Legal Update as on 20.12.2022

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  1. SC – HOSTILE WITNESS’S TESTIMONY CAN BE USED TO CONVICT ACCUSED – The Supreme Court Constitution bench has ruled that there is no legal barrier to relying on a hostile witness’ testimony to support a conviction provided it is supported by other trustworthy evidence, noting that a hostile witness’ statement does not automatically invalidate other credible evidence.
    NEERAJ DUTTA V. STATE (GNCTD)
  1. JKL HC – NO FAULT LIABILITY COMPENSATION ADJUSTABLE TO NO FAULT LIABILITY COMPENSATION – The compensation given under the “No Fault liability” clause of Section 140 of the Motor Vehicles Act (MV Act), 1988, is adjustable in the compensation sought for fault liability under Section 166 of the MV Act, according to a ruling by the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court.
    BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE CO. LTD VS GULSHAN KUMAR AND ORS.
  1. DELHI HC – IT IS NOT THE JUDGE’S JOB TO SUPERVISE PUBLIC URINATION – The Delhi High Court noted that it is not the responsibility of the court to follow individuals’ movements to determine if they engage in public urinating, spitting, or littering when dismissing a PIL against the practise of hanging religious statues of gods on walls as a precaution against it.
    GORANG GUPTA V. GOVT. OF NCT & ORS.
  1. KERALA HC – MAINTENANCE MUST BE APPROVED AS OF THE PETITION FILING DATE – The Kerala High Court ruled that a petitioner under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code must be granted maintenance beginning on the date the petition was filed, not only the date the decision was issued, and that any exception from this rule must have justifications stated in the ruling.
    SREEJA T. & ORS. V. RAJAPRABHA
  1. DELHI HC – CHILDHOOD SEXUAL HARASSMENT HAS UNBELIEVABLE LONG-TERM IMPACTS – When supporting the firing of a teacher accused of molestation, the Delhi High Court made the observation that the child’s welfare should always come first in cases involving sexual harassment of children because the long-term effects are frequently irreversible.
    RANAJIT ROY v. GOVT OF NCT OF DELHI & ANR
  1. SC PERMITS PCI TO CONSIDER C FOR 2023–2024 APPLICATIONS – The Supreme Court has approved Pharmacy Council of India’s (PCI) request for authorization to review applications received for the opening of new pharmacy institutions for the upcoming academic year 2023–2024.
    PARSHAVANATH CHARITABLE TRUST & ANR. v. ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECH. EDUCATION & ORS.
  1. SC – Police are exempt from performing moral policing. – The Supreme Court noted that police personnel are not compelled to conduct moral policing while upholding the termination of a CISF officer who harassed a couple late at night.
    CISF AND OTHERS VS SANTOSH KUMAR PANDEY

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