Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Home Secretary to appear on the next date of hearing if the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) fails to grant sanction to secure the accused persons in the case pertaining to allegations of preferential treatment given to politician VK Sasikala while in prison.
  2. Today Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel was sent to 15 days of judicial custody by a Raipur court for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.
  3. Today A group of 48 students from Kerala have moved the Supreme Court raising concerns about the upcoming class 11 exams for State board schools and seeking directions to adopt an alternative mode of assessment in line with CBSE and other boards which have cancelled physical exams.
  4. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the State and policy makers to consider and make suggestions to establish a Forensic Sciences University in the State for better investigation and adjudication.
  5. Today The Gujarat High Court quashed an order passed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police externing a man from several districts for demonstrating against CAA/NRC, amongst other reasons.
  6. Today Ronal Wilson, one of the 16 accused in the 2018 Bhima Koergaon violence, case has been granted temporary bail by NIA Court to attend a function slated to be organised in connection with his father’s death.
  7. Today Bollywood actor Salman Khan secured an ad-interim order from the Mumbai City Civil Court which directed Parody Studios Private Limited and Google LLC to take down or recall access to a game “Selmon Bhoi” available on Google Play Store on the ground that it continued to make commercial gain by causing damage to Khan’s reputation.
  8. On third anniversary of the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court decriminalising consensual homosexual acts, the Kerala High Court has directed the National Medical Commission and the Undergraduate Medical Education Board to expeditiously take action to address the use of outdated, inhuman and discriminatory language and concepts used in MBBS textbooks while referring to the LGBTQIA+ community.
  9. Today The Supreme Court granted ad-interim bail to 97 prisoners lodged in Agra and Varanasi central jails who have undergone more than 20 years of total sentence but not released despite being entitled to premature release under the policy framed by the State government in 2018 .
  10. Today The Delhi government informed the Delhi High Court that refugees from Afghanistan protesting outside the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Vasant Vihar have withdrawn their protests.
  11. Today Ami Parikh has joined Asian Paints as General Counsel after a stint as Head of Legal & Compliance at Experian India.
  12. Today the Supreme Court transferred further investigation in the case of a minor girl missing from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur to the Delhi Police on the recommendation of Additional Solicitor General RS Suri.
  13. Today The Madras High Court called on the State to ensure that the practice of carrying photographs of Chief Ministers or other public functionaries on school bags, textbooks and stationery is discontinued.
  14. Today A man accused in a case connected to Delhi riots of February 2020 was allowed interim bail to attend a wedding in his family in view of the fact that he was the only male member of the family.
  15. Today The Allahabad High Court has quashed detention of one, Mohd. Faiyyaz Mansuri who was booked under National Security Act, 1980 for an alleged Facebook post on Babri Masjid.
  16. Today The Bombay High Court reserved its verdict in a plea seeking direction to the Maharashtra government to transfer Maoist leader Nirmala Uppuganti aka Narmada Akka to a hospice for palliative care on account of terminal cancer.
  17. Today The Supreme Court refused to grant priority listing for a plea seeking reopening of the Baidyanath temple at Deogarh in Jharkhand.
  18. Today The Supreme Court of India will resume hearing a batch of petitions seeking various prayers including a court-monitored probe, a judicial inquiry and directions to the government to reveal details about whether it had used the Pegasus software to spy on citizens.
  19. Today The Karnataka High Court dismissed a plea seeking directions to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation to refrain from collecting funds from the public for its Cauvery Calling project.
  20. Today The Bombay High Court rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by actress Gehana Vasisth in relation to the porn film case.
  21. Today The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed the extension application filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao in the Bombay High Court which has also sought modification of his bail conditions to enable him to reside in Hyderabad.
  22. Yesterday The Supreme Court observed that when it comes to ownership of a land attached to a temple, the name of the presiding deity alone is required to be mentioned while the pujari is only to perform puja and acts as a grantee to manage the property of the deity.
  23. On Monday The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi government to act expeditiously towards providing better infrastructure for virtual hearings at district courts and tribunals in the capital.
  24. Today The Central government has notified the appointment of six additional judges of the Karnataka High Court as permanent High Court Judges.
  • Justice Neranahalli Srinivasan Sanjay Gowda;
  • Justice Jyoti Mulimani;
  • Justice Rangaswamy Nataraj;
  • Justice Hemant Chandangoudar;
  • Justice Pradeep Singh Yerur; and
  • Justice Maheshan Nagaprasanna.

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