justice bela m. trivedi
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Justice Bela M. Trivedi, who was appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2021, is the first woman Judge from Gujarat High Court to be elevated to the Supreme Court and a Limca Book of Records holder.

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The Court directs that the petitioner should be released on bail after noting the FSL report which shows that the DNA of the unborn child of the prosecutrix did not match with the accused.

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Allahabad High Court said that any statement of a rape victim is an extremely humiliating experience for a woman, and until she is a victim of sex crime, she would not blame anyone but the real culprit.

jammu and kashmir and ladakh high court
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The High Court was deliberating over a bail application wherein the accused was charged under S. 377, IPC and POCSO act for commission of fiendish crime against a child.

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“It is not the case of the prosecution that trial is being delayed because of the conduct of the accused but it is a case where the victim is avoiding stepping into the witness box.”

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Delhi High Court observed that it cannot lose sight of the fact that alleged offence was committed with a child victim of tender age who got frightened by the threats extended to him by the accused as well as by the alleged act of the accused and it is not expected that a child of such a tender age would behave like an adult by raising the alarm promptly.

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After an active tenure of 4.5 years at the Supreme Court, which includes authoring of nearly 700+ decisions, Justice Mukeshkumar Rasikbhai Shah retires today.

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Mazid Bayan is also a part of investigation, and it can be relied on by Investigating Officer while filing a final report/ charge sheet and only caveat is that it may not be a tutored statement or recorded only for the purpose of predetermined object to continue investigation in a particular way and it may not be on whimsical approach of Investigating Officer.

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The attitude towards early love relationships, especially adolescent love, had to be scrutinized in the backdrop of their real-life situations to understand their actions in each situation because the teenagers who try to imitate romantic culture of films and novels, remain unaware about the laws and the age of consent.

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Delhi High Court observed that there is no distinct category within child victims of rape as those who are married and those who are not.

Bombay High Court
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Eruption of wisdom tooth may at the most suggest that the age of the person is 17 years or above, but non-eruption or absence of wisdom tooth does not conclusively prove that the person is below 18 years of age.

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A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts in April 2023

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Allahabad High Court said that the admission form has not been filled in by the parents of the victim, but by a stranger, whose credentials are unknown. Thus, the significance of victim’s medical age determination will be considered, as per which, she was a major on the date of the incident.

Bombay High Court
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Bombay High Court allowed the instant application for bail while expressing concern that further detention of the applicant will bring him in the association of hardened criminals, which will be detrimental to his interest.

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Allahabad High Court said that the Magistrate is not bound in such a situation to follow the procedure laid down in Sections 200 and 202 of CrPC for taking cognizance of a case under Section 190(1)(a), though, it is open to him to act under Section 200 or Section 202 also.

minor rape case
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The Patna High Court had rejected the petitioner’s anticipatory bail in this matter, while the Supreme Court granted protection to the petitioner against arrest on 16-12-2022.

asharam bapu case
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The Supreme Court said that the power to take additional evidence in an appeal is to be exercised to prevent injustice and failure of justice, and thus, it must be exercised for good and valid reasons necessitating the acceptance of the prayer.

Allahabad High Court
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Allahabad High Court said that the power of quashing criminal proceedings should be exercised very sparingly and with circumspection and that too in rarest of the rare cases.

Patna High Court
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The Patna High Court held that the trial in the POCSO case was vitiated as it was commenced, conducted, and concluded in just one working day, in violation of principles of natural justice and in disregard to the provisions of CrPC. Thus, the matter was remanded to the Trial Court for fresh trial.

Delhi High Court
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The Delhi High Court suspended the sentence of a man who was convicted for raping the minor girl after noting that the girl herself had misrepresented her age and showed herself to be a major.