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Mar 2 11 tweets 6 min read
Bombay High Court will continue hearing the bail plea filed by Gautam Navlakha in Bhima Koregaon case.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon @NIA_India ASG: It can go back to the lower court. My consent may be recorded. The officer is present.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Mar 2 22 tweets 6 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea by death-row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana, accused in assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, seeking commutation of death penalty on ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea.

#SupremeCourt Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi representing petitioner.

Matter before Justices BR Gavai, Vikram Nath and Sanjay Karol.

Rohatgi: Convicted of bomb blast in which Punjab CM was killed, death sentence awarded in July 2007, confirmed by HC in 2010. Served 27 yrs, mercy plea in 2012
Mar 1 60 tweets 20 min read
The NCLAT will continue to hear today Google's appeal against the CCI order imposing a penalty of ₹1337 crore on the tech giant for its alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the Android mobile ecosystem.
#NCLAT #Google #CCI The Bench of NCLAT Chairperson Justice Ashok Bhushan and Dr Alok Srivastava, Member (Technical) will hear Google's submissions.
#NCLAT #Google #CCI
Mar 1 27 tweets 10 min read
The Supreme Court continues hearing bail pleas of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon #bail #law Sr Adv Rebecca John appearing for Gonsalves takes Court through documents relied on by the prosecution.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Feb 28 10 tweets 6 min read
Bombay High Court continues hearing appeal filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha seeking regular bail in the 2018 riots case.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon @NIA_India Image Adv Yug Mohit Chaudhari: Some of the articles were not there in the chargesheet was the statement my learned friend had made, so I will just point out the page numbers of the chargesheet.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Feb 28 9 tweets 6 min read
Bombay High Court is hearing bail plea filed by Nawab Malik in money laundering case on merits of the case.

#BombayHighCourt #NawabMalik #ED @nawabmalikncp @dir_ed Image Desai points out judgment of Bombah High Court passed in order of Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao granting temporary bail on medical grounds.

#BombayHighCourt #NawabMalik #ED
Feb 28 5 tweets 2 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea seeking filling up of vacancies of service quota judges in High Court benches, and seeking that such quota be raised to 50%. Image Counsel for Delhi HC: The 1/3 quota for service is being followed. I will need specific instructions.

Justice Gavai: Why should there be difficulty in filling up service vacancies? Do not come with half baked information like this, tell us how many service quota judges...
Feb 28 4 tweets 3 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea by Amaravati MP Navneet Rana challenging Bombay HC order that had cancelled her caste certificate that she used to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in a reserved category seat.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt @navneetravirana Image Counsel: We have filed list of dates. Verification scrutiny committee had certified but the HC interfered.

SC: This will need hearing.

Adv for complainant: Urgency is there is an interim order.

#SupremeCourt #SupremeCourtOfIndia
Feb 28 24 tweets 18 min read
The Supreme Court to shortly hear bail pleas of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon #bail #law Image Hearing begins.

Counsel seeks adjournment on behalf of ASG, court says they will hear Senior Advocate Rebecca John for now.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Feb 27 12 tweets 6 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea by BJP General Secretary BL Santhosh challenging order holding the party guilty of contempt of court for failing to properly disclose criminal antecedents of electoral candidates during the 2021 Bihar elections.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia @BJP4India Justice Gavai: On what ground are you seeking review?

Counsel for Santhosh reads from pleadings.

Feb 27 7 tweets 2 min read
Supreme Court hearing appeal filed by Assamese activist and Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi against Gauhati HC order setting aside his discharge in a case involving offences under UAPA, sedition.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt @AkhilGogoiAG SG Tushar Mehta: There are glaring facts in the order. He is the kingpin of Maoist activities and other proscribed.

SC: We upheld the order for other accused.

SG: Order was rightly set aside. HC says so. I am ready to show the seriousness of the offence.
Feb 27 27 tweets 8 min read
Supreme Court to shortly hear PIL by BJP leader and advocate @AshwiniUpadhyay seeking renaming Comission to identify 1000 places renamed by foreign invaders. SC: See your prayers. There are thousands of roads named after Muslim prayers.

