Bombay High Court: News

Sheena Bora murder: SC grants bail to Indrani Mukerjea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to former media executive Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the high-profile murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora, in 2012.

15 May 2022


Kissing, fondling minor boy not unnatural offense: Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has declared that kissing on the lips and fondling are not unnatural activities under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

ED discovers Rs 200cr land linked to Nawab Malik's son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has discovered a Rs 200 crore plot in Mumbai tied to the family of Nawab Malik, the National Congress Party leader and a minister in the Maharashtra government, India TV reported.

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, who gave controversial 'skin-to-skin contact' verdict, resigns

Justice Pushpa V Ganediwala, additional judge of the Bombay High Court, resigned on Thursday after she was denied elevation as a permanent judge.

18 Jan 2022


Anil Deshmukh's bail plea rejected in money laundering case

A special court in Mumbai on Tuesday rejected the default bail petition filed by Anil Deshmukh, the former Home Minister of Maharashtra.

Sudha Bharadwaj to be released in Elgar Parishad case

A special court under the National Investigation Agency on Wednesday set bail conditions for lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj - an accused in the Elgar Parishad case.

Nothing wrong in transparency: SC judge wants hearings live-streamed

Supreme Court Justice Abhay Sreeniwas Oka has reportedly expressed support for the live-streaming of court hearings.

01 Dec 2021


Elgar Parishad case: Sudha Bharadwaj granted bail, others' pleas rejected

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted default bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case.

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.

30 Oct 2021

Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan walks out of jail after 26 days in custody

Aryan Khan walked out a free man today.

28 Oct 2021

Shah Rukh Khan

#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.

30 Sep 2021

Shweta Tiwari

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Sep 2021

Kangana Ranaut

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.

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.

23 Aug 2021

Scam 1992

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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Jul 2021

Dawood Ibrahim

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

15 Jun 2021


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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

05 Apr 2021

Anil Deshmukh

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.

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.

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.

30 Mar 2021

Anil Deshmukh

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.

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.

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