On a careful examination of the status reports filed in the court in the petition, the High Court was unable to be persuaded that the investigation being carried out by the SIT, headed by DCP, Delhi Police, Mr. Ishwar Singh, is ‘botched up’ or under the influence of anyone. … [Read more...] about SC Notice To Delhi Police On Swamy Plea For Court-Monitored SIT Probe Into Sunanda Pushkar Death
Nothing has been placed on record to probablise, let alone substantiate, the vague and sweeping allegations made in the petition that the investigation was “botched” by the Delhi Police at the “behest of the rich and influential”. The bench said the failure by Dr Swamy to disclose the full facts and information in his possession, assuming that his assertion in this regard is right, is perhaps the fatal lapse. … [Read more...] about SC Notice To Delhi Police On Swamy’s Plea For Court-Monitored SIT Probe Into Sunanda Pushkar Death
The notice makes reference to two orders of the Supreme Court passed on a Petition filed by lawyer and Delhi BJP leader Mr. Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, who has sought lifetime debarment of convicted politicians. To this end, he has challenged as unconstitutional the provisions of the Representation of Peoples Act, which bars convicted politicians from contesting elections for a period of six years after serving jail term. … [Read more...] about Delhi HC Designates Two Courts As Spl. Courts To Deal With Cases Against MPs And MLAs To Comply With SC Order
Sharma drew the attention of the bench to Section 146 of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, dealing with the powers of the Election Commission, to make an inquiry, in connection with the tendering of any opinion to the President under Article 103 of the Constitution. Sharma contended that there is no mention of the word ‘hearing’ in this provision. Further, he suggested that ‘hearing’ will only mean representation and ‘oral hearing’ is not contemplated under this section. Non-grant of oral hearing, therefore, he suggested, is not an infirmity, as contended by the disqualified MLAs. … [Read more...] about Office Of Profit: Will Delhi High Court Strike Down Disqualification Of 20 MLAs?
“…after the judgment in Union of India v. V. Sriharan, the trial Court cannot possibly order that the accused will undergo life imprisonment for a certain number of years beyond 14 years without being considered for remission,” said a bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice IS Mehta. … [Read more...] about Trial Court Can’t Order Accused To Undergo Life Term Beyond 14 Yrs Without Chance For Remission, Reiterates Delhi HC [Read Judgment]