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SFIO seeks SC nod to file report on probe into affairs of Unitech Ltd, says found some properties

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has prepared a report on irregularities in Unitech Ltd and has found some of its properties. The SFIO sought permission to file its report in a sealed cover, saying they need to bring certain issues to the knowledge of the court. A bench of justices DY Chandrachud, Vikram Nath and BV Nagarathna told Additional Solicitor General Madhavi Divan, appearing for the SFIO that though it was scheduled to sit on Thursday but due to some problem,…

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Don’t treat young doctors as football in power game: SC on changes in syllabus

Don’t treat young doctors as football in the game of power, the Supreme Court said on Monday, warning the Centre that it may pass strictures if it is not satisfied with justification for last minute changes to the NEET Super Speciality Examination 2021 syllabus. The apex court said it will not allow these young doctors to be placed in the hands of some insensitive bureaucrats , and asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), National Medical Commission (NMC) and National Board of Examination (NBE) to put their house…

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Rohini shootout: Pleas in SC, HC seek immediate measures for safety in subordinate courts

An application has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and the states to take immediate steps for security in subordinate courts in wake of the shootout inside a district court in Delhi on Friday that left three gangsters dead and a law intern injured. It said that gangsters and hardcore criminals may be produced from jails through video-conferencing before the trial court instead of producing them physically. The application was filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari even as another lawyer, Deepa Joseph, moved the Delhi High…

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Hate speech case: Delhi HC grants bail to organiser of Jantar Mantar event

The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Preet Singh, one of organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar where communal slogans were allegedly raised last month. The petition is allowed. The petitioner has been granted bail, said Justice Mukta Gupta. Singh, who was remanded to judicial custody on August 10 after his arrest, is accused of creating enmity between different groups and inciting the youth to propagate against a particular religion at a rally at Jantar Mantar here on August 8. In his plea filed through advocate Vishnu…

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SC declines Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust’s plea to exempt it from audit of 25 yrs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined a plea filed by Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust, run by the Travancore royal family, seeking to exempt it from the audit of 25 years as ordered by the top court last year. A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit said the audit should be completed as early as possible, preferably within three months. “It is clear that the audit contemplated was not intended to be confined to the temple only but with respect to the trust. This direction has to be seen…

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SC collegium recommends names to Centre, 13 HCs to get new Chief Justices

Thirteen high courts in the country will get new Chief Justices (CJs) as the Supreme Court collegium headed by CJI N V Ramana has recommended to the Centre eight names, including acting Calcutta High Court CJ, Justice Rajesh Bindal, for elevation and transfer of five sitting CJs to other high courts. The collegium’s decisions, reported earlier by PTI, were uploaded on the apex court’s website on Tuesday. Besides Justice Bindal, who would now become the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court if the Centre assents to the recommendation, there…

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HC to hold virtual hearing in Tarun Tejpal case on Oct 27

The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday said it will hear virtually on October 27 the Goa government’s appeal against journalist Tarun Tejpal’s acquittal in a 2013 rape case. A bench of Justices M S Sonak and M S Jawalkar adjourned the matter till October 27 after Goa’s Advocate General Devidas Pangam and a lawyer representing Tejpal asked for a next date of hearing. Justice Sonak said the court will set up the facility for virtual hearing into the matter by the next date. The hearing into…

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Money trail prima facie indicates Anil Deshmukh received Rs 4.7 cr: Court

A special PMLA court here, while taking cognisance of a charge sheet filed against former policeman Sachin Waze and others in an alleged money laundering case, has said the money trail prima facie indicates that former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh received Rs 4.7 crore from Waze and his aide Kundan Shinde. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) earlier this month filed its charge sheet against Waze, Deshmukh’s private secretary (an additional collector-rank officer) Sanjeev Palande, personal assistant Shinde and 11 others in the case. Special judge M G Deshpande took cognisance…

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Param Bir’s plea against Maha govt’s inquiries can be adjudicated by administrative tribunal: HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday held as non-maintainable a petition filed by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, seeking to quash the two preliminary inquiries initiated against him by the Maharashtra government. A division bench of Justices S S Shinde and N J Jamadar while dismissing the plea said the reliefs sought by Singh can be adjudicated by the Central Administrative Tribunal as it is a service matter. The bench said if the petitioner (Singh) approaches the appropriate forum, then the same shall be heard and decided without…

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Delhi riots: HC extends stay on Rs 25,000 costs imposed on Delhi Police for callous probe

The Delhi High Court Monday extended the stay on Rs 25,000 costs imposed on the police by a trial court which had called the investigation in a case related to north-east Delhi riots “callous and farcical”. Justice Subramonium Prasad was informed by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) S V Raju, representing Delhi Police, that they have not received the reply of complainant Mohammad Nasir in the matter. As advocate Jatin Bhatt, appearing for Nasir, said he has filed the reply on Monday, the court said it was not on record…

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