SC transfers Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case to CBI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBI to investigate the allegations of physical and sexual abuse of inmates at 16 shelter homes in Bihar. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur transferred the investigation being conducted by Bihar Police to the CBI, and dismissed the state government’s request not to do so. The CBI is […]

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SC closed contempt proceedings over sealing drive against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuked Delhi BJP chief and Lok Sabha MP Manoj Tiwari for allegedly breaking the seal of premises in New Delhi. The top court, described Mr Tiwari’s action as “misplaced bravado” including his chest thumping and a misplaced political agenda. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur slammed Tiwari, saying the court was […]

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Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention centres : Supreme Court

The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the process of framing guidelines for keeping foreign nationals in detention centres across the country was “under preparation”. The Centre told a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur that the work of framing detention manual or guidelines was being taken up “very seriously”. It also stated […]

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Contempt notice to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari, for breaking lock of sealed house

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the presence of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari before it on September 25 for allegedly breaking the lock of a house sealed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) in Gokulpur. Terming the action of Tiwari “unfortunate”, a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Abdul […]

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SC terms use of spikes, fireballs to drive away elephants as barbaric

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today termed the use of spikes and fireballs to drive away elephants as “barbaric”and said that states should be desisted from using any such methods. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta observed that states have to stop such practice after the apex court was told that these […]

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SC shows concern over deaths in accidents due to potholes

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over deaths in accident caused by potholes on roads across the country and observed that the number fatalities caused due to such accidents was more than those in terror attacks. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepka Gupta observed that a large number of people were […]

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Delhi govt informs about timeline in SC for removing traffic bottlenecks

New Delhi: The Delhi government today informed the Supreme Court about the timeline for removal of traffic bottlenecks at 77 “congested corridors” and said short term measures, like minor improvements in road geometrics to deal with the issue would take six to eight months. Elaborating the measures for removing these bottlenecks, the AAP government said these […]

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Supreme Court summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana: Yamuna water

The Supreme Court today directed the chief secretaries of Haryana and Delhi to appear before it on Monday after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to the national capital. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities […]

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CJI first among equals with power to allocate cases: Supreme Court

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the “first among equals” and occupies a unique position having the “exclusive prerogative” to allocate cases and set up benches to hear cases, the Supreme Court ruled today. The verdict assumed significance as it came in the backdrop of the January 12 unprecedented press conference of senior-most judges […]

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Need to introspect on effectiveness of POCSO Act: Justice Madan B Lokur

 Justice Madan B Lokur today said time has come to “introspect” on the “effectiveness” of the law to protect children from sexual abuse and what has been achieved in the nearly six years since the enactment of the POCSO Act. He said there is a need to carry out an “assessment of the impact” the […]

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