Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. As  Assembly elections are approaching in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry, an application has been filed by an NGO, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) before the Supreme Court seeking interim guidance regarding the closure of Electoral Bonds.
  2. An application has been filed before the Delhi High Court to challenge the newly introduced Information Technology (Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
  3. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that even if a person owed money to another person, he could not be charged under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act unless the account in which the check was made was held jointly and the person had signed the check.
  4. The Delhi Magistrate’s Court has rejected an application by the Enforcement Directorate for the withdrawal of bail granted to lawyer Gautam Khaitan in the Agusta Westland case of money laundering.
  5. The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Monday sought a response from the Central Government and the J&K Union Territory in a petition filed by the President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former J&K Prime Minister Mehbooba Mufti seeking guidance from the government and police officials. issue a passport.
  6. The Delhi High Court today issued a notice on the challenge to the Information Act (Mediator Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code), 2021.
  7. The High Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal against the Electoral Commission’s decision to hold by-elections in West Bengal City Council by eight votes.
  8. The Supreme Court will examine whether gold smuggling will fall under the guise of ‘terrorism’ under Section 15 (1) (iiia) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA).
  9. An application to declare the Prime Minister for Citizen Assistance and Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund “State” under Article 12 of the Indian Constitution will be heard by the Delhi High Court in April, where it will be awaiting reconsideration. we urge the Premier to TAKE CARE of “public authority” under the Right to Information Act (RTI).
  10. Courts cannot convict a person on suspicion of wrongdoing, the Allahabad High Court said on Monday condemning two people charged with murder.
  11. Stubborn passengers on a Kolkata-New Delhi flight who refused to wear a mask properly and adhered to the Covid-19 rule despite repeated protests, prompted Delhi High Court judge Justice C Hari Shankar, who was on the plane, to register a door to write a complaint.
  12. The Delhi Magistrate’s Court today added temporary protection to the compulsory action given to Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk in connection with a motor vehicle registered by Delhi police in connection with a farmers’ tools tool protest.
  13. The Madras High Court today announced that the benches could resume the hearing of the hearings in the afternoon from March 11 onwards, if the situation with COVID-19 worsens.
  14. The Gujarat High Court recently issued a series of guidelines to the State Government with a view to preventing the exclusion of women from society due to their menstrual cycle.
  15. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ruled that from March 15 onwards, the hearing would be different and not unusual, ordering that whenever a hybrid / video conference hearing is requested, the party concerned must not only state a different situation, but also indicate its location.
  16. The Delhi High Court today overturned a Single Judge’s injunction barring regional courts from issuing bad orders in the absence of advice on physical hearing dates.
  17. The President of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has filed a motion in the Delhi High Court seeking an injunction to overturn a summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) earlier this month.
  18. The Bombay High Court on Tuesday ordered activist Sharjeel Usmani to appear before Pune police after the State confirmed that no further action would be taken against him if he appeared for questioning.
  19. Jharkhand High Court has ruled that five family members have been brutally murdered on the orders of a district council on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.
  20. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday withdrew the State government for failing to reverse its previous ordinance that had imposed restrictions on the Kerala border crossing to Karnataka.
  21. The Patiala based warehouse and storage has moved the Supreme Court to seek directions to the Central and Punjab governments to evacuate or evict protesters who have entered its warehouse in Patiala thus preventing the applicant from continuing his work.
  22. Advocate Mehmood Pracha has moved to Delhi Court to challenge the second attack by the Delhi Special Cell Police Police on March 9, 2021, calling the entire operation “completely illegal and innocent”. Pracha has been representing several suspects in the Delhi Riots conspiracy that began in February last year.
  23. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ordered the Bruhat Bengaluru Commissioner Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to file an affidavit within three weeks, counting the steps taken by the BBMP on the basis of a report by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority documenting residents’ concerns about roadways and bad roads.
  24. Emphasizing that Indian prisons continue to be at the center of their operations, the Uttarakhand High Court last week found that it was high time for Prisons to be relocated from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period.
  25. A recent 15-page ruling by the Supreme Court of Gujarat, which prohibits the exclusion of women from society because of their status in all private and public spheres, sets out the ways in which the Society and religions understood menstruation.
  26. Last week the High Court of Madras asked the Union of India to urge Sri Lankan authorities to refrain from taking excessive action if Indian fishermen, by mistake or otherwise, diverted to Sri Lankan waters without ‘being head over heels or taking part in the affair’.
  27. The Supreme Court also stated that a criminal case should be investigated and tried in a general way where a reason has been found.
  28. An important step, the Calcutta High Court last week ordered its subordinate courts to expedite the pending trial of various animal laws and forest laws.
  29. The Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that the nomination of a candidate would take effect from the effective date and not from the date of the interview in accordance with the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) administered by the UGC Regulations.
  30. The Indian National Lok Dal supremo and former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala have been pardoned and extradited until April 12 by the Delhi High Court in the case of JBT teacher recruitment. Chautala has been serving a 10-year sentence in the Tihar Prison case since 2013.
  31. The direction of the Kerala High Court at the end of a court ruling in February this year has now created a situation for the government; The High Court has asked the Secretary-General of the Government of Kerala to issue directives to restrict the practice of temporary workers in government agencies, institutions, departments and companies.
  32. The National Investigating Agency said former IIT professor and academic, Anand Teltumbde, accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad Parishad case, encouraged his brother, a wanted Maoist leader, to join the organization and share “banned letters” from his country conferences with him.
  33. A lawsuit from Oravel Stays Pvt Ltd (Oyo) and Zostel Hospitality Pvt Ltd (Zostel) for the first time, claiming that Zo Rooms has a 7% shareholding in Oyo, could open the door to what Zostel says is “exit” great in India launch program.

Legal Prudent Fraternity