The Supreme Court reserves verdict on Kasab plea, government granted extension on auction of 2G licenses, Delhi High Court dismisses plea to hold inquiry into Abhishek Singhvi CD row, Delhi HC Bar Association hacked, and much more.
SC reserves order in Kasab's appeal against death sentence in the case
The two judge Bench of Justices Aftab Alam and CK Prasad has reserved judgment on Kasab’s plea against his conviction and the imposition of the death penalty. Arguments had been heard for nearly three months with Senior Advocate Raju Ramachandran appointed as amicus to argue on behalf of Kasab.
2G case: SC extends deadline for licence cancellation
The Supreme Court extended the last date for conducting the auction and granting of 2G licences. The new date is August 31, 2012. Existing licences will remain operational till September 7, 2012.
Delhi High court dismisses petition filed by “social worker” seeking probe into Abhishek Singhvi CD row
A two judge bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed a petition seeking a direction to the Bar Council of Delhi to take action against the driver of Abhishek Singhvi. The petitioner had urged that an inquiry was required to “save the image of the lawyer community”.
Also, an interesting column on the “Age of Sleaze” by Pratap Banu Mehta
Delhi HC Bar Association website hacked
The website of the Delhi High Court Bar Association was attacked by [thec7crew], a group of hackers allegedly from Pakistan. The hackers apparently left the following message on the website: “Release Waqar, Free All Prisoners and to Free Kashmir”.
Goa's Director of Prosecution booked for corruption
Chief of the prosecution department, which “which marshals public prosecutors”, has been booked for corruption. An FIR has been filed against Shobha Dhumaskar, wherein it has been alleged that Dhumaskar has flouted government norms to hire a flat in the state’s capital.
"Of gagging orders and super injunctions"
Rhodes scholar Aditya Swarup on the possibility of “super injunctions” being granted by Indian courts.
AG Noorani on American court reporting
An interesting article on how American journalists report judicial proceedings.