Articles about Bombay High Court

SC sets aside ruling mandating 'skin-to-skin' contact for sexual assault

18 Nov 2021

SC sets aside ruling mandating 'skin-to-skin' contact for sexual assault

The Supreme Court Thursday set aside a Bombay High Court ruling that said "skin-to-skin" was necessary for a sexual assault conviction under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Aryan walks out of jail after 26 days in custody

30 Oct 2021

Aryan walks out of jail after 26 days in custody

Aryan Khan walked out a free man today.

#MumbaiDrugBust: Aryan Khan, others granted bail by Bombay HC

28 Oct 2021

#MumbaiDrugBust: Aryan Khan, others granted bail by Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court finally granted bail to Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, and two others on Thursday.

Son to remain with Shweta Tiwari, husband gets visitation rights

30 Sep 2021

Son to remain with Shweta Tiwari, husband gets visitation rights

It was in August 2019 when popular TV actress Shweta Tiwari had filed a domestic violence case against her second husband Abhinav Kohli.

Ninety-year-old seeks pension of freedom fighter husband dead for 56yrs

27 Sep 2021

Ninety-year-old seeks pension of freedom fighter husband dead for 56yrs

Withholding the pension of a freedom fighter was not justified, the Bombay High Court has said and directed the Maharashtra government to respond to a plea filed by the 90-year-old wife of a freedom fighter, who died 56 years ago, seeking benefits of a government pension scheme.

Government needs to be serious about potholes-riddled Mumbai-Nashik Highway: HC

24 Sep 2021

Government needs to be serious about potholes-riddled Mumbai-Nashik Highway: HC

The Bombay High Court on Friday said the Maharashtra government has to be more serious about the potholes-riddled Mumbai-Nashik Highway considering the fact that people are losing their lives.

Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh summoned in corruption case

22 Sep 2021

Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh summoned in corruption case

The Maharashtra government-appointed Chandiwal Judicial Commission on Wednesday issued fresh summons to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in a corruption case.

Horoscopes no excuse to go back on marriage promise: HC

21 Sep 2021

Horoscopes no excuse to go back on marriage promise: HC

The Bombay High Court refused to discharge a 32-year-old man from a rape and cheating case noting that he had used astrological incompatibility of horoscopes as an excuse to resile from his promise to marry the complainant woman with whom he was in a relationship.

Javed Akhtar's defamation case filed against Kangana Ranaut will stay

09 Sep 2021

Javed Akhtar's defamation case filed against Kangana Ranaut will stay

Kangana Ranaut, whose film Thalaivii will hit the theaters tomorrow, received a major legal setback today.

COVID-19: Bombay HC raises concern over crowding in public places

31 Aug 2021

COVID-19: Bombay HC raises concern over crowding in public places

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday raised concern over crowds assembling at public places in Mumbai.

Bombay High Court stays police probe against Sony Pictures

23 Aug 2021

Bombay High Court stays police probe against Sony Pictures

The Bombay High Court on Monday, through an interim order, stayed an ongoing probe by Pune police against Sony Pictures in a case of alleged criminal defamation and copyright infringement in its Scam 1992 web series.

Families having only one flat shouldn't own four-five cars: HC

13 Aug 2021

Families having only one flat shouldn't own four-five cars: HC

Expressing anguish over the lack of any uniform policy in Maharashtra over designated parking spaces for vehicles, the Bombay High Court has said that authorities must not allow citizens to own multiple personal vehicles if they didn't have adequate parking space.

No adverse reaction during COVID-19 home vaccination encouraging: HC

12 Aug 2021

No adverse reaction during COVID-19 home vaccination encouraging: HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday said that it was encouraging to note that not a single bed-ridden person, who was administered the COVID-19 vaccine at home by the Mumbai civic body, showed any adverse reaction to the vaccine jab.

Mumbai: BJP seeks resumption of local train services; holds protests

06 Aug 2021

Mumbai: BJP seeks resumption of local train services; holds protests

Several BJP leaders in Maharashtra on Friday participated in protests held by the party in Mumbai to press for the demand that those common citizens, who have received both the doses of COVID-19 vaccines, be allowed to travel by suburban trains.

Gulshan Kumar murder case: Bombay HC upholds Dawood aide's conviction

01 Jul 2021

Gulshan Kumar murder case: Bombay HC upholds Dawood aide's conviction

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld a 2002 trial court verdict convicting Abdul Rauf Merchant, an aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim, for the murder of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar nearly 24 years ago in 1997.

Don't spare 'big fish' in fake vaccination cases: High Court

29 Jun 2021

Don't spare 'big fish' in fake vaccination cases: High Court

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court said that the Mumbai Police, probing instances of fake vaccination camps against COVID-19, must identify the "big fish" in such cases and not spare them.

Wrong information in Kangana Ranaut's passport application caused renewal delay?

29 Jun 2021

Wrong information in Kangana Ranaut's passport application caused renewal delay?

Kangana Ranaut's passport renewal application will be "considered expeditiously," said Regional Passport Office (RPO) to Bombay High Court on Monday.

Mumbai: Fake COVID-19 vaccine racket suspected of using distilled water

25 Jun 2021

Mumbai: Fake COVID-19 vaccine racket suspected of using distilled water

The Mumbai Police has launched an investigation into a fake COVID-19 vaccination racket, where beneficiaries are suspected to have been injected with distilled water instead of the vaccine.

