Gauhati High Court

  • Members of Gauhati HC Bar Association revolt against judge May 7, 2014

    Guwahati: In an open revolt against one of their ilk, members of the Gauhati High Court Bar Association (GHCBA) demanded the immediate transfer of Justice K Sreedhar Rao. The members unanimously adopted this extraordinary resolution in a general meeting on Monday. Justice Rao was earlier a judge of the Karnataka High Court....
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok Sabha...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok Sabha...
  • CBI moves SC against Gauhati HC order declaring it unconstitutional December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear CBI's plea challenging the Gauhati High Court order declaring the agency as "unconstitutional". A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam issued notice on CBI's plea to the petitioner on whose plea the High Court had delivered the verdict and asked...
  • PM cautions CBI, BJP calls it an argument of desperation November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement on the Central Bureau of Investigation calling it a desperate argument. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "This is an argument of desperation by the Prime Minister. The CBI is being misused by your...
  • PM praises CBI, says government will protect the agency's legality November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday bestowed praise on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as it completed 50 years but cautioned the agency saying that it must distinguish between error and crime. "It is important that errors of judgement are distinguished from criminal acts and lines of confidence...
  • CBI is a credible, independent organisation, says Shinde November 10, 2013

    Meerut: Dismissing criticism of CBI, Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde on Sunday defended the agency, saying it is a credible, independent organisation which should be respected. "When people are not in power, they say such things. CBI is a credible, independent organisation. It should be respected," Shinde said at a...
  • Petitioner in CBI case hopes he will be heard November 9, 2013

    On the day when the government appealed against the Gauhati High Court order terming the CBI unconstitutional, petitioner LS Chaudhary said he definitely hoped to be heard. He added one should be given a hearing once he has filed a caveart. ...
  • SC must have found Gauhati HC order erroneous: Soli Sorabjee November 9, 2013

    Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said Guwahati High Court order terming the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional is debatable and prima facie the Supreme Court must have found it 'erroneous'. ...
  • Centre should take steps to give CBI constitutional shape, says Omar November 9, 2013

    Government should take steps to give CBI a 'constitutional shape' in the wake of the Gauhati High Court order, as it has serious implications for the "very important agency," Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said. "The Government should think very seriously what steps are needed to be taken to...
  • SC stays Gauhati High Court order terming CBI unconstitutional November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday stayed Gauhati High Court order which termed the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional. The Supreme Court issued notice to the petitioner on whose plea the high court passed the judgement and posted the matter for hearing on December 6. The apex court observed...
  • SC should give early decision on CBI validity: Ramdev November 8, 2013

    Jaipur: A "constitutional crisis" has emerged due to Gauhati High Court striking down the resolution through which the CBI was set up, yoga guru Ramdev said on Friday. "Gauhati High Court has given a very delicate and serious decision on the validity of the formation of CBI. A serious constitutional crisis...
  • 'Centre to challenge Gauhati HC order on CBI in SC' November 8, 2013

    The Centre has said that it will appeal in the Supreme Court on Monday against the Gauhati High Court order that the setting of the Central Bureau of Investigation was "unconstitutional". The Gauhati High Court judgement by the division bench comprising justices IA Ansari and Indira Shah on Thursday, came...
  • Accused use Gauhati HC order on CBI to seek stay on trials; Centre to move SC November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Less than 24 hours after the Gauhati High Court ruled that the setting of the Central Bureau of Investigation was "unconstitutional", some prominent accused who are being probed by the investigative agency used the opportunity to stall the proceedings against them. Prominent leaders who are under the CBI radar...
  • 2G accused rakes up Gauhati HC order to seek stay on trial November 8, 2013

    The 2G spectrum scam accused, on Friday, sought a stay on the proceedings of the case in a Delhi court in the wake of the ruling of the Gauhati High Court holding as "unconstitutional" the setting up of the CBI. The accused, including former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A Raja...
  • 1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar seeks to declare CBI probe illegal November 8, 2013

    Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, on Friday, sought to declare as "illegal" the probe and charge sheets filed by the CBI in a 1984 anti Sikh riots case against him in the wake of Gauhati High Court's judgement holding the setting up of the investigating agency as "unconstitutional". Kumar's counsel mentioned before...
  • Tewari had sought statutory status for CBI in 2010 November 8, 2013

    Much before the Gauhati High Court's ruling on CBI's status, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari had tabled a private member's bill in Parliament in 2010 seeking statutory status for the premier investigation agency saying it was not a legal body. After the high court struck down the resolution through which...
  • HC's verdict on CBI will have disastrous implications, says experts November 8, 2013

    The ripple effects of Gauhati High Court's ruling holding as "unconstitutional" the setting up of the CBI was, on Friday, felt in criminal courts and legal experts expressed apprehension about "disastrous" implications of the verdict. While DMK MP A Raja and senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar raked up the issue to...
  • Will seek an immediate stay on Gauhati HC order, says CBI Director November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said he will seek a stay on the Gauhati High Court order. He said, "The government has already made up its mind to approach the Supreme Court by Monday. We will seek an immediate stay on the order." He also...
  • Centre to move SC on Gauhati HC order declaring CBI unconstitutional November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre has said that it will appeal in the Supreme Court on Monday against the Gauhati High Court order which called the CBI's formation unconstitutional. MoS PMO V Narayanasamy met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue on Friday. "We have to immediately go to the SC, challenging...
  • Centre to move SC against Gauhati HC order on CBI November 8, 2013

    Taken aback by the Gauhati High Court order holding as unconstitutional the setting up of the CBI, Centre said Thursday night that it would move the Supreme Court as early as Monday next to challenge it. In a curious judgement, the Gauhati High Court has struck down the resolution through which...
  • Frame norms to pick cities for IPL: HC to BCCI November 8, 2012

    Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to frame guidelines and norms for selection of cities for IPL franchises and to put it on the BCCI website within three months. The direction came after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) sought...
  • Guwahati molestation case: 13 accused get bail September 12, 2012

    Guwahati: Thirteen persons, accused of molesting a girl outside a bar in Guwahati, have been granted bail by a court. The Kamrup Chief Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday granted bail to Nabajyoti Baruah, Jitumoni Deka, Nabajit Deka, Dipak Deb, Puspendra Das, Dhanraj Basfor, Rubul Ali, Hafizuddin, Sikandar Basfor, Diganta Basumatary, Debo Das,...
  • Journalist who shot Guwahati molestation arrested July 20, 2012

    Guwahati: Gaurav Jyoti Neog, the TV journalist of News Live channel, who allegedly shot the video of the molestation of a girl in Guwahati on July 9, has been arrested. Neog had been accused by Team Anna member Akhil Gogoi of allegedly instigating the mob. The Gauhati High Court on Thursday...