Legal Update as on 25.03.2023

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  1. SC TO POLICE OFFICERS OUT ON COVID-19 PAROLE: RETURN WITHIN 15 DAYS – The Supreme Court has mandated that all under-trial inmates and criminals who have been granted emergency parole based on the recommendations of a High-Powered Committee must report to the relevant prison authorities within 15 days.
    In Re: Contagion of COVID-19 Virus in Prisons, SMW(C) No. 1/2020
  1. The Supreme Court has overruled its 2011 rulings in Arup Bhuyan v. State of Assam (MANU/SC/0096/2011), Indra Das v. State of Assam (MANU/SC/0106/2011), and State of Kerala v. Raneef (MANU/SC/0001/2011) and held that under Section 10(a)(1) of the UAPA, mere membership in an unlawful assembly is a crime.
    ARYUP BHUYAN VS STATE OF ASSAM
  1. HP HC: USERS OF WATER DO NOT HAVE A PRIVATE RIGHT TO IT; WATER IS STATE PROPERTY
    While noting that it is a fallacy that water belongs to the villagers who use it, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ruled that water is state property and no one has the right to claim it as their own, even if it is located on their own property.
    Rajesh Kumar & Ors Vs State of H. P. & Ors.
  1. SC ACQUITS MAN CONVICTED FOR TAKEN BRIBE OF RS. 300 TWENTY YEARS AGO – Twenty years ago, the Supreme Court cleared a man who had been found guilty of accepting a Rs. 300 bribes in 2003, noting that the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, requires proof of both the demand and the recovery in order to support a conviction.
    Jagtar Singh vs State of Punjab
  1. SC TO CENTRE: PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE OVER THE SUTLEJ-YAMUNA CANAL BETWEEN PUNJAB AND HARYANA – The Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute has been a source of contention between the neighbouring States of Punjab and Haryana, and the Supreme Court has urged the Central government to take a proactive role in their efforts to resolve it.
    State of Haryana Department of Irrigation The Secretary v. State of Punjab And Anr. Original Suit No. 6/1996
  1. SC: UNLESS PERMITTED BY CONTRACT, SUBLETTING IS IMPOSSIBLE PURSUANT TO THE BOMBAY RENT CONTROL ACT – According to the Supreme Court, it is illegal for a tenant to sublet the premises that have been rented to him or to assign or transfer his interest therein in any way after the Bombay Rents, Hotel and Lodging House Rates (Regulation) Act, 1947, went into effect.
    Yuvraj @ Munna Pralhad Jagdale & Ors. v. Janardan Subajirao Wide | Civil Appeal Nos. 28552856 Of 2011
  1. DELHI HC: A judge must be willing to be judged at all times. – When upholding a judicial officer’s termination from service for accepting a favour from an unknown party in the form of a sponsored foreign trip, the Delhi High Court noted that judges are expected to exercise greater caution because, at the end of the day, “a judge is a judge who is always open to be judged.”
    NAVEEN ARORA v. HIGH COURT OF DELHI AND ANR

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