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(881) THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH Vs. AMBARISH [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 19-04-2021
This appeal arises from an order of a Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad in Criminal Appeal No 2518 of 2013. The criminal appeal before the High Court was instituted by the respondent in order to challenge a judgment and order dated 20 May 2013 of the Additional Sessions Judge, Court No 15, Ghaziabad in ST No 9 of 2011, arising out of Case Crime No 132 of 2009 under Section 364A of the Indian Penal Code, registered at Police Station Kotwali, District Ghaziabad. The respo
(2021) 2 RCRCriminal 818

(882) M.K. RANJITSINH AND OTHERS Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 19-04-2021
Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 - Section 2(a) - Protection of two species of birds namely Great Indian Bustard 'GIB' and Lesser Florican - Existence of overhead power lines is stated to have become a hazard due to which the said species of birds on collision are getting killed - In all cases where the overhead powerlines exist as on today in the priority and potential GIB area the respondents shall take steps forthwith to install divertors pending consideration of the conversion of the overh
(2021) 6 JT 137 : (2021) 6 SCALE 26

(883) RAMACHNADRAPURA MATH Vs. SRI SAMSTHANA MAHABALESHWARA DEVARU AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 19-04-2021
Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1997 - Section 23 - Gokarna Mahabaleshwara Temple Case - Appeal against Order of High Court which had quashed the government's order handing over management of Mahabaleshwar temple at Gokarna to Ramchandrapura Math - High Court while quashing the Government Order and holding that the temple shall continue to be included in the list of notified institutions as per Section 23 of Act, 1997; pending constitution of the Committee o
(2021) AIRSC 2174 : (2021) AIRSC 2174 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1976 : (2021) 4 ALT 136 : (2021) 4 JT 338 : (2021) 3 KCCR 2257 : (2021) 6 SCALE 20

(884) IN RE: EXPEDITIOUS TRIAL OF CASES UNDER SECTION 138 OF N.I. ACT 1881.[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 16-04-2021
Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (NI) - Section 138 - Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) - Section 258 - Cheque Bouncing Cases - Power to Stop Proceedings - Section 258 of the Code is not applicable to complaints under Section 138 of the Act.<
(2021) 116 ACrC 609 : (2021) 222 AIC 111 : (2021) AIRSC 1957 : (2021) AIRSCCri 1077 : (2021) ALLMRCri 2641 : (2021) 1 AndhLDCriminal 921 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 184 : (2021) 2 BomCR(Cri) 667 : (2021) 3 CivCC 44 : (2021) 2 CriCC 706 : (2021) CriLJ 2452 : (2021) CriLR 679 : (2021) 2 Crimes 153 : (2021) 2 DCR 209 : (2021) 2 GujLH 381 : (2021) 2 HimLR 1033 : (2021) 2 JabLJ 373 : (2021) 2 JLJR 181 : (2021) 2 KCCR 1793 : (2021) 2 KHC 736 : (2021) 3 KLT 10 : (2021) 2 LawHerald 1634 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1318 : (2021) 1 MadWNCri 177 : (2021) 2 PLJR 321 : (2021) 2 RCRCriminal 883 : (2021) 2 RLW 1101 : (2021) 6 SCALE 6 : (2021) 1 TNLR 851

(885) BOOTA SINGH AND OTHERS Vs. STATE OF HARYANA [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 16-04-2021
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS) - Sections 15, 42 and 43 - Recovery of Poppy straw - Power of seizure and arrest in public place - Recovery was effected from accused while they were sitting on road in a jeep at a public place - High Court held that the case of accused would be covered by Section 43 of NDPS Act and not by Section 42 - Appeal against - Evidence in the present case clearly shows that the vehicle was not a public conveyance but was a vehicle belonging to
(2021) 116 ACrC 913 : (2021) AIRSC 1913 : (2021) AIRSCCri 1089 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 764 : (2021) 3 BLJ 407 : (2021) 3 BLJud 407 : (2021) 2 CriCC 621 : (2021) CriLR 673 : (2021) 2 Crimes 164 : (2021) 2 HimLR 1029 : (2021) 2 JKJ 419 : (2021) 2 JLJR 289 : (2021) 4 JT 229 : (2021) 2 KerLJ 955 : (2021) 3 KLT 105 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1630 : (2021) 2 PLJR 272 : (2021) 2 RCRCriminal 892 : (2021) 6 SCALE 1 : (2021) 1 TNLR 871

