Legal Update as on 27.04.2023

Legal Update
  1. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), noting that Porsche’s act of misrepresenting the manufacturing year of the car when selling it to the customer amounts to a deficiency in service and an unfair business practise, ordered Porsche to pay the customer compensation in the amount of Rs. 10 Lakh.
    Praveen Kumar Mittal v. Porsche India Ltd & Ors
  1. To consider a man’s application under the Surrogacy Act who is older than 55 years old, KAR. HC EVOLVES TRIPLE TEST. – In order to determine if a man over the age of 55 is eligible to become a father through surrogacy, the Karnataka High Court directed the State Surrogacy Board to review his application. This application must pass a genetic, physical, and economic test.
    H Siddaraju & ANR Union of India & others
  1. SC: AO CANNOT ADD TO COMPLETED ASSESSMENT IF INCRIMINATING MATERIAL IS NOT AVAILABLE. – According to the Supreme Court, the revenue department’s only option in cases of completed assessments in which no evidence of guilt is discovered during a search is to begin reassessment proceedings in accordance with Sections 147 and 148 of the Income-Tax Act, 1961.
    Principal Commissioner of Income Tax vs Abhisar Buildwell P. Ltd
  1. ENSURE DIGITALIZATION OF DISTRICT COURT RECORDS FOR SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF JUDICIAL PROCESS, SC TO HCS – The Supreme Court has instructed all High Courts to ensure that lower court records are digitalized in light of the fact that technology is currently becoming more closely entwined with systems of dispute settlement and adjudication.
    Jitendra Kumar Rode v. Union of India
  1. SC: FILE INCOMPLETE CHARGESHEET WITHOUT INVESTIGATION WON’T TERMINATE RIGHT TO GET DEFAULT BAIL – The Supreme Court ruled that even if the investigating agency submits a chargesheet without concluding its investigation, this will not affect the accused’s ability to get default bail. It further stated that the Trial Court cannot keep the detained person in custody for any longer than the maximum period allowed under these circumstances.
    Ritu Chhabaria v. Union of India And Ors. WP(Crl) No. 60/2023

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