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PMLA – Even If Predicate Offence Is Compromised, Compounded, Quashed, ED’s Investigation Is Not Affected Or Wiped Away: Bombay HC

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  It has to be said before saying anything else that the Bombay High Court has in a 25-page brief, brilliant and balanced judgment titled Babulal Verma v. ED in Criminal Application (APL) No. 201 of 2021 with Criminal Bail Application No. 974 of 2021 delivered just recently on 16 March 2021 has rightly, remarkably […]

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Registration Of Copyright Not Mandatory For Seeking Protection Under Copyright Act: Bombay HC

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  In a recent, remarkable and reasonable judgment titled Sanjay Soya Pvt Ltd v. Narayani Trading Company in Interim Application (L) No. 5011 of 2020 in Commercial IP Suit No. 2 of 2021 delivered just recently on 9 March 2021, the Bombay High Court has held that registration of copyright is not mandatory under the […]

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Non-IPC Offence “Punishable Up To Three Years” Non-Bailable Because It Is Possible To Impose Sentence Of Exact Three Years For Such Offences: Bombay HC

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  In a recent, remarkable and righteous decision titled Piyush Subhashbhai Raniapa vs The State of Maharashtra in Anticipatory Bail Application No. 336 of 2021,  the Bombay High Court has recently on 26th February 2021 in exercise of its criminal appellate jurisdiction has reiterated that non-IPC offences punishable with up to three years of imprisonment will […]

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Refusal To Give Tea Not Sudden Or Grave Provocation: Bombay HC

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  In an enduring, empowering, enlightening, enriching and encouraging judgment for women titled Santosh Mahadev Atkar vs The State of Maharashtra in Criminal Appeal No. 544 of 2019 delivered recently on February 2, 2021, the Bombay High Court has observed that the medieval notion of the wife being the ‘property of the husband to do […]

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Take Precautions To Avoid And Prevent Disclosure Of Rape Victim’s Identity Even Indirectly: Bombay HC

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  It is in the fitness of things that the Bombay High Court Bench at Aurangabad has recently on 19 January 2021 in a learned, latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Sangita v. The State of Maharashtra [Criminal Public Interest Litigation No. 1 of 2016] has issued additional guidelines to restrain print/electronic media as well […]

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Consensual Sex Between Minors A Grey Area Under POCSO Act: Bombay HC

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  It must be acknowledged that in a significant development, the Bombay High Court just recently on February 4, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Arhant Janardan Sunatkari vs The State of Maharashtra (Through Sanpada Police Station) in Criminal Appeal No. 332/2020 with Interim Application No. 1129/2020 while exercising its criminal […]

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Cancerous To The Justice Delivery System If Hostile Witnesses Believe They Are Beyond The Rule Of Law: Bombay HC

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                                 In a recent, righteous and remarkable judgment titled Saraswati vs The State of Maharashtra in Criminal Appeal No. 40 of 2015 that was reserved on 4 January, 2021 and delivered finally on 19 January, 2021, the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court minced no words to hold unequivocally that the courts cannot “turn […]

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Purpose Of Rehabilitative Sentencing Is To Reform The Offender As A Law Abiding Citizen Again: Bombay HC Grants Bail To 20-year-old Boy In POCSO Case

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In a landmark, learned, laudable and latest judgment titled Shubham Suresh Thorat Vs The State Of Maharashtra in Criminal Bail Application (ST) No. 3242 of 2020 decided on 22 December 2020, the Bombay High Court commendably  granted bail to a 20-year-old boy accused under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act observing that the […]

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Instances Of Cheating And Duping Farmers Increasing Everyday, Systems Not Sensitive Towards Problems Faced By Farmers: Bombay HC

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It is most rejoicing, refreshing and rejuvenating to see that the Bombay High Court Bench at Aurangabad in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Mayur Kailashchandra Khandelwal and 2 others vs The State of Maharashtra and Saniya in Criminal Application No. 6327 of 2017 while hearing an application for quashing filed by Jalgaon-based […]

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Bombay HC Quashes BMC’s Demolition Order Against Kangana Ranaut’s Building As ‘Actuated By Malice’: Bombay HC

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As anticipated, the Bombay High Court in Kangana Ranaut’s case titled Ms. Kangana Ranaut vs. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and 4 others in Writ Petition (ST.) No. 3011 of 2020 delivered on November 27, 2020 rose up to the occasion and in a huge respite to eminent Hindi film actress Kangana Ranaut quashed the […]

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NCLT Has No Jurisdiction To Examine Legality Of Action Taken Under MPID Act: Bombay HC

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In a fresh and significant development, the Bombay High Court in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled The State of Maharashtra Through the Deputy Collector & Competent Authority (NSEL) V/s Anil Kohil in Writ Petition No. 3396 of 2019 With Civil Application No. 29 of 2020 delivered recently on 9 November 2020 has pronounced […]

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Bombay HC Allows Muharram Procession Of Only 5 Persons With One Videographer And Only One Tazia To Be Carried In The Entire State

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                          Considering the dangerous, dreaded and deadly corona virus impact especially in Maharashtra and in Bombay in particular, the Bombay High Court most recently on August 28, 2020 in a noteworthy case titled All India Idara-E-Tahafuz-E-Hussainiyat Vs The State of Maharashtra & Ors. […]

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Bombay HC Orders Television Channels Maha Movie And Manoranjan TV To Abstain From Broadcasting Zee Owned Films Jung And Kartavya

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    It has to be stated right at the outset that in a major and significant development, the Bombay High Court in a recent, remarkable and righteous decision titled “Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited Vs Teleone Consumer Product Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.” in exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction in its commercial division delivered […]

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Bombay HC Stays Multiple FIR Against Arnab Goswami

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                                           In a major landslide victory for the media and for the journalists who are rightly considered as the fourth pillar of democracy apart from the executive, legislative and judiciary, the Bombay High Court in a most recently pronounced judgment titled Arnab Ranjan Goswami Vs State of Maharashtra and others in Criminal Writ Petition LD-VC […]

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Maratha quota: Bombay HC likely to hear petitions on Wednesday

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court is likely to take up for hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue of Maratha reservation in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Several petitions were filed in 2014 and 2015 after the then Congress-NCP government granted 16 per cent quota in government jobs and education to the Maratha community. In November 2014, […]

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Maratha quota: Bombay HC likely to hear petitions on Wednesday

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Mumbai:The Bombay High Court is likely to take up for hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue of Maratha reservation in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Several petitions were filed in 2014 and 2015 after the then Congress-NCP government granted 16 per cent quota in government jobs and education to the Maratha community. In November 2014, […]

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