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Bombay HC refuses pre-arrest bail to municipal councillor booked for extortion

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Ten offences were registered against Dhananjay Gawade, a sitting councillor of Vasai Viral municipal corporation, at various police stations in Palghar and Thane districts
The PIL will come up for hearing before a bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The PIL will come up for hearing before a bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Girish Kulkarni.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Duo moves Bombay HC to plug loopholes in POSH Act, protect ICC members

Hindustan Times, Numbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:39 PM IST
The petitioners have also sought a direction to set up a commission to review the deficiencies in the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) (POSH) Act, 2013, and to frame guidelines to extend protection to internal complaints committees (ICC) members.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Physical participation in crime not a must for conviction over common intention: HC

Bombay, Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Physical participation in the crime is not necessary for an accused facing “common intention” charges to be convicted in murder cases, the Bombay high court’s Nagpur bench observed on Tuesday
Navlakha has been in Taloja jail since his arrest on October 1, 2018.(AP file photo)
Navlakha has been in Taloja jail since his arrest on October 1, 2018.(AP file photo)

Bombay HC pulls up jail officials for denying eyeglasses to Gautam Navlakha

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:32 AM IST
The court’s comments came a day after Navlakha’s partner Sahba Hussain alleged that the 70-year-old activist, who is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, found that his spectacles had been stolen inside jail, and that prison authorities didn’t permit a replacement.
The Bombay high court.(File photo)
The Bombay high court.(File photo)

Bombay HC dismisses PIL opposing Versova-Lokhandwala link roads

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The bench also imposed a cost of Rs2 lakh on the petitioners after noticing that through the PIL, they had pursued their private interests, and not any genuine public cause
The Bombay high court.(HT archive)
The Bombay high court.(HT archive)

Disregarding binding precedents no contempt, says Bombay HC, exonerates magistrate

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Disposing of the contempt petition filed by an advocate of Ratnagiri, the division bench hoped that the magistrate will deal with judicial work before him with greater care, caution, and circumspection
The court held that the provisions of MOFA, are statutorily excluded from applying to MMRDA lands and properties.(HT photo)
The court held that the provisions of MOFA, are statutorily excluded from applying to MMRDA lands and properties.(HT photo)

MOFA doesn’t apply to MMRDA land: Bombay HC on key legal point raised by flat buyers

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Association of flat purchasers from Oshiwara District Centre (ODC) filed a case against the developer, Pagarani Universal Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., claiming it had no right over any additional floor space index available on the property and cannot make any additional construction on the property without their consent.
Bombay high court.
Bombay high court.

Sexual assault charges cannot be slapped under POCSO Act unless sexual intent proved: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 02:57 PM IST
The court made the observation while granting anticipatory bail to a Pune resident accused of tearing off a minor’s clothes and touching her inappropriately while physically assaulting her
Imran Khan was seen in public after a long time. Bombay HC ruled in Kangana Ranaut’s favour in the demolition case.
Imran Khan was seen in public after a long time. Bombay HC ruled in Kangana Ranaut’s favour in the demolition case.

Imran Khan spotted in Mumbai after a long time, Kangana rejoices after Bombay HC quashes demolition notice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Here are top 5 entertainment updates of the day: Actor Imran Khan was photographed in public after a really long time. Kangana Ranaut expressed her happiness at Bombay High Court squashing demolition notice against her.
Bombay high court said Kangana Ranaut can claim compensation for the damage done to her office by BMC. (Hindustan Times)
Bombay high court said Kangana Ranaut can claim compensation for the damage done to her office by BMC. (Hindustan Times)

‘Smacks of malice’: Bombay High Court sets aside BMC notices to Kangana Ranaut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The high court passed an order for a valuer to be appointed to ascertain the damage caused in the demolition.
Bombay high court.(File photo)
Bombay high court.(File photo)

