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  • JT 2016 (11) SC 443 05-12-2016
    Maharao Bhim Singh of Kota Thr. Maharao Brij Raj Singh, Kota Vs. Commissioner of Income-tax, Rajasthan-II, Jaipur
    INCOME TAX Income Tax Act, 1961 Sections 10(19A), 23 - Wealth Tax Act, section 5(iii) - Exemption from income tax on residential palace of Ruler (official residence) under Section 10(19A) - Whether would not apply to portion which has been let out and would be confined to the portion which is in a..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 432 02-12-2016
    Gurcharan Singh Vs. State of Punjab
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Section 306 - Abetment of suicide - Suicide by deceased and her two daughters, on being deprived of husband’s share in family property - Husband had left them two years ago and had gone missing - Deceased had never filed any complaint or suit to claim her husband's s..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 425 02-12-2016
    Gurpal Singh Vs. State of Punjab
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Sections 302, 307 - Murder of ‘J’ and injuries to ‘L’ - Land dispute - Account of eye-witnesses cogent and reliable - Their deposition about place of occurrence, supported by site plan prepared by I.O. - 12 bore DBBL gun loaded with two live cartridges used for the ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 345 30-11-2016
    Mukarrab Etc. Vs. State of U.P.
    JUVENILE JUSTICE Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 Juvenile Justice Rules, 2007, Rule 12 - Claim of juvenility - Ossification test - Reliability, when examinee is over 30 years of age - On ossification test, doctor opining accused's age to be between 35 to 40 years as on..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 361 29-11-2016
    Ravindra Ramchandra Waghmare Vs. Indore Municipal Corporation & Ors.
    TOWN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Constitutional Validity of Sections 305 and 306 Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 Sections 305 and 306 - Constitution of India, 1950, Article 14 - Validity of Sections 305 and 306, challenged as violative of Article 14, being discriminatory and arbitrary ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 324 29-11-2016
    Dokiseela Ramulu Vs. Sri Sangameswara Swamy Varu and others
    LAND LAWS Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Estates (Abolition And Conversion Into Ryotwari) Act, 1948 Sections 3 and 11 - Andhra Pradesh Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions & Endowments Act, 1987, section 82 – Appellant and his forefathers were cultivating tenants in a village which was declar..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 29-11-2016
    Bindeshwari Chaudhary Vs. State of Bihar & Ors.
    SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS Bihar Pension Rules Rule 43(b) read with Rule 139 - Misconduct - Acceptance of forged bank guarantee and payment of unsecured advance to contractor - On writ, suspension order quashed and departmental enquiry against appellant dropped - In CBI enquiry, charge-sheet filed but ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 336 28-11-2016
    Dilbagh Singh Vs. State of Punjab
    Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 Seizure of contraband - Sample properly sealed and sent to FSL - As per chemical examiner's certificate, seal of samples was intact and same tallied with specimen seals, ruling out possibility of tampering - Evidence of PW 4, ASI and PW5, head co..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 342 28-11-2016
    Ram Autar & Ors. Vs. State of U.P.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Penal Code, 1860 Sections 304 Part I, 302, 147, 148, 149 - Murder - Sudden fight - Deceased's cattle strayed into appellants' field and destroyed crops - In the afternoon, bickering started between the parties - Deceased contributed by escalating tension - Accused jointly unleashed a..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 251 25-11-2016
    UCO Bank And Anr. Vs. Dipak Debbarma & Ors.
    CONSTITUTION Constitution of India, 1950 Article 254(1), 254(2) proviso, List III, Seventh Schedule - Repugnancy between Central and State enactments in relation to any field of Entry in Concurrent List i.e. List III. In such case, as per Article 254(1), Central law will prevail, subject to provis..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 294 25-11-2016
    Anjan Dasgupta Vs. The State of West Bengal & Ors.
