Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Andhra Pradesh High Court has quashed the first information report (FIR) registered against former Additional Advocate General (AAG) of the State, Dammalapati Srinivas in connection with the Amaravati land scam.
  2. Today The Delhi High Court held that the right to protest and express dissent is a right that occupies a fundamental stature in a democratic polity.
  3. Today Former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Manjula Chellur has been appointed to monitor the investigation of cases by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the High Court in the West Bengal post-poll violence case.
  4. Today one of the co-founders of e-commerce platform Flipkart Sachin Bansal has moved the Madras High Court to quash a notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with allegations of FDI policy violations dating back to 2009-14.
  5. Today The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet before the Special Court at Mumbai against 10 arrested accused in the cases concerning the explosives-loaded SUV found outside billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia on February 25 and connected case of death of businessman Mansukh Hiren.
  6. Today The Kerala High Court took strong exception to the what it termed as attempt by the Central government to delay a case on the basis of technicalities.
  7. Today The Union of India represented by its Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) have filed two counter-affidavits before the Madras High Court defending the validity of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021).
  8. Yesterday Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan of the Punjab & Haryana High Court recused from hearing the plea seeking transfer of the murder trial against former Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
  9. Today Delhi Riots accused, Umar Khalid told a Delhi court that the case against him was borne out of malice and the chargesheet against him was a result of fertile imagination of the police officer who drafted it.
  10. Today the Supreme Court today stayed the decision of the Kerala government to hold Class 11 exams from 6th September, on account of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the State.
  11. Today The Bombay High Court issued notice on a plea filed by Pune publishers seeking to include sale of books as essential services under the Essential Services Maintenance Act.
  12. Today The Delhi Police informed Supreme Court that a minor girl who had gone missing from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur in July 2021 has been traced to Kolkata and her kidnapper has been arrested.
  13. Today The Delhi High Court granted bail to five accused persons in connection with a Delhi Riots case, confirmed one of the defense counsel in the case.
  14. Today The Madras High Court declined to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) petition which had raised grievance that the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR &CE Department) was forcing Hindu temples to perform pujas in Tamil language as well, instead of only Sanskrit.
  15. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Delhi government on the bail plea of Preet Singh, accused of chanting anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar on 8th August.
  16. Today The Supreme Court rejected an application filed by the West Bengal government seeking permission to appoint its Director General of Police (DGP) in accordance with the existing procedure followed by the State government without involving the UPSC in the selection process.
  17. Today The Delhi High Court held that both the management and workmen are entitled to engage advocates to represent them during trial before labour courts and tribunals, with the consent of the other party and he leave of the court.
  18. Today The Supreme Court rejected the plea filed by 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar seeking bail on medical grounds.
  19. Yesterday The Supreme Court held that reopening of inquiry into caste certificates can be done only when there is fraud or when they were issued without proper inquiry.
  20. Today A petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court challenging certain provisions of the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes (BUDS) Act, 2019 as unconstitutional.
  21. Today A first information report (FIR) has been registered by the Thane Police in Maharashtra against unknown persons for alleged theft of case papers from the store room of the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mulund.

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