Ashok Bagriya

  • Justice Katju keeps up the pressure, poses 6 questions to ex-CJI RC Lahoti 22-07-2014 10:24 AM

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Monday made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. After these allegations, Katju on Tuesday has posed six questions before former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti. His six questions to Lahoti are: 1....
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges 21-07-2014 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium 16-07-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are...
  • SC for stricter Juvenile Justice Act, says can't have a cut-off age for crime 15-07-2014 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. The apex court said,"You can't have a cut-off date for crime like you have for government jobs." Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts 14-07-2014 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both...
  • SC grants bail to Bangalore blast accused Madani for treatment 11-07-2014 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to Kerala PDP Chairman and Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani for treatment. Madani was arrested in 2010 in connection with the Bangalore blasts which killed one person and injured 20 others. He has been in jail since then. The Karnataka government...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 09-07-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case asking them whether the Central government's consent is required to release the prisoners. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convict till July 22. The court has also restrained...
  • Sharia courts not legal, fatwas can't be issued against people's rights: SC 07-07-2014 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity. In a landmark judgement on Monday, the apex court said that fatwas cannot be issued against individuals if it affects his or her rights. The court was hearing a petition challenging the functioning of parallel courts...
  • Law Minister evades questions on the CJI vs Centre row 02-07-2014 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: In a high-profile showdown, the Chief Justice of India has taken on the Central government over the Gopal Subramanium row. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has refused to comment on the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the segregation of Gopal Subramanium's file was a mistake....
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge 01-07-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. "I fail to understand how the appointment to a high...
  • Sexual assault case: SC grants bail to Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal 01-07-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: In what comes as huge relief for Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the sexual assault case. Tejpal has told the court that he will not tamper with evidence or threaten witnesses. The Goa government had earlier opposed the grant...
  • Badaun gangrape: UP government suspends SSP, DM; transfers 42 officers 07-06-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Top officials in Uttar Pradesh are facing the brunt for the poor state of law and order in the state. The state government on Saturday suspended Badaun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Atul Saxena and District Magistrate (DM) Shambhunath Yadav in the gangrape and murder case of two...
  • Blow for Sahara, request for house arrest of Subrata Roy rejected 29-05-2014 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: There is no relief for Sahara group chief Subrata Roy. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the idea of putting Roy under house arrest for the time being. The apex court has directed the Sahara group to get valuation of three properties which have been mortgaged with the...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear N Srinivasan's plea 22-05-2014 11:09 AM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the plea filed by ousted BCCI president N Srinivasan, in which he had requested the apex court to reinstate him as the BCCI chief for all non-IPL matters. Srinivasan's plea was filed on the grounds that the SC has presently appointed two...
  • Narendra Modi resigns as Gujarat CM, Anandiben likely to replace him 21-05-2014 03:39 PM

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi on Wednesday resigned as the Gujarat Chief Minister to take over as the Prime Minister. He handed over his resignation to Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal after he was felicitated during a special session of the Gujarat Chief. All eyes are now on who will be the new...
  • Gopal Subramaniam, Rohington Nariman likely to be appointed SC judges 14-05-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court Collegium is learnt to have the cleared the names of two senior advocates as judges to the Supreme Court. The two judges being nominated are Gopal Subramaniam and Rohington Nariman. The move is being considered as landmark as it comes after...
  • Snooping case: Woman's father asks SC to stop probe by Modi government 06-05-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the father of the woman involved in the snoopgate scandal has approached the Supreme Court seeking a restraint on the probe by the Gujarat government and the Central government. The father of...
  • No government permission needed to probe officers above Joint Secretary: SC 06-05-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: In a historic judgement, the Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court on Tuesday says that no permission is required from the government to investigate officers above the rank of Joint Secretary. The apex court strikes down Section 6A of the Delhi Police Act that makes government's permission mandatory senior...
  • Subrata Roy to stay in jail, SC rejects his writ petition 06-05-2014 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: In a setback for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court has rejected his writ petition challenging his detention. Roy will therefore, continue to stay in jail. Roy had challenged the apex court's jurisdiction to detain him in jail for not refunding investors' money. The court has asked...
  • EC can probe paid news, disqualify those lying about poll expenses: SC 05-05-2014 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission can probe complaints of paid news and disqualify candidates lying about their poll expenses. The remarks came in the backdrop of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging Election Commission jurisdiction to probe his poll expenses. The Supreme...
  • Two FIRs against Modi for poll code violation 30-04-2014 09:04 PM

    The Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday filed two FIRs against Narendra Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate for violating model code of conduct. ...
  • IPL's snoopgate row? Further trouble for BCCI 22-04-2014 06:10 PM

    In what could be a potentially damaging development for the BCCI, it has now emerged that the Justice Mudgal panel probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting case was being snooped upon. This shocking revelation, made by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam appearing for the Mudgal panel in the Supreme Court...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal report snooped upon, deposition recordings leaked? 22-04-2014 05:04 PM

    In a shocking revelation, the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, which has been set up by the court to probe betting and spot-fixing in the IPL, has told the Supreme Court that attempts were made by people involved in the IPL scam to procure audio recordings from the panel. Senior advocate...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe-panel member Justice Patel related to interim BCCI president Yadav 21-04-2014 08:25 PM

    In another major development in the IPL scandal and a day before an important Supreme Court hearing, member of the probe panel proposed by the BCCI, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday that he is the brother-in-law of interim BCCI president Shivlal Yadav....
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education...
  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida 11-04-2014 03:16 PM

    Noida: In a major setback to Noida Authority and realty major Supertech, the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers in Sector 93 A, Noida. The court has also directed the prosecution of officers of Noida Authority and Supertech for carrying out the illegal construction....
  • SC stays Delhi nursery admissions, process delayed further 11-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed nursery admissions in Delhi. This comes after the High Court vacated stay on the admissions earlier this month. The applicants who had secured a seat in more than one school were asked to zero in on a school till April 9 or...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots 11-04-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The apex court also declined the plea to reconstitute the SIT for a probe into the riots case. The SIT...
  • Sahara tells SC that it can pay only Rs 2,500 crore immediately 03-04-2014 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Sahara Group made another proposal to the Supreme Court on Thursday, but in vain. Sahara lawyers have now told the Supreme Court that it is not possible for them to raise Rs 10,000 crore needed to get Sahara chief Subrata Roy interim bail. The lawyers have told...
  • SC commutes deathpenalty of Delhi blast convict Bhullar to life 31-03-2014 11:00 AM

    The Supreme Court on Monday commuted death sentence of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment. The apex court has commuted his sentence on two grounds - Bhullar was suffering mental illness and the court said that there has been inordinate delay of 8 years by...