Justice Indrajit Mahanty: Slipping Through The Cracks

In-house Inquiry Against Justice Mahanty It is clear from a review of the material that the charges against him (Indrajit Mahanty) are very serious and backed with adequate documentary evidence. The allegations against Justice Mahanty relate to acts of grave judicial impropriety and conflict of interest, tantamount to a clear breach of judicial ethics.CJAR Letter to Justice Vazifdar In September 2016, a complaint was filed by RTI Activist Jayanta Kumar Das alleging abuse of power and authority by Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Sangam Kumar Sahoo. Das cited various affairs to back his claim. Consequently, then Chief Justice of India, T.S....

Justice Rajesh Bindal: A Tale of Competence and Caution

Narada Bribery Case In 2014, Tehelka news’ Mathew Samuel went undercover as a high-ranking official of Impex Consultancy Solutions, a fictitious Chennai-based company. The extensive con included measures like the creation of fake social media accounts as well as a fake Aadhar Card. Posing as Santhosh Shankaran, Samuel approached the Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Iqbal Ahmed, who introduced him to an IPS officer. The now suspended IPS SMH Mirza then introduced Samuel to various politicians. Little did he know he was just a pawn in a rather elaborate sting operation. Coincidently, he was also the first person to...

Justice Ravi Shankar Jha: How Power Structures keep the Judiciary on its toes

Becoming a High Court Judge in India The dream of becoming a High Court judge in India is a challenging one. As of July 2021, there are a total of 1079 Judges across 25 High Courts in India of which 815 are permanent judges while the remaining are additional judges. The difference between permanent and additional judges is that the latter gets appointed for a term of two years, while permanent judges continue serving till their retirement age of 62. Judges may serve till the age of 65 if they are elevated to the Supreme Court. Additional judges can, of...
Mejbel Al Sharika has insisted to draw the Babri Masjid Case into the International Court. He is an eminent lawyer from Kuwait and a stalwart of human rights. He further demanded the reconstruction of the illicitly demolished mosque. In 2019,...
Lately, Facebook has been accused of imparting partisanship. The social media Giant has also been earlier accused of manifesting partiality by the U.S President Donald Trump. On his reply to Trump, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “We hope to give...
While the Modi government struggles to contain the spread of the catastrophic virus, the monsoon session of the Parliament has been scheduled from 14th September to 1st October for this year. The current Parliament session was speculated to have...
Earlier, Journalist Awesh Tiwari, posted a review in Hindi, summarizing a fresh report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). To explain, the report highlighted the growing intimacy between the Indian Facebook executive and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Explicitly, it...
In Mumbai, Mukesh Singh, a second year LLB student was booked under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) as he was video graphing the Wadala police station, where he was taken to register a case against him for the charges...
The M.P State government has been allocating funds to some 234 fake websites. The govt. strategy of advertising was designated to obligated journalists than other institutions. In this political inferno, the journalists created several fake websites in the name...
Reserve Bank of India has filed an affidavit stating that NPCI stands satisfied with WhatsApp’s compliance, w.r.t. WhatsApp Pay, with RBI's data localisation norms. NPCI states that, "We would like to confirm that WhatsApp has satisfied the data localization requirements...
Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to extend the tenures of its President and Secretary, Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah. To do so, it has to alter Clause 6.4 of its constitution, for which...
On August 05, 2019 Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister introduced a Constitutional Amendment in the Indian Parliament abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution. As a result of this split the state into the two centrally governed Union Territories...
Kerala government is going to bring in a new and stringent law to deal with increasing organised criminal activities; such as drug trafficking, smuggling, looting and extortion. The new law gives special powers to the police to probe into...