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Before :- Dr. Arijit Pasayat & P.P. Naolekar, JJ.
Criminal Appeal No. 339 of 2002. D/d. 18.7.2007

State of Maharashtra - Appellant
Raju Bhaskar Potphode - Respondent

For the Appellant :- Ravindra Keshavarao Adsure, Advocate.
For the Respondent :- U.U. Lalit, Sr. Advocate with Ms. Aparna Bhat, Advocate.


Dr. Arijit Pasayat, J. - Challenge in this appeal is to the judgment rendered by a Division Bench of the Bombay High Court directing acquittal of respondent-Raju Bhaskar Potphode (hereinafter referred to as the 'accused'). Accused was found guilty of the offence punishable under Sections 302 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (in short the 'IPC') and sentenced to undergo imprisonment for life by learned Additional Sessions Judge, Greater Bombay, in Sessions Case No. 355 of 1993. Accusations which led to the trial of the accused was that he had on 7.2.1993 at about 4.30 p.m. committed the murder of one Sunil Gore (hereinafter referred to as the 'deceased') by stabbing with a knife.

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Before :- Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday Umesh Lalit, JJ.
Criminal Appeal No. 2068 of 2017 (Arising Out of Special Leave Petition (Crl.) No. 10700 of 2015). D/d. 5.12.2017.

B. Sunitha - Appellant
State of Telengana & Anr. - Respondents

For the Appellant :- Baij Nath Patel, Ms. Sweta, Ms. Romila, K. Parameshwar, G. Seshagiri Rao, Advocates.
For the Respondents :- S. Udaya Kumar Sagar, Mrityunjai Singh, R. Santhnan Krishnan, Aditya Kr., C.S.N. Mohan Rao, Advocates.

Cases Referred :

C. Manohar v. B.R. Poornima, (2004) Crl.L.J 4436.
In the matter of Mr. G., a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, (1955) 1 SCR 490 at 494.
J.S. Vasu v. State of Punjab, (1994) 1 SCC 184.
M/s. Modi Cements Ltd. v. Kuchil Kumar Nandi, (1998) 3 SCC 249.
Mahipal Singh Rana Advocate v. State of Uttar Pradesh, (2016) 8 SCC 335.
O.P. Sharma v. State of Punjab, (2011) 6 SCC 86.
R.D. Saxena v. Balram Prasad Sharma, (2000) 7 SCC 264.
R.K. Anand v. Delhi High Court, (2009) 8 SCC 106.
Re: K.L. Gauba, AIR 1954 Bom 478.
Tahil Ram Issardas Sadarangani v. Ramchand Issardas Sadarangani, 1993 Supp. (3) SCC 256.
V.C. Rangadurai v. D. Gopalan, (1979) 1 SCC 308.


Adarsh Kumar Goel, J. - This appeal has been preferred against the order dated 14th October, 2015 of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad in CRLP No.3526 of 2015, thereby, the High Court declined to quash the proceedings initiated against the appellant under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(`the Act').

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Before :- K. Subba Rao, K.C. Das Gupta and Raghubar Dayal, JJ.
Criminal Appeal No. 58 of 1962. D/d. 19.3.1964.

Dahyabhai Chhaganbhai Thakkar - Appellant
State of Gujarat - Respondent

For the Appellant :- Mr. B.K. Banerjee, Amicus Curiae.
For the Respondent :- Mr. D. R. Prem, Senior Advocate, M/s. R.H. Dhebar and B. R.G.K. Achar, Advocates.

Cases Referred :

K.M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra, (1962) Supp (1) SCR 567.
Kamla Singh v. State, AIR 1955 Patna 209.
Ramhitram v. State of Madhya Pradesh, AIR 1956 Nagpur 187.
H. M. Advocate v. Fraser (1878) 4 Couper 70.
Tahsildar Singh v. State of U.P., (1959) Supp (2) SCR 875 at p. 903.


Subba Rao, J. - This appeal raises the question of the defence of insanity for an offence under Section 302 of the Indian Penal code.

