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Rajasthan High Court likely to pronounce order on petition filed by Pilot and 18 other rebel Cong MLAs today

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The Rajasthan High Court is likely to pronounce its order on Tuesday on a writ petition filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the state assembly speaker. The petition was taken up by a bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta […]

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Rajasthan High Court asks Robert Vadra and his mother to appear before ED on Feb 12

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The Rajasthan High Court Monday asked Robert Vadra and his partners in Skylight Hospitality Private Limited, including his mother Maureen Vadra to appear before the Enforcement Directorate on February 12 to respond to allegations of money laundering by the firm. A Jodphur bench of the high court gave the direction after vacating its earlier order […]

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Supreme Court: Woman can file complaint against ex-husband for cruelty even after divorce

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A woman can lodge a complaint under the domestic violence law against the excesses committed by her ex-husband even after the dissolution of marriage, the Supreme Court has said. The top court refused to interfere with the order of the Rajasthan High Court which held that the absence of subsisting domestic relationship in no manner […]

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Salman Khan Convicted & Sentenced To 5 Years Imprisonment In Blackbuck Poaching Case

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A Jodhpur trial court today convicted Salman Khan, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. However, the other accused, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre have been acquitted. Salman has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, and has been sentenced to 2 years in jail. However he is likely to be granted bail today […]

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Rajasthan HC wants cow to be declared national animal

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The Rajasthan High Court today directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal. A single-judge bench of Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma said the chief secretary and advocate general of the state will be the legal custodians of the cow. “Nepal is a Hindu […]

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Rajasthan HC tells official of Vadra-linked firm to appear before ED

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Rejecting his plea for relief, the Rajasthan High Court has directed a representative of Skylight Hospitality, a firm linked to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, to appear before Enforcement Directorate (ED) which had summoned him in connection with a controversial land deal in Bikaner. The representative had move the high court challenging the […]

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18 new judges likely to be appointed by next week

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Nearly 18 new judges are likely to be appointed by next week, days after five judges were elevated as chief justices. Sources said files relating to fresh appointments have been cleared at the highest level and may reach Rashtrapati Bhawan in the coming days. While most of the fresh appointments relate to Madras High Court, […]

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Debate on practice of ‘santhara’ continues

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The debate on ‘Santhara’, a Jain ritual of fasting unto death which was held illegal by the Rajasthan High Court, is far from over on the question of whether it is glorified suicide or a religious practice. While ‘Santhara’ was held illegal in August last year by the High Court which made it punishable under […]

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HC rejects bail application of Asaram Bapu

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The Rajasthan High Court today rejected the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing rape charge. This was the ninth regular bail application of Asaram to be rejected. An interim bail plea was rejected by the high court last month. While rejecting the bail application, Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur said since the […]

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Rajasthan HC orders Asaram’s examination by medical board

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The Rajasthan High Court has directed that a medical board be constituted for examining self-styled god-man Asaram who is in jail since August 2013 in a rape case after he sought interim bail on health grounds. The counsel for 74-year-old Asaram, who has been denied bail on seven occasions in the past, submitted that the […]

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Implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products: SC

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the tobacco companies to immediately implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products. The apex court lifted the stay on the Centre’s order for 85 percent warning granted by the Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court. The Supreme Court also transferred all cases challenging the tobacco product warning rule […]

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Ignoring HC warning, Asaram speaks to media

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Warning from the Rajasthan High Court notwithstanding, self-styled godman Asaram, accused of sexual assault on a teenaged girl, talked to the media here even as trial in the case failed to progress today as the investigation officer did not turn up. Despite the high court warning him to keep his mouth shut in front of […]

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Arms Act case against Salman: HC rejects Salman’s plea

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The Rajasthan High Court today rejected actor Salman Khan’s plea against a trial court order allowing four more witnesses in the Arms Act case in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching incident. The examination of these four new witnesses will now begin in the trial court on Monday. “Khan had moved an application in the […]

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CJI expresses concern over piling of pending cases

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Expressing concern over the piling of pending cases before the courts across the country, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Sunday said the relevance of justice lies only in its speedy and free delivery. Drawing a comparison between law and the health services, he said when medical facilities can be provided to people throughout […]

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Bhanwari trial: accused Reshma Bishnoi gets bail

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Jodhpur: Rajasthan High Court on Thursday granted bail to Reshma Ram Bishnoi, an accused in Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case. Reshma, a close aide of main accused Indira Bishnoi, had moved bail application in the High Court, the arguments over which had been completed yesterday, but the court had kept the order reserved. Justice […]

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SC upholds 7-year jail term of man for spying for Pak

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The Supreme Court has upheld the seven years rigorous imprisonment awarded to a man for spying for Pakistan intelligence agency and supplying secret information to it about the Indian military establishment. The court also held that even if police conduct search of a premises in an illegal manner, it would not affect the legality of […]

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Lawyers strike disrupts work in courts

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Here in Rajashtan, all the lawyers and advocate are on strike for the demand of the residential scheme for lawyers and advocates. The one day token strike was observed on call from the State Bar Council and Bar Association that disrupted legal proceeding and hearing of more than 10,000 cases posted for today. The demand […]

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Journalist gets six months jail in defamation case

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A six months imprisonment has been sentenced to a journalist who is Jaipur in a defamation case by the Rajasthan High Court, which also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the owner, editor and a correspondent of the daily. While hearing the contempt petition, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitav Roy and […]

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Mobile phone tower issue: SC to hear telecom cos

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The Supreme Court agreed to hear the plea of telecom companies challenging Rajasthan High Court’s order directing removal of all mobile phone towers which are suspected to have potential health hazards due to radiation. A bench of justices H L Dattu and Ranjan Gogoi issued notice to Rajasthan government and the petitioner on whose plea […]

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High Court directs suspension of additional SP

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The state government has been asked by the Rajasthan High Court on January 16 to suspend an additional superintendent of police for not filing a proper charge sheet in a case of gang rape of a 13-year-old girl. A single judge bench of the court directed IG Bharatpur to initiate action against the ASP in […]

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Raj govt to continue with one pc reservation to SBCs

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Rajasthan government has issued an order saying Special Backward Classes(SBC), including Gujjars, will continue to get one per cent reservation in jobs till the matter is finally decided by the High Court.  The one per cent reservation being given to SBCs in government jobs is out of a total five per cent quota demanded by […]

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Court rejects senior Rajasthan police officer’s bail plea

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Rajasthan High Court Friday rejected the bail application of suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer A. Ponnuchami who was arrested for his alleged involvement in killing of criminal Dara Singh in a staged shoot-out, a lawyer said. Ponnuchami had been arrested May 16 last year after he turned up before the CBI (Central Bureau of […]

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Bhanwari Devi case: Court issues notice to CBI chief, officials

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The Rajasthan High Court Thursday issued show-cause notices to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director and other agency officers on allegations of harassment by a local politician during investigation into the case of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, a lawyer said. The notices were issued to CBI director, a deputy inspector general of police (DIG), a […]

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Supreme Court slams misuse of leniency for minor accused

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No accused should be allowed to wrongly seek leniency under the guise of being a minor, the Supreme Court has said, slamming a trial court for allowing a rape accused to face a court for juvenile delinquents as there was ambiguity over his age in school records. The Supreme Court said the statutory protection provided […]

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