Md. Aziz Ali, Md. Kutub Ali, Md. Mamud Ali and Samir Ali, fast asleep in their home in the early hours of the morning, oblivious to their imminent fate, were mercilessly murdered in a barbaric manner by the armed accused, without any instigation or provocation. The incident took place at about 6.00 a.m. on 9.11.1995. […]Read more "I, Eye-Witness"
It was observed in S. Azeez Basha v. Union of India, (1968) 1 SCR 833 that the words “establish and administer” in Article 30(1) must be read conjunctively and so read it gives the right to a religious minority to administer an educational institution provided it has been established by it; Article 30(1) cannot be […]Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XVI: Decades of Decay"
“Turning to Section 405 read with Section 406, IPC we observe that the dispute arises out of a loan transaction between the parties. The law clearly recognizes a difference between simple payment/investment of money and entrustment of money or property. A mere breach of a promise, agreement or contract does not, ipso facto, constitute the […]Read more "Section 405/406, Indian Penal Code II"
In a true sense, The Detective Diaries is a continuation of his first book, Murder in the City. Discerning readers will spot changes in investigative techniques. I wish you a thrilling literary journey ahead. – Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata [20/12/2018]. _____ At various stages of writing, I have received invaluable help from colleagues, […]Read more "Tiny Habits of Police Investigation"
Original Scheme – Appointment on Compassionate Grounds Substituted Scheme – Ex Gratia Payment ________ State Bank of India, (2010) 11 SCC 661 + MGB Gramin Bank, (2014) 13 SCC 583 Governing Scheme: Original Scheme or Substituted Scheme? Answer/Principle: ‘Inconsistent’, ‘Irreconcilable’. Canara Bank, (2007) 9 SCC 571 ________ “Hon’ble Chief Justice of India CONSTITUTE Bench of […]Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XV: Gracious Compassion"
My Lord, Informant-Investigating Officer? “The principle of fair trial now informs and energizes many areas of the law. Societal interest mandates that Mohan Lal cannot be allowed to become a spring board for being catapulted to acquittal, irrespective of all other considerations. If the facts in Mohan Lal were telling with regard to the prosecution, the facts […]Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XIV Answered: 2 Gunny Bags of Charas"
“We fully endorse Justice B.K. Rathi’s view in Raj Kumar Agarwal, 1999 Cr.LJ 4101. The standard to be adopted for summoning the accused under Section 204, Cr.P.C. is not the same at the time of framing the charge; it must be seen only whether there is sufficient ground for proceeding against the accused; fact that […]Read more "Complex Economic Hawala / Section 204 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973"