Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Decree Of Injunction Can Be Executed Against Legal Representatives Of Deceased Judgment-Debtor

The Supreme Court in PrabhakaraAdiga vs. Gowri, held that a decree for injunction can also be executed against legal representatives of the deceased judgment-debtor, in view of the specific provisions contained in section 50 of the Code of Civil Procedure. 

Post-Acquisition Allottee Has No Locus To Contest Claim For Enhancement Of Compensation

The Supreme Court in Satish Kumar Gupta vs. State of Haryana, held that the mere fact that the government chooses to determine the allotment price with reference to compensation price determined by the court does not provide any locus to an allottee to contest the claim for enhancement of compensation.

Interpretation Of Documents And Examination Of Its Effect, Involves Questions Of Law

The Supreme Court in Sk. Bhikan vs. Mehamoodabee, observed that when a High Court is called upon to interpret the documents and examine its effect, it involves questions of law and it is obligatory upon the High Court to decide such questions on merits

 ‘Perverse’ Judgment Of Acquittal By Andhra Pradesh HC In Double Murder Case Set Aside

Setting aside what it called a ‘perverse’ judgment by Andhra Pradesh High Court, the Supreme Court convicted the sole accused in a double murder case in which a 12-year=old girl and her father were killed.

Frame Policy For Rehabilitation Of Cured Inmates In Mental Asylums

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave eight weeks’ time to the Centre to frame a policy on rehabilitation of inmates in mental asylums who have completely recovered from the disease and said it was wrong and inhuman to make them live with those suffering the mental ailment. 

Observe Judicial Restraint While Quashing Non-Compoundable Offences

The Supreme Court, in CBI vs. Sadhu Ram Singla, observed that judicial restraint need to be observed while quashing criminal cases of non-compoundable nature on the basis of settlement arrived between the parties.

Challenge Against Allahabad HC Ruling Upholding 25% Quota For Minorities In UP Pension Scheme Rejected

Dismissing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) preferred by the Hindu Front for Justice, the Supreme Court upheld the Allahabad High Court ruling which had held that blocking 25 per cent of benefits in a pension scheme in favour of minorities is not invalid.

Relief To Widow Of ‘Schizophrenic’ Army Personnel

In a relief to the widow of a ‘schizophrenic’ Army personnel, the Supreme Court ordered to pay the disability pension to her and other substituted legal heirs of Ex. Gnr. Laxmanram Poonia.

PIL On Military Land Grab: Notice To Centre, Army

The Supreme Court sought response from the Centre and Army on a PIL highlighting the encroachment of more than 12,000 acre of military land by the private realtors and land mafias across the country.

Water Pollution: Closure Of Industrial Units Without Effluent Treatment Plants Ordered

In a major step to bring down pollution of water bodies including major rivers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, directed state pollution control boards not to allow industrial units to operate if they do not have effluent treatment plants.

States Directed To Take Steps To Fill Jail Officers’ Vacancies By Mar. 31

Taking serious view over the inadequate number of jail officers across the country, the Supreme Court directed all state governments to take “concrete” steps to fill the vacancies by March 31.

CLAT Age Limit: SC Asks Bar Council Of India To Re-consider

Supreme Court of India on Monday asked Bar Council of India to re-consider the age-limit restriction imposed by it for appearing Common Law Admission Test.

Pollution: Pulling Up WB, SC Summons Its Environment Secretary

Pulling up West Bengal, the Supreme Court on Monday, summoned the state’s environment secretary for failure to file an affidavit on steps to curb pollution and ensure cleanliness in mid-day meals despite repeated direction.

KalilkhoPul Suicide Note: Wife Withdraws Letter To SC Objecting To Hearing On Judicial Side And Choice Of Bench

In a surprise development just before the Supreme Court was set to hear a petition filed by late Arunachal Pradesh KalikhoPul’s wife seeking a CBI probe into bribe allegations leveled in his suicide note, including against Supreme Court judges, the wife withdrew the letter.