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  • JT 2017 (1) SC 435 20-01-2017
    State of Tripura & Ors. Vs. Nikhil Ranjan Chakraborty & Ors.
    SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS The Tripura Civil Service Rules, 1967 Selection to post of Tripura Civil Service Grade II – Challenge laid as certain additional posts included in feeder posts by amending Rules - Writ petitioners submitted that as selection committee was constituted on 24.11.2011 (before ame..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 439 20-01-2017
    Raj Kumar @ Raju Vs. State (NCT of Delhi)
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Sections 392, 302/34 - Murder - Circumstantial Evidence - Last seen theory - Accused were present in house of deceased on 11.9.1991, a day before her death - PW12 who had seen them in neighbourhood in perplexed state in the morning of 12.9.1991, stated that he saw t..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 404 18-01-2017
    M/s Southern Motors Vs. State of Karnataka And Others
    TRADE TAX / INTERPRETATION Karnataka Value Added Tax Rules, 2005 Rule 3(2)c, First proviso - Interpretation of - Determination of taxable turnover - Deduction of post sale discounts accorded by credit notes - If permissible - As per revenue, on strict interpretation of first proviso to Rule 3(2)c,..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 353 16-01-2017
    Meera Santosh Pal and Ors. Vs. Union of India and Ors.
    Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 Section 3(2)(i) - Constitution of India, Articles 21 and 32 - Medical termination of pregnancy of 24 weeks - According to medical evidence if pregnancy is allowed to run its full course, fetus, which is without a skull, would not be able to survive outsid..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 404 13-01-2017
    Sandeep Singh Vs. Union of India and Ors.
    INCOME TAX Income Tax Act, 1961 Section 245H(1A) - Immunity from prosecution - Immunity to prevail only if conditions of settlement order are complied with and payment is made within time granted - Failure to make payment as per order of settlement (till 31.7.2015) but amount paid before approachi..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 264 12-01-2017
    Union of India and Ors. Vs. K.P. Singh and Anr.
    ARMY SERVICE / PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Res judicata - Tribunal by its order dt. 18-07-2011 in Col. Sehgal’s case while recording absence of denial to applicability of DACP scheme to AMC Cadre, issued directions for its implementation – Order attained finality, with dismissal of civil appeal against it..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 426 11-01-2017
    Common Cause (A Registered Society) and Others Vs. Union of India and Others
    EVIDENCE / INVESTIGATION Evidence Act Section 34 - Admissibility of loose sheets of papers and electronic data, recovered in an income tax raid conducted on Birla and Sahara Group of Companies - Whether on the basis of such material, investigation can be directed against political functionaries ..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 186 11-01-2017
    United Finance Corporation Vs. M.S.M. Haneefa
    LIMITATION Limitation Act Section 134 - Civil Procedure Code, 1908, Order XXI, Rule 95 - Limitation - Application on 30.8.2003 for taking possession of property purchased in Auction sale, held to be barred by limitation, for not being filed within one year of confirmation of sale on 1.6.2002 - ..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 178 10-01-2017
    Saloni Arora Vs. State of NCT of Delhi
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Penal Code, 1860 Section 182 - Criminal Procedure Code, 195 - Initiation of proceedings under Section 182 IPC without following procedure prescribed under Section 195 CrPc, held is void ab initio. It is mandatory to follow the procedure. Daulat Ram relied. ..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 356 09-01-2017
    Baleshwar Mahto & Anr. Vs. State of Bihar & Anr.
    Contrary stand - Case of murder and grievous injuries - Appellants' case that complainant attacked them and they lodged complaint against them, contrary to their stand of complete denial of occurrence in statement under Section 313 CrPC. Held, this was a counter blast. Such defence is against the re..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 399 09-01-2017
    Umesh Manan Vs. State of M.P. Through Special Police Establishment Lokayukta Office
    PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 Sections 7 and 13(1)(d) read with Section 13(2) - Illegal gratification, demanded for providing certified copy of sanctioned map of Complainant-PW1's house - Acquittal reversed by High Court as he was caught red handed - Notes seized ta..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 397 06-01-2017
    State of West Bengal & Ors. Vs. Tuhin Sultan Mallick & Ors.
