Indians have been taught the lesson, and rightly so, that consensual intercourse, even if not procreative, is inherent for the enjoyment of life and liberty of every individual and is protected under constitutional morality. Mr. XYZ has come up with a film script. Cut short, the script is about an 18-year old Indian, who gets […]Read more "#THE377DEBATE III : My Lord, Africa"
“One of the foremost components of theft is that the subject matter of the theft needs to be a “moveable property”; “moveable property” is defined in Section 22, IPC which includes a corporeal property of every description. It is beyond doubt that a document is a “moveable property” within the meaning of Section 22, IPC […]Read more "Document Thefts"
Rohit Bansal along with his friends Vineet, Sonu, Rupesh and Monu had gone to Shanghai Club, Hauz Khas in one Santro, UP-16-AM-6317 and Honda Civic, DL-7CF-4118. Around midnight, while dancing in the club, Rohit Bansal’s hand struck an individual to whom he said ‘sorry’. The individual abused and questioned; took a glass and hit. The […]Read more "Murderous Dancing"
“Respondent who was working with State Bank of India at Puducherry was discharged from service for an offence involving moral turpitude. Whether an offence involves moral turpitude or not depends upon the facts and the circumstances of the case. Ordinarily, the tests that can be applied for judging an offence involving moral turpitude are: a) […]Read more "Moral Turpitude II"
A wife died under unnatural circumstances in Nigeria. Her mother moved an application under Section 311 seeking a) summoning of Dr. I. Yusuf [Department of Pathology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital] through High Commission of Nigeria or b) recording Dr. I. Yusuf’s evidence through video-conferencing, after issuing a commission for the purpose. Dr. I. Yusuf had […]Read more "Section 311 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 II"
My Lord, Mental Illness and Crime? Post-Conviction Mental Illness? “It is well acknowledged fact throughout the world that, prisons are difficult places to be in. Piare Dusadh v. King Emperor, AIR 1944 FC 1 has already recognized post-conviction mental illness as a mitigating factor. It must be recognized that insanity recognized under IPC and the […]Read more "Review of Death Penalty XIII"
My Lord, Supreme Court Quotations of Sherlock Holmes? One. “After all, an ordinary purchaser is not gifted with the powers of observation of a Sherlock Holmes.” [Parle Products, (1972) 1 SCC 618] My Lord, High Court Quotations of Sherlock Holmes? Some. “It would not require the penetrating intelligence of a Sherlock Holmes to realize in […]Read more "Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes"