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(981) THE EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, NIMNA DUDHNA PROJECT, SELU, DISTRICT PARBHANI, MAHARASHTRA Vs. THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA AND OTHERS ETC. ETC.[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 15-01-2020
Land Acquisition - Appeal against enhancement of compensation - Delay in preferring an appeal - It is not in dispute that there was a huge delay of five and a half years in preferring the appeals before the High Court challenging the judgment and award passed by the Reference Court - However, considering the fact that in other matters the delay was condoned, the High Court condoned the delay and entertained the appeals and enhanced the amount of compensation at par with other land owners/claiman
(2020) 2 AIRBomR 441 : (2020) AIRSC 717 : (2020) 2 ALLMR 410 : (2020) 139 ALR 263 : (2020) 1 ALT 242 : (2020) ALTRev 1 : (2020) 3 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 762 : (2020) 2 BCR 478 : (2020) DNJ 338 : (2020) 1 LawHeraldSC 213 : (2020) 4 MhLJ 45 : (2020) 1 RCRCivil 727 : (2020) 147 RD 766 : (2020) 2 SCALE 131 : (2020) 3 SCC 255

(982) COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX Vs. DELHI BUREAU OF TEXT BOOKS[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
Learned counsel for the petitioner(s), on instructions issued by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance vide F.No.390/Misc./116/2017-JC dated 22.08.2019, seeks permission to withdraw these special leave petition(s) along with pending applications therein due to low tax effect.
(2020) 269 TAXMAN 559

(983) UNION OF INDIA Vs. ARJAN SINGH (DECEASED) THROUGH HIS LRS AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
The Revision Petition arose out of the order dated 13.09.2004 passed by the Executing Court on an application preferred by the plaintiff seeking execution of decree dated 25.01.1997 passed by the Civil Judge (Junior Division), Amritsar, in Civil Suit No.173 of 1996.
(2020) 1 SCT 753

(984) SHAMSHER SINGH SANDHU Vs. UNION OF INDIA AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
This appeal arises from a judgment and order of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir dated 29 October 2014 in a Letters Patent Appeal ( LPA No 08/2014) . The dispute in the present case pertains to the claim of the appellant for promotion to the rank of Inspector General of Police (IG) . The appellant was holding the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the CRPF, having initially been inducted into the service in 1976. When his turn came up for being considered for promotion a
(2020) 2 LawHeraldSC 1512 : (2020) 2 SCALE 545 : (2020) 1 SCT 723 : (2020) 1 SLJ 404

(985) PADUM KUMAR Vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) - Sections 420, 467 and 468 - Evidence Act, 1872 - Section 45 - Forged signature - Indira Vikas Patra - Hand-writing expert - It is fairly well settled that before acting upon the opinion of the hand-writing expert, prudence requires that the court must see that such evidence is corroborated by other evidence either direct or circumstantial evidence.
(2020) 110 ACrC 974 : (2020) 1 AICLR 377 : (2020) AIRSC 447 : (2020) AIRSCCri 476 : (2020) 1 AllCrlRulings 1089 : (2020) 3 AllLJ 152 : (2020) 1 ALTCrl 196 : (2020) 1 AndhLDCriminal 787 : (2020) 1 CalCriLR 379 : (2020) CriLR 190 : (2020) 1 Crimes 219 : (2020) 1 JLJR 301 : (2020) 1 JT 195 : (2020) 1 LawHeraldSC 191 : (2020) 1 PLJR 345 : (2020) 1 RCRCriminal 699 : (2020) 2 Scale 48 : (2020) 3 SCC 35 : (2020) 1 UC 1

(986) VINAY SHARMA Vs. THE STATE OF N.C.T. OF DELHI [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
Stay of execution of death sentence - No case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra & Another, reported in (2002) 4 SCC 388. Hence, the Curative Petitions are dismissed.

(987) GAJARABA BHIKHUBHA VADHER AND OTHERS Vs. SUMARA UMAR AMAD (DEAD) THRU LEGAL HEIRS AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (CPC) - Sections 96 and 100 - Transfer of Property Act, 1882 - Section 52 - Right to property - Second Appeal - Appellants were not the parties to the suit nor in the regular appeal - High Court has held that insofar as the locus of the appellants, they being third parties had no right to challenge the judgment and order passed by the Lower Appellate Court - Appellants while claiming right to the property had also referred to the Deed of Confirmation dated 28.06.2012 a
(2020) AIRSC 506 : (2020) 1 ALT 217 : (2020) 129 CutLT 526 : (2020) 3 LW 423 : (2020) 2 SCALE 40 : (2020) 11 SCC 114 : (2020) 2 SCJ 1

(988) OM PAL SINGH Vs. DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020
Service Law - Payment of salary for period of suspension - Disciplinary Authority merely reduced the penalty from dismissal to reduction in time scale of pay which does not entitle the Appellant to claim full salary for the period of suspension
(2020) AIRSC 1920 : (2020) 1 CLR 526 : (2020) 1 ESC 79 : (2020) 166 FLR 30) : (2020) 1 HLT 190 : (2020) 2 JT 41 : (2020) 1 LabLN 555 : (2020) 1 LLN 555 : (2020) 2 Scale 58 : (2020) 3 SCC 103 : (2020) 1 SCT 608 : (2020) 1 SLJ 407 : (2020) 1 UC 47

(989) SIDDARAJU Vs. STATE OF KARNATAKA & OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 14-01-2020

(2020) 1 KHC 609 : (2020) 3 SCALE 99 : (2020) 1 SCT 742

(990) NAVJOT SINGH Vs. HARPREET SINGH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Not satisfied with the enhancement granted by the High Court in an appeal arising out of the award of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, the claimant has come up with the above appeal.
(2020) 3 RCRCivil 216

