Supreme Court Round-Up for May 15

Important cases heard by the Supreme Court on Monday, May 15:

* The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) told the SC that it was not investigating the Adani group since 2016 and termed such claims “factually baseless”.

* The NIA opposed a plea by activist Gautam Navlakha, who is under house arrest in a public library in Mumbai in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, that he be shifted to a house in the Alibag area of Maharashtra’s Raigad.

* SC deferred to August 14 its hearing on CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat’s plea related to non-registration of FIRs against BJP MPs Anurag Thakur and Pravesh Verma for their alleged hate speeches in connection with the anti-CAA protests.

* SC said it will hear on Tuesday a plea challenging the Kerala High Court order refusing to stay the release of movie “The Kerala Story” which hit theatres on May 5.

* SC refused to entertain a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order which had dismissed a petition against Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju over their remarks on the judiciary and the collegium system for appointment of judges.

* SC turned down a plea seeking directions to include details of missing persons from every household in the census.

* SC refused to entertain a plea seeking directions to clean rivers Ganga and Yamuna and monitor the action plan for their rejuvenation, saying there is a specialised tribunal for this.

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