Category Archives: Evidence Law

Interception of phone calls only in case of public emergency/public safety: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High Court recently ruled that the interception of the phone calls by the authorities is permitted only in the case of ‘public emergency’ or in the interest of ‘public safety’. Stating that the orders … Continue reading

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Part sale consideration or stamp duty can’t be sole criteria to hold transaction as benami: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that the payment of part sale consideration or stamp duty by another person cannot be the sole criteria to hold the sale transaction as benami. After a review of plethora of case law, … Continue reading

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Guidance clarifying Federal controlled substances law issued: USCIS

USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not … Continue reading

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Magistrate not to examine merits of case while taking cognizance: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently reiterated that while taking cognizance of an offence based upon a police report, it is not necessary for the Magistrate to examine the merits and demerits of the case and whether the materials collected … Continue reading

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Identity of victims of sexual abuse should be protected: SC

The Supreme Court of India lately had an opportunity to review ‘how and in what manner’ the identity of adult victims of rape and children who are victims of sexual abuse should be protected so that they are not subjected … Continue reading

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Lower House passes The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

Indian Lower House today passed “The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill – 2019”. The Bill has been formulated recognizing the need for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology, for establishing identity of missing … Continue reading

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Legislators not barred from practicing as advocates: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the legislators are not debarred from practicing as advocates during the period when they continue to be the Members of Parliament or the State Assembly/Council. “The provisions of the Act of 1961 and … Continue reading

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