The apex court directed the listing of the case for February 2, when the hearing would be tested on the standard of objectivity, which the bench has set for itself.
The action of the agency came on the basis of a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence investigation which had shown over invoicing in the imports between 2011-12 and 2014-15.
The Bombay Lawyers Association says the CBI’s decision to not challenge the December 2014 order of a CBI court discharging Shah was “illegal, arbitrary and malafide”.
“People must understand that the Supreme Court has passed an order. They must abide by it. It is the obligation of the states to maintain law and order,” the bench said.
The court ruled that it would examine if all the matters in the case should be heard by the Supreme Court itself.
Controversial case pits advocates of the autonomy of an adult woman to decide whom she marries against conspiracy theorists who see Hadiya’s marriage as part of a supposed Muslim plot to seduce and convert Hindu women.
The bench asked the parties to catalogue all documents relating to Loya’s death, which have not been filed so far, and submit them on February 2, the next date of hearing.
It is time to either expand the definition to include ‘power and influence’ for which such offices are really created, or remove the provision as it has failed to achieve the desired goal of legislative independence.
What masquerades today as an argument for constitutional morality or political propriety is actually a mask for the politics of malice, vendetta and plain bullying.
Special secretary, UP department of justice, Raj Singh, has sought information on whether the cases could be withdrawn in public interest.
Earlier, the two petitions were being heard by the bench headed by justice Arun Mishra.
The brutal incident took place on January 1, 2013, when three Dalit youths were killed in Sonai Village in Ahmednagar district, over an intercaste love affair, according to the police.
The independence of the judiciary can and will only be maintained by not letting anyone outside try to broker a resolution to this current stalemate.
According to ex-employee Nitin Balchandani, ICICI Prudential had filed an FIR against him in April 2016 to pre-empt him to “shut his mouth”.
Three people arrested by the Assam Border Police for allegedly being foreigners describe their experiences at the detention camps and how life changed for them.
Farooqui was earlier convicted and sentenced to seven-year jail term by a trial court in New Delhi in August 2016. However, the high court had acquitted him in the case last year.
Serious introspection on the dissent by top judges may turn this into an opportunity to overhaul other apparently arbitrary markers present in the judicial exercise of administrative powers.
Such an exercise would inspire confidence in the functioning of the judiciary as an institution, the senior advocate’s plea said.
The plea says that the states cannot impose a blanket ban on a film and its screening can be suspended in a particular area or areas on account of law and order problem, not across the states.
The number of cases against Aadhaar have bloated since 2012. As hearings begin again before the apex court, a look at what the cases are:
Is it not more urgent to investigate the four Supreme Court judges’ disquiet than to make noises of disapproval about their alleged breach of conduct?
In conversation with Arun Shourie on dissenting judges, judicial independence and the ‘established’ media.
Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned the movie, citing law and order issues.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan files complaint based on the CBI’s investigation into the medical college bribery case.
“Put up before the appropriate bench”, Justice Arun Mishra’s order said on Tuesday, implying he no longer intends to hear the sensitive matter.
The apex court said if an adult man and woman marry, no khap panchayat, individual or group can question them.
The bench, which was hearing two PILs seeking an independent probe into the death of Judge Loya, adjourned the hearing for after a week without specifying any dates.
The constitution bench, formed earlier to hear the Aadhaar matter, comprises CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.
Senior RSS functionary J. Nandakumar has claimed the public attack against the Chief Justice of India came on the heels of the CJI’s order to reopen cases relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
The CBI’s submissions came while a single bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere was hearing a revision application filed by Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin Shaikh, challenging the trial court orders of discharge of these officers.
Karan Thapar interviews former Union Minister of Law and Justice Ashwani Kumar about the unprecedented press conference by the four Supreme Court Justices, its implications and repercussions.
To get favourable verdict, “prasad will be needed. We will give the prasad. We have to give the prasad”, say conspirators accused of bribing public functionaries.
Two days after Supreme Court justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph held a press conference to discuss administrative issues plaguing the apex court, four former judges have written an open letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Misra urging him to set up […]
The top lawyers’ body also resolved that it will take the opinion of other judges and expressed the view that such issues of judges should not be made public.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
It was — and remains — the duty of the chief justice of India to give confidence to the entire judicial fraternity that no magistrate across the land need feel unsafe under his watch.
Senior judges highlight example of case assigned to bench which subsequently ruled on an issue that it did not have the authority to pronounce on.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 180: SC Judges’ Press Conference And Challenges Before The Indian Judiciary
Vinod Dua discusses the historic press conference by four rebel Supreme Court judges and the challenges before the Indian judiciary.
‘Dark Day for Democracy’: Radio Silence from BJP over SC Row, Cong Calls for Probe into Loya’s Death
Political parties reacted cautiously to the concerns raised by four SC judges over judicial interference and ‘selective assignments’.
Though most welcomed the historic move, a few raised questions about the vagueness of the complaint and said the judges should have been more specific.