Ananthakrishnan G

Articles By Ananthakrishnan G

Sexual harassment charges against CJI: Fixers must be stopped, will probe until we find truth, says SC

A bench led by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta asked the lawyer Utsav Bains to file an additional affidavit by Thursday morning after which it will decide if a probe needs to be ordered.

Will throw you out if you disrespect A-G, SC judge tells lawyer who claims plot against CJI Gogoi

Bains said he respects the A-G but the latter had resorted to “personal attacks” ever since the hearing began.

Lawyer alleges conspiracy against CJI: SC says will go to the root of the claim

Advocate Utsav Bains submitted evidence in a sealed cover claiming the sexual harassment case against CJI Gogoi was part of a larger conspiracy to influence court cases.

SC clears 3-judge panel to probe sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

This inquiry will be in the nature of a departmental inquiry and not a judicial inquiry. It will start on Friday afternoon.

SC hearing on Friday, EC watches Modi biopic, reiterates stand: Defer its release

The EC is learnt to have deliberated on the inputs of the committee and decided that its view to delay the biopic’s release remains valid.

Bilkis Bano gets 50-lakh riot compensation from SC, votes first time since 2002

“I could never exercise my right to vote because we were constantly on the move. Today, I have cast my vote and my vote is for the unity of the country... ," Bilkis Bano said.

As criticism grows, CJI Ranjan Gogoi asks Justice Bobde to decide on next steps

This move comes the day two lawyers’ bodies of the Supreme Court cited “procedural impropriety” in the April 20 sitting and said the “full court of the Supreme Court” should take all “necessary steps” to deal with the charges.

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul Gandhi says misquote because of poll heat

Rahul Gandhi said, “it is ex hypothesi clear and obvious that no court, much less the Apex Court, would adopt, endorse or uphold a political slogan like the above”.

Plot against me, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi after sexual harassment complaint

Sitting with Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna, CJI Ranjan Gogoi gave vent to his anguish and hinted at a political angle to the controversy, stating that the charges were being made because he was hearing sensitive cases next week.

Hearing plea on women in mosques only because of Sabarimala: SC

The bench of Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer did not seem very convinced by the submission of the petitioners who also cited the Supreme Court order in the Sabarimala case.

Supreme Court to parties: Submit bond details to Election Commission

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that the BJP received Rs 210 crore donations through electoral bonds in 2017-18.

Ruling on electoral bonds today: Why must voter know the source of political funding, Govt tells SC

The bench, which is hearing pleas by the CPM and Association for Democratic Reforms challenging the scheme, questioned the AG who sought to explain the security aspects of the scheme, and maintained that it would curb black money in the long run.

Supreme Court rejects Centre’s objections to Rafale deal papers

Writing the first order, CJI Gogoi cited the decision of the US Supreme Court in the New York Times Company vs. United States wherein it refused to prohibit the publication of the Pentagon Papers.

Trend of bias in some section of media: SC judge in Rafale order

Underlining the importance of freedom of press, he wrote, “If freedom is enjoyed by the Press without a deep sense of responsibility, it can weaken democracy. In some sections, there appears to be a disturbing trend of bias."

Rafale deal: SC accepts ‘stolen’ papers as evidence, rejects Centre’s objection

The said documents were published by The Hindu newspaper and later carried by news agency ANI. The Centre has contended that the documents were “sensitive to national security” and their “unauthorised photocopying and leakage” constituted “penal offences under the Indian Penal Code including theft”.

Supreme Court tells EC to check five EVMs using VVPAT instead of one

The order would mean that the EC will now have to count 20,625 VVPATs in place of 4,125. EC sources said this could delay the announcement of the Lok Sabha election results on May 23 by four hours.

Poll panel in Supreme Court: ‘Manufacturers asked not to share design of EVMs, VVPATs’

According to Section 61A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, "the design specification of the ECI (Election Commission of India) EVMs used in the election in India is approved by the ECI (based on the advise of the Technical Expert Committee).

No merit in EC concern on electoral bonds: Centre to Supreme Court

Introduction of the bonds “has brought in a marked shift from the old electoral system which suffered from many lacunas”, the government said.

Terror funding case: SC sets aside bail granted to Kashmiri businessman Watali

Watali was arrested on August 17, 2017 and had been in judicial custody since then.

Bengal police tried to intimidate Customs over checking bags of Mamata’s kin: Centre to SC

It emerged from the complaint lodged by the Customs department with the local police that the reference was to Trinamool Congress MP and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.