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Absconder deserves no concession or indulgence by court: SC

An ‘absconder’ who remains out of reach of an investigating agency deserves no concession or indulgence by a court, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose said when an accused is absconding and declared a proclaimed offender, there is no question of giving him the benefit of CrPC section 438 (direction for grant of bail to person apprehending arrest). The top court also said the consideration of the case of an accused because of application of stringent provisions impinging his fundamental rights does…

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Karnataka HC upholds termination of British Library manager

The Karnataka High Court has upheld the termination of a manager of the British Library for misconduct. In the process, the HC took a stand contrary to the Employment Tribunal in England, which has statutory jurisdiction to hear many kinds of disputes between employers and employees, as well as the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). The HC held that the British Library was the employer of the manager and not the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). Ajay Merchant was appointed as the manager of the British Library in Hyderabad in…

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HC adjourns hearing on Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque issue till July 6

 The Allahabad High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque issue till July 6. After hearing a length petition filed by the Anjuman Intazamiya Masjid of Varanasi and other connected matters, Justice Prakash Padia adjourned the hearing of the case till July 6. The original suit was filed in the Varanasi district court in 1991, seeking restoration of an ancient temple at the site where the Gyanvapi mosque currently stands. Counsel appearing on behalf of the temple, Vijay Shankar Rastogi, submitted that the Uttar Pradesh…

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Security beefed up outside CM’s residence, Delhi Police tells HC on vandalism matter

The city police on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that security outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, where an incident of vandalism occurred in March, has been beefed up with the deployment of additional armed guards. The police said the proposal to curtail entry on the road where the chief minister’s residence is located is also under consideration and discussions are on with the residents welfare associations (RWA). The court was informed by the counsel for police that the status report is under preparation and sought some time to…

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Take measures to save vultures: Delhi HC tells Centre

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre to examine a petition raising concerns over the decline in vulture population allegedly on account of the use of certain veterinary drugs, and asked it take measures to save the birds that are an important link in the food chain. A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to the Centre, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, the National Biodiversity Authority, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute as well as the Bombay Natural History Society on the public interest…

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Court has power to review govt’s decision on remission: SC

Court has the power to review the decision of the government on the acceptance or rejection of remission and is also empowered to direct it to reconsider its decision, the Supreme Court said on Friday. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Aniruddha Bose said while a discretion vest with the government to suspend or remit the sentence, the executive power cannot be exercised arbitrarily. It said the prerogative of the executive is subject to the rule of law and fairness in state action embodied in Article 14 of…

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Cal HC orders transfer of probe into Birbhum explosions to NIA

Calcutta High Court has ordered transfer of investigation into explosions in Birbhum district to the NIA from the state CID holding that the central agency has precedence in the investigation of scheduled offence. Vacating an earlier stay by a single bench of the HC in the NIA probe, a division bench comprising Justices Joymalya Bagchi and Bivas Pattanayak in an interim order directed the CID to cooperate with NIA and to transfer all documents related to its probe into the 2019 explosion in two residential houses in Birbhum if required.…

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Govt of India bound by assurance given to Portugal on Abu Salem: Union home secy

The Government is bound by the assurance given by the then deputy Prime Minister L K Advani to the Portugal government that the maximum sentence handed out to gangster Abu Salem will not exceed 25 years, the Union home secretary has told the Supreme Court. In an affidavit filed in pursuance to the apex court’s April 12 order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla said the assurance would come into effect once the period of 25 years expires on November 10, 2030. “It is respectfully submitted that the Government of…

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Lakhimpur case: SC sets aside Allahabad HC order granting bail to Ashish Mishra

The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the bail granted by the Allahabad High Court to Ashish Mishra, son of Union minister Ajay Mishra, in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. A special bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli also asked the accused to surrender in a week’s time. The top court on April 4 had reserved its order on a plea of farmers seeking cancellation of bail to Mishra. Earlier, the high court had granted bail to him. On October 3 last year,…

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Delhi HC seeks response from KV on PIL for special instructors for students with disabilities

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on public interest litigation seeking the appointment of special educators for students with disabilities studying in its schools. A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice on the petition by NGO Social Jurist and asked KVS to file an affidavit disclosing the particulars and details concerning the special auditors appointed by it for its schools. The bench, also comprising Justice Navin Chawla, further asked KVS to state if there are KVs where…

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