New Delhi: Mint brings to you your daily dose of legal news. A look at some interesting cases coming up for hearing today.

Plea seeking governor’s rule in J&K

The Supreme court will hear a plea by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party seeking imposition of governor’s rule in the state, on the ground of paralysis of administration.

At the last hearing, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur was told that the state was under siege and under Section 93 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution, the governor is empowered to assume all the powers to run the state by placing the government and the assembly under suspension. Read more

Appeal by convicts in December 2012 gang rape case to be heard today

The court will conduct a four-hour hearing on the appeal brought by four death-row convicts in the gang rape and murder of a para-medical student on 16 December, 2012 in New Delhi.

The court has appointed two senior advocates, Sanjay Hegde and Raju Ramchandran, as amicus curiae (friend of the court) to assist the court during the upcoming hearings.

While Ramchandran would assist in the appeals of the convicts Mukesh and Pawan, Hegde would assist convicts Vinay and Akshay.

On 16 December 2012, a student was brutally assaulted and raped by six persons on a moving bus in south Delhi, an incident which prompted nationwide protests.

The four convicts—Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay and Akshay—were given the death sentence by a trial court which was upheld by the Delhi high court in 2014. Read more

Ruling in KAL Airways-SpiceJet dispute

The Delhi High Court is expected to pronounce its verdict in a plea by Kalanithi Maran and his KAL Airways Pvt. Ltd against SpiceJet Ltd regarding a share-transfer dispute.

The transfer relates to a dispute arising out of non-issuance of warrants in favour of Maran after a transfer of ownership to Ajay Singh, the controlling shareholder of SpiceJet.

Verdict in a case of cheque dishonour by Vijay Mallya

The Delhi High Court is expected to deliver its verdict in a case of cheque dishonour filed by GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL) which manages the airport in the capital. This is not the first case between Mallya’s Kingfisher Airline and a GMR-led airport. In March, a Hyderabad court had issued non-bailable warrants against Mallya for dishonouring of cheques to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. Read more

Rungta brothers’ appeal against conviction in coal scam case

The Delhi High Court on Friday will hear an appeal by the directors of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt. Ltd, R.C. Rungta and R.S. Rungta, against the four-year jail sentence they received in a coal scam case. Read more

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