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Whether correctness of translated copy of vernacular language should be decided at initial stage?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Civil Appeal No. 10863 of 2017 Decided On: 08.03.2018 Abdulrasakh Vs. K.P. Mohammed and Ors. Hon’ble Judges/Coram:Jasti Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, JJ. Citation:(2018) 5 SCC 598 The facts: 1. The democratic process of holding State elections was carried…

Whether appeal lies even if special statute does not confer right of appeal?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Civil appeal No. 3215 of 2010 Decided On: 16.08.2017 Terapalli Dyvasahata Kumar Vs S.M. Kantha Raju (dead) thr. L.Rs. and Ors. Hon’ble Judges/Coram: Rohinton Fali Nariman and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, JJ. Citation: (2018) 11 SCC 769 1. The present…

SC : People should not be convicted on doubts

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.58 OF 2007 Rupinder Singh Sandhu … Appellant Versus State of Punjab  Others              …     Respondents WITH CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 59 OF 2007 CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 60 OF 2007 J U D G M E N T Chelameswar, J. 1. Around 1.45 pm on 27.12.1988, First Information Report No.244 came to be registered by Sub­Inspector Kaka Singh (PW5) of Police Station “Kotwali” of Patiala District of the State of Punjab on the basis of information given by one Shri Jaswinder Singh (PW3).  From the narration in the FIR, it appears that the incident which eventually culminated in the death of Gurnam Singh could have simply passed off as yet another incident of road rage but for the death of Gurnam Singh.  According to the FIR, around 12.30 p.m., an incident occurred at the traffic light of Battian Wala Chowk in front of the State Bank of Patiala, Patiala City.  Jaswinder Singh (PW3), Avtar Singh (PW4) and the deceased Gurnam Singh were travelling in Maruti Car No.CH I 8422 driven by the deceased.   Both the accused herein were travelling by vehicle No.PAD 6030.  A dispute arose on the right of way between the accused and the deceased.  In the process the first accused who is a cricketer of some fame got out of his vehicle, pulled the deceased out of his vehicle and inflicted fist…

Whether unjust arbitration award can be set aside by court?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Civil Appeal No. 20885 of 2017 (Arising from SLP (Civil) No. 14451 of 2015) Decided On: 05.12.2017 Sutlej Construction Limited Vs. Union Territory of Chandigarh Hon’ble Judges/Coram: Jasti Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, JJ. Citation:(2018) 1 SCC 718 Leave…

5 Lakh fine for Frivolous, Groundless Filings

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (C) NOS. 25331-33 OF 2015 DNYANDEO SABAJI NAIK AND ANR ..Petitioners VERSUS MRS.PRADNYA PRAKASH KHADEKAR AND ORS ..Respondents J U D G M E N T Dr D Y CHANDRACHUD, J 1. The Special Leave…

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