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(61) ANEES Vs. THE STATE GOVT. OF NCT [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) – Sections 302 and Exception 4 to Section 300 – Murder - The appellant was convicted for the murder of his wife - The couple had a strained marital relationship, with allegations of dowry demands and harassment - The incident occurred in 1995, with the five-year-old daughter as the sole eyewitness - The defence argued that the incident was a result of a sudden fight, and the appellant should be granted the benefit of Exception 4 to Section 300 of the Indian Penal Code (I
India Law Library Docid # 1604130

(62) ACHIN GUPTA Vs. STATE OF HARYANA AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 323, 406, 498A and 506 – Cruelty – Quashing of Chargesheet based on an FIR lodged by the appellant's wife - The main issue is whether the criminal proceedings against the appellant should be quashed based on the allegations of dowry harassment and cruelty - The appellant argues that the FIR is vague, general, and lacks specific instances of criminal conduct - It is claimed to be a counterblast to a divorce petition and a domestic violence case, with an unexplain
India Law Library Docid # 1604131

(63) NIRMALA Vs. KULWANT SINGH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Custody of the minor child - The case involves a custody dispute over a minor child ‘G’ after his mother went missing and was later found deceased - The child's father and maternal grandmother are contesting custody – Whether the writ of habeas corpus is maintainable in child custody matters? – The High Court erred in entertaining the habeas corpus petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India - The writ of habeas corpus is maintainable in child custody matters only if the detention o
India Law Library Docid # 1604132

(64) T.R. VIJAYARAMAN AND OTHERS Vs. THE STATE OF TAMIL NADU AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 120-B read with Section 420 – Cheating - The case involves fraudulent transactions by accused in connivance with Indian Bank officials resulting in interest-free advances to the petitioners - The main issue is whether the petitioners were involved in cheating the bank and if they availed any undue benefit from the fraudulent transactions - The petitioners argued that they were not involved in the cheating, had not availed any undue benefit, and that the transac
India Law Library Docid # 1604133

(65) STATE OF U.P. AND ANOTHER Vs. MOHAN LAL [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Limitation Act, 1963 – Section 5 - Condonation of Delay - Delay of 1663 days – The State of U.P. filed a SLP against an order dated 13.11.2009 by the Allahabad High Court, with a delay of 1,633 days - The main issue was the condonation of the significant delay in filing the SLP - The State argued that the delay was due to the time taken for obtaining legal opinion and permissions, and later, the realization that the appeal was not filed initially - The application for condonation of delay was di
India Law Library Docid # 1604134

(66) MAHENDRA NATH SORAL AND ANOTHER Vs. RAVINDRA NATH SORAL AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Partition Suit - The dispute involves partition of properties left by Late ‘R’ with the main contention over roof rights of a property in Kota and another in Jaipur - The primary issue is the valuation of roof rights for further construction and the equal distribution of property among co-sharers - The appellants argue that the valuation report failed to assess the value of roof rights, which would affect the overall property valuation and entitlement of co-sharers - The respondents maintain tha
India Law Library Docid # 1604135

(67) DR. RANBEER BOSE AND ANOTHER Vs. ANITA DAS AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
West Bengal Municipal(Building) Rules, 2007 - Rule 50 - Open spaces for building in areas other than municipalities in hill areas – The appellants challenge the High Court of Calcutta's order regarding a contempt petition related to their residential property construction and its compliance with Rule 50 of Rules, 2007 - The appellants argue that the writ petition was a private matter and should not have been entertained by the High Court - They also claim that municipal authorities are unfairly
India Law Library Docid # 1604136

(68) SMITA SHRIVASTAVA Vs. THE STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND OTHERS ETC. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Raj Avam Gram Swaraj Adhiniyam, 1993 - Sections 70(2) and 95(1) – Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Samvida Shala Shikshak(Employment and Conditions of Contract) Rules, 2005 – Rule 7A - Appointment – Denial of - Appellant was denied appointment as Samvida Shala Shikshak Grade-III despite passing the selection exam and the High Court's ruling in her favor - The main issue was the State Government's refusal to appoint the appellant based on amended rules, which were applied retrosp
India Law Library Docid # 1604137

(69) KANIHYA @ KANHI (DEAD) THROUGH LRS. Vs. SUKHI RAM AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Pre-emption Suit - The case revolves around a dispute over land in Haryana, where a pre-emption suit was filed and decreed, requiring a deposit of Rs. 9,214 minus 1/5th already deposited. The appellants deposited Rs. 7,600 instead of Rs. 7,614 due to a calculation error. The main issue was whether the appellants should suffer for a minor deficit due to a bona fide error and if the court can extend the time for deposit in such cases. The appellants argued that the error was not intentional and ev
India Law Library Docid # 1604138

(70) CHANDER BHAN (D) THROUGH LR SHER SINGH Vs. MUKHTIAR SINGH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Transfer of Property Act, 1882- Sections 41 and 52 – Sale deed executed during the pendency of a suit for permanent injunction is invalid under the principle of lis pendens - The court held that the doctrine of lis pendens applies to maintain status quo and prevent multiple proceedings by parties in different forums - The court further clarified that even if Section 52 of the Transfer of Property Act is not applicable in its strict sense, the principles of lis pendens, which are based on justice
India Law Library Docid # 1604139

