HC extends deadline to apply for Delhi Judicial Service Exam till Dec 24

The Delhi High Court has extended the deadline to apply for the Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2018 till December 24. A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and A K Chawla said once the schedule for filling the online application form and last date had been declared as December 22, the same could not have been brought to December 12 by the high court authorities.

The Delhi High Court had recently invited online applications for the Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2018. Advocate Siddhartha Shankar Ray, who represented the aspirants in one of the petitions, said the preponed date did no come to their knowledge becase they were busy preparing for the post of lower judicial officers of other states like Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Haryana. The preponement of examination date was, however, not a subject matter of challenge. The Delhi High Court had recently invited online applications for the Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2018.

PIL in SC against govt’s move to authorise 10 agencies to intercept, monitor any computer

NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the recent Ministry of Home Affairs order authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, decrypt “any information” on computers. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks quashing of the government’s December 20 notification.

The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to quash of the government’s December 20 notification. -The petition said the December 20 order allows the Central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt “any information” generated, transmitted, received or stored in “any computer resource” and called it the “ultimate assault on the privacy”. The plea claimed that the notification was issued “to find political opponent, thinker and speaker to control entire country under dictatorship to win coming general election under an undisclosed emergency as well as slavery which cannot be permitted within the Constitution of India”.



Man gets life term for killing former village head

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A court here has awarded life sentence to a man for killing a former village head in a 12-year-old case.The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,00,000 on the convict directing him to pay 90 per cent of the amount to the family of the deceased. 

In the judgment announced Thursday, district sessions judge S K Pachori found Bablu alias Herminder guilty under section 302 Indian Penal Code (murder) and sentenced him to life imprisonment, government counsel Rajive Kumar Sharma said.

Former gram pradhan Kirshanpal was shot dead at Adampur village under Bhorakala police station here on September 9, 2006 over panchayat elections enmity. Three persons — Herminder, Shishpal and Bhupender — were named as accused in the case.

Shishpal and Bhupender died during the trial period.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter: All 22 accused acquitted due to Lack of evidence

MUMBAI: A special CBI court in Mumbai on Friday acquitted all 22 accused
in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case today. The court acquitted all 22 accused in the case, citing lack of evidence. 

Special CBI Judge SJ Sharma ruled the prosecution has failed to put forth any “documentary and substantive evidence” to suggest or establish the alleged conspiracy. Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin Sheikh protested the court decision and said the family would challenge it.

The court said that the government machinery and prosecution put in a lot of effort and 210 witnesses were brought but satisfactory evidence didn’t come and witnesses turned hostile. The BJP will heave a sigh of relief today after a special CBI court acquitted all accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.  Sohrabuddin was killed in an alleged fake encounter on November 26, 2005 near Ahmedabad, while his wife was killed three days later and her body disposed of, the CBI had said. BJP president Amit Shah, who was also named in the case, was discharged.



Delhi HC rejects Sajjan Kumar’s plea for extension of time to surrender in 1984 case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s plea which sought more time for him to surrender in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.The former Congress leader was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in a case pertaining to killing five members of a famil in the Delhi Cantonment area following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984. 

He had moved a plea seeking extension of time to surrender. In his plea, he had said “I need time to settle my children and grandchildren. I have six grandchildren. The life sentence came all of a sudden.” Kumar was acquitted by a special CBI court on April 30, 2013, while it had held five other accused guilty of the crime. 

The Delhi high court had on December17 overturned the lower court decision and said, “the trial court ignored evidence of the conspiracy.”



Delhi High Court orders National Herald publisher AJL to Vacate Delhi office in 2 weeks

NEW DELHI: In a major set back to the Gandhi-family owned Associated Journals Limited,  the Delhi High Court on Friday ordered to vacate its headquarters in the capital. Associate Journals has to vacate the building in the ITO area of ​​downtown Delhi in two weeks.

The government reportedly inspected the premises a few months ago and found that the area allotted to AJL was not being used for the publication of the newspaper for the past 10 years, the court was told. In 2008, Associated Journals had shut down over its debts.  AJL had denied the allegations in the petition filed in the high court. AJL had also argued that several major papers carry out printing elsewhere. On November 12, the National Herald tweeted that the BJP government was targeting its growing digital presence.



Case filed against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath Over his UP-Bihar Migrant Remark

PATNA: Newly elected Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has invited trouble for himself and the party with his remarks linking job deprivation to influx of workers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Now, a case has been filed against him at a court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

On Wednesday a case was filled against the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh with his comments on migrant workers. The petitioner, identified Tamanna Hashmi, said in the plea that Mr Nath’s remark amounted to creating an atmosphere of distrust for migrant workers in Madhya Pradesh. It further sought that the chief minister be summoned to court for tendering an unconditional apology.


After taking over as the 18th Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh on Monday, Nath said that youth from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were taking away jobs in the state which had drawn all-round criticism, with parties like the BJP, RJD and JD(U) expressing their disapproval.



1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar asks for more 30 days to surrender

NEW DELHI, INDIA  MAY 18: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar at Karkardooma court on Tuesday in New Delhi. (Photo by Parveen negi/India Today Group/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on December 17 has asked Delhi High Court seeking time till January 31 to surrender. The court is likely to hear his application tomorrow. 

Senior lawyer HS Phoolka, who is representing many of the families of the riot victims, said Sajjan Kumar has filed an application in Delhi High Court to give him a month to surrender. We will oppose that application tomorrow. The 73-year-old was convicted in the killing of five members of a family during the anti-Sikh riots in the Raj Nagar area in Delhi. 

 At least 3,000 people were killed aftermath of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31. 
 “The aftershock of those atrocities is still being felt,” said the court.

Delhi HC quashes summons against Smriti Irani in defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed the criminal defamation proceedings against Union Minister Smriti Irani in a defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. The court, however, dismissed a similar plea by Nirupam’s seeking to set aside the summons issued against him in a cross-defamation complaint filed by Irani.

The court said the case against Nirupam will continue. Justice R K Gauba passed two separate verdicts on the two leaders plea. 
“Six years ago a battle began in court to uphold my dignity,” Irani tweeted following the verdict. “Today a semblance of justice all thanks to Honourable High Court of Delhi. A sense of gratitude for my family and legal team for standing by me through it all. However, the fight continues.”

Irani and Nirupam both subsequently filed criminal defamation complaints against each other after a TV debate held on December 20, 2012 after Gujarat Assembly election results. 



IRCTC Scam: Delhi court grants interim bail to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad

NEW DELHI: Former Bihar chief minister and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav gets interim bail till January 19 by Delhi’s Patiala court in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED. 

The court directed both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file their replies to Prasad’s application seeking regular bail in both the cases. Lalu, who is serving a jail term in Ranchi in a connection with a fodder scam case was granted interim bail after he was produced before the court through video conference from a Ranchi jail.

The court had earlier granted regular bail to Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with the cases. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) case, being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for
alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC (Railways) hotels to a private firm.