Bombay HC Quashes FIR Against Salman Khan
In a relief to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Bombay HC quashed an FIR filed against him. On March 30, the HC quashed criminal proceedings against him on a complaint filed by a journalist in 2019 alleging criminal intimidation. Single-judge Justice Bharati Dangre passed the order. Notably, in 2019, a journalist filed a case against Khan alleging him of snatching his phone and threatening him, during a public appearance.
Tags: Bollywood, Bombay HC, FIR Quashed, Salman Khan, journalist
SC Declines Stay On Bombay HC Acquitting Orders Of Professor GN Saibaba
The Supreme Court refused to stay the Bombay High Court order acquitting Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba in a case relating to his alleged Maoist link. On October 14, hours after the Bombay HC order, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) moved the Supreme Court for stay which was declined. However, the apex court, however, allowed the NIA to move an application before the registry requesting for urgent listing.
Tags: NIA, Professor GN Saibaba, Maoist Links, Bombay HC, Stay Orders
Bombay HC Acquitts Ex DU Professor GN Saibaba In Maoist Link Case
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court acquitted former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba in an alleged Maoist links case. On October 14, the bench reviewed his case and ordered his immediate release from jail. Notably, GN Saibaba was arrested in Maoist Link Case in 2017, after a trial court convicted Saibaba for his alleged links. Saibaba, who is on wheel-chair is lodged in Nagpur Prison Jail.
Tags: Delhi university, Professor GN Saibaba, Nagpur Prison, Bombay HC, Maoist Link
ED Moves Supreme Court Against Bail Granted To Anil Deshmukh In Money Laundering Case
After the Bombay High Court granted bail to former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved the Supreme Court. On October 10, the ED filed a petition, as soon as the Apex Court reopened after the Dussehra holidays. Notably, the granted bail will be in effect from October 13. Moreover, the ED is investigating a money laundering case against the NCP leaders and arrested him.
Tags: Anil Deshmukh, ED, Supreme Court, Bombay HC, Bail Granted
No Need Of Modern Sound System To Celebrate Dandiya, Garba: Bombay HC
Amid festive season of Navratri, the Bombay HC reviewed a petition and noted that the religious festival of Navratri is about worshipping the Goddess "Shakti," noisy environment is not needed to celebrate. In response to orders of banning of noisy music equipment, the Court observed no need to use modern sound systems like DJs, loudspeakers, etc. for performing Garba and Dandiya. The bench asked to follow traditional way to celebrate.
Tags: Bombay HC, Dandiya, Navratri Celebration, noise pollution, Orders
Uddhav Thackeray Led Shiv Sena Allowed To Hold Dussehra Rally: Bombay HC
In a relief to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena sack, the Bombay High Court allowed a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra. On September 23, the HC also noted that the Mumbai civic abused power in the case and said, "We are satisfied that in this case the BMC has abused the power by rejecting the application citing another application." Moreover, the court also rejected Eknath Shinde's intervention plea.
Tags: Bombay HC, Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena, Dussehra Rally, Eknath Shinde
Elgar Parishad Case: NIA Opposes Jyoti Jagtap’s Bail Plea, Says ‘She Was Spreading Illegal Activities’
In the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, activist Jyoti Jagtap who was arrested has filed a bail plea in the Bombay High Court. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed that Jagtap was spreading activities of the banned “terror group” CPI (Maoist) in urban areas. NIA further contended that Jagtap has been trained to use weapons and explosives in case of a combat, and is an active member of the group.
Tags: Bombay HC, NIA, Elgar Parishad Case, CPI(M), Jyoti Jagtap
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Bombay HC Expresses Concern Over Rising Tribal Deaths Amid No Access To Hospitals
Concerned about the rising number of deaths in Palghar, the Bombay High Court took a note and expressed concern. On August 18, the HC bench said, “We are really concerned about why the deaths are not coming down." The statement was made after a report came about a tribal woman losing her twins on way to a hospital for delivery, as there was no access to hospital and doctors.
Tags: Bombay HC, Tribal People, Palghar, Maharashtra , Hospitals
Bombay HC Orders To Demolish 49 High-Rise Buildings Near Bombay Airport
The High Court of Bombay has directed the Mumbai Suburban District Collector to ensure the demolishing of 48 high-rise buildings, due to violation of height norms. The order was pronounced while hearing a PIL filed by Advocate Yashwant Shenoy over the dangers of increasing high-rise buildings near the Mumbai International Airport. Advocate Shenoy also claimed that he has worked extensively on aviation safety issues.
Tags: Aviation, Yashwant Shenoy, Mumbai, High-Rise Buildings, Bombay HC
Sameer Wankhede Files Plea Challenging Dismissal Of Liquor License
Sameer Wankhede, the former zonal Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) director filed a petition in the Bombay HC. In the petition, Wankhede informed that the State Excise Commissioner has dismissed his appeal challenging a Thane Excise Collector's order. Notably, The Excise Collector cancelled the liquor license of his restaurant and bar in Navi Mumbai. Previously, in February, Sameer Wankhede filed a plea, which was rejected on June 16.
Tags: Sameer Wankhede, Liquor License, Bombay HC, Maharashtra(95) Thane Excise Department