6 Important Supreme Court of India Judgments Pronounced Today [Wednesday, September 5, 2018]

1. N. Radhakrishnan @ Radhakrishnan Varenickal v. Union of India

A writer or an author, while choosing a mode of expression, be it a novel or a novella, an epic or an anthology of poems, a play or a playlet, a short story or a long one, an essay or a statement of description or, for that matter, some other form, has the right to exercise his liberty to the fullest unless it falls foul of any prescribed law that is constitutionally valid.

Case Number : W. P. (C) No. 904 of 2018 05-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Usha Nandini. V
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble The Chief Justice

2. State of Maharashtra v. Tasneem Rizwan Siddiquee

Whether a writ of habeas corpus could be maintained in respect of a person who is in police custody pursuant to a remand order passed by the jurisdictional Magistrate in connection with the offence under investigation.

Case Number : Crl. A. No. 1124 of 2018 05-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Nishant Ramakantrao Katneshwarkar
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble The Chief Justice

3. R. S. Sehrawat v. Rajeev Malhotra

Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 - Section 19 (1) (b) - appellant has been found guilty of filing false affidavit and attempting to mislead the Court - As a matter of fact, the appellant ought to succeed on the singular ground that the High Court unjustly proceeded against him without framing formal charges or furnishing such charges to him; and moreso because filing of affidavit by the appellant was supported by contemporaneous official record, which cannot be termed as an attempt to obstruct the due course of administration of justice. Accordingly, this appeal ought to succeed.

Case Number : Crl. A. No. 684 of 2006 05-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Ashok Mathur
Respondent's Advocate : V. K. Verma
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble The Chief Justice

4. Shivaraj v. Rajendra

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 - Section 166 - Enhancement of Compensation - claimant suffered grievous injuries due to the rash and negligent driving of the driver of tractor - claimant travelled in the tractor as a passenger, even though the tractor could accommodate only one person namely the driver - As a result, the Insurance Company was not liable for the loss or injuries suffered by the appellant or to indemnify the owner of the tractor - the High Court ought to have directed the Insurance Company to pay the compensation amount to the claimant with liberty to recover the same from the tractor owner

Case Number : C. A. No. 8278 - 8279 of 2018 05-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : S. Usha Reddy
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble The Chief Justice

5. Smt. Kavita v. State of Uttar Pradesh Through Secretary

U.P. Kshettra Panchayats and Zila Panchayats Adhiniyam, 1961 - Section 15 - No Confidence Motion.

Case Number : C. A. No. 2623 of 2018 05-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Aditya Ranjan
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble The Chief Justice

6. Sk. Raju @ Abdul Haque @ Jagga v. State of West Bengal

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 - Section 50 - Conditions under which search of persons shall be conducted - Whether Section 50(1) was required to be complied with when charas was recovered only from the bag of the appellant and no charas was found on his person.

Case Number : Crl. A. No. 459 of 2017 05-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Arunima Dwivedi
Respondent's Advocate : Chanchal Kumar Ganguli
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud

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