(886) ASSET RECONSTRUCTION COMPANY (INDIA) LIMITED Vs. BISHAL JAISWAL AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-04-2021
Limitation Act, 1963 - Section 18 - Entries in balance sheets would amount to acknowledgement of debt for the purpose of extending limitation under Section 18 of the Limitation Act.
(2021) 223 AIC 34 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 427 : (2021) 3 BLJud 373 : (2021) 3 CivCC 116 : (2021) 2 DCR 93 : (2021) 2 DNJ 497 : (2021) 7 JT 562 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1466 : (2021) 3 RCRCivil 54 : (2021) 5 SCALE 711 : (2021) 7 SCC 366 : (2021) 3 SCCCivil 605 : (2021) 3 SCCCri 23

(887) VIIT PHARMACY COLLEGE AND ANOTHER Vs. DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-04-2021
Education Law - Affiliation for B. Pharma Course - Pharmacy Council of India has granted approval to both the petitioners, with intake capacity of 100 and 60 admissions/students respectively - State Government has granted conditional affiliation after considering the recommendations made by the Affiliation Committee - Averments made on affidavit by petitioners, are not controverted by the respondent-University - Respondent-university is therefore directed to grant affiliation to the petitioner c
(2021) 5 ADJ 128 : (2021) 222 AIC 5 : (2021) AIRSC 1910 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1854 : (2021) 4 AllWC 3327 : (2021) 2 DNJ 533 : (2021) 2 ESC 376 : (2021) 4 JT 301 : (2021) 5 SCALE 708

(888) M/S NEEHARIKA INFRASTRUCTURE PRIVATE LIMITED Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-04-2021
Constitution of India, 1950 - Article 226 - Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) - Sections 173 and 482 - Order of not to arrest and/or "no coercive steps" - Appeal against - High Court shall not pass order of not to arrest and/or "no coercive steps" either during the investigation or till the investigation is completed and/or till the final report/chargesheet is filed under Section 173 Cr.P.C., while dismissing/disposing of the quashing petition under Section 482 Cr.P.C. and/or under Article 22
(2021) 223 AIC 3 : (2021) AIRSC 1918 : (2021) AIRSCCri 1093 : (2021) ALLMRCri 2223 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 584 : (2021) 4 BLJ 135 : (2021) 4 BLJud 135 : (2021) 3 CriCC 663 : (2021) CriLJ 2419 : (2021) 2 Crimes 107 : (2021) 2 JKJ 371 : (2021) 2 JLJR 246 : (2021) 4 JT 235 : (2021) 3 KHC 25 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1419 : (2021) 2 MLJCriminal 299 : (2021) 2 PLJR 229 : (2021) 5 SCALE 610

(889) STATE OF RAJASTHAN Vs. ASHOK KUMAR KASHYAP [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-04-2021
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 - Section 7 - Demand of bribe - Discharge - Mini trial - At the stage of framing of the charge and/or considering the discharge application, the mini trial is not permissible - High Court has erred and/or exceeded in virtually holding a mini trial at the stage of discharge application - Order passed by the High Court discharging the accused under Section 7 of the PC Act is unsustainable in law
(2021) 116 ACrC 638 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 726 : (2021) 2 CriCC 653 : (2021) 2 Crimes 101 : (2021) 3 CTC 249 : (2021) 2 JKJ 309 : (2021) 2 JLJR 192 : (2021) 4 JT 189 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1623 : (2021) 1 MadWNCri 569 : (2021) 2 MLJCriminal 471 : (2021) 2 PLJR 332 : (2021) 2 RCRCriminal 871 : (2021) 5 SCALE 604

