Category Archives: Criminal Law

Ram Jethmalani vs The Director, CBI(1987): Delhi HC on Right to reputation as a part of Right to Life.

 Ram Jethmalani vs The Director, CBI, 1987 Cr LJ 570 (Del.) Before Delhi High Court Decided on: 25 November 1986 Bench: M Narain Brief facts and procedural history– The petitioner, in this case, has come to the Court, seeking a writ of mandamus or any other suitable writ, direction or order for permitting the petitioner for inspection […]

Arrest must be made after satisfying necessary parameters as mentioned under section 41 of the CrPC. [Arnesh Kumar v/s State of Bihar and Another]

Arnesh Kumar v/s State Of Bihar & Another, (2014) 8 SCC 273 Before the Supreme Court of India Decided on: 2 July 2014 Bench: Chandramauli Kr. Prasad, Pinaki Chandra Ghose Author of the judgement- Chandramauli Kr. Prasad Relevant sections: Sr. No Title Sections 1 Indian Penal Code, 1860 Section 498-A 2 Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 Section 4 […]

It is not the task of the criminal law to punish individuals merely for expressing unpopular views. [Khushboo vs Kanniammal & Another]

Khushboo vs Kanniammal & Another, 2010 5 SCC 600 Before the Supreme Court of India. Decided on: 28 April 2010 Bench: K.G. Balakrishnan, Deepak Verma, B.S. Chauhan Author of the judgement: B.S. Chauhan Advocate for the appellant: Ms. Pinki Anand Advocate for the respondent: Sh. Kanagaraj, Sr. Adv., Sh. S. Gowthaman, Adv. and Sh. B. Balaji, Adv. Brief […]

The decision of Andhra Pradesh High Court is Perverse in nature [P. Eknath v/s. Y. Amaranatha Reddy & Anr.]

P.Eknath v. Y. Amaranatha Reddy @ Babu & Anr Criminal Appeal No 1792 of 2013 Before the Supreme Court of India Decided on: February 09, 2007. Bench: Pinaki Chandra Bose, Justice and Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Author of the Judgement: Pinaki Chandra Bose, Justice. Counsel for the appellant-Complainant:  Mr. Suyodhan Byrapaneni Counsel for the accused/Respondent No.1: Mr. V. […]