(71) ALAUDDIN AND OTHERS Vs. THE STATE OF ASSAM AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 03-05-2024
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) – Section 302 read with 149 – Murder – Acquittal - The court found that the prosecution failed to provide reliable evidence linking the appellants to the crime, and the testimony of eyewitnesses was inconsistent and contradictory - The court also noted that the theory of "last seen together" was not sufficient to establish guilt, as the deceased was seen in the company of other individuals after being seen with the accused - The court set aside the convictions of the appel
India Law Library Docid # 1604140

(72) R.K. MUNSHI Vs. UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU & KASHMIR AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 02-05-2024
Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (House Rent Allowance and City Compensation Allowance) Rules, 1992 - Rule 6(h) – House Rent Allowance (HRA) - The appellant, a retired Inspector(Telecom) in Jammu and Kashmir Police, was charged with unauthorized House Rent Allowance (HRA) drawals and asked to repay Rs.3,96,814/-.- The main issue was whether the appellant was entitled to HRA while sharing government accommodation allotted to his retired father - The appellant argued that the quarter was allotted
India Law Library Docid # 1604127

(73) SHANKAR AND OTHERS Vs. THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 02-05-2024
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) – Section 319 and 482 - Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) – Section 302 – Issuing of the summons - The appeals concern a summoning order under Section 319 Cr.P.C. for the appellants to face trial for an offence under Section 302 IPC, based on a High Court decision dated 04.04.2023 - The main issue is the sufficiency of material against the appellants prompting the summoning order under Section 319 Cr.P.C - The appellants argue that they were incorrectly named in the FIR
India Law Library Docid # 1604128

(74) CHAITRA NAGAMMANAVAR Vs. STATE OF KARNATAKA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 02-05-2024
Karnataka State Universities Act, 2000 - Karnataka State Civil Services (Unfilled Vacancies Reserved For Persons Belonging to the SC’s and ST’s) (Special Recruitment) Rules, 2001 - Rule 6 – Appointment - The case revolves around a service dispute regarding the appointment to a Scheduled Tribes (ST) reserved post at Bangalore University - The appellant was appointed based on merit, while respondent no. 7 was within the preferential age bracket - The main issue is whether the 2001 Rules apply to t
India Law Library Docid # 1604129

(75) SHARIF AHMED AND ANOTHER Vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 01-05-2024
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) - Section 173(2) - The appeals concern the nature of chargesheets filed by the state/police in some jurisdictions, particularly when they lack sufficient details of facts constituting the offense or relevant evidence - The main issue is whether chargesheets are being filed without adequate details or evidence, often merely reproducing the complainant's details from the FIR, and whether this meets the legal requirements - The judgment discusses the legal posit
India Law Library Docid # 1604124

(76) RAM BALAK SINGH Vs. STATE OF BIHAR AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 01-05-2024
Bihar Consolidation of Upholdings and Prevention of Fragmentation Act, 1956 – Section 37 - Bar of jurisdiction of Civil Courts - The dispute involves 0.32 decimal of land in Bihar, originally settled by ex-landlord ‘R’ to ‘M’, and then allegedly inherited by the plaintiff-appellant through adoption - The main issue is the possession and confirmation of the plaintiff's possession over the land, which was challenged by the State authorities claiming the land as state-owned pond land (jalkar) - The
India Law Library Docid # 1604125

(77) DEEPENDRA YADAV AND OTHERS Vs. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 01-05-2024
Education Law - The case involves a service rule amendment by the State of Madhya Pradesh, impacting job aspirants - The amendment was later recalled, but not before affecting an ongoing recruitment process - The main issue was the application of the amended rule to the recruitment process, leading to legal challenges and the question of whether meritorious reservation category candidates should be treated as unreserved at the preliminary examination stage - The petitioners challenged the validi
India Law Library Docid # 1604126

(78) AJAY ISHWAR GHUTE AND OTHERS Vs. MEHER K. PATEL AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 30-04-2024
Land Dispute - The case involves a dispute over land ownership and the construction of a compound wall, which was permitted by the High Court under police protection without considering the rights of affected third parties - The main issue is whether the High Court was justified in allowing the construction of the compound wall under police protection, and whether necessary parties were impleaded - The petitioners argued that the High Court's order was illegal due to non-joinder of necessary par
India Law Library Docid # 1604117

(79) COMMISSIONER OF CENTRAL EXCISE BELAPUR Vs. JINDAL DRUGS LTD. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 30-04-2024
Central Excise Act, 1944 - Section 35L(1)(b) – qualification as 'manufacture' under the Act - The primary issue is whether the labeling activity constitutes 'manufacture' as per Note 3 to Chapter 18 of the Central Excise Tariff Act, thereby making respondent eligible for cenvat credit and rebate on exported goods - The revenue (petitioner) argued that the additional labeling done by Respondent did not amount to manufacture and hence, they were not entitled to the cenvat credit and rebate claims
India Law Library Docid # 1604118

(80) SWAMI VEDVYASANAND JI MAHARAJ (D) THR LRS. Vs. SHYAM LAL CHAUHAN AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 30-04-2024
Title Suit - The case involves a title suit regarding property in Bihar, with ‘S1’ as one of the defendants - After his death, two claimants sought substitution in the Second Appeal pending before the Patna High Court - The main issue was determining the legal representative (LR) for substitution in the Second Appeal after Swami ‘S1’s death - The appellant, argued for substitution in place of ‘S2’, whose claim was previously dismissed by the High Court - The respondent, was upheld as the LR by
India Law Library Docid # 1604119