Sofi Ahsan

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Decade-old murder case of play Gurgaon school director: HC seeks constitution of larger bench

A single bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has referred the matter to the Chief Justice for constitution of a larger bench to decide on a legal question relating to the Haryana Police’s pending case against the husband before a Gurgaon Court.

Mental illness not a ground for divorce: HC rejects plea

Stating that the medical examination of the woman reveals that psychotic illness and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) were treatable with proper medication and regular follow-up treatment, the division bench of Justices Rakesh Kumar Jain and Harnaresh Singh Gill said the illnesses may not be curable but can be managed.

Chandigarh: 792 FIRs under anti-cow slaughter Act; 13 cases decided, no convictions, police tells court

The law against cow slaughter, The Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, was enacted in 2015. In the affidavit, the police said 792 FIRs have been registered in the district between November 19, 2015 till March 31, 2019.

In IGP Umaranagal case, HC judge recuses after heated hearing in the courtroom

The government, in its application, said the date on the court website later showed July 2 as the next date after which state again appeared before the court master and the date was again set for April 23 as “this had been requested by counsel for the petitioner”.

Tax evasion case: HC issues notice to Amarinder Singh, son

The department plea for quashing of the November 27, 2018 order of the sessions court in the tax evasion complaint is now listed for hearing on April 25 before a single bench of the High Court.

Punjab: Six High Court judges recuse themselves from cases against three major schools

All the three cases relate to the minority status granted to the schools by National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI).

Haryana Civil Services Exam: High Court directs HPSC to allow Sikh candidates carrying five articles of faith

Advocate Charanpal Singh Bagri Saturday filed a PIL claiming that the HPSC, through a recent announcement, has prohibited the candidates from carrying any religious articles inside the examination centre. The Chief Justice directed to constitute a bench to take up the PIL.

Samjhauta Express blast case: With ‘anguish’, NIA judge says ‘dastardly act’ unpunished for want of proof

The court has also rapped the investigating agencies in general for what it called a "malaise" to "coin various terms like Muslim terrorism, Hindu fundamentalism etc or brand an act of criminal(s) as act(s) of particular religion, caste or community".

Chandigarh airport: All set to take off

Two weeks from now, Chandigarh airport will start operating round the clock. It wouldn't have been possible, had it not been for a public interest litigation and the keen interest taken by high court judges. The Indian Express tells you how these worthies gave this sleepy airport its wings

Samjhauta blast case: Pakistan woman’s plea junked, court says publicity bid

On March 11, when the court was expected to pronounce its verdict, an application was filed by advocate Momin Malik on behalf of Rahila Wakil, daughter of blast victim Muhammad Wakil, and a resident of Hafizabad in Pakistan Punjab.

Samjhauta blast case verdict: All four walk free in attack that killed 68

The trial began in August 2012 and was conducted on 132 days. Several judges changed during the trial. The last one — Additional Sessions Judge Jagdeep Singh — was allotted the case in August 2018.

2015 Rohtak gangrape-murder case: HC confirms death to 7, imposes Rs 50 lakh fine

The court termed it a “barbaric crime” and defined the acts of the perpetrators as “brutal and predatory”.

HC sets aside Haryana CM remark against Ashok Khemka

The court observed that officers “with such an integrity” are “depleting very fast” in “our political, social and administrative system” and that they need protection from the damage done to their careers by such notings on record.

Punjab and Haryana High Court raps State, says IAS officer Ashok Khemka’s ‘integrity beyond doubt’

Ashok Khemka had sought to expunge the adverse remarks made by CM Khattar in his annual performance appraisal report (PAR) of the year 2016-2017

Patiala gangrape case: Citing young age, HC reduces sentence of four convicts

The High Court was hearing an appeal filed by the convicts in 2013 over a trial court ruling which upheld their conviction.

Failure to open FD in wife’s name: Punjab and Haryana HC warns man of legal action

The couples, who marry against the wishes of the families, approach the High Court seeking protection from the threats alleged given by their families. However, the Jalandhar couple’s case is not the only instance where the husband has failed to comply with regard to creating a fixed deposit in the name of the wife.

Opinion of fingerprint expert will prevail over hand writing expert: Punjab and Haryana HC

The Railways Recruitment Cell had rejected the candidature of a Bhiwani resident Naveen Kumar in 2015 after his signatures and writing in the job application’s declaration form and other declaration made during the course of examination in document verification form were not found same.

Samjhauta case order delayed, daughter of Pakistani victim wants to come and depose

The court issued notice to the NIA and the accused for March 14, seeking their replies to the application moved by Pakistan Punjab’s Hafizabad resident Rahila Wakil, daughter of victim Muhammad Wakeel, through Panipat-based advocate Momin Malik.

Samjhauta Express blast case explained: Who are the accused? What did NIA chargesheet say?

Samjhauta Express blast case: A Special NIA Court in Panchkula has reserved the order for March 14 in the case that witnessed a protracted in-camera trial involving four accused - and a number of witnesses turning hostile.

Were you shielding someone: HC raps Punjab government

According to the official response in the case, Umranangal had been associated with the probe earlier, but had said that Bandala had been identified on the basis of the documents recovered from the body.