Delhi High Court


Don’t behave like Mallya, return to India: HC tells meat exporter Qureshi

New Delhi: Don’t behave like Vijay Mallya, Delhi High Court on Wednesday told controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi and directed him to return to India by mid-November and appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in a money laundering case against him. “Do not behave in a fashion Vijay Mallya did,” Justice AK Pathak said as he turned down a plea of Qureshi, who is in Dubai, for interim protection from arrest or any coercive action by the agency for 15 days. “Don’t take the line of businessman Vijay Mallya.Read More

Delhi High Court seeks NIA’s response on bail pleas of 16 ISIS operatives

New Delhi: Delhi High Court today sought the response of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on bail pleas filed by 16 suspected ISIS operatives, arrested from across the country for allegedly financing and recruiting people to join the terror group. A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and RK Gauba issued notice to the probe agency and fixed the matter for hearing on August 23. The bail pleas have been filed by arrested accused–Abu Anas, Mohammed Afzal, Mohd Hussain, Najmul Huda, Suhail Ahmed, Mohammed Aleem, Asif Ali, Syed Mujahid, Imran, Mufti AbdusRead More

Justice TS Thakur to be next Chief Justice of Supreme Court

New Delhi: Justice TS Thakur, the senior most judge after Supreme Court Chief Justice HL Dattu, will become the next Chief Justice of India and would be at the helm of the country’s judiciary till January 4, 2017. Chief Justice Dattu has recommended the name of Justice Thakur, being the senior most judge after him, as his successor. It is in continuation of the practice of the senior most judge taking over the reins of the Apex Court from the outgoing chief justice. Justice Thakur, who would be having aRead More

No plans to ban export of iron ore: Government

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday extended the stay on the trial court order summoning Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald case till the final disposal of their appeals against their summons. Justice V P Vaish extended the interim order after lawyers appearing for the Gandhis and others sought adjournment in the matter. Besides Sonia and Rahul, Congress treasurer Moti Lal Vora, General Secretary Oscar Fernandes and Suman Dubey had moved the High Court on July 30 against the trial courtRead More

Delhi high court seek notice from Arvind kejriwal and Election comission

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Election Commission and AAP’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on a plea seeking derecognition of the party for allegedly filing forged documents at the time of its registration as a political party. While issuing notice to Kejriwal and six of his party members, Justice Manmohan directed them to file their response within four weeks. The court notice came on a plea filed by Janraajya Party, an unrecognised political party, which sought directions to the ECI to decide the issue ofRead More

Plea in Delhi High Court for security to Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: A plea was hurriedly made in the Delhi High Court for directions to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal not to refuse security offered to him. “The Chief Minister is refusing security offered to him by the Delhi Police time and again. He is exposing himself and his cabinet ministers to grave danger,” advocate Anoop Awasthi submitted before the bench. Awasthi said, “India has lost many leaders in attacks and it is a prevalent demand of residents of Delhi that Kejriwal should take security cover.” He contended, “Since the ChiefRead More

Supreme Court declared gay sex illegal

New Delhi: Rejeciting the Delhi High Court that decriminalized homosexuality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday pronounced gay sex as illegal. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya delivered the verdict on petitions of anti-gay right activists, social and religious organizations against the 2009 verdict of the High Court, which decriminalized gay sex. While hearing the appeal, the apex court had pulled up the Centre for its “casual” approach on decriminalization of homosexuality and also expressed concern over the Parliament not discussing such important issues and blaming judiciary insteadRead More

Ramjethmalani files defamation case against BJP over his expulsion from party

New Delhi: Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani on Friday filed a civil defamation case against the BJP parliamentary board in the Delhi High Court over his expulsion from the party on May 28. Jethmalani demanded Rs 50 lakh in damages jointly from the board members, barring Narendra Modi and the ailing Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He asked the court to declare the board’s decision “null and void”. Girish Katpalia, a joint registrar of the Delhi High Court, on Friday recused himself from hearing the case, citing personal reasons. The parliamentary board isRead More

Delhi HC issues notice to centre over nutritional value of mid-day meal

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on the issue that nutritional value of mid-day meal given to school children was far below the stipulated norms. A division bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog sought a response from the Human Resource Development Ministry by November 6. The court’s direction came after advocate Ashok Agarwal said the Delhi government wrote to the Centre that the menu of mid-day meal was not meeting the nutritional norms. The affidavit said, “After changing theRead More

Delhi HC court rejects Om Prakash Chautala’s plea

New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court on Friday rejected former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala’s plea challenging his conviction and 10 years sentence for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers 12 years ago. The senior Chautala, who was held as the “main conspirator” in the scam by the court, was found guilty of cheating, forgery, using fake documents as genuine and conspiracy under the IPC and for abusing his official position under the Prevention of Corruption Act. In his plea, Chautala had sought suspension of sentence on health grounds thatRead More