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Interim Bail Granted To 4 TMC Leader By The Calcutta HC: Narada Case 

Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee, and Sovan Chatterjee, four Trinamool Congress officials who have been in judicial custody since their arrest by the CBI in the Narada case on May 17, were granted interim relief by a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday.

Following a divide in the division bench on the issue of temporary bail, they were placed under house arrest on May 19, and the case was referred to the larger bench.

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Citizens not following the lockdown conditions must not be subjected to corporal punishments or beatings: MP High Court  

The Madhya Pradesh High Court restated its earlier directive on Thursday (May 27), saying that no citizen shall be subjected to corporal punishment or beating for not wearing a mask, not adhering to social distance norms, or not adhering to lockdown circumstances.

While asking the Superintendent of Police, Indore, to take appropriate action against erring police employees on complaints of excesses and police beatings, a bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan made this observation.

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In exceptional circumstances, High Courts can grant Accused Protection while dismissing Anticipatory Bail Pleas 

The Supreme Court stated that a High Court can impose protection orders only in rare circumstances while dismissing anticipatory bail applications. The court, led by CJI Ramana, further stated that such orders should include an explanation of why such protection is being granted.

After denying the motion for anticipatory bail, the High Court ordered the accused to appear before the Trial Court within 90 days to file a formal bail application, shielding them from any coercion at that time.

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The phrase "soon before" in Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code does not mean "just before": SC Issues Guidelines For Dowry Death Cases 

The Supreme Court held that the expression "soon before" in Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code cannot be interpreted as "immediate before." According to the bench of CJI NV Ramana and Aniruddha Bose, the prosecution must show that there is a "direct and live relation" between the dowry death and abuse or harassment for dowry demand by the husband or his kin.

The court further pointed out that Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code does not categorise deaths as homicidal, suicide, or accidental.

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The State Must Treat All Notified Minorities Equally': Kerala High Court Overturns Scheme Giving Muslims 80% Minority Scholarships

The State Government's sub-classification of minorities by granting 80% of scholarships to Muslims and 20% to Latin Catholics and Converted Christians cannot be legally justified, the Court said. The Kerala High Court on Friday invalidated Kerala government decrees awarding scholarships in the ratio of 80:20 to Muslim students and Latin Catholic/Converted Christians.

Justice Shaji P Chaly, speaking for the Bench of himself and Chief Justice Manikumar, said that the decisions could not be legally sustained and ordered the State to provide merit-cum-means scholarships to members of notified minority communities equally.

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The state should ensure that victims of West Bengal post-election violence can return to their homes: Calcutta High Court. 

The Calcutta High Court orally stated on Friday that the West Bengal government has an obligation to guarantee that persons who were displaced due to post-election violence can return to their homes. A five-judge bench led by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Priyanka Tibrewal, who claimed that more than 200 people were displaced as a result of the violence and are now unable to return home for fear of retaliation.

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The Supreme Court has directed authorities to upload information on children orphaned as a result of the pandemic on a national portal 

The Supreme Court on Friday issued an order under the Juvenile Justice Act directing district authorities to immediately upload information of children who became orphans after March 2020 and to take charge of such children and attend to their basic needs without waiting for further orders from this court. While hearing its suo moto case 'In Re: Contagion of Covid in Children Protection Homes,' a division bench of Justice Nageswara Rao and Justice Aniruddha Bose gave the order.

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