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(41) SHIVENDRA PRATAP SINGH THAKUR @ BANTI Vs. STATE OF CHHATTISGARH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 447, 427, 294, 506 read with 34 – Quashing of FIR - The FIR was vague about the incident date, lodged after a 39-day delay without explanation, and the alleged damages were not substantiated by evidence - The FIR and chargesheet were false and fabricated, with no complaint from the landowner whose property was allegedly damaged - The State opposed the appeal, asserting that the complainant had no motive to falsely implicate the accused and the allegations were a
India Law Library Docid # 1604173

(42) STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH Vs. RAGHUBIR SINGH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 376(2)(g) read with Section 34 – Conviction and Sentence - The appeals challenge the adequacy of the sentence and the conviction based on the evidence presented - The State argues the sentence is less than the minimum prescribed and that the evidence clearly shows the intercourse was without consent - The accused argue that there were two acquittals previously, and the evidence suggests consensual intercourse, highlighting discrepancies in the prosecutrix's test
India Law Library Docid # 1604174

(43) RAJENDRA S/O RAMDAS KOLHE Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Section 302 read with Section 34 – Murder of Wife - The appellant was convicted for the murder of his police constable, who was set on fire after pouring kerosene over her - The main issue was whether the conviction was justified based on evidence, including the dying declarations - The appellant argued that there were contradictions in the evidence and that the dying declaration recorded by the Special Executive Magistrate was not reliable - The respondent supported the
India Law Library Docid # 1604175

(44) SOLAPUR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION Vs. SHANKARRAO GOVINDRAO PATIL AND OTHERS ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations Act, 1949 - Section 493(5)(c) - Transitory Provisions – The case revolves around the employment status of respondents who were engaged by Majarewadi Gram Panchayat and later regularized by Solapur Municipal Corporation - The dispute revolves around whether their service should be considered regular from the merger date, 05.05.1992, or from the regularization date, 01.02.2003 - The main issue is whether the respondents were regular employees of the gram pa
India Law Library Docid # 1604176

(45) S. NITHEEN AND OTHERS Vs. STATE OF KERALA AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Section 494 read with 34 - The case involves bigamy charges for marrying while still married to the complainant, with other appellants accused of aiding the offence - The primary legal issue is whether the appellants other than A-1 and A-2 can be charged under Section 494 IPC for bigamy, considering their alleged roles in the second marriage - The appellants argue that there is no evidence of their presence or knowledge of the first marriage at the time of the second mar
India Law Library Docid # 1604177

(46) PRABIR PURKAYASTHA Vs. STATE (NCT OF DELHI) [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 - Sections 13, 16, 17, 18 and 22C - Penal Code, 1860 – Sections 153A and 120B - The primary issue was the legality of the appellant's arrest and the subsequent police custody remand, which were alleged to be in violation of constitutional rights and procedural laws - The appellant's counsel argued that the arrest was illegal due to the absence of written 'grounds of arrest' and that the remand order was passed without proper legal representation or cons
India Law Library Docid # 1604169

(47) C. SUBBIAH @ KADAMBUR JAYARAJ AND OTHERS Vs. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 420, 120B, 294(b), 506(ii) read with Section 114 – Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 – Section 4 - The case revolves around a real estate dispute where a government teacher was allegedly defrauded by an accused who induced him to invest in land deals with promises of high returns - The primary legal issue is whether the allegations constitute a criminal offence of fraud and breach of trust or if they are purely civil disputes - The appellants argue tha
India Law Library Docid # 1604170

(48) DINESH AND OTHERS ETC. Vs. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND OTHERS ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 - Sections 11, 15(2) and 15(3) - The State of Madhya Pradesh acquired land for a Multi-Model Logistics Park but appellants objected - The State Development Office dismissed their objections, leading to writ petitions in the High Court - The main legal question was whether the SDO had the authority to hear and decide objections under Section 15 of the Act of 2013 and direct the publication
India Law Library Docid # 1604172

(49) SHIVENDRA PRATAP SINGH THAKUR @ BANTI Vs. STATE OF CHHATTISGARH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 447, 427, 294, 506 read with 34 – Quashing of FIR - The FIR was vague about the incident date, lodged after a 39-day delay without explanation, and the alleged damages were not substantiated by evidence - The FIR and chargesheet were false and fabricated, with no complaint from the landowner whose property was allegedly damaged - The State opposed the appeal, asserting that the complainant had no motive to falsely implicate the accused and the allegations were a
India Law Library Docid # 1604173

(50) STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH Vs. RAGHUBIR SINGH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 376(2)(g) read with Section 34 – Conviction and Sentence - The appeals challenge the adequacy of the sentence and the conviction based on the evidence presented - The State argues the sentence is less than the minimum prescribed and that the evidence clearly shows the intercourse was without consent - The accused argue that there were two acquittals previously, and the evidence suggests consensual intercourse, highlighting discrepancies in the prosecutrix's test
India Law Library Docid # 1604174

(51) RAJENDRA S/O RAMDAS KOLHE Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Section 302 read with Section 34 – Murder of Wife - The appellant was convicted for the murder of his police constable, who was set on fire after pouring kerosene over her - The main issue was whether the conviction was justified based on evidence, including the dying declarations - The appellant argued that there were contradictions in the evidence and that the dying declaration recorded by the Special Executive Magistrate was not reliable - The respondent supported the
India Law Library Docid # 1604175

