Not practical to permit conjugal visits for prisoners in jails : Delhi High Court

Prison authorities have told the Delhi High Court that it is not practical to permit conjugal visits for prisoners as rules do not provide for such facility and there is limited infrastructure available. The Director General (Prison) said it grants temporary leave to prisoners in the form of parole and furlough for maintaining family and […]

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Deduction in prisoners wages for victim fund not wrong if allowed under law: The Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Thursday said there is nothing wrong with deducting wages of prisoners for victim welfare fund provided it is permitted under the statute, but it can’t be done through executive action. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said that while such deductions cannot be […]

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Delhi High Court declines to entertain plea to replace Delhi Police with another security force in courts

The Delhi High Court declined on Monday to entertain a plea by two lawyers seeking to replace the police with some other security force in the courts here in view of the clash between the two sides earlier this month. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to […]

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Lawyer-police clash: HC grants interim protection from arrest to two cops

The Delhi High Court granted interim protection from arrest on Friday to two police officials who were booked in connection with the clash between lawyers and the police in Tis Hazari court earlier this month. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar sought responses of the Centre, the Delhi […]

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Delhi High Court to hear in Feb plea for action against police officials for protesting against clash with lawyers

The Delhi High Court on Friday said it will hear in February a plea seeking action against police officials who were agitating in public and sitting on ‘dharna’ after their November 2 clash with lawyers at the Tis Hazari Courts Complex. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar refused […]

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Centre has freedom to amend its CGHS scheme : Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the modified Central Government Health Services (CGHS) scheme, saying it is for the Centre to decide how to give health benefits and supply medicines to its serving and retired employees. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said prima […]

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INX Media money-laundering case : P. Chidambaram moves HC seeking interim bail

Former Union minister P Chidambaram moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking interim bail in the INX Media money-laundering case on health grounds. The application was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who sought urgent listing of the matter. The […]

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PIL in Delhi HC seeks direction to authorities to convene SRB meeting every 3 months

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Delhi government and the Director General of Prisons to convene the meeting of Sentence Review Board (SRB) every three months in compliance with the rules. The plea said as per the SRB order of July 16, 2004 and Delhi Prison Rules, […]

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Plea to link property with Aadhaar: HC seeks UIDAI stand

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on a plea seeking linking of movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and ‘benami’ transactions. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar […]

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Platform Screen Doors not possible at all stations: Delhi Metro to HC

Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) have been put on the Pink and Magenta lines of Delhi Metro due to technical requirement and their installation at all the stations would increase the cost of operation, the DMRC has told the Delhi High Court. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) told a bench comprising Chief Justice D N […]

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