Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today Former Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for the murder of Ranjeet Singh in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula.
  2. Today The Supreme Court held that a preliminary enquiry (PE) is not mandatory in every corruption case against public servant, for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register a first information report (FIR) in such cases.
  3. Today The Supreme Court sought response from the Central government on a plea seeking a directions for a mechanism to scrutinise medical bills of patients overcharged by private hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Today A Mumbai court is hearing the bail plea filed by Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in a case concernng his alleged involvement in the cruise ship drug case.
  5. Today A Mumbai court reject the bail plea of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in the cruise ship drug case, on the ground that the plea was not maintainable.
  6. Today The Supreme Court directed Faridabad Municipal Corporation to accept applications for provisional allotment by the displaced Khori gaon slum dwellers even upon the production of either Aadhaar card or Parivaar Pehchan Patra.
  7. Today The Supreme Court issued notice to National Board of Examination (NBE), the Medical Counselling Committee and the Central government on a plea seeking issuance of directions for the release of the question paper and the answer key for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET PG) 2021 examination.
  8. Today The Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a plea for protection by a couple who were in a live-in relationship, while still married to others, upon finding the couple’s claims of facing threats from undisclosed persons to be unbelievable.
  9. Yesterday The Supreme Court issued detailed guidelines to govern grant of bail to persons after the chargesheet is filed.
  10. Today The Foundation of Media Professionals (FMP) has moved an application in the Supreme Court contending that states and union territories are not properly complying with the Anuradha Bhasin judgment passed in January 2020, in which the top court had ruled that access to internet is a fundamental right under the Constitution.
  11. Today The Kerala High Court declined to grant bail to Kiran Kumar, the prime accused in the Vismaya dowry death case.
  12. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of two lawyers as Judges of the Calcutta High Court are advocates Soubhik Mitter and Sakya Sen as High Court judges.
  13. Today The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the appointment of four lawyers and one judicial officer as judges of the Rajasthan High Court are Kuldeep Mathur, Maneesh Sharma, Rekha Borana and Sameer Jain.
  14. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of four lawyers as judges of Karnataka High Court are Anant Ramanath Hegde, Cheppudira Monnappa Poonacha, Siddaiah Rachaiah and Kannankuzhyil Sreedharan Hemalekha.
  15. Today The Supreme Court took strong exception to a false tweet put out by the Times Now news channel that Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had met the kin of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre.
  16. Today The Supreme Court is hearing a suo motu case arising from the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight persons, including farmers, were allegedly mowed down by a four-wheeler of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni.
  17. Today the Supreme Court expressed an unfavourable opinion of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) While hearing of the petition taken up to address the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight persons were killed.
  18. Today The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure with the manner in which the Uttar Pradesh government and police were handling the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which eight persons were killed.
  19. Today The Bombay High Court has extended life of interim orders passed by the High Court as well as subordinate courts and tribunals for entire Maharashtra and Goa till October 11, 2021 except for 5 districts in Maharashtra (Court on its own motion – Suo-Motu PIL 1 of 2021).
  20. Today The Supreme Court called for the need to provide adequate computer-based equipment and access to online education for children from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG) of society.
  21. Today The Kerala High Court quashed the continued preventive detention of gold smuggling accused, Swapna Suresh under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA).
  22. Today the Madras High Court directed the State government to identify land for the creation of “Leaders Parks”, where such statues can be erected and to where existing, legally constructed statues can be shifted, Taking note of various issues that arise when statues of political or ideological leaders are erected in public areas.
  23. Today An advocate has written to the Madras High Court Chief Justice urging for suo motu contempt proceedings against the President of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), KS Alagiri for a statement allegedly issued against Justice N Anand Venkatesh.
  24. Today the Allahabad High Court was rejected a plea to transfer a case to another court on the ground that the Magistrate presently hearing the case had met a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader in his chamber.
  25. Today The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of a Judge each to the Allahabad High Court and the Madras High Court are Advocate Manu Khare has been recommended for appointment as a Judge of the Allahabad High Court and the Madras High Court, the Collegium has approved the elevation of Advocate J Sathya Narayana Prasad as a Judge.

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