Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Magistrate Can’t Order Further Investigation At Post Cognizance Stage

A two Judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday held that Magistrate cannot order further investigation after the cognizance has been taken, process has been issued and accused has entered appearance in response thereto.

Right To Private Defence Is Available Even When There Is Reasonable Apprehension Of Danger To Life

The Supreme Court, in Suresh Singhal vs. State, held that
a mere reasonable apprehension of danger to life is enough to put the right of self-defence into operation and it is not necessary that there should be an actual commission of the offence in order to give rise to the right of private defence.

Appointment Of Principal In Minority Institution Open To Judicial Review

Supreme Court of India on Wednesday held that
the process of appointment of a principal in minority institution is open to judicial review. The was hearing an appeal filed by Mrs. Ivy C.DA. Conceicao against the Judgment of Bombay High Court at Goa whereby the High Court rejected her writ petition challenging the appointment of Principal in Rosary Higher Secondary School run by Diocesan Society.

Formulate Policy To Eradicate Leprosy In A Month : SC To Centre


Acting on a visually challenged lawyer Pankaj Sinha’s petition, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to formulate a policy to eradicate leprosy and asked it to file the scheme before the court in four weeks after taking on board all states also.

Death Penalty Of BSF Ex-Head Constable Balbir Singh Stayed For 6 Months

The Supreme Court stayed death penalty awarded to former BSF head constable Balbir Singh
, who was found guilty of murdering his senior officer. A bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice UU Lalit granted six months’ stay on his execution, permitting him to challenge the orders passed by the competent authority, as also the court martial proceedings.

Retrial Can Be Ordered Only In Exceptional Cases

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an order for retrial may be passed only in exceptional cases, where the appellate court is satisfied that an omission or irregularity has occasioned in failure of justice.

Three Persons Shall Represent BCCI In ICC Meet

On a plea for clarity by the BCCI, the Supreme Court on wednesday said that all three persons — CEO of IDBI bank Vikram Limaye and board officials Amitabh Chaudhary and Anirudh Chaudhary authorised by it on January 30 will represent the Board in the crucial International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Dubai.

Compensation Ordered By Himachal HC To Teenager For Getting Electrocuted Reduced

Supreme Court reduced the amount of compensation awarded to a teenager by the Himachal Pradesh High Court by 35 lakhs. The boy was fully paralysed after getting electrocuted by a high tension live wire.

Officer’s ACR Is Part Of His ‘Service Record’

The Supreme Court, in P Sivanandi vs Rajeev Kumar, held that the Annual Confidential Report (ACR) of an officer forms a part of his ‘service record’. The bench also held that the ACR could not be ignored for the purposes of his promotion merely on the ground that it was written after some delay, as no prejudice is caused to the officer.

Is Monetary Compensation Sole Remedy For Wrongful Deprivation Of Admission? Matter Refered To Larger Bench


Can compensation be an adequate or sole remedy for wrongful deprivation of admission, a Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice RF Nariman, in S. Krishna Sradha vs. State Of Andhra Pradesh, asked itself while referring to the correctness of Chandigarh Administration case for re-consideration by a larger bench.

 Jallikattu: SC Refuses To stay New TN Ordinance, Slams Govt. For Violation Of SC Judgment

 After an hour-long stormy hearing, the Supreme Court on Tuesday did not stay the new law brought in by the Tamil Nadu government to allow the bull taming sport but slammed the state government for failing to maintain law and order during the protests and also allowing “willful violation” of the apex court orders.

Bail To Asaram Denied , Directed Registration Of FIR For Fake RTI Reply, Costs Imposed

It was a bad day for the self-styled godman, Asaram, who sought Supreme Court’s indulgence to grant him regular bail in the case involving sexual assault of a minor girl, and an interim bail on medical grounds. The Supreme Court bench of the Chief Justice of India, Justice J.S.Khehar and Justice N.V.Ramana, took up Asaram’s case
as the very first item at 10.30 A.M. today, and spent about an hour and a half, hearing all his three petitions.

PIL Against President Of India: Petitioners Barred From Filing Any PIL in Any Court

The Supreme Court on Monday debarred two PIL petitioners from filing any public interest litigations in any constitutional courts in India. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumati dismissed the PIL in which President Pranab Mukherjee was arraigned as first respondent.

SC Refuses To Pass Interim Order On PIL Against Allotment Of 2 Houses To UP CM

In yet another shot in the arm of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass any interim direction in a PIL which raised objection to the allotment of two official residences to him in Lucknow.

Jolly LLB 2: HC Panel Allowed To Scrutinize Movie

In a setback to Fox Star Studios, the producers of Akshay Kumar starrer movie Jolly LLB2, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to order the release of the movie and permitted the three-member panel appointed by the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court to view it today afternoon and ascertain if it showed any scenes denigrating the judiciary

 Aircel-Maxis Case: SC Refuses To Stay Trial Court Order Discharging Marans

A day after a special CBI court in Delhi discharged former union minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal in the illegal 2G spectrum case, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the trial court order but tightened the noose against the accused who have been avoiding court summons.

Nirbhaya Case: SC To Re-hear On Question Of Sentence

In a surprising and sudden move, the Supreme Court Wednesday gave some hope to the four death row convicts in the sensational Nirbhaya case saying it would re-examine and re-assess the capital punishment awarded to them by the trial court which was upheld by the Delhi High Court.

Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print Regulation Of Private Coaching Centres: Petitioner Asked To Approach Authorities


Supreme Court of India on Friday declined to interfere in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for regulation of private coaching institutes. The Bench comprising Justice A.K. Goel and Justice UU Lalit has asked the Petitioner- Students Federation of India (SFI) to raise the issue before the concerned authorities.

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