Today’s Legal Updates

Monday, 4th April 2022




Distribution of Revenues between the Union and the States

Article – 281   Recommendations of the Finance Commission

The President shall cause every recommendation made by the Finance Commission under the provisions of this Constitution together with an explanatory memorandum as to the action taken thereon to be laid before each House of Parliament.

Today’s Legal Updates :-

  1. The Supreme Court of India has registered a case to examine how courts dealing with death sentence can procure a comprehensive analysis about the accused and the crime, especially the mitigating circumstances so that the concerned court can decide whether death sentence needs to be imposed or not.  (Irfan @ Bhayu Mevati v. State of Madhya Pradesh)
  2. Today A Mumbai court sentenced a 37-year-old man to one year rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of ₹10,000 after it found him guilty of forcibly kissing a woman on her cheek aboard a local train seven years ago.
  3. Today the Supreme Court reserved its order in the appeal filed by family members of the deceased in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident challenging the order of the Allahabad High Court granting bail to prime accused Ashish Mishra.
  4. Today in the Bombay High Court the Home Department of the Maharashtra government has told that there was no decision taken by the Cabinet for the State-wide bandh observed on October 11, 2021.
  5. Today the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court sentenced Nagpur Central Prison’s Superintendent, Anupkumar Kumre, to seven days in jail for contempt of court after finding that he had selectively denied prisoners emergency parole during the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Hanuman Anandrao Pendam vs State of Maharashtra & Ors.)
  6. Today A Delhi Court observed while discharging them, IT would be a sheer wastage of judicial time if charges are to be framed against three accused in a Delhi Riots case. (State v. Surender Soni & Ors)
  7. Today A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking an investigation into the “fit and proper status” of IndusInd Bank’s promoters, the Hinduja Group.
  8. Today the Calcutta High Court asked for recommendations of higher police officers who could be made responsible for the supervision of investigations into the rape of minor girls in the State. (Sumitra Bhattacharyya (Neogi) v. the State of West Bengal)
  9. Today the Bombay High Court refused to urgently list a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a permanent mechanism to fill up vacancies of judges in the High Court.  (Bombay Lawyers Association v. The Registrar General, Supreme Court of India & Ors)
  10. Today the Delhi High Court issued notice to the Delhi government and to the High Court’s administrative side on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking setting up of 42 commercial courts in the national capital.  (Amit Sahni v High Court of Delhi and Ors)
  11. Today the Gauhati High Court upheld the minimum age requirement for appointment of District Judges in the State.  (Pooja Agarwal vs State of Assam and anr)
  12. Today the Delhi High Court allowed journalist Rana Ayyub to travel abroad after the Enforcement Directorate had prevented her from leaving the country through a Look Out Circular (LOC) issued in relation to an alleged money laundering case.
  13. On Sunday the Central government issued an order notifying the appointment of six directors to the General Committee of the Delhi Gymkhana Club with immediate effect pursuant to an order passed by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).
  14. Today the Delhi High Court stayed the summons issued by a Magistrate court against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Sumbramanian Swamy in a defamation case filed by Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga.  (Dr Subramanian Swamy v Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga)
  15. Today the Gujarat High Court refused to interfere with an interim injunction granted in favour of Adani Power against Newsclick restraining the latter from publishing defamatory content against the company. (Newsclick.In Publisher Of Article Through Prabir Purkayastha v. Adani Power Rajasthan Limited)
  16. Today the Attorney General for India (AG) KK Venugopal opposed the public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking the enforcement of fundamental duties enshrined in Article 51A of the Constitution.  (Durga Dutt v. Union of India and ors.)
  17. Today the Bombay High Court at Aurangabad said that a model employer should always ensure that their employees retire with peace and the process for initiating post-retirement benefits should be completed smoothly.
  18. Today the Delhi High Court directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), municipal authorities and the Delhi Police to stop encroachment and unauthorised construction around Jama Masjid as well as the entire walled-city area of old Delhi.
  19. On Friday the Union Law Ministry told the Lok Sabha the names of 12 of the 39 women recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as High Court judges over the past year are still being processed.
  20. Today the Delhi High Court held that the Look Out Circular (LOC) issued by Enforcement Directorate (ED) preventing journalist Rana Ayyub from travelling abroad was issued in haste and infringed on her human right to travel abroad and exercise freedom of speech and expression.
  21. Today Former Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR Hyderabad and National Law University, Delhi, Prof Ranbir Singh has joined IILM Law School in Gurugram, Haryana as pro-Chancellor.
  22. Today the Bombay High Court was staggered by the allegations raised by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha that Taloja prison authorities had denied him a stool, his spectacles and even a book authored by PG Wodehouse.   (Gautam Navlakha v. National Investigation Agency & Anr.)
  23. Today the Bombay High Court was informed by the State of Maharashtra on Monday that Ola, Uber and 10 other cab aggregators have been granted provisional aggregators licenses under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act and the Motor Vehicle Aggregators Guidelines of 2020.  (Savina Crasto v. State of Maharashtra & Ors)
  24. Today the Supreme Court held that the extra-judicial confession is a weak piece of evidence and such evidence is admissible only if it is voluntary, trustworthy and reliable. (Union of India v. Major R. Metri NO. 08585N)
  25. Today the Allahabad High Court upheld an order of a trial court denying bail to a Central Government employee, accused of converting people to Islam by misusing his official position. (Irfan Shaikh @ Irfan Khan v State of UP)

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