Meera Bharathi

Allahabad High Court Dismisses Application To Quash Prima Facie Allegations of Criminal Intimidation and Outraging Modesty

Allahabad High Court, on 17th November 2020, dismissed an application filed under Section 482 of Cr.P.C. and refused to quash the charge sheet (dated 26 May 2020), and the entire proceedings of the case, Shani alias Sarvendra v. State of...

Prima Facie Case for Criminal Intimidation and Assault Trumps Application for Dismissal: Allahabad High Court

The High Court of Allahabad, on 17 November 2020, had dismissed the application filed under the Section 482 of Cr.P.C. and had refused to quash the charge sheet, dated 7 May 2020, and the cognizance order dated 6 July...

Allahabad High Court Directs University to Take Concerned Measures

The High Court of Judicature, Allahabad had decided the case Satya Prakash Tiwari & Others v. State Of U.P. Thru. Secy. Higher Edu. Lko & Others, as it was an urgent matter as the Court wouldn’t take up any...

Allahabad High Court Reiterates Permissible Instances of Interference Under Section 482 of CrPC

On 30th September 2020, Allahabad High Court refused to interfere in a matter on the quashing of the case, Dayaram Yadav (Vakil) vs State Of U.P. And Another. The Court stated that there was no prima facie case made out by...

Allahabad HC Disposes Writ Petition at Request of Petitioner

The High Court of Allahabad, on an order, had disposed of the writ petition after a period of about five-years at the request of the Petitioner’s alternate suggestion. Background of the Case On 24th March 2015, the State level Committee had...

Allahabad HC Disposes Writ Petition in the Name of Section CrPc 41A

The High Court of Judicature, Allahabad had disposed of the writ petition seeking quashing of the FIR on an order under the reason that a police officer is not required to always take compliance of Section 41-A of CrPC...

A Police Officer May Not Always Be Restricted by Section 41-A of CrPC: Allahabad High Court

In the order dated 24th September 2020, the High Court of Allahabad disposed of a writ petition seeking the quashing of FIR stating that a police officer is not always required to take compliance of Section 41-A of CrPC...

Allahabad HC Refuses To Quash Charges and Proceedings, Dismisses Application Due To Lack of Merit

The High Court of Allahabad refused to quash the entire proceedings of the case, Naresh Giri v Ayyub and others, and had dismissed the application as it lacked enough merit. Background of the Case On 1st February 2020, around 10 am...

Allahabad HC Dismisses Mandamus Seeking Justification of the State’s Actions

High Court of Allahabad, on the order dated, 17th September 2020, had dismissed a mandamus writ petition that was filed by an ex-army man who had applied for a post in the Civil Police and Constable PAC Direct Recruitment...

Allahabad HC Disproves Allegation of Minority Made by Girl’s Father; Sets Her Free To Make Her Own Decisions

The High Court of Judicature, Allahabad, on an order dated 17th September 2020, set Neha Verma free and gave her the liberty to choose who she wanted to live with as she was legally 18 years old and an...

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SC: Under-21 Convicts Can Be Given Less Than Minimum Sentence, Resorts To Probation of Offenders Act

The Supreme Court resorted to the Probation of Offenders Act to sidestep the mandate under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code that mentions a sentence of not less than 7 years to those convicted of armed robbery, to give a chance to two young convicts to reform their lives.
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Environment Protection Act Passed at the Instance of Foreign Powers: NHAI in Karnataka HC

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed in a submission that the Environment Protection Act 1986 was passed not only for the protection of the environment by the parliament but also at the instance of foreign powers. This statement was made while referring to a UN conference and got the NHAI into great trouble in the Karnataka High Court.

Delhi High Court To Implement a Hybrid System Through Virtual and Physical Hearing

On Friday the Delhi High Court said that they have initiated steps to implement a mode wherein hearing can be done by virtual as well as physical mode. The Delhi High Court is aiming to implement the Hybrid mode. It stated that when the particular bench is conducting a virtual hearing the lawyer may opt for this mode after giving prior intimation about the same.

Mercy Plea of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case To Be Decided in Four Weeks, TN Governor To Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of one of the convicts serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AG Perarivalan will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December 30, 2015.

Bombay High Court Questions FIR Over Journalist Alleged of Communist Comment on WhatsApp

An FIR lodged against the editor of Marathi newspaper, Rajkumar Chhajed has been questioned by the Bombay High Court. The Maharashtra Police has accused Chhajed of creating a rift between the two communities based on a WhatsApp message.