Surender Sharma

Surender Sharma

Surender Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Punjab and Haryana high court.

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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, does not permit termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks. (HT photo)
Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, does not permit termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks. (HT photo)

Pregnancy termination law: HC seeks details from Centre on steps taken for uniform policy

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:58 AM IST
Chandigarh The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the Centre to detail about the steps being taken or contemplated for legal termination of the pregnancies of the women with medical advice beyond 20 weeks as legal and moral predicament of the court is being tested “yet again”
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The CJM, in his January 13 order, had dismissed the plea of one Puran Chand Sharma, who upon the HC’s directions had approached the CJM court seeking release of the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.1 lakh deposited by him in a criminal case.
The CJM, in his January 13 order, had dismissed the plea of one Puran Chand Sharma, who upon the HC’s directions had approached the CJM court seeking release of the 1.1 lakh deposited by him in a criminal case.

HC initiates contempt proceedings against Haryana CJM for ‘disobeying order’

By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:47 AM IST
Bench observes the officer passed the order in question despite the HC directions being ‘absolutely clear and unambiguous’
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Punjab and Haryana high court, Chandigarh.(HT archive)
Punjab and Haryana high court, Chandigarh.(HT archive)

High court issues notices to Centre, Punjab over damage to Reliance Jio’s infrastructure amid farmers’ protest

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Reliance Jio’s petition said the company’s 1,500 telecom towers have been vandalised, crippling its mobile network in Punjab, where it has 14 million subscribers
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The authorities have also been asked to apprise the court in February of action taken in their case under the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act as at the time of marriage, both of them were found underage.
The authorities have also been asked to apprise the court in February of action taken in their case under the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act as at the time of marriage, both of them were found underage.

Runaway couple from Fatehabad lands in soup over wrong info to high court

By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:54 AM IST
The couple in the plea filed on September 24 had claimed that the boy was 21 years’ old and girl’s age was stated to be 20.
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Haryana agriculture department employee lands in soup over Facebook post on farmer protests

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The matter came to light when the officer, Ranbir Singh Mann, technical assistant at deputy director, agriculture and farmer welfare department, Bhiwani, approached the Punjab and Haryana high court on December 4 challenging his suspension order of September 25.
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Nephew, if liable to inherit property is bound to provide maintenance to senior citizen: HC

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:30 PM IST
The HC bench of justice GS Sandhawalia upheld the order passed by the Ambala deputy commissioner in the case of a 64-year-old Ambala resident, who is 100% disabled.
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Nilambari Vijay Jagadale
Nilambari Vijay Jagadale

HC hauls up judicial officer for contempt proceedings against former Chandigarh SSP

By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:20 AM IST
Jagadale had challenged civil contempt proceedings order passed by a judicial magistrate first class, Chandigarh, on March 18 this year
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Farmer unions indulging in criminal activities, had to arrest leaders: Haryana to high court

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The information was submitted in a petition filed on Wednesday by Haryana Progressive Farmers Union, a protesters body, alleging illegal detention of its 100 leaders who had to go to Delhi to participate in protests.
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Two persons were killed in the violence reported after incidents of sacrilege in 2015.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two persons were killed in the violence reported after incidents of sacrilege in 2015.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2015 sacrilege cases: Centre wrote to state on transfer of probe to it in June 2019, Punjab tells HC

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The parallel probes are underway by CBI and Punjab police into these FIRs as the CBI maintains that with there being no de-notification issued by the Centre, these FIRs are still to be probed by it.
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Kurukshetra man’s ashes hang in balance as 90-year-old wife, son spar to stake claim

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:12 PM IST
79-year-old Mahinder Singh had died of Covid on October 20, but his son never informed his mother until after the cremation; matter reaches high court that will hear it next on January 14.
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High court seeks details of pending honour killing cases in Haryana

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The DGP has been asked to file an affidavit on pendency of honour killing cases by November 10.
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After arrest, the police uploaded his photographs, name, father’s name and address etc on social networking sites(iSTOCK)
After arrest, the police uploaded his photographs, name, father’s name and address etc on social networking sites(iSTOCK)

