Pritam Pal Singh

Reports on legal affairs from New Delhi for The Indian Express.

Articles By Pritam Pal Singh

Court to take up defamation plea by Ajit Doval’s son on January 30

Besides the magazine, Doval has sought prosecution of the article’s writer, Kaushal Shroff, and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh for using the article’s content to address a press conference “without verifying the facts”.

Court acquits JNU rape accused, cites lack of action by complainant

It noted that the accused and the prosecutrix, also a former student, were in a “consensual relationship” and the woman had made “exaggerated and false allegations against the accused...”

NSA Ajit Doval’s son files defamation case against Jairam, magazine; matter to be heard today

Citing urgency, Vivek Doval’s counsel D P Singh urged Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur that the complaint be listed at the earliest.

Jessica Lall murder case: Delhi HC tells govt to reconsider Manu Sharma’s release request

As per Manu Sharma’s petition, he is eligible for premature release as he has already served 15 years in jail without remission, and over 20 years with remission.

Justices Khanna, Maheshwari to take oath today: ‘Senior judges, CJ should have got their due’

Amid a row over their elevation, the Centre on Wednesday appointed Justice Khanna and Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari to the Supreme Court as recommended by the apex court’s collegium.

Court junks plea on FIR against Ahmed Patel in Karbala case

Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also refused to accept the complainant’s claim that on March 30, 2014 police officers created a wall of bamboos and tin sheets to permanently close the entrance and restrain devotees.

Delhi HC junks plea seeking perjury proceedings against Kanhaiya Kumar

Police also opposed the plea by an advocate, Prashant Kumar Umrao, saying there was no material to substantiate the allegation that they had filed false affidavits along with the bail plea of Kanhaiya.

JNU sedition chargesheet: Police relying on footage from 6 phones, including 3 from ABVP members and cop

Police have, in their chargesheet, also cited raw footage collected by Zee News and a debate aired on the TV, channel to build their case against the accused in the sedition case.

Measles-rubella vaccination campaign: Vaccination in schools halted by Delhi HC

Court says Delhi govt plan lacks consent of parents, asks ads to be issued to spread awareness about vaccine

Plea alleges CBI tapped NSA Ajit Doval’s phone, Delhi HC issues notice

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and CBI to file their replies on the petition filed by advocate Sarthak Chaturvedi.

Collegium changing picks for SC: Former judges speak out, one writes to President

A judge has asked the President to ensure that the “credibility and independence of the judiciary” is “preserved and another historical blunder… not committed”.

Delhi HC stays JNU order denying leave to teachers who don’t mark attendance

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also directed the varsity and the administration to grant leave within three days to Professor Archana Prasad from the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies.

Form panel on donation of son’s liver to father: Delhi HC

The Delhi government, in December 2018, had rejected Mohd. Suhel Mia’s request to the organ transplant cell in the Delhi government’s health department.

CBI’s Rakesh Asthana’s to face bribery investigation, says Delhi High Court

The court's order came a day after CBI director Alok Verma was ousted from his post on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty.

Delhi HC restores admission of 8-yr-old whose father forged EWS records

The businessman had posed as a slum dweller of Sanjay Camp — akin to the movie ‘Hindi Medium’ — to secure the admission. The boy was admitted in 2013 under the EWS category. When the documents were found to be fake, his admission was cancelled.

No interim order to stop Agusta from going on with arbitration against govt: Delhi HC

A bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh, however, agreed to examine whether arbitral proceedings in the case ought to be terminated, owing to the nature of allegations raised, including corruption and fraud.

High Court pulls up Delhi University office-bearers over defacement in capital

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said there was “no action” on part of police and the MCDs against the candidates listed in a status report, along with photographs filed by advocate Prashant Manchanda.

Giving Prof Johri clean chit in sexual harassment cases, JNU ICC says he might need protection

Eight women had raised allegations against him, committee says Johri poses no threat to them.

Ministry of Defence moves court to stop Agusta case in arbitration tribunal

Hearing the case, Justice Pratibha M Singh refused to give any interim order to stay the proceedings before the Arbitration Tribunal, initiated by AgustaWestland International Limited.

Delhi HC junks petition seeking bar on The Accidental Prime Minister trailer

Justice Vibhu Bakhru further said the petition talks of the former prime minister, so it should be heard by a larger bench and the petitioner has “no locus” to file the same in her personal capacity.