DAILY LAW NEWS UPDATE- 2ND JUNE, 2020

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This article has been published Janhvi Shirsat, a student of NLU, Nagpur

1.SC delivers reply on NIA plea notice of Human Rights Activist, Gautam Navlakha’s Bail case: Bhima Koregaon Case

Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the proceedings in the Gautam’s bail proceedings before Delhi High Court. The bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Abdul Nazeer, and Indira Banerjee heard an appeal filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) through which Delhi HC directed the agency to furnish complete record of proceedings before NIA Special Judges based on which he was transferred to Mumbai. on which he was transferred to Mumbai.
The bench took note of the submission of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that HC order seeking the production of the records of the trial court was patent without jurisdiction. As NIA has shifted Navlakha, to Mumbai even when his interim bail plea was pending.

2.TikTok Cyberbullying on rise, said Orissa HC

Orissa High Court recently emphasized on strict regulations of the Mobile App, TikTok in order to protect the youngsters. Justice SK Panigrahi observed various sections of the Information Technology Act, 2000 which obligate such companies to take off such offensive content which would address crime.

After allegedly committing suicide by a husband by watching downer scenes of his wife on TikTok, the court noted that this humiliation is an act of haste that is harming humans. Though the wife deserves bail under Section 306, IPC charges for abetment of suicide.

3. Uttarakhand HC submits to State Government in violation of Environment Law

The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday has asked the State Government to submit its response on a plea against a stone crusher that is being operated near the river bed in violation of environmental norms. The petitioner contended that in terms of state policy 2019, no stone crusher unit can be established in a particular radius.

The bench of two judges consisting of Justice Ramesh Ranganathan & Justice N.S. Dhanik contended that operating without even obtaining environmental clearance from the Uttarakhand Environment Protection And Pollution Control Board and creating severe environmental damage, besides air, water and noise pollution, is being caused, by operating the unit in that area.

4. Delhi HC directs rules for Criminal Cases proceedings by the virtual court

A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court headed by Justice JR Midha yesterday asked the counsel in a criminal writ petition to submit a video clip of their arguments and rebuttal before the matter is listed for hearing on June 18.

This video clip has to be submitted along with a brief note of submissions, copies of relevant pages of relevant documents on record, and the judgments being relied upon by the parties.

The criminal writ petition pertained to the preventive detention of the Petitioner, Sat Prakash Soni under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA Act). The Petitioner had moved an application to advance the date of hearing in the matter.

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