Section 188 Cr.PC and jurisdiction of Courts

Delhi High Court
It was held by the Honourable High Court of Delhi that, if an Indian citizen commits a crime in a foreign territory and was arrested in any part of Indian Territory, then more than one courts in India has got the jurisdiction to try such cases. Such an observation was made by the Delhi High Court while dealing with a case of the accused who got arrested in Delhi for making fake passport in Sydney and...

Online Rummy is not gambling, says SC

Play Rummy Online in India, Online Rummy Websites
A bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and S.A. Bobde of Supreme Court while hearing an appeal challenging a Madras high court ruling that playing rummy with stakes amounts to gambling, said that the verdict will not impact online rummy websites. Judgment came after a bunch of petitions filed by clubs and online rummy companies against the Madras High Court verdict that declared rummy for stakes...

Suspension of life term sentence denied

Life term imprisonment
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court upholding the contentions of the public prosecutor that, the appellant did not deserve to be let out on bail since the charge of murdering a young girl in a gruesome manner had been proved before the trial court beyond all reasonable doubts, dismissed the application of the convict to suspend his life term. The public prosecutor also contented that, the appellant...

Do not compromise with safety, human life is precious

safety of Indian Railway passengers
A social justice bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit while asking railways to give a roadmap for operating crossings said that, the law enacted in 1989 for doing away with unmanned level crossings has not been implemented by the railways in the last 26 years. Bench came heavily on Indian Railways, asking, “Why don’t you tell us when will you complete the task? There must be some...

Whether, porn sites should be banned completely in India?

India banned Porn
Central Government informed the Supreme Court that, it is impossible for them to block the access to all the porn sites in India. However, it was informed that, the government will block all those sites which are displaying or featuring the abuse of children. Even if you ban a website, it is possible that, on the next day a new site will come up with the same contents of the blocked website. Hence,...

BMW hit and run case, bail granted to Vismay Shah

BMW hit-and-run case
Supreme Court granted bail to the convict, Mr. Vismay Shah of famous BMW Hit and run case. The BMW hit and run case occurred on February 23, 2013, where two youth lost their lives in Vastrapur area. Earlier Mr. Vismay Shah was sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Ahmedabad court, in the Hit and run case. While considering the application for bail, the Bench of Supreme Court consisting of Chief...

DOT ordered to ban porn sites in India

Porn websites blocked in India
Most of the websites which are delivering pornographic contents are at present in accessible in India, on several Internet Service Providers (ISP’s). With effect from August 1, 2015 most of the internet service providers are displaying either a blank page or “Directory does not exist”. Some browser displayed even the message “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received...

Google secures Indian Patent [for annotations associated with video files]

Google India
Internet giant Google secured an Indian Patent for an invention regarding a method and system for transferring annotations associated with video files. Earlier in the year 2009, Google filed the Patent Application for Annotation Framework for Video, as a national phase application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Accordingly, the application was examined under the Sections 12 and 13 of the...

Net neutrality report upholds key principles

Net neutrality
Department of Telecom after meeting over 45 organisations including Facebook, Google, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Viber and Skype and telecom service providers and after obtaining views from the general public has released its report on net neutrality in India. Major recommendations of the report are as follows; The Committee unhesitatingly recommends “the core principles of Net Neutrality must...

CSK and Rajasthan Royals banned from IPL for two years

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were suspended for two years from the Indian Premier League (IPL) by the panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India. Earlier Supreme Court appointed a panel to address the issue IPL sport fixing and betting scandal. Panel headed by Justice RM Lodha, in its verdict, which suspended two former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and Rajasthan Royals...

Premam Movie: Two arrested for circulating Pirated CD

Premam Movie Malar
While conducting a raid in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam districts of South Indian State Kerala, the anti-piracy department of Kerala Police arrested two persons for sale and circulation of pirated CD’s of latest Super Hit Malayalam Movie Premam. Further, five were booked for similar offence. Poonthura Police filed cases against Rio DVD Collections, Fox CD’s, Rainbow etc. for circulating and distributing...

No personal information even if she is your wife, Rules Karnataka High Court

RTI
While considering an application under the provisions of Right to Information Act, seeking certain information relating to the passport issued to his wife by the Regional Passport Officer, Passport officer rejects husband’s RTI application, and informed the applicant that, the info cannot be furnished. Such information is not liable to be disclosed in view of the provision of Section 8(1)(j)...

Pay Compensation if police fail to crack cases

Chennai HC
While passing interim orders, on a petition filed by the father of a 15-year-old girl, who was murdered for gain in Pudukottai district in March 2011, Justice S Nagamuthu of the Madras High Court held that, the State government is liable to pay compensation to the victims even in cases which remain unsolved for years together and recover the money from the criminals after the police succeed in nabbing...

Backward Class Community to remain Backward Class

Chennai HC
Ayesha, born in a Hindu family, embraced Islam on November 28, 2005, and in August 2014 she obtained community certificate stating that she belonged to Muslim Labbai community. As per a July 19, 1994 government order, Muslim Labbai is a recognised Backward Community. She wrote the examination for junior assistant/typist group-IV in December 2014 and scored 153 marks. Though she was called for certificate...

Salman Khan Case deferred to July 1, 2015

Salman Khan Bollywood Superstar
While hearing the criminal appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction in the hit-and-run case in which he has been awarded a five-year jail sentence, Bombay High Court has adjourned the appeal till July 1. EarlierSessions Court convicted the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the hit-and-run case five-year jail term. A man was killed and four others were wounded when the...

Cabinet Approves Ordinance to amend Negotiable Instruments Act

According to the Official release, “the cabinet has given its approval for the proposal to promulgate the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015”. Thereby, Cabinet approved an ordinance to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act, which provides for filing of cheque bounce cases in place where the cheque was issued, a move that will benefit many people. It said that the proposed...

Judges Appointing Judges and collegium system

Supreme Court of India
The five-member constitution bench headed by J S Khehar of the Honourable Supreme Court, while hearing the case which challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act where the Act seeks to replace the two-decades-old collegium system, said that, the Constitution framer would have turned in his grave many times “with all that is happening”. Apex Court’s observation came when...

10 year jail term to vegetable seller in rape case

While refusing to interfere with the trial court’s decision, Justice SP Garg of Delhi High Court said that, the convict, a vegetable seller “deserves no leniency particularly when the victim was aged about five years and was like his daughter”, and uphold the 10 year jail term awarded to a man for raping a five-year-old girl in his rented accommodation in New Delhi in 2007. Earlier...

Girlfriend entitled for maintenance of Rs. 2500 per month

Love break up maintenance girlfriend
In an interesting case for maintenance, Nadapuram First Class Magistrate Court directed the accused to pay Rs. 2500/- per month to his girlfriend. Petitioner was a widow and was in a long term live-in relationship with the accused since 2004. Accused married another girl in the year 2013. As a result she was kept away from the house where both the accused and petitioner were staying till then. Subsequently,...

Offshore investors cannot seek legal recourse for assured return investments

Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court, in the case filed by IDBI trusteeship Services, on behalf of FMO, against Hubtown as the guarantor, while upholding the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in real estate can be made only by way of equity and not debt by way of any fixed return, held that, offshore investors cannot seek legal recourse for their assured return investments in India. These assured return investments typically...