Supreme Court Judgement

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.”

Section 10A of IBC Bars CIRP in Respect of Default Post 25 March 2020, Even if CIRP Application Is Filed Before Section 10A Was...

Excerpt This case concerns whether Section 10A introduced through the amendment can be retrospectively applied.  Brief Facts The Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under Section 62 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 was invoked to challenge the Decision and Order...

Admitted Signature on Blank Check Attracts Presumption Under Section 139 of Negotiable Instruments Act: Supreme Court

Excerpt This case concerns whether the High Court erred in reversing the findings of the trial Court in exercise of its powers under Section 378 of Cr. P.C.  Brief Facts In the instant proceedings, a cheque was issued by the Appellant- M/s....

Consumer Fora Cannot Accept Reply or Written Statement to Consumer Complaint After 45 Days: Supreme Court

Excerpt This case concerns the dispute of whether the written statement/reply can be accepted by the consumer fora beyond the stipulated period of 45 days.  Brief Facts  This appeal was filed against the impugned order dated 04.09.2020 passed by the National Consumer...

[Hathras Rape Case] Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan Granted Interim Bail by Supreme Court

The Hathras rape case sent shockwaves across the country. Numerous activists and journalists including Siddique Kappan went to report and investigate the said incident were arrested on grounds of criminal conspiracy by the Uttar Pradesh police.

CAA Protestor Akhil Gogoi Denied Bail by Supreme Court

The bail application in the Supreme Court was an appeal that was filed with regard to the order that the Guwahati High Court gave. Gogoi had approached the High Court challenging the order that was given on July 13, 2020, passed by the Special Judge (NIA), Assam.

Custodial Violence on a Prisoner Which Led To the Death Is Abhorrent and Not Acceptable: Supreme Court

The beating of a person in the Police Station is the concern for all and causes a sense of fear in the entire society...The custodial violence on the deceased which led to the death is abhorrent and not acceptable in the civilized society.

Supreme Court Orders Lowering of Qualifying Cut-off by 10 Percentile in NEET 2020 for Admission in BDS Course 2020-21

The Supreme Court in a judgment dated 8th February 2021 ordered the authorities to lower the qualifying cut-off of NEET 2020 by 10 percentile for giving admission to the students in the first year academic course of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) of the year 2020-2021. The bench comprising Justice L. Nageshwar Rao and Krishna Murari observed that this decision would not result in lowering the standards of education.

Supreme Court: In Established Possession, Injunction Can Be Obtained Even by Trespasser

In a judgment passed on 8th February 2021 by the Supreme Court, it was observed that if a trespasser is having an established possession of a property, he is entitled to obtain an injunction. This judgment was passed by the bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy, MR Shah while upholding the judgment of Madras High Court decreeing an injunction suit.

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