Justice Pushpa V Ganediwala, the additional judge of the Bombay High Court, whose ruling that skin-to-skin contact was necessary to invoke provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in a case of the sexual assault of a minor had sparked an uproar, and was later rescinded by the Supreme Court, will not be made a permanent judge.
Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Friday tendered an unconditional apology in the Bombay High Court for his remarks on Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.
The UP police had also named Twitter in the FIR as it failed to take down the tweets and allegedly allowed the video to go viral. The FIR was registered in the backdrop of an elderly Muslim man's claim in a video that his beard was cut off and he was forced to chant Vande Mataram and Jai Shri Ram.
DCHL then approached the Bombay High Court claiming that the termination was arbitrary. The HC in September 2012 appointed retired Supreme Court Justice C K Thakker as the sole Arbitrator to decide the matter.