Manish Raj


HC: Can’t allow another gas chamber situation
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The court was hearing a PIL it initiated in 2015, as well another plea filed by a person underlining the capital’s poor air quality.

Gender body replaced: JNU, UGC get HC notice
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Three faculty members and three students had moved the court, stating that on September 18, the university had adopted the UGC Regulations, 2015. It had then approved formation of an ICC with immediate effect, which would replace the existing GSCASH.

Using forensic psychology to probe Sunanda Pushkar death, HC told
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead inside a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on January 17, 2014.

DUSU president’s future hangs in balance after HC gets application highlighting FIR against him
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

According to the application, Rocky did not disclose that an FIR was registered against him in Rajouri Garden on August 6, 2014, under IPC sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt ), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34

Not necessary parties in Blue Whale case: Google, FB India to Delhi HC
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The Delhi Police, in the status report submitted before the High Court, however, stated that no such case of suicide committed as part of the Blue Whale challenge has been reported from the capital

Blast victim’s son wants to study, Delhi HC gives hope
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

On Monday, standing counsel for DU said admission to regular college was not possible as admissions closed on August 31

Report in Delhi HC claims no manual scavengers
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The NDMC said it employs 615 nallah beldars, none of whom are allowed to enter drains/manholes/septic tanks. It added that suction-cum-jetting machines, excavators and super suckers are used for cleaning.

Delhi government school lack of facilities: HC issues notice to government, centre, CBSE
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

According to the plea, filed by Yusuf Naqi, the lack of facilities meant that students were unable to choose a profession of their choice.

Refund 75% excess fee: High Court to private schools
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

The bench said it had provided adequate time to the schools to comply with the court order. It said that though there could be variations in the amount calculated by the committee, the “whole process” could not be stopped.

Delhi High Court pulls up Arvind Kejriwal, says can’t blame judge for speedy trial
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Ashutosh for filing a plea to set aside an order of a single judge, which had directed that the trial in the Rs 10-crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley be conducted expeditiously.

Arun Jaitley seeks action against Arvind Kejriwal for ‘blatant perjury’
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Kejriwal, in a reply, denied giving any instructions. But Jethmalani subsequently gave interviews saying that during a conversation, Kejriwal had used even more objectionable words against Jaitley.

Delhi High Court wants Facebook, Google to take down Blue Whale links
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the websites and the state to file a status report detailing the steps taken, to stop the game, on the next date of hearing —September 19.

Delhi HC notice to civic bodies, govt and DJB
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The bench also directed the Government of NCT to furnish an independent report regarding individuals and local authorities responsible for the deaths. It ordered disbursement of Rs 10 lakh as per rules as compensation to families of the victims

High Court seeks reply on plea of man who ‘got HIV while working at govt hospital’
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Ashok Agarwal, counsel for the petitioner, had earlier submitted a plea stating that the petitioner had been working as an assistant technician at a laboratory in a government hospital since April 2011, during which he suffered a few needle prick injuries.

Former Armyman’s suicide: Ex gratia referred to Centre
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Advocate Avadh Kaushik had filed a PIL in the HC against the government’s decision to award compensation and martyr status to Grewal. According to the counter-affidavit, the Delhi government on November 4, 2016, approved the release of Rs 1 crore to the late subedar’s family.

SBI branch fined for failing to block woman’s ATM card in time
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

The complainant alleged that after receiving her ATM card, she had decided to use it for the first time on March 13, 2006. That day, while she was sitting in her car with the ATM card and the leaflet with the PIN details inside her purse, someone picked up her purse and fled.

When relationships break, some women use law for vengeance: Delhi HC
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

The matter pertains to a woman who had registered a complaint under sections 328 (causing hurt by poison, etc) and 376 (rape) of the IPC. She then gave a statement before a trial court, saying that the complaint was filed because of “some misunderstanding”.

1984 anti-Sikh riots accused’s plea against jail term: Delhi HC says trial court erred in acquitting him
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

The case is regarding the murder of five people — Jagdish Kaur’s husband, her elder son, and three cousins. Yadav’s counsel said Kaur had not named him, and had instead said Congress leader Sajjan Kumar incited the mob.

