The writ petitions raise an important question relating to the powers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to provisionally attach properties under Section 5 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) even though no proceedings relating to the predicate offense may have been initiated by the competent agency functioning under an independent statute and in terms of which the scheduled offense stands created.
“The Courts must certainly step in and thwart any and all kinds of injustice, malafide and/or arbitrary exercise of executive power on the liberty of the citizens of this country; however, in absence of the same, any judicial interference in the domain of the executive, would be unwarranted.”
With 1263 judgments delivered; three Chief Justices of India taking turns to lead the judiciary; a number of judges retiring and a
Allahabad High Court said that even if it is believed that part of proceeds of crime was transferred in the bank account of Atikur Rahman, that itself may not be sufficient to prove that Siddique Kappan has dealt with the proceeds of crime which had been allegedly received by K.A. Rauf Sherif. Thus, granted him bail.
by Dr Srikant Parthasarathy† and Dr Amirthalakshmi R††
Cite as: 2022 SCC OnLine Blog Exp 84
Patiala House Court (New Delhi): In a bail application plea under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
An order of attachment when made under the PMLA does not result in the corporate debtor or the Resolution Professional facing a fait accompli.
With India commemorating 20 years of enactment of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, the impact of newer
Sessions Court (Lucknow): In a bail application filed by Siddique Kappan for offences under Section 3 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act,
What are the intricacies of money laundering and how is it prevented? Is there any statute regulating it? Are you curious about
This roundup contains reports on Justice NV Ramana’s retirement as the 48th CJI; Justice UU Lalit’s plan as new CJI; Rulings on Benami Property law; Unconventional families and their rights; UP CM Yogi Adityanath Hate Speech; Orders on Release of Bilkis Bano’s rapists, PM Security lapse, Pegasus Spyware; PMLA cases; Explainers; Important references to larger/Constitution Benches and ‘Know Thy Judge’ reports on Supreme Court Judges and more.
Supreme Court: As Congress MP Karti P. Chidambaram has sought review of the 3-judge bench verdict on the Prevention of Money Laundering
Allahabad High Court: While addressing a matter with regard to anticipatory bail, Krishan Pahal, J., observed that, Money Laundering being an offence
Delhi High Court: While addressing a matter wherein bail of Gautam Thapar accused in Yes Bank Loan Fraud case, was sought, Manoj
Delhi High Court: Yogesh Khanna, J., remarked that, Once the Parliament steps in and cures the defect pointed out by a Constitutional
Chhattisgarh High Court: Narendra Kumar Vyas, J., rejected bail and dismissed the petition being devoid of merits. The facts of the case
by Jai Anant Dehadrai* and Md. Tasnimul Hassan**
by Kapil Madan† and Saurabh Gauba††
Cite as: 2021 SCC OnLine Blog Exp 56
by Rahul M. Shankhar*
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (iv) of clause (sa) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Prevention of