HC asks Ladakh CS to inform about appointment of counsels

Srinagar: The J&K high Court on Wednesday directed Chief Secretary and Advisor to Lt Governor of the Union Territory Ladakh to apprise the court about steps taken for appointment of counsels. The court passed the direction after government Advocate Rais-ud-din submitted before the court that he doesn’t know as what is the arrangement made for […]

High Court says cannot scuttle investigations at ‘threshold’ stage

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday held that it is not proper to scuttle investigation at threshold stage while dismissing a plea seeking quashing of anti-graft case. It was recorded by the court that if the FIR/challan discloses the commission of offences, the High Court should not interfere with the investigation as it would […]

Submit report about legal aid to  PSA detainees: HC to member secy legal services authority

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Monday directed member secretary of J&K Legal Services Authority to submit a compliance report about legal assistance being provided to people arrested under public safety Act, failing which he should appear in person. The direction was passed after senior advocate Syed Tassadque Hussain submitted before the court that no […]

HC directs govt to consider release of trade union leader within week

Srinagar: The J&K high Court has directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to consider release of prominent trade union leader and businessman Mohammad Yasin Khan so that he can visit grave of his mother who died last month. The court of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while hearing the plea filed by Khan’s wife Sheeba Khan […]

Talk to jailed Palhalan youth, family, orders High Court

Directs DC Bla to submit report within 2 weeks

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed district magistrate Baramulla to hold an interaction with a jailed youth and his family for recording his satisfaction and framing an opinion about his welfare. Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat of Palhallan, Pattan, who is a class 12 student with 45 percent disability, was arrested under Public Safety Act […]

High Court summons BOPEE chairman for not granting admission to differently-abled student

High Court summons BOPEE chairman for not granting admission to differently-abled student

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday sought personal appearance of chairman Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance examination (JKBOPEE) to explain why admission was not granted to a differently-abled candidate despite the court order. The aggrieved candidate Vasundhara Sharma informed the court that despite the October 15 judgment granting her admission to the […]

Lok Adalat cannot convict accused or impose fine: HC

Has powers only to compound offences if provided by law

Lok Adalat cannot convict accused or impose fine: HC

Srinagar: The Lok Adalat has no jurisdiction to convict an accused or impose a fine as punishment, the J&K High Court has held. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while hearing a plea from one Mushtaq Ahmad Pahalwan and another person convicted by National Lok Adalat in a case registered under Public Gambling Act 1977 in 2013 said […]

Transfer prerogative of government, orders High Court

Dismisses employee’s plea

Transfer prerogative of government, orders High Court

Srinagar: An employee holding a transferable post has no right to insist that he should be allowed to serve at a particular place for a particular period, the High Court has said. The Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Rashid Ali Dar while dismissing a petition from one Mohammad Maqbool Shah remarked […]