Today’s Legal Updates:

Tuesday, 7th December 2021

  1. Today A full bench of the Madras High Court will examine the question of whether the High Court in exercise of its original jurisdiction can hear matters of custody and guardianship which are exclusively cognizable by the Family Courts under the Family Courts Act.
  2. Today  the Allahabad High Court’s intervention that led to a Dalit girl securing admission at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University),Yesterday a Mumbai-based doctor came forward to sponsor the girl’s entire studies.  (Sanskriti Ranjan v. Joint Seat Allocation Authority and Others)
  3. Yesterday the Special Court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act granted bail to the eighteenth accused in the cruise ship drug case.
  4. Today the Delhi High Court observed while rejecting the plea of a petitioner whose application for the post of a Airman to the Indian Air Force had been turned down, mere shrinking of Haemorrhoids does not amount to medical fitness towards eligibility for the post of an Airman.  (Ayush Pandey v Union of India & Ors.)
  5. Today the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association (KHCAA) has convened an Urgent Extraordinary General Body meeting to discuss the e-filing system in place at the Kerala High Court.
  6. Today the Bombay High Court will decide whether a Special NIA Court can stay its own order granting bail, while giving its verdict in the plea filed by Naresh Gaur, the first bail recipient in the Antilia bomb scare case.
  7. Yesterday the Madras High Court allowed a plea by Credit Suisse, a stock corporation registered under the laws of Switzerland, seeking winding up of SpiceJet and directed the official liquidator to take over the company’s assets. (Credit Suisse AG v. SpiceJet Limited)
  8. Today a Delhi Court observed while setting aside an order passed by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) imposing ₹25,000 costs on Delhi government for seeking adjournment, Imposing costs for seeking adjournment is unwarranted particularly when there was a reasonable ground to seek adjournment.  (SHO, PS Bhajanpura, Delhi v. Neeraj)
  9. Most of you know Debolina Saha Narayanan as either an international capital markets attorney or the founder of Internship Bank, which provides female students coming from financially challenged backgrounds and lesser known colleges internship opportunities.
  10. Today the Bombay High Court directed Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik to file an affidavit stating why a contempt of court notice should not be issued against him for deliberately breaching his statement to Court that he will refrain from making defamatory statements against Dhyandev Wankhede, father of NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede, and his family members.
  11. Today A Special Court has ordered framing of murder and rioting charges against jailed Congress politician Sajjan Kumar, in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. (State v. Sajjan Kumar)
  12. Today the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told the Bombay High Court, a plea filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha praying that he be transferred from prison and placed under house arrest instead, is a waste of judicial time.
  13. Today the Delhi High Court ordered that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer who is investigating the National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam, should be personally present before the court on the next date of hearing.  (Shantanu Guha Ray v UOI and Anr)
  14. Today the Kerala High Court issued notice to the Sree Narayana Guru College authorities in a petition alleging a biased and botched investigation into allegations of sexual harassment levelled against an assistant professor of the college by several students.  (Dr. Swapna Gopinath v The Principal, Sree Narayana Guru College & Ors.)
  15. Today a Delhi Court has found a man guilty of rioting and other charges, while observing that merely the fact he was not seen resorting to vandalism and looting did not mean he was a bystander. (State v. Dinesh Yadav)
  16. Today the Delhi High Court issued notice in a petition highlighting the dismal state of consumer forums in the national capital.  (Sangam Singh Kochar v. Ministry of Law and Justice and Ors)
  17. Today the Karnataka High Court stayed orders passed by the Directorate General of GST Intelligence to attach the bank accounts of online gaming company Gameskraft for its failure to pay pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) dues. (Gameskraft Technology Pvt Ltd v. DG GST Intelligence and ors)
  18. Today the Supreme Court has clarified that the power of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) under Section 254(2) of the Income Tax Act is limited to rectifying or amending an order in view of an error apparent from the record, and the said power cannot be used to recall an order. (Commissioner of Income Tax (IT-4), Mumbai v M/s Reliance Telecom Limited)
  19. Today the Supreme Court made it clear that it will not grant any more adjournments in the plea filed by Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict AG Perarivalan seeking remission of his sentence.  (AG Perarivalan v. State of Tamil Nadu)
  20. Today the Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bail to Sameet Thakkar, who was booked by the Thane Police for allegedly making defamatory tweets against a Maharashtra Cabinet Minister.
  21. Today the Supreme Court was told that opposition members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were being beaten up and threatened to withdraw their candidature for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections.
  22. Today the Supreme Court rejected the appeal filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the Bombay High Court order granting default bail to lawyer activist Sudha Bharadwaj in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case.  (National Investigation Agency v. Sudha Bharadwaj)
  23. Today A Delhi Court quoted a couple of poems and a verse from the Bhagavad Gita in a judgment on trademark infringement and passing off wherein TTK, known for manufacturing kitchen appliances, dragged an online retail platform to court for selling its products without consent. (TTK Prestige Ltd v. Hiveloop Technology Private Ltd)

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