    CRIMINAL LAWS Ante-timed FIR - Submission that FIR was lodged after inquest report, which was prepared at 22:35 Hrs. Held, cannot be accepted. I.O. had dictated the inquest report at 22.35 Hrs wherein case number was mentioned. Thus it proves that FIR was registered before the inquest report was pr..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 261 24-11-2016
    State of Bihar Vs. Rajballav Prasad @ Rajballav Pd. Yadav @ Rajballabh Yadav
    BAIL Grant of bail - Allegation by State that bail application having been dismissed by a particular judge of High Court on 27.7.2016, second application should have been listed before same judge, but it was taken up by Chief Justice (CJ) - First bail application was not decided on merit but was di..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 188 23-11-2016
    Amarsang Nathaji as Himself and as Karta and Manager Vs. Hardik Harshadbhai Patel and Others
    CRIMINAL LAWS Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Section 340 - Penal Code, 1860, Sections 193 to 196, 199, 200, 205 to 211 and 228 - Procedure prescribed under Section 340 CrPc for offences referred in section 195 CrPC - Contradictory stand taken by appellant - High Court directing Registrar (Judicial)..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 227 23-11-2016
    Golla Rajanna Etc. Etc. Vs. The Divisional Manager And Another, Etc. Etc.
    SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 Section 30(1) - Appeal - Scope of - Substantial question of law - Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner returned a finding on nature of injury and percentage of disability - High Court re-appreciated the evidence and recorded its own finding on ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 232 22-11-2016
    Ramesh and Others Vs. State of Haryana
    CRIMINAL LAWS Appeal against acquittal - Scope of interference in an appeal against acquittal, held, is narrow than the scope of interference in an appeal against conviction. Presumption of innocence gets fortified by an order of acquittal. Though High Court has power to re-appreciate the entire ev..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 276 21-11-2016
    State of U.P. and Ors. Vs. All U.P. Consumer Protection Bar Association
    CONSUMER PROTECTION Consumer Protection Act, 1986 Section 24B - Absence of clarity on exercise of administrative and disciplinary control - Clause (iii) of Section 24B(1) confers power of administrative control on National Commission to generally oversee functioning of State Commission and distric..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 147 21-11-2016
    Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Dhanbad Vs. Employers in Relation to Management of Kenduadih Colliery of M/s BCCL & Ors.
    SERVICE & LABOUR Regularisation - Tribunal vide its award directing absorption of 88 workmen - High Court modifying the award by directing that as and when management intends to employ regular workmen, it shall grant preference to these workmen - Said judgement attained finality - No vacancy arose ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 194 21-11-2016
    Harpal Singh @ Chhota Vs. State of Punjab
    CRIMINAL LAWS Kidnapping for ransom - Omission to name appellant 'H' in statement made under Sections 161 and 164 CrPc by victim - However his version in statements under Sections 161 and 164 CrPC found cogent, trustworthy and acceptable on all counts and remained unshaken during cross-examination..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 177 21-11-2016
    Lok Prahari Thr. its Gnrl. Secy, S.N. Shukla Vs. State of U.P. and Ors.
    CONSTITUTION Constitution of India, 1950 Article 243ZD, Part IXA - U.P. District Planning Committee Act, 1999 – Vidhayak Nidhi Scheme - Constitutionality validity of, challenged as it provides for annual budgetary grants to MLA/ MLCs for facilitating development work - Constitutional validity of s..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 147 21-11-2016
    Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Dhanbad Vs. Employers in Relation to Management of Kenduadih Colliery of M/s BCCL & Ors.
    SERVICE & LABOUR Regularisation - Tribunal vide its award directing absorption of 88 workmen - High Court modifying the award by directing that as and when management intends to employ regular workmen, it shall grant preference to these workmen - Said judgement attained finality - No vacancy arose ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 126 18-11-2016
    H.P. State Electricity Board Ltd. Vs. Mahesh Dahiya
    SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS Principles of Natural justice - Violation of - Allegedly inquiry officer did not consider defence witness and found delinquent guilty of charges of unauthorised absence and disobedience of seniors. Held inquiry report specifically takes note of the entire statement of defence ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 138 18-11-2016
    Baijnath & Others Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh
    CRIMINAL LAWS Evidence Act, 1872 Section 113B - Penal Code, 1860, Sections 304B and 498A - Presumption under Section 113B, when can be invoked. Held, to invoke the presumption prosecution has to prove that deceased lady was subjected to cruelty or harassment for or in connection with dowry demand ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 172 18-11-2016
    President/Secretary, J.K. Synthetics Mazdoor Union (CITU), Indira Gandhi Nagar, Kota & Ors. Vs. Arfat Petrochemicals Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.
