The Supreme Court has ruled that Letters of Administration can be revoked on the ground that not all legal heirs have been involved in the petition under Section 276 of the Indian Succession Act for the grant of Letters of administration with attached will. In this case, the High CourtRead More →

Significant observation and widening the field of application of article 377 of the CPI (Offences against nature), the High Court of Punjab and Haryana argued that this offense is drawn even in a situation where the penetration is on any other part of a victim’s body (other than the vagina)Read More →

If a check is returned by a bank with a “frozen account” notation, then that presumes the existence of the account, the Supreme Court observed in a recent case. The Court expressed surprise at the bank’s stand that no such account was maintained and operated by it, despite the checkRead More →

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that a notice of reassessment issued under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act 1861 against a deceased person is null and void. A Division Bench of Justices Navin Chawla and Manmohan relied on the case of Savita Kapila v. Assistant Commissioner of IncomeRead More →

At least there must be factual support for what was alleged in the FIR, the Supreme Court observed in quashing the criminal charges against a woman. The complainant’s case as recorded in the FIR was as follows: the accused married the complainant’s brother on December 11, 2016, and thereafter beganRead More →

The steady growth of international trade has resulted in parties in different markets pursuing alternative approaches to dispute resolution in order to refrain from litigation, as its implementation in foreign parties is often difficult and slanderous, which has leads to the emergence of effective methods of dispute resolution such asRead More →

The High Court of Rajasthan recently ruled that appeal under Section 30 of the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1923 is inadmissible unless a substantive question of law is stated . Judge Anoop Kumar Dhand, while dismissing the appeal, observed, “I see no reason to call for any interference with the findingsRead More →

Keeping daughter-in-law’s jewelry for security reasons cannot constitute cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of judges Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari said failure to control an adult brother, live independently or give advice on how to adapt to one’s sister-in-lawRead More →

Keeping daughter-in-law’s jewelry for security reasons cannot constitute cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has said. A bench of judges Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari said failure to control an adult brother, live independently or give advice on how to adapt to one’s sister-in-lawRead More →

The Supreme Court observed that conviction using Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code (felony of belonging to an unlawful assembly) is not sustainable when the co-defendants have been acquitted, making the number of members of alleged unlawful assembly less than 5 and there is no unidentified accused in theRead More →