SC dismisses PIL challenging special status to J-K

The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL challenging special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha refused to entertain the PIL which alleged that Article 370 was a temporary provision which was valid only till constituent Assembly ratified the accession of […]

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SC asks CVC to examine dispute over closure reports in 20 cases

The Supreme Court Friday asked the CVC to examine 20 cases where there is a dispute within the CBI between investigating officers and the senior officer whether closure report should be filed in them or not. A bench of Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) […]

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Prior sanction needed for action against officials? SC reserves verdict

The Supreme Court Thursday reserved verdict on the validity of a legal provision that mandates the CBI to seek the government’s prior sanction before proceeding against an officer of the rank of joint secretary or above on charges of corruption. However, the six-bench constitution bench said that if it had to invalidate section 6A of […]

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SC satisfied with police handling of Kejriwal’s protest

Days after ticking off Delhi Police for allowing protest by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal near Parliament, the Supreme Court on Friday expressed satisfaction over the way the agitation was handled, saying it had acted “swiftly” and did what was required. After going through the affidavit filed by Delhi Police giving details of how it handled […]

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Land acquisition invalid if compensation not paid to owner, says SC

In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has held that if compensation for land acquired under the 1894 act has not been paid to the land owner or deposited with a competent court and retained in the treasury, then the acquisition would be deemed to have lapsed and would be covered under the 2013 law […]

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Prashant Bhushan apologises to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court took exception to counsel Prashant Bhushan’s comment that it was hesitant in taking action against Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati, but later Wednesday accepted his apology that he did not intend to lower the esteem of the court or hurt judges. The apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha, hearing the matter […]

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Law graduate appears before inquiry committee in sexual harassment case

A law graduate of the Kolkata-based National University of Judicial Sciences (NUJS), who had alleged sexual harassment by a now retired apex court judge while she was interning with him in December last year, Monday deposed before the three-judge inquiry committee looking into the allegation. The law graduate appeared before the committee of Justice R.M. […]

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SC dismisses plea seeking PM affidavit on coal

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed an application seeking direction to the prime minister to file an affidavit explaining allocation of coal blocks to various companies during the period he held charge of the coal ministry. “Dismissed,” said the apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha as he brushed aside PIL petitioner advocate M.L. Sharma’s […]

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Not averse to criticism: SC

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it was not averse to criticism but would not accept motive being attributed to its proceedings and decisions. “We welcome the criticism of the court. (But) We cannot accept the motives being attributed. It is something very serious that cannot be accepted,” said the apex court bench of Justice R.M. […]

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SC takes cognizance of contempt by army chief

The Supreme Court Monday took suo motu cognizance of the former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh finding fault with its verdict on his age row last year. A special bench of Justice R.M.Lodha and Justice H.L.Gokhale will Tuesday take up for hearing a suo motu contempt petition by the court’s own motion taking note […]

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