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Sexual Offences

Death of law intern raises concern

Pushpa Archal Lal died under mysterious circumstances days after the deceased filed a sexual harassment complaint against T Chandrakant Naik, advocate and Chetan Desai, Government Pleader on November 20, 2018.

November 26,2018

Case update

Why MK Sinha’s intervening application is so damning

Advocate Sunil Fernandes, on behalf of Manish Kumar Sinha IPS, DIG (Head of Branch), CBI, Anti-Corruption Branch, Nagpur, Maharashtra approached the Supreme Court pleading that Sinha’s transfer is arbitrary, motivated and mala fide, made solely with the purpose and intent to victimise the officer as the investigation revealed cogent evidence against certain powerful persons. Sinha demanded a Supreme Court `monitored SIT probe in the FIR against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, while also adding the the evidence in the FIR against Rakesh Asthana as well as the call records and messages on mobile phones on IO Devender Sharma be preserved, and his transfer be nullified.

November 20,2018

Case update

CVC report on Alok Verma ‘uncomplimentary on certain charges’: SC

CJI Ranjan Gogoi categorised the CVC report as: (1) very complimentary to petitioner on some charges, (2) not complimentary to some charges, (3) not very complimentary to some charges and (4) further probe required in some charges. CJI Gogoi also informed that Justice Patnaik had said that findings in CVC report are not by him. He has just supervised the probe as directed by the Court.

November 16,2018

Case update

[EXCLUSIVE] Centre sitting on Supreme Court diktat to publicise Section 377 judgment

The Union Government has not yet implemented the directions issued by the Supreme Court of India that required the Central Government to give wide-scale publicity to the Supreme Court judgment in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India.

November 15,2018

Case update

Rafale hearing: Supreme Court reserves judgment

The apex court has reserved the judgment on a clutch of four Public Interest Litigations filed by six persons, namely — the first two by Advocates M L Sharma and Vineet Danda, a third by AAP MLA Sanjay Singh, and the last one jointly filed by former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, former telecom minister Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

November 14,2018


Senior advocate designation: SC invites suggestions

Through a notice issued by the Registrar, Supreme Court of India, views/suggestions from stakeholders have also been solicited regarding the published names of the advocates aspiring to obtain the senior designation. Stakeholders have been requested to do the same within 15 days hence. Of 105 advocates who have sent in their applications, 15 are are women.

November 14,2018

Case update

#Sabarimala: Supreme Court allows open court hearing of review petitions

Now the matter will be heard on January 22, 2019 in the open court to enable the petitioners in the review petitions to present oral arguments to make out the case for the review of the decision of the Supreme Court permitting women’s into Sabarimala temple.

November 13,2018

Case update

Let legislature dwell on gender-neutral rape laws: Supreme Court

The Petitioner through a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) had stated that the Fundamental Rights guarantee equality in protection and safeguarding measures, and ensures no discrimination on the basis of sex, life with human dignity, to equality, bodily integrity and privacy.

November 13,2018

Transparency and Accountability

[Read order] CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI Gov Patel

The Commission has also called for the action taken report from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Office of the Finance Minister on a letter dated February 5, 2015 written by the former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding “a list of high profile fraud cases of non-performing assets and requested for coordinated investigation into the matter”.  

November 5,2018


President appoints 4 judges to the Supreme Court

President of India Ram Nath Kovind has today, November 1, 2018, signed off the warrant of appointments of Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi as judges of the Supreme Court of India.

November 1,2018

Case update

SC asks Centre to provide Rafale pricing details

A three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph has today, October 31, 2018, directed the Government of India to place before it in a sealed envelope the pricing and strategic details related to the Rafale deal within 10 days.

October 31,2018

Case update

Pune sessions court refuses bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreria

The Court noted that investigation is at very crucial stage, and thus accused are not entitled to be released on bail.

October 26,2018

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