (AG), KK Venugopal, has withdrawn his consideration of an application to grant leave to contempt court proceedings against former Supreme Court Judge Mark Marky Katju.
  7. The number of appeals before the Bombay High Court on the issue of ‘Param Bir Singh’ – Anil Deshmukh ‘is increasing day by day as a fifth application was lodged on Tuesday, seeking a court inquiry into the allegations against Deshmukh.
  8. Rajya Sabha’s election to fill three vacancies for Kerala members will be held during the current period, meaning the 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly, Election Commission of India (ECI) confirmed the Kerala High Court on Tuesday.
  9. Today The Election Commission told the Madras High Court that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered with by any wi-fi or radio device and that electronic devices are not capable of interfering with EVMs.
  10. Couples’ requests for protection before the Madras High Court on Tuesday saw that Justice N Anand Venkatesh realized he too was in the process of venting his views on the issues.
  11. Today The Bombay High Court indicated that it will decide within this week on whether the hybrid system of hearings will be used.
  12. Today The Bombay High Court took strong exception to a petition filed by one Dr. Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil replete with “copy pasted pleadings” and without providing any clarity on the locus of the petitioner for invoking the extra-ordinary jurisdiction of the court.
  13. Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni of the Bombay High Court will hear a petition filed by former Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh requesting a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into Maharashtra Home Affairs Minister Anil Deshmukh’s actions.
  14. Today The Supreme Court directed various authorities in Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Territory (NCT) to present a comprehensive traffic management plan for the areas of Kaushambi and Ghaziabad.
  15. One of the benefits of listening to video conferences has been that a lawyer from any part of the country can appear before the Court in another part of the country.
  16. The presence of the accused at the scene will not be a reason for him to be involved in the case, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently ruled in favor of the man accused of killing my father and other relatives of the Staff.
  17. On Monday The Jammu and Kashmir High Court dismissed a petition filed by president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti seeking directions to the government and police authorities to issue passport to her.
  18. On Monday The Karnataka High Court held that a raid conducted by the Police will not come under the purview of investigation.
  19. In view of the difficulties faced by prosecutors, defenders and the Court while using F.IR, case paper, other reports, the Orissa High Court recently ordered the State DGP to issue guidelines for compliance with the same font size, line spaces in fir preparation, and other reports .
  20. Hearing an application filed regarding financial fraud allegedly by the management of Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd., the Madras High Court on Monday (29th March) found that Economic Discrimination in state police needed to be strengthened by the appropriate staff.
  21. Hearing an application filed regarding financial fraud allegedly by the management of Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd., the Madras High Court on Monday (29th March) found that Economic Discrimination in state police needed to be strengthened by the appropriate staff.
  22. Hearing the two applications filed by fishers’ organizations, the Madras High Court last week called on the Institute and the State to put their footing forward in improving the fishing conditions in the province of Tamil Nadu.
  23. The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in opposition to the application by P P Radhakrishnan, Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate ED) against the Kerala Crime Branch’s investigation into allegations that Swapna Suresh was forced to contact the Chief Minister and others for trafficking.
  24. The divisive bench of the Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) issued a further ruling on the issue of public court administration when it visited the Tribunal Revenue Tribunal regarding security interest under the SARFAESI Act.
  25. The Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered the State Government to publicize the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) program to benefit farmers.
  26. The Supreme Court further stated that the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal should not be interfered with by the High Court exercising its jurisdiction under Section 100 of the Code of Civil Procedure, unless there is a substantial legal question.

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