Important cases heard in the Delhi High Court on Monday, April 17:
*HC asked the Centre to file reply on a plea seeking linking of immovable and movable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar numbers to curb corruption, black money generation, and ‘benami’ transactions.
*HC permitted real estate tycoon Sushil Ansal, convicted in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire case, to withdraw a suit seeking to restrain the release of web series “Trial by Fire”, which is inspired by the tragedy.
*HC awarded over Rs 1 crore as compensation to a 30-year-old woman who was left wheel-chair bound for the rest of her life after a road accident when she was a school-going girl in 2007.
*HC granted time to the Centre to inform it about the steps taken for regulating content on social media and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
*Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leaders Aaditya Thackeray and Sanjay Raut opposed before HC a defamation plea filed against them by Maharastra MP Rahul Ramesh Shewale for allegedly levelling frivolous corruption charges against him and the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction.
*HC judge Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani recused himself from hearing a petition by a Delhi riots accused Asif Iqbal Tanha against the alleged leak of his alleged disclosure statement in the case pertaining to the “larger conspiracy” behind the 2020 violence.