Author: Advocate Amaresh Singh

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – IN THE ABSENCE OF A REGISTERED INSTRUMENT THE COURTS ARE NOT PRECLUDED FROM DETERMINING THE FACTUM OF TENANCY FROM THE OTHER EVIDENCE ON RECORD AS WELL AS THE CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES

Date of Judgement: 29.08.2016 : Non registration of the document would cause only two consequences. One is that no lease exceeding one year is created and the Second is that the instrument become useless so far as creation of the lease is concerned. Thus in the absence of registration of a document, what is deemed to be created is a...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – DOCTRINE OF TENANT’S ESTOPPEL-ONCE THE TENANT HAS ADMITTED THE TITLE OF THE LAND LORD OVER SUIT PROPERTY HE WILL BE ESTOPPED FROM QUESTIONING THE TITLE IN THE EVICTION PROCEEDINGS

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 09.08.2016 “DOCTRINE OF TENANT’S ESTOPPEL” which governs the relationship of landlord and tenant is founded on a contract of tenancy entered into by them, is well settled. Jessel, M.R., who adverted to that doctrine in Stringer’s Estate, Shaw v. Jones-Ford explains it thus: “Where a man having no title obtains possession of land...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – GRANT OF A DECREE OF DIVORCE BY MUTUAL CONSENT BY WAIVING THE SIX MONTH STATUTORY PERIOD OF WAITING

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 04.08.2016 Grant of a decree of divorce by mutual consent by waiving the six month statutory period of waiting. Facts of the case :- Parties living separately for more than five years-Husband want to go USA and wife also has to think about her future-Decree of divorce granted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court...

DELHI HIGH COURT – MATERIAL DISCREPANCIES IN STATEMENTS OF PROSECUTRIX – GUILT OF ACCUSED NOT ESTABLISHED – BENEFIT OF DOUBT – ACCUSED ACQUITTED

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 28.07.2016 No injury suffered by prosecutrix – No alarm raised – Possibility of physical relations between prosecutrix and Accused – Material discrepancies in statements of prosecutrix – Guilt of accused not established – Benefit of doubt – accused acquitted. Click Here To View Full Text Of Judgement

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – EMPLOYEES OF A PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS ARE NOT A ‘PUBLIC SERVANT’ UNDER S. 197 CRPC

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 29.06.2016 Deciding the question as to whether an employee of a Public Sector Undertaking can be considered to be ‘Public servant’ under Section 197 CrPC, the bench of Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh, JJ held that the protection by way of sanction under Section 197 CrPC is not applicable to the officers...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – ORDER 8 RULE 5 CPC REQUIRES PLEADINGS TO BE ANSWERED SPECIFICALLY

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 05.05.2016 It is settled law that denial for want of knowledge is no denial at all. The execution of the sale deed was not specifically denied in the written statement. Once the execution of the sale deed was not disputed it was not necessary to examine Buchamma to prove it. The provisions contained...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – EVEN NON-COMPOUNDABLE OFFENCES CAN BE COMPOUNDED WHEN THE TRANSACTION IS OF PRIVATE NATURE

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 04.05.2016 When the dispute is purely of a personal nature or it arose out of private business dealings between two private parties and there is no public involvement in allegations against accused, courts can accept compromise even in criminal proceedings. Click Here To View Full Text Of Judgement

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – A PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI IS REQUIRED BEFORE TERMINATING AN EMPLOYEE BY THE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 13.04.2016 The respondent-Managing Committee in the instant case, did not obtain prior approval of the order of termination passed against the appellant from the Director of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi as required under Section 8(2) of the DSE Act. The order of termination passed against the  appellant is thus, bad in law. [Para No. 35 of the...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IS AN INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT –THOUGH NOT ALL OF ITS EMPLOYEES ARE WORKMEN BUT THE DRIVER EMPLOYED BY A SCHOOL BEING A SKILLED PERSON IS A WORKMAN

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 13.04.2016 The issue whether educational institution is an ‘industry’, and its employees are ‘workmen’ for the purpose of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 has been answered by a Seven-judge Bench of this Court way back in the year 1978 in the case of Bangalore Water Supply (supra). It was held that educational institution is...