High Courts Weekly Round-Up
Allahabad High Court
The Allahabad High Court restrained a lawyer from entering the Courts taking note of his unethical practice of using the identity of other Advocate by using his name and enrolment number.
Andhra Pradesh High Court
The High Court of Andhra Pradesh reiterated that an application for grant of an arms licence shall not be refused on a vague ground such as absence of genuine need.
The High court observed that mere apprehension of litigants that they might not get justice from a particular judge, because the judge dismissed around 45 appeals within three days, is not a ground to transfer the case to another court.
The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has held that relatives of complainant wife does not become ‘Relative of the Husband’ to attract Section 498A IPC.
Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court, dismissed a plea of Reliance Industries seeking injunction against Concord Enviro Systems Pvt. Ltd from using a ‘deceptively similar’ logo.
“We will pay the money for the child’s admission” said Bombay High Court Judge Justice V.M Kanade when school authorities refused a poor widow’s request to pay admission fee in instalments. Justice V.M Kanade was presiding the Division Bench which considered the plea of a widow whose kid was denied admission without paying Rs. 30,000 as Admission fee which includes ‘Building Development Fund” also.
Calcutta High Court
The Calcutta High Court quashed Show-cause cum demand notice demanding Service Tax from former Indian Cricket Team captain, Saurav Ganguly.
Gujarat High court
The Gujarat High Court stayed Chief Information Commission’s order which had required the Gujarat University to provide more details about Post Graduation Degree of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The High Court reversed a Trial Court Judgment in which the Trial Court had acquitted some accused in Viramgam town riot case where three members of Muslim community were killed on February 28, 2002, a day after Sabarmati Express train was burnt in Godhra killing 59 karsevaks.
Kerala High Court
The High Court of Kerala directed the Secretary, Higher Education department, Government of Kerala to take a decision on resuming the evening LLB course ,at Government Law College , Ernakulam.
Madras High Court
The Madras High Court in a recent case observed that merely because someone who committed suicide, had written in his/her suicide note that a person is responsible for her death, that person will not be convicted under Section 306 of Indian Penal Code for abetment of Suicide.
Manipur High Court
The Manipur High Court, refusing to quash an arrest warrant issued by State women’s Commission, held that, at the stage of inquiry, the commission has the power of Civil Court to summon and ensure attendance of any person from any part of India.
Patna High Court
The Patna High Court upheld a notification of Bihar Government, issued in 1980, extending the protection of Sanction to police officers of the state charged with the maintenance of public order. The Full Bench referring to Apex Court decision in Om Prakash vs. State of Jharkhand, also quashed an order of Chief Judicial Magistrate taking cognizance of the offences allegedly committed by Rail Police officer.