Former Punjab CM Harcharan Brar’s daughter drags Centre to court for not being allowed to import dog The court was told that the policy does not properly define a “pet dog” and “commercial dog” and hence be declared as “void and unconstitutional” PUNJAB Updated: Jun 03, 2017 07:36 IST-Surender Sharma -Hindustan Times, Chandigarh (Representative Image) The daughter of a former chief minis...
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When a Ram Rahim ‘Premi’ Woke Up to Find His Testicles Missing

Hansraj came to my office in 2012 and after discussing his case I decided to provide Pro Bono services for his case in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Although we were successful in getting a CBI inquiry marked by the Punjab & Haryana High Court in December 2014, the CBI has of late dragging its feet and the investigation has been progressing at a snail speed, despite 10 interim status ...
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Blanket Pre Arrest Bail / Blanket Anticipatory Bail

Blanket Pre Arrest Bail / Blanket Anticipatory Bail
  One of the ways by which husband and his relatives can protect themselves from false prosecution under sections 406 & 498A of IPC is by filing for a Blanket Pre Arrest Bail / Blanket Anticipatory Bail, such that an advance notice can be given to the petitioners before the police takes any coercive action. However, this remedy is to be used sparingly and in extraordinary cases only. The Sup...
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Even After Conviction You Can Be Acquitted On The Basis Of A Compromise

Even After Conviction You Can Be Acquitted On The Basis Of A Compromise
  To compound means “to settle a matter by a money payment, in lieu of other liability.” In criminal law, the power to compound the offence is at the discretion of the victim. The perpetrator cannot demand for compounding of the offence. Section 320 of Cr. P.C. provides a list of offences which are compoundable directly and clause (2) provides a list which may be compounded with t...
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Suspension of Sentence in case covered by Daler Singh case

Suspension of Sentence in case covered by Daler Singh case
In a recent judgment dated May 25, 2017 in a case filed by Singh Lawyers titled as BACHITER SINGH VS STATE OF HARYANA (CRM-3212-2017 IN CRA-S-5286-SB-2015). Applicant-appellant was convicted and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for ten years and to pay a fine of `1 lac for the offence punishable under Section 15 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. As per custody ce...
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High Court Issues Direction to Trial Court to Expedite Rape Trial and Complete Within Six Months

High Court Issues Direction to Trial Court to Expedite Rape Trial and Complete Within Six Months
High Court Issues Direction to Trial Court to Expedite Rape Trial and Complete Within Six Months     Speedy trial is a fundamental right as enshrined under Article 21 of Constitution of India and the Hon’ble High Court also on its administrative side has issued instructions to the trial courts to try the matters of rapes on speedy basis. However in the present case more than thr...
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Extradition To India

Extradition To India
EXTRADITEE CANNOT BE PROSECUTED FOR ANY OFFENCE OTHER THAN THOSE FOR WHICH EXTRADITION HAS BEEN GRANTED The term “Extradition” implies that one nation giving over an individual to another nation for the purposes of criminal trial or punishment. Treaties between nations and groups of nations govern international extraditions. However, many times it has been seen that Police officials while viola...
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COMPENSATION GRANTED TO WIDOW OF ANTI-SIKH RIOTS VICTIM AFTER 33 YEARS

COMPENSATION GRANTED TO WIDOW OF ANTI-SIKH RIOTS VICTIM AFTER 33 YEARS
COMPENSATION GRANTED TO WIDOW OF ANTI-SIKH RIOTS VICTIM AFTER 33 YEARS In many cases relating to Anti-Sikhs Riots of 1984, neither FIRs have been recorded nor is any evidence related to their death available as such getting compensation from state becomes extremely difficult for the victim's family. One such case come to the Singh Lawyers in which Mr. Navkiran Singh appeared for the Petitioner...
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Stay of Conviction

Stay of Conviction
STAY/ SUSPENSION OF CONVICTION The High Court under Section 389(1) has the power to order that the execution of the sentence or order appealed against be suspended pending the appeal. In certain situations, the order of conviction can be executable, in the sense, it may incur a disqualification to the Accused. Such a disqualification can sometimes cause severe and irrevocable damage to the Ac...
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