(991) KANTARU RAJEEVARU Vs. INDIAN YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Mr. Tushar Mehta, learned Solicitor General and learned Senior Counsel viz., Ms. Indira Jaising, Mr. V. Giri, Mr. C.S. Vaidyanathan, Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, will arrange a conference of the Advocates appearing in these matters on 17.01.2020 as per their convenient time and place. The Secretary General of this Court may also attend the meeting and co-ordinate with the aforesaid learned Senior Counsel. The Advocates shall decide the following in the aforesaid meeting : (1) Whether any of the is
(2020) 2 SCC 495

(992) NAVJOT SINGH Vs. HARPREET SINGH AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Not satisfied with the enhancement granted by the High Court in an appeal arising out of the award of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, the claimant has come up with the above appeal.
(2020) ACJ 2152 : (2020) 3 RCRCivil 216 : (2020) 2 ShimLC 685 : (2020) 2 SimLC 685

(993) INCOME TAX OFFICER Vs. REVOLUTION FOREVER MARKETING PRIVATE LIMITED[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Delay condoned. We do not see any reason to interfere in the matter. The special leave petition is, accordingly, dismissed. Pending application(s), if any, shall stand disposed of.
(2020) 269 TAXMAN 561

(994) PR. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX 17 MUMBAI Vs. HARDIK BHARAT PATEL[SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Learned counsel for the petitioner, on instructions issued by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance vide F.No.390/Misc./116/2017-JC dated 22.08.2019, seeks permission to withdraw this special leave petition along with pending applications therein due to low tax effect.
(2020) 269 TAXMAN 562

(995) NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED Vs. BIRENDER AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 - Sections 140, 166 and 166(1)(c) - Fatal motor accident - Compensation - Loss of dependency - Respondent Nos. 1 and 2 would be entitled for compensation to be reckoned on the basis of loss of dependency, due to loss of gross salary (less tax amount, if any) of the deceased and future prospects and deduction of only oneĀ­third (1/3rd) amount towards personal expenses of the deceased
(2020) 1 ACC 130 : (2020) ACJ 759 : (2020) AIRSC 434 : (2020) 139 ALR 290 : (2020) 2 AndhLD 14 : (2020) 1 AnWR 173 : (2020) 1 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 509 : (2020) 129 CutLT 492 : (2020) DNJ 222 : (2020) 1 JabLJ 342 : (2020) 1 JKJ 126 : (2020) 1 JLJR 328 : (2020) 1 JT 149 : (2020) 3 KCCR 1641 : (2020) 2 KLT 182 : (2020) 3 LawHerald 1849 : (2020) 2 LawHeraldSC 1120 : (2020) 1 MLJ 803 : (2020) 1 PLJR 372 : (2020) 1 RCRCivil 694 : (2020) 3 RLW 1892 : (2020) 2 Scale 7 : (2020) 11 SCC 356 : (2020) 1 TAC 675 : (2020) 1 TNMAC 182 : (2020) 1 WBLR 430

(996) NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS AND OTHERS Vs. DR. RAJESH KUMAR AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 - Sections 13, 13(1), 13(2), 13(1)(c), 13(1)(j), 14, 15 and 24 - Large scale trafficking of children - If the State Commission in such a case asks for assistance from the National Commission or some other State Commission where the child may have been illegally trafficked, the National Commission or the other State Commission(s) should cooperate with the Commission inquiring into the matter - Both the Commissions have to work for the best inte
(2020) 2 BCR 721 : (2020) 1 MLJ 788 : (2020) 2 SCALE 18 : (2020) 11 SCC 377

(997) K. LUBNA AND OTHERS Vs. BEEVI AND OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020
Kerala Buildings (Lease and Rent Control), Act, 1965 - Sections 11(2), 11(3) and 11(4)(i) and 11(4)(ii) - Eviction - Sub-letting - A bare reading of sub-para (i) of sub-section (4) of Section 11 of the said Act leaves no manner of doubt that the cause arises upon the tenant transferring his rights under a lease and sub-lets the entire building "or any portion thereof", if the lease does not confer on him any right to do so - The proviso requires that the landlord should have sent a registered no
(2020) AIRSC 429 : (2020) 1 ApexCourtJudgments(SC) 554 : (2020) DNJ 197 : (2020) 1 HLT 156 : (2020) 1 ILRKerala 948 : (2020) 1 JT 143 : (2020) 1 KerLJ 461 : (2020) 1 KHC 460 : (2020) 1 KLT 516 : (2020) 1 LawHeraldSC 168 : (2020) 1 RCRRent 220 : (2020) 2 Scale 1 : (2020) 2 SCC 524 : (2020) 2 SCJ 57

(998) M.C. MEHTA Vs. UNION OF INDIA & OTHERS [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 13-01-2020

(2020) 1 ALT 251 : (2020) 10 FLT 438 : (2020) 2 SCALE 63 : (2020) 7 SCC 530

(999) V. SURENDRAN NAIR Vs. THE STATE OF KERALA AND ANOTHER [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 10-01-2020
Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 - Sections 13(2), 13(1)(c) and 13(1)(d) - Revision against order of taking cognizance - High Court could have examined the revision on merits rather than dismissing the same on the question of delay - Considering the submissions advanced on behalf of the appellant, the impugned order is set aside and the matter is remitted back to the High Court for consideration of the same afresh.
(2020) 1 RCRCriminal 732

(1000) K. JAGADISH Vs. UDAYA KUMAR G.S. & ANR. [SUPREME COURT OF INDIA] 10-01-2020
This appeal challenges the final judgment and order dated 04.10.2016 passed by the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru in Criminal Petition No. 6279 of 2016.
(2020) 2 AirKarR 234 : (2020) AIRSC 936 : (2020) 3 KCCR 2180