Surender Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Punjab and Haryana high court.
Articles by Surender Sharma
BJP councillors and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher had to wait in the MC’s assembly hall for over two hours, in a stark reminder of the scenes that had played out on January 18, the first date fixed by the UT for the conduct of the mayoral polls, when only AAP-Congress councillors were seen in attendance while BJP members and presiding officer Anil Masih were conspicuous by their absence.
HC bench of justice Sureshwar Singh Thakur and justice Sudeepti Sharma observed that though the teaching faculty of government and private colleges perform similar functions, it does not mean that the private college faculty have any indefeasible right as these institutions run with a motive of profiteering
Having 19 votes, BJP holds the numerical advantage in the contest, compared to AAP-Congress alliance that has 17
The high court bench of justice Pankaj Jain, issued a slew of directions, including departmental action against cops not appearing before the courts and deadlines for courts to complete the trials
The girl, a first-year student and resident of a village under police station Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, was found dead at her house on September 12, 2012
The observations were made while dismissing the UT administration’s plea against an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), which was approached by a widow challenging denial of medical reimbursement. The tribunal had, on August 25, 2023, found the woman’s claim genuine and directed the UT to settle the medical claim within two months.
The development comes days after the administration in its letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) suggested that for the expansion plans given by the high court, 8.5 acres of land would be “justified”. These comments were part of the administration’s letter in which it had apprised the MHA of the high court order and sought approval for the allotment, as ordered on January 19. .
The woman petitioner, Maya, accused of being part of an alleged cartel involved in transporting 150 kg ganja from Orissa to Punjab and Haryana, had claimed that she was falsely implicated on the basis of a statement from other co-accused persons, wherein her son has also been shown to be involved
The high court bench of justice HS Brar also issued a slew of directions to police and trial courts to take steps so that these offenders are not able to evade the process of law for years together.
The HC bench of justice Deepak Gupta observed that even if it be assumed that all the expenses for coaching, training, tickets or expenses required for living in Australia were incurred by the husband, the same do not “prima facie make out a case of cheating, as the amount was spent by a husband on his wife”. An FIR was registered by one Amandeep Singh of Sangrur in March 2020 for cheating and criminal conspiracy against NRI wife, Rajwinder Kaur and her father Gurtej Singh. They got married in 2014 and she went to Australia in 2018.
In the case in hand, the petition was from one Jarnail Singh, who had approached the Punjab and Haryana high court in March 2019. He had sought quashing of a March 1, 2016, order whereby after departmental probe, a punishment of stoppage of two annual increments with cumulative effect was awarded to him.
In Chandigarh, a centre has been set up to deal with child custody, maintenance & other disputes arising out of matrimonial cases at pre-litigation stage
The FIR was registered on October 2, 2021, after a video allegedly by a jail inmate came to light with allegations against jail staff of providing phones and drugs to the inmates facilitated by jail staff
The Punjab and Haryana high court has ordered Mohali municipal corporation to provide personal affidavits on waste disposal measures in the city. The court also directed the corporation to address issues raised by the Punjab Pollution Control Board and ensure no financial troubles in taking remedial measures. The court expressed concern over the corporation's lack of compliance and indolence in waste management. The corporation has been given suggestions for remedial measures at the Phase-8B dumping site.
The allegations were that convict Palwinder Singh and Karamjit Kaur had an illicit relationship and planned the murder, in which a car driven by Palwinder fell into Gang canal near Fattanwala village on June 20, 2015, in which his wife Sarabjit Kaur, daughter Gaganpreet Kaur, son Jashanpreet Singh and Karamjit’s husband Nirmal Singh, a servant of the family, were killed
The HC bench of justice GS Sandhawalia and justice Lapita Banerjee also imposed a cost of ₹50 thousand per litigant for “unwarranted delay”
The Sikh body has responded to a plea seeking directions not to exclude Haryana from the electoral rolls for the Sikh body poll
The court observed that although the woman is alleged to have been found in possession of the contraband falling in commercial category but pregnancy of a woman is a special circumstance, in which the gravity of the offence for the time being is liable to be ignored
Applicable personal laws in Islam allow a Muslim girl to enter into a contract of marriage after attaining puberty whereas a set of common civil and criminal laws in India proscribes the marriage of girls under 18 and further makes sexual intercourse with minors a penal offence
Dhindsa is a complainant in a criminal case registered on September, 2019 on allegations of criminal breach of trust. The trial court in Hoshiarpur had closed prosecution evidence on October 25, an order challenged by him in high court.
The order was passed as the court came across a bail matter in which an accused in an NDPS case filed in April 2020 by the special task force, Mohali, was found to be behind bars for three years and seven months
HC seeks reports on the poor state of civic infrastructure and environmental degradation in Nayagaon and nearby villages due to civic apathy
In March 2019, after killing Neha Shoree, the assailant, Balwinder Singh, 49, a Morinda-based chemist, had shot himself dead with his .32-bore revolver
How much were teachers’ paid, how many EWS students were enrolled in past five years, private schools in Chandigarh told to answer
In 2017, Ravi Kumar, a resident of Mahendergarh, was declared medically unfit in his second medical examination due to a keloid on his forearm, which developed after the removal of a tattoo
As per an advertisement, two posts are of senior additional advocates general, 44 of additional advocates general, 30 of senior deputy advocates general, 61 of deputy advocates general, 92 of assistant advocates general and seven posts of advocates on record. The last date to apply for the same would be December 6
The high court bench of justice Anupinder Singh Grewal ordered that the single NRI father would be the sole guardian of the child. The HC bench said the father will have custody of the child and would further decide whether the boy will remain in India or Australia.
The directions came from the HC bench of justice Jasjit Singh Bedi in a plea by Jalandhar resident Bishan Dass and others.
A two-judge bench of the high court quashed the 2021 law as unconstitutional and violative of Part III (fundamental rights) of the Constitution.
High court says in cases of misbranded or substandard food articles, criminal cases cannot be registered by police