Bombay High Court

  • Permit farmers to open bank accounts with Aadhar cards: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The Bombay High Court suggested that the Maharashtra government should consider permitting farmers affected by un-seasonal hailstorms in several districts to open bank accounts on the basis of their Aadhar cards alone. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha made this suggestion to facilitate...
  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can...
  • Aarushi Talwar's parents seek stay on 'Rahasya' film's release 10-04-2014 10:14 PM

    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, serving life sentence for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar, on Thursday refuted claims of the Censor Board that the soon to be released film 'Rahasya' has no similarity to her murder and sought stay on its release till their appeal is heard and...
  • Bombay HC disposes petition in Priti Rathi acid attack case 07-04-2014 05:56 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by the father of 24-year-old Priti Rathi, who was killed in an acid attack case last year, seeking CBI probe, after it was informed that the accused person has been arrested and chargesheeted. The High Court had earlier directed...
  • Bombay HC orders striking BEST workers to resume work immediately 01-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai High Court on Tuesday directed BEST workers to resume work immediately after the BEST management moved court saying the workers were holding the city to ransom. BEST officials told the court that nearly 50 lakh students were affected due to the strike. The BEST drivers and conductors...
  • Photojournalist gangrape: Hearing on sentencing adjourned till April 1 28-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the quantum of sentencing in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case till April 1. The court was hearing the trial of three accused after it had allowed an additional charge of repeat offenders to be added against them after their...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI files revision petition to drop charges against Ashok Chavan 26-03-2014 08:10 PM

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a revision petition in the Bombay High Court to get charges dropped against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The special CBI court, in January this year, had turned the CBI's plea to drop Chavan's name from...
  • Azad Maidan riots: Bombay HC asks if amount fixed for damage caused to persons 20-03-2014 04:29 PM

    Observing that Maharashtra government cannot neglect the damage caused to persons during the August 2012 Azad Maidan riots, the Bombay High Court on Thursday sought to know if an amount has been fixed towards damage caused to public property as well as persons. A division bench of Justices N H...
  • Bombay HC asks government to consider PIL seeking to share 'Aadhaar' data with EC 14-03-2014 05:45 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the union government and the Election Commission of India to consider a PIL seeking to share data collected during the process of issuance of Aadhar cards with the EC which can subsequently use it to register voters. The PIL filed by NGO 'Matoshri...
  • Teesta cheated 2002 Godhra riots victims: Gujarat police to HC 11-03-2014 06:06 PM

    Mumbai: Opposing the petition filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband seeking quashing of an FIR against them for alleged misappropriation of funds, Gujarat police on Tuesday told Bombay High Court that the duo had cheated victims of 2002 Godhra riots and "embezzled funds" collected in their name....
  • Refusal to have sex during honeymoon is not cruelty: Bombay HC 09-03-2014 11:30 AM

    Refusal to have sex with a life partner during honeymoon does not amount to cruelty, the Bombay High Court has ruled while setting aside a family court judgement dissolving the marriage of a couple on this ground. The court also ruled that a wife donning shirts and pants to office...
  • Police submit 'case diaries' in Dabholkar killing before HC 04-03-2014 05:29 PM

    The Pune police on Tuesday produced before the Bombay High Court the original 'case diaries' in the probe relating to the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, complyng with its direction. The bench headed by Justice P V Hardas, however, asked police to submit a photostat copy of the case...
  • Sexual assault case: Bombay HC to hear Tejpal's bail plea today 04-03-2014 09:24 AM

