Legal Briefs from the Supreme Court

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A Sectoral Tribunal’s ruling which held Wockhardt’s Chief Financial Officer Rajiv B. Gandhi and others of insider trading, upheld

A woman priest, who is the only heir of her father, allowed to perform pooja in a village where the presiding deity is Goddess Durga

All mill owners of Uttar Pradesh to pay cane price at the rate of Rs 110 a quintal for the present crushing season of 2007-2008

All vacant 27% OBC Quota seats in Central educational institutions, including IIT’s and IIM’s to be reverted to general category

An accused in criminal trial must explain his conduct and his silence is no defence

Any project giving large scale employment to people has to be treated as one serving public purpose therefore, the role of State in large scale acquisition of land for setting up of projects is legitimate

Approval granted for demolition of over 16,000 buildings which were constructed prior to 1940, including chawls, making way for construction of highrise appartments

Bail granted to stockbroker Ketan Parekh in Rs 47 crore Canfina Mutual Fund scam case

Bail of Sushil and Gopal Ansal main accused of “Uphaar fire case” cancelled for “tampering with evidence”

CBI allowed to question two judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court allegedly linked to “cash-in-the-bag” scandal
Complete ban on smoking in public from 2-10-2008

Components of Colour Television (CTV) imported by Sony India cannot be treated as completely knocked down units and therefore would attract less duty

Contempt notice issued to the Directors, Medical Education of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh on finding that they have not only failed to report vacant All-India quota medical seats but also filled them by State candidates

Cross appeals filed by Union Government and Radio Today challenging a Delhi High Court ruling that upheld Union Government’s decision to disqualify the media firm from operating FM Stations in the country, dismissed

Environmental clearance given to industrialist Anil Ambani promoted Reliance Power’s 3,960 MW ultra mega power plant at Sasan in Madhya Pradesh

Family members of an employee who dies in harness will not be eligible for a job on compassionate grounds if the employee concerned had been punished for misconduct during service

Fine of Rs 50 lakh paid by producer Veeru Devgan for “damaging the environment” during the filming of movie “Raju Chacha” to be refunded

For promotion, merit matters more than seniority

Foreign companies can claim tax deductions for foreign exchange losses on account of currency fluctuations

High Court has no power to transfer civil matters, including marital discord cases to courts outside a State

Income Tax Department has to accept the authenticity of the accounts maintained in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act and certified by the auditors

Intercepts of telephone conversations are admissible as evidence

Legality of judicial recruitment in Uttar Pradesh in 2008, upheld

Long years of tenancy cannot be a shield against eviction from shops and houses when the owner’s need for using the premises is bona fide

Not only dishonoured cheques but declined “pay orders” will also invite penalty under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Notice issued to Gujarat Government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi on a petition seeking CBI inquiry into an alleged fake encounter in which a youth was killed in 2004

Notice issued to Gujarat Government regarding a petition challenging a government resolution (GR) demanding 80% premium as per valuation fixed as circle rate

Notice issued to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Ministry of Finance on a petition

Saurashtra Kutch Stock Exchange (SKSE) seeking recognition

Petition challenging India-US nuclear deal, dismissed

Petition filed by Institute of Chartered Financial

Analysts of India University seeking to restrain US based CFA Institute from operating in India, dismissed

Petition filed by Marine Drive Welfare Association, seeking a ban on any exhibition on Marine Drive, dismissed
Petition filed by pharma company Wyeth Ltd. challenging a Bombay High Court interim order that asked the company to deposit over Rs 44 crore as a precondition to restrain the Government from taking any coercive steps against the company, dismissed

Petition filed by tyre company TVS Srichakra seeking to restrain a PK Rula group company from manufacturing and selling tyres having design pattern similar to its own, dismissed

Second Counselling extended for the benefit of meritorious students, who had qualified the medical entrance examination but did not get admission to colleges as many medical and dental colleges had not reported a substantial number of seats for the 15% all-India quota

The circulation of Justice G.T. Nanavati report relating to the Godhra carnage in Gujarat, not to be stayed


on 24 January 2009
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