When I was approached by some lawyer saying will you take up Jaishri Patil’s case, I said, of course I will – Harish Salve
When I was approached by some lawyer saying will you take up Jaishri Patil’s case, I said, of course I will, because this is a case which must be investigated thoroughly, one from the dimension of who was it and what was it that led to this kind of a decay that a police officer who was so close to the establishment, he was putting gelatin sticks (explosives) outside Mukesh’s (Ambani) house. This is huge. And we need to have the entire story before the courts, before the justice and before the country. That’s why I took up the case.
I appreciate and am grateful for the judgement passed by the honourable Supreme Court today. It is not an issue of winning or losing. After relentless attacks on my integrity and the ethical conduct of the group, the judgement upholding all the appeals of Tata Sons is a validation of the values and ethics that have always been the guiding principles of the group. It reinforces the fairness and justice displayed by our judiciarty.
Insecure ‘chai buiscuit patrakars’ who lied, & conspired against me – Truth has exposed U – Pradeep Bhandari
The Honorable Court has dimissed the petition of Mumbai Police to cancel my anticipatory bail. In another case the Court has set aside the Chapter Case that State of MH had filed against me. I thank the Honorable Court for upholding justice. I thank people of India for supporting me in this legal fight. I also thank Arnab, Senior advocate Abod Ponda, Niranjan Mundargi, advocate Shyam who helped me in the fight. Insecure ‘chai buiscuit patrakars’ who lied, & conspired against me – Truth has exposed U!
We understand everyone has a right to approach the Supreme Court and seek justice – Nawab Malik on Param Bir Singh
Since he (Param Bir Singh) has been transferred, he has been saying different things and why he’s doing this we know that. He went to Delhi. Who did he meet there, what he was told, we know everything about it. And we will tell you all this at the right time. Everything has a time and at the right time, everything will be told. Transferring an officer is an administrative decision of the chief minister and the home minister. We understand everyone has a right to approach the Supreme Court and seek justice. We will see what justice he gets there.
Chargesheet filed in TRP rigging case is nothing but an attempt to target Arnab Goswami, submitted senior counsel Ashok Mundergi
The chargesheet filed in the Television Ratings Points (TRP) rigging case is nothing but an attempt to target Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, submitted senior counsel Ashok Mundergi on Tuesday before Bombay high court. Goswami’s counsel Mundergi also drew attention of the high court bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale to the fact that the now suspended API Sachin Waze was in-charge of the probe.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that Supreme Court has stayed the High Court order cancelling elections to five municipalities and consequent order of State Election Commission (SEC) keeping the election process in abeyance. He said the matter would come up for final hearing on Tuesday. In a tweet, he said, ”Hon. Supreme Court has stayed the High Court’s order cancelling elections to five Municipalities & consequent order of State Election Commission keeping the election process in abeyance.
Congress appointee Markandey Katju and party leader Abhay Thipsay tried to save Nirav Modi – Bhupender Yadav
Congress appointee Markandey Katju and party leader Abhay Thipsay tried to save Nirav Modi, the man who duped Indian banks of billions. The UK court busted them. Is money bigger than nation? Rahul Gandhi your silence is the answer.
Delhi High Court on Monday sought the response of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and other accused in the National Herald case on a plea by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy seeking to lead evidence in the matter before the trial court. Justice Suresh Kait, while issuing notice to the Gandhis, AICC general secretary Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, Sam Pitroda and Young India (YI), sought their stand on Swamy’s plea by April 12.
A Delhi court on Monday sent 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested in connection with allegedly being involved in sharing a “toolkit” on social media related to the farmers’ protest, to one day police custody. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma allowed custodial interrogation of Ravi after police said she was required to be confronted with co-accused.
