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| SC sends Amit Sibal's defamation case against Delhi CM to Delhi HC | SC refuses to accept rejection of collegium recommendations |  SC: situation could be serious post-demonetisation | Punjab State Law scrapping water sharing agreements with other states, held unconstitutional by SC  | SC panel recommends legal recognition of Sex workers | SC allows BCCI to spend on Rajkot tests | Despite SC ban, sale of acid over the counter, continues  | Voter has fundamental right to know about qualifications of candidate | SC directs MLAs to clean Delhi Garbage  | SC curbs BCCI's financial powers | Bail granted to RJD MP shahabuddin cancelled by SC  | Conviction of Former Director General of Police, SPS Rathore for molesting minor girl Ruchika, upheld by SC   |

Karnataka to give 6000 cusecs of water to TN till 27th Sept. : SC 

| Supreme Court reduces quantum of Cauvery water to be released by Karnataka  | Sc lifts ban on CBI investigation in Bulandhshahr gangrape case  | SC refuses to stay HC's verdict declaring LG as the administrative head of National Capital territory  | SC scraps acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres of land in West Bengal’s Singur for Tata Motors’ Nano car project,  |

Review Petition of Telangana for division of assets rejected by SC 

| Govt willing to remove cap on appointment of lawyers as SC judges | Five-judge bench to examine if Supreme Court comes under RTI | Supreme Court panel requests Australian authority for sale of PACL properties | Unitech tells SC it does'nt have funds to refund home buyers  | Ban on registration of large diesel cars lifted, 1% environment cess imposed | Tengpora killings: Contempt proceedings against top cops stayed by SC  | States to consider life imprisonment for milk adulteration | Defamation cases cannot be filed against political opponents for criticism : SC to Jayalalithaa  | SC issues guidelines for selection of Trial Court Judges  | Tradition cannot justify Jallikattu : SC | SC directs Maharashtra government to set up a medical board to examine an alleged rape victim who wants to abort her 24-weeks-old 'abnormal' fetus.  | Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching case by Rajasthan HC  | Congress Rule in Arunachal Pradesh restored :SC | SC refers LGBT Celebs Plea against Section 377 to Constitution Bench  | SC says it will examine if Triple Talaq is violative of Fundamental Rights    | Minor in Mercedes hit and run case to be tried as adult | Ordinance signed partially over-turning SC order on NEET | Petitions challenging Constitutional validity of sections 499 and 500 IPC, dismissed by SC | No call drops compensation  | SC : Students who appeared in NEET 1 can sit in NEET 2 | Bombay High orders Adarsh Housing Society building's demolition  | SC clears common medical entrance test NEET | 2013 SC judgement on Common Medical Entrance Test recalled | Vijay Mallya directed to disclose assets by 21st April. | President Rule in Uttarakhand stayed, floor test ordered  | Photos of CM, Ministers and Governor, allowed in Govt. Ads | EPF Tax Proposal rolled back | SC asks BCCI as to why ministers need to be involved in cricket related matters | PIL for making Intelligence Agencies accountable, dismissed as getting into the domain of intellgence a threat to national security | Supreme Court tells AAP to resolve issue instead of approaching Court every time  | Wife's letter threatening divorce held to be an act of cruelty by Delhi High Court  | Army's command and exit policy upheld by Supreme Court  | SCBA president Mr. Dushyant Dave resigns  | Madras High Court Judge stays SC transfer order, plans to file FIR against SC judges | Supreme Court's decision to take up the matter relating to marriage and divorce rights of Muslim women, receives opposition from Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind. | SC refers 377 IPC petitions to 5 judge Bench | Supreme Court recalls notice to AP's Governor, calling it a mistake and conceding that he enjoys immunity for acts done in official capacity | Passive Euthanasia, Supreme Court to hear Petitions | Supreme Court recalls its December 2015 verdict appointing retired Allahabad high court judge as UP Lokayukta, to appoint former HC judge Sanjay Misra in his place |

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  • JT 2017 (4) SC 425 25-04-2017
    B.N. Srivastava Vs. CBI, EOU-IV, New Delhi
    BAIL Conditional bail - Grant of – Condition of depositing Rs. 50 lacs, stayed in interim order by High Court, subject to depositing Rs 10 lac within one month from the date of order – Appellant deposited Rs. 10 lac – High Court finally dismissed the challenge – Justification - Two co-accused were ..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 429 25-04-2017
    Chander Sharma @ Kaku And Anr. Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Anr.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Section 406 - Transfer petition - Transfer sought on the ground of threat to life – Lawyer association of state decided not to take petitioner’s case or allow an outside counsel to defend – Agitation against petitioners. Held, court has appointed counsel..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 478 24-04-2017
    State of Haryana Vs. Bira @ Bhira
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder – Vivid description by Wife (PW8 -an injured eye witness) as to how three accused came and attacked her husband - Conviction of two accused maintained but that of accused ';B' reversed - Justification. Held, deceased was an accused in murder of father of accused 'S', but was a..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 24-04-2017
    Raj Talreja Vs. Kavita Talreja
    Hindu Marriage Act 1955 Cruelty - Mere filing of complaints by wife against husband, whether amounts to cruelty. Held, no, if there are justifiable reasons to file the complaints. Merely because no action is taken on the complaint or after trial accused is acquitted, may not be a ground to treat s..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 24-04-2017