    SICK INDUSTRIES Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 Section 22A - Jurisdiction of BIFR - Respondent no.1 entered into MoU with Respondent no.2 for purchase of sick unit - AAIFR sanctioned scheme for transfer of unit and directed BIFR to monitor - On noticing insufficiency of s..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 151 17-11-2016
    P.M. Abubakar Vs. State of Karnataka and Ors.
    COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES / PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Karnataka Cooperative Societies Act, 1959 Sections 89A and 106 - Karnataka Cooperative Societies Rules, Rule 38 -Jurisdiction of Deputy Registrar to entertain appeal against confirmation of auction sale - Award passed by Joint Registrar Co-operative Soc..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 66 16-11-2016
    Vinesh kumar Mavjibhai Parmar Vs. Dethali Gopalak Vividh Karyakari Sahakari Mandali Ltd. And Ors.
    ELECTIONS OF AGRICULTURAL MARKET COMMITTEE Gujarat Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1963 Section 11(1) - Gujarat Co-operative Societies Act, 1961, Sections 107, 108(2) and 110 - Elections of agricultural market committee - Whether members of Managing Committees of co-operative societies dispensi..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 15-11-2016
    Ananthesh Bhakta Represented By Mother Usha A. Bhakta & Ors. Vs. Nayana S. Bhakta & Ors.
    ARBITRATION Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Section 8(2) - Non-filing of original arbitration agreement or duly certified copy thereof along with application seeking reference to arbitration – Whether application should be ‘entertained’- Meaning of word ‘entertained’, whether means initiation..
  • JT 2016 (10) SC 10 15-11-2016
    State of Uttar Pradesh and others Vs. Dhirendra Pal Singh
    SERVICE & LABOUR LAWS UP Civil Service Regulations Article 351A - Misconduct - Holding up of 30% gratuity and pension by appellants on the ground that discrepancy was found in stock and enquiry was in progress against respondent - Direction issued to recover Rs. 7,26,589/- from him - High Court al..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 30 15-11-2016
    IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd. Vs. Hubtown Ltd.
    PRACTICE & PROCEDURE Civil Procedure Code, 1908 Order XXXVII, Rule 3 [as amended in 1976] - Leave to defend - Summary suit - Whether triable issue having been raised, defendant should be granted leave to defend unconditionally as mentioned in Mechelec's case. Held, Principles stated in Mechelec's ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 1 11-11-2016
    Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd. Vs. Federation of NOIDA Residents Welfare Association & Ors.
    IRREPARABLE LOSS / PIL DND Flyover toll waiver - Prayer to stay the High Court's order as irreparable loss would be caused to petitioner, cost of project having not been recovered. Held, prayer is rejected as it would be impossible to repay lakhs of users, in case petitioner's SLP is dismissed. How..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 62 11-11-2016
    Managing Director, U.P. Rajya Sahakari Krishi Evam Gramya Vikas Bank Ltd. & Anr. Vs. Subhash Chandra Awasthi & Anr.
    SERVICE AND LABOUR LAW Compensation - Relying upon Assistant Engineer, Rajasthan Development Corpn. v. Gitam Singh's case, Rs. 75,000/- to be paid as just and reasonable compensation, in full and final settlement. In case, amount is not acceptable to respondent, he may approach the court. ..
  • JT 2016 (10) SC 638 10-11-2016
    “In Re: The Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004” Vs. .
