Pritam Pal Singh

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

Articles By Pritam Pal Singh

Shah Faesal retracts plea against ‘illegal detention’ from Delhi HC

A bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal allowed Faesal to withdraw his habeas corpus writ petition after his wife filed an affidavit in this regard.

INX Media case: Delhi HC seeks CBI stand on bail plea of Chidambaram

The court asked the CBI to spell out their stand on the Congress leader’s bail application within seven days. Chidambaram has alleged that the criminal proceedings against him is “borne out of political vendetta”.

Chidambaram moves Delhi HC for bail in INX Media case

The senior Congress leader, by way of a separate petition, also sought a stay on the operation of the trial court’s order of September 5 remanding him in 14 days’ judicial custody in the case till September 19.

Delhi High Court junks PIL seeking OTP for transaction on foreign sites

OTP is a randomly generated number and sent to registered cellphone numbers and email addresses for validation of transactions online.

Delhi: Beaten up as a child, 20-yr-old knocks on SC door to keep father behind bars

As per court records, the 20-year-old was tortured for 10 years by his father, former Army Major Lalit Balhara, and stepmother Preeti.

Delhi HC action against man who fled with daughter to UAE

As per court orders, the man was to hand over custody of the minor to his wife. However, he took her to Nepal, then to UAE.

Delhi HC directs DU to build campus in Najafgarh ‘as early as possible’

The Delhi High Court directed the Centre and the National Highways Authority of India to make the approach road once construction of the college begins.

Delhi HC restrains JNU from declaring result

It was also informed by JNU Standing Counsel Monika Arora and advocate Harsh Ahuja that after “declaration of result, it has to be placed before the university and a notification has to be issued by the university accepting the result, and it is only after (this) that the newly elected student body can take charge”.

Chidambaram’s CBI custody in INX Media case extended by a day

The case relates to alleged financial irregularities in clearances granted when Chidambaram was the Union Finance minister in the Congress-led UPA government.

In 55 hours, no question on shell firms, money trail: Chidambaram

Former Union minister P Chidambaram, who has been remanded to another three days of CBI custody in connection with the probe into charges of alleged corruption in INX Media case, on Friday told a special court that he has been questioned for over 55 hours, during which more than 400 questions were put to him. […]

NMC Act: Delhi High Court stays Centre’s direction to nominate members

Earlier this month, more than 20,000 resident doctors from government hospitals went on strike and refrained from attending to OPDs and other routine services.

Don’t make Delhi suffer, people won’t forgive: High Court on taxi policy

The judge’s oral observation came after the government’s standing counsel, Ramesh Singh, sought more time to place the City Taxi Scheme 2017 before the court, as it is still at a stage of active consideration.

Delhi HC directs publisher to give books to needy

In September 2017, Sultan Chand Publishing’s counsel had stated that they will neither publish nor sell the 8,455 books in question, after a copyright suit was initiated against the publisher and author R K Rajput, who was accused by the Birla Publication Pvt Ltd of breaching an agreement with them.

Clean up toilets, canteen at Rajghat, says Delhi HC

The bench further directed the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), through the RSC, to monitor maintenance of toilets and canteen at regular intervals.

Can you reconsider Jaspal Rana’s award snub, Delhi High Court asks govt

Rana, a multiple Commonwealth Games and Asian Games gold medallist, was passed over by the panel despite having groomed the likes of Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Anish Bhanwala, all of whom have won multiple international medals in recent times.

J&K denies Shah Faesal held in illegal custody, opposes his study claim

The administration opposed Faesal’s “theory” that he wanted to travel to the US to complete a course in Masters in Public Administration.

7,277 POCSO cases pending in 19 Delhi courts

According to a source, the information, placed before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in July, sheds light on the number of POCSO cases pending in the capital from March 2013, when POCSO courts were set up, until June 30, 2019.

National coach Jaspal Rana omission in court

Mehra argued that Rana is in Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup, which gets underway next week, and will get his authorisation through e-mail or procure a scanned copy of vakalatnaama by Monday.

INX Media case: CBI gets Chidambaram custody for four days, plea in SC today

Granting his custody to the CBI, special CBI judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar directed that Chidambaram be allowed to meet his family members and lawyers for half-an-hour everyday, and that he be medically examined every 48 hours.

Delhi HC rejects Ratul Puri bail, ED arrests him in bank fraud case

Hours after Puri’s arrest, MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath said he had no business links with Puri and said his arrest appears to have been prompted by ill will. “It is sad that agencies are being misused for political purposes,” he said, adding that he had full faith in the judiciary.