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Bombay High Court: No Full-Strength Hearings In the Near Future Due to the Pandemic

Two separate senior counsels urged for the functioning of Bombay HC with full strength. Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta held both hearings. They asked him to consider social-distancing norms in Courts. This was to restore its normal functioning. However, the...

Bombay High Court asks Government to minimise the suffering of Non-COVID 19 Patients

A non-COVID patient filed a PIL after one of the Hospitals in Mumbai refused treatment to him. Considering this, the HC has asked local governing bodies to curb the situation. Issue The Patient’s Non-Treatment is raised by Activists here. The activists'...

Bombay HC dismisses and criticises a Doctor’s Plea to complete the building of an Illegal Hospital

The petition is about the completion of construction of a Hospital at Beed, Maharashtra. Dr Manoj Munde, the petitioner, had moved to the High Court for urgent hearing of the plea for the permission to complete the construction. He...

Bombay High Court: PIL Filed Against IPS Officer Amitabh Gupta Over The Letter He Wrote

An IPS officer, Mr. Amitabh Gupta, wrote a letter granting permission to the Wadhwan brothers, Kapil Wadhwan and Dheeraj Wadhwan to travel to a hill-station in Bombay during the lockdown. The Wadhwan brothers are promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation...

Trade Unionist illegally Quarantined; Bombay High Court directs State & BMC to file a Reply

The State Government and the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, formerly Bombay Municipal Corporation) were directed to file a reply to the Habeas Corpus petition filed by a member of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU). It was claimed by...

Diwan, Not State Govt Can Nominate Members Of Gurudwara Board; Bombay High Court Quashes State’s Notification

In the case of Sardar Manjieeth Singh Jagan Singh. V. The State of Maharashtra, the Petition attacks the State Government notification issued, which nominated four persons to the Board of Directors of Nanded Gurudwara. To expand it, the State nominated...

Justice Dipankar Dutta sworn-in as the 45th Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

Justice Dipankar Dutta was sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court by the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on 28th April 2020. The ceremony was live-streamed and the guests maintained social-distancing and were also...

Bombay High Court Asks High Power Committee: Whether ‘Not Releasing Prisoners/Undertrials Accused Under Special Enactments Is Discriminatory’

The High Power Committee of the State of Maharashtra was asked to decide whether the distinction made between prisoners/undertrials accused under IPC and those under special enactments like NDPS, PMLA, UAPA etc…for release on parole due to COVID-19, is...

Bombay High Court cancels Summer Vacation, notifies timing for Court Proceedings when Lockdown is lifted

The Bombay High Court has notified that summer vacations for the High Court of Bombay and other subordinate courts would get cancelled once the lockdown is lifted. Delhi High Court was the first to do the same. A Senior designated...

Gujarat High Court: Department can proceed against Directors only on Failure to Recover Tax from Company

The writ application has been file by the applicant against an order passed by the Respondent under Section 179 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Facts of the Case The facts of Sonal Nimish Patel v. Assistant Commissioner Of Income Tax,...

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