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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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".
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.