Covid-19: Lawyer moves Bombay HC against Epidemic Diseases Act

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 02:00 PM IST
The lawyer, Harshal Mirashi, has also filed an application for an interim order to restrain the Maharashtra government from re-imposing a Covid-19 lockdown
The magistrate said on perusal of the complaint and after hearing the advocate of the complainant, prima facie the accused - Kangana and her sister- appeared to have committed cognisable offences.(PTI PHOTO.)
The magistrate said on perusal of the complaint and after hearing the advocate of the complainant, prima facie the accused - Kangana and her sister- appeared to have committed cognisable offences.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli move Bombay HC for quashing of FIR in sedition case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Acting on a complaint lodged by casting director Munawarali aka Sahil Sayyed, metropolitan magistrate Jaydeo Ghule issued the order, directing Bandra police to initiate criminal action against Kangana and her sister Rangoli, on the basis of the complaint. The FIR is registered on the basis of a magisterial order of October 16, 2020.
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswam(File photo)
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswam(File photo)

Bombay HC refuses interim bail to Arnab Goswami in abetment to suicide case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:32 PM IST
After his arrest from his Lower Parel residence in Mumbai on November 4, Goswami was taken to Alibaug, where the Chief Judicial Magistrate remanded him and the two others in judicial custody till November 18.
The Bombay High Court.(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay High Court.(HT PHOTO)

Can’t hear matters through VC with outdated computers, MAT tells Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 02:27 PM IST
The Maharashtra administrative tribunal (MAT) In a report to the Bombay high court said that most of the computers that it uses for conducting hearings through video conferencing are very old.
Adnya Anvay Naik is the daughter of the 52-year-old interior designer Anvay Nayak who alleged in his suicide note that he was abetted to kill himself by Arnab Goswami and two others in 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Adnya Anvay Naik is the daughter of the 52-year-old interior designer Anvay Nayak who alleged in his suicide note that he was abetted to kill himself by Arnab Goswami and two others in 2018.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Notice to Maharashtra govt on plea against cops who closed 2018 case against Arnab Goswami

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 05:45 PM IST
52-year-old interior designer Anvay Nayak alleged in his suicide note that he was abetted to kill himself by Arnab Goswami and two others in 2018.
The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two other police officials to respond to a plea filed by Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd, alleging harassment by the police.(HT Photo)
The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two other police officials to respond to a plea filed by Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd, alleging harassment by the police.(HT Photo)

TRP scam: Bombay HC seeks Maharashtra govt’s reply over charges against cops

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The petition filed by the company and three of its senior officials alleged that the city police was conducting the probe in an “illegal and highly objectionable” manner.
(File photo)
(File photo)

Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami held in 2018 suicide abetment case, moves Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Alibag/Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak, Charul Shah & Vijay Yadav
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 05:25 AM IST
Arnab Goswami, Republic TV’s editor-in-chief, was on Wednesday morning arrested by the Alibag police from his Lower Parel residence for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer and his mother in 2018, police said.
Mumbai, India - April 27, 2020: DHFL Promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan accused in Yes bank fraud cases, have been taken into CBI Custody and has been produced in session court from CBI Headquarter BKC Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 27, 2020. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times)(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - April 27, 2020: DHFL Promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan accused in Yes bank fraud cases, have been taken into CBI Custody and has been produced in session court from CBI Headquarter BKC Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 27, 2020. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times)(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Yes Bank fraud case: Bombay HC rejects default bail pleas of DHFL promoters Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 12:26 PM IST
The CBI booked the Wadhawans in March along with Yes Bank promoter Rana Kapoor and his family members for alleged conspiracy, cheating, and under the Prevention of Corruption Act
Bombay High Court.(Girish Srivastava)
Bombay High Court.(Girish Srivastava)

Bombay HC refuses bail to former IL&FS executive Ramchand Karunakaran

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Karunakaran was arrested by the ED on June 19, 2019, in connection with the proceedings under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
The Bombay High Court said non-compliance of search related provision of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act cannot be ground for bail.(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay High Court said non-compliance of search related provision of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act cannot be ground for bail.(HT PHOTO)

Bombay HC refuses bail to man found travelling in SUV with 500 kg ganja in 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The accused claimed he was a passenger in the vehicle from which the ganja was seized but his call records showed that he had been in touch with the driver who was also arrested.
The Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bail to the wife of the managing director of the firm on the ground that she had no role to play in the entire transaction of supplying digital display boards to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bail to the wife of the managing director of the firm on the ground that she had no role to play in the entire transaction of supplying digital display boards to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune(HT PHOTO)

Bombay HC refuses pre-arrest bail to head of firm accused of cheating IITM of Rs. 2.62 cr

