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14 Sep
Delhi High Court denies bail to two accused persons in #DelhiRiots case of violence against the @DelhiPolice in which HC Ratan Lal lost his life.
Noting that the footage of the two accused persons at the "Scene of Crime is quite egregious," the court said it was "sufficient to keep the Petitioner(s) in custody."
Comparing the cases to those of other accused who were given bail in the matter, the court said the Petitioners "did not satisfy the ingredients to claim bail on ground of parity with the other none of those co-accused...were caught in an overt act..."
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14 Sep
BREAKING UPDATE: Attorney General grants sanction to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against @NijiSachiv for his YouTube video with allegedly “scurrilous" "vituperative" and "highly derogatory" words against Supreme Court and its judges.
Application by Law Student had stated that video titled ‘Ajeet Bharti Roasts Supreme Court, High Courts’ which was uploaded on @NijiSachiv’s
YouTube channel DO Politics “is not only in bad taste but also clearly crosses the line between constructive criticism and contempt”
Law student had alleged in the application that in the said video @NijiSachiv abused Supreme Court “using extremely crass and obscene language”, “tried to disgrace it on lines of rampant corruption, nepotism, being sold” and “directing protests and riots throughout the country”.
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14 Sep
@dir_ed moves Delhi High Court seeking quashing of notices issued to its officers in Delhi on an FIR registered by the Kalighat PS in Kolkata on a complaint by @AITCofficial leader Abhishek Banerjee.
S. 160(1) CrPC notices have been issued to the Enforcement Directorate officers working from the headquarters in Delhi. ED states in its petition that it has been investigating into the illegal coal
mining scam and the role of Abhishek Banerjee in the scam.
ED states that the said FIR has been registered with a malafide intention to derail the investigation under PMLA being conducted by it in the illegal coal mining scam.
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14 Sep
[Access to Justice] Preliminary Research into available data in order to determine as to what extent, access to justice has been effected due to pandemic.
Kerala: 14 districts

i. [Kasargod]
Number of orders/ judgments Pre-pandemic: 2069
Number of Order/Judgments Post-pandemic: 913

Source: District Court Website
ii. [Thalassery, Kannur]

Number of Orders/Judgments Pre-pandemic: 5838
Number of Order/Judgments Post-pandemic: 2148

Source: District Court Website
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14 Sep
#DelhiHighCourt to hear plea of Avantha Group promoter Gautam Thapar against his arrest in a money laundering case in connection with the Yes Bank fraud scam.

Earlier the Court had issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate seeking reply on the plea.…
ASG SV Raju seeks adjournment for two days.

Adv Vijay Aggarwal for Thapar opposes adjournment, he says his client is under illegal custody.
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14 Sep
NHRC issues notices to Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, UP, Union of India and other Authorities asking for reports of farmer protest.
@India_NHRC has said that it has received several complaints with allegations of adverse impact on the industrial units, seriously effecting companies.
“Allegedly, transportation is also adversely impacted, causing the commuters, patients, physically challenged people and senior citizens to suffer due to the heavy congestion on roads” : NHRC
“There are also reports that people have to travel long distances to reach their destinations due to the ongoing farmers' agitation and barricades have been put on the borders.”: NHRC
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14 Sep
#DelhiHighCourt to hear for final disposal plea by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti challenging the vires of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

@MehboobaMufti #PMLA
Adv Nitya Ramakrishnan appears for @MehboobaMufti

Ramakrishnan- The UOI has filed an affidavit this morning where issues going on in Supreme Court is cited.
SGI Tushar Mehta- One of the issue is sec 50 of the PMLA . Now the matter is assigned to a special bench and now one of the question is the leaglity of section 50 of the PMLA. They raised this issue before the Supreme Court.
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14 Sep
#SupremeCourt to continue hearing plea filed by the mother of a 13 year old who was missing since July 8, 2021 alleging that despite filing an FIR with Gorakhpur Police and making efforts to file complaint with the Delhi Police, no action has been taken till date.
Earlier, the Delhi Police found the 13-year-old girl missing for the last 2 months in Kolkata and also arrested the kidnapper after the apex court directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to hand over the case files.
On the last date of hearing Supreme Court had directed the investigation to be transferred to the Delhi Police from the Uttar Pradesh Police.…
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14 Sep
#SupremeCourt to hear Attorney General's plea against Bombay HC order acquitting accused under section 8 of the POCSO Act stating accused had no sexual intent in committing the offence under POCSO Act because there was no direct skin to skin contact.
Earlier, the Court had directed the Supreme Court Legal Service Authority to make available service of a Senior Advocate and AOR for representing Accused in the matter.
The bench noted that they will have to hear the matter again as earlier the Counsel for the accused was not there.

The bench was informed that the AG is on his legs in another matter.

The Court will decide at the end of the board if the matter can be taken up.
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14 Sep
#DelhiHighCourt to shortly pronounce orders in bail applications of four accused for the alleged murder of head constable Ratan Lal and causing injuries to Police Personnel in the North East Delhi Riots.

Order to be pronounced by the single judge bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad.
Earlier the Court had granted bail to 5 accused persons Mohd Arif, Furkan, Shadab Ahmed, Suvaleen and Tabassum in connection with the same matter.…
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13 Sep
#SupremeCourt hearing plea challenging order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court constituting district level committee in a PIL over the issues related to COVID19. Image
Adv Abhinav Mukerji appearing for the State of HP submits that Milords we are doing everything possible.

Justice Chandrachud- We see that you have already constituted committees.

