Free Press Journal
  • Cheating case: Builder, wife arrested

    Pune : The Pune Police on Saturday arrested builder D S Kulkarni and his wife Hemanti in a case of cheating in New Delhi on Saturday morning following which they were brought here and a court sent them to seven-day police custody.

  • HC puts BMC’s ‘open terrace’ policy up for scrutiny

    Mumbai : In a major setback for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Bombay High Court on Friday said the “open terrace policy” introduced by the civic body needs a close “scrutinisation.” The HC accordingly directed the three-member Judicial Committee to examine if the policy violates the rights of occupants as contemplated under the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and other ownership laws.

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    Bombay High Court says to state government, it’s time to focus on pedestrians’ convenience

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday batted for the safety and security of pedestrians and said it is time to focus on the convenience of pedestrians and their free movement on the streets of Mumbai. The HC has also asked the Union government to clarify its stand on making ‘parking proof’ mandatory for potential customers at the time of purchase of a vehicle.

  • Bombay High Court asks CBI if cops had gone with Tulsiram Prajapati as escort team

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to confirm whether the four police officials, who had accompanied Tulsiram Prajapati to Ahmedabad just days before his alleged encounter, had gone with Prajapati as his escort team on previous occasions as well.

  • Bombay High Court: Citizens need to be proactive & not just complain on social media

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has observed that citizens need to be proactive and take their complaints of bad roads to the authorities. A division bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh made the suggestion while hearing a public interest litigation taken up suo moto on the issue of poor condition of roads in the metropolis which was leading to accidents and death of motorists.

  • Bombay High Court withdraws interim protection given to Pune builder

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today withdrew the interim protection from arrest that it had earlier granted to a Pune-based builder and his wife in an alleged cheating case. D S Kulkarni and wife Hemanti have been booked by the Pune police on charges of cheating over 2,500 investors to the tune of Rs 230 crore.

  • Bombay High Court asks to remove crops to make way for pilgrims’ halt at Pandharpur

    Mumbai: In a setback to farmers in Pandharpur, the Bombay High Court recently asked them to remove their sugarcane crops, which are not ready for harvesting. The HC asked the farmers to remove the crops from the field in order to enable government to make arrangements for the ‘rest and stay’ of devotees who would be visiting the city for the Ashadi Ekadashi.

  • Sohrabuddin case: Senior Rajasthan cop tells Bombay High Court that juniors shot Sohrabuddin, Prajapati

    Mumbai: One of the prime accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case, Dinesh M N Rajasthan IPS officer told the Bombay High Court, he had no role to play in the incident. His lawyer Raja Thackeray told the court, “There is no prima facie evidence to show Dinesh was part of killing and hatching of conspiracy in the case of Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram Prajapati.”

  • Bombay HC asks if due process followed in allotting land for Mumbai Metro car shed

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to file a reply clarifying whether due process had been followed in allotting around 25 hectares of land in Aarey Milk colony for the construction of a car shed for Mumbai Metro III. A bench of justices S C Dharmadhikari and Bharati Dangre also asked the state government and the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) to tell the court about the extent of

  • Sohrabuddin case: Bombay High Court pulls up ‘unprepared’ CBI, asks for all documents

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) to come better prepared and bring all the documents pertaining to the case of the staged encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. This comes after the central agency failed to furnish certain documents before the court. A single-judge bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere was irked with the CBI as it failed to submit documents, which the court had sought from

  • Revive 14-member supervisory committee to end child labour: Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has described the Maharashtra government’s approach as ‘insensitive’ towards child labour. The court has accordingly directed the government to consider including ‘domestic work’ in the list of ‘hazardous employment,’ which is banned under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act. A division bench of Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari and Justice Bharati Dangre also revived the 14-member supervisory committee, which was constituted a decade ago to oversee the issue of