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The B&B Causelist #86: Justice Karnan v Madras High Court, Nitish Katara convicts, PACL & more (Evening Updates)

Smrithi Suresh

Supreme Court of India

1.Verhoeven, Marie-Emmanuelle v. Union of India and Anr.

[Item 71 in court 12 – SLP(Crl) 8931/2015]

Bench: Kurian Joseph, Arun Mishra JJ.

A habeas corpus petition for the release of French national Marie Verhoeven. 

Today in Court: ASG PS Patwalia appeared for the Union while Senior Advocate Meet Malhotra appeared for the Petitioner. Patwalia informed the Court that the case involved serious interpretation of the ‘restrictive provisions’ of bail under POTA and other similar laws and therefore ought to be argued at length.

Agreeing with his submissions and noting that since this was a habeus corpus petition, the Bench said that it required a detailed consideration and therefore posted it for hearing on November 24. When Malhotra directed the attention of the Court to the proceedings coming up before the Magistrate, the Bench told him to inform the Magistrate that the matter was posted for hearing before the Supreme Court.

2.State of Assam v. Union of India & Ors.

[Item 1 in court 2 – Original. Suit 1/1988]

Bench: TS Thakur, V. Gopala Gowda JJ.

This suit from 1989 and pertains to a boundary dispute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The issues for consideration include maintainability of the suit filed by Assam, determination of areas which are disputed after the demarcation etc.

Today in Court: The Bench allowed the examination of witnesses to continue for a period of two more days.

3.Rajasthan High Court Rep Thr. Registrar General Vs Kirti Chhabra & Ors.

[Court 1, Item 39- SLP (C) SLP(C) NO. 31038/2015]

Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Shiva Kirti Singh, Amitava Roy JJ. 

Check evening updates.

Today in Court: The Bench dismissed the matter.

4.Central Bureau of Investigation Vs Ankur Chawla 

[Item 61, Court 1- SLP(CRL) NO. 3713-3716/2015]

Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Shiva Kirti Singh, Amitava Roy JJ.

Check evening updates.

Today in Court: The Bench posted the matter for hearing on Monday.

5. Registrar General, High Court of Judicature Madras Vs Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

[Item 70, Court 1- SLP(C) NO. 14842/2015]

Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Shiva Kirti Singh J., Amitava Roy J.

The dispute between the Madras High Court and Justice CS Karnan pertaining to the selection of civil judges for the State of Tamil Nadu.

Today in Court: While Senior Advocate KK Venugopal was present in Court and was prepared to argue on the matter, the Bench asked him whether it was convenient for him if the matter was taken up ‘after some time.’ When Venugopal agreed, the Bench directed for the matter to be posted after three weeks.

6. S.V. Ramamurthy Vs Registrar General, High Court of Judicature Madras

[Item 71, Court 1- W.P.(C) NO. 528/2015]

Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Shiva Kirti Singh, Amitava Roy JJ.

Check evening updates.

Today in Court: This matter was dismissed.

7. Vikash Yadav Vs State of UP & Ors. and Sukhdev Yadav @ Pehelwan Vs State of UP & Ors.

[Item 20 & 40, Court 4- SLP(CRL) NO. 5364-5366/2015]

Bench: JS Khehar J, Banumathi J.

Appeals filed by Vikas Yadav, his cousin Vishal and Sukhdev Pehalwan in the 2002 Nitish Katara murder case.

On the last date of hearing, the Bench had upheld the conviction of all three that was handed out by the Delhi High Court. However the Bench had decided to hear the petitions on the the limited aspect relating to enhancement of quantum of sentence by the High Court.

Today in Court: Read complete report here.

8. Common Cause v. Union of India & Ors.

[Item 301 in court 9 – IA 36 in Writ Petition (Civil) 463/2012]

Bench: Madan B Lokur J., Kurian Joseph J., AK Sikri J.

Case relating to Coalgate. Check evening updates.

Today in Court: The Bench directed for the similar matter pending before the CJI’s court to be heard on November 24, subsequent to which this case shall be heard.

9. Abu Salem Abdul Kayyum Ansari Vs State of Maharashtra

[Item 7, Court 11- CRL.A. NO. 679/2015]

Bench: PC Ghosh, RK Agrawal JJ.

Check evening updates.

Today in Court: This case could not be tracked. Any inputs/leads would be appreciated.

10. Securities and Exchange Board of India Vs PACL Ltd. & Anr.

[Item 50, Court 2: T.P.(C) No. 1747/2015]

Bench: TS Thakur, V Gopala Gowda JJ.

Check evening updates.

Today in Court: The Bench directed for the transfer of PACL-SEBI proceedings pending before the Rajasthan High Court. That case will now be heard with the civil appeal of PACL pending in the Supreme Court.

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