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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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Section 497 (Adultery) declared unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India struck down as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery saying that the law affected individual dignity and equality of women. “Any system treating a woman with indignity, inequity and inequality or … Continue reading

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Judicial Separation can’t affect ‘aggrieved person’ status: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that one does not cease to be an “aggrieved person” because of the decree of judicial separation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (“Act”). The Court said, “…it is … Continue reading

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Arrests cannot be made in a routine manner: SC

Expressing concerns over the misuse of the law to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives, the Supreme Court of India said that the arrests cannot be made in a … 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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Court can take cognizance of non-cognizable offence on a police report: SC

The Supreme Court of India cleared that if a complaint contains allegations about commission of offence under Section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”) which is a … Continue reading

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