Supreme Court Judgement

SC Cancels Bail Granted to Murder Accused; Says We Can’t Have Two Parallel Legal Systems for the Rich and the Common Man

The Hon’ble Supreme Court cancelled the accused person’s bail and stated that a judiciary that is susceptible to political pressures would allow politicians to operate with impunity and incentivize criminality to flourish.

Supreme Court Orders the Release of Manipur Activist Leichobam Erendro Who Was Detained Under NSA, 1980

The activist hailing from Manipur who was arrested and detained under the National Security Act, 1980 was released by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the basis of a Habeas Corpus petition that was filed by the activist’s father.

Sc to U.P. Govt: Reconsider Kanwar Yatra; Says Religious Sentiments Are Subservient To Citizen’s Right To Life

The Supreme Court stated that all sentiments, including religious, were subservient to citizen’s fundamental right of ‘Right to health’ and ‘Right to life.’ Additionally, the Court asked the State of Uttar Pradesh to reconsider the holding of a symbolic Kanwar Yatra. The Court also asked the learned Senior Advocate appearing for the State of Uttar Pradesh to file an additional affidavit by 19th July, 2021.

Supreme Court Asks Centre: Is There a Need for a Colonial Sedition Law Even After 75 Years of Independence?

Concerned over the rampant misuse of sedition law provided under Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Hon’ble Supreme Court asked the Centre if a colonial-era sedition law, which was used to silence Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak etc., and suppress freedom, was needed even after 75 years of Independence.

Supreme Court to Examine the Applicability of UAPA in Gold Smuggling Case

The Hon’ble Supreme Court held that it will not cancel the bail of the 12 accused in Kerala gold smuggling case. However, the Court stated that it would examine the applicability of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in the gold smuggling case.

Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s View On Petition to Strike Down Section 124A of IPC as Unconstitutional

The Hon’ble Supreme Court adjourned the matter pertaining to the petition that challenged the constitutional validity of Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and sought responses from the Centre regarding striking down of the sedition law.

Supreme Court Cancels Bail Granted by Rajasthan HC to Man Accused of Honour Killing

The Hon’ble Supreme Court passed an order cancelling the bail of an accused in an honour killing case and directed him to surrender before the District judge.

Private Medical College Fees To Be Neither Excessive Or Exploitative: Supreme Court

The case was filed with respect to the exorbitant fees that were being levied by the private medical colleges in the state of Kerala. The Kerala High Court had ordered the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee that the audited sheets should be examined to see whether the management expenditure was excluded or not.

Separate Magistrates Cadre To Monitor Evidence Collection By Police: Supreme Court

There are police investigations, in which the investigating team goes to the scene of the crime, and forgets to pick up crucial evidence. If a Magistrate is associated with the investigation, there will be a greater sense of responsibility for the police.

Petition Filed Says RTI Amendment Was Violative of Fundamental Rights: Supreme Court

The Court noted that the said petition which was filed under Article 32 was based mainly on the contention that the amendment was violative of fundamental rights. The court had issued a notice with regard to the plea in January 2020.

Elgaar Parishad Case: Supreme Court Grants Bail To Varavara Rao Accused in Bhima Koregaon Violence

The accused in the Bhim Koregaon case, Varavara Rao, accused of being a member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). He and other 15 other academics and civil rights activists are the accused in the Bhima Koregaon – Elgaar Parishad Case.

Arbitration Clause in Contract Does Not Bar the Writ Jurisdiction of High Court Under Article 226:Supreme Court 

This case discussed whether the arbitration clause in a contract between the state instrumentality and a private developer bars the writ jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226. 

Sexual Harassment Case against Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi Closed: Supreme Court

We are also of the view that two years have passed and the possibility of recovery of electronic records at this distance of time is remote, especially since the scope of the enquiry and the power of the learned Judge is limited, no useful purpose will be served by continuing these proceedings.

Supreme Court Upholds Punishment of Life Imprisonment for Reminder of Natural Life

Excerpt On the judgement dated 16 February 2021, the Supreme Court upheld the judgement of the Trial Court of awarding “Life Imprisonment” for the remainder of natural life. The judgement was passed by the bench of the Supreme Court comprising...

No Suo Moto Contempt Case Registered Against Rajdeep Sardesai Clarifies Supreme Court

The complaint was first brought before Attorney General of India, KK Venugopal, who refused to admit it as it was felt that, “the tweets were not serious enough to undermine the majesty of the Court.”

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