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Bombay HC directs MCGM to restore power and water supply to dilapidated building

Bombay HC directs MCGM to restore power and water supply to dilapidated building

The Bombay HC on 8th April 2020 directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport to restore the electricity and water supply to a building in Central Mumbai located in Andheri East which is dilapidated, as there are families still living in it. (Shahid Bhagat Singh Cooperative Housing Society…

An unregistered firm can also access the right under section 138 of NI: HC

An unregistered firm can also access the right under section 138 of NI: HC

The Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench on Saturday broke the presumption that an unregistered firm cannot file a complaint under sec 138 of NI. It strictly held that though sec 69(2) of Indian Partnership Act creates a bar for the unregistered firm to hold any action against the third party, it does not mean that…

SC stays shifting of Rakesh and Sarang Wadhwan from jail to their residence

SC stays shifting of Rakesh and Sarang Wadhwan from jail to their residence

The bench of J. Sharad A. Bobde, J. BR Gavai, and J. Surya Kant took note of the submission of solicitor General Tushar Mehta and partially stayed the order of Bombay HC decision to shift Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) promoter Rakesh and Sarang Wadhwan from jail to their residence. The promoters are accused…

Adopting girl child despite having one biological girl child, needs to be appreciated: Bombay HC

Adopting girl child despite having one biological girl child, needs to be appreciated: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court applauded the decision of adoptive parents Dinesh and Jayashree Mohite, residing in Ghatkopar for their initiative and active involvement in adopting another girl child, despite having an own biological girl child. The Court observed that the couple has been married for 18 years and have an own daughter aged 14 years….

Evidence of deaf and dumb Rape victim:Bombay HC

Evidence of deaf and dumb Rape victim:Bombay HC

Section 119 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 states that a witness who is not able to speak may give their evidence in any other manner in which it can be intelligible – by writing or through sign language; however, such communication by writing or by sign language must be in the open court.  Recently,…

Aarey Forest:Bombay HC denies stay on felling of trees

Aarey Forest:Bombay HC denies stay on felling of trees

The Bombay High Court on Saturday rejected the application moved by environmental activists seeking a stay on the felling of over 2,500 trees, underway since Friday evening, in the Aarey Colony by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to make way for a metro car shed. The cutting of trees has been met with…

Court has to keep in view interest of society and victim while awarding punishment: SC

Court has to keep in view interest of society and victim while awarding punishment: SC

The Supreme Court held that courts have to preserve the interest of the victim and society at large while awarding punishment. The question of awarding sentence is an issue of discretion for the courts and ought to be exercised on attention of records and events of the case, a Bench of Justice R Banumathi and…

Private Agreement cannot oust writ jurisdiction of HC under Article 226 : SC

Private Agreement cannot oust writ jurisdiction of HC under Article 226 : SC

The Supreme Court has made it clear that a private agreement negotiated between two parties cannot create a legal bar against the writ jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 of Constitution. The court was dealing against the judgement of the Bombay High Court in Maharashtra Chess Association v Union of India where a…

BPO Rape and Murder: Bombay HC Commutes Death Penalty

BPO Rape and Murder: Bombay HC Commutes Death Penalty

The Bombay High Court on July 29 commuted the death penalty of two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO employee rape and murder case to “life term for a period of 35 years”, on the grounds of an inordinate delay in executing them. Purushottam Borate (38) and Pradeep Kokade (32) were to be executed on…

Bhima Koregaon Case: Bombay High Court reserves order

Bhima Koregaon Case: Bombay High Court reserves order

The Bombay High Court, today reserved its order in Bhima Koregaon Case on the plea by Gautam Navlakha to quash the FIR against him, filed by the Pune Police, accusing him of having links to Naxal groups. The Court has decided to extend the protection from arrest offered to Navlakha until the order is pronounced….

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