The Supreme Court reviewed a petition and directed the police not to abuse during brothel raids against consenting sex workers, as it is not illegal. In a major judgment, the SC bench directed police to treat sex workers with dignity and provide them equal rights, like any citizen under the constitution. Considering the abusive attitude of police, SC said, "The police must refrain from interfering or taking any criminal action."
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The Election Commission of India will take action against registered unrecognized political parties in Tamil Nadu, for non-compliance with statutory requirements. The ECI issued a notice dated May 25, and ordered to meet the necessary requirements under the Representation of the People (RP) Act. The parties mentioned in the notification list can approach the Electoral Official within 30 days of the order for full facts and remedial action.… read-more
The Supreme Court reviewed a petition filed against the Delhi HC's judgment, granting relief to Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Limited and nine companies. Notably, in December-2021, Delhi HC put a stay on operation, execution, and investigation into Sahara Groups and nine companies. However, the Apex Court set aside the orders and allowed Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO). The bench also directed the HC to decide petition… read-more
In view of people's safety, the Mumbai traffic police issued a notification for bikers in Maharashtra. Issued on May 25, the notification mandates helmets for pillion riders. Notably, the new rule will come in effect after 15-days, following which strict action, including fines will be taken against violators. Moreover, currently, there is a fine of Rs 500 for those without helmets, which will soon be enforced on pillion riders also.
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The Supreme Court bench, comprising justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose cleared not to give the benefit of CrPC section 438 to an absconding accused. On May 25, the bench reviewed a petition and dismissed it saying, when an accused is absconding and declared a proclaimed offender, there is no question of giving him the benefit of bail. "An absonder ordinarily, deserves no concession or indulgence," said the bench.
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After a brief recess, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard began their defamation trial on May 16. A humorous incident occurred in court during the defamation trial. A fan carrying a baby approached Johnny. The mother then lifted the infant and said, "This baby is yours!" She was immediately escorted from the court after claiming that Johnny Depp was the father of her kid.
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A Mumbai court remanded four accused linked in Mumbai blast 1993 riot with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI,) on May 24. As per sources, Abu Bakar alias Abdul Gafoor, Syed Qureshi alias Rahat Jan Qureshi, Mohammad Shoaib Qureshi alias Shoaib Bawa, and Mohammad Yusuf Ismail alias Yusuf Bhatka were held by Gujarat's Anti-Terrorist Squad and have been remanded terror outrage, which claimed over 250 lives and left 700 injured.
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The Allahabad High Court will now get ten additional judges as permanent judges. The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for their appointments. The permanent judges who have been approved by the Supreme Court are Sanjay Pachori, Subhash Sharma, Subhash Chand, Saroj Yadav, Mohammad Aslam, Anil Ojha, Sadhna Rani, Syed Rizvi, Ajai Tyagi and Ajai Srivastava.
In a cheque bounce case filed by cricketer Rishabh Pant, Delhi Court ordered Arthur Road Jail authorities to present accused Haryana player Mrinank Singh. Mrinank Singh is accused of defrauding Rishabh Pant under the guise of arranging discounted watches and other accessories. Singh allegedly failed to collect the products, and the agreement was canceled. Following that, the parties reached an oral agreement for Rs 1.63 crores.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a prosecution complaint in the Nawab Mallik money laundering matter and linked with underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. On May 24, the ED claimed NCP leader's involvement with Dawood and D-company. Meanwhile, the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court reviewed the charge-sheet, which establishes prima facie evidence against Malik and issued a legal process to begin soon in the Gowala… read-more