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Pendency data: No next date of hearing in over 31 lakh cases

Data with the National Judicial Data Grid revealed that as on 24 June, out of over 2.20 crore cases pending with lower courts across the country, 14% had no next date of hearing set. This comes to about 31 lakh cases which don’t have a next date of hearing. Read more

Colloquium for NCLT members kicks off

Preparations for the National Company Law Tribunal to function in full swing kicked off on Sunday with a colloquium organized for its members by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA). This five day colloquium is being organised right before the NCLT commences functioning on 1 July.

Probe begins in the Jawahar Bagh incident

A judicial probe by a judge of the Allahabad high court has begun in the Jawahar Bagh incident. The one-judge commission reportedly received over 25 affidavits in relation to the incident. The Jawahar Bagh refers to the clashes over a 280 acre land in Mathura, which resulted in the death of at least 29 people. The clashes ensued after members of a group called Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena (SBSS) killed two policemen as the Uttar Pradesh police launched a drive to evict them the Jawahar Bagh land. This group was squatting on the land for years.

Sebi cautions PACL investors against fake refund promises

Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India cautioned PACL investors to be wary of unauthorised attempts to collect their property and investment documents. At present, a Supreme Court judge-led committee is overseeing the refund process in the nearly 49,000 crore PACL case. Read more

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