Calcutta HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling Hills

Posted On & filed under High Profile Cases.

The Calcutta High Court today stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre’s decision to withdraw CAPF from Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, a… Read more »

Bank under obligation to protect consumers interests: Forum

Posted On & filed under Top Law News.

The Mumbai Consumer Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab National Bank not to close the account of a lawyer over alleged rude behaviour. It also asked the lawyer, a senior citizen, to maintain cordial relations with the bank. “The opponent bank is not entitled to close account of complainant,” the forum ruled after Harish Bhatia… Read more »

NGT dismisses plea against ban on sale of firecrackers

Posted On & filed under Top Law News.

The National Green Tribunal today rejected a plea against the ban on sale of firecrackers in the capital, saying the Supreme Court’s order banning the sale till October 31 was the “law of the land”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar rejected the plea to reopen firecracker shops and release the licences… Read more »

Delhi HC raps Delhi govt over non-payment of MCD workers’ dues

Posted On & filed under Top Law News.

“There must be somebody with whom you are not at war,” the Delhi High Court told the Delhi government while pulling it up over the pending salaries of sanitation employees of the city’s municipal bodies. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also directed the striking sanitation employees not… Read more »

Delhi HC dismisses Jagdish Tytler’s plea in corruption case

Posted On & filed under Top Law News.

The Delhi High Court today dismissed the pleas of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and controversial businessman Abhishek Verma challenging framing of charges against them in a corruption case. Tytler and Verma were put on trial by a city court in the case for allegedly using a forged letter addressed to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh… Read more »

VVIP chopper: Court denies bail to woman director

Posted On & filed under High Profile Cases.

A Delhi court today dismissed the bail plea of a woman director of two Dubai-based firms in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, saying the allegations against her were serious. Special Judge Arvind Kumar dismissed the bail application of Shivani Saxena, an “active” director of Dubai-based Ms UHY… Read more »

Delhi HC asks authorities to roll out plan to prevent defacement

Posted On & filed under Top Law News.

The Delhi High Court today asked the government, civic bodies and students who won the DUSU polls to roll out an action plan to prevent defacing of public buildings during the election campaigns. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the Dean of Students’ Welfare of Delhi University,… Read more »

EC bribery case: Probe to be completed in 4-6 weeks, HC told

Posted On & filed under High Profile Cases.

The Delhi High Court was today informed by the Delhi Police it would take 4-6 weeks to complete its probe in the Election Commission bribery case allegedly involving AIADMK (leader) T T V Dhinakaran and others. The court directed the Delhi Police Crime Branch to file by December 5, a status report on the current… Read more »

1989 Bhagalpur riots: SC to hear plea on acquittal of accused

Posted On & filed under Top Law News.

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine an appeal of the Bihar government against the acquittal of Kameshwar Prasad Yadav in the 1989 Bhagalpur communal riots in which over 1,000 people had lost their lives. Yadav was acquitted by the Patna High Court in June this year in a case related to the killing of… Read more »