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High Courts Weekly Round-Up

Ashok KM
24 April 2017 4:20 AM GMT
High Courts Weekly Round-Up
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Bombay High CourtThe Bombay High Court held that there cannot be a fresh FIR on receipt of every subsequent information in respect of the same cognizable offence or the same incident giving rise to one or more cognizable offences.The High Court ordered a probe into Lakhan Bhaiyya fake encounter case.Justice KR Shriram of the High Court on Friday directed its registry to issue suo-motu...

Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court held that there cannot be a fresh FIR on receipt of every subsequent information in respect of the same cognizable offence or the same incident giving rise to one or more cognizable offences.

The High Court ordered a probe into Lakhan Bhaiyya fake encounter case.

Justice KR Shriram of the High Court on Friday directed its registry to issue suo-motu contempt notice against a litigant who started shouting during the middle of court proceedings and asked him (Justice Shriram) to “behave like a public servant”.

The High Court set aside the rape conviction of one Anant Shivde, giving him the benefit of doubt after it was found that the evidence of the prosecution suffers from several infirmities as well as improbabilities.

The Court rejected a bail application filed by Pravin Mishra alias Sachin, an associate of international fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.

On Tuesday, the High Court asked the state government whether there was a policy or scheme in place for children born to victims of rape. The division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai also sought to know whether the state...

Js. GS Patel of the High Court imposed ‘Reasonable’ cost of Rs. 184 for petition withdrawal

Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently ordered the Income Tax Department to refund in valid/new currency, any money held by it on account of a Court order.

Chhattisgarh High Court

The Chhattisgarh High Court dismissed with costs a PIL seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or National Investigation Agency into the unfortunate incident of falling of the dome which was being prepared for the Prime Minister to address the public

Delhi High Court

A division bench of Delhi High Court headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the government to approach the International Court of Justice for securing the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been illegally detained at an unknown location in Pakistan and also sentenced by a military court there.

The High Court, in Sunil Mittal vs Darzi on Call, held that merely because the proprietor of trade mark have not felt the need to take action against some for using his trade name, as according to him, such use does not affect his business

The High Court permanently restrained two Ola, Uber Driver Unions from strike.

Kerala High Court

A division bench of Kerala High Court refused a judge’s plea to expunge certain remarks made in a judgment in which some critical observations were made against him, though it clarified that none of those observations shall stand in the way of career progression of the judge in any manner.

The High Court dismissed a plea to direct Kerala Public Service Commission to conduct the Lower Division Clerk examination online instead of on OMR basis.

Taking a note of the ‘sad state of affairs’ prevailing in the state in the matter of crime investigation, the Kerala High Court asked the government to take some concrete action to separate crime investigation and the maintenance of law and order.

The High Court of Kerala, through Justice Devan Ramachandran, in a recent case held that the jurisdiction vested / exercised by the Admission Supervisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as ASC) is intended exclusively to operate in favour of students.

Madhya Pradesh High Court

A single bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court allowed an applicant to deposit a requisite court fees in a criminal complaint case after he prayed due to demonetization he was unable to deposit it following financial constraints.

The High Court held the court in a writ jurisdiction cannot direct the State to include or exclude any caste in the list of Scheduled Tribes published under the authority of the President of India.

The High Court held “no college has any statutory, fundamental or any vested right to claim that it should be made an examination centre”.

Madras High Court

The Madras High Court quashed a maintenance case filed against actor Dhanush by a couple claiming to be his biological parents. Justice PN Prakash, who penned the verdict, also rejected their plea to do the actor’s DNA profiling.

Patna High Court

Upholding a single judge bench judgment that held a partition suit cannot be filed directly in a Permanent Lok Adalat, a division bench of Patna High Court observed that forums of Permanent Lok Adalat are being misused by dishonest litigants in connivance with certain judicial officers, who have superannuated and are invited to man such forums.

Rajasthan High Court

The Rajasthan High Court, in Dr Anjana Vyas vs National Law University, held that writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is maintainable against the National Law University, Jodhpur.

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