Category: Criminal Laws

Cases involving the death penalty: The Supreme Court has reserved its decision on guidelines for mitigating circumstances.

The Supreme Court reserved its decision on Wednesday to issue guidelines on how and when mitigating circumstances should be considered during a death penalty trial. Justices Uday Umesh Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat, and Sudhanshu Dhulia stated that they would either refer the issue to a larger Bench or frame the guidelines themselves, which could overturn

The Delhi High Court is concerned about the "disturbing trend" of lower courts hearing bail requests that are now before the high court.

Delhi High Court directs YouTuber Gaurav Taneja to remove tweets naming, tagging Mint journalist; refuses to gag legal websites

Delhi High Court on Friday ordered YouTuber Gaurav Taneja (Flying Beast) to delete his tweets in which he had identified, tagged, or hash-tagged Mint writer Shephali Bhatt. Taneja was also ordered by single-judge Justice Amit Bansal to stop referring to her by name in any upcoming tweets and to turn off the comment and retweet

Unmarried Woman’s Right to seek an Abortion: Supreme Court Schedules a Hearing for August 10 and Requests the Union’s Opinions

The Supreme Court considered ways to expand the benefit of Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, to unmarried women so they can also seek medical termination of pregnancy when the period exceeds 20 weeks but does not exceed 24 weeks on Friday in response to a plea from a 25-year-old unmarried

S. 313 Cr.P.C. – Avoid Bundling Circumstances With Only One Opportunity To Explain; Put All Negative Evidence As Questions: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court noted that all adverse evidence must be presented in the form of questions while an accused is being examined according to Section 313 CrPC in order to provide the accused a chance to present his defence and provide an explanation. “If all the circumstances are bundled together and a single opportunity is

Juvenile Justice Act

[BREAKING] The Allahabad High Court has denied Siddique Kappan’s bail plea.

Kappan’s appeal against a Mathura court judgement refusing him bail was denied by single-judge Justice Krishan Pahal. [Sidhique Kappan v State Of UP] The Allahabad High Court denied the bail application of journalist Siddique Kappan, who was charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) Kappan’s appeal against a Sessions Court judgement refusing him bail

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