Free Press Journal
  • Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya Khan writes open letter to PM Modi for justice

    Actress Jiah Khan, who starred in ‘Nishabd’ and ‘Ghajini’, committed suicide on June 3, 2013. The actress’ then-boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was arrested for abetting her suicide on June 10, 2013. On July 2, the same year, the High Court had granted him bail. The case was then transferred to the CBI by the HC in July 2014 on Rabiya Khan’s petition that claimed that the police was not probing it properly.

  • Will not tolerate advocates going on strikes, says Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently turned the heat on advocates from Kolhapur and Pune districts, who had resorted to strikes in 2015 demanding a separate HC bench at Kolhapur. The HC has said that it will not tolerate such conduct of advocates in the future and that it would take stern actions.

  • Can’t force people to vacate dilapidated buildings: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday observed that it cannot help people who do not help themselves by staying safe after vacating dilapidated buildings they live in. These observations made by the HC while refusing to grant an urgent hearing to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that intends to highlight the ‘apathy’ of the civic body in taking action against a dilapidated building in Bhendi Bazar area.

  • Following Bombay High Court’s order, BMC demolishes 50% illegal shrines

    Mumbai: Following the Bombay High Court (HC) order to remove illegal shrines situated at public places that obstruct traffic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has listed 482 such shrines. The civic officials have claimed that they have demolished 301 such shrines until September and only 181 are remaining to be demolished.

  • Sanjay Nirupam set to contest Lokayukta’s order to end probe in Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Lokayukta M L Tahaliyani on September 14, closed investigations into a complaint of misuse of office against Shiv Sena minister Ravindra Waikar. The Lokayukta ruling made no case against him, which Sanjay Nirupam, President of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee(MRCC) said he will contest in the Bombay High Court, once they get the copy.

  • Ryan School Murder Case: Pintos told to deposit passports

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed the transit anticipatory bail pleas of Ryan International Group’s founders and trustees, who are apprehending their arrests in connection with the gruesome murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur. The court, however, granted them one-day interim protection to approach the appropriate courts in Haryana.

  • Bombay High Court allows trees to be felled on Metro 7 stretch

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has given another green signal to chop down 216 trees between Andheri and Dahisar, on the Metro 7 route. A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Nitin Jamdar allowed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to cut down the trees which, as per the authority, were obstructing the construction work.

  • Mumbai: Two minors in Shakti Mills rape case released from special school

    Mumbai: In yet another development regarding the Shakti Mills gangrape case, the two minor boys in conflict with law sent to a special home for their involvement in two separate incidents of gangrape in the Shakti Mills compound in 2013 have been released. While one of them was found involved in the rape of a 19-year-old former telephone operator on July 31, 2013, the other was convicted for the rape of a

  • Ryan School murder case: Pradyuman Thakur’s father approaches Bombay High Court, seeks dismissal of accused’s bail plea

    Mumbai: The father of Pradyuman Thakur (7), whose throat was slit in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, on Wednesday approached the Bombay High Court, seeking dismissal of the anticipatory bail pleas filed by trustees and founders of the school. The HC has, however, adjourned the matter for hearing till Thursday, extending the interim protection from arrest to the Pinto family.

  • Bomb threat at Bombay High Court; turned out to be a hoax

    Mumbai: A usual Wednesday morning turned out to be full of chaos in the Bombay High Court, after a phone call to the Mumbai police control room informed that a bomb had been planted in the court premises. The anonymous caller, as per police sources, claimed to have planted bomb in room number 51, which is apparently the chamber of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur. However, after a thorough search of more than

  • Ryan Group trustees bail plea: Victim’s father intervenes in Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The father of a seven-year-old boy murdered inside the Gurugram branch of the Ryan International School in Haryana last week, filed an application on Wednesday in the Bombay High Court seeking dismissal of the anticipatory transit bail plea filed by the school’s trustees.