💡 Current Posts
- The WB Governor expressed his anguish on listening the true story of Howrah Court Violence.
- Advocates practicing in District Courts are eligible for appointment as High Court Judges: CHC 
- In view of the recent amendments in BCI Rules, it appears that a legal practitioner is an advocate but an advocate is not a legal practitioner in all cases: CHC 2013
- ADI PHEROZSHAH GANDHI Vs. H.M. SEERVAI, ADVOCATE GENERAL OF MAHARASHTRA, BOMBAY
- It is hereby declared that Bar Council of West Bengal has no power to call upon Advocates on its roll to cease work or to compel them not to attend Court and such a resolution will not be binding upon Advocates on its roll: CHC in 1995
- Supreme Court Notified 2019 Advocates-on-Record Examination: First paper scheduled on 3rd June
- Magistrates should not call police officers to their Courts if not required, only to show their power: DHC
- Masood Azhar Alvi designated as a terrorist in UN Sanctions list
- Calcutta High Court held: Illegal intrusion of police into Howrah Court premises is violation of Constitution and Laws
- National Human Rights Commission issued notice to DG West Bengal for police atrocities on Howrah court lawyers
💡 Criminal Law
- Under section 465 of Criminal Code plea of error should be taken at earliest stage
- Recalling or Reviewing an Order by Criminal Court
- Sentencing Policy set by Supreme Court
- Guidelines for District Magistrates and Senior Superintendent of Police for cases under Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Act, 2015 and Protection of Children from Sexual offences Act 2012
- Trial of Summons-Cases by Magistrates
- Electronic Evidence in Indian Law
- Commentaries on The Arms Act 1959
- Commentaries on Negotiable Instrument Act 1881
- DEFENCE MANAGEMENT IN CRIMINAL TRIAL
💡 Writ Petitions
- Writs of certiorari
- When in contractual matters involving the state or its instrumentality writ interference can be resorted
- MANSUKHLAL VITHALDAS CHAUHAN Vs STATE OF GUJARAT
- Writ Petition challenging the orders passed by Civil Courts refusing to grant interim injunction could be maintainable
- Condition for entertaininga Public Interest Litigation
- Whether a writ proceeding is civil or criminal depends on the nature of relief claimed and grounds for such relief
- Writ of certiorari- an Indian historical perspective
- SC refused to interfere with the arrest of five activists by Maharashtra Police in Koregaon-Bhima violence case.
- Maj. Amod Kumar Vs. Union of India & ANR. [ALL SC 2018 SEPTEMBER]
- M. K. Gopalan and another Versus The State of MADHYA PRADESH [ALL SC 1953 APRIL]
💡 Courtroom News
- MAY 17, 2019 – Supreme Court withdrew protection given to Mr. Rajeev Kumar, former Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, vide order dated February 05, 2019 restraining the CBI from arresting him and thereby.
- Centre objected Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice A.S. Bopanna for Supreme Court elevation
- The Supreme Court Tuesday 7th May 2019 dismissed the plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking a review of its April 8 order directing the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment.
- The Supreme Court on Monday 6th May 2019 stayed disqualification proceedings against two All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLAs, who were served notice by the Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker for allegedly indulging in ‘anti-party’ activities
- Delhi HC rejects plea to bar media from publishing allegations against CJI.
- The Supreme Court on April 26TH, 2019 stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, in 2016. The Madras High Court on April 4 rejected Apollo Hospitals’ objections to the setting up of the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry that was empowered to probe ‘the appropriateness, efficacy, adequacy or inadequacy of the treatment given to Jayalalithaa during her 75-day hospitalization in 2016’.
- The Supreme Court Advocate on Record Association (SCAORA) in a resolution passed on April 22, said, “The allegation of the ex-employee of the Supreme Court have to be dealt with as per the established procedure of law and law must be applied in each and every case uniformly… It is therefore resolved that the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association strongly disapproves the manner in which the complaint was dealt with and seeks enquiry and action in the above matter and further seeks immediate appointment of a committee headed by full court of the Supreme Court to impartially investigate and inquire into the allegations made against the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and give independent finding into the matter.”
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has directed the Income-Tax Department to initiate penalty proceedings by June 30 against non-filers and ‘drop filers’ of tax returns. Typically, the penalty for non-filing is pursued under Section 271F of the Income Tax Act, and that for late filing under Section 234. If an assessee files returns after the due date of August 31 but before December 31, it will attract a penalty of Rs 5,000. For those who file returns after December 31, the penalty rises to Rs 10,000. However, there is an exemption for small taxpayers — if the total income does not exceed Rs 5 lakh per annum, the maximum penalty will be Rs 1,000.
- After Madras HC ban, TikTok vanishes from Apple app stores following the line of Google.
- The Madras High Court on April 17, 2019, upheld the Election Commission’s decision of cancelling polling in Vellore Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu.
- “Accepting the recommendation of Election Commission of India dated April 14, 2019, the honourable President is pleased to rescind election to 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency Tamil Nadu to elect a member to Lok Sabha,” said ECI spokesperson Sheyphali Sharan.
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on April 16th, 2019 told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that banks had an obligation to mark bad loans as a non-performing asset (NPA) after the default of 90 days and that the lenders could not be relieved of the same.