    Appointments - Tribunal's order of appointment of Respondents, who were qualified to be considered for lower division Assistant, not complied with - Before their turn matured, vacancies got filled up. Held, High Court failed to note that there was no scope for appointment. High Court's direction no..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 180 06-01-2017
    Behram Tejani & Ors. Vs. Azeem Jagani
    PROPERTY Gratuitous licensee - Protection of possession - Plaintiff living with his grandmother at suit property, without having been bequeathed any right therein in testator's will or having any other right independent of the Will - Testator (grandmother's husband) had bequeathed property to his f..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 167 06-01-2017
    Ajay Singh and Anr. and Etc. Vs. State of Chhattisgarh and Anr.
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE / CRIMINAL LAWS Criminal procedure Code, 1973 Sections 353, 354 - Procedure for pronouncing a judgement - Acquittal ordered but no judgement found on record - No dictation of order in open court - Whether declaration of result amounts to a judgement - Requirement to read opera..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 156 06-01-2017
    The State of Telangana Vs. Habib Abdullah Jeelani & Ors.
    Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Sections 482, 438 - Constitution of India, 1950, Article 226 - High Court, while refusing to quash investigation, restraining investigation agency from arresting accused - Whether justified, as order extends privilege of anticipatory bail to the accused - High Court n..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 148 06-01-2017
    Md. Sajjad @ Raju @ Salim Vs. State of West Bengal
    CRIMINAL LAWS Identification of accused - TIP held two and half months after murder and 25 days after arrest - Case rested on identification of accused by PWs 3, 5 and 16 and suspicion expressed by PW8 - None of the witnesses disclosed any features for identification which could have lent some cor..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 144 06-01-2017
    Sri Ganesh Vs. State of Tamil Nadu and Anr.
    JUVENILITY Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 Section 7A - Age determination -Trial court on basis of documentary evidence declared appellant's date of birth as 19.10.1991 and held him to be a juvenile in August 2009, when offence under Section 376 IPC was last committed ..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 366 04-01-2017
    Gautam Jain Vs. Union of India & Anr.
    Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974 Section 5A - Detention order - Principle of severability - Effect of. Held, where detention order is based on several grounds, independent of each other, then even if one ground is found to be non-existing or unsustai..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 297 04-01-2017
    Gopal and Sons (HUF) Vs. CIT Kolkata-XI
    INCOME TAX / HUF Income Tax Act, 1961 Section 2(22)(e), Explanation 3 - Applicability of Section 22(2)(e), which deems certain payments as dividends - Whether loans /advances received by HUF can be deemed as dividend - Submission that it cannot be so treated, as HUF cannot be a registered/ benefi..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 282 04-01-2017
    Vijendra Singh Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh
    CRIMINAL LAWS Identification - Murder case - Plea that witnesses could not have identified accused. Held, is meritless. It was not unusual for PW2 to carry torch with him at night. PWs 2 and 3 identified accused with the help of electric light and torch. No error in the finding of trial court. (Par..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 388 04-01-2017
    M/s Patel Brothers Vs. State of Assam and Ors.
    LIMITATION/VAT Limitation Act, 1963 Sections 5, 4, 12, 29(2) - Assam Value Added Tax Act, 2003, Sections 81(1), 84 - Limitation - Delay of 335 days in filing revision under Section 81 of 2003 Act - No specific provision in section 81 providing for condonation of delay beyond prescribed period of 6..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 13 03-01-2017
    Board of Control for Cricket in India Vs. Cricket Association of Bihar & Ors.
    BCCI Correction in order dt. 02-01-2017 [JT 2017 () SC ] - In place of Mr. Fali S. Nariman, Senior Counsel, Mr. Anil B. Divan, Senior Counsel, to assist Court and recommend names for appointment as members of the committee of administrators in consultation with amicus curiae, Mr. Gopal Subramaniam...
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 193 03-01-2017
    Jairam S/o Nathu Salunke Vs. State of Maharashtra & Anr.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Section 482 - Quashing of criminal proceedings - Obtaining of compensation in land acquisition proceedings by fabricating documents - Plea of Appellant that it was a civil matter as he had taken the land on lease from three persons who had in turn purcha..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 66 03-01-2017
    Delhi Development Authority Vs. Hardwari Lal Rana & Ors.
