High Courts Weekly Round-Up
Bombay High Court
A full bench of the Bombay High Court held that a dying declaration cannot be rejected merely because it was not read over to the declarant. The three-judge bench of Justice RK Deshpande, Justice SB Shukre and Justice MG Giratkar of the Nagpur bench held the same after a division bench of the high court had framed a question for reference to a larger bench, the question was: “Whether a dying declaration can be rejected merely because the same is not read over to the declarant and the declarant admitting the same to have been correctly recorded?”
Gujarat High Court
The Gujarat High Court issued notices to the Centre, the GST Council, GST network and the state of Gujarat on a petition moved by a Vadodara-based company and its shareholder urging that certain provisions of the Gujarat GST Act and the Central GST Act be declared unconstitutional and ultra vires in as much as it denies transitional credit.
Karnataka High Court
A division bench of Karnataka High Court set aside a single bench order that had quashed the Union Home Ministry’s order entrusting the probe of RSS leader murder case to the National Investigating Agency.
The Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari reportedly dropped an inquiry initiated against a senior District and Sessions Court Judge, after Justice J. Chelameswar wrote a scathing letter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra last week, challenging the propriety of the inquiry which was initiated at the behest of the Centre.
Kerala High Court
The High court of Kerala held that the Govt cannot insist on production of certificate from any institution to declare conversion of faith of person
Madhya Pradesh High Court
The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently, while hearing a habeas corpus petition, came across two Aadhaar cards pertaining to one individual bearing the same number, having different dates of birth and directed the state government and the Unique Identification Authority of India to conduct enquiries in this regard.