SC to hear black money case Feb 19

The Supreme Court Friday said it would hear Feb 19 a plea by counsel Ram Jethmalani seeking enforcement of the court’s July 4, 2011, order that had directed the setting up of a special investigating team headed by two former judges to monitor a probe into stashing away of black money in tax havens. A […]

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Justice Reddy’s appointment as Goa Lokayukta to be challenged

A day after state cabinet approved the appointment of retired Justice B Sudershan Reddy as the Lokayukta of Goa, city-based social activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues announced that he would challenge the same, saying it was done in a non-transparent and high-handed manner. Addressing a news conference here in the presence of leaders of various […]

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Government wants review of apex court’s black money order

The government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review and recall of its judgment appointing a special investigating team (SIT) headed by its two former judges to monitor investigations into the stashing away of black money in tax havens abroad. The apex court bench of Justice B. Sudershan Reddy (since retired) and Justice S.S. Nijjar […]

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Apex court seeks timely disposal of mercy petitions

The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a petition filed by an NGO seeking time-bound disposal of mercy petitions lying with President Pratibha Patil. Justice B. Sudershan Reddy and Justice S.S. Nijjar issued the notice, returnable in four weeks. NGO Justice on Trial has sought direction to the government to dispose […]

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Black money: Justice MB Shah to be SIT vice-chairman

 A retired judge of the Supreme Court and former chief justice of Bombay high court, Justice MB Shah, will be the vice-chairman of the Special Investigations Team (SIT) constituted to monitor the probe into black money stashed abroad. The SIT will be chaired by former Supreme Court judge, Justice BP Jeevan Reddy. A direction to […]

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Supreme Court stops Chhattisgarh from using tribals in Salwa Judum

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Chhattisgarh government for using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists , saying this should immediately stop. An apex court bench of Justice B. Sudershan Reddy and Justice S.S Nijjar directed the Chhattisgarh government to immediately “cease and desist” from […]

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Supreme Court appoints probe team on money laundering

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce Monday its verdict on a plea that a special investigation team (SIT) probe the alleged money laundering by suspected tax evader Hasan Ali Khan and Kolkata based-businessman Kashinath Tapuria, among others. The plea by jurist Ram Jethmalani also sought a direction to the central government to disclose names, […]

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Supreme Court ruling on money laundering probe Monday

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce Monday its verdict on a plea that a special investigation team (SIT) probe the alleged money laundering by suspected tax evader Hasan Ali Khan and Kolkata based-businessman Kashinath Tapuria, among others. The plea by jurist Ram Jethmalani also sought a direction to the central government to disclose names, […]

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Liberalisation hasn’t led to education for deprived sections: Apex court

The Supreme Court has said the notion that liberalization and free-market economy in India would generate wealth which the government would use for providing higher education to deprived sections of the society has turned out to be “false and a mirage”. “For the past two decades, this country has been in the throes of early […]

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Supreme Court slams ED in black money case

The Supreme Court Wednesday slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for interrogating Hasan Ali, allegedly country’s top tax evader, only in 2011 when the case was registered against him in 2007. The apex court bench of Justice B.Sudershan Reddy and Justice S.S. Nijjar said, “Case was registered in 2007 and custodial interrogation takes place in 2011. […]

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