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‘Offences were grave, serious in nature’: Delhi HC rejects ISIS convict’s plea

The court held that the offences committed by Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed were grave and serious, which could impact the society and security of the nation.

Delhi high court (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 04:43 AM IST

Land for job scam: Delhi HC reserves verdict on Amit Katyal’s interim bail plea

A vacation bench of justice Vikas Mahajan reserved the verdict after considering the submissions of Katyal and Enforcement Directorate

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 06:45 PM IST

Delhi HC reprimands authorities for norm violations at diary colonies

The court issued notice to the Union housing ministry, noting that an alternative land would be required to shift the two dairies

Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 05:48 AM IST

AAP office space allotment: Delhi HC gives Centre 6 weeks to decide on the matter

The court was addressing a plea filed by AAP seeking directions to the Centre to allot a housing unit from the general pool for the party office on payment of license fee, till they get a permanent setup

The Aam Aadmi Party office on DDU Marg. (Sourced image.)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 12:08 PM IST

Delhi HC rejects businessman’s bail plea in excise policy case

According to the court, the possession of confidential government documents also indicated Dhall’s “key role” in formulating and manipulating the excise policy to secure undue financial benefits

The Delhi high court. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 07:22 PM IST

Delhi HC seeks ED’s response on Amit Katyal’s interim bail plea in job scam

Amit Katyal sought interim bail on medical grounds in connection with the money laundering case related to the land for job scam involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD leaders Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 05:20 PM IST

Delhi excise policy case: HC seeks ED’s response on businessman’s bail plea

Arun Pillai, who was arrested by the ED in March last year, filed the petition after the Supreme Court asked him to approach the high court for interim bail

The Delhi high court. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 02:39 PM IST

HC asks Delhi govt to submit report on fire norms at nursing homes in 8 weeks

One petition requested the Delhi government to establish specific fire safety norms for smaller hospitals and to inspect these facilities for compliance with the existing Delhi fire service rules

The petitions were prompted by the recent fire at the Baby Care New Born Hospital in Vivek Vihar, which resulted in the deaths of seven infants. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 05:20 AM IST

HC junks plea to allot land for shrine of seer citing ‘ widespread misuse’

Justice Dharmesh Sharma underscored the broader implications of allowing religious structures to proliferate on public land

Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 05:04 AM IST

‘Public land misuse’: Delhi HC denies plea seeking demarcation of seer’s shrine

The plea was filed by Avinash Giri, the successor of Mahant Shri Naga Baba Bhola Giri, requesting the district magistrate of Daryaganj to demarcate a shrine situated at Old Delhi’s Nigambodh Ghat

Delhi high court (File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Sharjeel Imam gets bail in sedition case; to stay in jail in Delhi riots case

A bench of justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Manoj Jain allowed Imam’s plea challenging a city court’s February 17 order denying him bail

Sharjeel Imam will not walk out of prison as he is currently in custody in connection with a conspiracy case for allegedly instigating the February 2020 Delhi riots. (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2024 04:38 AM IST

Bibhav Kumar moves HC against arrest in Swati Maliwal case, says it was illegal

Bibhav Kumar also sought compensation for his illegal arrest and departmental action against the police officers who decided to arrest him

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar was remanded in police custody for three days on May 27 (PTI FILE)
Updated on May 29, 2024 03:43 PM IST

Judges have right to respond to allegations of bias: Delhi high court

Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma said that denying such opportunity would lead to a culture of unchecked and unverified accusations against any judge

The court said the judges build their reputation over years of dedicated service. (Shutterstock)
Published on May 29, 2024 09:51 AM IST

Delhi HC reserves verdict on BRS leader K Kavitha’s bail plea in excise case

Kavitha was arrested by ED on March 15 and CBI on April 11, while she was lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody in the parallel case registered by ED

The plea highlighted that the probe agencies’ investigation was compromised. (ANI photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 04:42 PM IST

Delhi HC issues notice on Satyendra Jain’s bail plea, asks for ED reply

Jain was arrested in May 2022 for allegedly misusing his position as minister from February 2015 to May 2017 to acquire disproportionate assets worth ₹1.47 crore

Jain is accused of having laundered money through four companies allegedly linked to him. (File photo)
Published on May 28, 2024 11:43 AM IST

Delhi HC reprimands MCD for delay in shifting dairies from near landfills

Delhi HC grilled MCD for failing to abide by the slew of directions issued on May 8, saying that its attitude was more of an obstructionist

Delhi HC expressed dismay after the counsel for MCD submitted that the decision of relocation was being considered by experts (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on May 28, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

ED opposes Kavitha’s bail plea, says she ‘destroyed evidence’

ED opposes bail plea of BRS leader K Kavitha in money laundering case, accusing her of influencing co-accused & destroying evidence. Hearing on May 27.

