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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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SC collegium recommends Justice Amjad A Sayed of Bombay HC as next chief justice of Himachal High Court
Tue, May 17, 2022

Justice Amjad A Sayed, who is the second senior-most judge at the Bombay High Court after Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, was part of the bench, which, in 2016, had passed directions against “illegal” installation of loudspeakers at religious places.

Collegium recommends two Bombay HC judges as Chief Justices of Rajasthan, Himachal courts
Wed, May 18, 2022

Justice S S Shinde, with Arnab Goswami, Elgar Parishad cases behind him, is cleared for Rajasthan.

Bombay HC refuses protection from arrest to school chairman booked for abetting suicide of minor boy
Tue, May 17, 2022

The court observed that the accused had scolded the boy in an "unruly manner" and prima facie "created an impression in (the) student's mind to put him in deep frustration".

Allegation not enough, says Bombay High Court; acquits two brothers of POCSO charges over ‘infirmities in probe’
Tue, May 17, 2022

A division bench of Justices Sadhana S Jadhav and S G Dige passed a judgment in appeals by the two men against their conviction by Amalner Sessions court in June 2015 under provisions of POCSO Act and IPC.

Hyderabad Mukti Sangram: Bombay HC refuses 78-year-old’s claim for freedom fighter pension due to lack of supporting documents
Mon, May 16, 2022

The order said that the man had not submitted any evidence of hardship or problems he suffered and therefore rejected his claim.

JNPA seeks dismissal of Adani Ports plea against disqualification from tender process
Sun, May 15, 2022

In its affidavit, the JNPA sought dismissal of the plea stating that the court, which does not have expertise to examine "terms and conditions of present day economic activities of the state," cannot intervene in the plea.

Appoint woman, identified as man, to non-constabulary post: Bombay HC to police
Sat, May 14, 2022

The HC noted that the petitioner, who was 19 years old when she applied for the post, was not aware that she was "any different" and was living her life as a woman, till she got to know about the medical examination result.

HC directs Omkar Realtors promoter be shifted from pvt hospital to state-run J J hospital
Fri, May 13, 2022

A board of doctors set up by J J hospital had said the facilities needed to manage Babulal Varma’s condition are available at J J hospital

Mere chargesheet or FIR not ground for impounding passport, says Bombay HC
Thu, May 12, 2022

A division bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere and Justice Madhav J Jamdar earlier this month was hearing a plea by Sanjeeb Ranjit Das who claimed that an order passed by CPO confirming action of impounding passport as per the Passport Act, 1967 was without any reasons.

Can transit anticipatory bail be granted by courts in cases registered in other states? HC division bench refers issue to full bench
Wed, May 11, 2022

The bench held, "...based on this discussion, we are of the view that the matter involves the larger interest of the citizens and, therefore, it can be more advantageously heard by a larger (full) bench."

Compensate farmers for crop lost to rain, Bombay HC tells insurance firm
Wed, May 11, 2022

The pleas also sought that in case the insurance company refuses to pay the claims of the farmers, the state government be directed to pay the same.

Bombay HC denies teen rape victim permission to terminate 29-week pregnancy
Tue, May 10, 2022

A division bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere and Justice Madhav J Jamdar last week was hearing a plea by a teenager, aged 16 years and seven months, filed through her father, seeking to undergo medical termination of pregnancy and also compensation as per law.

JNPA asked to respond to Adani Ports plea against disqualification from tender process
Tue, May 10, 2022

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the The Board of Trustees of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) to file affidavit in reply to plea by Adani Ports and SEZ Limited challenging disqualification of its bid related to tender process for upgradation of the authority’s container terminal in Navi Mumbai. The multi-location port developer and […]

HC imposes Rs 2 lakh cost on Adani Electricity to be paid to workers’ union
Tue, May 10, 2022

The electricity generation and supplier company had claimed that provisions of the Maharashtra Industrial Relations Act, 1946, do not apply to it and therefore, all orders passed after August 2019 by the industrial court against it be struck down.

National Lok Adalat panel asks Rlys to authorise railway officials to settle pending cases
Tue, May 10, 2022

The three-member National Lok Adalat panel – an alternative dispute redressal mechanism forum – on May 7 noted that 112 appeals under the Railway Claims Tribunal Act have been placed before it for settlement.

‘Reports of rift in police dept did not amount to public mischief’: Bombay HC quashes FIR against Solapur journalist
Mon, May 09, 2022

A division bench of Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Shriram M Modak on May 6 allowed a petition filed by Amol Kashinath Vyavhare, a journalist from Solapur, seeking to quash criminal proceedings initiated against him for publishing news articles.

‘Police fabricated vital evidence’: Bombay HC acquits man who got death penalty for double murder
Sun, May 08, 2022

Rejecting the death confirmation plea filed by the state government against Yadav, the High Court observed that the trial was conducted in the "most casual manner" and the prosecution had "suppressed and fabricated vital evidence (dying declarations of victims)”.

Mumbai: Man refusing to vacate flat for redevelopment to pay Rs 5 lakh to housing society
Sat, May 07, 2022

Maintaining that a single person cannot take the housing society to ransom, the HC directed the member to vacate the flat within two weeks, failing which, the court receiver would take forcible possession of the house to handover it to the developer or the society.

‘Cycling track around Powai Lake illegal’: Bombay HC asks BMC to remove all constructions and restore site
Fri, May 06, 2022

The court also asked the BMC to immediately remove all constructions carried out and restore the reclaimed site to its original position and rejected BMC's request to stay the operation of its judgment.

Bombay HC dismisses pleas challenging multi-member ward system for civic bodies
Fri, May 06, 2022

As per the government decision, there will be a three-member ward system in municipal corporations and a two-member ward system in municipal councils.

Maharashtra: Positions filled, child rights panel set to start operations after 2 years
Fri, May 06, 2022

Officials said Susieben Shah has been appointed as the chairperson along with six other members. Shah has been the Maharashtra State Commission for Women chairperson.

Valuable right jeopardised,’ HC asks court to re-adjudicate plea against MCOCA charges
Thu, May 05, 2022

Alleged Indian Mujahideen member Mubin Kadar Shaikh argues that the special court did not hear the accused before rejecting their petition as ‘infructuous’, ‘in violation of the provisions of CrPC Sections 227 and 228’.

Bombay HC grants bail to Pune man booked for raping minor niece in 2019
Fri, May 06, 2022

A single-judge bench of Justice Vinay G Joshi was hearing the bail plea of the man charged with rape and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.

Bombay High Court grants anticipatory bail to BJP MLA Ganesh Naik in rape case
Thu, May 05, 2022

The Navi Mumbai police last month registered an FIR against Naik in the case based on a complaint by a woman who claimed that she had been in a live-in relationship with him for over 27 years and in 2021, he threatened her with a firearm if she disclosed their relationship to anyone.

Bombay HC allows Indiabulls Housing Finance plea seeking quashing of cheating FIR
Wed, May 04, 2022

The FIR, accusing the promoters and directors of the company of siphoning off funds and committing accounting irregularities, was lodged following the Palghar magistrate’s April 7, 2021, direction based on a complaint by Ashutosh Kamble, a shareholder of IHFL.