After barring them from travelling abroad, Justice C S Karnan has sentenced Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court to five years rigorous imprisonment. In his order the judge of the Calcutta High Court has said that the the SC judges have committed offences punishable under the provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act of 1989 and amended Act of 2015.
Nirbhaya’s killers will hang to death the Supreme Court has held. The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed the death sentenced awarded to the four killers of Nirbhaya. The Bench held that the case fell under the category of the rarest of rare cases. The Bench held that the accused persons were beyond reforms and hence they should hang by the neck until dead.
“We have full faith in the judicial system and I am sure that the Supreme Court will announce death sentence in its verdict for the guilty. I am sure the Supreme Court will give justice to my daughter. This will set an example for the world”: Nirbhaya’s mother. “They will be awarded death sentence. Leave Supreme Court, even God will not forgive such people”: Nirbhaya’s father It was one of the most brutal cases that the nation had witnessed. Known as the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, the nation awaits with bated breath for the Supreme Court order. The SC is all set to decide whether the killers will hang to death or spend the rest of their life in jail.
The Supreme Court on Friday said that talks should take place with stakeholders in Kashmir, but also warned that nothing would work if the secession is sought. The SC also said that it would direct the CRPF to stop using the pellet guns for two weeks only if there is an assurance that there will be no stone pelting.
This is complete helplessness and the Government wants to do nothing for the destitute widows, the Supreme Court said. The stinging observations against the government was made by a Division Bench comprising Justices Madan Lokur and Deepak Gupta while hearing plea which sought implementation of directions to better the conditions of widows in the country.
The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and nine others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The court ordered that these persons would be tried for criminal conspiracy and the trial should be completed in two years. “No adjournments,” the SC ordered.
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Sahara‘s luxurious 8,900 acre Aamby Valley City near Pune, Maharashtra to be auctioned as Subrata Roy failed to deposit Rs 5,092.6 crore with markets regulator SEBI to refund investors. The property is valued at Rs 39,000 crore. We can give enough indulgence. If you can’t pay, go to jail, the Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said.
Sasikala Natarajan will move the Supreme Court seeking parole to attend a funeral. In her application, she will seek parole to attend the funeral of her nephew T V Mahadevan who died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday.
With non resolution in sight, the Supreme Court has started taking up pending recommendations and appointing judges to the higher judiciary. The names of several judges were stuck as the Supreme Court and the Union Government were unable to come to a conclusion on the Memorandum of Procedure.
A petition has been filed in the challenging the decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns. A petition was moved by Kerala Communist Party of India leader Binoy Viswam in the SC questioning the introduction of Section 139 AA of the IT Act to link Aadhaar with PAN.