It was claimed that ‘LoveRatri’ [Night of Love] hurts sentiments of Hindus and distorts the meaning of ‘NavRatri’ [Nine Nights], a sacred festival. After doing the needful, Salman Khan, on 18.09.2019, thus tweeted:Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, on 27.09.2018, having regard to the assertion that ‘LoveYatri’ [Journey of Love] has obtained certification from Central Board […]Read more "Being Salman Khan"
“It is a well established position that when statutes are unambiguous, the Court must adopt plain and natural meaning irrespective of the consequences [Nelson Motis v. Union of India, (1992) 4 SCC 711]. On a bare reading of Section 207 of The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 no other interpretation is possible. We hold that the […]Read more "Cloned Copy of Electronic Record"
The Class of 83 chronicles the adventures of Police Officer, Pradeep Sharma. S. Hussain Zaidi is an expert as regards investigative, crime and terror reporting. The present effort is excellent for the fact that it identifies innumerable characters, until now only enveloped in questionable memories. Excerpt follows. _____ In the late 1980s, there was only […]Read more "Luck or Fate, Pradeep Sharma"
“The use of the term ‘assist’ in the proviso to Section 24(8) of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is crucial, and implies that the Victim’s Counsel is only intended to have a secondary role qua the Public Prosecutor. In our considered opinion, a mandate that allows the Victim’s Counsel to make oral arguments and […]Read more "Section 24(8) of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973"
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Kolkata Zonal Unit intercepted Anand on 09.06.2019 near Dankuni Toll Plaza, West Bengal, while he was travelling on a bus from Siliguri to Kolkata, carrying 8 kilograms of gold of foreign origin valued at Rs. 2.71 Crores. Anand stated he had been engaged by Ashok Kumar Jalan and Amit Jalan, […]Read more "Gold Smuggler, Ashok Kumar Jalan"
There is an illustrious list of dissenting opinions that are still written on by academicians. They could be noted down for future perusal. However, all in all it’s just another brick in the wall. Learned Senior Counsel, Siddharth Luthra in Manoharan v. State, Inspector of Police, Coimbatore, [Review Petition (Criminal) Nos. 446-447 of 2019] submitted that Death […]Read more "Review of Death Penalty XIV: Double View"
Section 45 of The Evidence Act, 1872 allows for an opinion of an expert as a relevant fact when the Court has to form an opinion upon a point of foreign law, science or art or as to the identity of handwriting or finger impressions. In Murari Lal v. State of Madhya Pradesh, (1980) 1 […]Read more "Experts V: Handwriting Experts"