Three granted anticipatory bail in Antagarh bypoll case

The Chhattisgarh High Court Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister Raman Singh’s son-in-law Dr Puneet Gupta, former minister Rajesh Munat and BJP leader Maturam Pawar in connection with the alleged 2014 Antagarh bypoll fixing. All three accused had filed separate pleas seeking pre-arrest bail. The hearing was going on before Justice Goutam Bhaduri. […]

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Supreme Court Acquits Two Men Sentenced To Death By Chhattisgarh High Court

“It is difficult to draw an inference that the appellants had committed the crime.” In yet another judgment delivered on Tuesday, the Supreme Court acquitted two men whose death sentence was confirmed by the Chhattisgarh High Court. The bench comprising Justice AK Sikri, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice MR Shah, acquitted Digamber Vaishnav and Girdhari […]

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Graft case: Delhi court grants bail to ex-HC judge Quddusi

Former Chhattisgarh High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi has “deep roots in the society” and cannot tamper with evidence, a Delhi court today said while granting him bail in connection with an alleged medical college corruption case. It, however, directed the 67-year-old former judicial officer to surrender his passport to the CBI within two days […]

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11 new judges for 3 HCs

Eleven judges to three high courts have been appointed. The fresh appointments — six in the Madras High Court and two each in the high courts of Chhattisgarh and Punjab and Haryana– come at a time when the government and the judiciary continue to have differences over a key document which guides nomination of judges […]

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Not coerced by police to surrender, says Panda

Surrendered Naxal Podiyam Panda today informed the Chhattisgarh High Court that he was not coerced by the police to surrender. Panda was produced before the high court here in response to a habeas corpus petition (plea to produce the person) filed by his wife, Muiye, last week, Additional Advocate General Prafull Bharat said. He informed […]

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18 new judges likely to be appointed by next week

Nearly 18 new judges are likely to be appointed by next week, days after five judges were elevated as chief justices. Sources said files relating to fresh appointments have been cleared at the highest level and may reach Rashtrapati Bhawan in the coming days. While most of the fresh appointments relate to Madras High Court, […]

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Married daughter eligible for compassionate appointments: Chhattisgarh HC

A married daughter is eligible to get government job of her deceased’s father on compassionate grounds, the Chhattisgarh High Court has observed. Justice Sanjay K Agrawal made the observation yesterday while hearing a petition filed by Sarojani Bhoi (28) who had challenged the state government on the ground that she was not given the job […]

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Resolution of election disputes take long periods in India: SC

The resolution of election disputes in this country takes unacceptably long periods in most cases, which “reduces the adjudicatory process into a mockery of justice”, the Supreme Court today said while advocating setting up of benches in high courts to exclusively deal with election petitions. “We are sad to state that invariably the resolution of […]

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Chhattisgarh HC clears decks for township project

The decks for the state government’s ‘Kamal Vihar’ integrated township development project by dismissing all 23 petitions filed by land owners and farmers challenging land acquisition policy and its environmental clearance has been cleared by the Chhattisgarh High court. Delivering the verdict, Justice Prasant Mishra dismissed all the pleas on the ground of merit thus […]

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PIL challenges appointment of C’garh energy secy

A PIL has been admitted by the Chhattisgarh High Court by challenging the appointment of Aman Singh, a non-IAS officer, as the state’s Energy Secretary. The division bench of Justices Sunil Sinha and Prashant Mishra also sought a reply from Singh within three weeks. Nitin Sinha, a Raipur resident, who has filed the petition, contends that appointment […]

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