Kerala High Court denies anticipatory bail to man, wife accused of cheating woman through matrimony profile

The Court was astonished on being told that the accused man’s actual wife pretended to be his sister-in-law during a visit to fix his ‘marriage’ with a woman who was then tricked into parting with 150 sovereigns of gold. The Kerala High Court recently refused the grant of anticipatory bail to a married man who …

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Age of consent under POCSO Act should not be tinkered with: Law Commission of India report

The Commission has proposed amendments to address situations where there is approval, even if not consent in the eyes of the law, from children aged 16-18 in intimate relationships. The 22nd Law Commission chaired by Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi has submitted a report to the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on the age of consent under …

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40 years after rape and murder, Supreme Court asks Calcutta High Court to prioritise convict’s appeal

The apex court said that while it should not normally set a time schedule for High Court to decide a case, considering that the trial took 40 years to conclude, it requested the High Court to prioritize the appeal. The Supreme Court recently directed the Calcutta High Court to hear on priority an appeal by …

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Order for Maintenance to Mother Set Aside as Son Produced Property Documents of Mother

In a legal twist, the Karnataka High Court has reopened a case involving maintenance to a mother. This case has garnered significant attention due to its intricate details and shifting evidence. The case involves a legal battle between a mother and a son. The Judge of the Additional Family Court, Mysore, on June 12, 2014, …

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NCDRC rules consumer court and RERA cannot be approached on same complaint

The NCDRC, thereby, overruled the argument of the complainant that Section 18 of the RERA indicated that both the consumer court and the RERA tribunals could be approached by an aggrieved person. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently dismissed a complaint filed against a building developer on finding that the complainant had already …

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Allegations of bigamy not relevant to decide validity of will: Supreme Court

A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Sanjay Karol made the observation while confirming orders of the courts below that had upheld the validity of the will of a man who had remarried after a divorce. The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that it is not concerned with allegations of bigamy or a second …

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[SARFAESI Act] Borrower who fails to pay dues before auction notice cannot redeem mortgage: Supreme Court

After a 2016 amendment to the SARFAESI Act, the right of mortgage redemption available to the borrower under the present statutory regime is drastically curtailed, the top court pointed out. The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the right of mortgage redemption is available to a borrower under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and …

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Delhi court grants bail to airline employee mobbed for alleged torture of 10-year-old domestic help

Kaushik Talapatra and his wife were thrashed by a mob in Delhi’s Dwarka area after it was revealed that they allegedly tortured the girl; they were later arrested by the police. A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to Kaushik Talapatra, a ground staff engineer working with an airline, who was arrested in connection with …

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Allahabad High Court directs State, JTRI to draw up standardised evaluation system to assess mental condition of POCSO victims

The Court said the reports of Child Welfare Committees (CWC) under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act are often deficient and not in conformity with the rules. The Allahabad High Court recently directed the Uttar Pradesh government and the Judicial Training & Research Institute (JTRI) at Lucknow to create a standardised evaluation …

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Bombay High Court stays anti-suit injunction order against Shaadi.com CEO by Singapore court

The Singapore High Court had restrained Shaadi.com’s CEO from proceeding with a petition against Westbridge Ventures II Investment Holdings before the NCLT, Mumbai. The Bombay High Court recently granted an interim stay on the enforcement of an anti-suit permanent injunction order passed by the High Court of Singapore against Shaadi.com founder and Chief Executive Officer, Anupam Mittal. [Anupam …

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