Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

The Supreme Court directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to provide security to a female lawyer, Ambika Das who was allegedly manhandled by policemen and others inside Lajpat Nagar police station. Further the vacation bench consisting of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice A.K. Sikri has also asked the Joint Commissioner of Police to file an affidavit after considering all aspects of the matter. – 29 - 05 - 2014

A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, in a momentous decision, simplified the course of action to be adopted in patent litigation, in order to avoid multiplicity of proceedings. - 03 – 06 – 2014

Two death row convicts, in the brutal December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi Court verdict. - 03 – 06 – 2014

The Supreme Court stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Further, the apex court referred a plea that review petitions in death penalty cases should not be heard and decided in chamber proceedings to the Constitution bench. - 03 – 06 – 2014

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a fresh plea against Campa Cola Society residents’ imminent eviction and demolition. – 31 – 05 – 2014

A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice A.K. Sikri dismissed Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s plea for his transfer to house arrest. The court however, modified the order restricting sale of property, to raise the amount for his interim bail. The Bench further referred the proceedings to a larger three-judge to be constituted by the Chief Justice of India, keeping in view the importance of the issues that fall for determination in these proceedings and the ramifications that the directions issued by this Court may have. Senior Advocate, Mr. Fali S. Nariman was appointed as the amicus curiae, having regard to the nature of these proceedings and the stakes that are involved. However, his consent is yet to be taken.  – 04 – 06 – 2014

The Supreme Court of India has upheld the conviction of Uttar Pradesh lawyer Bal Kishan Giri for contempt of Court for his “wild and scandalous” accusations against Judges of the Allahabad High Court and several other judicial officers  in the case Bal Kishan Giri vs.State of U.P. The Allahabad High Court had convicted the lawyer for contempt of court under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 and sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for one month and slapped a fine of Rs.20,000.  – 29 – 05 – 2014

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