Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Rape victim allowed to abort 24-week-old foetus as mother’s life in danger

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a 26-year-old alleged rape victim to abort a 24-week old foetus with severe abnormalities (despite a ban on medical termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks) as a medical board ordered by it declared that there was a danger to the mother’s life. 

Delhi Judicial Service Examination: Guidelines issued for making the process more transparent

Supreme Court of India on Tuesday issued some important Guidelines for making the process of selecting the Judicial officers of lower judiciary more transparent.

Section 311A of CrPC which empowers Magistrate to order to give specimen signatures not retrospective

A two Judge Bench of Supreme Court of India held that Section 311-A of Code of Criminal Procedure which has been introduced by Act No.25 of 2005 with effect from 23.06.2006 with respect to the powers of the Magistrate to order the person to give specimen signatures or handwriting is prospective in nature.

Retired employee bound by undertaking to adjust any excess payment made to him: SC

The Supreme Court in HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB &HARYANA VS.  JAGDEV SINGH, set aside a judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court which had allowed a Writ petition preferred by a retired Judicial officer wherein it held that the excess payment made to a retired employee towards salary and allowance prior to his retirement could not be recovered after his retirement, there being no fraud or misrepresentation on his part. 

 ‘Honour Killing’ in Kerala: accused acquitted 

The Supreme Court of India restored a Trial Court Judgement acquitting the accused in an alleged ‘Honour Killing’incident in Thodupuzha, Kerala, by setting aside a Judgment by High Court of Kerala.

Writ petition not maintainable against an Unaided Minority Institution

The Apex Court in COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT, LA MARTINIERE COLLEGE LUCKNOW, VS. VATSAL GUPTA AND ORS set aside an Allahabad High Court order wherein it had entertained a Writ petition against an unaided minority private Institution and had passed certain directions.

Permanent blacklisting of a company is impermissible in law

The Supreme Court in B.C. BIYANI PROJECTS PVT. LTD. VS. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND OTHERS held that order for blacklisting a company permanently is impermissible in law.

Contemnor Lawyer‘s Licence to Practice suspended for two years

The Supreme Court, removing a sentence of imprisonment imposed on an Advocate convicted for Contempt of Court, has ordered that his licence to practice will stand suspended for a period of two years.

Jindal Extortion Case: Zee News Editors directed to give Voice Samples

Supreme Court of India on Friday  directed the Zee News Editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia to give the voice samples in the extortion Case registered by Police based on a Complaint by  Jindal Steel Company. The Three Judge Bench modified some conditions in the impugned order to ensure the fairness of the process.

Delhi HC order imposing costs to quash criminal proceedings set aside

The Apex Court set aside imposition of costs on a person by Delhi High Court as a condition to quash criminal proceedings against him, which was an outcome of a matrimonial dispute between him and his wife. 

Virus of seeking adjournment has to be controlled: SC

A two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India cautioned the Trial Courts by saying that the virus of seeking adjournment has to be controlled. The Bench re-iterated that the recording of evidence should be continuous and followed by arguments and decision thereon within a reasonable time.

Jallikattu can’t be allowed merely because it is an Old Tradition: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refusing to lift the ban on Jallikettu sternly told Tamil Nadu Govt that it can’t allow Jallikattu merely because it is an Old Tradition

Petition to derecognize Shiv Sena& MNS on the ground of Hate Speeches by their leaders dismissed

A Supreme Court bench on Monday dismissed the PIL petition, filed in 2012, by Supreme Court advocate, BrijeshKalappa, to derecognize Shiv Sena and Maharashtra NavanirmanSena, on the ground that their leaders made hate speeches against North Indians.

Rahul Gandhi Defamation case: procedure followed by Magistrate questioned

The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised questions on the procedure followed by the Magistrate in the defamation case against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly blaming the RSS for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, during an election campaign in Maharashtra before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Defamation cases cannot be used as a political weapon

Staying the NBW against DMDK chief and actor politician Vijaykanth and his wife Premlatha in a defamation case, the Supreme Court on Thursday remarked that defamation cases should not be used as a political counter weapon against critics of governments. 

Notice issued to Mallya on contempt plea by banks

Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to business tycoon Vijay Mallya on a petition filed by a consortium of 17 banks including the State Bank of India seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against him for non-disclosure of his assets despite a specific order from the bench three months ago.

Status report on Jammu and Kashmir situation sought

Supreme Court on Friday sought a status report from solicitor general Ranjit Kumar on the prevailing situation in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir by Monday.