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The firm allegedly supplied sub-standard display boards and the officers concerned at IITM fraudulently approved the items as quality products, as contemplated under the tender.
The Bombay High Court’s observation came while hearing a bail plea of a man who was booked by Ramtirth police in Handed district for robbery on June 2 but the charge sheet had not been filed till August 31 when the 90-day period ended.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Bombay High Court’s observation came while hearing a bail plea of a man who was booked by Ramtirth police in Handed district for robbery on June 2 but the charge sheet had not been filed till August 31 when the 90-day period ended.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Prosecutors must file own report for more seeking time to file charge sheet: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 01:25 PM IST
The High Court has said that prosecutors must apply their mind and submit an independent report whenever investigation officers seek extension of time for filing a charge sheet.
A worker sits with onions at a market in Pune on September 15. The government banned the export of all varieties of onions a day ago.(PTI)
A worker sits with onions at a market in Pune on September 15. The government banned the export of all varieties of onions a day ago.(PTI)

Consider allowing export of pending onion consignments: Bombay HC tells Customs

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The bench was hearing a petition filed by Horticulture Produce Exporters Association challenging the abrupt ban imposed by the central government on export of onions
The court said a citizen’s fundamental rights stand on a higher pedestal vis a vis any other right conferred by a general law.(File photo)
The court said a citizen’s fundamental rights stand on a higher pedestal vis a vis any other right conferred by a general law.(File photo)

Bombay HC sets three sex workers free, says women have right to choose vocation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Clarifying that what is punishable under the law is exploitation or abuse of a person for commercial purposes and soliciting in public places, the court set free the three young women
Justice Anil Kilor said a housewife holds a family together, as a pillar of support for her husband, a guiding force for her children and a caretaker for senior citizens in a household(File photo)
Justice Anil Kilor said a housewife holds a family together, as a pillar of support for her husband, a guiding force for her children and a caretaker for senior citizens in a household(File photo)

Housewife’s role most challenging, least appreciated: Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The court made the observation following an appeal filed by a man challenging a previous order rejecting his claim for compensation on account of the death of his wife in a road accident
Mumbai's B building.(HT Photo)
Mumbai's B building.(HT Photo)

Bombay HC dismisses BJP petition, INC’s Ravi Raja to continue as Opposition leader in BMC

Hindustan times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The bench dismissed BJP leader Prabhakar Shinde’s petition observing that such important posts cannot be allowed to be occupied on the whims and fancies of individuals or political parties
HT Image
HT Image

Abetting suicide requires intention, says Bombay HC, grants bail to Pune resident

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:20 AM IST
The man was booked by Chikhali police in Pune district along with several others for harassing and driving Mangal, an elderly woman, to death by suicide
The petitions were filed as an objection to a media trial after selective leaks were being made to a section of the media by the probe agencies following which the public were being prejudiced against Mumbai Police.(HT file)
The petitions were filed as an objection to a media trial after selective leaks were being made to a section of the media by the probe agencies following which the public were being prejudiced against Mumbai Police.(HT file)

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Bombay HC asks why there is no state mechanism to regulate content on news channels

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:24 PM IST
The court has directed the NCB, ED to be included in the petitions filed by former IPS officials and activist over the ongoing investigations by the agencies in the actor’s death case
The Arthur Road jail in Mumbai .(HT Photo)
The Arthur Road jail in Mumbai .(HT Photo)

Bombay HC tells Maharashtra to consider emergency parole to prisoners from other states

Hindustan Times, Mumai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:22 AM IST
The High Court’s directive came on a bunch of prisoners having their places of residences outside Maharashtra challenging their exclusion from the benefit of emergency parole during the Covid-19 pandemic and seeking a direction to the state government to reconsider the decision.
BMC officials demolishing Kangana Ranaut’s property(VIJAYANAND GUPTA/HT Photo)
BMC officials demolishing Kangana Ranaut’s property(VIJAYANAND GUPTA/HT Photo)

Bombay HC stays demolition of Kangana Ranaut’s property by BMC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:12 PM IST
“We filed a petition this morning seeking urgent hearing. We have sought a stay on the demolition process by way of interim relief,” Ranaut’s advocate Rizwan Siddiqui told news agency PTI.
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