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Madhya Pradesh High Court gives temporary relief to Ekta Kapoor in case over web series

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked the police not to take any coercive action against TV producer Ekta Kapoor over a case filed against her for alleged objectionable content in the web series “XXX season 2”. Justice Shailendra Shukla of the high court’s Indore bench passed the order on Thursday in response to Kapoor’s petition […]

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Students file plea : MP HC stays medical college’s fee demand

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A vacation bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday allowed 52 postgraduate (MD/MS) students of a private medical college to appear for their January exam without depositing extra tuition fees. Bhopal-based LN Medical College, on the basis of a recent order of the Appellate Authority Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee of Madhya Pradesh, had […]

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Reinstate lecturer sacked during maternity leave: Madhya Pradesh High Court

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed a government college to reinstate a guest lecturer whose services it had terminated during her maternity leave. Setting aside the order of termination, Justice Sujoy Paul Friday asked the college to give her maternity benefits. Richa Tiwari, a guest faculty of computer science in the Government Naveen Mahavidyalay […]

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Court grants bail to elderly man who was accused of raping minor girl on medical grounds

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court here has granted bail to an old man, charged with sexually assaulting a minor girl, on medical grounds that he was devoid of penile erection and other facts. A single bench of Justice MF Anwar on Tuesday observed, “Looking at the facts and circumstances of the case, the age of […]

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MP High Court: Wife has the right to know husband’s salary details

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A woman had the right to know the remuneration of her husband, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed. A High Court bench of Justices SK Seth and Nandita Dubey made the observation while hearing the petition of Sunita Jain who had sought a higher maintenance amount from her estranged husband claiming that he was […]

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Madhya Pradesh HC dismisses PIL challenging appointment of MP law officers

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the appointment of law officers made by the state government. The Indore bench of the high court, comprising justices P K Jaiswal and Virender Singh, recently dismissed the PIL filed by activist Mahesh Garg. The plea alleged that the appointment of law […]

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Madhya Pradesh HC rejects minister’s plea for pre-arrest bail in murder case

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The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court today turned down the anticipatory bail application of state minister Lal Singh Arya who is an accused in the murder of a Congress MLA in 2009. A single judge bench of the high court comprising Justice Sheel Nagu dismissed the bail plea. The bench rejected the […]

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Judge who staged sit-in outside MP HC suspended

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has suspended on grounds of misconduct additional district judge R K Shrivas, who recently staged a sit-in outside the court alleging “wrongful” transfers. “The administrative committee of Madhya Pradesh High Court has taken a decision to suspend R K Shrivas yesterday. The orders of the same have been issued,” the […]

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SC lets off prof in contempt; takes note of his mental state

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The Supreme Court has set aside the Madhya Pradesh High Court order awarding three months jail to a professor for contempt for casting aspersions on some HC judges, saying he was not in a “proper frame of mind”. The court said professor Lavit Rawtani, who teaches Information Technology at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, […]

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MP HC notice to M Y Hospital over alleged oxygen supply failure

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court today issued a notice to the deputy superintendent of the government-run Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital here over the death of 17 patients. Some media reports had claimed that disruption in the supply of piped oxygen led to the death of the patients. The division bench of Justices P K Jaiswal and […]

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Book MLA for forging medical papers: HC tells police

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court today ordered police to register a criminal case against Congress MLA Kamleshwar Patel for allegedly forging medical documents to skip hearing of an election petition against him. Justice Atul Shridharan directed the Bhopal police to register a criminal case against Patel, MLA from Sinhaval in Sidhi district. “While hearing a […]

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Vyapam accused Sudhir Sharma gets bail

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court here today granted bail to mining baron Sudhir Sharma in a case related to the Vyapam scam. Sharma, accused of being a middleman, has been in jail for nearly two years. The HC had granted him bail in another Vyapam-related case earlier. A division bench of acting Chief Justice Rajendra […]

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MP HC admits plea against Sachin’s Bharat Ratna

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has admitted a petition seeking stripping of the Bharat Ratna awarded to cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for allegedly using the “fame” of the honour in “earning money by endorsing commercial products.” A high court bench comprising Chief Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice K K Trivedi yesterday issued a directive […]

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Zoo elephants to be unchained on MP HC order

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Elephants Moti and Champa will be unchained nearly after seven years following the directions of the Madhya Pradesh High Court today to the Municipal Corporation authorities to construct an open enclosure for them. Both Moti and Champa were chained for about seven years ago, because of their “volatile” nature. (Source: PTI)

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SC refuses to give early hearing against HC judge

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The Supreme Court today refused to give an urgent hearing on PIL seeking judicial inquiry into a complaint of a woman judge of Gwalior who accused a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge of sexually harassing her. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha questioned the locus of the petitioner, a lawyer, in the […]

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Accept school certificate as age proof: SC

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Noting the large number of cases where the question of whether or not an accused is a juvenile reach right up to the Supreme Court, the apex court has said that an authentic school leaving certificate (SLC) should confirm the age, and there is no need for a medical determination of this if that document […]

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Court grants bail to Digvijay, MP in assault case

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A local court has granted bail to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh and party MP Prem Chand Guddu here in Ujjain in the connection with a case filed against them and others for allegedly thrashing BJP youth wing workers in Ujjain in 2011. The two appeared in the court and on producing a surety of Rs 25,000 […]

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SC gets two more judges; strength goes up to 30

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Justices Arjan Kumar Sikri and Sharad Arvind Bobde were today elevated as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 30. Justice Sikri, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court and Justice Bobde, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court have been appointed as judges of the Supreme Court, a Law Ministry statement […]

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Madhya Pradesh High Court gets four new Judges

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Madhya Pradesh: Four more judges have been appointed for the Madhya Pradesh High court here by taking the total strength to 36 HC Chief Justice S A Bobde administered the oath of office to the new Judges – Justices S R Kakde, M K Mudgal, B D Rathi and B K Paliwal – at a simple […]

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Courts should encourage settlement of matrimonial disputes: SC

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In a criminal case Supreme court observed that a case of torture filed by a woman against her husband and in-laws should be quashed if the warring spouses come to an agreement for out-of-court settlement It said that courts should encourage settlements of matrimonial disputes, particularly in view of “outburst” of such cases in recent times. […]

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Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC

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The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic wastelying in and around the abandoned Union Carbide factoryin Bhopal for the past 28 years. A gas leak from the factory December 2-3, 1984, killed thousands of people in the world’s worst industrial disaster. “The disposalshould […]

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Admission policy discretion of schools: MP high court

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The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh high court has turned down admission of one Ashima Baig in Class VI of St Raphael’s school on the ground for failing to abide by the school norms. A division bench of Justice Shantanu Kemkar and Justice Prakash Shrivastava passed the order on a writ appeal which challenged […]

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SC restrains NIA to question Sadhvi Pragya Singh

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The Supreme Court onMonday restrained the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from interrogating Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in a 2007 murder case of former RSS worker Sunil Joshi. A Bench of Justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad stayed the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s May 17 order by which the NIA was granted conditional permission […]

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Court rejects petition challenging minister’s election

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court Friday dismissed a petition challenging School Education Minister Archana Chitnis’s election from Burhanpur constituency in the 2008 assembly polls. Justice R.C. Mishra also slapped a fine of Rs.10,000 on the petitioner saying that it was a frivolous plea with no substantial evidence to prove the allegations, the minister’s advocate, Mrigendra […]

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