Police chief can appoint officer to probe outside jurisdiction

The Supreme Court has held that a DGP has the power to appoint a superior police officer to investigate a criminal case registered outside his territorial jurisdiction. A bench comprising justices Ranjana Gogoi and Prafulla C Pant set aside a Kerala High Court order which held that state police chief cannot appoint any officer beyond […]

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Selection of successful DJS candidates would remain intact: SC

The Supreme Court today said the selection of 15 successful candidates of the Delhi Judicial Services examinations held last year would remain and sought response of the Delhi High Court registry on its view that the answer sheets of other examinees be examined again. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant asked […]

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Inter-caste marriage : SC orders to protect newly-wed

The Supreme Court today asked the Haryana police to provide security to a newly-wed couple against whom a ‘khap panchayat’ in Faridabad has issued diktat for having an inter-caste marriage. A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy also asked Haryana Police and its Delhi counterpart to file response within four weeks […]

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SC declines to hear plea on communal clash

The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking a CBI or SITprobe into the recent alleged attacks on members of a minority community at a village in Faridabad district of Haryana, asking the pleader to approach the high court. A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy asked Shakir Ali, one […]

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SC seeks Centre’s response on a PIL challenging penal laws on defamation

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to respond to a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy challenging constitutional validity of two penal provisions relating to the offence of defamation. A bench of also asked senior advocates K Parasaran and T R Andhyarujina to assist it as amicus curiae in the case. SC seeks Centre’s […]

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DD can share feed of WC matches with pvt cable: SC

In good news for lakhs of cricket lovers dependent on cable TV, the Supreme Court today gave a go-ahead to public broadcaster Doordarshan to continue sharing live feed of World Cup cricket matches with private cable operators. The apex court continued its stay on the Delhi High Court verdict that had allowed the plea of […]

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Irretrievable breakdown of marriage ‘debatable’ ground for divorce: SC

: With the government set to reintroduce the marriage laws amendment bill in the Lok Sabha to amend theto make irretrievable breakdown of marriage a ground for divorce, the Supreme Court has urged a rethink if it was an expedient ground for untying the matrimonial knot. “It is highly debatable whether, in the Indian situation, […]

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