After a Delhi court asked police to show evidence and not go by surmises or conjectures when it opposed the bail plea of activist Disha Ravi, Congress leader Kapil Sibal took a dig saying “disha (direction)” of the police seems tainted. Sibal’s tweet comes after additional sessions Judge Dharmender Rana posed some pointed questions to the probe agency while hearing on Ravi’s plea, asking it if it was only acting on “surmises, inferences, and conjectures”. It also questioned how the toolkit was connected to the violence during the farmers’ march. Kapil Sibal’s son is representing Disha Ravi in court. Akhil Sibal is representing the climate activist pro bono.
Supreme Court closed proceedings initiated to probe a “larger conspiracy” behind sexual harassment allegations against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi
The Supreme Court Thursday closed the proceedings initiated to probe a “larger conspiracy” behind sexual harassment allegations against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi and “fixing” of benches at the top court. A bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that nearly two years have passed and the possibility of retrieving electronic records is very little. The top court, while closing the suo motu proceedings in the case, said the in-house probe has been completed and the three-member panel headed by Justice S A Bobde, the current CJI, has already given the report exonerating the former CJI.
Madras High Court upheld 2009 parliamentary election’s win of Congress leader P Chidambaram from the Sivaganga constituency
The Madras High Court upheld the 2009 parliamentary election’s win of Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram from the Sivaganga constituency, today, while dismissing a petition which challenged the former Union Minister’s win. The judgment was pronounced by Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana who rejected the petition that was pending before the apex court for nearly 12 years. It is to be recalled that the case had been filed by the then AIADMK and opponent candidate R.S. Raja Kannappan who lost to P Chidambaram by a slender 3,354 vote margin.
Supreme Court rejected challenge to election of Congress leader Dhiraj Prasad Sahu as Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand in 2018
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the challenge to the election of Congress leader Dhiraj Prasad Sahu as a Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand in 2018. The apex court dismissed the appeal filed by the BJP candidate, who had lost the poll from the state, challenging the verdict of the Jharkhand High Court which had rejected the plea against Sahu’s election. The high court had delivered its judgement on January 17 this year and dismissed the election petition filed by Pradeep Kumar Sonthalia, who was a BJP candidate in the 2018 Rajya Sabha poll from Jharkhand, challenging Sahu’s election as a member of the upper house.
Supreme Court on Thursday acknowledged the right of farmers to non-violent protests, and said it was thinking of setting up an “impartial and independent” panel of agriculture experts and farmer unions to resolve the impasse over three contentious farm laws. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it would set up the committee which may include experts like P Sainath and representatives of the government and farmers’ bodies to look for the resolution of the deadlock over the statutes.
A US court has dismissed a $100-million lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the litigants – a separatist Kashmir Khalistan outfit and two associates – failed to appear before it at two scheduled hearings. The suit was filed on September 19, 2019, days before Modi’s historic “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston, Texas. The case was terminated by Judge Andrew S Hanen of the US District Court in Texas on October 22.
Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former ICICI Bank CEO and managing director Chanda Kochhar’s appeal against a Bombay high court order last year dismissing her plea against being removed as the bank’s chief. The top court refused to interfere with the order which dismissed the petition filed by Kochhar challenging her termination in connection with ICICI-Videocon case.
Bombay high court on Friday set aside the demolition notice sent to actor Kangana Ranaut by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation dated on September 7 and 9 — in what marked a victory for Ranaut. The high court said the demolition action at her office had malafide intent. The Court has quashed the demolition notice and added that Ranaut may take steps to make her property habitable and to regularise the same.
A magistrate’s court today (November 23) granted bail to television comedian Bharti Singh and her scriptwriter-actor husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa who were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday. The couple was booked after the NCB raided their production office and residence and allegedly found 86.5 grams of ganja.
Actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel filed a petition in the Bombay High Court on Monday, seeking to quash an FIR registered against them by Mumbai Police for allegedly “trying to create hatred and communal tension” through their posts on social media. The FIR, under sedition charges, was registered pursuant to orders passed by the Bandra magistrates court directing the police to carry out an inquiry against Ranaut and her sister following a complaint lodged against them.
