Why MP’s name is missing from FIR in noise pollution case: HC

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rapped police for failing to initiate action against Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde, accused of organizing an event in which the noise pollution rules were allegedly flouted. If Shinde was the organiser, why did the FIR not have his name, the court asked, while also asking the MP to make […]

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Fitness certificate to vehicle without independent test illegal: Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court today said the Maharashtra government’s practice of issuing fitness certificates to private vehicles without conducting an independent test was illegal and in breach of its previous orders. Therefore, the state government must take a decision on amending its rules and circulars on the issue and inform the court of its decision, […]

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Which law allows you to turn private toilets into public ones : Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to explain the provisions under which the civic body had decided to convert ‘private toilets’ into public ones under the Swachh Bharat Mission. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Iqbal Chagla was hearing a writ petition filed by owners of […]

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Maharashtra government monitors condition of roads in state: HC

The Bombay High Court said today it was time the Maharashtra government took note of the poor condition of roads in the state and the failure on part of the civic corporations and district councils to fix potholes. A division bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh made the observation while hearing […]

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‘Preserve cows, bulls; don’t punish harmless beef

Preserve cows and bulls but do not go after someone who innocuously consumes beef, the petitioners challenging the controversial ban on slaughter of bulls and possession and consumption of the bovine meat in Maharashtra told the Bombay High Court here today. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and S C Gupte is at […]

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Bring new law in 6 months for protection of witnesses: HC

The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to frame a new law within six months for protection of witnesses and also consider bringing whistleblowers and RTI activists under its purview. The government had last week informed the High Court that instead of a policy, it would come out with a law to provide […]

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Finish probe against Saudi captain in fake currency case: HC

In a minor relief to a Saudi Arabian navy captain booked for carrying fake Indian currency, the Bombay High Court today directed the Additional Commissioner of Customs to complete probe against the officer and pass an appropriate order within two weeks. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and S S Jadhav was hearing […]

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HC upholds life sentence of couple in murder case

The Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a married couple for murdering a woman eleven years back, based on the ‘last seen’ theory. The accused – Mohammad Iqbal Ansari and Deepa Ansari – have been convicted of murdering their roommate Shobha Bhoudi. According to prosecution, Shoba’s torso was recovered on October […]

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Man acquitted by HC in 22-yr-old murder case

A man sentenced to life imprisonment twenty years ago for murder has been acquitted by the Bombay High Court, which refused to accept the extra judicial confession made by the accused to a witness. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and S S Jadhav refused to consider the confession made by the accused, […]

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