(52) SOLAPUR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION Vs. SHANKARRAO GOVINDRAO PATIL AND OTHERS ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations Act, 1949 - Section 493(5)(c) - Transitory Provisions – The case revolves around the employment status of respondents who were engaged by Majarewadi Gram Panchayat and later regularized by Solapur Municipal Corporation - The dispute revolves around whether their service should be considered regular from the merger date, 05.05.1992, or from the regularization date, 01.02.2003 - The main issue is whether the respondents were regular employees of the gram pa
India Law Library Docid # 1604176

(53) S. NITHEEN AND OTHERS Vs. STATE OF KERALA AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Section 494 read with 34 - The case involves bigamy charges for marrying while still married to the complainant, with other appellants accused of aiding the offence - The primary legal issue is whether the appellants other than A-1 and A-2 can be charged under Section 494 IPC for bigamy, considering their alleged roles in the second marriage - The appellants argue that there is no evidence of their presence or knowledge of the first marriage at the time of the second mar
India Law Library Docid # 1604177

(54) THE DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER, MUNNAR, KERALA AND ANOTHER Vs. P.J. ANTONY, ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-05-2024
Kerala Forest Act, 1961 - Sections 61A(2) and 69 – The case revolves around the confiscation of sandalwood trees from the lands of respondents who claimed ownership and sought to auction them under a government scheme - The Forest Department argued that the sandalwood may have been illegally collected and there was no evidence to support the claimants' ownership - Respondents argued they had complied with all legal requirements and informed Revenue officials about the trees - The Supreme Court f
India Law Library Docid # 1604166

(55) BHIKCHAND S/O DHONDIRAM MUTHA (DECEASED) THROUGH LRS. Vs. SHAMABAI DHANRAJ GUGALE (DECEASED) THROUGH LRS. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-05-2024
Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (CPC) – Section 144 - Application for restitution - The case revolves around the restitution of a judgment debtor following an appellate court's variation of a decree - The original decree was executed by selling the debtor's property, which was later purchased by the decree holders - The appellant argues that the auction purchaser is not entitled to equity and cannot be equated with a bona fide purchaser for value without notice - The respondents argue that the appell
India Law Library Docid # 1604167

(56) BAR OF INDIAN LAWYERS THROUGH ITS PRESIDENT JASBIR SINGH MALIK AND OTHERS Vs. D. K. GANDHI PS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-05-2024
Consumer Protection Act, 1986/2019 - The case revolves around whether a complaint alleging "deficiency in service" against advocates would be maintainable under the Act - The primary issue is whether the service of an advocate falls within the definition of "service" under the Consumer Protection Act, thus bringing advocates within its purview - The petitioners argue that the legal profession is not a business or trade but a noble profession integral to the justice system, requiring autonomy to
India Law Library Docid # 1604168

(57) THE DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER, MUNNAR, KERALA AND ANOTHER Vs. P.J. ANTONY, ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-05-2024
Kerala Forest Act, 1961 - Sections 61A(2) and 69 – The case revolves around the confiscation of sandalwood trees from the lands of respondents who claimed ownership and sought to auction them under a government scheme - The Forest Department argued that the sandalwood may have been illegally collected and there was no evidence to support the claimants' ownership - Respondents argued they had complied with all legal requirements and informed Revenue officials about the trees - The Supreme Court f
India Law Library Docid # 1604166

(58) BHIKCHAND S/O DHONDIRAM MUTHA (DECEASED) THROUGH LRS. Vs. SHAMABAI DHANRAJ GUGALE (DECEASED) THROUGH LRS. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-05-2024
Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (CPC) – Section 144 - Application for restitution - The case revolves around the restitution of a judgment debtor following an appellate court's variation of a decree - The original decree was executed by selling the debtor's property, which was later purchased by the decree holders - The appellant argues that the auction purchaser is not entitled to equity and cannot be equated with a bona fide purchaser for value without notice - The respondents argue that the appell
India Law Library Docid # 1604167

(59) BAR OF INDIAN LAWYERS THROUGH ITS PRESIDENT JASBIR SINGH MALIK AND OTHERS Vs. D. K. GANDHI PS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-05-2024
Consumer Protection Act, 1986/2019 - The case revolves around whether a complaint alleging "deficiency in service" against advocates would be maintainable under the Act - The primary issue is whether the service of an advocate falls within the definition of "service" under the Consumer Protection Act, thus bringing advocates within its purview - The petitioners argue that the legal profession is not a business or trade but a noble profession integral to the justice system, requiring autonomy to
India Law Library Docid # 1604168

(60) SHENTO VARGHESE Vs. JULFIKAR HUSEN AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-05-2024
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) – Section 102(3) - Power of police officer to seize certain property - Legal position regarding the reporting obligation of police officers under Section 102(3) of the CrPC - The court has ruled that the validity of a seizure order is not dependent on compliance with the reporting obligation under Section 102(3) of the CrPC - The court defined the term "forthwith" as "as soon as possible, judged in the context of the object sought to be achieved or accomplish
India Law Library Docid # 1604163