Social Media Celebrity Sameet Thakkar granted bail, was arrested for tweets against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray & son Aaditya Thackeray
Nagpur resident Sameet Thakkar has been granted bail by a magistrate court in Mumbai. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court refused to entertain an Article 32 petition filed on behalf of Sameet Thakkar for transfer and consolidation of investigation in FIRs filed against his tweets, and asked him to appeal in the High Court. Thakkar was arrested by Mumbai’s BKC cyber police, for allegedly objectionable tweets against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and minister Aaditya, as per reports.
There was tremendous work pressure during the UPA – Former Solicitor General of India Mohan Parasaran
There was tremendous work pressure during the UPA. Both Mr Gopal Subramanium and Mr Rohinton Nariman were top class lawyers and they had tremendous practice before they became solicitor general. And in fact, they made sacrifices by accepting this office. Gopal gave frank advice to the government, likewise, Mr Rohinton Nariman was also even more frank and forthright in his opinions. UPA was functioning with a lot of coalition pressure.
My Lords you intervened to ensure that the Constitution and the rule of law prevailed. I bow down to you – Arnab Goswami
When fundamental rights were being tossed, you rose in your wisdom to protect them. And when the rule of law was turned into a mockery by one state, you brought reason and direction to restore it. And when all the enshrined values of this great democracy were being shredded to bits by a state machinery that is guided by malice, vengefulness and vindictiveness, My Lords you intervened to ensure that the Constitution and the rule of law prevailed. I bow down to you.
Contempt of court proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud
Attorney General (AG) K.K. Venugopal Thursday gave consent to eight persons, including lawyers, to initiate contempt of court proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. “This is gross insinuation against the entirety of the Supreme Court of India — that the Supreme Court of India is not an independent and impartial institution and so too its judges, but on the other hand is a court of the ruling party, the BJP, existing for the BJP’s benefit. All this in my opinion constitutes criminal contempt of court,” the AG said in his letter to the lawyers.
Forget Arnab Goswami.. If we as a Constitutional Court do not lay down law and protect liberty, then who will – Justice Chandrachud
If we don’t interfere in this case today, we will walk on path of destruction. If left to me I won’t watch the channel and you may differ in ideology but Constitutional courts will have to protect such freedoms… Forget Arnab Goswami for a moment, we are a Constitutional court…. If we as a Constitutional Court do not lay down law and protect liberty, then who will?
I truly from the bottom of my heart want to thank Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee – Arnab Goswami
I truly from the bottom of my heart want to thank Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee. Because what you have done for me as a citizen of this great nation- My Lord and My Lady cannot be put into words by me. But what you have stood for in the history books of this great nation- My Lord and My Lady and judicial tradition cannot be weighed in pounds and kilograms of stone. I had this endless faith in the courts eventually because when human dignity was being flogged, you restored it with your highest conscience.
I am in court judging and it is my life, I love it – Justice Chandrachud while hearing the bail application of Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami
Justice D Y Chandrachud, one of the judges of the Supreme Court bench which heard the bail application of Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday, said judging cases is “my life” and “I love it”. He made the remarks while responding to the statement of senior advocate and Goswami’s lawyer Harish Salve who said it was the “worst way” to spend the birthday. “No, no! This is actually the best way to spend it. I am in court judging and it is my life, I love it,” Justice Chandrachud said.
From all the observations of Justice Chandrachud, bail is guaranteed for Arnab Goswami… And what a slayer Harish Salve is – Suhel Seth
From all the observations of Justice Chandrachud, bail is guaranteed for Arnab Goswami. As it should be. It’s a right. Not benevolence. I have always believed that India is safest many a time because of its judiciary. And let us remain that way! And what a slayer Harish Salve is!
In a setback for Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, the Bombay High Court refused to grant interim bail in an alleged abetment to suicide case. Goswami was arrested and remanded to 14 days judicial custody on November 4, along with two co-accused in the 2018 alleged abetment to suicide case.
