Top Legal Headlines - 8th March, 2021


NATIONAL NEWS SUMMARIES

1.    Offences with imprisonment of 3 year or more are cognizable, non- bailable: Bombay HC

•    In the case of Piyush Ranipa v. State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court has held that the offences under laws other than IPC with imprisonment of more than 3 years or more are cognizable and non bailable.
•    The Court was hearing a matter regarding the maintainability of the anticipatory bail application of the person who was accused of the infringement of intellectual Property laws for an offence punishable with more than 3 years of imprisonment.

2.    After spending 20 years in jail, man found wrongly convicted in rape case

•    A man in UP has been found wrongly convicted after he had spent 20 years in jail.
•    The man, Vishnu Tiwari, was sentenced to prison for the offence of rape when he was 23 years old.
•    The Allahabad High Court declared him innocent.

3.    Seniority to senior citizens in both government & private hospitals: SC

•    In the case of Dr. Ashwani Kumar v. Union of India & Ors, the Supreme Court has held that senior citizens must get priority in both government and private hospitals for .
•    This order was given while hearing the plea which was filed by Dr. Ashwani Kumar seeking the protection of the rights of the senior citizens.

4.    Goa State Cooperative Bank Ltd is not a ‘State’ under Article 21: Bombay HC

•    It has been held by the Bombay High Court that the Goa State Cooperative Bank Ltd is not a ‘State’ or ‘Any other Authority’ under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.
•    “The GSCB does not discharge any public functions, which would warrant issuance of writ in the nature of mandamus in discharge of its performance of public functions,” the Court held.

5.    Careless Insult not an offence under S. 295A IPC: Tripura HC

•    The Court was hearing a case in which an FIR had been lodged over a Facebook Post on Bhagavad Gita.
•    The Tripura High Court held that careless insult to religions without the intention of doing so would not be an offence under S. 295A IPC.
•    Hence, the FIR was quashed in the case of Dulal Ghosh v. State of Tripura & Ors.
 

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