Pritam Pal Singh

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

Articles By Pritam Pal Singh

Govt counsel against granting sanction in JNU sedition case

The Home Department has been conveyed that being critical of the government and its policies do not amount to sedition, and a clampdown on unpopular views will throttle democracy in the long run.

Social stigma sidelining child rape victims: Report

The report stated that rape victims, mostly girls, suffer from different types of illness, like lower abdominal pain, anaemia or weakness, for which 81% of the parents are “unable to meet healthcare challenges of their children due to lack of money”.

Only 15% of minor rape victims in Delhi received compensation: Study

The sexual abuse survivors, including 94 girls and six boys, were interviewed by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR).

Money laundering charges: ED opposes Robert Vadra’s plea in Delhi HC to quash case

The agency said that any relief given to him would “inure” the benefit to absconding co-accused Sanjay Bhandari.

Seek 71 crore from builder who flouted green norms in Gurgaon: Environment ministry tells NGT

Sushant Lok-III is a residential township spread over 199.063 acres of land in Gurgaon’s Sector 57, developed by Ansal Buildwell and its sister concern Aadharshila Towers Private Ltd.

Delhi High Court raps North body over inaction on ashram owned by godman accused of rape

The ashram, owned by self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit, came into the spotlight following allegations of girls and women being confined illegally and raped there.

Two physiotherapists for 16,000 inmates at city’s 3 jails, Delhi HC told

The direction came after the court commissioner, appointed to inspect the physiotherapy units, said only two physiotherapists visit the jails.

Delhi HC: Can’t fill vacancies in judiciary, how do we direct police to do same?

The PIL, filed by NGO Delhi Citizen Forum for Civil Rights, has also sought directions to the Delhi government for setting up uniform and updated guidelines for appropriate training of new recruits to the Delhi Police.

Give Rs 18,000 crore guarantee to travel out of India, Delhi HC tells Naresh Goyal

Additional Solicitor General Maninder Acharya, appearing for the ministry concern, apprised the court that an investigation by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) pertains to a fraud of Rs 18,000 crore.

HC rejects rebel AAP MLAs’ plea seeking committee to hear case

Justice Vibhu Bakhru further held that there was no “infirmity in the behaviour” adopted by the Assembly Speaker while hearing the petition initiated by AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj, seeking their disqualification under the anti-defection law.

Delhi High Court rejects plea for SIT in temple vandalism case

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said the Delhi Police is serious about the incident and criminal law has been set into motion, so “it is too early to decide on an SIT”.

Delhi HC notice to BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on plea challenging poll win

The court directed the returning officer of the South Delhi constituency to preserve all electoral records pertaining to the Lok Sabha polls, and listed the matter for further hearing on September 2.

Delhi HC judge recuses from hearing Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal’s plea against LOC

According to Goyal's plea, the LOC was issued against him on the request of the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) which comes under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

Delhi High Court issues notice to BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, 25 others on plea challenging Lok Sabha election results

The court’s notice were issued on AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s plea challenging the results of Lok Sabha election of South Delhi constituency.

Centre opposes PIL seeking to make rape law gender-neutral

The Ministry of Home Affairs, in its additional affidavit before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar, said the sections have been enacted after due deliberation and widescale consultations.

MLA Mukhtar Ansari, brother acquitted in BJP leader Krishnanand Rai murder case

Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj, who dealt on various aspects, including whether there was an enmity between the Ansaris and Rai, held that when a contestant loses Assembly elections, “it will not result in enmity of such nature and enormity that he will think of murdering his opponent who defeated him”.

Tihar jail officials took bribes to give inmates basic amenities: Report

It stated that the “modus operandi” used by jail officials to collect bribes was during visits by families of inmates. If the families did not bring cash, they were asked to deposit it at a bakery opposite Tihar Jail Gate No 4, said the report.

Driver-son assault: Delhi Police told to finish enquiry soon

The counsel also told the court that all 10 personnel are placed at the Delhi Police 1st Battalion, so a joint enquiry can be conducted at one place only.

Delhi High Court reunites inter-faith couple, cops will ‘sensitise’ parents

The petition was moved by a 27-year-old man after his wife was whisked away from Delhi to Uttar Pradesh by her family earlier this month, days after their marriage.

Driver-son assault: ‘Conduct of Delhi cops was unprofessional’

The clash took place on June 16 when the sword-wielding driver had clashed with police personnel after his vehicle bumped into a police van. The incident, which was caught on camera, had led to suspension of three police personnel, and FIRs against them as well as the father-son duo.