Surrender cannot be construed as consent for sexual intercourse: Kerala High court upholds conviction of 67-year-old man for rape of minor girl

The Kerala High Court recently held that a woman’s resignation to sexual intercourse when caused by fear or duress cannot be termed as “consent” as understood in law. The Kerala High Court recently held that a woman’s resignation to sexual intercourse when caused by fear or duress cannot be termed as “consent” as understood inContinue reading “Surrender cannot be construed as consent for sexual intercourse: Kerala High court upholds conviction of 67-year-old man for rape of minor girl”

An accused cannot claim to be released on bail only on the ground of grant of bail to other co-accused: Rajasthan High Court- [Read Judgement]

The Rajasthan High Court has stated that parity with other accused is not the sole ground for a grant of bail, and the role of the accused and other considerations have to factored into the analysis. The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court yesterday ruled that parity of accused with other accused persons isContinue reading “An accused cannot claim to be released on bail only on the ground of grant of bail to other co-accused: Rajasthan High Court- [Read Judgement]”

Pulling down leggings of a child victim and touching of thighs is sexual assault under Section 7, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012: Delhi High Court

Pulling down the leggings of a child victim and touching of the thighs is evident of sexual intent and accordingly constitutes an offence of sexual assault in terms of Section 7 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, Delhi High Court has held (Rajender vs State). The judgment was passed by a single Judge Bench of Justice SanjeevContinue reading “Pulling down leggings of a child victim and touching of thighs is sexual assault under Section 7, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012: Delhi High Court”

Hindustan Unilever Limited gets ad-interim relief from Bombay High Court over Trademark tussle for “Glow & Handsome” with Emami- [Read Order]

Emami (which owns Fair & Handsome) is now required to give written notice 7 days in advance before it can initiate any legal proceeding against HUL (which owns Fair & Lovely) over the trademark “Glow & Handsome.” The Bombay High Court on Monday directed that Emami Limited should give Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) prior written notice sevenContinue reading “Hindustan Unilever Limited gets ad-interim relief from Bombay High Court over Trademark tussle for “Glow & Handsome” with Emami- [Read Order]”

Chhattisgarh High Court Denied Interim Relief To Bureaucrat In Money Laundering Case- [Read Order]

The Chhattisgarh High Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief to lok Shukla, former IAS and Principal Secretary to the Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Chhattisgarh, in the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) registered against him for money laundering. The division bench of Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice Parth Prateem Sahu granted two weeks time to theContinue reading “Chhattisgarh High Court Denied Interim Relief To Bureaucrat In Money Laundering Case- [Read Order]”

Petition filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court challenging Section 10A Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code

Section 10A had suspended the initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process qua defaults which arise on or after March 25, 2020. A Petition has been filed before the Madhya Pradesh High Court challenging the constitutional validity of Section 10A of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016. (V N Dubey vs UOI) On June 30, a DivisionContinue reading “Petition filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court challenging Section 10A Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code”

India cannot exercise jurisdiction to try Italian marines, entitled to compensation from Italy: Permanent Court of Arbitration

In a setback to India, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has decided that in a dispute between India and Italy, the former is precluded from exercising its jurisdiction to try two Italian marines. The decision pertains to an incident of February 2012 when two Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore GironeContinue reading “India cannot exercise jurisdiction to try Italian marines, entitled to compensation from Italy: Permanent Court of Arbitration”

Bombay High court Directs IT Department To Refund Over Rs. 833 crores To Vodafone Idea Limited Within Two Weeks Without Fail- (Read Judgement)

In a huge relief to Vodafone Idea Limited, the Bombay High Court last Friday directed the income tax department to refund Rs.833 crores to the telecom operator within two weeks “without fail.” Division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice Madhav Jamdar pronounced a 14-page oral order via video conference granting relief after hearing the petitionerContinue reading “Bombay High court Directs IT Department To Refund Over Rs. 833 crores To Vodafone Idea Limited Within Two Weeks Without Fail- (Read Judgement)”

Union Home Ministry under leadership of Home Minister Shri Amit Shah today declared nine individuals as designated terrorists under provisions of UAPA Act

Under the strong and iron-willed leadership of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Central Government had amended the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in August 2019, to include the provision of designating an individual as a terrorist. Prior to this amendment, only organizations could be designated as terrorist organizations. The Union Home Minister, ShriContinue reading “Union Home Ministry under leadership of Home Minister Shri Amit Shah today declared nine individuals as designated terrorists under provisions of UAPA Act”

The death of Sushant Singh Rajput: Allegations of Nepotism and Locus standi to file criminal complaints

The untimely death of 34-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput, a young Bollywood star who committed suicide recently, has shocked the nation. Millions of people have reacted on social media, sparking several debates about favoritism and nepotism in the film industry. Sushant’s death has brought to fore many hitherto whispered, underlying issues. Congress Leader Sanjay Nirupam hasContinue reading “The death of Sushant Singh Rajput: Allegations of Nepotism and Locus standi to file criminal complaints”