It is now well-settled law that only a relative of a husband by blood or marriage is liable for prosecution under Section 498A IPC. Girlfriend or concubine, is not connected by blood or marriage, is not a relative of the husband for the purpose of Section 498A IPC,” the Court opined.
A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to form a Judicial Commission to examine all laws on corruption and crime and draft a comprehensive and stringent Indian Penal Code in order to secure rule of law, equality before law and equal protection of laws.
The Foundation of Media Professionals has filed an intervention application before the Supreme Court in the petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, which penalises the crime of sedition
When Covid was sweeping across India in 2020, the Supreme Court had refused permission to organise the world famous Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri in view of crowding fears in the pandemic. The man accused in this case put out whatsapp message calling volunteers to attack CJI with shoes.
The Supreme Court will hear on July 30, 2021, an appeal against conviction and sentence of life term imprisonment under Section 302 read with 34 Indian Penal Code by a trio, in a physical court after more than a year since the starting of COVID19 pandemic.