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Accused entitled to get bail as per law: SC

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that an accused is entitled to get bail under Code of Criminal Procedure even though the charge sheet filed by police was returned by the lower court on technical reasons. “The fact of … 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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CCI has inherent powers to review/ recall its orders: DHC

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court held that Competition Commission of India (CCI) has the power to recall or review its order directing investigation though it is not an inherent power or expressly provided under the Competition Act. … Continue reading

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Powers u/S 156(3) and 202 CrPC are of different nature: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified the powers of the courts under the criminal justice system as contemplated under Sections 156(3) and 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (“CrPC”). Sections 156(3) and 202 fall under Chapters XII and … Continue reading

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Procedure to be followed in investigating police encounters: SC

In an attempt to streamline the procedure to be followed in investigating police encounters, the Supreme Court of India has issued the below comprehensive requirements to be followed in cases of death as standard procedure. The Court said “…it would … 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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