Interim bail application could have been dismissed the first day – Mohandas Pai on Bombay High Court denying bail to Arnab Goswami
If I am wrong what was the judgement announced today after 3 pm! Pl educate us! If it was rejection of interim bail could have been done on first day itself! Interim bail application could have been dismissed the first day.
Fine of Rs 250 was imposed on Member of Parliament and Advocate Tejasvi Surya for not wearing face mask, The Karnataka High Court is informed
The Karnataka High Court was informed today that a fine of Rs 250 was imposed on Member of Parliament and Advocate Tejasvi Surya for not wearing face mask while attending a political rally in September. A Divison Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Vishwajith Shetty was further informed that the fine was paid by Surya on November 7.
Bombay High Court reserved its order on a plea filed by Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami challenging his arrest
Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a plea filed by Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami challenging his arrest and seeking relief in connection with the 2018 abetment of suicide case. A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik also granted Goswami the liberty to file a bail plea in a lower court and directed the court to decide on his bail plea, if and when filed, within a period of four days.
Bombay high Court granted Arnab Goswami no relief but posted his urgent plea for interim release to 3 PM on Friday, Nov 6, 2020
Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, had to spend his second night in custody as the Bombay high court on Thursday granted him no relief but posted his urgent plea for interim release to 3pm on Friday. On Thursday, his lawyers invoked the wide plenary power of the HC to do justice against an “illegal arrest” in a case which was closed in April 2019.
I feel most of the country is sort of going through Emergency – Former Solicitor General & Senior Advocate Mohan Parasaran on Arnab Goswami’s arrest by Maharashtra Police
I feel most of the country is sort of going through Emergency. And unfortunately, the courts have also not been so proactive as it used to be, in the manner of securing the personal liberty of citizens. People who are above 80 are being arrested as if they are against the country, as if they are doing treason, they are people of eminence.
It’s a general feeling, what everybody believes, it’s a case of overdoing and this is not a case which warrants custodial interrogation – Mohan Parasaran on Arnab’s arrest
It’s a general feeling, what everybody believes, it’s a case of overdoing and this is not a case which warrants custodial interrogation. This happened two years back and after two years what is the need for a custodial interrogation. And even the magistrate has given a prima facie given that opinion, why do you want to go on filing charges and do all this?
Expressing displeasure over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday said that the city could soon become the “corona capital of the country”. The bench further said that the AAP government took the health of citizens for a ride, adding that it will tackle the matter separately.
Lyricist Javed Akhtar files criminal complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for making defamatory statements
Lyricist Javed Akhtar files criminal complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for making defamatory statements on national and international television. The complaint has been filed before the Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri, Mumbai.
Mumbai Crime Branch told a Magistrate’s Court that a Cable Distributor admitted to Paying Rs 15 Lakh every Month to boost Republic TV’s viewership
Mumbai crime branch, which is probing the TRP scam, told a magistrate’s court that one of the accused, a cable distributor from Thane, has admitted to paying Rs 15 lakh every month through a co-accused to select households to boost Republic TV’s viewership figures.
Javed Akhtar filed complaint suit against actress Kangana Ranaut for dragging him into death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput
Bollywood lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar has filed a complaint suit against actress Kangana Ranaut. Akhtar in his complaint has accused Kangana of defaming him through video messages. Akhtar filed the complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate, seeking action against Ranaut under the relevant provisions of the IPC for defamation. He has claimed that Kangana unnecessarily dragged his name in connection with the death of late Sushant Singh Rajput.
Babri Masjid Demolition Case: Supreme Court refused to grant extension in security cover provided to a former judge
The Supreme Court refused to grant extension in security cover provided to a former judge who had delivered the recent verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Former special judge SK Yadav had recently acquitted all 32 accused, including BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti, in the decades-old Babri Masjid demolition case. The judge had moved the SC seeking extension in the security provided to him in view of the sensitivity of the case.
Supreme Court has once again sought the status report from the Centre on the Vijay Mallya extradition case
Supreme Court has once again sought the status report from the Centre on the Mallya extradition case. This comes after Mallya’s lawyer fails to explain the delay. Vijay Mallya’s lawyer has sought a discharge from the case but the Supreme Court has disallowed. SC is waiting for Mallya’s extradition in order to sentence him in a contempt case.
