Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Despite Inconsistencies In Statements By Minor Rape Victim, SC Upholds Conviction; But Reduces Sentence

The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a man accused of raping a minor, even though it found that there were inconsistencies in the statements given by the prosecuterix.

S.45(1) Of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 So Far As It Imposes 2 Further Conditions For Bail Unconstitutional

A two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday held that Section 45(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, insofar as it imposes two further conditions for release on bail, is unconstitutional as it violates Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India.

 All Petitions On Beef Ban In M’rashtra Must Be Listed Before One Bench

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said all petitions relating to beef ban in Maharashtra should be listed before one bench only and sent the batch of pleas to be placed before the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for direction.

No Multi-Level Parking In Taj Trapezium Zone: ‘Let Tourists Walk Around The World Heritage Site’, Says SC

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta on Monday declined to grant permission for the construction of a multi-level parking in the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ), asking the Uttar Pradesh government to let tourists walk in the 10,400 sq ft stretch surrounding the historic Taj Mahal rather than commute by vehicles.

 SC Disposes Of ‘Premature’ Petition To Defer Movie Padmavati’s Release

Hours after it was reported that the makers of controversial film Padmavati have decided to defer the release date of the film from December 1, the Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by a lawyer seeking direction to the CBI for registration of FIR against the director and producer of the film.

 INX Media Case: SC Allows Karti Chidambaram’s UK Travel Upon Undertaking To Return By Dec 10

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar on Monday granted permission to Karti Chidambaram to travel to the United Kingdom in December.

 SC Refuses To Modify Its Order To Interact With Hadiya In Open Court

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday refused to modify it’s order to examine Akhila alias Hadiya in open court and said such the  plea for in-camera proceeding will be “dealt with” next Monday, the scheduled date of interaction with 24-year-old woman.

Deposit 275Cr By Dec 31,Do Not Alienate Property: SC To Jaypee Directors

 The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY. Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar on Wednesday issued injunction restraining the 13 directors of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), the parent company of the debt-ridden Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL), from transferring, alienating or otherwise dealing with, or disposing of, any property and assets belonging to them without the prior permission of the court. The said order of the apex court also extends to the personal assets of the family members of the directors.

Deplorable Air Quality In Delhi NCR: SC Declines To Revoke Ban On Use Of Petcoke, Furnace Oil In UP, Rajasthan & Haryana

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta on Wednesday declined to allow applications for the recall of its order dated October 24, imposing a ban on the use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in any industrial process in the states of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh w.e.f., November 1.

SC Directs Appellants To Deposit Rs.2 Crores With Registry Within Four Weeks To Ensure Next Listing Of The SLP

The Supreme Court bench of justices Madan B.Lokur and Deepak Gupta, on Friday, directed appellants in a case involving unauthorised construction of high-rise residential-cum-commercial complex in Vododara, Gujarat, to deposit an amount of Rs.2 crores within four weeks in the registry of the court, to ensure that the matter is listed again.

 Bombay HC Receiver To Assist In Auctioning Sahara’s Aamby Valley :SC

Moving ahead with its plan to auction Sahara’s Aamby Valley to recover part of the money to be payed to duped investors, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Receiver of Bombay High Court to help the Liquidator in getting it auctioned.

Lucknow Medical College Case: SC Bench Says Allahabad HC “Abandoned Judicial Propriety”

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, directed a Medical College in Lucknow to grant compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to the students it had admitted for the Academic Year 2017-18.

Bar Council Elections: SC Allows Right Of Franchise Subject To Application For Verification

The Supreme Court bench of Justice R. K. Agrawal and Justice AM Sapre on Friday permitted advocates who have submitted their application for verification in Form ‘A’ of the Bar Council Place and Certificate of Practice (Verification) Rules of 2015, together with their law degrees to the respective State Bar Councils, to get their names incorporated in the electoral rolls for the purpose of contesting as well as voting in the state bar council elections.

2002 Post-Godhra Riots Gangrape: SC Gives Gujarat Govt Time Till Early-January To Submit Report On Action Against Convicted Cops, Docs

The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra granted time till the first week of January to the Gujarat government to inform the court whether it had initiated any departmental action against six police officers and two doctors involved in a 2002 post-Godhra riots gangrape case in the state.

SC Stresses On Implementation Of Scheme For Urban Homeless

Emphasizing that the government had an obligation to help the poor and provide them shelter, the Supreme Court directed Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal governments to prepare and present a roadmap for implementation of such a scheme

Can Live Court Proceedings Be Connected With National Judicial Data Grid? SC Asks Centre

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, directed the Centre to consider connecting live Court proceedings with the National Judicial Data Grid.

SC Approves Changes In SIT On Manipur Encounter Deaths

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B.Lokur and Uday Umesh Lalit, on Thursday, November 23, approved changes of personnel in the Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted by the CBI under the directions of the Court.   The changes were requested by the CBI for administrative reasons.

SC Reserves Judgment On Petition Challenging CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana’s Appointment

The Supreme Court bench of Justice RK Agrawal and Justice AM Sapre on Friday reserved judgment on a writ petition, filed by NGO Common Cause, seeking the quashing of the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as the CBI special director.