The top court was informed by the member secretary of the Chandigarh state legal services authority that another person was arrested by the police in the case and fresh DNA samples of both the accused were collected and sent for forensic examination at two different laboratories.
The apex court had on September 12 temporarily lifted the ban on sale of firecrackers but had said this order might require a “review” after Diwali depending on the ambient air quality after the festival.
The bench said that medical expense of the process of termination of pregnancy would be borne by the respective states.
The development comes a day after a lawyer complained to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra that he did not get a chance to mention a matter despite waiting for nearly half-an-hour while seniors were getting multiple chances.
“We cannot spend the whole day and allow mentioning to go on like this,” the bench, also comprising Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, said.
Saquib Abdul Hamid Nachan had approached the Bombay High Court claiming that the trial in the POTA case was going on when he was an undertrial prisoner in the MCOCA case.
Seven-year-old Pradyuman, a class 2 student, was found with his throat slit on the morning of September 8 in the toilet of Ryan International School in Gurgaon.
The bench is hearing a 2013 PIL on prevailing inhuman conditions prevailing in 1,382 prisons across the country.
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the Centre, told a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that the unspent amount by states for the previous period stood at Rs 412 crore, while Rs 228 crore was released by the Centre for 2017-18.
The court’s observation came while reserving its order on a PIL filed by an NGO, which has demanded that candidates contesting elections disclose their sources of income.
Supreme Court’s places of worship ruling betrays a selective reading of constitutional provisions
The court also directed the Delhi Police to reduce the number of temporary licences by 50 per cent of those granted last year and cap it at 500.
The apex court, in effect, allowed the insolvency proceedings against Jaypee Infratech to continue but stayed the proceedings initiated against it in other fora like the Consumer Commission.
“We cannot expect children in the age group of 10 to 14 years to walk 3 kilometres or more to attend school. The right of education up to the age of 14 years is now a fundamental right under article 21A of the Constitution”
The Supreme Court Friday declined to grant interim bail to Unitech promoter Sanjay Chandra in connection with a case of alleged forgery lodged by certain buyers of its housing projects in Gurgaon.