Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

No Service Tax To Be Levied On Chit Funds

The Supreme Court, in the case of Union of India & Ors vs M/S Margdarshi Chit Funds Pvt Ltd, held that the management of a chit fund does not amount to management of any type of fund and would, therefore, not be covered under Section 65(12)(v) of the Finance Act 2007.

Manipur Extra Judicial Killings: SC Orders CBI To Constitute SIT

 In a landmark Judgment, Supreme Court of India on Friday directed the CBI to constitute a Special Investigation Team and to investigate the alleged extra judicial killings in Manipur.

High Courts Cannot Entertain Challenges To Special Court Orders In Coal Scam Case

The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that challenges to the orders passed by the Special Court during the pendency of trial in the infamous Coal Scam can only be entertained by the Apex Court.

Stay On Cattle Rules Applicable To Entire Country

The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed off four petitions which challenged the May 25 Central notification, banning sale and purchase of cows and buffaloes at animal markets for slaughter after the union government submitted that it is taking a re-look.

Vijay Mallya Can’t Be Sentenced In His Absence

The Supreme Court on Friday indefinitely deferred the sentencing of business tycoon Vijay Mallya, convicted in the contempt case filed by consortium of banks headed by the SBI and said it could be done only after the government extradites him and produces before the judges.

Perjury Case: Ex-BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur Tenders Unconditional Apology

Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Thursday tendered fresh unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for filing a false affidavit in connection with a contempt case against him stating that he was never his intention to undermine the majesty of the apex court.

BCCI Case: Relief For AnuragThakur But Srinivasan In Fresh Trouble

The Supreme Court on Friday dropped perjury and contempt proceedings against former BCCI President Anurag Thakur after accepting his unconditional apology but its yet another former President N Srinivasan in trouble.

 SYL Canal Issue: SC Directs Punjab, Haryana To Respect And Execute Its Decree

Directing the states-Punjab and Haryana to “respect and execute” its earlier verdict to construct the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal’ the Supreme Court on Tuesday warned both the governments to ensure peace in their respective states and there should not be any agitation over the issue.

NHRC Has Been Reduced To A Toothless Tiger

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed regret over the reduction of the National Human Rights Commission to a “toothless tiger”. The observations were issued while directing the Central Bureau of Investigation to constitute a Special Investigation Team to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings in the State of Manipur.

 Green Signal For IIT, JEE Admissions 2017

Two days after granting stay on counselling and admission to IIT and NIT colleges, the Supreme Court on Monday vacated its previous order and gave a go-ahead for admission for this year.

PIL Against Burning Of Ravan Effigies During Dussehra Dismissed

Observing that under Article 25 of Constitution, any person can choose his or her own religion, the Supreme Court said it could not pass any direction to stop the burning of Ravan effigies during Dussehra festival. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Kehar dismissed a PIL seeking direction to the Centre and state governments to ban burning of Ravan effigies during Dussehra festival.

Bodies Exhumation Case: No Relief To Teesta

The Supreme Court did not give any relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad in a case in which she is accused of playing a role in illegal exhumation of bodies of some victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

 SC Gives Centre Four Weeks To Decide On Regulating NGOs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the Centre four weeks time to decide if it will bring in a legislation or guidelines to regulate government funds for NGOs and prosecute them in case of misuse, misappropriation of funds or non-filing of annual statements.

SC Pulls Up Centre For Delaying Decision On NRI Voting Rights

Pulling up the Centre, the Supreme Court allowed on Friday one last chance that is to tell by next Friday as to how it planned  to allow 25 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)across the world to participate in Indian elections through e-vote. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked the Centre to make it clear within one week if it planned to amend the Act or concerned Rules under the Representation of People’s Act.

Implement Guidelines On Rehabilitation Of Cured Mental Patients : SC To Centre, States

The Central government, states and Union Territories have been asked by the Supreme Court to implement the guidelines on rehabilitation of those who are cured of mental illness but still languishing in asylums due to unwillingness of their families to take them back.

 AAP Leader Ashish Khetan’s Plea Seeking Police Protection Dismissed

The Supreme Court dismissed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP leader) Ashish Khetan’s plea seeking police protection for himself and also framing of guidelines for agencies to deal with such cases.

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