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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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CBI out of purview of Right to Information Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently reiterated that the expression ‘Human Rights Violation’ as used in proviso to Section 24(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“Act”) cannot be extended to include controversies relating the service matters, and hence information … Continue reading

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PC can be granted for further investigation: SC

The Supreme Court of India has clarified that police remand can be sought in respect of an accused arrested at the stage of further investigation if the interrogation is needed by the investigating agency. “Police remand can be sought under … Continue reading

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Sanction not required for prosecuting senior public officers: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the legal provision which mandates sanction of competent authority for CBI to probe corruption cases against senior public officers is invalid and unconstitutional. The five-judge Bench delivered the ruling … Continue reading

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Judge has jurisdiction to try PC/non-PC offences even if public servant dies: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a Special Judge (under Prevention of Corruption Act “PC Act”) has jurisdiction to proceed against non-Prevention of Corruption offences along with Prevention of Corruption offences irrespective of the fact that the sole public … Continue reading

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Approval of Central Govt not necessary in Court ‘monitored’ cases: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that approval of the Central Government is not necessary in cases which are directed by this Court to be registered and the inquiry/investigation thereon is actually being monitored by this … Continue reading

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