Supreme Court Approves Special Bench To Review Bilkis Bano Gang Rape Petition
In a hope to gang rape victim Bilkis Bano, the Supreme Court (SC) agreed to form a larger special bench to review the petition, challenging the pre-mature release of 11 accused in the 2002 Bilkis Bano Rape Case. Notably, on Independence Day 2022, the BJP-led Gujarat Government released the convicts in the Gang Rape Case. The release was challenged by the victim in the High Court, following which Supreme Court.
Tags: Bilkis Bano Gang Rape, Supreme Court, convicts, Special Bench, Gujarat Government
Courtesy: Zee News India
Daughters Doesn't Lose Right On Property Even If Given Dowry, Court
A Goa bench of Bombay Court reviewed a peition and gave a historic judgement, saying a daughter has rights on their ancestral property. The court said, even if a daughter is given dowry, she doesn't lose rights on the family property.The court declared that the Plaintiff has an undivided right in the same and permanent injunction restraining the Defendants from transferring or conveying the said property, in the peitition.
Tags: Dowry, Daughters, Bombay Court, Goa Bench, Petition
Courtesy: Live Law
Manish Sisodia's Judicial Custody Extended Till April 3
The judicial custody of Manish Sisodia, the prime accused in the 2021-2022 Delhi Liquor Policy Scam, has been extended till April 3. On March 20, the special court of Delhi extended the remand of Sisodia, the former Deputy CM of Delhi for further investigation into the controversial case of Facebook Unit, registered with the Central Bureau of Investigation. It means, after ED, Sisodia will be remanded with the CBI.
Tags: Manish Sisodia, AAP Leader, ED, CBI, Judicial Custody
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Kiren Rijiju Shares View On 'Same-Sex Marriage Issue
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju gave his statement on the recent same-sex marriage controversial issue. On March 18, addressing the media, Kiren Rijiju said, " same-sex marriage is a matter that should be left to the wisdom of the people of the country." He said, "The Supreme Court has its own authority. We are not supposed to encroach on its territory," Notably, the SC is reviewing the matter.
Tags: Kiren Rijiju, same-sex marriage, Comments, Indian government, Supreme Court
Courtesy: India Today
Manish Sisodia's ED Custody Extended For 5 Days: Delhi Liquor Scam
In a drawback to Manish Sisodia and AAP, a Delhi Court extended the ED custody of Sisodia to five days. On March 17, the Rouse Avenue Court extended the custody, after reviewing a petition filed by the ED, demanding an extension to further investigate the Delhi Liquor Policy Scam. Notably, the ED arrested Manish Sisodia, the prime accused in the scam, on March 9. Investigation is underway.
Tags: Manish Sisodia, ED Arrest, Delhi Court, Judicial Custody, Delhi liquor scam
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Telangana HC Rejects Plea Of YS Avinash Reddy
The Telangana HC announced its verdict in the petition of YS Avinash Reddy, a suspect in the controversial 2019 YS Vivekananda Reddy murder. On March 17, the court rejected the plea of the YSRCP MP from Kadapa, in regard to the CBI investigation of YS Vivekananda Reddy. The court bench further ordered YS Avinash Reddy to cooperate with the CBI Hyderabad in the investigation.
Tags: YS Vivekananda Reddy, YS Avinash Reddy, Telangana HC, Petition Rejected
Courtesy: IANS Live
Manish Sisodia Named In FBU Corruption, CBI Registers Case
The CBI registered a case against jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia over alleged corruption in the Delhi government's Feedback Unit (FBU). The FBU was formed by the AAP after coming to power in Delhi in 2015. "The unlawful manner of creation and working of the Feedback Unit has caused wrongful loss to the government exchequer to the tune of approximate ₹ 36 Lakhs," the CBI claimed.
Tags: Manish Sisodia, Delhi Minister, FBU Corruption Case, CBI, ED
CBI Issues Notice To Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav
The CBI issued a fresh date for Tejashwi Yadabv, the Deputy CM of Bihar, to appear for interrogation in job land scam case. This is the third notice issued to Yadav, after he agreed to attend the CBI questioning before March 25. Furthermore, the CBI assured Yadav, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) not to arrest him in March. Meanwhile, Tejashwi moved the Delhi HC against the CBI notice.
Tags: land for job scam, Bihar Politics, deputy cm, CBI, Tejashwi Yadav
Bar Council Of India Approves Allows Foreign Law Practice In India
In a significant decision, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has opened law practice in India to foreign lawyers and law firms. The BCI, which had earlier opposed the move, notified on Monday the Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2022.A foreign lawyer registered under rules shall be entitled to practice law in India in non-litigious matters only…”
Tags: Bar Council of India, Foreign Lawyers, Education, Legal News, India
Courtesy: The Indian Express
No Additional Compensation For Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victims: SC
In a major drawback for Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims, the Supreme Court (SC,) rejected the Centre's curative petition seeking additional compensation from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC.) In the plea, the Centre demanded additional Rs 7,844 crores, over already paid $470 million, which claimed 3,000 lives and maimed thousands more. The five-judge bench led by Justice SK Kaul noted that settlement can be set aside only on the ground of fraud.… read-more
Tags: Supreme Court, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Compensation, five judge bench, Central Government
Courtesy: India Today