A single-judge bench of Allahabad HIgh Court while dismissing an Application said that touching the private part of a child with a sexual intent fall under ‘sexual assault’ under Section 7 of POCSO Act.
While considering the PIL, Bombay High Court division bench directed to make Collector, Chandrapur and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandrapur as party respondents by amending the cause title with immediate effect and issuing notice to the respondents after the amendments are carried out.
The Nagpur Division Bench of Bombay High Court dismisses a PIL seeking a direction to the State Government to grant permission to re-start the cock fighting on the ground that the cock fighting is a traditional sport, which is enjoyed by the citizens of the State of Maharashtra since ages.
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to High Courts to take appropriate steps to adopt uniform procedure for case registration, use common judicial terms, phrases and abbreviations and make the court fee uniform.
Supreme Court bench after hearing counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner and Mr. Rahul Chitnis counsel on behalf of the State of Maharashtra, at length, has observed that petitioner is in jail since last six and half years and there is no likelihood of completion of trial in a reasonable time.