Search, Seizure & Arrest under NDPS Act

The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act) is a complete code of legal provisions, to control and regulate operation of Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic substances in India. It has been formulated by consolidating the then existing Opium Act, 1878 and The Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930. It applies to all persons in India and outside, and on ships and aircrafts registered in India.

Method of Calculating Compensation in Vehicle Accidents

The key judgments in regard to fixation of compensation in motor vehicle accident cases are: Sarla Verma v Delhi Transport Corporation & Anr Reshma Kumari & Ors v Madan Mohan & Anr National Insurance Co. Ltd. v Pranay Sethi & Ors The Pranay Sethi case was heard by a five-judge bench of the SC. The judgement laid down some broad guidelines for assessing the amount of compensation to be paid to the accident victims in areas where there were divergent approaches.

Police Officer is bound to file Accident Claims

When information of a road accident is received in the Police Station, the Investigation Officer (IO), who investigates the accident, shall inspect the site of the accident, take photographs / videos of the scene of the accident and the vehicles involved in the accident and prepare a site plan drawn scale to scale, indicating the lay out and width etc of the roads or places, the position of the vehicles and persons involved and such other relevant facts.

When Humiliating a Member of SC & ST becomes a Crime?

The objective of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989  ( SC & ST Act) is to prevent atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. The Supreme Court (SC) in  Hitesh Verma v The State of Uttarakhand says that the object of the Act is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes,

Difference between the terms illegal & unlawful

The terms illegal and unlawful have slight difference in meanings, as per Oxford English dictionary. But nowadays both terms are often used interchangeably. Something that is Illegal is against the law in force such as illegal immigrants, whereas an unlawful act merely contravenes the rules that apply in a particular context such as an unlawful assembly. The term unlawful often implies an act that is done without lawful justification or authority.