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(1) M/S BRAHMAPUTRA CONCRETE PIPE INDUSTRIES ETC. ETC. Vs. THE ASSAM STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 26-02-2024
Supreme Court Rules, 2013 - Order 48, Rule 2(1) - Curative Petition - The appellants filed a curative petition, a special type of petition seeking to cure a gross miscarriage of justice - The Registrar of the Supreme Court declined to register the curative petition - The Registrar's decision was based on the following - Order 48, Rule 2(1) of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013 - This rule states that a curative petition must specifically mention that the grounds raised were also taken in a review pe
India Law Library Docid # 1603958

(2) K. BALASUBRAMANI ETC. Vs. THE TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT REPRESENTED BY THE ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT AND OTHERS ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 23-02-2024
Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959 - Section 78 - Order of Ejectment - The tenants were declared as encroachers under the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959, and the High Court ordered them to vacate the premises - The tenants challenged the order in the before this Court - Amicable Resolution - The Supreme Court, with the consent of both parties, disposed of the petitions on mutually agreeable terms, allowing some tenants to occupy the premises for a further pe
India Law Library Docid # 1603955

(3) SWAMI GOVERDHAN RANGACHARIJI AND OTHERS Vs. M/S. A.J. PRINTERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 23-02-2024
Delhi Rent Control Act, 1995 - Ejectment - Landlords and the tenant of a bungalow in Delhi - Dispute is about the ejectment of the tenant from the demised premises - The High Court of Delhi remanded the matter to the Rent Controller for adjudication under the Delhi Rent Control Act, 1995 - The tenant is occupying the demised premises at a monthly rental of Rs.3,328/- since 1972 - Settlement Terms - The parties reached an amicable resolution of the dispute on the following terms. The tenant ag
India Law Library Docid # 1603956

(4) SHIV JATIA Vs. GIAN CHAND MALICK AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 23-02-2024
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) - Section 202 - Penal Code, 1860 - Section 120B - Essential Commodities Act, 1955 - Section 13 – Allegation is that the appellants cheated respondent by entering into a fraudulent agreement to sell LPG cylinders and not fulfilling their obligations - The appellants challenged the summoning order passed by the magistrate on the ground that it was issued without complying with Section 202 of the Cr.PC, which requires an inquiry or investigation before issuing
India Law Library Docid # 1603957

(5) VENKATARAMAN KRISHNAMURTHY AND ANOTHER Vs. LODHA CROWN BUILDMART PVT. LTD. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 22-02-2024
Consumer Law – Housing - Non-delivery of possession on time - Breach of agreement - The appellants filed a consumer complaint against the respondent-company for failing to deliver possession of an apartment in Mumbai as per the agreement - They sought refund of the amount paid with interest and compensation - The NCDRC dismissed the appellants’ complaint and held that they could either take possession of the apartment or seek refund with forfeiture of earnest money as per the agreement - The NCD
India Law Library Docid # 1603942

(6) M/S. DOMCO SMOKELESS FUELS PVT. LTD Vs. STATE OF JHARKHAND AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 22-02-2024
Refund of excess price paid over the notified price in e-auction - The appellant, a coal consumer, seeks refund of excess price paid over the notified price in an e-auction conducted by the respondent, a coal company, for lifting coal consignments - The High Court directed the respondent to refund the excess amount with interest to the appellant, based on the orders of the Supreme Court and the Patna High Court in similar cases - The appellant filed a contempt case against the respondent for non
India Law Library Docid # 1603943

(7) LUCKNOW NAGAR NIGAM AND OTHERS S Vs. KOHLI BROTHERS COLOUR LAB PVT. LTD. AND OTHERS S[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 22-02-2024
Enemy Property Act, 1968 - UP Municipal Corporation Adhiniyam, 1959 - Sections 506 and 509 - Exemption from payment of property tax - Appeal filed by the Lucknow Nagar Nigam against the judgment of the Allahabad High Court that exempted the respondent from paying property tax on an enemy property -The property is owned by the Raja of Mahmudabad, who migrated to Pakistan in 1947, and is vested in the Custodian of Enemy Property for India under the Enemy Property Act, 1968 - The appellant assessed
India Law Library Docid # 1603944

(8) RAVINDRA KUMAR Vs. STATE OF U.P. AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 22-02-2024
Service Law – Selection - Cancellation of – Post of Constable - Challenged – Appeal filed by the appellant, who challenged the cancellation of his selection as a constable in Uttar Pradesh Police - The main issue was whether the appellant had suppressed material information regarding his involvement in a criminal case, which he was acquitted of, in the verification form and affidavit submitted by him at the time of selection - This Court allowed the appeal and set aside the cancellation order by
India Law Library Docid # 1603945

(9) ANUN DHAWAN AND OTHERS Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 22-02-2024
National Food Security Act, 2013 – Sections 39(2)(d) and 12(2)(h) - Introducing schemes of cash transfer, food coupons or other schemes to the targeted beneficiaries in order to ensure their foodgrains entitlements in such areas and manner –Community Kitchens - The petitioners are social activists who seek directions from the Supreme Court of India to implement Community Kitchens to combat hunger, malnutrition and starvation in the country - Various Schemes by Centre and States - The Union of In
India Law Library Docid # 1603946

(10) SMT. VIDYA K. AND OTHERS Vs. STATE OF KARNATAKA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 22-02-2024
Service Law – Recruitment – Post of Lecturers - Home Science Department - Government First Grade Colleges in Karnataka - The main issue is whether the notification for filling up 18 posts of lecturers in Home Science is illegal for not providing the subject-wise specialisation within Home Science - The court allowed the appeals and set aside the orders of the High Court and the Tribunal, which had quashed the notification - The court upheld the recruitment process and the appointments made on th
India Law Library Docid # 1603947

