Utkarsh Anand


SC tells former Karnataka Lokayukta to face trial
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The bench not only declined to set aside the criminal proceedings against Rao but also shot down his plea to exempt him from personal appearance before the trial court.

Demonetisation: SC notice to Govt for not taking old notes
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Reluctant to entertain the plea initially, the bench, later decided to seek replies from the government and the central bank.

SC questions clean chit to LK Advani and others in Babri case
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The CBI, which is prosecuting both cases, had filed an appeal in the top court against the order dropping the conspiracy charges.

25 years after Babri, where the conspiracy case stands
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The Supreme Court has said there is ‘something peculiar’ about the clean chit given to top BJP leaders, and expressed concern over the delay in closing the matter. The Indian Express recaps the story.

Ensure no farmer is pushed to commit suicide: SC to Centre
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The court regretted that situations on the ground remained adverse for the farmers and they have to face hardship in all situations.

SC quashes engagement of 121 lawyers by Railways
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

It noted that the Railways had no records to show that a selection process, including an interaction with the candidates, was actually carried out before engaging these lawyers.

SC heard seven death penalty appeals in 2016, confirmed none
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

In three cases, accused were acquitted; 397 on death row

When two opposing sides claim the same right: SC shows way
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Lays down principle of ‘interest of collective or social order’ in cases of ‘intra-conflict’ of fundamental right

Kalikho Pul’s wife withdraws her probe plea from Supreme Court
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

After the judges had a brief discussion, they said the court would allow them to withdraw the plea

CJI orders hearing of plea by Pul’s wife on note he left before suicide
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Order to be delivered today; note alleges corruption by judges’ kin, politicians.

Three-month deadline for waste plants: Supreme Court to industry
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar directed state pollution control boards to issue common notices to all industrial units, asking them to ensure the treatment plants are in working condition.

Teesta Setalvad NGO: SC questions source of funding in activist’s frozen account
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

These bank accounts were frozen by Ahmedabad police in 2015 in the wake of FIRs relating to misappropriation of money and fraud.

Reporting public views on judicial corruption isn’t contempt: SC
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The Supreme Court Tuesday observed that a report based on public views regarding corruption in judiciary may not invite contempt of court action and that such surveys instead gave opportunity to address the malady in the system.

Over 80% of anti-Sikh riot cases closed, SC wants another panel to monitor SIT
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The court remarked that the high-level committee could also ensure that investigations are completed in a time-bound manner and trials are conducted on a day-to-day basis — a submission also made by senior lawyer Arvind Datar.

Supreme Court notice to Leela Group for 18K sq metre plot in Mumbai
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar issued a notice to the Group and gave it four weeks to submit a response regarding alleged non-payment for occupying the prime plot of the land near the Mumbai airport.

Supreme Court refuses to extend Pakistani couple’s stay
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Arguing for the couple, senior lawyer Meenakshi Arora said that once they have applied for Indian citizenship

Five SC Judges take oath: In visitors’ gallery, 10 judges from Karnataka, 5 from Kerala
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Apart from the HC judges, Karnataka’s Advocate General and its Upalokayukta had also come for the ceremony.

Fundamental rights vs personal laws: Centre wants SC ruling on triple talaq
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Questioning the validity of triple talaq, the Centre has sought a fresh debate on issues relating to limitations of freedom to profess, practise and propagate religion

To ensure ‘level-playing ground’, SC grants mother child’s custody
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The child, it noted, was nursed by the mother for the first 21 months when the couple lived together, and that she was deprived of the custody allegedly because the husband drove her out of the house.

Shift Shahabuddin from Bihar to Tihar for sake of social order: Supreme Court
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Shahabuddin, a four-time RJD MP from Siwan, has been booked in 75 cases, of which he has been convicted in 10 and sentenced to life imprisonment in two cases.

Delhi govt vs Centre: SC refers matter to Constitution bench
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Kejriwal government’s counsel told the court that governance in Delhi was being hampered due to the ongoing legal battle

Guilty, says SC, ends Sasikala’s CM dream, her nominee now stakes claim to chair
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Bench upholds trial court order, says she and kin conspired with, abetted Jayalalithaa

Disproportionate assets case: Karnataka HC judge got math wrong, rules SC
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The court also trashed an argument on Jayalalithaa taking a loan of Rs 1.53 crore from Sasikala.

Sasikala DA case verdict: All eyes on Supreme Court today, here’s what could happen
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Sasikala DA case verdict today: We take a look at all the options before the Supreme Court and the impact it would have on Sasikala's move to become chief minister.

Long-delayed appointment norms by February end: CJI signal
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

CJI said, “We think we will finalise the MoP may be within this month. I can say many of your grievances (relating to opaqueness in the procedure to appoint judges) will be taken care of by the new MoP.”

Justice CS Karnan skips hearing of contempt case: Can issue NBW, Supreme Court warns HC Judge
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The judge’s absence prompted the seven-judge bench, led by Chief Justice J S Khehar, to mull various options available under the law.

Aadhaar as money bill: If Speaker is wrong, court can set it right, says SC
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The bill was passed during the Budget session in 2016 after overruling the amendments moved in Rajya Sabha.

Law Minister to HCs: Act on your own to free undertrials
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

According to NCRB data for 2015, of the over 2.82 lakh people behind bars, over 67 per cent inmates are undertrials. About 65 per cent spend three months to five years in jail before securing bail.

Tamil Nadu crisis: Why the battle in Chennai may be decided in Supreme Court
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Tamil Nadu crisis: A conviction by the SC will not only disqualify Sasikala from being CM, it will also debar her from contesting polls for 6 years from the date of release from prison.

Karnataka quota law for promotion invalid, says Supreme Court
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The court said it was not for a person challenging such a policy but for the State to prove that the policy was adopted following the due process and that the overall efficiency was not going to be hampered.

Uphaar fire tragedy: Gopal Ansal to serve remainder of one-year jail term, rules SC
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The brothers have been held guilty of “criminal negligence” under Section 304-A of the IPC which prescribes two years in jail as the maximum punishment.

J&K sacks its counsel in SC after he disagrees on sovereignty
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Supreme Court lawyer Sunil Fernandes, who has been the chief standing counsel for the state since September 2015 during his second stint, was on Monday evening instructed to resign “immediately”.

SC summons sitting HC judge over contempt charge, asks to appear on February 13
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, on his part, submitted that the court must act against the judge because his communications have brought disrepute to the institution.

Can’t lay down moral guidelines to stop Sardar jokes: SC
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

It expressed doubts whether the PIL filed by Sikh lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury would be maintainable in law for seeking directions to ban circulation of jokes on Sikhs and Sardars.

First time, SC moves against High Court judge for contempt
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The unprecedented move will see the seven senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of India, drawing up contempt proceedings against Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan.

Supreme Court collegium: Logjam breaks, 9 High Court chiefs named
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The recommendations signify a major move forward amid a long-drawn battle between the judiciary and the government over the authority to appoint judges.