Bail was granted to the accused on 03-10-2023, however, the bail bond was not accepted by the Trial Court for a delay of three days in complying with the conditions of bail.
“The ‘intent’ under Section 307 of the IPC cannot be determined solely by the severity of the harm done to the injured.”
The Orissa High Court granted anticipatory bail to a doctor for his apprehension of arrest in a case related to medical termination of pregnancy, where a premature baby girl was born.
“Demand for dowry should be the continuing cause for the death of the married women. Cruelty can be mental, or it can be physical. Every instance of cruelty and related harassment has a different impact on the mind of a woman.”
“The act of keeping the petitioner’s promotion recommendation in sealed cover without even once subjecting it to review, is nothing but adding insult to an injury”.
“Murder was committed in the convict’s house, and he attempted to burn the entire house along with the dead bodies in the dead of night which pointed fingers towards the convict alone and the same was strengthened by his post occurrence conduct”.
The Archeological Survey of India has suggested that the status of the inner portion of the Ratna Bhandar could also be assessed through laser scanning and the repair could be taken up during Rath Yatra.
The tests laid down in Ajay Hasia v. Khalid Mujib Sehravardi, (1981) 1 SCC 722 were not fulfilled, hence, the Association is not ‘State’ within Article 12.
“A toll-free telephone number and committed phone number shall be included in the display so that whenever or wherever a threat of sexual harassment is perceived by a woman, the same can be immediately reported to for seeking protection”.
“Every association has a right to protest against the act of the State Government within the meaning of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India. But if it exceeds the limits in the name of protest, the same cannot be covered under the protective umbrella of the fundamental rights as enshrined under the Constitution”.
“The crime committed may be cruel or ruthless but the evidence on record has to be evaluated dispassionately and objectively to see whether the accused is responsible for the said crime or he is innocent”.
“Illegal confinement is a pre-condition to issue a writ of habeas corpus, it cannot be issued in respect of any and every missing person”.
“Negligence is a breach of duty imposed by law and it may be either civil or criminal depending upon the nature and gravity of the negligence. Criminal negligence, on the other hand, is gross and culpable, neglect or failure to exercise, reasonable and proper care and precaution to guard against injury, either to the public generally or to an individual in particular”.
In its Resolution dated 17-08-2023, the Collegium recommended the names of the judicial officers and advocates to be appointed as Judges in High Courts of Gauhati and Orissa.
Dr Justice S. Muralidhar, whose illustrious legal career spans over more than 3 decades, bids adieu as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 07-08-2023.
Mere inclusion of the name in the select list does not confer any right to claim for appointment.
The Court stated that if the victim, who is a grown-up woman and having experience of sex, fails to offer sufficient resistance to the accused who was attempting to have sex with her, the Court may find that there was no force, or the said act was not against her will.
The Court found that there was absence of concrete proof of age of the minor victim, therefore, the charge under Section 6 of the POCSO Act was not proved, instead the appellant was convicted under Section 376(1) of the IPC.
The forfeiture of the bail bond without giving the opportunity of hearing to the surety is illegal and derogates principles of natural justice.
When it comes to the curtailment of the liberty of a person, it becomes incumbent for the Court to follow the principles of natural justice by giving the opportunity of hearing to the accused