The B&B Causelist #88: Cases we track today

The B&B Causelist #88: Cases we track today

Shruti Mahajan

A summary of important cases from the causelist of the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the Madras High Court.

The causelist will be updated in the evening to reflect the developments in court today.


  • Subrata Chattoraj vs Union of India

Item no. 49 in Court 1 – MA 309/2019 in WP (C) 401/2013 [at 3.30 pm]

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna

These are applications filed by the CBI against the West Bengal government alleging non-cooperation in the Saradha scam investigation. One of the applications had prayed for a direction to be passed to question the Commissioner of Police of Kolkata, Rajeev Kumar.

Today in Court: Matter listed on April 22 with liberty to respondent to file affidavit

  • Sandeep Vinod Kumar Singh and Anr vs Election Commission through Chief Election Commissioner

Item no. 52 in Court 1 – W.P.(C) No. 501/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

This petition is filed by the makers of the biopic feature film based on the life of PM Narendra Modi. The petition challenges the order of the Election Commission to stay the release of the film during the period of the imposition of Model Code of Conduct.

Today in Court: The EC directed to view the film and decide on the same issue and inform the Court of its decision by April 19 in a sealed cover.

  • Meenakshi Lekhi vs Rahul Gandhi

Item no. 53 in Court 1 – CONMT.PET.(Crl.) No. 3/2019 in R.P.(Crl.) No. 46/2019 in W.P.(Crl.) No. 298/2018

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

This contempt petition has been filed by the BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ statements made by the Congress president in relation to PM Narendra Modi after the Supreme Court dismissed Centre’s preliminary objection in Rafale Review petition.

Today in Court: Court seeks a reply from the Respondent and gives liberty to the petitioner to file additional affidavit

  • Association for Democratic Reforms vs Union of India

Item no. 54 in Court 1 – WP (C) No. 333/2015

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna

Petition seeking to bring political parties under the purview of the Right to Information Act and challenges the validity of the electoral bonds scheme. Last week, the Court had passed an interim order directing all the political parties to disclose details of the donations received by them through electoral bonds to the Election Commission of India.

Today in Court: The Court issued notice today

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