(11) RAM SINGH Vs. THE STATE OF U.P. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 21-02-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 301, 302 and 307 – Murder by country made pistol - The prosecution relied on the eyewitnesses, who claimed that Appellant fired at deceased on the instigation of the co-accused ‘L’, but the bullet hit deceased instead - The prosecution also produced the post-mortem report and the seizure memo of the tikli and pellets recovered from the wound of the deceased – Appellant denied the accusation and pleaded that he was falsely implicated due to political rivalry and
India Law Library Docid # 1603941

(12) RAM NATH Vs. THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 21-02-2024
Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSA) – Sections 3(zz), 59 and 89 – Penal Code, 1860(IPC) - Sections 272 and 273 - Interplay between the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSA) and the Penal Code (IPC) regarding offences related to food adulteration and safety - The main issue is whether the FSSA overrides the IPC provisions of Sections 272 and 273, which deal with adulteration and sale of noxious food or drink, after the FSSA came into force on 29th July 2010 - The court allowed the app
India Law Library Docid # 1603948

(13) DR. MRS. SUMAN V. JAIN Vs. MARWADI SAMMELAN THROUGH ITS SECRETARY AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Central Civil Services Pension Rules, 1972 - Rule 26 - Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 - Sections 59(1) and Section 59(2) – Right to Appeal – Prospective Resignation - Appeal filed by Appellant, a former principal of a college run by a trust, against the rejection of her request to withdraw her prospective resignation before the effective date - The main issues before the court were: (a) whether the appellant was entitled to withdraw her prospective resignation before the effective date; (b)
India Law Library Docid # 1603937

(14) MOHD ABAAD ALI AND ANOTHER Vs. DIRECTORATE OF REVENUE PROSECUTION INTELLIGENCE [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 - Section 378 - Limitation Act, 1963 - Section 5 - Customs Act, 1962 - Section 135(1)(b) - Appeal against the acquittal – Delay of 72 days - The High Court condoned the delay and dismissed the appellants’ application for recall - Whether the High Court had the power to condone the delay in filing the appeal against acquittal under Section 378 of CrPC, and whether Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963 was applicable in such cases – This Court dismissed the appeal and
India Law Library Docid # 1603938

(15) MANOJ KUMAR Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Service Law – Appointment – Denial of - Denial of appointment of Appellant as a primary school teacher by the Institute, on the ground that he was not given marks for his additional qualification of PG Degree - He claimed that the denial was illegal and arbitrary –The High Court dismissed the appellant’s writ petition and appeal, relying on the principle of judicial restraint in academic matters and the Institute’s right to shortlist candidates as per the vacancy circular - The Supreme Court al
India Law Library Docid # 1603939

(16) KALINGA @ KUSHAL Vs. STATE OF KARNATAKA BY POLICE INSPECTOR HUBLI [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 201, 302, 363, 364 read with 34 –Murder - Extra judicial confession - Reversal of the acquittal - Appeal filed by Appellant, who was convicted for the murder of his nephew a 2.5-year-old child, and for other related offences - The Trial Court acquitted Appellant and two other co-accused on the grounds of insufficient and unreliable evidence, especially the extra judicial confession of Appellant and the recovery of the dead body from a well at his instance - The
India Law Library Docid # 1603940

(17) THE TEHSILDAR, URBAN IMPROVEMENT TRUST AND ANOTHER Vs. GANGA BAI MENARIYA (DEAD) THROUGH LRS. AND OTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Land Dispute - Suit for injunction - Dispute over the ownership and possession of a land that was claimed by the respondents on the basis of a lease deed executed by the Gram Panchayat in 1959 - The Trial Court dismissed the suit filed by the respondents for permanent injunction, holding that they failed to prove their title or legal possession of the land, and that the Gram Panchayat had no authority to lease out the land that was reserved for grazing cattles (gochar land) - The First Appellate
India Law Library Docid # 1603949

(18) KULDEEP KUMAR Vs. U.T. CHANDIGARH AND OTHERS[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Punjab Municipal Corporation Act 1976 - Section 38 and Section 60(a) - Electoral dispute for the post of Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation - The appellant, Kuldeep Kumar, challenged the validity of the election result, which was declared in favour of the eighth respondent, Manoj Kumar Sonkar, by the presiding officer, Anil Masih, who was also the seventh respondent - The appellant alleged that the presiding officer malpracticed by placing ink marks on eight ballot papers that were ca
India Law Library Docid # 1603950

(19) HIMANSHU SHARMA Vs. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 20-02-2024
Penal Code, 1960 - Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 470 and 471 – Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 - Section 439(2) - Forgery and possession of illegal arms - The appellants were accused of various offences related to forgery and possession of illegal arms - They were granted bail by a Single Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, but the State filed applications to cancel their bail under Section 439(2) of CrPC - Another Single Judge of the same High Court cancelled the bail of the appellants on t
India Law Library Docid # 1603951

(20) FARHANA Vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 19-02-2024
Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986 - Sections 2(b)(i) and 3(1) - Quashing of FIR - Member of gang - Anti-social activities - From a bare perusal of Section 2(b)(i) of the Gangsters Act, it would become apparent that the person alleged to be the member of the gang should be found indulging in anti-social activities which would be covered under the offences punishable under Chapters XVI, or XVII or XXII IPC - There is no dispute that the case set up by the pr
India Law Library Docid # 1603935