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Latest Law News (between 2014-10-01 and 2014-09-24)

Karnataka HC to hear Jaya&aposs bail plea on Oct 7 (2014-10-01)
(UNI) Jailed AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa will have to stay put at Central Jail in Parappana Agrahara following the decision of the Karnataka High Court today to take up the bail plea for further hearing on October 7.

No respite for Jayalalithaa from HC, bail plea adjourned till Oct 6 (2014-10-01)
(UNI) AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa, who is sentenced to four years in jail in the disproportionate assets case by a special court here, received no solace from the Karnataka High Court as her applications seeking bail and suspension of sentence were adjourned for further hearing by the court till October 6.

Karnataka HC posts hearing on Jaya's bail plea to Oct 6 (2014-09-30)
(UNI) The Karnataka HC today admitted four applications filed by AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa, who was sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined Rs 100 crore in a corruption case, and posted further hearing on the applications to October 6.

Calcutta HC orders stay on CBI probe into Sagar Ghosh murder case (2014-09-30)
(UNI) A two-judge bench of Calcutta HC today ordered a stay for nearly a month on CBI investigation into the alleged Sagar Ghosh murder in a western village of the state, that took place over a year ago.

Bombay HC rejects HRS chief bail in communal case (2014-09-30)
(UNI) The Bombay HC today rejected the bail application of Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) chief Dhananjay Desai. Desai is facing charges of alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy that resulted in the murder of 28-year-old Mohsin Shaikh on June 2 in Hadapsar in Pune and the violence that preceded following objectionable posts on a social media site.

PIL for reservation to Dhangar community filed in Bombay HC (2014-09-30)
(UNI) A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking direction to the Maharashtra government to provide reservation for dhangar (shepherd) community of the Maharashtra.

Himachal HC continues ban on animal sacrifices in religious places (2014-09-30)
(UNI) The HP HC has set aside the plea to review its landmark order imposing a ban on animal sacrifices in religious places in the state. A division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Sureshwar Thakur yesterday quashed the application.

Jaya files another application before HC (2014-09-30)
(UNI) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case, today filed the fifth application before the Karnataka High Court seeking it to take up her bail plea in the absence of special Prosecutor using Judge's Special Power.

Air Chief favours creating permanent Chairman CoSC (2014-09-30)
(UNI) In a clear sign of narrowing the differences among the armed forces over the issue of creation a post of Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Arup Raha has supported the idea of appointing permanent Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee(CoSC).

Calcutta HC orders CID inquiry into Tapas Pal's 'shoot-rape' speech (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Calcutta High Court today ordered a CID inquiry into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'shoot-and-rape' speech while warning rival CPI(M). Delivering the verdict in a crowded court-room, justice Nishita Matre asked the police to file an FIR within 72 hours against Pal.

SC's ruling on Coal blocks likely to have adverse impact on Economy (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today said the decision taken by the Supreme Court to cancel all but four coal blocks is likely to adversely impact the domestic coal supplies in the country and will erode investor confidence.

Child trafficking: SC asks Centre, states to tackle the issue seriously (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today directed the Centre and all states to file affidavits giving details of the steps taken by them to recover missing children. The apex court gave time till October 10 to the state chief secretaries to file their affidavits.

Punjab & Haryana HC to have 12 new additional Judges tomorrow (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Punjab and Haryana High Court will have 12 new Additional Judges who would be sworn in tomorrow.

HP CM corruption case: Delhi HC adjourns hearing till Oct 16 (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Delhi High Court, hearing PIL petition filled by NGO, Common Cause against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, accusing later for corruption and money laundering charges today again adjourned for next date. The next hearing will be scheduled for October 16.

Bombay HC refuses to hear Shiney Ahuja's appeal urgently (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Bombay High Court has refused to hear actor Shiney Ahuja, who sought urgent hearing of his appeal against his conviction and sentence in a rape case, while observing that older cases were pending and it saw no urgency as he was already out on bail.

Odisha HC lawyers cease work to protest former AG's arrest by CBI (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Lawyers of Odisha High Court Bar Association ceased work for two days from today in protest against the arrest of former Odisha Advocate General Ashok Mohanty. Odisha High Court Bar Association Secretary Bidyadhar Pradhan said the decision to abstain from work was taken at an emergency meeting of the High Court Bar Association this morning.

IT Cases: Madras HC dispenses with Jaya's appearance (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Madras High Court today dispensed with the personal appearance of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala, who were summoned to appear before an Economic Offences Court here on October 1 in connection with the cases pertaining to non-filing of Income Tax returns for the years 1992-93 and 1993-94.

Tripura HC achieved significant disposal and IT enables service (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Besides a significant rate of disposal of pending cases and institution of new cases in the High Court of Tripura, it is recognised as one of IT enable High Court in the country. According to a report, Tripura HC has introduced pull based SMS service for both litigant and respondents for the first time in the country.

State cannot compel citizens to declare religion: Bombay HC (2014-09-26)
(UNI) In a land mark order, the Bombay High Court today said that the government cannot compel any person to declare his religion in any document, form or declaration. A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and A S Chandurkar, while hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by three individuals -- passed an order.

Calcutta HC directs authorities to set up police posts at JU main gate (2014-09-26)
(UNI) A division bench of Calcutta High Court today directed the authorities to ensure security in and around the Jadavpur University campus. The direction came nearly five days after a series of agitations engulfed the prestigious institution, throwing it into a chaos.

SC slams Centre for slow cleaning process of holy Ganga (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today slammed the Centre for blaming the states for the extremely slow pace in the process of cleaning the holy river Ganga. The Centre has submitted to the Supreme Court the Ganga cleaning plan. A bench, headed by Justice TS Thakur, was not impressed by the plan.

Pramath Patnaik sworn in as Additional judge of Odisha HC (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Pramath Patnaik was today sworn in as an Additional Judge of Odisha High Court. He was administered the oath by Chief Justice Amitava Roy.

Calcutta HC orders CBI probe in Sagar Ghosh murder case (2014-09-26)
(UNI) Calcutta High Court today ordered a CBI inquiry into the alleged murder of Sagar Ghosh in Parui village of Birbhum district.

Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails: SC asks Centre for details (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to provide details of Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistani jails.

SC denies bail to Asaram in sexual assault case (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today declined to grant bail to self-styled godman Asaram in a sexual assault case. A bench, headed by Justice T S Thakur, said there is no urgency to grant bail to the petitioner on medical grounds.

SC directs CJM to probe into Chhattisgarh lawyer's gangrape allegation (2014-09-26)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today directed Chief Judicial Magistrate(CJM), Bilaspur Chhattisgarh to probe into the allegations of 35-year-old woman lawyer, an alleged victim of gangrape. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha yesterday took suo motu cognisance of the allegation made by the lawyer after she informed the court that she had consumed phenyl as justice was not being done to her.

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