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Inform people about rights in the event of arrest: Delhi HC to Govts

The Supreme Court, in its ruling, had emphasised on the need of caution while exercising the drastic power of arrest, which has for years, been treated as a tool of harassment, oppression in the hands of the police authorities and greatly contributed to police corruption in India.

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Delhi HC acquits woman, live-in partner serving life term for murder

The court ordered that the couple be released immediately if not required in any other case. The trial court, while awarding life imprisonment to the couple, had said that they had a “strong motive” to eliminate the woman’s ex-lover.

AAP government slapped with fine for not responding to Delhi HC notice

The petitioners have contended they were being asked to obtain licences in the individual category by misinterpreting the Motor Vehicles Act. Magic Sewa has also alleged that the government was also asking city taxi aggregators to submit bank guarantees of Rs 15 lakh which were in excess of what was permitted under the law.

Delhi HC questions police over booking teacher for child’s death during picnic

“If the manhole was visible and the teacher had sent the boy, then he could have been made liable,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said while questioning the counsel for the Delhi Police over its move to prosecute the teacher.

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Delhi High Court issues directions to district courts for speedy justice

This assumes significance as in June this year a government-appointed panel had said that the rule of maximum of three adjournments per case was not being followed in over 50 per cent of the matters being heard by the courts, leading to a rising pendency of cases.

Delhi High Court’s suggestion: ‘Let citizens monitor sanitation workers’

On Wednesday, a news report showing the disposal of garbage by civic bodies in areas such as Pankha Road, Chanakya Place, Mayur Vihar, Seemapuri and Kalyanpuri was screened.

Delhi HC agrees to hear PIL on Sunanda Pushkar death

A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice P S Teji asked Swamy what was the public interest in the matter for the court to interfere. It said that according to legal precedents, the court had to be circumspect before interfering.

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Delhi HC seeks Assembly Speaker’s reply on plea challenging his order

The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the Delhi Assembly Speaker on a plea by two persons challenging his order sending them to jail for throwing pamphlets and sloganeering in the House.

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What happened to jawan’s complaint of poor food: Delhi HC asks Army

“What has happened to the complaint? It was lodged on June 6. Why are you offended by it? Why are you taking time to look into that,” Justice Vinod Goel asked the Centre and the Army.

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Delhi High Court: ‘Unfortunate for mother to move court to seek relief from son’

The mother had in 2012 filed a complaint under the Domestice Violence Act seeking monthly maintenance and interim relief in their property in north west Delhi. The trial court had then asked the son not to dispose off the property and asked him to pay a monthly maintenance amount of Rs 2,500.

Delhi High Court questions maintainability of plea against Speaker’s order

Appearing for the Delhi Assembly Speaker, Delhi government’s standing counsel Rahul Mehra said the Speaker need not have heard them as the incident of “breach of privilege and contempt of the House” occurred in the presence of all the legislators.

Weapons not for showing off, but self defence: Delhi HC

The petitioner had sought an arms licence on the ground that he daily deals with cash ranging between Rs 2-3 lakh and needs a weapon for his safety and to secure the money.

Industries in residential units: Delhi HC pulls up authorities, wants fresh inquiry

A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the details should include the date of commencement and sealing of the industries.

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1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Abhishek Verma ready to undergo polygraph test

The agency had reinvestigated the case of killing of Badal Singh, Thakur Singh and Gurcharan Singh near the gurudwara after a court in December 2007 refused to accept its closure report. The CBI has filed three closure reports in the case.

Delhi High Court: Can’t deny rape victims justice for lack of medical proof

The bench said, “In most of such cases, there is no medical evidence. Oral testimony of the victim is sufficient. Just because some false cases are filed, we cannot deny justice to real victims.” It further said that the recent amendments in the rape law cannot be struck down as these were the need of the hour and framed after efforts of several years.