Bombay High Court adjourns hearing on PILs seeking CBI probe in Sushant case.

The Bombay High Court has deferred till Friday the hearing on two Public Interest Litigations seeking a CBI probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A S Gadkari adjourned the hearing on Wednesday after the Maharashtra government submitted that it had not been served […]

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What purpose served by disclosing names of virus patients? HC

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said if a person takes all necessary precautions, then he or she need not worry about contracting COVID-19, and asked what purpose would be served by disclosing the names of persons who tested positive for the disease. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Sarang Kotwal was […]

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Bombay High Court asks govt about compensation for kin of deceased frontline staff Ketan Tirodkar

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra government to state its position on a petition seeking compensation for families of frontline workers who died after contracting COVID-19 infection on duty. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai was hearing a petition filed by social worker Ketan Tirodkar. The petitioner […]

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Why reveal names of COVID-19 patients as it involves privacy rights of such patients : Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court on Friday sought to know why should the names of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 be disclosed and said the issue involves privacy rights of such patients. A division bench of Justices A A Sayed and M S Karnik made the observation while hearing a petition filed by two persons […]

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Bombay High Court permits minor rape victim to terminate 25-week pregnancy

The Bombay High Court has permitted a 17-year-old rape victim to terminate her 25-week pregnancy despite a report submitted by the civic-run KEM Hospital here advising against the abortion. A division bench of Justices K K Tated and Milind Jadhav gave the order on Tuesday while hearing the girl’s petition filed through her father, seeking permission […]

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Bombay High Court allows BMC to use private building as quarantine facility.

The Bombay High Court has permitted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use a private residential building it requisitioned as a quarantine facility, after the civic body gave an undertaking to pay a monthly rent of over Rs 28 lakh for such use. In an order passed last week, a bench of Justices S J Kathawalla […]

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Pandemic showed equal opportunity remains distant dream: Bombay High Court

Concerned over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India and the recent migrant crisis, the Bombay High Court has said that the pandemic has revealed that despite our constitutional guarantees, a society that provides equal opportunities to all remains a “distant dream”. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A A Sayed also […]

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Reply to PIL on housing essential staff in Mumbai: Bombay High Court

 The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to respond to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking temporary accommodation in Mumbai for essential service providers, who commute between Mumbai and Palghar district each day for their work. The plea, filed by Charan Ravindra Bhatt, a resident of adjoining Palghar district, claims that such commute to […]

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Bombay High Court asks NMMC for list of protective gear distributed to staff.

The Bombay High Court has directed the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation to file an affidavit listing details of all the protective gear procured and distributed to its staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice S J Kathawalla passed the order on Tuesday on a petition filed by sanitation and health workers of the Navi […]

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Deploy revenue staff where cops not needed: Bombay High Court tells Maha govt

The Bombay High Court has said the Maharashtra Police machinery is under “great stress and strain” during the lockdown, and directed the state government and local civic authorities to deploy off-duty revenue officials for duties where police personnel are not required. Justice R V Ghuge of the high court’s Aurangabad bench gave the directive on Tuesday […]

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