The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary, DGP and DG-prisons after taking suo motu cognizance of the allegation by woman inmate that she was gang-raped by five policemen for 10 days in a lockup in Rewa district.
Even as the Covid conflagration rages and the nation hurtles towards an economic crisis of unfathomable proportions, controversies surrounding the judiciary continue to compete for the headlines as they have been doing for the last several weeks.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan has filed his supplementary statement before the Supreme Court in the suo motu criminal contempt proceedings initiated against him, refusing to tender an unconditional apology.
The Gujarat High Court has dismissed an intervention application in the suo motu contempt case against Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHAA) president Yatin Oza. The court has taken suo motu cognizance of the case as criminal contempt.
A letter petition, addressed to Chief Justice SA Bobde, seeks initiation of a suo motu contempt petition against All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in connection with a tweet which allegedly lowered the dignity of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court in the recent Judgment in “Vijay Kurle & Ors, being Suo Motu Contempt Petition (Criminal) No. 2 of 2019” Settle the position that in suo motu Criminal Contempt cases, the Consent of Attorney General is not required.