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Landmark Supreme Court Ruling: Prabir Purkayastha’s Liberation from Unlawful Detainment

In a groundbreaking decision, the Supreme Court has denounced the arrest and subsequent remand of Prabir Purkayastha, the visionary behind NewsClick, by the Delhi police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967 as illegal. The court’s ruling, delivered on Wednesday, May 15, has stirred waves of relief and vindication across the journalistic realm. The …

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Justice Prevails: Supreme Court Stands Against Wrongful Profit

In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court delivered a resounding message: wrongdoers cannot exploit their own misdeeds for personal gain. The case in question involved the Municipal Committee, Katra, and a bidder who had fallen short on contractual obligations. The dispute stemmed from a tender issued by the Municipal Committee, Katra, inviting bids for transportation …

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Supreme Court Enforces Clarity in Arrest Protocol: Written Grounds Mandatory in UAPA Cases

In a pivotal ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed today that the precedent set forth in the Pankaj Bansal v Union of India case, stipulating the provision of written grounds for arrest, extends to cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 (UAPA). Justices BR Gavai and Sandeep Mehta presided over this significant decision, declaring the …

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Supreme Court Deems Arrest and Remand Invalid Without Grounds Notification

In a pivotal verdict pronounced on May 15, the Supreme Court established that an arrest and subsequent remand are deemed illegal if the accused is not formally informed of the grounds of arrest. The Court emphasized that the mere filing of a chargesheet does not rectify the inherent illegality of the arrest, as clarified by …

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Legal Victory for Defendants: Supreme Court Affirms Rights to Oppose Remand and Seek Bail

In a landmark decision issued on May 15, the Supreme Court drew a crucial distinction between the ‘reasons for arrest’ and the ‘grounds of arrest’, emphasizing the vital importance of clarity in legal procedures. The Court underscored that while the former may encompass generalities applicable to any arrested individual, the latter must delineate specific, personal …

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Supreme Court Demands Meghalaya’s Clear Action Against Outdated ‘Two-Finger’ Test in Rape Cases

In a recent session dated May 7th, the Supreme Court, during the deliberation of a criminal appeal arising from Meghalaya’s High Court, expressed profound disappointment regarding the persistence of the “two-finger test” in a rape case, despite its condemnation by the Supreme Court. The court acknowledged the case’s antiquity, dating back to October 26th, 2013, …

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Compensation Doesn’t Lessen Convicts’ Sentences: Supreme Court Asserts in Landmark Ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court emphatically declared that the obligation for a convict to compensate the victim does not equate to a reduction in the convict’s imposed sentence. The Court, led by Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra, underscored the pivotal separation between sentencing and victim compensation within the realm of criminal proceedings. …

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Supreme Court Upholds Agent’s Stake in Property Contracts Post Principal’s Demise

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has solidified the position of agents, asserting that the demise of a principal contractor does not terminate agency contracts if the agent holds a vested interest in the subject matter of the agreement. This pivotal decision overturns a previous High Court ruling and sets a new precedent in …

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Legal Luminary: Advocates Exempt from Consumer Act Scrutiny

In a landmark decree, the Supreme Court delivered a verdict on Tuesday, illuminating a path where advocates remain untethered from the Consumer Protection Act 1986’s grip. This judicial dictum, handed down by the esteemed duo of Justices Bela Trivedi and Pankaj Mithal, delineated a crucial demarcation: professionals, with their refined expertise, stand apart from the …

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Rethinking Liability: Supreme Court Calls for Review of Doctors’ Inclusion under Consumer Protection Act

In a significant turn of legal events, the Supreme Court voiced the necessity for a reevaluation of its 1995 ruling in the Indian Medical Association v VP Shantha case, which subjected medical practitioners to the purview of the Consumer Protection Act. Rendered by a bench comprising Justices Bela Trivedi and Pankaj Mithal, the verdict surfaced …

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