Delhi HC wants waste management draft in 2 weeks
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Regarding desilting of drains, the report said, the corporations had identified “vulnerable points”, which were prone to waterlogging and were provided with portable pumpsets.

Delhi High Court forms committee to frame guidelines on media reporting
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

According to the note of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal, titled Media Reporting in Courts — Balancing Free Press, Fair Trial and Integrity of Judicial Proceedings, the media has the capacity to lead public opinion.

Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi HC pulls up police for not filing status report as per norms
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

The bench also asked the CGSC if he was “satisfied with the status report”, to which he replied in the affirmative.

Sunanda Pushkar death probe: Subramanian Swamy points to ‘mismanagement in evidence collection’ by police
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The plea said police withheld from the board crucial evidence from the “crime scene”.

In pipeline: Online system for jail visitors
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

On Friday, the DG submitted a status report saying “sincere efforts were being made to start the online system at the earliest in the interest of inmates as well as visitors”. The visit of advocates was also “meticulously considered” to be included in the e-visitor module, it said.

Null and void SC order can be challenged: C S Karnan’s counsel
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan’s counsels Friday argued in court that if an order of the Supreme Court is null and void, it can be challenged in any high court or subordinate court.

Delhi High Court raises questions on trial process in a 1984 riots case
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

The bench then observed that at many places, witnesses did not turn up because of fear. How could the accused’s guilt be then established, it asked. There could be the complicity of police and the accused. Despite scores of people being killed, no bodies were recovered, it said.

JNU seat cut: No admission in 56 of 67 MPhil/PhD courses, court told
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

After informing the bench of the absence of Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, standing counsel for JNU Monica Arora sought a fresh date of hearing. In the brief proceedings, counsel for students Arvind K Nigam apprised the court of the figures of zero admissions: “What is the university there for then?... Admission figures are bizarre...Why is this happening?”

CM Arvind Kejriwal tells Delhi High Court: Won’t ask scandalous questions
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The application added that during proceedings, the questions put to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was “ex-facie abusive and defamatory”.

Men who threw pamphlets in House target 10 MLAs in court
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

An additional affidavit, filed along with the application, states that around 2.40 pm on June 26, while the assembly was in session, Jagdeep Rana and Rajan Kumar Madan threw printed pamphlets from the visitors’ gallery and shouted ‘Inquilab Zindabad.

Can’t compromise justice for speed: Arvind Kejriwal on DDCA case
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The plea filed by Kejriwal’s counsel Anupam Shrivastava said Jaitley’s application was barred according to High Court Rules, which allowed an appeal only against the order of the Joint Registrar.

Sunanda Pushkar Case: Amid some confusion, status report ‘submitted’
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

While police sources maintained that the report was submitted on Monday, standing counsel Rahul Mehra told The Indian Express, “The report cannot be filed without the same being showed and processed by me or my office.”

Sunanda Pushkar Case: Swamy’s priority is publicity, says plea by Sunanda’s son
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Underlining that the court is yet to take cognizance of the PIL, the bench maintained that there could be no restraining order, and Swamy’s locus standi will be considered after proceedings started.

Delhi HC refuses interim vote relief to MP minister
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

“...This court is at this stage is prima facie of the view that the conclusions reached by the ECI on facts cannot be said to be based on no evidence or perverse," said a bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Pratibha M Singh

Arun Jaitley files petition to expedite DDCA trial
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Union minister Arun Jaitley filed an application in the Delhi High Court to expedite proceedings in the DDCA defamation case filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders.

Delhi High Court hears 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots pleas: If all accused had been punished, course of history would be different
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

The counsel also said she suddenly made a statement to the CBI against Khokhar. The bench then asked whether the counsel was “challenging evidence for her presence”, which the counsel denied.

Violence at hospitals: Delhi HC asks Centre for ‘ideal patient to doctor ratio’
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

It then asked the Centre to submit a “one-page report”, showing increase in patients with regards to each medical department vis-a-vis the departmental increase in doctors.

All three Delhi civic bodies file status reports on garbage
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

EDMC’s affidavit said that despite a majority of population in the area being from lower socio-economic profile, efforts were being made by organising meetings to inform people about cleanliness.