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New Delhi: The last week saw some important rulings passed by the apex court, one of them being the effective restoration of the Congress government in Arunachal. A five judge bench, led by justice J.S. Khehar held the actions of governor Rajkhowa—advancing the date of the assembly session and deciding the order of business—as illegal.

The apex court in another significant ruling, allowed Sahara to go ahead and sell its properties in the country and abroad to return money to its investors.Under this, Sahara can now sell any of its properties with the same terms and conditions that was allowed to Sebi,

The National herald case took a turn as the Delhi high court denied summoning of documents by the Congress for the trial proceedings. These documents consisted of the 2010-11 balance sheet of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the defunct National Herald newspaper, and certain documents from the ministries of finance, urban development and corporate affairs, income tax department and other agencies.

Apart from this, a coal scam case against Navin Jindal saw progress as a special court allowed one of the accused, Suresh Singhal to turn approver. He will now be able to make fresh disclosures against other accused including Jindal.

Restoring Congress government in Arunachal

In a sharp setback for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, the Supreme Court ruled on effectively restoring the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and termed governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s dismissal former chief minister Nabam Tuki unconstitutional. A five-judge Constitution bench, led by justice J.S. Khehar held the actions of governor Rajkhowa—advancing the date of the assembly session and deciding the order of business—as illegal.

The apex court held that the governor’s decision were violative of the Constitution. In the process, the Supreme Court has defined the contours of the discretionary powers of a governor. Read More

Sahara allowed to sell assets

The Supreme Court has allowed Sahara to go ahead and sell its properties in the country and abroad to return money to its investors. Under this, Sahara can now sell any of its properties with the same terms and conditions that was allowed to Sebi.

On 29 March, the apex court had asked Sebi to initiate the sale of Sahara group properties, estimated at Rs40,000 crore to raise the money payable by group chief Subrata Roy for his release from more than two years in jail. The court is also considering appointing a receiver to sell Sahara’s properties if deals underway do not fructify. Read More

Contempt against Vijay Mallaya

Vijay Mallaya’s troubled worsened as the Supreme Court agreed to hear a contempt petition filed against UB Group chairman Vijay Mallya by State Bank of India, which is leading a consortium of banks seeking to recover more than Rs9,000 crore from his grounded Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.

The banking consortium had moved against Kingfisher Airlines Ltd in 2013 for defaulting on loans. The tribunal is still hearing arguments, extending a deadline of 9 July set by the apex court to conclude proceedings. Read More

Summoning of documents denied in National herald case

In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Delhi high court set aside two orders of the trial court related to summoning of documents for trial proceedings in the National Herald case.

This effectively means that the documents which were sought to be relevant to the case will not have to be submitted for the trial proceedings.Tuesday’s high court order, however, allows Swamy to reapply in the trial court for summoning of the documents.

Young Indian along with others on trial had sought quashing of two orders passed by a trial court in Delhi summoning the 2010-11 balance sheet of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the defunct National Herald newspaper, and certain documents from the ministries of finance, urban development and corporate affairs, income tax department and other agencies in the case. Read More

Suresh Singhal allowed to turn approver in coal scam case

A delhi court has allowed Suresh Singhal, co-accused and chartered accountant for Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), to turn approver in a case related to coal block allocations.

This would enable Singhal to make fresh disclosures against 14 other accused (9 individuals including industrialist, Naveen Jindal and 5 companies) in the scam and help strengthen the ongoing probe.

The CBI, in April 2015, had filed a chargesheet against Jindal, Koda, Rao and former coal secretary H.C. Gupta apart from Singhal, Jindal Realty director Rajeev Jain, Gagan Sponge directors Girish Kumar Juneja and R.K. Saraf, Sowbhagya Media’s managing director K. Ramakrishna and chartered accountant Gyan Swaroop Garg.

Five firms, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.(JSPL), Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, Gagan Infraenergy Ltd (formerly known as GSIPL), Sowbhagya Media Ltd and New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd. were also among those on trial. Read More

National Court of Appeals to be heard by a larger bench

The issue of the possibility of setting up a National Court of Appeal with regional seats in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will be heard by a larger Constitution bench comprising five judges from the Supreme Court.

The matter which has been long pending was on Wednesday referred to a five-judge bench under a ruling by chief justice of India T.S. Thakur. Read More

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