Legal Updates as on 25.02.2023

Legal Updates
  1. UC HC: EVICT AND COLLECT PENAL RENT FROM EMPLOYEES UNAUTHORISEDLY OCCUPYING GOVT ACCOMMODATION – While ordering the eviction of retired or transferred government employees who are using government properties without authorization, the Uttarakhand (UC) High Court further ordered the State to determine and collect penal rents from such personnel.
    Sunil Prasad Bhatt v. State of Uttarakhand & Ors.


  1. HC PULLS THE STATE FOR NOT INCLUDING A PREVENTION-ORIENTED SEXUAL ABUSE PROGRAM IN THE CURRICULUM. – The State of Kerala has been penalised by the Kerala High Court for failing to take action to include prevention-focused programmes on sexual abuse into the curricula. The Court expressed its distress and stated that this situation is intolerable and effectively amounts to disobeying the Court’s directives.
    Anoop V State of Kerala


  1. HUMANE COMMITTEE FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION IS ESTABLISHED BY CAL. HC – The Calcutta High Court has suggested creating a humane committee for each of five districts, which will take action to protect and preserve the forest’s wildlife and ensure that no animals are shot without cause, whether it be during Hunting Festivals or otherwise.
    Human & Environment Alliance League & Anr. v. Mr. Debal Ray, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife and Chief Wildlife Warden, Department of forest and others.


  1. The Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence of a mother who was found guilty of killing her 5-year-old child – noting that they should not revisit the evidence in order to determine whether factual conclusions were correctly reached unless there was a clear violation of the law or a miscarriage of justice as a result of ignoring relevant evidence.
    Vahitha v. State of Tamil Nadu


  1. SERVICE AS AN AD-HOC JUDGE IS NOT VALID FOR ELEVATION TO HIGH COURT JUDGES, PERCENTAGE (SC) – According to the Supreme Court, the appellants cannot assert seniority based on their ad hoc appointments to preside over Fast Track Courts because they were not assigned to any permanent posts in the Andhra Pradesh Judiciary Service.
    C Yamini and others vs High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Amaravathi and another


  1. JKL HC: PROCEEDING U/S 12 DV ACT NOT BAR TO CRIMINAL ACTION UNDER SECTION 498A IPC The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has ruled that just because a wife has filed a complaint against her husband under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act), there is no reason to believe that this will prevent her from filing a criminal complaint for cruelty under Section 498A of the IPC
    Danish Chauhan Vs DGP J&K


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