Legal Updates as on 21.01. 2023

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  1. HC – CAN’T INSTALL CAMERAS FOR SECURITY BUT CAN’T SNOOP ON NEIGHBORS – The Kerala High Court stated that no one should be allowed to snoop on their neighbours’ affairs on the pretense of installing CCTV cameras for security and ordered the Police Chief to issue proper guidelines regarding the installation of cameras.
    AGNES MICHALE V. CHERANELLOOR GRAMA PANCHAYATH
  1. HC – AFTER SUIT DISMISSAL, CANNOT SEEK RETURN OF PLAINT AND REFUND OF COURT FEES – The Kerala High Court ruled that the petitioner cannot ask for the plaint and court fee to be returned since doing so would be illegal and untenable given that the petitioner had knowingly paid the remaining court fees, taken part in the trial, and received a judgement.
    S SURENDRAN VERSUS STATE OF KERALA AND OTHERS
  1. SC – ONLY IF GROSSLY DISPROPORTIONATE, CAN PUNISHMENT BY DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY BE INTERFERED WITH – According to the Supreme Court, the Court can only use its judicial review powers to overturn disciplinary sanctions if they are “strikingly disproportionate.”
    UNION OF INDIA VS CONST SUNIL KUMAR
  1. SC – USE OF CRIMINAL LAW IS NOT FOR MONEY RETRIEVAL – The Supreme Court has ruled that there is no reason for implementing a policy wherein the person anticipating arrest must pay in order to receive the concession of pre-arrest bail, notwithstanding the fact that it is generally within the purview of civil actions to recover money.
    BIMLA TIWARI VS STATE OF BIHAR
  1. DELHI HC – DEPARTMENTAL ENQUIRY FINDINGS CANNOT BE CHALLENGED ON THE BASIS OF ADEQUACY – According to the Delhi High Court, an employee cannot invoke Article 226 to contest the sufficiency or reliability of the findings of disciplinary procedures.
    SNEH AGGARWAL VERSUS PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
  1. To oversee the use of funds for the 2023 ISSF Shooting World Cup, the Delhi High Court appoints Justice Sikri. – When the Delhi High Court appointed retired Supreme Court judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri as Administrator to oversee the use of funds in the planned ISSF Shooting World Cup, 2023, it made note that any obstacles to the World Cup event’s planning would harm the country’s reputation.
    RAHUL MEHRA v. UNION OF INDIA
  1. SC – CHARGESSHEET NOT A PUBLIC DOCUMENT – While acknowledging that chargesheets are private papers, the Supreme Court has ruled that investigative agencies cannot be ordered to post chargesheets on a public platform for easy public access.
    SAURAV DAS VS UNION OF INDIA

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