Narsi Benwal

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Narsi Benwal covers law for the Free Press Journal. Reports on legal stories pertaining to the Bombay High Court, City Civil Sessions Court and other lower courts in Maharashtra. Also does special features on legal as well as general issues.

Stories By Narsi Benwal

Bombay High Court

HC: Search op sans warrant breaches right to privacy

The HC also said that the 'illegal' raids will also defame the person or the family, whose residence is searched by police.

Search operation without warrant breaches right to privacy, rules HC

Search operation without warrant breaches right to privacy, rules HC

Mumbai: In a significant ruling, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has held that carrying out search operations at someone's ...Read More

Honour killing: Convicts wanted to set example by killing person from ‘lower caste’, says HC

Honour killing: Convicts wanted to set example by killing person from ‘lower caste’, says HC

A bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Sandeep Shinde also emphasised that the courts must be giving out punishments befitting the...Read More

Green impact: SC dismisses Rustomjee plea on Rs 1-crore fine

Green impact: SC dismisses Rustomjee plea on Rs 1-crore fine

The NGT had imposed the fine upon the group for carrying out illegal construction in Suburban Bandra.

Mahul residents compelled to live in ‘toxic hell’

Mahul residents compelled to live in ‘toxic hell’

The orders passed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog had also clearly asked BMC ‘not to shift’ any other PAPs to Mahul village.

HC expects Thackeray govt to act against illegal encroachments

HC expects Thackeray govt to act against illegal encroachments

The bench said that because of such inaction, all the governmental and executive functions are now expected to be taken over by the courts.

Mumbai: FIR against advocate booked for unnatural sex, video quashed

Mumbai: FIR against advocate booked for unnatural sex, video quashed

While browsing through the photos, the father-in-law stumbled on a video clip, which showed Bagadia indulging in unnatural sex with some ...Read More

Metro IV line: Now, MMRDA gets nod to cut over 1000 trees

Metro IV line: Now, MMRDA gets nod to cut over 1000 trees

The Bombay High Court has this time allowed cutting of nearly 1000 trees for the Metro IV line, which would be connecting Wa-dala to Than...Read More

Validity of Governor’s decision: SC keeps ruling pending

Validity of Governor’s decision: SC keeps ruling pending

But the matter does not rest here. The Supreme Court is yet to decide on the validity of the decision of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Civic body careless for ‘weak’ citizens, says HC

Civic body careless for ‘weak’ citizens, says HC

The HC slammed the civic body for its ‘callous attitude’ and threatening a widower and her son for operating a squatter stall, which was ...Read More

Police bound to give ‘written reasons’ before arresting a person, rules HC

Police bound to give ‘written reasons’ before arresting a person, rules HC

The HC further held that in case if the police does not wish to arrest someone, then too it must give written reasons for the same.

Sanatan Sanstha believes in snuffing voices of dissent: CBI

Sanatan Sanstha believes in snuffing voices of dissent: CBI

According to the chargesheet, accused Sanjeev Punalekar has accepted that it is his ‘moral duty’ to protect every Hindu facing a trial

Bombay High Court

Minister convicted in Rs 29 crore housing scam, gets bail

The former Shiv Sena leader Jain (76), was convicted as a prime accused for committing irregularities of over Rs 29 crore in the popular...Read More

Bombay HC says hubby coming home late, eating out doesn't amount to cruelty'

Bombay HC says hubby coming home late, eating out doesn't amount to cruelty'

The important ruling was delivered by a bench of Justice Kalpathi Sriram while upholding the acquittal orders of a trial court

Depositors’ rights don’t override RBI powers: Bombay High Court

Depositors’ rights don’t override RBI powers: Bombay High Court

The observation was made even as the depositors told the court that they can’t be made to bear the brunt of the wrongdoings of the PMC ba...Read More

Mumbai: PMC account holders protest outside High Court premises over the bank's crisis, in Mumbai, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_19_2019_000184B)

RBI’s affidavit underscores that it came across ‘certain’ irregularities but failed to foresee banks financial health

The apex bank has stated on an affidavit that it could not correctly diagnose the financial health of PMC despite

Mumbaikars be careful when visiting beaches

Mumbaikars be careful when visiting beaches

The HC was seized with a petition filed by NGO Janhit Manch, way back in June 2010.

CJI Bobde isn’t dominant but a team player

CJI Bobde isn’t dominant but a team player

A true sportsman: That is how Justice Bobde’s former colleagues from Bombay High Court describe him.

Trouble brewing for Narayan Rane?

Trouble brewing for Narayan Rane?

This comes after a Pune-based activist – Pradeep Bhalekar -- wrote to the MCZMA in October this year

Illegally detaining youngsters can destroy their future: HC

Illegally detaining youngsters can destroy their future: HC

Mumbai: Observing that youngsters’ entire future gets destroyed when they are illegally detained, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High...Read More

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