Sohrabuddin case: Bombay HC issues fresh notices to IPS officers

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The Bombay High Court today issued fresh notices to IPS officers D G Vanzara (retired), Rajkumar Pandiyan, and Dinesh M N seeking their response to pleas challenging their discharge in the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati. Justice A M Badar, who was hearing a plea filed by Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin,… Read more »

Illegal pandals: Bombay High Court notice to civic chiefs

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The Bombay High Court today took a stern view of the “inaction” against the illegal pandals set up during Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri, and issued notices to commissioners of three civic bodies, asking them to explain why contempt action should not be initiated against them. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and A… Read more »

State must acquire private land within fixed time period: Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court has observed that the Maharashtra government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cannot hold on to a private plot of land without officially acquiring it within the period stipulated under the Land Acquisition Act. A bench of Justices Riyaz Chagla and Vasanti Naik observed this recently while hearing a petition filed… Read more »

Don’t cast aspersions on victims, complainants: HC to police

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Police should refrain from casting aspersions on the character of victims, complainants or their families while probing a case, the Bombay High Court has observed. A bench led by Justice SC Dharmadhikari, in a recent order, said that a police official must display sensitivity and maturity to ensure that his or her actions do not… Read more »

Mere lodging of FIR cannot be reason to expel student: Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court quashed an order passed by a college expelling a computer engineering student, observing that an FIR cannot be treated as “gospel truth” and cannot be a reason for expulsion. A division bench of Justices B R Gavai and S K Shinde quashed and set aside an August 5 order passed by… Read more »

Bombay HC denies permission to 16-yr-old rape survivor to undergo

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The Bombay High Court today denied permission to a 16-year-old rape survivor, who was in her 27th week of pregnancy, to undergo an abortion, citing the report of a panel of doctors which examined her. A bench headed by Justice Ranjit More turned down the plea filed by the girl’s father on her behalf seeking… Read more »

Bombay HC stays inquiry against Ajit Pawar, others in MSCB scam

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The Bombay High Court, through an interim order, has stayed an inquiry against Maharashtra’s former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and other accused in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank Ltd (MSCB) scam. Pawar and 76 others have been accused of being complicit in causing financial losses of over Rs 1,000 crore to the MSCB between… Read more »

Metro is need of the hour in Mumbai, says MMRCL in HC

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Defending the Mumbai Metro line III project in the face of complaints of noise pollution from residents, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) today said that the project was the “need of the hour” considering that the available public transport system in the city was overcrowded and insufficient. In an affidavit filed in the Bombay… Read more »

Stop boasting about remedial measures: HC to Maha govt on tribal kids’ death

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Taking note of increasing instances of malnutrition-related deaths of children in tribal areas across Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court today came down heavily on the state government over its failure to implement curative measures. A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar reprimanded the state for “boasting” about its various remedial… Read more »