Over 13,000 prison inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra

24 Jun 2021

Over 13,000 prison inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra

More than 13,000 prison inmates in Maharashtra have been so far vaccinated against coronavirus and the number of active COVID-19 cases among them has reduced significantly, the State Government told the Bombay High Court on Thursday.

Maharashtra to finalize door-to-door vaccination policy in a week

22 Jun 2021

Maharashtra to finalize door-to-door vaccination policy in a week

The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that it will finalize within a week its policy on starting door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drives for the elderly, disabled persons, and those who are bedridden and unable to visit the inoculation centers.

Kangana Ranaut's passport would not be renewed till June 25

15 Jun 2021

Kangana Ranaut's passport would not be renewed till June 25

Kangana Ranaut's passport isn't getting renewed anytime soon.

Centre responsible if faulty PM-CARES ventilators cause death: Bombay HC

04 Jun 2021

Centre responsible if faulty PM-CARES ventilators cause death: Bombay HC

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has said that the central government would be responsible for any loss of life due to "defective" ventilators supplied by a Gujarat company to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) through the PM-CARES fund.

HC acts on petition seeking 'vaccination trip' for minor daughter

01 Jun 2021

HC acts on petition seeking 'vaccination trip' for minor daughter

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to reply to a petition of a city-based couple, seeking the court's help in sending their minor daughter to the US for vaccination against the COVID-19 infection.

Taloja jail inmate dies of COVID-19, kin allege negligence

07 May 2021

Taloja jail inmate dies of COVID-19, kin allege negligence

A 22-year-old undertrial lodged in Navi Mumbai's Taloja jail has died of COVID-19 at a hospital, even as his family members alleged that the negligence of prison authorities led to his death.

How are individuals procuring, selling Remdesivir? Bombay HC asks Centre

27 Apr 2021

How are individuals procuring, selling Remdesivir? Bombay HC asks Centre

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the federal government how private individuals were procuring and selling the crucial drug, Remdesivir.

HC permits Jain temples to home deliver food for devotees

16 Apr 2021

HC permits Jain temples to home deliver food for devotees

The Bombay High Court on Friday permitted 58 Mumbai Jain temples and three in Pune and Nashik to home deliver special food consumed by the community while fasting during the annual nine-day Ayambil Oli Tap.

Dilip Walse Patil to replace Deshmukh as Maharashtra Home Minister

05 Apr 2021

Dilip Walse Patil to replace Deshmukh as Maharashtra Home Minister

Dilip Walse Patil will be taking over as the new Home Minister of Maharashtra, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray informed Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday.

Bombay High Court orders CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh

05 Apr 2021

Bombay High Court orders CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary probe into the corruption allegations against the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Maharashtra: Plea seeks door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for people over 75

02 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Plea seeks door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for people over 75

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the Centre, Maharashtra government, and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to provide door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for people over 75 and those who are physically challenged or bed-ridden.

'Why didn't you approach police against Deshmukh?' HC asks Singh

31 Mar 2021

'Why didn't you approach police against Deshmukh?' HC asks Singh

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh why he had not taken action against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Bombay High Court to hear Param Bir Singh's plea tomorrow

30 Mar 2021

Bombay High Court to hear Param Bir Singh's plea tomorrow

The Bombay High Court will on Wednesday hear a plea by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged actions of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Be sensitive, don't publicize Pune woman's death: Bombay-HC tells media

05 Mar 2021

Be sensitive, don't publicize Pune woman's death: Bombay-HC tells media

The Bombay High Court has asked the media not to give unnecessary publicity to an incident where a woman allegedly died by suicide in Pune and her suspected illicit relations with a man, according to an order made available on Friday.

'Toolkit' case: Nikita Jacob granted transit bail for 3 weeks

17 Feb 2021

'Toolkit' case: Nikita Jacob granted transit bail for 3 weeks

Mumbai lawyer and climate activist Nikita Jacob, who is an accused in the "toolkit" case, has been granted three weeks' relief on her transit anticipatory bail plea.

Rhea's case against one of Sushant's sisters holds: Bombay HC

15 Feb 2021

Rhea's case against one of Sushant's sisters holds: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday quashed a First Information Report (FIR) filed against Meetu Singh, one of the sisters of late film actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

SC agrees to hear NCW's plea against Bombay HC verdict

10 Feb 2021

SC agrees to hear NCW's plea against Bombay HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the Bombay High Court's verdict which said that groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Kangana Ranaut granted relief by Bombay HC in BMC's case

03 Feb 2021

Kangana Ranaut granted relief by Bombay HC in BMC's case

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court restrained Mumbai's civic body - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - from taking any action against alleged irregularities at actor Kangana Ranaut's flats until February 5.

Rape victims' testimony not confidence-inspiring: High Court judge

29 Jan 2021

Rape victims' testimony not confidence-inspiring: High Court judge

A Bombay High Court judge, facing flak for her interpretation of sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, had in two recent rulings acquitted two persons accused of raping minor girls.

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

28 Jan 2021

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

The Bombay High Court's recent ruling that groping a minor without skin-to-skin contact does not constitute sexual assault has faced severe flak.

Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO: High Court

28 Jan 2021

Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO: High Court

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has ruled that holding the hands of a minor girl and opening the zip of pants do not fall under the purview of "sexual assault" or "aggravated sexual assault" of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order

27 Jan 2021

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Bombay High Court order acquitting a man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act saying groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault.