Article 370 abrogation upheld: How SC answered three key questions in the government’s favour

In a historic judgment delivered on December 11, 2023, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Union Government’s 2019 decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) under Article 370 of the Constitution. The Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, … Read more

Andhra Pradesh High Court Sets Up Special Bench to Expedite Cases Against Politicians

In response to directives from the Supreme Court, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has taken proactive measures to expedite and monitor cases filed against Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs). A division bench comprising Justice U. Durga Prasad Rao and Justice M. Kiranmayi convened on Thursday to address this matter. However, … Read more

Bombay High Court Affirms House Arrest Inclusion in Custody Calculation

In a recent judgment, the Bombay High Court clarified that the duration of house arrest should be considered as a period of arrest while calculating the total custody time of an accused. The division bench, comprising Justice AS Gadkari and Justice Shyam C Chandak, rendered this verdict while granting bail to Mohammed Farooq Shaikh, entangled … Read more

Supreme Court Holds State Electricity Board’s Supply Rate as Market Value for Section 80-IA Deductions

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has clarified the computation of deductions under Section 80-IA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, specifically regarding the determination of the market value of electricity. The case, *Commissioner Of Income Tax v M/s Jindal Steel & Power Limited,* revolved around M/s Jindal Steel & Power Limited’s claim for … Read more

Kerala High Court Upholds Senior Citizen’s Right to Company of Siblings and Close Relatives

In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court emphasized the entitlement of senior citizens to maintain connections with their siblings and close relatives, not limited solely to their children’s care. Justice Devan Ramachandran overturned a Maintenance Tribunal’s order that directed the relocation of a senior citizen to her aunt’s house, highlighting the importance of the … Read more

Supreme Court Rejects Compensation to Deceased Victim’s Brothers Under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

In a recent development, the Supreme Court, in its decisive order dated December 4, dismissed the compensation awarded to the brothers (respondents) of the deceased victim under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Court ruled against the notion that three older married siblings would be reliant on the victim’s earnings and highlighted that the victim … Read more

Supreme Court Rejects Imposition of Conjugal Stay Condition for Anticipatory Bail under Section 498A IPC: Landmark Ruling in Kunal Choudhary vs. The State of Jharkhand

In a groundbreaking judgment, the Supreme Court of India ruled that while granting anticipatory bail under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), imposing a condition mandating the accused husband to accommodate and maintain his wife cannot be enforced. The matter, presided over by a Division Bench of Justices Bela M. Trivedi and Satish … Read more

In A Landmark Ruling, The Allahabad High Court Reinforced The Termination Of An Arbitrator’s Mandate, Citing Unjustifiable Delays Spanning Over Eight Years In The Case Of Amit Agarwal V. Atul GuptA.

The judgment, delivered by Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal, underscored the arbitrator’s prolonged inaction and hasty proceedings post-application seeking removal, leading to the breach of Section 14 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. The case stemmed from a dispute initiated in 2006 between Amit Agrawal (the petitioner) and respondent No.1. The matter was referred to … Read more

Karnataka High Court Forms Committee To Enhance Amiability Between Legal And Law Enforcement Bodies

The Karnataka High Court has taken a significant step by constituting a High-Level Committee aimed at fostering a harmonious relationship between stakeholders in the Administration of Justice and the Law & Order Agency of the State. This action follows the investigation into the unfortunate assault on an advocate by police officials in Chikkamagalurudistrict. Chief Justice … Read more

Supreme Court Reverses Gujarat High Court’s Decision, Orders Continuation of Mehul Choksi Investigation

The Supreme Court recently intervened in a significant legal development, overturning a 2017 Gujarat High Court judgment that had quashed an FIR against businessman Mehul ChinubhaiChoksi, a prime accused in the PNB loan scam who fled India in 2017. The FIR, registered by the Ahmedabad Police in 2015, alleged offences including criminal breach of trust, … Read more

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