Election Commission order revoking the “star campaigner” status of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was stayed by the Supreme Court
Election Commission order revoking the “star campaigner” status of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was stayed by the Supreme Court. The EC order came after the former chief minister violated the model code of conduct during the campaign for the bypolls in 28 assembly constituencies in the state. The apex court was hearing Nath’s plea challenging the October 30 EC order revoking his star campaigner status.
Conversion only for marriage unacceptable – Allahabad High Court dismissed a petition filed by an interfaith couple
While reiterating that religious conversion only for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable, the Allahabad high court has dismissed a petition filed by an interfaith couple seeking directions to police and the girl’s father not to interfere in their married life. In the petition, the couple had stated that they had married in July this year, but the girl’s family members were interfering in their married life.
Kumkum Saigal sister of Mahesh Bhatt to seek Rs 90 lakh in damages from Luviena Lodh over defamation charges
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s sister Kumkum Saigal and nephew Sahil Saigal have moved an injuction against actress Luviena Lodh over her allegations. The Saigals have sought Rs 90 lakh in damages and a written apology from Lodh for making defamtory statements against them.
Maharashtra: Nagpur court extends Sameet Thakkar’s police custody till 2 Nov. He was arrested on 24 Oct for allegedly making objectionable comments against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray & State Minister Aaditya Thackeray on social media
Noted lawyer and former Solicitor General Harish Salve married Caroline Brossard, a London-based artiste, at a church wedding
Senior advocate Harish Salve married London-based artist Caroline Brossard in a private ceremony. The 65-year-old advocate married Caroline Brossard (56) in a church ceremony in London with only 15 guests including the couple’s close friends and family members in attendance. On the big day, while the high-profile opted for a three-piece suit, Caroline Brossard was dressed in an elegant white wedding gown.
We cannot have citizens hauled from one corner of the country to another for a social media post criticising the government – Supreme Court to West Bengal Police
Concerned by the growing trend of police in different states summoning individuals from far corners for social media posts allegedly defaming political dispensations, the Supreme Court sent out a loud message to state governments. The stern warning was prompted by Bengal Police issuing summons to a Delhi resident who had criticised the state government for non-enforcement of lockdown norms.
Mumbai Court ask Police to initiate an inquiry against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for their Social Media Posts
A court in Mumbai asked the police to initiate an inquiry against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly posting “hateful” and “derogatory” statements against a particular community on social media. The court also asked the police station concerned to submit the inquiry report by December 5.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra reportedly tendered an unconditional apology for his statements in the court and Satyendra Jain withdrew the case
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and BJP leader Kapil Mishra have reached a settlement in the criminal case filed against Mishra by Satyendra Jain. Kapil Mishra tendered an unconditional apology for his statements before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, and Satyendra Jain withdrew the case.
CBI told Bombay High Court that Rhea Chakraborty’s accusation against Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters for obtaining a fake medical prescription “Mostly Speculative”
CBI has told the Bombay High Court that Rhea Chakraborty’s accusation against the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters for obtaining a fake medical prescription for him is “mostly speculative”. Such speculation cannot be the basis of an FIR, the Central agency said in response to Rajput’s sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh’s petition seeking to quash the case lodged against them by Mumbai Police.
A Delhi court acquits CM Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. Bidhuri had alleged that CM made a defamatory statement by terming him a criminal in an interview to a news channel on July 2017.
We want the Centre to give us access to fibre optic networks which have been laid – Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde
We want the Centre to give us access to fibre optic networks which have been laid. Initially we thought you can give us a satellite and we could share the satellite space. But we were advised it was not a good idea. Fibre optic network is better for videoconferencing and exchange of data.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” the Supreme Court had observed in September 2018 in a judgment that paved the way for live streaming of court proceedings. Two years down the line, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Monday said that in practice, live streaming will be misused as he is already facing several complaints over the virtual hearing taking place over the videoconferencing app VIdyo.