    Panaji: The Bombay High Court in Goa on Tuesday is expected to hear former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's bail plea. The Court on February 18 had postponed the hearing of Tejpal's bail plea, while seeking a copy of the chargesheet filed by the Crime Branch a day earlier. Tejpal is...
  • In mother's absence, father is child's natural guardian: Bombay HC 02-03-2014 03:25 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted custody of a minor boy to his father, who was accused of murdering his wife, after observing that in the absence of a mother, a child's natural guardian is the father. A division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari was hearing...
  • e Lounge: Bombay HC questions parole extension granted to Sanjay Dutt 26-02-2014 04:39 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. "The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly," the court said. ...
  • Parole extensions: Is Sanjay Dutt getting special treatment? 25-02-2014 10:57 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. "The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly," the court said. ...
  • Bombay High Court questions extension of parole granted to actor Sanjay Dutt 25-02-2014 05:03 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. "The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly," the court said. The court also...
  • 1993 blasts case: HC to hear PIL alleging bias towards Sanjay Dutt 25-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Trouble is brewing for actor Sanjay Dutt as his multiple paroles have come under the judicial scanner. The Bombay High Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday which says that Maharashtra flouted laws by extending Dutt's parole repeatedly. The PIL says repeated paroles are unconstitutional and discriminatory. The Ministry of...
  • Bombay HC allows Dabholkar's family to intervene in PIL on CBI probe 18-02-2014 07:36 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed the family of slain activist Narendra Dabholkar to intervene in a PIL seeking probe by CBI into his murder to find out whether Hindu right-wing members were involved in the crime. Dabholkar's daughter Mukta Dabholkar urged the court through her lawyer to allow...
  • Mumbai: HC notice to Centre, CBFC on anti-smoking warning in films 04-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on a petition by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap challenging the notification that made an anti-smoking disclaimer mandatory during smoking scenes in a movie. A division bench of Chief Justice...
  • Pune German Bakery blast: Bombay HC dismisses witnesses' plea against ATS 30-01-2014 05:59 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed an application filed by two witnesses in the February 2010 Pune German Bakery bomb blast case seeking protection from officers of state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). A division bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and P N Deshmukh dismissed the application. The witnesses...
  • HC rejects PIL seeking museum on decommissioned 'Vikrant' 23-01-2014 08:45 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a PIL seeking to preserve India's first aircraft carrier 'Vikrant' by converting it into a maritime museum. The Maharashtra government argued that the project of having a maritime museum on the ship was not viable considering the expenditure involved, while the Centre...
  • Jiah Khan suicide case: Suraj Pancholi charged with abetment to suicide 22-01-2014 03:49 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet in the Jian Khan suicide case. It has charged Jiah's boyfriend and actor Aditya Pancholi's son, Suraj Pancholi for abetment to suicide. The chargesheet filed in the Andheri Magistrate's court is nearly 500 pages and contains forensic reports and witness statements. Main witnesses...
  • Mumbai: HC refuses to quash cheque bouncing case against Preity Zinta 21-01-2014 09:05 PM

    Mumbai: In a setback to actress Preity Zinta, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to quash proceedings against her in a cheque bounce case filed by scriptwriter Abbas Tyrewala in a magistrate's court, asking her to face trial. Justice Sadhana Jadhav, hearing Zinta's plea, held that High Court would...
  • Hit-and-run case: Prosecution to examine 64 witnesses against Salman Khan 21-01-2014 08:03 PM

    The decks were cleared on Tuesday for the commencement of fresh trial against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case with the prosecution giving to the court a list of 64 witnesses they propose to examine. Salman is facing the charge of running over his Toyota Land Cruiser...
  • Mumbai: Adnan Sami moves HC to furnish fresh sureties for bail 20-01-2014 09:28 PM

    Mumbai: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami moved the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking permission to furnish two fresh sureties in keeping with a condition imposed on him while being granted anticipatory bail in a domestic violence case filed by his estranged wife Sabah Galadari. Two persons who had stood surety...
  • Zakia Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri files for anticipatory bail 16-01-2014 11:26 PM

    Tanvir Jafri, son of Zakia Jafri, has filed an application before a metropolitan magistrate's court here, seeking anticipatory bail in the alleged cheating case lodged by Gulbarg Society residents against activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. Chief public prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt informed magistrate S P Vora that it...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC challenges AAP's name 10-01-2014 06:14 PM

    Mumbai: A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the name of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claiming that it violates the spirit of Constitution and Representative of People Act 1951. The PIL has also raised several legal issues such as whether the "aam aadmi" is a word...
  • Bombay HC to hear sex determination case against Gauri, Shah Rukh Khan 10-01-2014 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court will conduct the hearing on the notice issued to Shah Rukh Khan, wife Gauri Khan and the BMC in the sex determination case of their child born through surrogacy today. The notice has been issued to the celebrity couple after Varsha Despande, a social...
  • Salman hit-and-run case: Bombay HC adjourns matter till January 21 07-01-2014 06:15 PM

    A sessions court on Tuesday deferred the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan to January 21 after prosecution sought time to file an appeal in the Bombay High Court against its order for a fresh trial. Prosecutor JV Kendralkar informed the court that the prosecution had written a letter...