HC upholds detention of ‘sand smuggler’ under MPDA

The Bombay High Court has upheld an order of a Jalgaon Magistrate detaining an alleged sand smuggler under Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), saying his movements in the society might lead to disruption of public order. MPDA covers bootleggers, slumlords, sand smugglers and certain other categories of offenders whose activities are a threat […]

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Youth gets life term for killing prostitute

The Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a 21-year-old youth for stabbing to death a prostitute who refused to marry him. A division Bench of justices Anil Menon and Vijaya Tahilramani recently dismissed an appeal filed by the convict, Anant, alias Rakesh Ratan Let, against a sessions court order convicting him […]

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HC rejects Parsi man’s plea to nullify wedlock to Hindu

The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of a Parsi man to declare his 15-year-old marriage to a Hindu as null and void as their wedlock was arranged in accordance with Hindu rituals though they professed different religions. A division bench recently dismissed an appeal filed by Viraf Phiroz Bharucha, a city resident, against a […]

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HC lowers monthly maintenance by Rs 30,000 in divorce case

The Bombay High Court has modified a family court order by bringing down the monthly maintenance allowance from Rs 50,000 to Rs 20,000 payable by an army colonel to his divorced wife, who is a dentist by profession.A bench of justices A R Joshi and Vijaya Tahilramani recently ordered Col Joseph Philip to pay Rs […]

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