Pritam Pal Singh

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

Articles By Pritam Pal Singh

Charges to be framed against school principal accused of beating two students

In 2015, two students, who were in classes IV and VII, were reportedly beaten up and sustained bruises, following which their parents approached police.

Court to hear cheating case against Supreme Court ex-staffer on May 23

The former apex court employee has accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment.

Two businessmen jailed over forged bills given to IAF during Kargil war

Special Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri also imposed cost of Rs 3 lakh each on the two, observing that they have “succeeded in their task by either active involvement or at least negligence of officials of departments concerned” in the Indian Air force.

Najeeb Ahmad case: CBI told to give report on missing student to mother

Najeeb Ahmad's mother claimed that the CBI mentioned about 201 documents and statements, none of which have been given to her.

Delhi HC seeks expert panel to visit city hospitals, check infrastructure

The bench ordered constitution of the committee following a status report from the government on its Lok Nayak, DDU, GB Pant, GTB and Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospitals.

Inmate branded with Om: Court pulls up Tihar Jail

The undertrial, Nabbir, had also alleged that the superintendent denied him food for two days during Navratri and said he would convert him to Hinduism.

Jail Superintendent branded Om on my back: Tihar undertrial

Nabbir told that the superintendent not only denied him food for two days in the name of Navratra but also told him that he would convert him to Hinduism.

Temporary Delhi HC relief for athlete getting stem cell treatment

Justice Vibhu Bakhru’s direction came after Aditya Bhatia approached the court, praying that he be permitted to continue to avail human embryonic stem cell therapy being provided by a Delhi-based clinic.

VVIP chopper deal case: ED opposes bail plea of alleged defence agent Sushen Gupta

Sushen urged the court to release him on bail, on the ground that the agency has completed the investigation and filed a chargesheet.

Delhi HC stays Rs 1 lakh fine on Mayapuri traders

“No coercive steps be taken by authorities to recover the environment damage charges of Rs 1 lakh each on the units till next date of hearing, April 26,” Justice Vibhu Bakhru said.

VVIP Chopper case: Delhi court refuses to share probe report with Christian Michel

The ED submitted a sealed cover report before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar, stating that they have found who leaked the supplementary chargesheet.

New plan: Full body X-ray scanners in Delhi jails

The installation of a human body scanner cropped up during hearing of a plea by a woman — Syed Kauser — who has sought a probe into the attack on her son in Tihar Jail on September 17, 2017, by 30-40 police personnel.

Plea in court to file FIR against ex-DDCA officials in corruption case

The plea states that an internal audit report has found former president Sneh Prakash Bansal and former general secretary Anil Khanna guilty of misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 1.55 crore.

Parsi body defends ‘right’ to keep people out of fire temple

The bench was hearing a PIL which alleged that persons belonging to other races and religions were being discriminated against as they were being denied entry into the fire temple.

Buy footballs for school: Delhi HC to firms found in contempt

Issuing directions to one of the alleged contemnors, firm owner T C Sagar, Justice Najmi Waziri said that he be allowed to reply to the contempt case against him, subject to payment of cost which may go towards a social cause.

How is Google payments app functioning without approval: Delhi HC asks RBI

Alleging GPay was not listed as an authorised operator as per list of the authorised ‘Payment System Operators’ released on March 20, 2019, petitioner Abhijit Mishra, sought a directive to the RBI to stop GPay operation in India immediately.

Priya Ramani pleads not guilty in defamation case by M J Akbar

Although several women levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against the BJP leader, he, after resigning as Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs on October 17 last year, filed a defamation lawsuit against Ramani alone.

Citing threat from woman’s kin, inter-faith couple approach Delhi HC

The plea alleged that the woman’s uncle, who she claimed is associated with the BJP and Hindu Sena, has threatened to “kill” her.

One orthopaedic doctor for 15,000 prisoners in Tihar jail

The issue cropped up during hearing of a petition by Jagtar Singh Hawara, who is serving a life sentence at Tihar for conspiring to assassinate former Punjab CM Beant Singh.

Willing to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation for faulty hip implants: J&J

The Delhi HC was hearing J&J’s plea challenging the Centre’s formula for the grant of compensation, including its recent decision directing the company to pay compensation of Rs 65 lakh and Rs 74 lakh to two affected patients.