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Bizarre: Man spent 8 months in Jail as Bail order did not mention his full Name

The High Court of Allahabad has issued a stern warning to the Superintendent of Siddharth Nagar District Jail for keeping a man in illegal confinement for eight months just because his middle name - Kumar - was missing from the bail order. The Jail Superintendent Rakesh Singh was told to be careful in matters of release of inmates after Court orders their release. Singh appeared before the HC & filed an affidavit stating that the applicant was released from prison on Dec 8, 2020. While keeping the affidavit of compliance on record, Justice JJ Munir said, “This court has perused the affidavit filed by the jail superintendent. The explanation furnished for non-compliance with this court’s order, and, in consequence, delaying release of the applicant is reluctantly accepted. The personal presence of the jail superintendent is exempted. He is warned to remain careful in future.” The applicant’s name in bail order was shown as ‘Vinod Baruaar’. His bail application was earlier rejected b

37 held for providing Fake Documents to Criminals for securing Bail

 Pune City Police arrested 37 people, including 6 women on charges of providing fake documents to secure bail from Courts. Pune City Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta told reporters that "Pune police got information that there are some gangs that are operating in JMFC & Session Courts. They use fake documents & Aadhar cards & forge bail bonds." "We laid traps & raided six locations. We registered seven cases & arrested 37 people including six women. These gangs were operational for over a year," Gupta said. The Police Commissioner further added that the accused were produced before a Court on Wednesday & they have been remanded to police custody till Dec 26.                                                                       The inquiry is underway."ADVOCATES AND LEGAL CONSULTANTS" We are India’s Leading Law Firm “The firm has always strives to create and implement innovative and effective methods of providing cost-effective, qual

Hong Kong Media tycoon Jimmy Lai released on bail

 On Wednesday, Hong Kong Media tycoon Jimmy Lai was granted bail nearly three weeks after he was remanded in custody over fraud and national security-related charges. Lai, an outspoken advocate for democracy in Hong Kong, was charged with fraud on December 3 for allegedly violating the lease terms for office space for his media company, Next Digital. He was later charged again on December 12 under the national security law, on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security. Lai appeared in Court Wednesday and was granted bail by the High Court. He had been kept behind bars since December 3. He is among a recent string of pro-democracy Activists and supporters arrested by Hong Kong Police in recent months, prompting concerns that Hong Kong is cracking down on dissent following Beijing’s imposition of a national security law on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in June. Beijing imposed the national security law in response to protests in Hong Kong that b

HC: Right to progeny and termination thereof is a fundamental right under article 21 of Indian Constitution

 While permitting a rape victim to terminate her pregnancy after 20 weeks of gestation, the Orissa High Court bench consisting of Justice SK Mishra and Justice Savitri Ratho, in the case of WPCRL 68 of 2020, has held that right to progeny and termination thereof is a fundamental right enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Reliance was placed by the Court on the case of Meera Santosh Pal v. Union of India, where the Supreme Court held that women’s right to make reproductive choice is also a dimension of personal liberty as understood under Article 21 of the Constitution. Factual Background The writ application was filed by the petitioner- Gopal Pattnaik for issuance of writ of Habeas Corpus- alleging that his elder daughter lodged an F.I.R. regarding missing of the victim girl and their suspicions to the effect that Respondent No. 5- Raja Mallick, allured her sister to some unknown place. Case of the Petitioner  The grievance of the petitioner is that even though a pr

Bar Council of India can’t enforce complete Ban on new Law Educational Institutes: High Court

 The High Court of Punjab & Haryana has ruled that the Bar Council of India (BCI) cannot enforce a complete ban on the opening of new law educational institutes for imparting legal education. The Judgment, paving the way for the opening of new law colleges, is significant as the BCI had denied granting approval to more than 300 institutions, which had obtained a NOC from State Govts across the country & affiliation by the universities. Setting aside the resolution vide which the moratorium was imposed for 3 years for grant of approval to the new law institutes, the High Court asserted it did not stand the test of judicial scrutiny & was violative of Article 19 (1)(g) of the Constitution of India. The BCI had, in Aug 2019, imposed a moratorium on the opening of new law colleges for 3 years — a decision that was challenged in different HC's across the country. Taking up a petition filed against the BCI & other respondents by the Chandigarh Educational Society through

Stop misuse, wastage of potable water: NGT

 The misuse and wastage of potable water has to be prevented and authorities should continuously monitor it, the National Green Tribunal has said. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel made the observation while asking a petitioner, who sought to stop water wastage, to take up the matter with the statutory authorities concerned as per law. "There cannot be two views that misuse of water has to be prevented but the Issue is of continuously monitoring which has to be done by the authorities concerned," the bench said. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by city resident Mahesh Chandra Saxena seeking a direction to stop misuse and wastage of the potable water forthwith and to install CCTV cameras at the water filling points of Delhi Jal Board. According to the applicant, DJB officers should supervise the water filling process, an operator cabin should be set up and a CCTV camera should also be installed to enable the monitoring by the executive engineer c

Cairn Energy wins over $1.2bn award in Tax Arbitration against India at ICJ

 In a major instance, India lost the Cairn Arbitration Case.The case was related to the retrospective tax amendment law and the verdict came late night Tuesday. How did the dispute arise? Cairn received a notice from the income tax department in January 2014, raising a preliminary assessment of ₹10,247 crore tax liability relating to the group reorganisation done in 2006, when Cairn UK transfered about 10% shares of Cairn India Holdings to Cairn India. This gave rise to different interpretations on whether the UK-based company made capital gains, preceding an initial public offering (IPO) of shares by Cairn India.In March 2015, the I-T department had contended that Cairn UK made a capital gain of Rs 24,503.5 crore in the internal reorganisation. Cairn Energy in 2015 initiated an international arbitration to challenge retrospective taxation. In the Verdict, India has been asked to pay ₹8,000 crore in damages to the UK oil major. This amount is equivalent to the value of shares of Cairn