    J. Balaji Singh Vs. Diwakar Cole & Ors.
    Civil Procedure Code, 1908 Order 41, Rule 27 - Adducing of additional evidence, allowed by First appellate court - Additional evidence found to be material and necessary for adjudication of dispute - Reasons for not filing it before Trial Court, found acceptable. Held, High Court erred in reversin..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 487 21-04-2017
    Deepak Chandratan Pareek Vs. Union of India Through CBI
    BAIL Bail - Direction to deposit Rs. 2 Cr. as a condition for bail, challenged. Held, condition is onerous. Direction given to deposit Rs. 1 Cr. as fixed deposit STDRs obtained from nationalized bank. In all other respects, judgement and order of High Court sustained...
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 392 21-04-2017
    M/s. Vedanta Limited (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Limited and successor in interest of erstwhile Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd.) Vs. M/s. Emirates Trading Agency LLC
    CONTRACT Contract Act, 1872 Section 7 - Concluded contract – Existence of, challenged – Specific plea of appellant in Review application that draft agreement dt. 26.10.2007 for supply of goods was merely a communication of a proposal, not considered by High Court – Appellant had submitted a count..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 396 21-04-2017
    Hill View Colony & Ors. Vs. State of Nagaland & Ors.
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Writ petition – Appellants, not parties to original writ petition, became parties in appeal after being granted leave by Appellate Court - Division Bench dismissed the appeal and affirmed the order of Single Judge – Justification. Held, Writ Court decided the writ petition wi..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 400 21-04-2017
    Fazar Ali & Ors. Vs. State of Assam
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder – Non-mentioning of names of accused in FIR - FIR mentioning names of only five accused – Whether other 7 accused who were not named, could not be convicted. Held, no. FIR not only mentioned names of five accused but also stated that seven other accused were present at the cri..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 407 21-04-2017
    Kanakarajan @ Kanakan Vs. State of Kerala
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder - Unnatural conduct of eye-witness PW2, a cousin of deceased - PW2 got injured while saving deceased - He carried deceased to hospital at Palakkad in jeep but did not accompany when he was shifted to hospital at Thrissur, where on the way he expired – After getting the news of..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 398 21-04-2017
    Municipal Board, Sumerpur Vs. Kundanmal & Ors.
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Writ Petition - Dismissal in limine by both writ Court and Appellate Court – Neither factual controversy nor submissions of appellant, dealt with - Issues in the context of relevant provisions of the Act not examined - No reasons given. Held, in order to appreciate the factu..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 508 20-04-2017
    The State of Bihar & Anr. Vs. Amit Kumar @ Bacha Rai
    BAIL Grant of bail - Respondent accused of economic offences of huge magnitude and of tampering with answer sheets by illegal means and interfering with examination system to secure top ranks for his daughter and others - High Court mechanically granting bail without giving reasons - In a raid,..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 315 19-04-2017
    Mahindra Vs. Sajjan Galpha Rankhamb & Ors.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Section 302/34 - Murder - Non examination of material witness - 'S' in whose field murder took place, not examined – ‘C’ to whom PW3 (alleged eye-witness) informed about the incident, also not examined – PW3 and respondents were not on good terms. Held non-examinati..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 321 19-04-2017
    Kalyan Dey Chowdhury Vs. Rita Dey Chowdhury Nee Nandy
    MAINTENANCE Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 Section 25(2) - Maintenance – High Court enhanced maintenance from Rs.16000/- to Rs. 23,000/- pm - Justification. Held, as per decision in Dr. Kulbhushan Kumar’s case, 20% of husband's net salary would be just to be awarded as maintenance to wife. Since husban..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 338 19-04-2017
    Indus Mobile Distribution Private Limited Vs. Datawind Innovations Private Limited & Ors.
