Delhi High Court Round-Up For March 21

Important cases heard in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, March 21:

* UAPA tribunal presided by HC judge confirmed the central government’s decision declaring the Popular Front of India as an unlawful association and imposing a five-year ban on it.

* Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar told HC no reason has been given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for seeking to cancel the bail granted to him in a rioting and murder case arising from the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which the trial is continuing.

*HC said while complainants of sexual assault cases are entitled to fair trial, the responsibility of the criminal justice system towards protecting rights of the accused cannot be ignored and upheld an order discharging a man for allegedly raping a woman for 12 years.

*DDA told HC it has removed encroachment from the Yamuna floodplains here and demolished the jhuggis which were directed to be vacated by a single judge last week.

*PIL challenging corporal punishment of inmates for indiscipline came up for hearing before HC which listed it for hearing on May 23.

*HC sought the city government’s stand on a plea seeking the release of ex gratia compensation of Rs 1 crore to families of police personnel who died while performing their duty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Delhi riots accused Asif Iqbal Tanha objected to the “intervention” by a news broadcasters’ association in his plea before HC against the alleged leak of his alleged disclosure statement in the case pertaining to the “larger conspiracy” behind the 2020 violence.

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