(890) GHANASHYAM MISHRA AND SONS PRIVATE LIMITED THROUGH THE AUTHORIZED SIGNATORY Vs. EDELWEISS ASSET RECONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED THROUGH THE DIRECTOR AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-04-2021
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - Sections 31 and 31(1) - Resolution Plan - Approval by Adjudicating Authority - Once a resolution plan is duly approved by the Adjudicating Authority under sub-section (1) of Section 31, the claims as provided in the resolution plan shall stand frozen and will be binding on the Corporate Debtor and its employees, members, creditors, including the Central Government, any State Government or any local authority, guarantors and other stakeholders - On the date
(2021) 3 BC 80 : (2021) 2 DCR 227 : (2021) 3 RCRCivil 79 : (2021) 5 SCALE 653

(891) M/S. INOX RENEWABLES LIMITED Vs. JAYESH ELECTRICALS LIMITED [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-04-2021
Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 - Sections 20(1) and 34 - Arbitral proceedings - Change of Place by mutual agreement - Changed place becomes 'Seat of Arbitration'.
(2021) 7 SCALE 736

(892) M/S ENVITECH MARINE CONSULTANTS PRIVATE LIMITED AND OTHERS Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 12-04-2021
Stay of Dismantling of INS Viraat - Appeal was for conversion into a maritime museum - Petitioners cannot do anything with the warship, without the NOC from Ministry of Defence - Respondent claims to have started the dismantling/recycling work three months ago and according to the certificate issued by the Marine Surveyors, about 35 to 40% work of dismantling had already been completed - Certificate of the surveyors shows that the vessel got severe hull damage in many areas, during embarkation o
(2021) 222 AIC 127 : (2021) AIRSC 2178 : (2021) AIRSC 2178 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1980 : (2021) 4 AllWC 3325 : (2021) 4 JT 201 : (2021) 5 SCALE 650

(893) IFFCO TOKIO GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED Vs. PEARL BEVERAGES LIMITED [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 12-04-2021
Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 - Sections 185, 203 and 204 - Drunken driving - Breath analyzer test or blood test is not mandatory for an insurer to deny an accident policy claim on the ground of drunken driving - Presence of alcohol in excess of 30 mg per 100 ml. of blood is not an indispensable requirement to enable an Insurer to successfully invoke the clause - What is required to be proved is driving by a person under the influence of the alcohol - Drunken driving, a criminal offence, under Secti
(2021) 3 ACC 315 : (2021) ACJ 1197 : (2021) AIRSC 2277 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1991 : (2021) 4 AndhLD 36 : (2021) 3 CPJ 44 : (2021) 4 JT 345 : (2021) 3 MLJ 542 : (2021) 3 RCRCivil 54 : (2021) 3 RCRCivil 1 : (2021) 1 RLW 841 : (2021) 5 SCALE 553 : (2021) 7 SCC 704 : (2021) 3 SCCCri 167 : (2021) 2 UC 1037

(894) JUSTICE V. ESWARAIAH (RETD.) Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 12-04-2021
Conspiracy to Destabilize Judiciary - Phone call conspiracy against the High Court Chief Justice and a senior sitting Judge of the Supreme Court - Investigation - High Court has directed for enquiry into the transcript to find out the authenticity/genuineness of the conversation contained in the pen drive - Justice R.V. Raveendran, Retd. Judge of Supreme Court was requested to submit a report to the High Court as to the authenticity/genuineness of the conversation contained in the pen drive - Ob
(2021) AIRSC 1879 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1838 : (2021) 3 ALT 1 : (2021) 4 BCR 171 : (2021) 2 ESC 413 : (2021) 4 JT 196 : (2021) 5 SCALE 547 : (2021) 4 SCC 231

(895) M.C. MEHTA Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 09-04-2021
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has come up with this application seeking to register 2 numbers of CNG BS-IV Tata Trucks with water tankers and 46 CNG BS-IV Auto tippers. Since these vehicles are to be put to use for public utility services, the application is allowed as prayed for, following the Order dated 18.09.2020 passed by this Court.
(2021) 5 SCALE 706

