Court can Compare Signatures in Cheque & with Bank

In a cheque case under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act (NI Act), if the accused disputes the signature on the cheque, then the court can summon certified copies of the specimen signature, which is admissible under Bankers’ Book of Evidence Act, 1891, from the bank to compare it with the signature appearing on the cheque under Section 73 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1882 (IEA), says the Supreme Court (SC) in Ajitsinh Chehuji Rathod v State of Gujarat and another.

What does the term Month in Statutes Mean?

In Rameshchandra Ambalal Joshi v State of Gujarat & Anr, the Supreme Court of India (SC) discusses how to calculate the word month appears in legal provisions. As per Section 3 (35) of the General Clauses Act, the word month has been defined and it “shall mean a month reckoned according to the British calendar”.

Judgements in Electronic Form : Digital SCR

The Supreme Court has brought out the Digital Supreme Court Reports. It is a digital version of the official law report of the judgements of the Supreme Court of India. It presents judgments in a digital, open-access format which is useful for the law students, lawyers, and the wider public.

Names of the Accused & Victim not to be Disclosed

The names and addresses of the victim and the accused should not be printed or published in relation to the inquiry or trial of rape or any offence under Section 376, 376A, 376C, 376D or 376E of Indian Penal Code (IPC) without the previous permission of the court, says the High Court of Kerala in Saleel Raveendran v Union of India.

Data Bank should include only Wetlands & Paddylands

The final Data Bank to be prepared in Kerala should contain only the details of the property which are paddy land and wetland as shown on the date on which the Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act 2008 (2008 Act) came into force, says Kerala High Court in Basil v Local Level Monitoring Committee.

Dispose Execution Petition in 6 Months : SC

Executing Court must dispose of the execution proceedings within 6 months from the date of filing which may be extended only by recording reasons in writing for such delay, says the Supreme Court (SC) in Rahul S Shah v Jinendra Kumar Gandhi and Others [ (2021) 6 SCC 418].

Left over Property abutting Road forms its Part

when a person who is having property abutting a public road leaves some property while constructing a compound wall and ultimately the said property became part and parcel of the public road used by all in common, it has to be inferred that the person, who left property outside the compound wall abutting the road in existence, impliedly for deemed to have surrendered the said portion of the property also as public road for his convenience and for the public at large.