The power under Section 482 may not be available to the Court to countenance the breach of a statutory provision, said the Apex Court. (Sandeep Khaitan, Resolution Professional for National Plywood Industries Ltd. vs JSVM Plywood Industries Ltd & Anr.)
In connection with the FIR registered by the girl's father, eight persons were arrested for the offences punishable under Sections 302/364-A/376/216 read with section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has unanimously decided to write a letter to the Chief Justice of India, requesting him to hear them against the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Apex Court for hybrid physical hearing without any consultation with the Bar.
Two men, Achhar Singh and Budhi Singh, had challenged their conviction by the Himachal Pradesh High Court. One had been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and the other to undergo life imprisonment, plus a fine. The High Court had overturned their acquittal by the trial court.
Supreme Court's Juvenile Justice Committee met with juvenile justice representatives from all high courts along with UNICEF and key Central ministry officials to discuss protecting of children in juvenile and care homes during the Covid surge.