3 Important Supreme Court of India Judgments Pronounced Today [Wednesday, January 9, 2019]

1. Sukh Bilash Thakur v. Bihar State Electricity Board

Service Law - Pension - Order of reversion issued nearly twenty­five years later to be highly unjust, inequitable and arbitrary suffering from the vice of unreasonableness.

Petitioner's Advocate : Narendra Kumar
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Navin Sinha
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Navin Sinha


2. Hansraj v. Mewalal

U.P. Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953 - U.P. Zamindari Abolition & Land Reforms Act, 1950 - Section 176 - Holding of a bhumidhar or sirdar divisible. ­

Petitioner's Advocate : Ashok Kumar Singh
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan, Hon'ble Mr. Justice K. M. Joseph
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan



3. Regional Transport Officer v. K. Jayachandra Etc.

Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 - Sections 32, 52 - Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 - Rule 126 - Kerala Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 - Rules 96, 103 and 261 - Alteration in the motor vehicle - Prototype of every motor vehicle to be subject to test - Inspection of vehicle prior to Registration - Application for registration of motor vehicles - Issue of certificate of registration.

No vehicle can be altered so as to change original specification made by manufacturer. Such particulars cannot be altered which have been specified by the manufacturer for the purpose of entry in the certificate of registration.

The object and the clear intent of amended section 52 is that the vehicle cannot be so altered that the particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those “originally specified by the manufacturer”.

Section 52 has been amended with the purpose to prohibit alteration of vehicles in any manner including change of tyres of higher capacity, keeping in view road safety and protection of environment.



Petitioner's Advocate : Nishe Rajen Shonker
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vineet Saran
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra