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Haryana FIRs pending against 1,170 POs, HC says police have to follow court orders
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The observation was made by the court in response to a Haryana Police submission that the matter of registration of FIRs in 1,170 cases is pending in the state due to a verdict passed in appeal by a single bench of the High Court in 2016.

Punjab: College expels student for ‘using’ Apple watch during exam; HC quashes orders
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

While delivering the verdict, the court also quashed the orders of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, which had barred the student from appearing in examination for a period of two semesters.

Punjab cops still not recording witness statement on video, cites lack of funds
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The HC, meanwhile, has ordered release of two accused in a drugs case after they produced video evidence raising questions over the FIR registered by the police.

Property with no link to crime can’t be attached: HC on ED powers under PMLA
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The bench was hearing a case from Ludhiana, in which the accused are facing allegations of fraudulently availing VAT refund in February-March 2013 without actual export of goods

Kotkhai custodial death: Former Shimla SP sought extra security due to threats from accused, CBI tells HC
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The CBI has told the High Court that Zaidi had threatened her to be prepared for a battery of lawyers and 30 pages of questionnaire for her cross-examination before the trial court.

Sukhna Lake declared ‘legal person’: HC imposes Rs 200-crore fine on Punjab, Haryana
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The amount has to be deposited with the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change within a period of three months, and will then be used for restoration of the lake’s eco-sensitive zone.

Punjab: School puts students in sections on basis of marks; HC says violation of fundamental rights
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

If an action induces a sense of inferiority in a child, it is being denied the right to development and growth at par with a child who does not suffer from such feeling of inferiority,” reads the judgment passed by Justice Sudhir Mittal.

Foreign prisoners who have completed their sentences: ‘In most cases, countries don’t acknowledge their citizenship’
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

In 2017, the High Court had observed that the State can develop a mechanism where prisoners are free during the day and can come back at night. “You just cannot keep them in jail.

Punjab and Haryana HC pulls up trial magistrate, says ‘does not read her own orders’
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill in the order dated February 20 said, "If the said dates have been incorrectly mentioned in original order then the Presiding Officer concerned be asked to be more careful in future and to spare some time for reading the orders before affixing signatures".

Court commutes death sentence of woman who killed her husband
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

In May 2013, a Khap Panchayat leader of four villages, Shiv Kumar produced Surender before the police and recorded his statement that Surender made an extra-judicial confession before him regarding the killing. A murder case was accordingly registered and both Surender and Pushpa were arrested by the police.

HC dismisses retd SSP’s appeal challenging Justice Ranjit Singh panel recommendations
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

A single bench of the high court in January 2019 had dismissed the civil writ petition challenging the recommendations of Justice Zora Singh Commission and Justice Ranjit Singh Commission set up by the Punjab government to look into the incidents of sacrilege and subsequent police firing in which two civilians were killed in Faridkot in 2015.

Punjab and Haryana HC declines bail to class VI student in lawyer’s murder case
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

“The allegations are very grave and serious that he along with co-accused had committed murder of Naveen. That he is a teenager but the criminal acts for which he had allegedly been booked are to be taken with all the seriousness," said Justice Harminder Singh Madaan in the order.

Punjab AG recommends action against CBI, DGP say files by CBI withheld due to politics
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

The legal advisory penned by Nanda and sent to the Home Department said the police SIT should “commence/continue” investigation at their end even in absence of the files currently with the Central Bureau of Investigation and said the absence of those files should also not be an impediment in the way of the SIT.

Lawyer points to court’s ‘bad mood’, gets adjournment
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

While the young advocate, who is in his fifth year of practice, declined to comment, saying it was a matter between the bar and the bench, the orders passed by the bench show how the events unfolded that day.

Delay in notifying NCZs: HC raps Haryana govt
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

In 2014, the High Court had disposed of a petition regarding developmental plans on Haryana’s land falling in the NCR, with the observation that all the activities can carry on subject to them being in conformity with the regional plan of the National Capital Regional Planning Board.

Punjab and Haryana High Court: No construction in Aravallis without Centre or SC panel nod
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

The division bench in the order recorded the undertaking of Haryana government’s Forest Department that they will take all possible steps to ensure that no construction takes place in Aravallis except for which the committee or central ministry permission has been taken

Ensure no construction activity takes place in Aravallis: HC to Haryana govt
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

In a different matter, the court Wednesday had lambasted the Haryana government for delay in notifying NCZs and questioned its assertion that the term “Aravalli range/hills” does not exist in state revenue records.

‘If you are politically committed to destroying conservation zones, say so’: HC raps Khattar govt
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The division bench said the government for the past five years has done nothing, adding that it was an attempt to reduce the area of NCZs identified in past.

‘No impediment to his duties’: HC directs Punjab govt to let man with low vision in one eye join as Ayurveda medical officer
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

The government in 2014 had declined to permit the petitioner to join the service after he was found to have low vision in his right eye during a medical examination

Punjab: FSLs short of staff, High Court seeks to know if additional posts created
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

In December 2019, a single bench had directed the Finance Department to ensure that the required sanction for recruitment of staff in the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory at Amritsar, Ludhiana and Bhatinda be given immediately unless there are any extremely “urgent reasons” due to which it cannot be done.