Supreme Court Judgments

  • Investigation is Statutory Duty of Police

    It is the statutory duty of Police to investigate into a complaint of cognizable offence. Police investigation is not only a statutory duty but also a constitutional obligation of the Police. “24. In the criminal justice system the investigation of an offence is the domain of the police. The power to investigate into the cognizable…

  • Supreme Court on Principles Regarding the Plea of Alibi

    Plea of alibi is a defence where an accused asserts they were at a distant location during a crime, making their involvement highly unlikely. The Latin word alibi means “elsewhere” and that word is used for convenience when an accused takes recourse to a defence line that when the occurrence took place he was so…

  • No Bar to Inter-Caste Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act

    The Supreme Court ruled that adults are free to marry as they choose, regardless of caste, and inter-caste marriages should not lead to harassment or violence. The court condemned caste-based discrimination and violence, emphasizing that severe punishment is warranted for those committing such acts. Authorities are directed to protect and not harass individuals in such…

  • SC issues 12 Directions for Speedy Trial of Civil Cases

    The Honorable Supreme Court in a landmark judgment issued 12 directions for speedy trial of civil cases in Courts at district and taluka levels. The courts at district and taluka levels were directed to ensure timely execution of summons, filing of written statements, and completion of pleadings. Post-pleadings, parties are to attempt ADR or proceed…

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