    INTER-STATE WATER DISPUTES Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004 Inter State Water Disputes Act, 1956, Section 14 - Punjab Reorganization Act, 1966, Section 78 - Constitution of India, Article 143(1) - Ravi-Beas water agreement - Termination of - Reference to examine validity of Punjab Act, 20..
  • JT 2016 (10) SC 590 09-11-2016
    V. Lavanya & Ors. Vs. State of Tamil Nadu Represented By Its Principal Secretary & Ors.
    EDUCATION / SERVICE & LABOUR Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 Section 23(2) - NCTE Guidelines, Clause 9 - Constitution of India, 1950, Articles 14, 15, 16(4), 335 - Power to give relaxation in qualifying marks in TET examination to reserved category candidates - Whether..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 52 09-11-2016
    Mahavir Singh Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh
    CRIMINAL LAWS Appeal against acquittal - Power of appellate court. Held though appellate court has ample power to re-appreciate and reconsider evidence but it can interference with acquittal only when there are compelling reasons. No strait jacket formula can be laid down. It depends upon facts and..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 80 09-11-2016
    Madhuri Ghosh & Anr. Vs. Debobroto Dutta & Anr.
    SUCCESSION LAW Hindu Succession Act, 1956 Section 14(1) - Life interest - Vide Will dated 21.1.2000, testator bequeathed his house to his wife and daughter jointly and further stated that after death of wife and daughter , property will go to his grandson - Whether only a life interest was create..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 76 08-11-2016
    Bhupinder Singh Bawa Vs. Asha Devi
    EVICTION Delhi Rent Control Act, 1958 Section 14(1)e - Eviction - Bona fide requirement of premises by landlady's son for running business of sanitary and hardware - Appellant-tenant's plea that need was not bona fide as landlady's son was working as director in family company and her husband was ..
  • JT 2016 (10) SC 526 08-11-2016
    Nathiya Vs. State Rep. By Inspector of Police, Bagayam Police Station, Vellore
    CRIMINAL LAWS Murder - Circumstantial evidence - Illicit relationship between appellants - Whether an incriminating factor - Some evidence suggestive of such alliance at relevant time. Held it cannot be accepted as an incriminating factor to deduce their culpability qua the charge of murder of dece..
  • JT 2016 (10) SC 552 08-11-2016
    Commercial Tax Officer & Ors. Vs. State Bank of India & Anr.
    PURCHASE TAX Bengal Finance (Sales Tax) Act, 1941 Whether Replenishment licences or Exim Scrips are 'goods' - Vikas Sales Corporation's case held that Replenishment licences, features of which are identical to Exim Scrips, were 'goods' - Said decision placed heavy reliance on H. Anraj's case whic..
  • JT 2016 (10) SC 570 08-11-2016
    Voluntary Health Association of Punjab Vs. Union of India and Others
    Civil Appeal No. 575 of 2014 Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 Sections 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 16A and 17, 17A - Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Rules, 1996, Rule 18A - Increase of female ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 5 08-11-2016
    State Bank of Patiala Vs. Mukesh Jain & Anr.
    DEBT RECOVERY Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 Sections 13, 17, 34 - Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993, Section 1(4) - Jurisdiction of civil court vis-a-vis Debt Recovery Tribunal - Proceedings un..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 167 08-11-2016
    M/s Oasis Dealcom Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Khazana Dealcomm Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.
    AUCTION SALE Material irregularities in Auction sale - Default in repayment of bank loan - Demand notice issued and Bank took symbolic possession of property - On challenge, DRT directed borrowers to deposit Rs. 15 lacs and bank to maintain status quo - High Court modified that order to the extent ..
  • JT 2016 (11) SC 428 08-11-2016
    M/s Welspun Projects Ltd. (Formerly known as M/s MSK Projects India Ltd.) Vs. Director, State Transport, Punjab & Anr.
    MUNICIPAL TAXES Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976 Sections 2(35), 97(2), 157(1) – Liability to pay House tax, whether is of the actual owner i.e. State Transport Authorities or of the lessee (appellant company) - A concession agreement was entered into between State Govt. and appellant-compan..