High Courts Weekly Round-Up
Chhattisgarh High Court
The Chhattisgarh High Court recently held that the moment manufacturing process begins in an industry, the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 would be applicable, and therefore, the provisions of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 (BOCW Act) would cease to operate in a factory.
The ratio that justice not only to be done but also seems to be done equally applies to the victim also, said the Chhattisgarh High Court while transferring a case on a plea of a wife of a person allegedly killed in police custody.
Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court awarded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the wife and mother of two manual scavengers who died while cleaning sewerage in Bawana Industrial area here in the year 2011.
Providing solace to lonely senior citizen couples fighting legal battle with their ill-treating sons and daughters-in-law who refuse to vacate parents’ house despite court orders, a division bench of the Delhi High Court held that maintenance tribunal has the jurisdiction to pass an order of eviction under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
Coming to the aid of hundreds of homeless persons in the city, the Delhi High Court on Friday granted an interim stay on the closure of 38-night shelters in Delhi.
Karnataka High Court
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to Mohammed Nalapad Haris, son of Congress MLA NA Haris, who is in judicial custody for allegedly assaulting Vidvat Loganathan, son of a businessman, and said from the CCTV footage, the attack appears horrifying and terrifying.
Madhya Pradesh High Court
The Madhya Pradesh High Court, in Mukesh Kumar Umar v State of MP, held that different age criteria for the candidates from outside the state and the candidates who are domicile of state of Madhya Pradesh in relation to employment under the state government is discriminatory and unconstitutional.
Madras High Court
The Madras High Court issued a circular stating that even partly heard matters would now stand released from the Judges upon change of roster, and stipulating a procedure in case such retention is desired.
The Madras High Court, on Thursday, warned against the casual arrest of parents and relatives of boys in elopement cases involving underage couples, opining that this would amount to a “social wrong” at the hands of the Police.
Sikkim High Court
A full bench of Sikkim High Court, in State of Sikkim v Suren Rai, answering a reference to it by the division bench, held that administering oath to an accused while recording his confessional statement under Section 164 CrPC violates Article 20 (3) of the Constitution of India.