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

Delhi HC sets aside 2015 election of AAP’s Tomar
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Tomar’s arrest in 2015 followed a police probe into a complaint by the Bar Council of Delhi accusing him of obtaining a fake law degree from the Institute of Legal Studies College in Munger, Bihar.

December 16 rape-murder case: No hanging on Jan 22, High Court told
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Expressing displeasure over the manner in which the matter is being delayed since May 2017 on the pretext of filing appeals, review, curative and now mercy petitons before different courts and authorities at different stages by each of the convicts, the bench said, “It is a strategic plan on how to prolong the matter.”

Can’t preserve data: WhatsApp to Delhi HC on plea for info on JNU violence
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The court also issued directions to Google to preserve data as per law from Google Drive as early as possible.

Act as per law: Delhi HC to police on plea to open Shaheen Bagh road
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The stretch was closed on December 15, 2019, after hundreds of women staged a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh to protest against the Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizens.

JNU violence: Seize phones of members of WhatsApp groups that plotted the attack, HC tells police
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The court was hearing a petition filed by three JNU professors seeking to preserve CCTV footage, WhatsApp conversations and other evidence related to the violence that unleashed on the campus of the premier institution injuring over 30 students and teachers.

Delhi HC notice to WhatsApp, Google on preserving JNU Jan 5 data
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The HC issued notice to the Delhi government, police, WhatsApp, Google and Apple, to respond to the plea and listed it for hearing on Tuesday.

Rakesh Asthana case: Appear on Feb 10 if probe not over, Delhi HC to CBI chief
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Justice Vibhu Bakhru ordered the presence of CBI director Rishi Kumar Shukla if the agency fails to complete the probe and file its final report in the case.

Delhi HC raps JNU: Let PhD scholar re-register for programme
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

On January 9, 2018, the woman filed a complaint before the JNU’s internal complaints committee (ICC), alleging sexual harassment by two professors. After an enquiry, on August 2, the ICC submitted its report and recommended that her request for re-registration be considered.

7 am, January 22, Tihar Jail: Delhi court orders hanging of December 16 gangrape convicts
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Death warrant signed, Tihar prepares for execution; lawyers of convicts say filing curative pleas

Delhi HC upholds man’s jail term for sexually assaulting niece
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Dismissing the appeal filed by the accused against the verdict on Monday, the Delhi High Court said it did not concur with the trial court’s conviction based on the victim’s sketches.

Delhi HC refuses to quash 2012 wall collapse case against builder
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

The incident took place on the night of March 30, 2012, when the labourers were sleeping on the ground floor. As a wall collapsed, they got trapped under the rubble.

Copyright violation suit: Delhi HC rejects plea to summon Nitish Kumar
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

In his lawsuit, Singh, a former JNU student alleged that the book published by Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), through its Member Secretary Shaibal Gupta, and endorsed by Kumar, is a plagiarised version of his research work.

Acquitted nine years ago, man convicted for minor’s rape by Delhi HC
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

The order came on an appeal by the Delhi government against the trial court’s July 2011 verdict, by which the accused, Amar Pal, was acquitted of charges on the ground that the victim appeared to be a “tutored witness” and it was not safe to rely on her testimony.

At centre of 50-year-old dispute, a century-old Salman Rushdie bungalow now valued at Rs 130 crore
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

For close to 50 years, a legal battle has gone on between Rushdie’s family and that of Congressman Bhiku Ram Jain, after a deal to sell the house fell through.

Upload list of Urdu, Persian words in FIRs with meanings: Delhi HC
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said: “...we deem it appropriate to clarify that we have not opined against the use of Urdu words per se. Every language is entitled to command its own respect, and we are conscious of the richness of Urdu as a language.”

Supreme Court acquits woman jailed for ‘strangulating newborn girl’
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

The apex court’s verdict came on the mother’s appeal against the Delhi High Court’s March 2010 verdict, which convicted her and sentenced her to life imprisonment for murder. The High Court had upheld a trial court’s December 2009 judgment.

Delhi HC stays ban on liquor sale in city’s department stores
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Delhi government’s standing counsel Ramesh Singh, meanwhile, told the High Court that it was a policy decision and the court should not interfere with it.

Acquitted in minor’s rape case 13 years ago, two held guilty by Delhi HC
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The trial court had acquitted the two in February 2006 on the ground that there were contradictions and discrepancies in the deposition of the girl and her parents.

Citizenship Act protests: Delhi court dismisses Chandrashekhar Azad’s bail plea
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Besides Azad, 15 others — arrested under various IPC sections, including rioting — were sent to two-day judicial custody.

Give jobs to kin of 1984 riot victims: Delhi High Court
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The Centre’s 2006 circular had directed that the children or other family members of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots be provided jobs on compassionate grounds.

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