Surender Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Punjab and Haryana high court.
Articles by Surender Sharma
Twenty-four years after a Gurdaspur resident was declared unsuccessful in the recruitment of naib tehsildar due to wrong calculation of marks, the Punjab and Haryana high court has awarded ₹5 lakh damages to him
During the hearing before the bench of justice NS Shekhawat, it came to light that the Nangal tehsildar did not supply information to the local police about the ownership of the pieces of land where illegal mining was found and FIRs were registered. As the ownership details were not available, the probe remained stuck
The order was made in plea against the firm by 27 residents of Amravati Enclave, who came to high court in 2018 alleging various deficiencies in the project and registration of cheating case against the mayor and second promoter of the firm, Hargobind Goyal.
For over a decade now, student wings of well-heeled political parties have been sweeping Panjab University polls, while home-bred outfits have slowly been pushed out of limelight
The suspension orders, issued by chief secretary Anurag Verma, came hours after the Punjab government informed the high court that it is withdrawing its notification dissolving all gram panchayats in the state, a move that is being seen as a major embarrassment for the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP regime
The pleas were filed challenging the government notification of August 10 on dissolution and declaration of general elections of the members of gram panchayats, panchayat samitis and zila parishad under the Panchayati Raj Act. On Tuesday, Gurjeet Singh Talwandi, a general secretary with Shiromani Akali Dal, also moved high court challenging government action in a PIL.
Earlier this month, a similar order was passed in a drugs case FIR of December 2020 by STF Mohali, the trial of which is going on at Tarn Taran since April 2022, when charges were framed against the accused. None of the prosecution witnesses had appeared on five of 11 dates
Now, it has been directed that the points sought by the applicant be recorded in the order and reply should be given point wise
The court observed that it was clear that shopkeeper has concealed this very important fact from the court and initially succeeded in getting an interim order
The notice by Chandigarh administration lists out violations, such as changing/enhancing of scope of work than what was mentioned in the clearance granted in 2015
The district administration demolished 1,208 buildings and other structures spread across 72.1 acres
The report also indicates that no property was demolished a week prior to the July 31 incident. However, prior notices were served. In Gurugram, only one property was demolished post violence.
HC pulls up insurer for repudiating claim on grounds of non-disclosure without independent probe to link death with chronic ailment
The court was hearing an anticipatory bail plea moved by Nagaraj T, a Sector-35 spa owner, who was booked under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 on July 12, 2023
The Punjab and Haryana high court has disposed of pleas from former MLA and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) leader Simarjeet Singh Bains and a Delhi architect seeking permission to intervene in the Ludhiana City Centre scam case
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has told the Punjab and Haryana high court that the probe against 46 officials and politicians (FIRs as well as vigilance inquiries) are pending for nod before 13 departments of the state government
Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala jails are among most overcrowded in Punjab, according to a report filed by the inspector general of police, jails (headquarters) in the Punjab and Haryana high court
Police had stated in August 2007, they had received a secret information that accused Sukhwinder Singh, Arjun Singh and Manohar Lal were indulging in the sale of poppy husk and other intoxicants. A raid was conducted and five bags of poppy husk weighing 24 kg each and one bag weighing 19 kg was recovered from their possession.
Former officiating director of the institute and well-known paediatrician, Surjit Singh, has accused Lal of making “malafide attempts” to keep him away from the post of dean academic, stating that he had refused to accede to Lal’s “illegal demands” made in respect of the latter’s son, an MD student at the institute.
Says it facilitates the process of judicial review by the superior courts and is also necessary for sustaining the litigants’ faith in the justice delivery system
The Punjab and Haryana high court observed while rejecting a plea from a Haryana woman, who had sought bail cancellation of three accused in a criminal case registered on her complaint
The RWA, House Owner Welfare Association, Sector 21, Panchkula, has approached the Punjab and Haryana high court, challenging a public notice of June 16 by HSVP for auction of the site in question for a group housing society, alleging that the land earmarked for high school is sought to be altered for the group housing project.
Two petitions were from one Shantanu Singh, a Sector-4 resident, Panchkula, and Poonam Aggarwal, a Sector-7 resident. As per their petitions in high court, their houses have got damaged due to construction by adjoining plot holders.
he Punjab and Haryana HC has said that a hostile witness in a criminal trial on account of threats or allurement if wants to depose ‘truthfully/differently’ must be re-called and re-examined.
During the proceedings of the habeas corpus plea, filed by his father on June 8, it has come to light that despite being minor, he was taken to the police station by the cops. As per police records, he was handed over to some village heads, and not to his parents.
The court was hearing a plea from a Mansa man, who had challenged a family court order, which had allowed application of his live-in partner’s daughter for a DNA test of him, in a suit filed by her seeking declaration as his daughter.
Punjab and Haryana HC has dismissed nearly two dozen petitions, mainly seeking constitution of fresh expert panel to examine questions and answers key put out of preliminary exam of judicial officers’ recruitment in Punjab.
The prosecution case was that the truck driver in question hit a scooter wherein a person was riding with his wife in June 1999 at a traffic light in Amritsar
The HC bench of justice BS Walia and justice Lalit Batra ordered presence of both the officers, as the court was told that authorities had not acted despite repeated complaints, a representation in August 2022 and a legal notice in April 2023
Bench quashes a Haryana court order whereby police got time beyond statutory period of 180 days to probe a drugs case