Sanjita Mittal

Supreme Court Holds That Nobody Is Entitled To a Direction Contrary To Law, Even if No Action Is Taken in Court

On 7th October, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court set aside the High Court’s judgement directing the appointment of the respondents to the post of Constable (Executive), Delhi Police. The respondent was denied appointment under OBC Category post...

SC Holds That Tenant Continues To Be Liable For Rent/Damages Even If Premises Are Destroyed

On October 1st, a three-judge bench of SC held that a tenant continues to be liable for rent/damages even if the premises are destroyed. Moreover, a statement made before the Arbitrator cannot be permitted to be withdrawn which is...

SC Reiterates Law on Misconception of Fact Arising Out of Promise To Marry and Examination of Accused

On September 28th 2020, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court acquitted a rape Accused-Appellant in the case of Maheshwar Tigga v The State of Jharkhand. The court observed that misconception of fact arising out of a promise to...

Supreme Court Lays Down Law For The Precise Time For Publication Of E-Gazette For Determining The Enforceability Of The Notifications

On September 23, a three-judge bench of SC held that a notification under Section 8A(1) of the Customs Tariff Act, even though it has the effect of amending the First Schedule, takes effect prospectively. The Notification cannot be used...

Supreme Court Holds Owner Liable To Take Reasonable Care To See That His Employee Gets His License Renewed Within Time

On September 23, a three-judge bench affixed liability of the owner of a vehicle in the case of Beli Ram versus Rajinder Kumar. The owner must show that he has verified the licence. He must also take reasonable care...

Supreme Court Lays Foundation for Claim of Maintenance by Unmarried Major Hindu Daughter

On September 15th, the Supreme Court held that an unmarried and major Hindu daughter can claim maintenance from her father till she is married under Section 20(3) of the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, provided she proves that...

Supreme Court Reiterates Law on Section 50 of NDPS Act Regarding Personal Search

On September 15th, the Supreme Court reiterated the law laid down in State of H.P. v. Pawan Kumar. In this case, it was held that Section 50 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act can have no application...

SC Refers Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 to a Constitutional Bench

On September 9, a 3 Judge SC Bench held that the interpretation of the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 is a substantial question of law. The same was therefore referred to a Constitutional Bench. The Maratha Quota case led...

Supreme Court Grants Interim Bail to 22 Anti-CAA Protestors

On September 9th, the Supreme Court granted bail to 22 anti CAA protestors. The accusation against them was of attacking the police during the anti CAA protest which took place on December 19, 2019. The Supreme Court stayed the...

SC: Private Complaint Alleging False Evidence Under Section 191/192 of IPC is Not Maintainable

Last week, on 2nd September, the Supreme Court held that a private complaint would not be maintainable for offences of giving or fabricating false evidence. This is even if the creation of the false evidence was outside the Court...

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Virtual Internship Opportunity at India Justice Foundation [NGO]: Applications Open!

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