Delhi High Court Round-Up for Monday

Important cases heard in the Delhi High Court on Monday, September 11:

* Over 100 toilets have been built for exclusive use by transgender people in the national capital, HC was told.

* HC sought the response of the Centre on a plea by academician Ashok Swain challenging an order by which his Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card was cancelled.

* HC directed the state government, MCD and DDA to explain how permissions were granted for new constructions in the Southern Ridge forest area where a multi-storey housing project has already come up.

* HC upheld an order discharging a man of the offence of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl by relying on the age mentioned on her Aadhaar card which showed her to be a major at the relevant time.

* HC directed the city government to disclose the steps taken to rehabilitate children who were rescued after they were found begging on the streets.

* HC upheld the acquittal of a man accused of forcibly keeping a minor girl in his house and repeatedly raping her, saying while the testimony of a victim alone is sufficient to establish guilt, overall circumstances have to be considered to arrive at a “just decision”.

* HC directed the authorities not to shift two Central Government Industrial Tribunals cum Labour Courts (CGIT) from Rouse Avenue Courts Complex to Shramev Jayate Bhawan in Dwarka here.

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