Ronny v/s State of Maharashtra, (1998) 3 SCC 625

CaseRonny alias Ronald James Alwaris and Others v State of Maharashtra, (1998) 3 SCC 625
BenchMK Mukherjee and SSM Quadri, JJ.
Author of the judgementSSM Quadri, Justice.
Case No.Criminal Appeals Nos. 1064 to 1066 of 1997
Decided OnMarch 5, 1998
Advocate for appellant (in Crl.A.No. 1064 of 1997)U.R. Lalit, Senior Advocate (Am Khanwilkar, AP Mayee and Vijay Kumar, Advocates, with him)
Advocate for appellant (in Crl.A.No. 1065 of 1997)Ms Shilpa Malvankar, SC Paul, Anand Jain and JD Jain.
Advocates for the respondentIG Shah, MS Nargolkar, Senior Advocates (DM Nargolkar, Advocate, with them)
Author of the briefAditya Gor
KeywordsCriminal Law, Death punishment, Life Imprisonment, Murder.

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R.C. Cooper v Union of India(1970): Nationalisation of banks impaired the right to compensation under Article 31(2) of the Constitution of India and consequently was struck down.

CaseRustom Cavasjee Cooper v. Union of India along with T.M.Gurubuxani v. Union of India, AIR 1970 SC 564
CourtBefore Supreme Court of India
BenchA.N.Grover, A.N.Ray, C.A. Vaidialingam, G.K.Mitter, I.D.Dua, J.C.Shah, J.M.Shelat, K.S.Hegde, P. Jagmohan Reddy, S.M. Sikri and Vashishtha Bhargava, JJ.
Author of the judgementJ.C. Shah, A.N.Ray, JJ.
Decided On10.02.1970
Advocate for the petitionersNani Palkhivala, M.C.Chagla, A.J.Raja, N.N.Palkhivala and R.N.Bannerjee.
Advocate for the respondentsNiren De, Attorney General, Jagdish Swarup, Solicitor General, M.C.Setalvad, C.K.Daphtary, and R.H.Dhebar.
Abstract

This is a landmark judgment of 11 judges where the Constitutional Validity of bank nationalisation by the Indira Gandhi Government was challenged. While declaring the nationalisation to be invalid, SC by a majority of 10:1 observed that the nationalisation of banks impaired the right to compensation under Article 31(2) of the Constitution of India and consequently was struck down primarily on the ground of violation of Article 31(2). However, A.N.Ray, while writing a dissenting judgment upheld the validity of Nationalisation.

Author of the briefDarshan Patankar
KeywordsBanking Law, Privatisation, Ordinance, Constitution of India, Constitutional validity, Legislative Competence, Freedom of Trade.

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State of Punjab v Major Singh AIR 1967 SC 63

CaseState of Punjab v Major Singh, AIR 1967 SC 63
CourtBefore the Supreme Court of India
BenchChief Justice AK Sarkar, Justice JR Mudholkar, RS Bachawat.
Author of the judgement: Chief Justice AK Sarkar, Justice Mudholkar (Concurring)
Decided on28 April 1966
Advocate for the appellantDipak Dutt Chaudhuri and R. N. Sachthey
Advocate for the respondentA. S. R. Chari
AbstractIn the present case, criminal force was applied on a child of tender age and the accused was held not guilty by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The reasoning of the High Court was that the victim was of tender age and thus her modesty could not be outraged. The Supreme Court did not accept this view and held that the modesty of the women is not subject to victim but is intended to secure the decency and morals as understood by a reasonable man.
Author of the briefAditya Gor
KeywordsCriminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Indian Penal Code, Modesty, Decency and Morals, Criminal Force

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