Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Expenditure Incurred To Earn Dividend Income On Shares Not Deductible

In an important verdict, the Supreme Court, in Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited vs Dy Commissioner of Income-Tax, held that Section 14A of the Income Tax Act would apply to dividend income on which tax is payable under Section 115-O of the Act.

No Condonation Of Delay In Payment Of Rent For Wilful Defaulters

The Supreme Court, in Pawan Kumar Gupta vs BR Gupta, held that condonation of delay in payment of rents can take place only when defaulting tenant so pleads with justifiable reasons which would show that he was prevented from compliance by circumstances beyond his control.

SC Upholds Family Court Order Asking Husband To Vacate His Own Home During Pendency Of Divorce Case

The Supreme Court, in Samir Vidyasagar Bhardwaj vs Nandita Samir Bhardwaj, upheld an interim order by a family court in Maharashtra, which directed a husband to remove himself from his own home and not to visit there until the divorce petition under challenge is finally decided.

Confiscation Proceedings Independent Of Main Criminal Case

The Supreme Court, in State of Madhya Pradesh vs Kallo Bai, clarified that confiscatory proceedings are independent of the main criminal proceedings, and it is meant to provide a deterrent mechanism and to stop further misuse of the vehicle.

SC Allows CBI’s Plea Against Dropping Of Charges Against Lalu Prasad Yadav In Fodder Scam

In a huge setback to RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav and two others, the Supreme Court on Monday restored criminal conspiracy charges against him in a fodder scam case.

Publish Annual Report, Update All Plans, Make Website Multilingual: SC Directs National Disaster Management Authority

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the National Disaster Management Authority to regularly publish its Annual Report, to review and update all plans, and to make its website multilingual, “so that all concerned may benefit”. 

SC Issues Notice On PIL Seeking Complete Ban On Female Genital Mutilation

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking a complete ban on the practice of female genital mutilation or khatna, and demanding that it be declared as a cognizable, non-compoundable and non-bailable offence.

CBI Failed To Live Up To It’s Reputation

Though the Supreme Court allowed appeals preferred by the Central Bureau of Investigation by restoring criminal conspiracy charges against Lalu Prasad and others in a fodder scam case, the bench, commenting on the delay caused in filing SLPs, said it is surprised at the conduct of the CBI in such important matters and how such delay could take place. 

Killing Of Stray Dogs: SC Issues Notice On Contempt Plea

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the ‘Stray Dogs Eradication Group’ and the Attingal Municipality in Kerala on a Contempt Petition alleging that several stray dogs were butchered last month, despite several SC orders urging them to abstain from the act. 

Vijay Mallya Guilty Of Contempt

A two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that industrialist Vijay Mallya is guilty of contempt for willful disobedience of Supreme Court’s order. The Bench has directed him to personally appear before the Court on July 10 to declare the sentence. 

Justice Karnan Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Court, Six Months Jail Term Awarded

In an unprecedented act, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan to 6 months in jail for contempt. 

Senkumar Case: SC Closes Contempt Proceedings Against Kerala Govt

The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed the contempt proceedings initiated against  Kerala Chief Secretary Nalini Netto for delay in reinstatement of expelled Kerala DGP T P Senkumar  after accepting her “unconditional apology”.

SC Declines HIV-Infected Woman’s Plea To Abort, Orders Bihar Govt. To Pay 3L Compensation

The Supreme Court declined to allow HIV-infected Patna-based woman to terminate her pregnancy, citing danger to her life. A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra relied on the report filed by a board of doctors from the All India Medical Science (AIIMS), which suggested danger to her life, if she was allowed to terminate her pregnancy at this stage. 

SC Tags New Plea Challenging Aadhaar Act With Matters Pending Before Constitution Bench

Supreme Court of India on Tuesday referred a new petition challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act to the Constitution Bench dealing with the Aadhar MATTERS.

Suo Motu PIL On Central Selection Mechanism For Subordinate Judiciary: SC Seeks Response From States

Taking cognizance on a letter issued by Law Ministry to Secretary General of Supreme Court, a three Judge Bench of Supreme Court of India issued notice in a suo motu PIL to state governments seeking their response on Central Selection Mechanism for Subordinate judiciary to make selections to the subordinate judiciary across the Country.

SC Praises Haji Ali Dargah For Removing Encroachments

Appreciating the efforts undertaken by Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah in removing encroachments in the 500 square metre area of the historic shrine, the Supreme Court ordered complete removal within four weeks. 

SC Issues Important Interim Directives On Medical Course Admission

The Supreme Court, while considering a plea by Dar-Us-Slam Educational Trust, issued certain important interim directions with regard to admissions in medical colleges across the country.

SC Allows Urgent Hearing Of Plea Against Compulsory Linkage Of Aadhaar For Welfare Schemes

Supreme Court of India on Friday agreed to hear an urgent plea to stay the Notifications issued under Section 7 of the impugned Act, by various Ministries, making possession of Aadhaar number as a mandatory pre-condition for availing 17 social benefits schemes like Midday meal, Disability pension etc. The petition will be heard by a two Judge Bench on May,17. 

SC Provisionally Permits Tamil Nadu Lower Courts To Write Judgments In Tamil And English

The Supreme Court on Thursday passed an interim order staying a Madras High Court verdict from 2014, which had quashed an earlier ruling on allowing Lower Courts in Tamil Nadu to use both English and Tamil.

SC Orders To Appoint New Executive Officer For Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Continuing to take keen interest in the issue, the Supreme Court ordered that a new executive officer should be appointed for the historic Shree Padmanabhaswamy temple by June 18 in consultation with the temple trust.