Narsi Benwal

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Narsi Benwal covers the legal beat for the Free Press Journal, reporting extensively on orders passed by the Bombay High Court, as well as developments at the City Civil Sessions Court and other lower courts in Maharashtra. He also reports special features on legal issues and other issues that make news in the city and state.

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COVID-19: Maharashtra govt open to decongesting prisons, seeks directions from Bombay High Court

COVID-19: Maharashtra govt open to decongesting prisons, seeks directions from Bombay High Court

Mumbai: Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it proposes to decongest jails across the state in view of the sudde...Read More

Mumbai: Bombay HC refuses to grant relief to MSRDC over delay in construction of road connecting NH3 and NH4

Mumbai: Bombay HC refuses to grant relief to MSRDC over delay in construction of road connecting NH3 and NH4

A single-judge bench of Justice Burgess Colabawalla also quashed the award of the tribunal to the extent it permitted MSRDC and a consort...Read More

Jackie Shroff granted relief: HC dismisses former business partner’s plea to withdraw USD 2 million

Jackie Shroff granted relief: HC dismisses former business partner’s plea to withdraw USD 2 million

In a major relief for actor Jackie Shroff, the Bombay High Court, on Tuesday, dismissed a plea filed by his former business partner and ...Read More

Wajid Khan's wife moves Bombay HC, seeks protection of his properties for her and children

Wajid Khan's wife moves Bombay HC, seeks protection of his properties for her and children

Wife of late music composer and singer Wajid Khan moved the Bombay High Court recently seeking permanent injunction against her brother-i...Read More

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to supply 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nagpur district

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to supply 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nagpur district

Mumbai: Observing that there is a huge disparity in the distribution of Remdesivir across the state, the Bombay High Court on Monday orde...Read More

Mumbai: Social media influencer harassed online, files complaint

Mumbai: Social media influencer harassed online, files complaint

Unknown profile threatens to upload morphed pics on pornographic web portal

Bombay HC

FIR cannot be quashed merely because it does not detail reasons: Bombay High Court

Mumbai: An FIR cannot be quashed just because it does not mention reasons why the victim committed suicide, held the Aurangabad bench of ...Read More

Bombay HC to hear matters virtually till May 7, lower courts to function only for two-and-half hours a day

Bombay HC to hear matters virtually till May 7, lower courts to function only for two-and-half hours a day

The high court administration had last week decided to hear only urgent matters through video conferencing, in view of the fresh surge in...Read More

FPJ Impact: Bombay HC takes suo moto cognizance of sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's prisons

FPJ Impact: Bombay HC takes suo moto cognizance of sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's prisons

Mumbai: Taking cognizance of the coverage of COVID-19 surge by The Free Press Journal, the Bombay High Court took a suo motu Public Inter...Read More

Bombay High Court

Break The Chain: Bombay High Court to hear matters virtually till May 7

Mumbai: To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Bombay High Court administration along with its Chief Justice and senior-most ju...Read More

Ayambil: Bombay HC allows Jain community to distribute boiled food through home delivery

Ayambil: Bombay HC allows Jain community to distribute boiled food through home delivery

Mumbai: Observing that it cannot allow any religious place to open in the prevailing circumstances, the Bombay High Court on Friday allow...Read More

COVID-19: Now laboratories to send RT-PCR test results on WhatsApp within 24 hours

COVID-19: Now laboratories to send RT-PCR test results on WhatsApp within 24 hours

Mumbai: Now certified laboratories will have to send RT-PCR test results on WhatsApp within 24 hours. This major change comes after a Nag...Read More

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Jain community seeks permission to give food parcels to devotees for 9 days, HC seeks Maharashtra govt’s stand

Mumbai: The Jain Community, on Thursday morning, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to allow devotees from the community ...Read More

Mumbai: BMC’s standing committee meeting to be held virtually, HC disposes petition filed by BJP corporators challenging it

Mumbai: BMC’s standing committee meeting to be held virtually, HC disposes petition filed by BJP corporators challenging it

Mumbai: Two sitting corporators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) moved the Bombay High...Read More

No HC permission to Juma Masjid Trust’s plea for five-time prayers with 50 persons

No HC permission to Juma Masjid Trust’s plea for five-time prayers with 50 persons

Court said the state is threatened with Covid-19 and in such a situation it cannot allow the request of the trust to open its mosque for ...Read More

Bhima Koregaon violence case: Shoma Sen

Bhima-Koregaon case: Professor Shoma Sen challenges charges invoked against her, cites Arsenal report that evidence was planted

Professor Shoma Sen, an accused in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case, has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the charges invoked...Read More

Bhima Koregaon violence case: Shoma Sen challenges UAPA prosecution, cites Arsenal report that evidence was planted

Bhima Koregaon violence case: Shoma Sen challenges UAPA prosecution, cites Arsenal report that evidence was planted

Mumbai: Professor Shoma Sen, an accused in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case, has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the charges...Read More

Mumbai: Mandatory FASTag won't infringe anyone's fundamental right to free movement, Centre tells Bombay HC

Mumbai: Mandatory FASTag won't infringe anyone's fundamental right to free movement, Centre tells Bombay HC

This comes on an affidavit filed in response to a PIL challenging the Union's decision to make mandatory the FASTag, an electronic toll c...Read More

Put availability of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections on a centralised portal: HC directs Nagpur collector

Put availability of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections on a centralised portal: HC directs Nagpur collector

Mumbai: In a bid to ensure that citizens do not have to have to run from pillar to post for Remdesivir and Tocilizumab injections, the Na...Read More

Mumbai: Bombay HC denies permission to Juma Masjid Trust to allow 50 people to pray 5 times a day in its mosque

Mumbai: Bombay HC denies permission to Juma Masjid Trust to allow 50 people to pray 5 times a day in its mosque

Mumbai: Observing that the safety of Maharashtra citizens is of paramount importance, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to grant...Read More

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