The Water (Prevention And Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974) 23rd March 1974 An Act to provide for the prevention and control of water pollution and the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water, for the establishment, with a view to carrying out the purposes aforesaid, of Boards for the prevention and control of water pollution, for conferring […]

Order of Discharge-Sections 120B, 302, 201 r.w. S.34 IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act- In the present case, on account of the inconsistency in framing charges by the Sessions Court against the six accused, the trial has got truncated. The trial with respect to three accused i.e. Sachin Bansal, Narendra Mann, and the alleged contract killer – Joginder Singh Sodhi has proceeded in the absence of the other three accused viz. Shiv Charan Bansal, Lalit Mann and Shailendra Singh.

Cancellation of Bail -Where an order refusing or granting bail does not furnish the reasons that inform the decision, there is a presumption of the non-application of mind which may require the intervention of this Court. Where an earlier application for bail has been rejected, there is a higher burden on the appellate court to furnish specific reasons as to why bail should be granted.

Disa Rape and Murder Case: The four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian were shot dead by the Telangana Police under the Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar on Friday. The accused, arrested on November 29, were remanded to judicial custody and lodged in high-security cells at Cherlapally Central Prison. They were charged under IPC Sections […]

A statement under Section 342 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (now Section 313) cannot be regarded as evidence. The observations in the latter case are equally pertinent wherein it has been held that a defence taken by one accused cannot, in law, be treated as evidence against his co-accused. As already observed, Section 315 of the Code of Criminal Procedure now makes an accused a competent witness in his defence.

Criminal Law—Enquiry—Observations and findings in report of Commission are only meant for information of Government—Acceptance of report of Commission by Government would only suggest that being bound by Rule of law and having duty to act fairly, it has endorsed to act upon it—Courts are not bound by report of finding of Commission of Inquiry—Courts have to arrive at their […]

The distinction between resignation and voluntary retirement in the following terms: “22. … [quoting RBI v Cecil Dennis Solomon (2004) 9 SCC 461] In service jurisprudence, the expressions “superannuation”, “voluntary retirement”, “compulsory retirement” and “resignation” convey different connotations. Voluntary retirement and resignation involve voluntary acts on the part of the employee to leave service. Though both involve voluntary acts, they […]

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