Delhi HC On Wearing Mask In Private Car
- The High Court of Delhi scolded lawyers who filed four petitions against the rule on masks, saying that if they had complied with the rule, it would have encouraged others as well.
- The Delhi High Court has ruled that wearing of a mask in a vehicle is compulsory during the COVID-19 pandemic even if it is occupied only by its driver and has no other occupants.
- The Court opined that if the vehicle traverses through public places, there may be others who may risk exposure.
Quality Of Reasons Matters The Most: Supreme Court Sets Aside Bail Granted To Accused In Dowry Death Case
- While the reasons may be brief, it is the quality of the reasons which matters the most, the Supreme Court observed while setting aside an Allahabad High Court which granted bail to a man accused in a dowry death case.
- The court further added that the High Court did not consider the seriousness of the alleged offence, where a woman has met an unnatural end within a year of marriage.
"At Least Two Requests Everyday For Adjournment By COVID Positive Lawyers:" Karnataka High Court Bats For Advocates' Insurance Scheme
- The Court directed State Government to convene a meeting on April 15 to ascertain whether an insurance scheme can be evolved for the benefit of advocates in the State in view of the pandemic.
- A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar emphasised the importance of formulating an insurance scheme for advocates stating that many of them were seeking adjournment in various matters after being infected by the virus.
- During the hearing on Wednesday, the Court was told that after March 12, State had not convened a meeting to discuss on the possibility of an insurance scheme for advocates.
SEBI Imposes Rs 25 Crore Penalty On Mukesh, Anil Ambani And Ors. For Violation Of Takeover Regulations
- The adjudicating officer (AO) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed a joint penalty of Rs. 25 crore on Mukesh and Anil Ambani along with their family members for violation of the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011.
- SEBI had conducted an investigation into alleged irregularities relating to the issue of 12 crore equity shares in January 2000 by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) at a price of Rs. 75 per share to 38 allottee entities.
Narcotic Offences Have Deadly Impact On Society; Accused's Financial Condition Alone Not Mitigating Factor While Deciding Sentence: Supreme Court
- Merely because the accused is a poor man or the sole bread winner of the family cannot be a mitigating circumstance in his/ her favour while awarding the punishment under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the Supreme Court ruled.
- The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah in an appeal filed against a decision of the Punjab & Haryana High Court which had confirmed the conviction and sentence of 15 years imprisonment handed down by the trial court.
Enrica-Lexie Case : Supreme Court To Hear Centre's Plea To Dispose Pending Applications On April 9
- Supreme Court has on Wednesday agreed to hear on Friday, April 9th the interim application filed by the Union of India in the matter of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012.
- The Apex Court had in August 2020 refused to close the pending cases against two Italian Marines, without hearing the families of the victims. The Court had asked the Centre to implead the victims in the case and said that they should be paid adequate compensation.