    ARBITRATION Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Sections 20, 2(1)e - Juridical seat - No cause of action arose at Mumbai - Whether courts at mumbai had no jurisdiction even though seat was at Mumbai and Clause 19 of agreement states that jurisdiction exclusively vests in Mumbai courts. Held, desi..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 349 18-04-2017
    Velayudhan & Ors. Vs. Mohammedkutty & Ors.
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Civil Procedure Code, 1908 Section 100 - Substantial question of law framed on the assumption that suit was for grant of permanent injunction simpliciter - Use of expression "or from doing anything detrimental to the title and possession of the plaintiffs" in prayer clause, sh..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 351 18-04-2017
    The Commissioner of Income Tax, Ahmedabad Vs. Equinox Solution Pvt. Ltd.
    CAPITAL GAINS Income Tax Act, 1961 Sections 50(2), 48 - Short term capital gain and long term capital gain - Sale of entire running business in one go with assets and liabilities at slump price - Claim of deduction under Section 48(2) rejected by assessing officer on the ground that being short..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 330 18-04-2017
    M/s Unichem Laboratories Ltd. Vs. Rani Devi & Anr.
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE / SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS / EVICTION The Uttar Pradesh Industrial Housing Act, 1955 Sections 13, 21 (deleted w.e.f. 28.04.1972), 22 and 28 - Small Cause Courts Act, sections 23 and 25 – Civil Procedure Code, 1908, section 9 – Jurisdiction of Civil Court to try eviction cases ar..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 17-04-2017
    The Special Agricultural Produce Market Committee For Fruits and Vegetables Vs. N. Krishnappa and others etc.
    LAND ACQUISITION Land Acquisition Act, 1894 Sections 4(1), 5A and 6(1) - Land Acquisition for public purpose suffered from statutory non-compliance – Single Judge, High Court found statutory non-compliance under Section 4(1) and improper consideration of objections under Section 5A - Division Benc..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 390 17-04-2017
    The Special Agricultural Produce Market Committee For Fruits and Vegetables Vs. N. Krishnappa and others etc.
    LAND ACQUISITION Land Acquisition Act, 1894 Sections 4(1), 5A and 6(1) - Land Acquisition for public purpose, suffered from statutory non-compliance – Single Judge, High Court found statutory non-compliance under Section 4(1) and improper consideration of objections under Section 5A - Division Ben..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 364 13-04-2017
    Sudha Renukaiah & Ors. Vs. State of A.P.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder – Non-examination of doctor to prove that injured PW5 was shifted from hospital at Ponnur to hospital at Guntur - No record available to prove this - Whether evidence of PW5 should be discarded as was done by Trial court. Held, no. Non-examination of doctor is insignificant as ..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 379 13-04-2017
    M/s Akriti Land Con Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Krishna Bhargava & Ors. etc. etc.
    INJUNCTION Temporary injunction - After original owner died intestate, some family members sold property to appellant-defendant - Plaintiff, a family member, filed suit for declaration of title over suit property, partition and cancellation of sale deeds - Two applications filed for temporary injun..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 13-04-2017
    Sudha Renukaiah & Ors. Vs. State of A.P.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder – Non-examination of doctor to prove that injured PW5 was shifted from hospital at Ponnur to hospital at Guntur - No record available to prove this - Whether evidence of PW5 should be discarded as was done by Trial court. Held, no. Non-examination of doctor is insignificant as ..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 13-04-2017
    M/s Akriti Land Con Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Krishna Bhargava & Ors. etc. etc.
    INJUNCTION Temporary injunction - After original owner died intestate, some family members sold property to appellant-defendant - Plaintiff, a family member, filed suit for declaration of title over suit property, partition and cancellation of sale deeds - Two applications filed for temporary injun..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 12-04-2017
    Anil Kumar Dadurao Dhekle Vs. Rukhiben and Ors.
    EVICTION Bombay Rents, Hotel and Lodging House Rates Control Act, 1947 Sections 12(3)(a) & (b) - Monthly tenancy or yearly tenancy - Both First Appellate Court and High Court held tenancy to be yearly tenancy and case to be covered under Section 12(3)(b) - Both failed to notice rental receipt [Ex...
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 381 12-04-2017
    Anil Kumar Dadurao Dhekle Vs. Rukhiben and Ors.
