Article 21 for speedy trial also encompasses speedy investigation, inquiry, appeal, revision and retrial: Supreme Court 2018

There is implicit right under Article 21 for speedy trial which in turn encompasses speedy investigation, inquiry, appeal, revision and retrial. To determine whether undue delay has occurred, one must have regard to nature of offence, number of accused and witnesses, workload of the court and the investigating agency, systemic delays. Inordinate delay may be Read More …

wife’s allegation of Infidelity amount to cruelty: Delhi HC 2018

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI Date of Decision: 9th April, 2018 MAT.APP. 62/2011 & C.M. Nos. 16979/2011, 19900/2016, 28099/2016 and 5315/2017 R ….. Petitioner Through: Ms. Reena Jain Malhotra, Advocate along with petitioner present in person versus J ….. Respondent Through: Ms. Vandana Sharma, Advocate along with respondent present in person Read More …

Sex with a married man with knowledge of his marriage is not rape on Promise to marry: MP High Court

It is not believable that the accused gave a false promise to marry her and persuaded her to make sexual relationship with him. It is also not proved that consent of prosecutrix has been obtained by misrepresentation and misconception of facts. Prosecutrix is a major woman, competent to give consent as per her will. For Read More …

Consent defined in rape on promise to marry: Supreme Court 2005

CASE NO.: Appeal (crl.) 44 of 2004 PETITIONER: Deelip Singh @ Dilip Kumar RESPONDENT: State of Bihar DATE OF JUDGMENT: 03/11/2004 BENCH: P. VENKATARAMA REDDI & P.P. NAOLEKAR JUDGMENT: JUDGMENT P. Venkatarama Reddi, J. The appellant has been charged and convicted under Section 376 IPC for committing rape of a minor girl (figured as PW12 Read More …

Court cannot compel a person for divorce with mutual consent: Delhi HC 2018

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI Date of decision: 15.05.2018 + REFERENCE IN CONT.CAS(C) 772/2013, 347/2013, 484/2014, 584/2014, 648/2014, 48/2016, 483/2016, 484/2016, 1147/2016, 1116/2016, 1251/2016, 78/2017, 132/2017, 197/2017, 204/2017, 216/2017 and 270/2017 IN THE MATTER OF: RAJAT GUPTA ….. Petitioner in CONT.CAS(C) 772/2013 MANPREET SINGH BHATIA ….. Petitioner in CONT.CAS(C) 347/2013 DEEPAK Read More …

Court cannot completely act on the basis of its own assumption and surmises while deciding maintenance to wife: Bombay HC 2018

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION      WRIT PETITION NO. 3553 OF 2018 Mr.Prakash Kumar Singhee …Petitioner Versus Ms.Amrapali Singhee …Respondent WITH CONTEMPT PETITION NO.459 OF 2017 Ms.Amrapali Singhee …Petitioner Versus Mr.Prakash Kumar Singhee …Respondent ­­­­ Mrs.Seema Sarnaik for the Petitioner in WP No.3553 of 2018 and for the Respondent in CP No.459 of 2017. Mr.Abhijit Sarwate for the Respondent in WP No.3553 of 2018 and for the Petitioner in CP No.459 of 2017. ­­­­ CORAM : SMT.BHARATI H. DANGRE, J. RESERVED ON : 23rd MARCH 2018 PRONOUNCED ON : 4th MAY 2018 JUDGMENT :­ 1. The   present   Writ   Petition   is   filed   by   the   petitionerhusband, challenging order passed by the Family Court, Pune below Exh.20 in Petition B. No.2/2013, thereby directing the petitioner to pay maintenance of Rs.2 lakhs to the wife under Section 20 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 from the date of application till the decision of the petition.F 2. Contempt Petition No.459 of 2017 is taken out by the wife alleging non­compliance of the said order passed by the Family Court   and Read More …

Factors to be considered while granting anticipatory bail: Supreme Court 2010

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 2086 OF 2010 (Arising out of S.L.P. (Crl.) No.4590 of 2010) PRASANTA KUMAR SARKAR — APPELLANT (S) VERSUS ASHIS CHATTERJEE & ANR. — RESPONDENT (S) J U D G M E N T D.K. JAIN, J.: Leave granted. 2. This appeal, by Read More …

when anticipatory bail application is pending in the higher court Trial court cannot give regular bail Supreme Court

S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) No(s). 2411/2016 (Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 04-12-2015 in ABA No. 4049/2015 passed by the High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi) RUKMANI Read More …