Punjab and Haryana high court takes suo motu notice of accused’s details shared on Facebook

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The HC acted on plea of a Ludhiana man, who had approached it on September 8, seeking directions to the police to remove his personal details from social media platforms in the case of theft of a car
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Of the 822 cops booked in Punjab, 18 are inspectors, 24 sub-inspectors, 170 assistant sub-inspectors and the remaining are constables and head constables.(Representational photo)
Of the 822 cops booked in Punjab, 18 are inspectors, 24 sub-inspectors, 170 assistant sub-inspectors and the remaining are constables and head constables.(Representational photo)

Of 822 tainted cops in Punjab, 17% being probed for corruption

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Department of home affairs deputy secretary Vijay Singh Chauhan submitted the report after a high court order in September in which the state was told to submit details of FIRs against all serving state police officers along with the nature of criminal cases.
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The court was hearing bail pleas of 18 persons filed in June against an FIR registered in May 2020.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court was hearing bail pleas of 18 persons filed in June against an FIR registered in May 2020.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Trucks with illegal mining material should not be let off easily: HC

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 11:08 PM IST
It also came before court that since April, 201 FIRs have been registered and 299 vehicles have been confiscated. Seeing the gravity of the situation, the court had made director, department of mines and geology, Punjab as party in the case.
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2006 J&K sex scandal: HC upholds conviction of four, acquits ex-BSF DIG

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The sex scandal came to light after police recovered some CDs of minor Kashmiri girls being sexually exploited
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Rupnagar CJM to high court: ‘Illegal nakas collecting royalty from mining trucks’

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:01 PM IST
During hearing of a petition on illegal mining issue on February 19, the government had told court that there are no illegal check points/barriers near the mining sites in Rupnagar
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HC raises concern over gangster violence in and around Chandigarh

By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Court made the observation while rejecting anticipatory bail plea of an accused in a firing incident outside GMCH-32 in January this year
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The court reversed an order passed by a Mohali court(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court reversed an order passed by a Mohali court(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bail granted does not come to an end due to delay in surety: HC

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The court found that the bail once granted, may be cancelled, but there is no time limit prescribed for furnishing of bail/surety
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HC sets aside bail security of 100 crore imposed by Faridabad court

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
The high court bench of justice Arun Monga termed the condition “unjust and unfair” and observed that the condition of bail should not be such which defeats the very meaning of bail
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Judge cites ’70s Bollywood hit Bobby to express concern over failing love marriages

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Even during Covid-19 lockdown, the Punjab and Haryana high court took up 30 to 40 such petitions daily, while lawyers say that the number of such petitions goes beyond 100 on normal days
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Capt recommended addl director prosecution’s extension: Govt in HC

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The record of the controversy was perused by HC bench of justice Ritu Bahri during resumed hearing of a plea of Satnam Singh Kaler, a joint director with the prosecution department, who has challenged Singla’s extension
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Maharaja Harinder Singh’s only surviving daughter Amrit Kaur.
Maharaja Harinder Singh’s only surviving daughter Amrit Kaur.

HT Explainer: Battle Royale for the riches

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday upheld a Chandigarh court’s order awarding majority share in 20,000-crore property of Maharaja Faridkot Harinder Singh Brar to his two daughters —Amrit Kaur and Deepinder Kaur.
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One of the properties at stake is Rajmahal in Faridkot, which is spread over 14 acres.(HT FILE)
One of the properties at stake is Rajmahal in Faridkot, which is spread over 14 acres.(HT FILE)

HC verdict on Faridkot Royals’ property dispute: Daughters to get lion’s share in property

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:03 AM IST
20K-CR ASSETS’ DIVISION 37.5% each will go to two daughters and 25% to family of Maharaja’s brother Manjit Inder Singh
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Is NOC from CARA mandatory for adoption: Punjab and Haryana HC to Centre

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The response was sought on the plea from a two- year- old girl, adopted by an NRI couple
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No violation of fundamental rights in keeping religious places closed: Punjab, Haryana HC

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Dismisses PIL of Malerkotla resident against keeping religious places closed during lockdown; court says freedom to religion is subject to public order, morality and public health
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