(896) A.R. MADANA GOPAL ETC.ETC. Vs. M/S RAMNATH PUBLICATIONS PVT. LIMITED AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 09-04-2021
Specific Relief Act, 1963 - Section 10-A - Suit for specific performance - A suit for specific performance cannot be dismissed on the sole ground of delay or laches - However, an exception to this rule is where an immovable property is to be sold within a certain period, time being of the essence, and it is not found that owing to some default on the part of the plaintiff, the sale could not take place within the stipulated time. Once a suit for specific performance has been filed, any delay as
(2021) 222 AIC 214 : (2021) AIRSC 1886 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1842 : (2021) 147 ALR 700 : (2021) 3 ALT 11 : (2021) 3 AndhLD 40 : (2021) 3 BLJud 165 : (2021) 3 CivCC 309 : (2021) 4 JT 203 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1572 : (2021) 2 LWCri 829 : (2021) 202 PLR 214 : (2021) 2 RCRCivil 719 : (2021) 5 SCALE 528

(897) SUDESH KEDIA Vs. UNION OF INDIA [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 09-04-2021
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 120B, 414, 384, 386 and 387 - Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 - Sections 17, 18, 21 and 43(5)D - Terror Funding - Grant of bail - While considering the grant of bail under Section 43(5)D, it is the bounden duty of the Court to apply its mind to examine the entire material on record for the purpose of satisfying itself, whether a prima facie case is made out against the accused or not - Appellant is entitled for bail and that the Special Court and High
(2021) 116 ACrC 661 : (2021) 222 AIC 154 : (2021) AIRSC 1892 : (2021) AIRSCCri 1068 : (2021) ALLMRCri 2671 : (2021) 2 AndhLDCriminal 571 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 358 : (2021) 3 BLJ 175 : (2021) 3 BLJud 175 : (2021) 2 CriCC 444 : (2021) CriLJ 2396 : (2021) CriLR 666 : (2021) 2 Crimes 24 : (2021) 2 JKJ 216 : (2021) 4 JT 71 : (2021) 2 LawHeraldSC 1467 : (2021) 5 SCALE 522 : (2021) 4 SCC 704 : (2021) 2 SCCCri 496

(898) CENTRAL COALFIELDS LIMITED THROUGH ITS CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR AND OTHERS Vs. SMT. PARDEN ORAON [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 09-04-2021
Service Law - Compassionate appointment - Lapse of period - Compassionate employment cannot be granted after a lapse of reasonable period as the consideration of such employment is not a vested right which can be exercised at any time in the future.
(2021) AIRSC 1876 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1835 : (2021) 4 AndhLD 178 : (2021) 2 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 95 : (2021) 3 BLJud 192 : (2021) 2 CLR 190 : (2021) 2 DNJ 579 : (2021) 2 ESC 554 : (2021) 169 FLR 988 : (2021) 2 JLJR 337 : (2021) 4 JT 68 : (2021) 2 LLJ 241 : (2021) 2 PLJR 345 : (2021) 5 SCALE 518 : (2021) 2 SCT 312 : (2021) 4 SLR 114

(899) M/S UTKAL SUPPLIERS Vs. M/S MAA KANAK DURGA ENTERPRISES AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 09-04-2021
Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 - Section 1(4) - Orissa Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1956 - Section 4 - Registration of establishment - A registration certificate under Section 4 cannot possibly be the equivalent of a valid labour licence issued by the labour department - High Court has not adverted to any of these decisions, and in second-guessing the authority's requirement of a licence under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, has clearly
(2021) AIRSC 1896 : (2021) AIRSCCivil 1847 : (2021) 3 AllWC 2418 : (2021) 4 BLJud 167 : (2021) 4 JT 210 : (2021) 5 SCALE 510

(900) RAM KISHAN Vs. STATE OF RAJASTHAN AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 09-04-2021
Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (CrPC) - Section 482 - Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 332 and 353 - Attack on Police Constable by Inspector - Cross FIR - FIR quashed - Appeal against - FIR quashed on the ground that the FIR was not registered immediately, cannot be justified, primarily because the matter relating to FIR was under investigation and it was not for the High Court to have substituted its own opinion in this regard by holding that the FIR was filed as a counter blast, specially when
(2021) 116 ACrC 670 : (2021) 222 AIC 109 : (2021) CriLR 664 : (2021) 2 Crimes 151 : (2021) 4 JT 220 : (2021) 5 SCALE 545 : (2021) 4 SCC 778 : (2021) 2 SCCCri 503

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