    LAND ACQUISITION Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 Section 24(2) - Liberty granted to appellant under Section 24(2) to start fresh acquisition proceeding within one year, failing which, appellant to return the land to origina..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 56 03-01-2017
    Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, Patiala Vs. Amandeep Singh & Ors.
    PENSION PEPSU Road Transport Corporation Employees/Pension Gratuity and General Provident Fund Regulations 1992 Pension scheme - Failure to opt for the scheme, whether entitles employee for pension on the ground that notice inviting option was not personally served on him - Pension sc..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 24 03-01-2017
    Kishore Bhadke Vs. State of Maharashtra
    CRIMINAL LAWS Motive - Murder - Circumstantial evidence - Land dispute - Absence of documentary evidence to show land transaction between accused No. 1 and deceased and also of evidence to prove telephone call allegedly made by accused no.1 to deceased on the morning of day of incident, as stated..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 19 02-01-2017
    Harjas Rai Makhija (D) Thr. Lrs. Vs. Pushparani Jain & Anr.
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Decree obtained by playing fraud on court, held is a nullity. Such decree can be challenged anytime in any proceedings. A.V. Papayya Sastry’s case referred. (Para 19) Fraud on court- Mere allegation of non-disclosure of relevant facts and material. Held, is not enough. Bald ..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 14 02-01-2017
    Vitusah Oberoi and Ors. Vs. Court of its Own Motion
    CONTEMPT OF COURT Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 Section 10 - Constitution of India, 1950 Articles 129, 215 - Whether power vested in High Court under Article 215 extends to punishing for contempt of superior court - Appellants punished for publishing Article maligning former CJI and tending to lowe..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 51 02-01-2017
    Allahabad Bank & Ors. Vs. Krishna Narayan Tewari
    SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS / PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Jurisdiction of High Court - Termination order - Interference by High Court, when justified. Held writ court is slow in interfering with the findings of facts recorded by Departmental Authority on the basis of evidence available on record. But when findi..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 67 02-01-2017
    Krishna Kumar Singh & Anr. Vs. State of Bihar & Ors.
    ORDINANCE Re-promulgation Constitution of India, 1950 Article 213(2) - The Bihar Non-Government Sanskrit Schools (Taking Over of Management and Control) Ordinance, 1989 - Seven times Successive Re-promulgation of the ordinance by Governor - Validity - None of the Ordinances ever placed before Bih..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 443 02-01-2017
    Imtiyaz Ahmad Vs. State of U.P. & Ors.
    DELAY Constitution of India Articles 136, 21 - “Delay and arrears” of case in trial court - Observations made with reference to various Law Commission Reports and All India Judges Association case pointing out deficit strength of judges - Brij Mohan Lal also referred - Issues of speedy disposal, c..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 1 02-01-2017
    Board of Control for Cricket in India Vs. Cricket Association of Bihar & Ors.
    BCCI CONTEMPT OF COURT Expulsion of President and secretary of BCCI - Non-compliance of Apex Court’s order dt. 18.7.2016, accepting Justice Lodha Committee's recommendations, despite sufficient time being given - Though plea that appointment of a nominee of CAG would amount to governmental interfer..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 196 02-01-2017
    Abhiram Singh Vs. C.D. Commachen (Dead) By Lrs. & Ors.
    ELECTIONS / INTERPRETATION Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951 Section 123(3) [amended] - Purpose of amendment, held was to (a) curb communal and separatist tendencies (b) widen scope of corrupt practice in sub-section (3) and (c) provide for a new corrupt practice as in sub-clause (b) of clau..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 381 02-01-2017
    Yash Pal & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.
    SERVICE LAW Regularisation Constitution of India, Articles 14, 16 and 32 - Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007, Section 3(o) - Petitioners engaged as porters in Indian Army as casual daily wage employees in hazardous border areas - Nature of job seasonal - Plea for regularisation, due to long years of..
  • JT 2017 (1) SC 388 02-01-2017
    Lucknow Development Authority Vs. Mazhar Khan @ Pappu And Ors.
    Vide Interim order, High Court, taking note of pendency of civil suit and other applications, clarifying that possession of property is with respondents and same shall not be disturbed - Submission of Appellant authority that possession has long been with them and not respondents. Held, status quo t..