Legal Update as on 10.03.2023

Legal Update
  1. HC TO REGISTRY: MAINTAIN RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS RESULTING IN CONTEMPT CASE AGAINST ATTORNEY – On February 9, when a lawyer is alleged to have engaged in inappropriate behaviour that led to the initiation of suo motu contempt proceedings against him, the Kerala High Court ordered Registry to retain audio-video recordings of the proceedings that took place in the court of Justice Mary Joseph.
    Yeshwanth Shenoy V The Bar Council Of Kerala


  1. COLLECTOR SHOULD OVERSEEE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES, SAYS THE KERALA HC – When hearing suo motu proceedings brought about by a fire at the Brahmapuram Solid Waste Management Plant, the Kerala High Court made the observation that anything done to execute the 2016 Solid Waste Management and Handling Rules must absolutely be done with the District Collector’s permission.
    Suo Motu v. State of Kerala & Ors.


  1. HP HC: AN INDICATION OF CONVICTION CANNOT IMPLY AUTOMATIC DISMISSAL OF AN INDICATED EMPLOYEE – According to the Himachal Pradesh High Court, even though an employee’s conviction is grounds for dismissal without cause under Article 311 of the Constitution and Rule 19(i) of the CCS Rules of 1965, it cannot be assumed that every conviction will result in the employee’s removal without further investigation.
    Mohinder Singh Vs Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation.


  1. KER HC: BE CAUTIOUS WHEN CONSIDERING BAIL IN POCSO CASE ARISING FROM PARENT LITIGATING CHILD’S CUSTODY – When granting bail to a father accused of sexually abusing his young son, the Kerala High Court made the observation that courts should be cautious when deciding whether to grant bail in POCSO cases involving allegations of parental abuse, particularly when there is a custody dispute between the parents.
    XXXXXX V State of Kerala


  1. Prior to the completion of the assessment, all cases must be granted a personal hearing, according to the MAD HC. – According to the Madras High Court, personal hearings must be allowed in all cases before assessments are finalised, with the exception of those in which the assessee’s position is meant to be accepted by the department.
    SKS Builders and Promoters Versus Assistant Commissioner (ST)


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