    EVICTION Bombay Rents, Hotel and Lodging House Rates Control Act, 1947 Section 12(3)(a) & (b) - Monthly tenancy or yearly tenancy - Both First Appellate Court and High Court held tenancy to be yearly tenancy and case to be covered under Section 12(3)(b) - Both failed to notice rental receipt [Ex.2..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 325 11-04-2017
    State of Rajasthan Vs. Ramanand
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Sections 302, 201 – Murder of wife & daughter - Husband acquitted by High Court under Sections 302 and 201 but convicted under section 306 for abetment to suicide – Husband had alleged suicide by burning but medical evidence showed death by strangulation and not burn..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 1 11.04.2017
    Roopendra Singh Vs. State of Tripura & Anr.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Sections 378(4), 372 - Acquittal under Sections 342, 376(2)(b), 506 IPC - Appeal by victim under Section 372 CrPC against acquittal - Whether could be filed only upon grant of leave by High Court under Section 378(4) as was held in Satya Pal's case - Acc..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 6 10-04-2017
    Surain Singh Vs. The State of Punjab
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Section 302 or 304 Part II, Section 300, Exception 4 - Sudden fight - Murder - Scuffle ensued in court premises as appellant objected to presence of a member of opposite side - He took out a small kirpan and started giving blows, causing death - Whether case falls un..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 353 10-04-2017
    Mrs. Hema Khattar Vs. Anr. v. Shiv Khera
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Civil Procedure Code, 1908 Order II, Rules 3, 6, Order I Rule 1 - Misjoinder of parties and cause of action - Respondent appointed arbitrator to claim damages from appellant no.1 under agreement dated 6.6.2009 for poor construction work - According to appellants said agreement..
  • JT 2017 (3) SC 620 07-04-2017
    State of Maharashtra Vs. Nisar Ramzan Sayyed
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Section 302 - Evidence Act, 1872, Section 32(1) - Dowry death – Three written and three oral dying declarations, consistently stated that accused poured kerosene oil and put pregnant deceased on fire and also threw their son on her burning body – Further stated abou..
  • JT 2017 (3) SC 627 06-04-2017
    Ram Nath Sao @ Ram Nath Sahu Since Deceased Thr. L. RS. & Ors. Vs. Goberdhan Sao Since Deceased Thr. LRS. & Ors.
    HINDU SUCCESSION Hindu Women's Rights to Property Act, 1937 Section 3(2) - Joint Hindu Family property - Share of widow of deceased Hindu. Held, under 1937 Act, upon death of a deceased Hindu, widow became entitled to a share in joint family property. However said share remained undetermined till..
  • JT 2017 (3) SC 596 06-04-2017
    Ajitsinh Arjunsinh Gohil Vs. Bar Council of Gujarat and Anr.
    ADVOCATES Advocates Act, 1961 Sections 36B(1), 36(2) - Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India (BCI) – Power to remand - On failure of State Bar Council to complete disciplinary enquiry against delinquent (appellant), matter transferred to BCI as per mandate of Section 36B(1) - Whether BCI h..
  • JT 2017 (3) SC 608 06-04-2017
    Dr. Sou Jayshree Ujwal Ingole Vs. State of Maharashtra & Anr.
    MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE Penal Code, 1860 Section 304A - Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 482 - Whether appellant, a surgeon on call, was negligent in leaving hospital with a note that a physician be called for the patient - Patient (deceased) had met with an accident and needed special attention ..
  • JT 2017 (3) SC 613 06.04.2017
    Devendra Nath Srivastava Vs. State of U.P.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder of wife - Recovery of brick at the instance of accused - Letters written by deceased to her father as proved by PW5, show that accused used to beat deceased in drunken condition - A litigation between the two for conjugal rights had ended in compromise - On day of incidence al..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 430 05-04-2017
    Hari Shankar Shukla Vs. State of U.P.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Criminal Procedure Code [2009 Amendment] Section 372 - Right to appeal - Whether injured eye-witness PW-3, (mother of deceased) having not filed an appeal against Trial Court's judgement of acquittal delivered in 1995, cannot be heard at all. Held, plea is technical. It is only by th..
  • JT 2017 (4) SC 426 03-04-2017
    Mukesh & Anr. Vs. State of Bihar & Ors.
    SERVICE AND LABOUR LAWS Compassionate appointment - Whether can be sought as a matter of legal right. Held, no. (Para 2) Bihar Panchayat Primary Teacher (Employment and Service Conditions) Rules, 2006 [w.e.f. 1.7.2006] Rule 10 - Compassionate appointments on fixed pay - Competent authority re..
  • JT 2017 (3) SC 549 03-04-2017
    Orissa Olympic Association Th. General Secretary Vs. State of Orissa & Anr.
    ENCROACHMENT Government land encroachment - Suit property consisting of 0.705 decimals including “Kalyan Mandap” and 23 shops claimed as land leased out to Appellant by State - It was alleged that 6.520 decimals of Sabik plot no. 139 was leased out and that during Hal Settlement, area of .705 decim..