Calcutta High Court

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Directs Authorities To Release Inmates And Under-Trials For A Period Of Three Months

The Calcutta High Court recently constituted a committee to issue a report regarding the measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Keeping the instructions provided by the Apex Court on 23rd March as well as...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC: Advocate Cursed Judge With Coronavirus, Court initiates Contempt Charges

A writ petition was placed in the Court for urgent hearing by Kalidas Datta on 23rd March 2020. The learned counsel for the petitioner, Mr Bijoy Adhikari claimed an urgent hearing on the grounds that the petitioner’s bus would...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Orders To Assess The Situation of Jails And Correctional Homes To Contain The Spread Of Coronavirus

On 14th May 2018, the Calcutta High Court under Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya and Justice Arijit Banerjee initiated a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to take up the issue of Overcrowding in Prisons as a Suo Motu (on its own)...

Narada Sting Operation Case: BJP’s Senior Leader Mukul Roy to Submit a Sealed Voice Sample on the direction of the Calcutta High Court

Facts of the Case On 10th April 2019, Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy appealed to the Calcutta High Court against a request to provide a voice sample for help in the investigation of the infamous Narada Sting Operation Case in...

Calcutta High Court frees a 72-year-old convicted for murder after over 13 years in prison

Facts of the Case In 2006, appellants Kabita Pyne and Sanjib Das filed a Criminal Appeal (CRA) against the judgement passed on 12th and 13th of July 2006, wherein Sanjib Das (CRA 477) and Kabita Pyne were convicted under Sections...

Calcutta Club Limited not liable to pay Sales Tax – Supreme Court

In one of the prominent case State of West Bengal vs. Calcutta Club Limited, the Apex court on 3rd October 2019 has stated that incorporated clubs are exempted from sales tax. This case verdict will work as a milestone...

SC finds Justice Karnan guilty of Contempt

Has the Supreme Court got so worked over a judge? Well, that’s happening for the first time in India. The judge of Calcutta High Court, Justice Karnan was issued a contempt order by the seven judge bench of the...

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Analysing the Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards In Light Of the Vijay Karia Case

Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Hereinafter “Act”) lays down the basis for setting aside arbitral awards made in domestic and foreign arbitrations held in India. Though international awards cannot be contested in India, the compliance of such awards in India may be validly challenged by the award debtor on the grounds set out in Section 48 of the Act. The grounds set under both these sections are almost similar, one of the grounds being that the arbitral award is found contrary to the “public policy of India”. The question of the constituent elements of “public policy” have been discussed in a number of cases, however, in a recent case of Vijay Karia & Ors. V. Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Srl & Ors, the SC drew attention to this point viz-a-viz foreign award.