Magistrate can’t direct lodging of FIR outside jurisdiction: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court has held that a magistrate cannot direct the officer in-charge of a police station to investigate a cognisable offence in an area which is outside his jurisdiction. It was contended before the high court that a magistrate exercising jurisdiction under section 156(3) CrPC cannot direct registration of FIR and investigation, thereafter,… Read more »

Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan TV granted bail

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Editor-in-Chief and Chief Managing Director of a news channel, who was arrested for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups here, was today granted bail by a court here. District Magistrate of Sambhal Bhupendra S Chaudhary said Suresh Chavhanke was produced before junior division judicial magistrate, where he was granted bail. Chavhanke on the other hand… Read more »

Okhla plant complying with specified parameters: NGT

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Okhla waste-to-energy plant, which was cleared by NGT, is functional and complying with all the specified parameters, the National Green Tribunal has been informed. A joint inspection team comprising officials from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar that the incinerator… Read more »

NGT slaps Rs 50L cost on Tehri Hydro Development Corporation

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Development does not mean destroying nature, the National Green Tribunal has said while slapping an environment compensation of Rs 50 lakh on Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) for throwing debris of its Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project in the Alaknanda river. Coming down heavily on THDC, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar,… Read more »

Principal urges HC to quash FIR filed by peon for WhatsApp

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A school principal has urged the Bombay High Court to quash an FIR filed against him by a peon for forwarding a joke on a WhatsApp group which allegedly violated provisions of the IPC and the SC/ST Act. A bench of Justice Prakash Naik and Justice S C Dharmadhikari, in an order on April 7,… Read more »

Jaya death: Madras HC grants bail to woman doctor

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The Madras High Court today granted bail to a city-based doctor, who was arrested in February for claiming that former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was brought dead to a private hospital here. When the bail application of Dr Rama Seetha came up, Justice S Bhaskaran granted her bail. At a public meeting held… Read more »

SC rejects plea to try officials for mishaps due to bad roads

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The Supreme Court has declined to entertain an appeal against a Punjab and Haryana High Court order refusing to prosecute officials for accidents caused due to poorly-constructed and maintained roads and bridges. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul dismissed the plea at the threshold… Read more »