Allahabad High Court

  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook 5 days ago

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Badaun gangrape: Allahabad High Court to hear plea seeking CBI probe on June 11 June 9, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Monday fixed June 11 as the next date of hearing on a PIL seeking direction for a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder case of two Dalit girls in Badaun as Uttar Pradesh government submitted the copy of a notification recommending such an inquiry. The court's...
  • FIR lodged against judicial magistrate on various charges May 27, 2014

    A criminal case been lodged against a judicial magistrate posted in the Ghaziabad courts on various charges including using force against a woman with the intention of molesting her, police said on Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred April 13 in Modinagar town of the district when Additional Judicial Magistrate Sunil...
  • Mathura advocates go on strike, demand morning court during summer season May 14, 2014

    Demanding change of court timings in the summer season, lawyers in the district today went on indefinite strike. The lawyers alleged that the Allahabad High Court has not changed the court timings in the district this year despite their request for introduction of morning courts, Secretary Mathura Bar Association Pradeep Sharma...
  • HC dismisses PIL objecting to girls wearing skirts in schools May 9, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition objecting to dress codes in schools whereby girl students were made to wear skirts. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta while qashing a Public Interest Litigation said "the change, if any, must be brought in the...
  • Petition seeks action against Amit Shah for controversial remark May 8, 2014

    A petition was filed in Allahabad High Court on Thursday seeking action against BJP leader Amit Shah for his statement in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on Monday, was filed by one...
  • HC dismisses Ramdev trust's plea for holding yoga camps in Amethi April 29, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by yoga guru Ramdev's trust challenging refusal of permission to organise yoga camps in Amethi. The Lucknow bench of the High Court, comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, passed the orders on the petition filed by Bharat...
  • Commercial establishments in residential areas to face sealing drive April 26, 2014

    Several commercial establishments including banks, ATMs, nursing homes, coaching centres, cyber cafes and private schools running in residential sectors are going to face the heat as Ghaziabad Development Authority has launched a drive against them. Allahabad High Court in September last year had directed GDA to seal all buildings in residential...
  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims April 22, 2014

    The one-member Sahai Commission probing into the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded statements of 125 victims, district authorities said on Tuesday. Constituted by the UP government and led by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, the commission completed recording statements of 125 riots victims in Muzzaffarnagar on Monday,...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order April 16, 2014

    Noida Authority today sealed realty firm Supertech's two 40-storey towers with more than 800 flats following the Allahabad High Court's order to demolish the buildings. The towers -- Apex and Ceyane -- have a combined 857 apartments, of which 600 were sold, and are a part of Supertech's Emerald Court project. On...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots April 16, 2014

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The commission...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers April 12, 2014

    Lakhs of flat buyers of Noida Extension are concerned over the news of the Allahabad High Court order to demolish the two towers of Supertech's Emerald Court in Sector 93A in Noida as they fear similar orders may come for Noida Extension builders too. All these builders have also got their revised...
  • HC orders withdrawal of gunners given to SP MLA, daughter April 11, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has ordered withdrawal of gunners provided to controversial SP MLA Vijay Kumar Mishra and his daughter Seema Mishra, who has been fielded by the party in the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench comprising Justice Tarun Agrawala and Justice Rajan Roy observed, "The philosophy of the state...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn April 10, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish Chandra...
  • Ensure arrest of gangrape accused ex-MLA: HC to UP police March 26, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh police to ensure arrest of an absconding former MLA who has been accused of raping a girl along with his brother and a close aide in Badaun district six years ago. Passing the order, a Division Bench comprising Justice Devendra Pratap Singh...
  • Allahabad High Court gives EC a week's time to reply to PIL on political parties March 13, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday gave four week' time to the Election Commission to file its reply on a petition seeking that the registration of 51 political parties be quashed. The Lucknow bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and D K Upadhyay passed the order on a PIL filed by a local...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order dated...
  • Lawyers go on day-long strike to support doctor's stir in Kanpur March 5, 2014

    Lawyers in Kanpur on Wednesday extended their support to the doctors' stir by going on a day-long strike. By boycotting work we are not only supporting the affected doctors but also those patients who are left to wander around in need for medical services, Kanpur Bar Association, President Suresh Chauhan said. A...
  • Allahabad HC directs state government to axe security to 288 people March 3, 2014

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw, within 10 days, security provided to 288 people with criminal antecedents. This list includes former ministers Ram Achal Rajbhar, Rakeshdhar Tripathi, Daddu Prasad, Nand Gopal Gupta, Harish Nagpal, D.P. Yadav, Pankaj Chaudhary, Begum Noor...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots inquiry commission to visit after 3 months March 2, 2014

    The one-man inquiry commission constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots will visit again Muzaffarnagar after three months, sources said. The commission constituted by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, will visit and meet victims, official sources said, adding that he will come tomorrow...
  • Allahabad HC raps CBI for 'partiality' in probing Ghaziabad GPF scam February 11, 2014

    CBI has drawn flak from the Allahabad High Court for having been "partial in investigating" the multi-crore GPF scam in Ghaziabad district court and "favouring" a number of officials "probably under some pressures having been exerted from some higher ups". "I am very much firm in my view that the CBI...
  • NRHM scam: HC rejects bail plea of ex-UP minister, another accused February 10, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and another accused in the multi-crore NRHM scam. They are facing trial before a CBI court for alleged irregularities in the implementation of the scheme during the previous Mayawati government in the state. Justice...
  • Investigate misappropriation in MNREGA funds, HC tells CBI February 1, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the CBI to investigate the alleged abuse and misappropriation of fund as well as the abuse of power under MNREGA scheme in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh. The order was passed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justice Devi Prasad...
  • Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: HC summons trial court records January 23, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned the records of trial court, which had tried and sentenced dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic aide Hemraj. A Division Bench comprising Justices VK Shukla and Karuna Nand Bajpayee passed the order while clubbing...
  • Aarushi-Hemraj twin murder case: Rajesh, Nupur Talwar challenge conviction in Allahabad HC January 22, 2014

    Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Wednesday moved the Allahabad High Court against a CBI court order awarding them life sentence for the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The petition filed by the couple is likely to come up before a bench for hearing on...
  • HC defers hearing in petition on UP ministers' foreign tour January 17, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday fixed January 21 as the next date of hearing in a PIL on foreign tour of 17-member delegation including eight UP ministers. The Lucknow division bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and DK Upadhyay fixed the date on a petition filed by social worker Nutan Thakur...
  • HC stays arrest of Deepak Chaurasia in alleged tampering with Asaram's video case January 16, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the arrest of a TV journalist in connection with an FIR lodged by a follower of self-styled godman Asaram, following a show that was broadcast on a news channel. A Division Bench comprising Justices DP Singh and Mohd Tahir passed the order on a...
  • Hoardings against Kejriwal, other leaders put up in Amethi a day before AAP's 'Jan Vishwas' rally January 11, 2014

    Hoardings against AAP leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have sprouted across Amethi ahead of the party's 'Jan Vishwas' rally on Sunday, prompting it to demand additional security. Posters and hoardings have been put up by Rashtriya Rashtravadi Party at several places accusing the top three leaders of Aam Admi...
  • HC seeks government reply on a PIL on Food Security Act implementation January 9, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to file its response to a Public Interest Litigation seeking implementation of the Food Security Act in the state. The order was passed on Tuesday by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta on the PIL...
  • UP Information commissioners' appointment challenged in court January 4, 2014

    A day after the Uttar Pradesh government appointed eight information commissioners, the decision was challenged before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC). In a writ petition, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amitabh Thakur, among the 600 plus applicants for the eight posts, alleged that the selection process was...