Case of Human Sacrifice: Kerala High Court rejects accused Laila Bhagawal Singh’s bail request

The verdict was delivered by Justice Sophy Thomas. This was Singh’s second bail request in the case. One of the main defendants in the 2022 human sacrifice case, Laila Bhagawal Singh, had her bail application denied by the Kerala High Court on Monday. The verdict was delivered by Justice Sophy Thomas. When the dismembered bodies …

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SC Revoked Remission Order of 11 Convicts in Bilkis Bano Case

This Report is covered by Krishna Parihar, a first year law student from Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli. The individuals convicted in this case were granted clemency through the challenged order issued by the “state of Gujarat” resulting in the filing of numerous writ petitions. On the outset of 2002 Gujarat riots, an FIR …

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Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Case: High Court Quashes Criminal Proceedings

The Patna High Court recently made an important decision, quashing the criminal proceedings initiated against Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for allegedly appealing for votes on religious grounds during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In a ruling delivered by Justice Sandeep Kumar, it was concluded that Sidhu had not made any statement prejudicial to the …

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Need to Criminalize Marital Rape and Recent Observations made by Gujarat High Court

In a significant development, the Gujarat High Court recently made important observations regarding marital rape and its legal implications. The court disagreed with the marital rape exception provided under Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and highlighted the fact that marital rape is illegal in 50 American states, 3 Australian states, and many …

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Mandate Of Section 50 Of NDPS Act Is Confined To “Personal Search” And Not To Search Of A Vehicle Or A Container Or Premises: Supreme Court 

Ranjan Kumar Chadha V/S State Of Himachal Pradesh, [Criminal Appeal Nos. 2239-2240 Of 2011] The Supreme Court ruled that the mandate of Section 50 of the Act is confined to “personal search” and not to search of a vehicle or a container or premises. The division bench of Justice M.M. Sundresh and Justice J.B. Pardiwala …

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Srinagar Court Denies PDP Leader Waheed Para’s Blanket Request to Travel Outside J&K for One Year for Ailing Father’s Treatment

Waheed ur Rehman Para Vs UT of J&K [R. No. 175/2023 in FIR 31/2020]  The Srinagar Court denied the PDP Leader Waheed Para’s blanket request to travel outside J&K for one year for Ailing Father’s treatment. The single judge bench of Sandeep Gandotra, Special Judge Designated Under Nia Act Srinagar noted that the applicant is …

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