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Friday, April 10, 2020

Omkar Gokhale


Citizens should remember fundamental duties, not just fundamental rights in Covid-19 pandemic: Bombay HC
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

“In such situation, in my opinion, this is the right time to remind ourselves the fundamental duties of the citizen. Quite often, the citizens show serious concern about fundamental rights but then forget the fundamental duties,” the bench said.

After ‘virtual courtroom experiment’, Bombay HC to live stream cases till April 14
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Justice Gautum S Patel heard nine listed cases and one urgent matter during the open-for-public video-conferencing held through the Zoom app between 12 noon and 2 pm. Besides Bombay HC, Kerala High Court has started live-streaming of court hearings through Zoom.

Mumbai: HC to continue live streaming of cases until April 14, after successful ‘experiment’
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Justice Gautum S Patel heard nine listed cases and one urgent matter during the open-for-public video-conferencing held through the Zoom app between 12 noon and 2 pm.

Consider rapid anti-body tests to ease pressure on hospitals, Bombay HC tells Health Ministry
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

The court made suggestions after advocate Anup J Gilda on behalf of the petitioner pressed for need to conduct mass rapid anti-body tests and said it can be directed to conduct such tests as the result can be made available within 30 minutes as per ICMR.

‘Better off in jail’: HC refuses interim bail to murder accused lodged in Taloja jail
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Mishra, a murder accused under section 302 of the IPC and other penal provisions, in his plea stated that he should be released as two other inmates of Taloja jail had been infected with the coronavirus.

COVID-19: Bombay HC holds hearing on video conference, grants relief to debarred student
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Justice Patel, in the first videoconferencing hearing held on Thursday, granted ad-interim relief to the student on her plea that the college had taken arbitrary and disproportionate action with conjecture and suspicion.

Bombay HC asks BMC to restore power, water supply to dilapidated building
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

The supply was allegedly cut by authorities during the lockdown declared by the state in view of COVID-19 outbreak.

Bombay HC: Civic body circular doesn’t prevent burial of COVID-19 victim
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

The civic body on March 30 issued a circular that bodies of COVID-19 patients “must be cremated irrespective of religion” but revised it the same day stating that burials would be allowed, provided the burial ground was large. Only five persons can attend the funeral of a COVID-19 victim.

Lockdown: Bombay HC directs Centre and state to allow man to travel by road to attend father’s final rites
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

Justice Anil K Menon on April 7 passed an order through videoconferencing. The Court directed the man to seek necessary permissions from the authorities and directed the man’s letter to be converted in a writ petition.

HC tells Aurangabad administration to provide food, medicine to migrants
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The single-judge bench has sought response from the Aurangabad Police and municipal organisation and appointed advocate Amol Joshi to assist the bench on behalf of the migrant workers.

In property dispute, Bombay HC rules in favour of parents
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

A single-judge bench headed by Justice Sadhana S Jadhav refused to interfere in the eviction order passed by sub-divisional officer in the case. Justice Jadhav passed an order last month in a plea filed by the son challenging the eviction order.

Can’t burden police with bail pleas during lockdown, says Bombay HC
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The bench refused to entertain the bail plea and said that the release of one accused or convict shall risk the life of many and would adversely affect measures taken by the state for complete lockdown.

Doctor accused of illegal abortion leading to woman’s death gets bail for medical duty amid coronavirus
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

A single-judge bench of Justice Tanaji V Nalawade passed the order Monday while hearing the petition of Suraj Rana, an Aurangabad-based doctor, who stated that being a medical professional, he wanted to serve the needy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Bombay HC grants temporary bail to doctor booked for causing death due to illegal abortion to serve needy persons during COVID- 19 outbreak
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The bench directed the doctor to immediately approach the Dean of Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad and directed him to provide an undertaking to show his willingness to discharge services for a month as per Hospital’s directions.

Yerawada Jail inmates seek speedy implementation of SC directions to release undertrials on interim bail
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

A high-powered committee constituted in Maharashtra following the SC order on decongesting prisons had last week decided that undertrial prisoners booked for offences with maximum punishment up to 7 years will be released on interim bail initially for 45 days.

Amid lockdown, Bombay HC asks govt to provide food, shelter to migrants
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

It also asked the government to consider utilising funds from charitable public trusts and Waqf money as per powers given under state Public Trust and Waqf law.

Bombay HC allows state to postpone polls to district cooperative banks, sugar factories
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The HC bench on March 11 had struck down the state government’s January 27 and 31 orders to postpone the elections stating that officials would be busy with the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karjamukti Yojna among other things.

COVID-19: Bombay HC breather for Future Group firm against sale of pledged shares
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The Future Group Retail company sought relief in the wake of the market downfall following measures taken by the government to contain COVID-19 outbreak.

Maharashtra: Panel sets norms for releasing prisoners
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Maharashtra Legal Services Authority on Friday wrote to principal district judges across state directing them to identify undertrial prisoners and take appropriate action to release them on interim bail.

Provide safety gear to doctors, health workers at private medical institutes: Bombay HC to authorities
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The court directed authorities running private medical colleges and hospitals across Maharashtra to provide safety gears, including personal protective equipment (PPE) or Hazmat suits, in adequate numbers to all doctors and health care workers within a weeks’ time in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.