Upadhyay: It is about ...

SC: We are concerned with your prayer. This is about history.

Feb 27 15 tweets 5 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea regarding tenure extension to ED director Sanjay Mishra.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt Counsel: The pleas should be heard together.

Note: Today the plea by Dr Jaya Thakur challenging the third extension has been challenged.

SG: All against the same order on same ABCD grounds.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #ED
Feb 7 15 tweets 3 min read
Bombay High Court disposes off PIL seeking transfer of rape cases against 7 scheduled tribe minors of a shelter home of Maharashtra to CBI. The PIL sought for compensation or financial aid to the minors.

#BombayHighCourt Adv for petitioner: 7 FIRs against 7 minor girl rapes happening in shelter homes. Transfer investiation to CBI and form a committee and investigate into such incidents in shelter homes.
Feb 7 8 tweets 2 min read
Central Bureau of Investigation tells Bombay High Court that the trial into the murder of activist Narendra Dabholkar could be concluded in 2 months if expedited as there are 8 witnesses remaining.

#BombayHighCourt #CBI The Court was hearing appeal filed by Virendrasinh Tawade, prime accused in Narendra Dabholkar’s murder and conspiracy case, challenging the rejection of bail by Pune sessions court.
Feb 6 5 tweets 1 min read
#SupremeCourt adjourns to next Monday plea by Union Territory of Lakshadweep challenging a Kerala HC order that had suspended the trial court conviction of NCP leader and MP from Lakshadweep, PP Mohammed Faizal, in an attempt to murder case. Justice Joseph had said he had not read the file, asks SG about grounds.

SG: HC's grounds for staying the conviction is he is an elected man and if conviction stayed that govt will have to bear cost of elections and developmental work will stop. So virtually you set at naught..
Feb 6 25 tweets 6 min read
#SupremeCourt hearing matter concerning protests by lawyers in Odisha seeking a new High Court bench in Sambalpur.

Bench had earlier refused to consider the bail pleas of advocates arrested for vandalism during their strikes. Hearing starts.

Sr Adv Vikas Singh: Lordships have done the absolutely right thing, no disputing that. But please see the earlier order. They are in jail for 50+ days. They are being beaten up.

SC: Do not say all this. They are not being beaten up they are enjoying. They ...
Feb 6 9 tweets 4 min read
Bombay High Court grants time to BMC to respond to application filed by activist challenging the public notice issued by the Tree Authority of Mumbai for felling of 177 trees in Aarey for Mumbai Metro Project.

@mybmc #MumbaiMetro Sr Adv Aspi Chinoy: 84 trees which were sought to be felled are included in this, the additional trees are added after they grew in 2019.
Photographs exist of why they are different from other trees.

#BombayHighCourt #MumbaiMetro
Feb 4 6 tweets 2 min read
#SupremeCourt special Saturday sitting to hear a challenge to a Calcutta High Court interim order that called for demolition of a foundry whose ownership is disputed. Image Order: Heard Shri Siddhartha Dave, learned counsel for the petitioner. It is contended that an interim order to demolish has been passed in a contempt matter even when neither party has been hels guilty.
Feb 1 5 tweets 3 min read
Gujarat High Court questions Surat Municipal Corporation for its "efficiency" since till Monday the civic body had sealed only 63 shops selling meat without proper licence and in unhygienic conditions. But today, the number has rose to 570 plus shops.

#GujaratHighCourt Bench led by Chief Justice Aravind Kumar asks the civic body "how it became so much efficient overnight?"

CJ: How is it possible? We will ask District Legal Service Authority to visit the shops and cross check the data.

Ordered accordingly.

Feb 1 10 tweets 2 min read
#SupremeCourt #CourtroomExchange

Bench after disposing of an election petition

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul: We need some thinking out of the box. So many statutes have limitations, but the matters are not heard on time. If you have specialised Tribunals, these are but manned. Former AG Mukul Rohatgi: This retired judge syndrome must end. Those in TDSAT or electricity matters would have never dealt with such matters in their life.

Justice Kaul: That is why by and large like in AFTs, where there is balance of judicial and military members, worked well