Liji Anna Thomas
In Light of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, SC Gives Directions for Installation of CCTV Systems in All Police Stations
In light of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, a Full Bench of The Supreme Court ordered the installation of CCTV recording systems in all
SC: No Reservation for in-Service Doctors in Super Specialty Medical Courses for the Academic Year 2020-21
A Full Bench of the Supreme Court held that there will be no reservation for the in-service doctors for admission into Super Specialty Medical Courses in the State of Tamil Nadu for the present academic year. This decision was...
SC: HC Not to Re-Examine Adequate and Fair Disciplinary Actions Under Art. 226 on Appeal
A Full Bench of the Supreme Court held that the High Court under Article 226 cannot act as an appellate authority and re-examine the proceedings of disciplinary authority. Brief Facts The Respondent was a police constable in the Railway Protection force...
SC: Transfer of Cases Under S.406 of CrPC to be Invoked Only in Exceptional Cases
A Single Bench of the Supreme Court held that the transfer of trial from one state to another reflects on the credibility of the state’s judiciary. Therefore it must be exercised based on compelling factors and the situation must...
Supreme Court : High Courts Have Sole Authority Under Article 226 To Decide Validity of Tax Provision, Even if Matter Is Sub-Judice Before Income...
A Full Bench of the Supreme Court held that the validity of a provision is a serious matter which could only be decided by the High Courts and not lower courts. Even when a parallel case was pending elsewhere,...
Supreme Court: Maritime Board Must Not Wallow in Inaction and Be Arbitrary in Its Contractual Duties
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court held that a State instrumentality such as the Maritime Board is expected to act without any arbitrariness towards its contractual duties. Brief facts of the case The Maritime Board allotted a certain plot of...
Supreme Court: Right to Property Is a Constitutional Right, the Essence of Rule of Law Protects It
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court has held that permitting the State to assert indefinite right upon one’s property, without any legal sanction is lawlessness. Brief facts of the case The Central Government under the powers of Requisition and Acquisition...
Bail Granted Under Section 167(2) CrPC Can Be Cancelled Under Section 439(2) CrPC: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court held that the right of default bail of the Accused can be cancelled under Section 439(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code. Facts of the Case The Appellants were caught transporting 46 kg of narcotic drugs in their car....
Supreme Court Orders the Ministry of Health to Issue Directions for the Regulation of Disinfectants Used on People Due to COVID-19
The Full Bench of the Supreme Court stated that the Ministry of Health is required to regulate the usage of disinfectants on human beings. Although the Ministry has not recommended the use of such disinfectants, adequate guidelines have to...
Supreme Court Orders Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone to Disclose Details of Tariff Offers to TRAI
A Full Bench of the Supreme Court was headed by Chief Justice S.A Bobde. It was stated that the telecom service providers are under the obligation to furnish details of the tariffs offered to the TRAI. Brief facts of the...