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Mar 24 11 tweets 5 min read
#SupremeCourt to shortly deliver judgment on whether mere membership of an 'unlawful association' is sufficient to constitute an offence under the #UAPA, or some overt act, over and above the membership, is a prerequisite to attract the penal provisions of UAPA The verdict to be delivered by a bench of Justices MR Shah, CT Ravikumar and Sanjay Karol #SupremeCourtOfIndia
Mar 23 8 tweets 3 min read
A Delhi Court has framed murder charges against former #AAP councillor #TahirHussain in relation to death of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Officer Ankit Sharma during the Delhi riots.

Sharma's body was found in a drain.
#DelhiRiots #AnkitSharmaMurder Image In an order pronounced today, the court framed charges against Hussain and ten others.

The court said that they are liable to be tried for offences under Sections 147, 148, 153A, 302 read with 120B of IPC.
Mar 23 7 tweets 3 min read
Justice Gita Gopi of the Gujarat High Court voices concern over how advocates treat poor litigants in the State and especially in Ahmedabad.

J Gopi: I am happy that now foreign lawyers are coming to India. At least they will treat litigants better.

#GujaratHighCourt J Gopi: I have seen this practice especially in Ahmedabad... poor litigants come from far off places but they aren't treated well by advocates. Forget tea, coffee they aren't even called inside the chambers of the lawyers. But now situation will change.

Mar 23 5 tweets 3 min read
#DelhiHighCourt orders Income Tax Authorities to 'stay their hand' in relation to the income tax notices issued to former union minister and Rajya Sabha MP @KapilSibal

The IT Department had issued a show cause notice to Sibal on March 11.
#IncomeTax #kapilsibal The IT authorities had issued notice to Sibal in relation to assesment of his income starting from the year 2013-14.
Mar 23 52 tweets 10 min read
Delhi High Court to hear shortly Delhi Police's appeal against a trial court order discharging Sharjeel Imam, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Safoora Zargar and eight others in the 2019 Jamia Violence Case.
#DelhiHughCourt #SharjeelImam #JamiaViolence #DelhiPolice While discharging the accused, the trial court had pulled up the Delhi Police for its investigation into the violence and said the Imma and others were made scapegoats.
Mar 23 5 tweets 2 min read
Delhi High Court to hear shortly a plea by a group of students seeking relaxation of “two attempts in two consecutive years” criteria for candidates who did not appear for JEE Advanced twice, or even once in 2021 and 2022.

#DelhiHighCourt #JEEAdvance The petition has been filed by a group of 67 students.

The plea will be heard by Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav.
Mar 23 27 tweets 6 min read
Kerala High Court will soon hear the bail plea moved by M Sivasankar, CM Pinarayi Vijayan's former Principal Secretary, who was arrested by the ED over money laundering charges in connection with the LIFE Mission case

Read more about his bail plea here:… Sivasankar was arrested on February 14 and he has remained in custody since then.

On March 2, a special PMLA court rejected his bail application.

The current bail plea is before Justice A Badharudeen.
Mar 22 18 tweets 7 min read
Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud to shortly address the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.

Event being live telecasted by The Indian Express

Track live updates here

#CJIDYChandrachud #SupremeCourtofIndia #RamnathGoenka Image CJI: I was 16 when the emergency was declared and the blank Indian Express editorial reminded us we can be as strong in silence as in speech. Image
Mar 22 7 tweets 2 min read
[Excise Policy Case] The Enforcement Directorate will produce Manish Sisodia before Rouse Avenue Court at 2 pm.

Sisodia's ED custody ends today.

#ManishSisodia #RouseAvenueCourt #ED Image Sisodia was remanded to ED custody on March 10. His remand was extended for five days on March 17.
Mar 22 4 tweets 2 min read
The Central government informed the Delhi High Court today that there are at least 120 petitions pending before various High Courts across the country challenging the provisions of the Waqf Act, 1995.

#DelhiHighCourt #Waqf #WaqfAct Image A bench of CJ Satish Chandra Sharma and J Sachin Datta asked the government counsel to take steps and obtain instructions for consolidation and transfer of all the matters to the Supreme Court.
Mar 22 18 tweets 5 min read
Constitution Bench of #SupremeCourt to begin hearing the case with key question:

Whether the group of companies doctrine should be read into Section 8 of the [Arbitration] Act or whether it can exist in Indian jurisprudence independent of any statutory provision? Image Sr Adv AM Singhvi: We are IA applicants

Sr Adv Sibal: we are for interventions. We will supplant on the point of law

SG Tushar Mehta: if we can begin with the questions formulated in the reference orders as it may have ramifications and we will like to assist if nothing is left……
Mar 21 7 tweets 2 min read
#SupremeCourt to hear plea for lifetime ban on convicted MPs, MLAs from contesting elections
@AshwiniUpadhyay Image Sr Adv Vijay Hansaria: More than 5,000 cases against legislators. I am seeking some urgent directions from this court. Please take up the 17th report of amicus filed on 14.11.2022 #SupremeCourtOfIndia
Mar 21 69 tweets 15 min read
Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court will hear today former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's bail plea in the CBI case related to the alleged Delhi Excise Policy scam.

