Bombay High Court: News

17 Feb 2021

Delhi Police

'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.

15 Feb 2021

Sushant Singh Rajput

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

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.

03 Feb 2021

Kangana Ranaut

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.

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

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

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

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.

25 Jan 2021


Groping without skin contact is not sexual assault: Bombay HC

In a controversial ruling, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court observed that groping a minor's breasts without "skin-to-skin" contact doesn't qualify as sexual assault.

22 Jan 2021


Maharashtra: Woman withdraws rape allegations against minister Dhananjay Munde

The woman who accused Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape has withdrawn her complaint, reports said on Friday.

20 Jan 2021


Before Sushant's birth anniversary, fans remember him on Twitter

There's no doubt that Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was loved by many and even after his untimely demise in June last year, his fans managed to keep him alive.

19 Jan 2021

Republic TV

Republic, Times Now's reportage in SSR case 'contemptuous': Bombay HC

In its 251-page-long verdict related to media trial in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Bombay High Court on Monday observed that news channels Republic TV and Times Now ran a vicious campaign, donning the hats of "the investigator, the prosecutor as well as the judge."

13 Jan 2021


Sonu Sood is a "habitual offender," BMC tells High Court

Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) called actor Sonu Sood a "habitual offender" in its affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.

13 Jan 2021


Rape accused Maharashtra minister cries conspiracy; BJP demands action

Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde has been accused of rape, a charge he denied saying he was in a consensual relationship with the accuser's sister and that they were blackmailing him.

11 Jan 2021


Sonu Sood moves court against BMC's illegal construction notice

Actor Sonu Sood has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) notice over alleged illegal construction against him.

07 Jan 2021

Delhi High Court

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

A Public Interest Litigation or PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the caller tune on precautions against the coronavirus.

07 Jan 2021

Mumbai Police

Bombay High Court reserves order on plea by Sushant's sisters

The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters seeking to quash an FIR lodged by his former girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty.

07 Jan 2021

Sonu Sood

BMC files a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood

Actor Sonu Sood, who has been in the limelight because of his philanthropic work for migrant workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has landed in legal trouble.

04 Jan 2021

Shiv Sena

After Kangana's attack, Urmila Matondkar hits back at her

Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar has hit back at actor Kangana Ranaut for commenting on the purchase of her new office space.

02 Jan 2021


'Grave violation,' says court on Kangana Ranaut merging her flats

A civil court in Mumbai has observed that Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has illegally merged three of her flats in the city's Khar area.

22 Dec 2020


Kangana Ranaut has right to express her thoughts: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court, while hearing a criminal plea against Kangana Ranaut over her alleged offensive tweets, said the actor has the right to have a Twitter account and express her thoughts through it.

15 Dec 2020

Mumbai Police

Sena leader files breach of privilege notice against Kangana

Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik has filed a Breach of Special Privileges notice against actor Kangana Ranaut over her tweet.

Kangana Ranaut moves Supreme Court in office demolition case

After receiving a big relief last week against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the office demolition row, actor Kangana Ranaut has now filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

Orphan clicks wrong link, loses seat in IIT-Bombay, approaches SC

A teen from Agra, who was orphaned two years ago, lost a seat at the prestigious IIT-Bombay because he clicked on the wrong link.

29 Nov 2020

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana's sister wants to drag Swara Bhasker, Taapsee to court

Actor Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has once again slammed fellow actors Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, this time for allegedly spreading misinformation.

27 Nov 2020

Kangana Ranaut

Bombay HC quashes BMC's demolition order for Kangana Ranaut's office

The Bombay High Court on Friday quashed an order issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) directing the demolition of alleged alterations made to actor Kangana Ranaut's office in Mumbai.

24 Nov 2020


Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

The Bombay High Court will give its verdict on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's office demolition case against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on November 27, according to reports.

23 Nov 2020

Mumbai Police

Kangana, sister to appear before Mumbai Police in January

Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel will appear before Mumbai Police on January 8, the Bombay High Court has ordered.

Kunal Kamra faces contempt charges for criticizing Supreme Court

Comedian Kunal Kamra is facing contempt charges over a series of tweets where he criticized the Supreme Court of India for granting interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami on Wednesday.

SC grants interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier order of the Bombay High Court, which denied bail to journalist Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

Arnab Goswami moves SC after Bombay HC denies interim bail

Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Bombay High Court, which denied him interim relief in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.

09 Nov 2020

Arnab Goswami

Police allowed to question Arnab Goswami for 3 hours daily

The Alibaug Sessions Court on Monday allowed the police to question Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for three hours every day at the Taloja Central Jail where he is currently locked up.

09 Nov 2020

Arnab Goswami

Approach lower court: Bombay HC denies bail to Arnab Goswami

Republic TV promoter Arnab Goswami will remain in jail as the Bombay High Court on Monday rejected his interim bail plea, asking him to approach a sessions court.

07 Nov 2020

Arnab Goswami

Bombay HC reserves order on Arnab Goswami's interim bail plea

The Bombay High Court on Saturday reserved its order in the habeas corpus plea by Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami, challenging his arrest by the Mumbai Police in a 2018 abetment to suicide case and seeking interim bail.

05 Nov 2020

Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami to remain imprisoned, Bombay-HC will consider plea tomorrow

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant interim relief to Republic TV's boss Arnab Goswami in the habeas corpus petition he filed, challenging his dramatic arrest and remand on Thursday.

Sushant's sisters fear arrest, request urgent hearing at Bombay HC

Fearing arrest by CBI, deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters Priyanka and Mitu have approached the Bombay High Court requesting an early hearing of their petition, that seeks dismissal of the FIR against them filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty.

28 Oct 2020

Karan Johar

KJo's Dharma Productions litters Goa's village, receives show-cause notice

Filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions was lambasted by environmental activists and renowned public figures for dumping tons of waste in the Goan Village of Nerul, after wrapping up the shoot for Shakun Batra's untitled film starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ananya Pandey.

27 Oct 2020

Defamation Case

HC grants interim relief to Mahesh Bhatt in defamation case

The Bombay High Court on Monday granted interim relief to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his brother Mukesh Bhatt in a defamation case filed by them against actor Luviena Lodh.

26 Oct 2020

Mahesh Bhatt

Actor accuses Mahesh Bhatt of harassment; her husband rubbishes claims

A few days ago, actor-model Luviena Lodh accused filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's family of harassment.

Didn't leak information: Probe agencies to HC in Sushant case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have told the Bombay High Court that they did not leak any information to the media regarding the ongoing investigations into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.