Today’s Legal Updates :

Saturday, 4th December 2021

  1. Today the Delhi High Court observed that it is the duty of the courts to ensure that frivolous petitions filed to interfere with the investigation and arm-twist police officers ought not be entertained.  (Miss J Through Her Mother and Anrs v. Commissioner of Police and Ors)
  2. Today Hrishikesh Deshmukh, son of former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh, told a Mumbai court that that the probe being conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him and his father in a money laundering case, is a witch hunt by the ruling party at the Centre with the objective of toppling the Maharashtra government.
  3. Today the Supreme Court has asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ensure that disabled persons are not lifted manually without their consent or asked to remove prosthetic limbs/calipers during security checks during air travel. (Jeeja Ghosh & Anr v Union of India & ors)
  4. On Wednesday the Patna High Court was informed by Advocate General Lalit Kishore that the investigation into the alleged assault of an Additional District & Sessions Judge by two police officers will be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). (Court on its own motion v. State of Bihar)
  5. Today the Andhra Pradesh High Court rejected a bail plea by a petitioner who posted allegedly derogatory comments against judges of the High Court on Facebook. (Sudduluri Ajay Amruth @ Gowthami K v. The State of Andhra Pradesh)
  6. The Kerala Bar is set to welcome a new law firm floated by sons of three figures prominent in the Kerala political arena, advocates Bineesh Kodiyeri, Shone George and Ninu Mohandas.
  7. Today the Karnataka High Court ordered an interim stay on the Bar Council of India (BCI) elections scheduled to be held on 4th December 2021. (Sri Sadashiva Reddy Y R v. The Union of India)
  8. Today Chief Justice of India NV Ramana was speaking at the Curtain Raiser and Stakeholders’ Conclave of The International Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Hyderabad at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) are advised disputing parties to treat litigation as a last resort, and to approach courts only after exploring alternate dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation.
  9. Today the Bombay High Court invoked its suo motu powers to pass directions to aid litigants who were left without appellate remedy, due to vacancies in Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) in Mumbai rendering it non-functional.
  10. On Thursday the Supreme Court issued directions to ensure the speedy disposal of contempt proceedings against non-governmental organization (NGO) India Awake for Transparency before the Karnataka High Court for filing frivolous cases against Wipro Chairman Azim Premji.  (Azim Hasham Premji and Another v. India Awake for Transparency and Others)
  11. Today the Supreme Court of India has directed that dry ration be distributed to sex workers across the country without insisting on ration cards for the same.  (Budhadev Karmaskar vs. State of West Bengal and ors)
  12. Today the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Hyderabad will hold its Curtain Raiser and Stakeholders’ Conclave on December 4 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), The event will see the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana as the Keynote speaker, a special address by the Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao and closing remarks by A Indirakaran Reddy (Minister for Law) at the inaugural session which Justice L. Nageswara Rao, (Judge, Supreme Court) will preside.
  13. Today the Patna High Court as it observed that the Judiciary is witnessing a large number of custodial deaths caused by men in uniform, “Giving third-degree treatment to the apprehended accused and that too for extracting confession is the worst crime in a civilized society which can be committed by a Police officer.”
  14. Today the Allahabad High Court has observed that the lodging of FIR, as well as pendency of a criminal case, cannot be a standalone ground for cancellation of license of fair price shop.
  15. Today the Karnataka High Court refused to interfere with the government order, permitting only those students, teachers and staff members who have been vaccinated to attend colleges.
  16. Today the Kerala High Court has admitted a batch of writ petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Faceless Assessment Procedure under Section 144B of the Income Tax Act.
  17. On Wednesday the Gujarat High Court quashed the complaint and the charge sheet against Congress leader Hardik Patel in connection with a rally which he took out in the year 2017 sans police permission.
  18. Today the Delhi High Court has sought an inspection report on a plea filed by a liquor vendor seeking police protection for conduct of its business and for removal of hindrances in its immediate vicinity.

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