Cal HC asks Centre, Bengal govt to reply on allegations of ill-prepared lockdown easing

The Calcutta High Court has directed the Centre and the West Bengal government to file separate reports on allegations that the lockdown was being eased without taking necessary steps to curb the spread of coronavirus. A division bench comprising Chief Justice T B N Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee directed the Union of India and the […]

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Calcutta HC : No Police Man can seize Driving License except when in Uniform.

A person is not obliged to hand over his driving licence on demand to a Police Officer who is not in his uniform, in view of Section 130 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.”, held Calcutta High Court in one of its recent judgement. The decision came out in (Suryaneel Das v. State of West Bengal & Ors) The […]

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Ensure law & order during trade unions’ strike: Calcutta High Court to WB govt

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal government to take necessary steps for ensuring law and order in the state in view of a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions on Wednesday. The high court was hearing a PIL moved by a practising lawyer seeking a direction to the state […]

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Bhatpara TMC councillors move appeal against Calcutta High Court.

Trinamool Congress councillors on Friday moved an appeal before a division bench of the Calcutta High Court, challenging a single bench order that set aside a no-confidence motion brought by the party against the chairman of Bhatpara Municipality. The division bench comprising Justices Dipankar Datta and Protik Prakash Banerjee directed that the matter would be […]

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Bhatpara TMC councillors move appeal against Calcutta High Court.

Trinamool Congress councillors on Friday moved an appeal before a division bench of the Calcutta High Court, challenging a single bench order that set aside a no-confidence motion brought by the party against the chairman of Bhatpara Municipality. The division bench comprising Justices Dipankar Datta and Protik Prakash Banerjee directed that the matter would be […]

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Calcutta High Court stresses on mediation to reduce backlog of cases.

With the number of pending litigations before it touching 2.29 lakh, the Calcutta High Court is stressing on alternative dispute redressal mechanism like mediation to reduce the backlog. The high court is encouraging litigants involved in various disputes, from commercial to matrimonial issues, to go for mediation to resolve their differences, instead of fighting their […]

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Metro project: Calcutta High Court gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres

The Calcutta High Court allowed the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) on Monday to move a tunnel-boring machine up to five metres in the city’s Bowbazar area, where an aquifer burst in August during drilling operations, leading to several houses collapsing. The KMRC had moved the high court seeking its permission to move the machine […]

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Saradha scam: Calcutta High Court vacates order granting protection from arrest to ex-top cop

The Calcutta High Court on Friday vacated its order granting protection from arrest to former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. The court also rejected Kumar’s prayer for quashing of a CBI notice that sought his appearance for questioning in the case. Kumar, who is currently the West […]

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Calcutta High Court to hear Mukul Roy’s anticipatory bail plea on Friday

The Calcutta High Court on Friday will hear an anticipatory bail plea of BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership. His protection from arrest will expire on Thursday midnight. A division bench of justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta, before whom Roy’s anticipatory bail plea was mentioned […]

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Calcutta High Court grants interim protection to MP Soumitra Khan who has joined BJP

The Calcutta High Court on Monday gave MP Soumitra Khan, who had recently joined the BJP after quitting Trinamool Congress, interim protection from arrest for four weeks in connection with cases of allegedly taking money on the promise of giving jobs. Hearing an application by the Bishnupur MP for anticipatory bail in connection with the […]

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