When a detention order suffers from non-application of mind by the detaining authority

Whether the detention order suffers from non-application of mind by the detaining authority is not a matter to be examined according to any straitjacket formula or set principles. It depends on the facts and circumstances of the case, the nature of the activities alleged against the detenu, the materials collected in support of such allegations, the propensity and potentiality of the detenu in indulging in such activities etc.… Read More When a detention order suffers from non-application of mind by the detaining authority

When special reference Cases shall be registered before Supreme Court

Special Reference Case – Ordinarily, the following cases shall be registered as References: 1. Reference under Articles 143(1) and (2) of the Constitution; 2. Reference under Article 317(1) of the Constitution; 3. Reference under Section 11 of the Competition Act, 2002; 4. Reference under Section 14(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005; 5. Reference under Section… Read More When special reference Cases shall be registered before Supreme Court

When language of the provision is plain and unambiguous, the question of supplying ‘casus omissus’ does not arise

Apex Court in the case of Union of India and Anr. v. Shardindu held that when language of the provision is plain and unambiguous, the question of supplying ‘casus omissus’ does not arise and the Court can interpret a law but cannot legislate. Therefore, recent trend for supplying gape in legislation is concerned, the Court will be loath in exercise of power under Article 226 of the Constitution of India
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When the right of an executor or a legatee under a Will can be established

The said suit, wherein the validity of the sale deed executed in favour of the appellant by Avarani Bose is questioned, has been pending without a decision for more than a decade. The first respondent has not even chosen to appear in this appeal nor explained the delay in securing probate, thereby lending credence to… Read More When the right of an executor or a legatee under a Will can be established

What is Anti-Suit Injunction and when shall it not to be granted?

Anti-Suit Injunctions are meant to restrain a party to a suit/proceeding from instituting or prosecuting a case in another court, including a foreign court. Simply put, an anti-suit injunction is a judicial order restraining one party from prosecuting a case in another court outside its jurisdiction. The principles governing grant of injunction are common to that of granting anti-suit injunction. The cases of injunction are basically governed by the doctrine of equity.… Read More What is Anti-Suit Injunction and when shall it not to be granted?

Whether the family Court of Delhi has any jurisdiction when the parties and the minor Daughter are American?

The custody of the minor girl child M would remain with the appellant until she attains the age of majority or the Court of competent jurisdiction, trying the issue of custody of the minor child, orders to the contrary, with visitation and access rights to the biological father whenever he would visit India… Read More Whether the family Court of Delhi has any jurisdiction when the parties and the minor Daughter are American?

There can only be one set of rules and standards when it comes to trials and judgment in criminal cases unless the statute provides for any special application.

It is one of the fundamental principles of criminal jurisprudence that an accused is presumed to be innocent till he is proved to be guilty. It is equally well settled that suspicion howsoever strong can never take the place of proof. There is indeed a long distance between accused ?may have committed the offence? and… Read More There can only be one set of rules and standards when it comes to trials and judgment in criminal cases unless the statute provides for any special application.

What happens when the defendant appears in Court upon the service of the of summons and never files his written statement.

Under Order 8 Rule 5 (2) of the CPC, if the defendant has not filed a pleading (which is the written statement) the Court can pronounce judgment upon the facts contained in the plaint but, the Court may require such facts to be proved. This would be the case when the defendant appears upon the… Read More What happens when the defendant appears in Court upon the service of the of summons and never files his written statement.

Whether the Central Bureau of Investigation is empowered to conduct ‘fresh’/’re- investigation’ when the cognizance has already been taken by the Court of competent jurisdiction on the basis of a police report under Section 173 of the Code?

Supreme Court of India in Vinay Tyagi vs Irshad Ali @ Deepak & Ors decided on 13 December, 2012 2. The following two important questions of law which are likely to arise more often than not before the courts of competent jurisdiction fall for consideration of this Court in the present appeal : Question No.1… Read More Whether the Central Bureau of Investigation is empowered to conduct ‘fresh’/’re- investigation’ when the cognizance has already been taken by the Court of competent jurisdiction on the basis of a police report under Section 173 of the Code?

Whether an application for substitution of a respondent who was dead when the Special Leave Petition was filed was maintainable, and if not, the remedy of the petitioner when he comes to learn that the respondent was actually dead when he filed the Special Leave Petition.

Supreme Court of India in Gurcharan Singh vs Surjit Singh & Anr  decided on 2 November, 2012 The Calcutta High Court has taken a similar view in State of West Bengal v. Manisha Maity (supra) that Order XXII, Rule 4 of the CPC providing for the procedure for substitution of the heirs and legal representatives of… Read More Whether an application for substitution of a respondent who was dead when the Special Leave Petition was filed was maintainable, and if not, the remedy of the petitioner when he comes to learn that the respondent was actually dead when he filed the Special Leave Petition.