The SG also mentioned that there might have been a similar systematic failure on part of the Delhi government, but this was the first time that a top government official admitted to a ‘systematic failure’ on part of the Union government, that too before the Supreme Court.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday has heard the arguments presented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the Central Government in its plea against Vedanta seeking clearance of dues of Rs. 3686 Crores in lieu of renewal of the contract for Rajasthan oil block.
The three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subash Reddy and MR Shah has listed the matter for hearing day after tomorrow. On the previous occasion, the bench had asked the Centre to file an affidavit seeking response on the issue within a period of 2 weeks.
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.