Supreme Court sets aside Himachal High Court order denying relief to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi

The Supreme Court has set aside a high court order that had declined to interfere with a plea made by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeking a stay on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary. An supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found […]

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SC sets aside HC order on strictures against judicial officer

 The Supreme Court has set aside an order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court by which action was recommended against a judicial officer for granting bail to an accused within four days of rejection of his pre-arrest bail by a higher court. The high court had termed the action of the magistrate as “judicial impropriety” […]

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HC directs CBI to file case against 2 cops, drug peddler

The Himachal Pradesh High Court observed that there was merit in allegations of a youth from Haryana that he was falsely implicated in a case by two police officials and a drug peddler, and directed the CBI to register a regular case against them. The CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry in October after a […]

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Himachal HC gives 2 wks to CBI to complete Kotkhai case probe

The Himachal Pradesh High Court today expressed dissatisfaction over the probe in the Kotkhai rape-murder case and the custodial death of an accused and asked the CBI to complete the investigation within two weeks. The orders were passed by a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma. The bench also […]

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Why can’t a woman live in peace in this country:SC

Why can’t women live in peace in this country, a Supreme Court bench, apparently exasperated over growing crimes against women, has observed. The observation came when a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was hearing an appeal filed by a man who was sentenced to seven years in jail by the Himachal Pradesh High Court […]

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Imposing only fine on woman convict in serious case unfair: SC

The Supreme Court has held that imposing only a fine in serious offences, which entail award of jail terms and fine both, on women convicts would lead to “unfair” and “unjust” consequences. Observing this, the apex court set aside the Himachal Pradesh High Court verdict imposing only a fine on a woman, who was convicted […]

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Himachal HC restrains govt from regularising illegal buildings

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has restrained the state government from initiating any further action on regularising illegal buildings. Issuing a notice to the state government, the court stopped it from compounding deviations under the HP Town and Country Planning Regularization Amendment Act. A division bench comprising Justices Sanjay Karol and Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed […]

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Remove encroachments on roads to Kalka, Dharamshala:HC to govt

Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and PWD Engineer-in-Chief to provide manpower to the authorities concerned to remove encroachments on the national highways connecting Kalka and Dharamshala to state capital. The court also directed the Centre and state governments to file fresh status report in the matter and […]

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HC issues contempt notice to HPU officials

Himachal Pradesh High Court today issued notices to Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Deputy Registrar for “knowingly, deliberately and willfully” violating its earlier orders to regularise the services of three research associates of Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (IIHS). A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Sandeep Sharma issued […]

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HC summons HRTC MD, transport Comm over accidents due to bad

Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed the Managing Director of state road transport corporation and transport Commissioner to appear before it in a matter related to bad condition of the roads causing bus accidents in the state. A Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Sandeep Sharma passed the order on […]

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