Now there is a judgment requiring the Court to have live-streaming. I was satisfied watching the live streaming of proceedings in the Gujarat High Court – Attorney General KK Venugopal
The observation followed a suggestion by Attorney General KK Venugopal who insisted that since Gujarat High Court had taken the lead in live-streaming the proceedings, the Supreme Court can follow suit. Venugopal reminded CJI, “Now there is a judgment requiring the Court to have live-streaming. I was satisfied watching the live streaming of proceedings in the Gujarat High Court.”
Frankly speaking, I can’t stand it. There has to be responsibility in reporting. This is not the kind of public discourse we should have. We are not saying, don’t cover this. Responsible journalism is recording events without inflaming them. We are interested in peace and harmony.
India’s Top Lawyer Harish Salve to tie the knot with London-based Caroline Brossard at a London church
Renowned lawyer Harish Salve, almost a celebrity in legal circles in India, is tying the knot, again, this time with London-based artiste Caroline Brossard. Senior Advocate Salve, whose divorce from his first wife Meenakshi was finalized in June, will be married to Brossard in a church wedding on Wednesday October 28, 2020. Both Salve and Caroline also have children from their former marriages. Caroline, 56, is an artiste by profession and is the mother of a girl.
Union of India must challenge the said award (Voda arbitral award) and must file all available proceedings to challenge the award – Solicitor General Tushar Mehta
The question of law — the power of an arbitral tribunal to virtually and substantially declare a parliamentary legislation of a competent Parliament of a sovereign nation to be non est and unenforceable — itself is an issue which needs to be challenged. I therefore, opine that the Union of India must challenge the said award and must file all available proceedings to challenge the award and/or to protect the interest of Union of India.
Afresh bail plea filed by fugitive diamond trader and designer Nirav Modi, who is lodged in a London prison since his arrest on an extradition warrant in March last year, was rejected by a UK court. The application was reportedly made on the basis of “new evidence”, but Westminster Magistrates’ Court District Judge Samuel Goozee was not convinced to reverse previous bail rejections in Nirav Modi’s case.
Supreme Court kept in abeyance its order appointing a panel to monitor the steps taken to prevent stubble burning
Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing one-man panel of retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the steps taken by neighbouring states to prevent stubble burning, which is a major cause of pollution in the Delhi-national capital region (NCR). A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the order while considering the Centre’s stand that it is coming out with a comprehensive legislation to deal with air pollution, including the aspect of stubble burning.
Delhi court awarded three-year jail term to former Union Minister Dilip Ray in connection with a coal scam case
A Delhi court on Monday awarded three-year jail term to former Union Minister Dilip Ray in connection with a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999. Ray was Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on each on them.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s lawyer has responded to the video posted by actor Luviena Lodh on Instagram on Friday. In the video, Luviena accused Mahesh of harassment and intimidation. Luviena began the video by introducing herself as the wife of Mahesh’s nephew, Sumit Sabharwal. Luviena said that Sumit supplies ‘drugs and women’ to various actors and that Mahesh knows all about it.
Delhi High Court has refused to grant a decree of permanent injunction to Times Now on the use of the phrase ‘Nation Wants To Know’ by Arnab Goswami
Delhi High Court has refused to grant a decree of permanent injunction to Times Now on the use of the phrase ‘Nation Wants To Know’ by Arnab Goswami and the Republic Media Network. “Defendant No. 2 (Arnab Goswami) is free to use the same as part of his speech/presentation of any news channel, etc.” says the Court order.
A complaint has been filed against actor Kangana Ranaut at a Mumbai court for “spreading hate and breaking the brotherhood, integrity of the country” through “provoking hate speeches” given by her. The Metropolitan Magistrate 65th court, Andheri, Mumbai has set November 10 as the next date for hearing in the matter.
