5 Important Supreme Court of India Judgments Pronounced Today [Friday, September 14, 2018]

1. Pankaj Sinha v. Union of India

Leprosy - Activities of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) must be given wide publicity.

Case Number : W. P. (C) No. 767 of 2014 14-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Satya Mitra
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. Social Action Forum v. Union of India

Indian Penal Code, 1860 - Section 498A - Directions pertaining to constitution of a Committee and conferment of power on the said Committee is erroneous.

Case Number : W. P. (C) No. 73 of 2015 14-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Mrs. Vipin Gupta
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. S. Nambi Narayanan v. Siby Mathews

Constitution of India - The appellant, a successful scientist having national reputation, has been compelled to undergo immense humiliation. The lackadaisical attitude of the State police to arrest anyone and put him in police custody has made the appellant to suffer the ignominy. The dignity of a person gets shocked when psycho-pathological treatment is meted out to him. A human being cries for justice when he feels that the insensible act has crucified his self-respect. That warrants grant of compensation under the public law remedy.

Case Number : C. A. No. 6637 - 6638 of 2018 14-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : K. B. Sounder Rajan
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. Zhejiang Bonly Elevator Guide Rail Manufacture Co. Ltd. v. Jade Elevator Components

Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 - Section 11(5) - Justice Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar, formerly a Judge of this Court, is appointed as sole Arbitrator to arbitrate upon the disputes which have arisen between the parties. The learned Arbitrator shall be guided by the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015. The learned Arbitrator shall make positive efforts to complete the arbitration proceedings as per the Act of 2015.

Case Number : Arbit. Case (c) No. 22 of 2018 14-09-2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Nandini Gidwaney
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. In Re : T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India

Environmental Law - Non-forest activities including mining operations are carried out in the forests under the garb of lease executed by the State of Chhattisgarh - State Government has initiated disciplinary proceedings against its officials who have found to be guilty of professional misconduct. Disciplinary enquiry has also been ordered against Mr. S.K. Pandey, the then Assistant Mining Officer, by the Mining Department of the Government of Chhattisgarh. The Department of Commerce and Industry of the Government of Chhattisgarh had already blacklisted Mr. Anil Lunia. It is clear from the records that the confiscated iron ore has been mined from the adjoining forest land. The authorities concerned are free to auction the aforesaid confiscated iron ore in accordance with law. Therefore, it is not necessary to direct the CBI enquiry as prayed for in the applications.

Case Number : W.P. (C) No. 202 of 1995 14-09-2018 
Petitioner's Advocate : By Courts Motion 
Respondent's Advocate : Anil Katiyar 
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer

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