Delhi High Court Round-Up for May 3

Important cases heard in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, May 3

*HC said India’s external intelligence agency RAW is an exempted organisation under the Right to Information Act and unless the information sought by an RTI applicant relates to human rights or corruption issues, it is not liable to be disclosed.

*Former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia approached HC seeking bail in a money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam.

*HC asked the CBI to file a status report on a plea by Sisodia, arrested in the Delhi excise policy case, seeking interim bail on the ground of his wife’s illness.

*HC appointed former Karnataka High Court judge P Krishna Bhat as the administrator of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) with immediate effect for conducting elections in the body.

*HC asked the Centre and the Delhi government to present their stand on a plea seeking recall of all currency notes above Rs 100, restricting cash transactions above Rs 10,000 and linking assets worth more than Rs 50,000 with Aadhaar to check corruption.

*HC dismissed a plea by Alemla Jamir, a self-styled “cabinet minister” of Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM arrested in a terror funding case, seeking default bail on the ground that the NIA filed an incomplete charge sheet.

*HC allowed the Centre to carry out inspection of 123 delisted properties taken over from the Delhi Waqf Board while ensuring minimal disruption in their day-to-day administration by the body.

*HC sought the stand of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Kashmiri separatist leader Nayeem Khan’s challenge to the framing of charges against him in an alleged terror funding case.

*HC directed the authorities to take strict action against the unauthorised fitting of crash guards or bull bars on vehicles as per the Centre’s notification.

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