Tag Archives: 1973

Compact Disc can be accepted as evidence: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that a compact disc can be exhibited as piece of evidence and the parties will have to prove or disprove such evidence in judicial proceedings. Treating a compact disc as a ‘document’ under the … Continue reading

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Certain facts to be explained by accused: SC

The Supreme Court of India reiterated that there are certain facts that can be known only to the accused and burden is on the accused to explain those facts even though it is well settled that the burden of proving … Continue reading

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Police officer bound to register FIR upon receiving information relating to commission of cognizable offence: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that a police officer is bound to register a First Information Report (FIR) upon receiving any information relating to commission of a cognizable offence under the Code of Criminal Procedure, … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of Section 364A of Indian Penal Code referred to Larger Bench: SC

In an interesting matter, the Supreme Court of India has referred a question to a Larger Bench (3 Judges) regarding the constitutional validity of Section 364A of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section 364A IPC permits the courts to award capital … Continue reading

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Supreme Court formulates guidelines restricted to proceedings under the NDPS Act

Gaining a first-hand account about the state of trials in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (“NDPS”) cases pending in all the States where the undertrial has been incarcerated for a period exceeding five, the Supreme Court of India formulated … Continue reading

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Private recognized unaided schools not to ask for fees for more than one month together: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that a private recognized unaided school is not entitled to ask for fees for more than one (1) month together. The Court said that “Director of Education has no power to issue circulars which … Continue reading

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