What is the value of RTI reply in Evidence

The Right to Information Act was enacted in the year 2005 and came into force with effect from 15-06-2005. It provides for designation of a Public Information Officer for obtaining information with exemptions from such disclosure and the grounds for rejection in appropriate cases. Section 22 of the Act says that the provisions of the said Act shall have … Continue reading What is the value of RTI reply in Evidence

What is the effect of non-explanation of injuries sustained by the accused persons

Supreme Court considered the effect of non-explanation of injuries sustained by the accused person in Takhaji Hiraji v. Thakore Kubersing Chamansing and others (2001) 6 SCC 145 and held as under:- “17. The first question which arises for consideration is what is the effect of non-explanation of injuries sustained by the accused persons. In Rajender … Continue reading What is the effect of non-explanation of injuries sustained by the accused persons

What is the period of limitation prescribed for recovery of arrears of house tax due to the Municipal corporation

Facts: Vide letter dated February 14, 1968, the Assistant Assessor and Collector (Recovery Cell) of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had required the appellant to pay a sum of Rs. 19,558.75 as arrears of house tax due in respect of property No. 3432-35/III, Ganda Nala, Mori Gate, Delhi, calculated up to the period ending March 31, … Continue reading What is the period of limitation prescribed for recovery of arrears of house tax due to the Municipal corporation

what is meant by “specific provision”-Statutory Interpretation

what is the meaning of the expression “specific provision to the contrary”. In Maru Ram v. Union of India and others, (1981) 1 SCC 107, a Constitution Bench dealt with the pari materia provision to Section 4(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure contained in Section 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. This Court … Continue reading what is meant by “specific provision”-Statutory Interpretation

What is meant by “taking cognizance of an offence”

Section 190-Sections 200 and 202 of the 1973 Code. The question which arose for consideration therein was required to be determined in the context of the provisions of Sections 200 and 202 of the 1898 Code vis-a-vis Sections 200 and 202 of the 1973 Code. The question was as to whether cognizance is taken before … Continue reading What is meant by “taking cognizance of an offence”