Justice Gautam Patel was hearing a defamation suit filed by Lodha Developers Limited against Krishnaraj Rao, a journalist, and wife and husband Shilpi Thard and Amit Jaisingh, who had purchased two flats in Dioro — a Lodha project in Mumbai.
The petitioner told the court that undergoing a Fetal Wellbeing Scan and a real-time B-mode ultrasonography of gravid uterus, the gynaecologist told her that the foetus reflects “schizencephaly which is morbid condition to baby incompatible with normal life with completely disabled child."
The Bombay High Court bench suggested that the BMC come up with a better mechanism to notify its officials concerned or ward authorities about missing manhole covers, waterlogging or any other negligence in their respective areas.
Apart from Hiranandani, two employees of the group and four EPFO officials were named as accused in the case. Hiranandani, in his petition, had argued that he could not be held responsible vicariously merely because he is a director of the company.
Article 20(2) of the Constitution of India says, no person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same offence more than once and Section 300 of Criminal Procedure Code says, a person once convicted or acquitted should not be tried for the same offence