Legal Updates as on 23.02.2023 

  1. KERALA HC: ACTIVE POLITICIANS ARE INELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS TEMPLE TRUSTEES – According to a ruling by the Kerala High Court, a person who is actively involved in politics is ineligible to be appointed as a non-hereditary trustee in temples run by the Malabar Devaswom Board, whether or not they hold an official position. 
    Anantha Narayanan & Others V Malabar Devaswom Board & Others 
  1. A CONTEMPT CASE IS STARTED BY MPHC AGAINST THE SECRETARY OF THE BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY RELIEF & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT. – The Secretary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Department has been ordered by the Madhya Pradesh High Court to be charged with contempt for failing to digitise all of the gas victims’ records. 
    Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sanghathan and Anr v. Rajesh Bhushan and Ors. 
  1. SC: THE AMOUNT PAID FOR LAND ACQUISITION CANNOT VARY BASED ON THE NATURE OF OWNERSHIP – When the Supreme Court overturned the Greater NOIDA Authority’s classification of Pushtaini and Gair-Pushtaini Landholders for the purpose of awarding compensation upon acquisition, it held that the amount of compensation for land acquisition cannot vary depending on the type of ownership. 
    Ramesh Chandra Sharma And Ors. v. State of Uttar Pradesh And Ors. 
  1. SC: Under Section 406 of the CRPC, NI cases may be transferred to another state. – The Supreme Court has ruled that, despite the non-obstante provision in Section 142(1) of the Negotiable Instruments (NI) Act, the court retains the authority to transfer criminal cases under Section 406 of the Criminal Procedure Code in relation to offences under Section 138 of the NI Act if it is deemed necessary for the purposes of justice. 
    Yogesh Upadhyay vs Atlanta Limited 
  1. DEL. HC: OFFICERS WHO SEND EMAILS TO BANK CUSTOMERS HAVE NO WAY OF CONTACTING THEM. – While expressing worry about computer-generated emails sent to clients without mentioning the contact information of the officials on whose orders they were sent, the Delhi High Court noted that bank executives ought to be held accountable. 
  1. SC SPECIFIES: PERMITTING ADOPTION IN UNMARRIED STUDENT ABORTION CASE WILL NOT REPLACE CARA PROCESS – The Supreme Court has made it clear that its decision, which was made in response to a petition from an unmarried woman seeking to end her pregnancy and permitted couples registered with CARA to adopt the unborn child, was not intended to replace CARA’s standard adoption process. 
    P v. UoI And Anr. 

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