Bail plea to be heard at 2pm by Special Judge MK Nagpal.

#ManishSisodia #CBI #Bail #ExcisePolicyCase @msisodia Image Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26. He has since been in either CBI, ED and Judicial Custody.

Yesterday, the court had extended his Judicial Custody in the CBI case for two more weeks.
Mar 21 7 tweets 3 min read

#SupremeCourtOfIndia to hear petitions challenging the Electoral Bond Scheme, 2018

The scheme was implemented in 2018 as a source of political funding where the credentials of donors were kept anonymous Image Sr Adv Dushyant Dave: this is a very very serious matter. Needs to be heard

Adv Prashant Bhushan: this has been pending for so long

Dave: as on 2017 the right to file counter was foreclosed

Centre seeks an adjournment: need time to file a composite reply
Mar 21 12 tweets 5 min read
CJI DY Chandrachud led bench hears PIL seeking painless end for death convicts and adopt shooting, injection or electrocution in place of hanging the convict

Adv Rishi Malhotra: the process is absolutely cruel. Law Commission in its 35th report of 1967 considered this…… Image Adv Malhotra reads the law commission report to buttress the line of argument stating how the death by hanging is an inhumane one

CJI: But it is noted that it cannot direct a legislative change to include blinding etc too #supremecourtofindia
Mar 20 8 tweets 4 min read
Union of India shows live platform in #Supremecourt stating where are mental health care homes in India along with shelter homes and faraway centres

Occupancy is seen. Facilities available state wise is mentioned which is available in real time basis: informs the Central govt…… Counsel: any person can see it and can see the availability. We have not gone into individual details of mental health institutions but we have captured number of persons languishing in such institutions and the dashboard has pictures of the institutions as well.……
Mar 20 6 tweets 4 min read
Bombay High Court to hear the plea filed by Samajwadi party MLA challenging the decision of the Maharashtra government to set up an Inter-Faith Marriage Family Coordination Committee.

#BombayHighCourt #Interfaithmarriages Court: It is a pil, you have to get it assigned here we are out of jurisidcition. Roster is defined by ACJ. It is set by him. A decision is set by him.

#BombayHighCourt #Interfaithmarriages
Mar 20 15 tweets 6 min read
OROP case before the Supreme Court

Attorney General for India submits a sealed cover envelope stating the decision of Defence Ministry on the payment of pension

CJI DY Chandrachud: Please share the sealed cover with opposite side or take him to the chamber. We WANT TO PUT AN…… CJI DY Chandrachud: I am personally averse to sealed covers. There has to be transparency in court. This is about implementing the orders . What can be the secrecy here. You must give a copy to the other side. Sealed covers are completely against settled judicial principles and……
Mar 17 5 tweets 2 min read
Delhi Court says that ED's request for extension of Sisodia's custody is justified as his physical custody is necessary for effective interrogation in light of fresh incriminating material found.

#ManishSisodia #ED #DelhiLiquorScam Image While extending his ED remand for 5 more days, the court notes that the agency needs to confront him with the fresh physical records and digital data received or expected to be received as well as the witnesses/persons.
Mar 17 4 tweets 2 min read
Supreme Court hears an appeal against the Bombay HC order rejecting intervention application of Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay in a criminal case and imposed exemplary costs of Rs. 25,000 on him
#SupremeCourt Image Adv: Locus standi is foreign to criminal jurisprudence

CJI: How can an advocate file an appeal? State can move. If we start entertaining such appeals in bail cases then the whole word will come to this court? #SupremeCourt
Mar 17 7 tweets 4 min read
Delhi High Court passes directions in dispute between Anil Ambani owned Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited and DMRC.

#DelhiHighCourt #DMRC Image Court: The Union Ministry and GNCTD shall attend to the request of the DMRC for extension of sovereign guarantee subordinate debt enabling it to liquidate its liabilities under the award. The decision be taken within two weeks from today.

#DelhiHighCourt #DMRC