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HC declines urgent hearing of plea for removal of counsel

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The Delhi High Court today refused to give an urgent hearing on a plea seeking setting aside of appointment of Rahul Mehra as senior standing counsel for the city government. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal transferred the petition before another judge, saying this was not the appropriate bench […]

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Food for troops: Delhi HC refuses urgent hearing on plea

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The Delhi High Court today refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking a status report from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) following a BSF soldier’s allegation that troopers posted along the LoC were being served poor quality food. The petitioner urged the bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini, which did not assemble, that […]

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Cap on withdrawals from ATMs policy decision

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The Reserve Bank of India has told the Delhi High Court that the cap on the number of withdrawals from ATMs by banking customers without being charged is a policy decision taken in public interest. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal was also informed by RBI that the ATM […]

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Payal Abdullah in HC for govt house on security grounds

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Payal Abdullah, estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, has moved Delhi High Court seeking government accommodation for her and her sons on the ground that they enjoyed ‘Z’ and ‘Z plus’ security status. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to the Centre […]

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Ensure no unauthorised structures come up in Delhi

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(PTI) The Delhi High Court has pulled up the municipal corporations here for allowing people to build unauthorised constructions in the city and directed the civic bodies to ensure no such structures come up anywhere. “There are so many unauthorised constructions in the city. How could you allow them to come up? How can you […]

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Plea to admit poor kids in schools on public land

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the AAP government and DDA on a plea seeking directions to them to ensure admission of poor kids in play schools, creches and even minority institutions running on public land. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notice to the Delhi […]

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Land for schools being alloted by DDA: AAP government to HC

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The AAP government which had informed Delhi High Court it was exploring possibilities to allot land for a minority school which has been functioning from tents since its demolition 40 years ago during Emergency, has now said allotment of land would be done by the DDA. The submission was made before a bench of Chief […]

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Delhi HC junks plea for law to ban cow slaughter

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The Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a petition seeking enactment of a law prohibiting slaughter of cows, saying the “issue is beyond the domain of judicial decision” and it’s a policy matter.“Suffice it is to state that the Legislature whenever has deemed necessary has framed appropriate laws in this regard and challenge thereto […]

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Lawyers seek dates in HC in accordance with their vehicle no.

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The Delhi High Court today faced a peculiar situation when advocates appearing in various matters sought particular dates owing to the AAP governments proposed odd-even numbers vehicle policy. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was surprised when a lawyer appearing for a petitioner requested the court to give her an […]

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Ensure funds to combat Dengue are utilised properly : HC to govt

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Delhi High Court today directed AAP government to “supervise and ensure” that the grant-in-aid given to the municipal corporations to combat diseases like dengue is properly utilised. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also directed all concerned departments and civic agencies of Delhi government to cooperate with each other to […]

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HC seeks govt reply on PIL against overloaded trucks on roads

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Delhi High Court today sought the response of the city government and traffic police on a PIL seeking that commercial trucks, which are loaded beyond capacity, should not be allowed to ply on the roads of the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the Delhi […]

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‘Except for police, public order & land, LG a figurehead’

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The Lieutenant Governor (LG) is merely a “figurehead” except for matters related to public order, police and land, the AAP government has told Delhi High Court. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath by senior advocate Dayan Krishnan during the hearing of a bunch of petitions […]

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Why don’t you provide modern prosthetics to Army personnel: HC

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre why it was not providing modern prosthetics to armed forces personnel who lost their limbs in the service of the nation. “The soldier who lost their arms during the wars, if something is done for their good, they will be grateful to you (Centre),” a bench […]

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Stop unauthorised construction in Christian Colony: HC

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The Delhi High Court today directed city government, municipal corporation and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to ensure no unauthorised construction takes place around a protected ancient church in Christian Colony in north Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw directed the authorities, including ASI, to ensure that the […]

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Confirming all docs in passport process cumbersome: Govt to HC

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The Centre today told the Delhi High Court that fake documents submitted during passport process of verification may sometimes escape attention of officers, but confirming authenticity of each and every document would make the process of issuing passports “cumbersome”. Confirming authenticity of each document given by an applicant would also “amount to gross mistrust of […]

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PIL on appointment in RS secy: HC seeks response from Centre

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The Delhi High Court today sought response from the Centre on a PIL questioning the appointment of senior officers of the rank of joint secretary and above in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw also directed the RS Secretariat to file a response within eight […]

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HC rejects plea to make public med reimbursements of SC judges

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Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea seeking details of medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges, saying it had personal information and providing it would amount to invasion of their privacy. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Deepa Sharma said there was no larger public interest involved in seeking details of medical […]

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Cap on withdrawals through ATM is policy decision: RBI tells Delhi HC

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that putting a cap on the number of withdrawals by banking customers using their ATM cards without being charged, is a policy decision taken in public interest. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai was also informed by […]

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HC frames time-frame for release of prisoners granted bail

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Delhi High Court has set a time- frame for release of prisoners granted bail, saying such persons ought not to remain behind bars “even for a minute more than necessary”. Observing that there can be “absolutely no justification for delays in verification of sureties”, a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai […]

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HC asks hospitals and courts to implement norms in child-related cases

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Concerned over disclosure of names or identity of a child victim, Delhi High Court asked all concerned, including trial courts and hospitals, not to do so and expeditiously implement laid-down guidelines while dealing with child-related cases. Besides non-disclosure of a child’s identity unless allowed by Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) or Child Welfare Committee (CWC), the […]

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Four ‘commercial courts’ to function in Delhi HC from tomorrow

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To ensure speedy disposal of pending commercial cases, Delhi High Court will have four dedicated “commercial courts” functioning from tomorrow. Chief Justice G Rohini has designated two benches in the original jurisdiction as commercial courts to deal with the suits involving commercial disputes and two division bench in the appellate jurisdiction as commercial appellate courts […]

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Can’t keep live-in relations outside purview of rape: HC

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The Delhi high court has refused to keep live-in relationships outside the purview of rape under the IPC, saying it would amount to giving them the status of matrimony, which the legislature has chosen “not to do”. The court made the observation while hearing a PIL, which had sought direction to the government to keep […]

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HC rejects PIL for blocking sites selling sex determination

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The Delhi High Court today rejected a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to block sites which provide information on or sell pre-natal sex determination kits, saying there is already a remedy available under the law. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw refused to entertain the petition which alleged […]

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Tis Hazari, Patiala House courts to get ACs soon: HC

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The administrative in-charge of two district courts here today informed the Delhi High Court that they will be installing air conditioners in every room which falls under their jurisdiction. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw was informed by district judges of Tis Hazari and Patiala House Court complexes, through […]

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