Calcutta High Court acknowledged that due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the Central Government arising out of COVID pandemic situation in the Country, followed by strict minimum attendance schedule followed in all the government offices, the movement of official work got inadvertently delayed.
If the complaint’s allegations and the evidence collected do not disclose the commission of any offense, and if they fail to make a case against the accused, the Court can quash the alleged complaint to secure the ends of justice.
Calcutta High Court held that although the JJB conducted a preliminary assessment, it did not adequately assess the Juvenile’s mental and physical capacity to commit the offense.
In the case at hand, the husband’s contradictory statements about his employment and dependency on others for income created doubt about his actual income, led to affirmation of maintenance order.
“In cases involving child witnesses, the Court should consider the child’s age, competency, and demeanor and may uphold a conviction even in the absence of other corroborating witnesses if the victim’s testimony is deemed reliable.”
Calcutta High Court held that a necessary element of “intent to cause disorder or incite violence” under Section 153-A of the IPC, was not established in the case dairy
Calcutta High Court quashed the criminal proceedings initiated against officials of the Eastern Coalfields.