BRS leader K Kavitha (ANI)
Updated on May 25, 2024 05:38 AM IST

ED opposes Kavitha’s bail plea in high court, says she will influence witnesses

ED said the influence wielded by Kavitha was reflected in how Hyderabad-based businessman retracted his November 2022 statement to the agency

BRS leader K Kavitha leaves the Rouse Avenue Court after being produced by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Delhi liquor policy case in New Delhi on April 15 (PTI)
Published on May 24, 2024 06:49 PM IST

HC denies Manish Sisodia bail in excise policy cases

In the verdict, the court castigated the AAP leader for framing the policy to enrich private persons, noting that instead of genuinely seeking public comments, Sisodia “orchestrated a scheme” wherein pre-drafted emails containing specific suggestions aligned with the interest were sent “under the guise of public comment” to the designated email of the excise department

Manish Sisodia has been booked by the ED and CBI in separate cases pertaining to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy. (Archive photo/ANI)
Updated on May 22, 2024 05:54 AM IST

Delhi high court denies bail to AAP leader Manish Sisodia in excise policy case

The denial of bail to Manish Sisodia days after ED’s inclusion of AAP as an accused in the supplementary charge sheet further marks a significant escalation in the case

Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia. (File)
Published on May 21, 2024 09:16 PM IST

Delhi high court waives fine slapped on litigant over Kejriwal plea

A bench of acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet PS Arora noted that the petitioner, a law student, tendered an unconditional apology admitting his mistake

The litigant sought the waiver saying he learnt his lesson. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 20, 2024 02:40 PM IST

Delhi HC overturns order directing SpiceJet to refund over 270 cr to Maran

A bench of justices Yashwant Varma and Ravinder Dudeja allowed the appeals of the airline and its chairman and managing director Ajay Singh challenging a single judge bench’s order

A tribunal directed SpiceJet to refund <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>270 crore in 2018. (X)
Published on May 17, 2024 04:46 PM IST

Delhi HC laments denial of treatment by two hospitals to 12-yr-old boy

A bench of justice Subramonium Prasad sought Delhi government’s response in minor’s plea seeking directions to the government to reimburse the medical expenses

The judge further directed the government to file a status report. (Representative file photo)
Published on May 17, 2024 12:49 PM IST

Delhi HC seeks CBI reply on K Kavitha’s bail petition in excise policy case

The bench also sought the probe agency’s response in her other plea seeking to declare the entire proceedings leading to her arrest by the CBI as illegal and scheduled her pleas for May 24

Kavitha is in judicial custody in both the cases lodged by the ED and the CBI. (ANI file photo)
Published on May 16, 2024 04:55 PM IST

HC reverses acquittal, holds man guilty of raping daughter

The court was considering a plea filed by the state, as well as the victim along with her mother and brother, challenging a city court’s June 2019 order acquitting the man for commission of offences. The high court reversed the acquittal order, emphasising that the lower court misread and misinterpreted the evidence, and gave unwarranted weightage to the contradictions that were superficial in nature.

People protest against a rape case. (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 05:52 AM IST

ED to name AAP accused in Delhi excise policy case

The development follows previous assertions made by ED during Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea hearings. Justifying Kejriwal’s arrest on March 21, the agency argued that he was “vicariously liable for the actions of his party, potentially subjecting him to charges under Section 70(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)”

AAP leader Manish Sisodia appealed against the rejection of his bail pleas. (File photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 05:42 AM IST

Delhi HC tells govt to ‘seriously consider’ shifting dairies from near landfills

In a strongly worded order, a bench of acting chief justice Manmohan and justice Manmeet PS Arora took a dim view of the chief secretary’s suggestion for continuation of dairies at Ghazipur and Bhalaswa, and assurances that their operation would not pose a serious threat to public health.

The court called for relocating the Bhalsawa and Ghazipur dairies, which are situated next to two enormous landfill sites, to Ghogha dairy colony. (File photo for representation)
Updated on May 15, 2024 05:36 AM IST

Built 143 public toilets for trans persons: Delhi govt to HC

The status report was filed in a plea seeking directions to the Delhi government to construct separate washrooms for third gender people

The department in its status report submitted before a bench of acting chief justice Manmohan and justice Manmeet PS Arora . (HT Archive)
Updated on May 14, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Can’t micromanage ECI’: Delhi HC rejects plea that sought action against PM Modi

The Election Commission told the high court that BJP chief JP Nadda, who was issued notice on April 15, was expected to reply to the notice by May 15

The petition complained that ECI failed to take any effective action for violation of the code of conduct (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2024 03:21 PM IST

Excise policy case: Delhi HC seeks ED’s response on K Kavitha’s bail plea

Kavitha’s plea highlighted that the investigation that is being conducted by the ED is compromised and is not being carried out to find the untainted truth but to further political agenda.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha (File Photo)
Published on May 10, 2024 01:06 PM IST
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