Akanksha Dash

Delhi HC: Language of Statement and Testimony of Complainant Need Not Be Identical

A single-judge bench of J. Vibhu Bakhru of the Delhi High Court upheld the accused's conviction in Kailash @ Balli v State. The bench said that to prove an offense punishable u/s 397 IPC, the recovery of the weapon...

Provisions for Retirement of Teachers Must Be Read With the Larger Interest of Students in Mind: Supreme Court

Supreme Court in Navin Chandra Dhoundiyal v State of Uttarakhand reinstated the appellants to their position as Professor on basis of re-employment till the end of June 2021. The bench held that such retirement provisions are to be read...

Parties Cannot Deny Specific Performance Merely Due To Delay: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, in Ferrodous Estate v P Gopirathnam, revisited the law on the specific performance of a contract. It reiterated that mere delay by itself cannot be the sole factor to deny specific performance. Brief facts of the Case The...

Supreme Court Says Decision of Screening Committee for District Judge Post Final Unless Malafide or Arbitrary

Supreme Court in Anil Bhardwaj v HC of Madhya Pradesh held that as long as the decision of the Screening Committee is not mala fide or arbitrary, it will be final. A division bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan...

Supreme Court Says No Need To Grant Status-Quo on Basis of Cultivation if Land Loses Agricultural Character

Supreme Court on 13th October 2020 heard an application against the imposition of status–quo on a piece of land. The bench held that since the property has lost its agricultural character, there is no reason to allow status-quo in...

Supreme Court Says Quality and Not Quantity of Evidence Matters, Even One Eye Witness Account Enough

The Supreme Court in Amar Singh v State held that the eye witness account of a single witness is allowed provided it is true, cogent, and trustworthy. Section 134 of the Evidence Act 1972 supports this. Brief Facts  As per the...

SC Reiterates Active Participation Not Essential to Establish Common Intention

The Supreme Court reiterated the law of common intention while hearing the appeal against the conviction of three accused. The Court said that no actual action needs to be committed to establish the presence of common intention. Facts of the...

SC: “Few Facebook Pictures With Bar Association Not Enough To Show Bias”

The Supreme Court heard the transfer petition filed by the wife in the case of Neetu Yadav vs Sachin Yadav. Having found no reason to not adhere to this petition, the court allowed the transfer. Brief facts of the case The...

Supreme Court Allows COVID-19 Positive Student To Sit for CLAT Examination

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday, allowed a COVID-19 positive student to appear for the CLAT 2020 exam on the same day. Brief Facts of the Case This plea was filed as a clarification to the judgment in Rakesh...

Supreme Court Rejects Plea Praying For Directions to Stop Communal Reporting of COVID-19

The Supreme Court heard a plea praying for directions for the prohibition of dissemination of COVID-19 information based on religion, caste, etc. The Court refused to allow the same. Petitioner’s Submissions The plea was filed by an Advocate Md. Irshad Hanif....

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