Special Correspondent. I have spent over a decade covering courts in Mumbai, primarily the Bombay High Court, and including several important trials like trial of 120 accused in March 1993 Mumbai bombings, 26/11 case - trial of Ajmal Kasab.
Articles by Kanchan V. Chaudhari
The Bombay High Court has rejected the authenticity of a will bequeathing actor Pooja Bedi's late maternal uncle's estate to a charitable trust. The court cited lack of evidence and discrepancies in the will, ruling in favor of Bedi claiming one-third share of the estate. The other two shares will go to Bedi's late mother's sisters.
The Bombay city civil court in India can now handle civil disputes involving properties worth up to ₹10 crore, following a jurisdictional increase by the state government. The move aims to reduce the burden on the high court, which had been dealing with a higher number of civil suits due to the escalating value of properties in Mumbai. The amendment will result in the transfer of 8,762 civil suits from the high court to the city civil court. However, the overall backlog of cases is not expected to change significantly.
A fight between two senior cabinet ministers has erupted over attempts to restart courses offered by the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS). The decision to de-recognise CPS courses was taken by the former medical education secretary, Ashwini Joshi, after irregularities were found in its affiliated institutions. CPS has challenged the de-recognition in court. The medical education department is reportedly rethinking the decision. The Maharashtra Medical Council has justified the action against CPS, claiming that none of its affiliated institutions are teaching hospitals.
An explainer on the nearly decade-year-old case that was recently disposed of by the SC even as the Maha govt asked the top court to reconsider its verdict
Here’s a quick read on the former Mumbai policeman, who was once a dreaded name in the underworld, and was put behind bars for his suspected role in a murder.
The Bombay high court, which reviewed some of the cases in which the man was convicted, found that he hadn’t received legal aid in 38 of the 41 cases in which he pleaded guilty
The Bombay high court has ordered the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to release the marksheet of an engineering aspirant from Nashik. The board had withheld the Class 12 results of Krish Chordiya after stating that he was not eligible to be admitted to the science stream as he did not opt for science in Class 10. The court criticised the board and Gargi Junior College for not informing Chordiya of his ineligibility earlier and said that students should not be penalised for the faults of educational institutions.
Hajam had moved the high court for quashing the FIR registered against him by Hatkanagale police station in Kolhapur district under section 153-A of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever or bringing about disharmony or feeling of hatred or ill-will
Strap: Bombay HC strikes down the chief minister’s decision to stay bank recruitment allowed by minister of co-operation MUMBAI: The chief minister does not have supervisory powers over his cabinet colleagues and therefore cannot review or modify the decisions taken by his cabinet colleagues, the Bombay high court held last week
Mumbai: The Bombay high court has restrained the Mumbai police from taking coercive steps against Canadian businessman Alnoor Hassan Ali Jamal in connection with disputes pertaining to a 13-acre Parke Davis plot in Saki Naka
Mumbai The Bombay high court has refused to grant relief to a 44-year-old Pune resident who falsely claimed that his wife was HIV positive and sought divorce on that ground
Mumbai: The Bombay high court (HC) has asked the state government to reconsider its policy to provide 1% horizontal reservation for orphans in educational institutes and public employment, as the policy is not backed by legal provisions
Mumbai The Bombay high court came to the rescue of a 30-year-old Kurla resident who was about to lose his MBBS degree and a post-graduate diploma in Ophthalmology for allegedly securing admission through Scheduled Tribes category to the medical course at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital by producing a bogus Caste Validity Certificate
A division bench of justice Gautam Patel and justice Gauri Godse on Monday also directed an ad hoc body of four – Vikram Malik, Jeannette Anand, Marion Panjwani and Sandeep Mehta –to step down from the managing committee
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on Thursday directed the Oriental Insurance Company Limited to pay the insurance claim of USD 2,40,000.
The accident in question occurred in the wee hours on February 5, 2019, when the woman’s husband, Arjun Redij, a head mechanic at MSRTC workshop, was returning home from Ratnagiri to Chanderai
A division bench of justice SV Gangapurwala and justice RN Laddha allowed the US resident to visit his elderly parents in Mumbai, observing that he was “never accused of engaging any sexual offence with a child” and was “also given the benefit of probation (in the US)”
At the time, the complainant had claimed that the incident occurred late in the evening of January 20, when she was returning home from her husband’s catering shop on the bike of the accused
The then principal collector for Konkan had in October 1860 allotted the 723-acre land of Oshiwara village to the predecessor of Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Pvt Ltd free of cost
Mumbai: The Bombay high court (HC) has rejected a plea of a 65-year-old retired teacher seeking a salary for the seven years that he spent behind bars in connection with the alleged murder of his wife
Subsequently, he has also been granted a pardon by the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court.
The Bombay high court on Tuesday refused to exonerate a man who is being prosecuted for raping a Marathi actor after allegedly marrying her by posing as a bachelor when his first marriage was in fact in subsistence
The accused faces rape charges because he lied about his marital status and married the Marathi actor by misrepresenting that he was a bachelor
The woman had moved the family court for annulment of marriage claiming that it was performed under duress and by perpetuating fraud
Mere acceptance of Iraqi militant leader as Caliph not enough, says HC while granting bail to Parbhani ISIS module accused
The court also discarded evidence of some of the prosecution witnesses who revealed that the group used to have regular discussions on incidents involving Muslims across the world
The Nagpur bench of the high court passed the order while hearing a plea by a 34-year-old businessman who was restrained by the DRT from leaving India over outstanding dues on a loan
Mumbai: About 27 years after they booked flats in a residential project at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, two residents of Lokhandwala will receive amounts equal to seven times the price of the flats as the builder failed to complete the project and handover over ready flats
NCDRC bench directed the developer to pay an additional amount of ₹25,000 to each of the complainants towards litigation costs.
“The principle of contributory negligence cannot be invoked in such case,” the court said in the April 28 order which became available on Friday, May 13
The Bombay high court has struck down the demand of ₹4 crore from a developer in Thane, saying the forest department could not levy a “conservation fee” on commercial activities outside the eco-sensitive zones (ESZs) surrounding national parks and wildlife sanctuaries