Month: August 2019

Former Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest

Source: Bangalore/New Delhi: Karnataka’s former Congress minister DK Shivakumar moved Friday an application in the state High Court for interim protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his alleged involvement in ‘hawala’ (illegal) transactions, a party official said. “Shivkumar’s counsel BV Acharya has filed a writ petition in the High Court for

Collegium Resolutions: Chief Justices appointed to four High Courts [Read Resolutions]

Source: The Supreme Court Collegium has passed resolutions for the appointment of new Chief Justices to the High Courts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Gauhati. Gujarat High Court For the Gujarat High Court, the Collegium has recommended that Allahabad High Court judge, Justice Vikram Nath be appointed. Earlier this year, the Collegium had

Court orders compensation for two bonded migrants who had a hand chopped off by contractor

Source: The Andhra Pradesh High Court sets compensation at more than US$ 28,000 for two men from Odisha who wanted to improve their lot. The “informal” nature of migrant labour favours exploitation and employers. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Two workers had their right hand chopped off after they refused to work at a brick

Kerala High Court commutes contractor’s death penalty to life sentence

Source: KOCHI:  The High Court on Thursday commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded by the Kasaragod Sessions Court to a civil contractor, first accused, for the brutal murder of 14-year-old Safiya, a maidservant who was working in his house. A Division Bench comprising Justice AM Shaffique and Justice N Anilkumar issued the order

J&K courts dispose of over 8,400 cases despite restrictions, communication clampdown

Source: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court and other lower courts in the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh have disposed of over 8,400 cases in the last 23 days despite the strict clampdown on communication and other restrictions, The Times of Indiahas reported. An overwhelming number of cases – 7055 – have been disposed

Calcutta High Court grants protection from arrest to Mukul Roy till September 5 in cheating case

Source: KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday granted protection from arrest till September 5 to senior BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership. Roy moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail in the case of cheating filed by one Santu Ganguly against Baban

Amit Shah calls for revamp of criminal laws

Source: NEW DELHI: Several provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the  Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) are likely to undergo a review as the Centre will soon initiate a major revamp of the criminal justice system.  Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a call for a nationwide consultation for effecting changes in IPC and