Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up
Motor Accident Claim: Absence Of Permit Is Statutory Breach Of Policy Condition Absolving Insurer, Holds SC
The Supreme Court held that plying of the transport vehicle in public without permit is a statutory breach and if such a vehicle gets involved in an accident, the insurer will be absolved of liability to pay.
Supreme Court Stays Arrest Of Activist Trupti Desai In A Case Filed Under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
Amidst pendency of review petitions by the Union as well as several states against the controversial judgment in Dr. Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. State of Maharashtra, where the apex court, in directing preliminary enquiry prior to arrest and lifting the absolute ban on anticipatory bail, diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989, the Supreme Court on Monday granted an interim stay on the arrest of activist Trupti Prashant Desai in connection with a FIR under the said Act.
SC Turns Down Suhaib Ilyasi’s Interim Bail Plea; Asks Him To Approach HC
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant interim bail to television producer Suhaib Ilyasi who is facing life imprisonment for the murder of his wife. The vacation bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, hearing the SLP preferred by Ilyasi, required him to surrender in compliance with the direction of the Delhi High Court on May 14.
Sharing Derogatory Post Against Women Journalists: SC Asks BJP leader S. Ve. Shekher To Appear And Seek Bail From Trial Court
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend the interim stay on the arrest of BJP leader S.Ve. Shekher, requiring him to appear and seek regular bail from trial Court. The vacation bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar was hearing his SLP arising out of the May 10 judgment of the Madras High Court declining his anticipatory bail application, and holding that sharing or forwarding of a message in social media equals the acceptance and endorsement of the view expressed therein.
SC Notices To Centre, Assam, Meghalaya On Habeas Corpus Petition For ULFA’s Peace Mediator Rebati Phukan
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices on a habeas corpus petition instituted in respect of Rebati Phukan, the United Liberation Front of Assam’s (ULFA) peace mediator who has been missing since April.