Legal Update as on 20.01.2023

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  1. Journalists are not exempt from disclosing their sources, according to a Delhi court – According to the Delhi Court, journalists are not legally immune from providing their sources to investigative agencies, particularly if doing so is vital to support and aid in the investigation of a criminal case.
    CBI VS CLOSURE REPORT
  1. HC – Each accused person’s individual role cannot be taken into account while applying for bail. – According to the Karnataka High Court, when assessing a bail application submitted by an accused who was a part of an unlawful assembly and allegedly committed the crime in pursuit of a shared goal, the individual involvement of the accused cannot be taken into account.
    ABDUL MAJEED AND STATE OF KARNATAKA
  1. ALLAHABAD HC DENIES RELIEF TO 5 WOMEN SUSPECTED OF FILING FALSE RAPE CASE RELATED COMPLAINTS – Five female members of the so-called “Nafisa Gang,” who are accused of fabricating rape and SC/ST Act allegations against innocent people in order to extort money, have been arrested. The Allahabad High Court has refused to drop the charges against them and has put a hold on their detention.
    NAFISA AND 4 OTHERS VS. STATE OF U.P. AND 3 OTHERS
  1. THE DELHI HIGH COURT HAS RULED THAT IT IS AGAINST ARTICLE 21 TO PREVENT STUDENTS FROM TAKING EXAMS BECAUSE OF UNPAID FEES. – The Delhi High Court held that prohibiting a student from taking an exam on the grounds of non-payment of fees would be an infringement of their right to due process under Article 21 of the Constitution. The court noted that it cannot be allowed for a child’s future to be ruined and marred by this decision.
    PSV v. THE INDIAN SCHOOL & ANR
  1. Guidelines for protecting POCSO victims during bail hearings have been released by the Delhi High Court. – The Delhi High Court has released guidelines on the appearance of POCSO victims during bail hearings, noting that doing so has a negative effect on the victim’s mental health. The guidelines state that the victim may appear virtually in court, either through the IO or a support person.
    BABU LAL Vs STATE

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