Mukerji- Yes Milords this is the first Committee to manage the covid19 cases, basic community level
Mukerji- 3 other committees which we have, district level committee, it has CMO.
Another is regarding logistics, and the last is state committee, deals with all the issues.
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13 Sep
#SupremeCourt hearing plea seeking framing of policy for Orphan children whose parents during #COVID19.

Adv Sachin Patil appearing for the Maharashtra Government we have decided for Rs. 5 Lakhs fixed deposit each. Image
Justice Chandrachud- This 25 Crores, the Government may devise something more than that,

Patil- Yes Milords I'll write to the Secretary.
There are 593 who lost both their parents. We are in the process of identifying more.
Court- About 19000 children have lost atleast one parent due to Covid 19 pandemic and 593 have lost their both parents, Government of Maharashtra has formulated a policy in June that an amount of Rs 5 Lakh will be deposited as a Fixed Deposit.
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13 Sep
Important hearing at SC:

Batch of Pegasus petitions — seek probe into the #pegasus Controversy.

On the last date, Centre had told court that it will file an additional affidavit in Court.

#pegasusproject Image
The position is like this : petitions before your lordships seeking inquiries into unauthorised surveillance. I have filed an affidavit stating that in view of prevailing statutes, we are in compliance: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta
Nonetheless, issue is important so inquiry committee will be set up: Tushar Mehta, SGI
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13 Sep

Supreme Court will hear plea by West Bengal Government against the Calcutta High Court order handing over CBI investigation into post-poll violence cases of serious nature like murder, rape & other crimes against women.
#postpollviolence Image
Apart from alleging that, "there is a strong likelihood that the CBI will take immediate steps to persecute public officials in the State for political gains”, the @MamataOfficial led government has claimed that most cases touted as #postpollviolence were actually Covid Deaths.
Sr Adv Kapil Sibal appearing for the Respondents submitted that there are several issues along with the procedure followed.
Sibal further answering about the allotment of investigation, there is CBI for Rape and Murder, and for others SIT is there.
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12 Sep
Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana will address an event to mark 128th anniversary of the Chicago address of Swami Vivekananda.
#CJIRamana Image
#CJI Ramana has been very close to the Ramakrishna Mathha: Swami Jnananda
We have the young advocates of Hyderadad to introduce #CJI NV Ramana.
I am Advocate Aditya Prasad, here to introduce the Chief Justice of India.
Extending a warm welcome to him. Image
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10 Sep
In an encroachment matter of waterbodies in Chennai, #MadrasHighCourt said,
“If the pandemic has taught us a lesson, it is that the human species may not yet be smart enough to beat nature.”

#pandemic #water #pollution
CJ Sanjib Banerjee led Division Bench was informed about a dumping ground being created at one end of the waterbody, and an incinerator for burning waste material being put on another corner.
#MadrasHC #water
The court said that these lakes and waterbodies not only nourish life but provide for year-round water in a State where drinking water is not available as much as required.
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10 Sep
A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking direction(s)/order(s)/declaration that Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists "have similar rights to establish, manage and maintain their religious places like Muslims, Parsis, Christians."
The plea seeks a declaration that those belonging to these religions have similar rights to own, acquire, administer movable, immovable properties of their religious places like Muslims, Christians and that the State cannot abridge these rights.
The petitioner, Adv. Ashwini Upadhyay also seeks a declaration that laws made to own, acquire, administer movable, immovable properties of temples, gurudwaras, are arbitrary, irrational, and offend Articles 14, 15 and 26.
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10 Sep
Calcutta High Court to shortly hear BJP MLA Ambika Roy’s plea challenging BJP turncoat Mukul Roy’s Appointment as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
Mr. Ambika Roy has pleaded that Mr. Mukul Roy despite winning West Bengal Assembly elections from Krishnanagar Uttar Constituency as a member of BJP, defected, as soon as the results were declared, to the present ruling party AITC without resigning from the BJP.
CS Vaidyanathan for Ambika Roy: This is for a writ of Quo Warranto.
Speaker has admitted that there is a chairman of the PAC who had been elected on a BJP ticket but moved over to the TMC and that this can continue as this is convention.
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10 Sep
[Delhi Riot Case] All Accused in FIR 59/2020 registered in the unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots to mark their presence before a Delhi court.
#UAPA #DelhiRiots
Asif Iqbal Tanha, Umar Khalid, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Khalid Saifi, and other accused persons appeared on the VC.
#DelhiRiots #UAPA
Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad informs the court why he cannot provide all the data to all the accused persons for which they are asking.
SPP: During course of investigation, investigating agency called various people, some are witnesses, some of them are just suspects.
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10 Sep
Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act is a special act & local law. Therefore, the powers u/s 451, 452 & 457 of CrPC (relating to custody & disposal of property) being general provisions are not invocable in respect of proceedings under the Act, observed #AllahabadHC

In the present case an F.I.R. (21.9.20) was registered where the vehicle stated to be carrying the animals was seized, in Ballia UP and proceedings were initiated.

Subsequently,Magistrate upon taking into
consideration the scheme of the Act, refused to release the vehicle
The counsel for the applicant contended in the HC that ,since the vehicle had
been confiscated, the courts below have committed an error in
rejecting the application for release, ignoring the powers
exercisable us 451 and 457 of the Code.

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10 Sep
#DelhiHighCourt to hear plea challenging various provisions of PMLA, 2002 including the insertion of "Explanation" added to Section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Amit Mahajan for Centre says that the petitioner ought to withdraw the matter since another petition has been filed challenging the same provision before the Single Judge.
They can’t maintain 2 petitions, they have to withdraw this petition.
Proxy Counsel- I will have to seek instructions

Bench- Call the petitioner an let us know in 5 mins.
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