Delhi High Court Round-Up for February 24

Important cases heard in the Delhi High Court on Friday, February 24:

* HC directed AAP leaders Saurabh Bhardwaj, Sanjay Singh and others to take down alleged defamatory content from social media platforms against former BJP national vice president Shyam Jaju and his son Sandesh Jaju.

* BJP councillor Sharad Kapoor approached the HC, alleging that city Mayor Shelly Oberoi defied established norms and propriety by allowing the use of mobile phones and pens during the polls to elect the MCD standing committee members earlier this week.

* Two teenage Kabaddi players, permission for whose participation in the Junior World Kabaddi Championship (boys) the authorities had withdrawn on account of “minor injuries”, have been allowed by the HC to represent India in the tournament in Iran.

* North East Delhi riots accused Asif Iqbal Tanha Friday objected to the proposed recusal of a HC judge hearing his petition against the alleged leak of his claimed “disclosure statement” in a case pertaining to the larger conspiracy behind the violence after a news broadcasters’ association filed an application in court.

* Anxiety during a trial does not justify casting aspersions on a judge, the HC has said while imposing costs of Rs 5,000 on a litigant who is facing proceedings in a contempt reference.

* HC has restrained the sale of gas stoves, kitchenware or cookware under the name Prestige’ by certain parties following a lawsuit by the sellers of Prestige pressure cookers.

* HC held that before granting further extension to the probe agency to complete investigation in a case lodged under the anti-terror law, a special court has to apply its mind to find out the reasonable time required and extend the custody of accused for a period up to 90 days.

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