Advocate Abhinav Chandrachud refused to appear for Sameet Thakkar in his plea seeking to quash the FIR filed against Thakkar
Advocate Abhinav Chandrachud refused to appear for Sameet Thakkar in his plea seeking to quash the FIR filed against Thakkar for his alleged abusive tweets against the present Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray. Bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik hearing the plea today granted time to Thakkar to get a new counsel after Chandrachud returned his brief.
Congress Leader & Lawyer Kapil Sibal said to Bombay High Court that Arnab Goswami is “not a special person, an ordinary person” not entitled to special privileges as a journalist
As per media reports, Congress Leader and Lawyer Kapil Sibal told Bombay high court that Goswami is “not a special person. He is an ordinary person,” adding he is not entitled to special privileges as a journalist when his name is not even in the FIR. Sibal said Goswami can always file for anticipatory bail. Sibal said allegations of mala fides at this “nascent stage of investigation” cannot be grounds for any interim relief.
Hearing a petition for quashing of the FIR in the TRP scam filed by Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, the Bombay high court on Monday said police will have to first issue him “summons” like it did to eight Republic TV employees.
Bombay High Court bench heard senior counsels Harish Salve for Arnab Goswami and Kapil Sibal for Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh
A bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik heard senior counsels Harish Salve for Goswami and Kapil Sibal for the state and Mumbai police, including Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The HC, however, directed the IO to produce by November 4 in a sealed cover the details of the probe done so far and posted the matter for final hearing on November 5.
Lawyer-activist Deepika Singh Rajawat accused of hurting religious sentiments through a controversial cartoon on her Twitter handle
Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer-activist who shot to fame after taking the case of Kathua rape and murder victim, is in the news yet again. A section of social media users is demanding the arrest of Rajawat, who posted a controversial cartoon on her Twitter handle.
Over 6,700 prisoners are out on bail or parole, Delhi High Court says time has come to stop blanket extension of bails, paroles for COVID-19
Delhi High Court observed that its blanket order extending interim bails and paroles granted to prisoners in view of the COVID-19 pandemic should come to an end as the number of infected persons in jails here was only three. According to the Director-General (Prisons), over 6,700 prisoners are out on bail or parole and continue to remain outside, in view of the blanket order passed and extended from time-to-time by a full bench of the high court.
Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Mumbai police to issue summons to Arnab Goswami, the Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, in the first instance if he is proposed to be added as an accused in the FIR alleging manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRP). The high court said it should first issue summons to Goswami as was done for eight others in the case.
Calcutta High Court on Monday regulated Durga Puja celebrations in view of the coronavirus pandemic, in a setback for Mamata Banerjee government. While pulling up the Trinamool Congress government for having no clear crowd control plan amidst Covid-19 outbreak during the upcoming Durga Puja festival, the high court in its order stated that only 25 people for big pandals and 15 for the smaller ones should be allowed, including organisers.
Delhi High Court stayed criminal proceedings against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in a defamation complaint
Delhi High Court Friday stayed criminal proceedings against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in a defamation complaint over his alleged ‘scorpion on shivling’ remarks referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait issued notice and sought the response of complainant, BJP leader Rajiv Babbar, on Tharoor’s plea challenging the summons issued against him by the trial court in the defamation case.
Court orders registration of police complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel
Bandra Magistrate Metropolitan Court orders registration of police complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on allegations of a complainant that they tried to create a divide between communities with social media posts. The court order comes at a time Kangana is engaged in a battle with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which razed a portion of her Mumbai office alleging that it was illegally constructed.
More than 20 policeman had appeared in the court to oppose my bail plea – Pradeep Bhandari, Republic TV Journalist
More than 20 policeman had appeared in the court to oppose my bail plea. Phoenix Legal and my lawyer Abod Ponda won it as truth was on our side. Tomorrow, at Khar police station we will follow the same approach in our fight for justice.
Two days after the Supreme Court refused to entertain the plea of Republic TV challenging the Mumbai police’s investigation into the fake TRP scam, the channel has approached Bombay High Court for quashing of the FIR lodged against it.