Pritam Pal Singh

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

Articles By Pritam Pal Singh

In High Court bail denial to Chidambaram, ‘copy, paste’; matter in SC today

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait’s 41-page judgment denying bail to the 74-year-old Congress leader also, in parts, resembles the counter-affidavit filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) during the course of the proceedings.

Subodh Gupta case: Outing details of account will violate privacy, Facebook tells Delhi HC

After Gupta moved the HC against the alleged defamatory content on the Internet and sought their removal, the court, in separate orders directed Facebook to furnish in a sealed envelope particulars of the individual behind ‘@herdsceneand’.

INX Media case: Delhi HC denies bail to P Chidambaram

The CBI arrested Chidambaram on August 21. The next day, he was remanded in CBI custody and on September 5, he was sent to judicial custody in Tihar jail. The judicial custody was extended several times.

No coercive action against two suspended cops, says Delhi High Court

The High Court has already given protection to lawyers from coercive action in connection with FIRs lodged against them.

Tis Hazari clash: No coercive action against suspended police officials, says Delhi HC

The two ASIs had in their application sought protection against any coercive action in the three FIRs filed against them till “conclusion of the judicial inquiry” into the incident.

Tis Hazari clash: Get back to work or face contempt, Bar tells lawyers

Lawyers have been on strike since the November 2 clash with police at Tis Hazari district court, over a parking issue which snowballed into violence. Over 21 police personnel and eight lawyers were injured.

Seven days to seek mercy, Tihar tells December 16 rape convicts

On July 9 last year, the Supreme Court had dismissed the pleas of three of the convicts — Mukesh, Pawan and Vinay — seeking review of its 2017 judgment upholding the capital punishment given to them by the Delhi High Court and the trial court.

UP police in line of fire for illegally picking up inter-faith couple

UP Police had visited the JNU campus after the 25-year-old woman’s family lodged a complaint in Ghaziabad’s Loni, alleging that she had been kidnapped by the 27-year-old man on June 28, 2018.

INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to judicial custody till November 13

The 74-year-old Congress leader has already been in the ED’s custody for 14 days since his formal arrest on October 16.

High Court cautions Delhi govt over Farishte scheme misuse

The court was hearing a PIL by a school teacher from Karawal Nagar who, through advocate Prashant Manchanda, highlighted the “crumbling infrastructure and lack of medical facilities” in Delhi government hospitals, based on an inspection carried out at 35 institutions.

Distributing free sanitary napkins to students: SDMC to Delhi High Court

In its affidavit, the SDMC said principals and teachers have been trained to impart education on menstrual hygiene to girls on a one-on-one basis. The SDMC runs 581 primary schools, with classes from pre-nursery to Class V, the court was informed.

At trial of BJP’s favoured Gopal Kanda, judge said: State not interested

Initially charged with rape and abetment to suicide of the young air hostess — the charge of unnatural sex was added later — Gopal Kanda went on trial, along with alleged associate Aruna Chadha, in May 2013.

Kin of air hostess who killed self, urge parties not to take Gopal Kanda’s support

The woman’s brother said Kanda should be stopped from getting any ministerial portfolio in the upcoming state government.

INX Media money-laundering case: Delhi court sends Chidambaram to ED custody till October 30

After getting bail in the INX Media corruption case from the Supreme Court, Chidambaram had moved the Delhi High Court for bail in the money-laundering case, saying he was “innocent” and “wrongly implicated”.

Delhi HC asks social media sites to remove video defamatory of Ramdev ‘globally’

The social media platforms had earlier sought to remove the content locally, within India, by a method known as geo-blocking, through which content is blocked from a particular jurisdiction.

Chidambaram moves for bail in INX Media case

The bail application said that while in judicial custody, he has already “suffered two bouts of illness and was put on antibiotics for five and seven days respectively.”

Delhi HC grants bail to Shivakumar in money laundering case

The ED, had argued against Shivakumar’s bail plea saying he is a “very powerful and influential person”, capable of “creating, fabricating and hiding evidence”.

Delhi HC bars Twitter, media from publishing on allegations against Luv Ranjan

Recently, artist Subodh Gupta obtained an ex-parte order asking social networking sites and an Instagram handle to take down alleged defamatory posts pertaining to him.

Internet disrupting democratic polity, new rules in 3 months: Govt

In an affidavit to the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), said that during the last few years, there has been an enormous rise in the number of people using the Internet and social media and also an “exponential rise in hate speech".

Houses ‘damaged’ due to metro: HC seeks govt, DMRC response

Taking note of this, the bench directed DMRC to indicate in its reply the policy, if any, in place to compensate persons affected by its construction and other operations before November 6, the next date of hearing.