HC seeks report of work on various bridges

HC seeks report of work on various bridges

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed government authorities to file an affidavit indicating clearly the status of bridges completed and made functional. Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Sanjay Dhar noted that at one point of time a statement was made by the Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) that the completion […]

Court summons police officer in Kashmirfight case

Court summons police officer in Kashmirfight case

Srinagar: A trial court at Srinagar on Monday issued notice to the Station House Officer, Kothi Bagh police station, to remain present in court on August 28 in connection with the Kashmirfight blog case. The police had failed to submit investigation report and FIR contentions before the court in this case. The Chief Judicial Magistrate […]

HC quashes another PSA order as ‘illegal, bad in law’

HC quashes another PSA order as ‘illegal, bad in law’

Srinagar: “Keeping a person under preventive custody without compelling reasons and depriving him from making an effective representation renders detention order illegal and bad in law,” the J&K High Court once again said on Monday while directing government authorities to release a resident of Shopian district who was slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) prior […]

Neither under-trial nor court can choose the jail: HC

Neither under-trial nor court can choose the jail: HC

Srinagar: “An under-trial has no right of choice for his lodgement/jail, nor the trial court is authorised to specify a particular lodgement of an under-trial,” the J&K High Court on Saturday ruled on the plea of some under-trials who had prayed not to be lodged outside Kashmir jails. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while dismissing the plea […]

Re-registration of vehicles: HC finds no mention of legal provision in Transport dept’s ‘statement of facts’

Re-registration of vehicles: HC finds no mention of legal provision in Transport dept’s ‘statement of facts’

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has sought a response within a month from the Transport Commissioner, the Commissioner/Secretary of the transport department, and the in-charge Regional Transport officer (RTO), Kashmir, to explain under what provision of the Motor Vehicles Act the department can realise ‘tax again’ on a vehicle on which a lifetime’s tax has […]

Srinagar woman faces dead-end in quest to find ancestral property

Srinagar woman faces dead-end in quest to find ancestral property

Patwari of Anchar not appointed for 3 months, Tehsildar least bothered Srinagar: It has been many months now that Rafiqa Banu of Srinagar has been looking for revenue records of her ancestral property that belongs to her and her three sisters. To Banu’s dismay, the Patwari of her Halqa, Anchar, has not been appointed for […]

HC directs SE PHE to appear in person

HC directs SE PHE to appear in person

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday directed Superintending Engineer PHE to be personally present before the court to explain why the stagnated water from the residential areas of Badamibagh Cantonment area in Sonwar has not been drained out. The court referred to an order dated 3 April, 2015 wherein respondents were directed to take […]

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