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Before :- Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta, JJ.
Writ Petitions (Civil) Nos. 13029 of 1985. D/d. 17.11.2017.

M.C. Mehta - Petitioners
Union of India & Ors. - Respondents

For the Petitioners :- Harish N. Salve, Sr. Advocate (A.C.), Ms. Aparajita Singh, (A.C.), A.D.N. Rao, (A.C.), Siddhartha Chowdhury, (A.C.), Petitioner-In-Person.
For the Respondents :- A.N.S. Nadkarni, ASG, S. Wasim A. Qadri, D.L. Chidanand, Ritesh Kumar, Zaid Ali, Saeed Qadri, S.S. Rebello, Ms. Nivedita Nair, Abhisehk Bharadwaj, Jai Dehadrai, Ms. Divya Prakash Pandey, Ajit Yadav, Ms. Saudamini Sharma, Ms. Pallavi Chopra, G.S. Makker, Ajit Yadav, Advocates.
For the CPCB :- Vijay Panjwani, Advocate
For the U.P. :- Ms. Aishwarya Bhati, AAG, Ms. Rachna Gupta, Siddhant S. Malik, Advocates.
For the Haryana :- Anil Grover, AAG, Ms. Noopur Singhal, Satish Kumar, Ajay Bansal, Gaurav Yadav, Sanjay Kr. Visen, Samir Ali Khan, Advocates.
For the Rajasthan :- S.S. Shamshery, AAG, Amit Sharma, Ankit Raj, Ms. Indira Bhakar, Ms. Ruchi Kohli, Advocates.
For the NCT :- Chirag M. Shroff, Ms. Neha Sangwan, B.K. Prasad, M/s. S. Narain, Advocates.
For the Mercedes Benz :- Gopal Subramanium, Sr. Adv., Akshat Hansaria, Amit K. Mishra, Pavan Bhushan, Ritesh Bajaj, Advocates.


Report Nos. 72 and 76
On 13.11.2017, we had reserved orders on various applications filed for recall of the order dated 24.10.2017 regarding the ban on use of furnace oil and pet coke in the States of U.P., Haryana and Rajasthan.
2. Today, the learned ASG has placed before us a decision taken by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of the Government of India on 15.11.2017 requiring the Central Pollution Control Board to issue a direction under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 to the States of U.P., Haryana and Rajasthan prohibiting any industry, operation or processes using pet coke and furnace oil as fuel with immediate effect until further orders. It is clarified by the learned ASG that this is with respect to entire State and not only NCR region.

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Before:- Madan B. Lokur, Prafulla C. Pant and Deepak Gupta, JJ.
Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) No. 2009 of 2017. D/d. 16.8.2017.

Rakesh Kumar Paul - Petitioner
State of Assam - Respondents

Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) No. 2176 of 2017.
For the Petitioner :- Wajeeh Shafiq, Advocate.
For the Respondent :- Debojit Borkakati, Advocate.

Cases Referred :

Aswini Kumar Ghose v. Arabinda Bose, AIR 1952 SC 369.
Bandhua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India, (1984) 3 SCC 161.
Bhupinder Singh v. Jarnail Singh, 2006(3) R.C.R. (Criminal) 677 : (2006) 6 SCC 277.
Dr. Bipin Shantilal Panchal v. State of Gujarat, 1996(1) R.C.R.(Criminal) 505 : (1996) 1 SCC 718.
Dr. Upendra Baxi (I) v. State of Uttar Pradesh, (1983) 2 SCC 308.
Hitendra Vishnu Thakur v. State of Maharashtra, 1994(3) R.C.R.(Criminal) 156 : (1994) 4 SCC 602.
Hussainara Khatoon v. State of Bihar, (1980) 1 SCC 98.
Jugalkishore Saraf v. Raw Cotton Co. Ltd., AIR 1955 SC 376.
Kanai Lal Sur v. Paramnidhi Sadhukhan, AIR 1957 SC 907.
Khatri v. State of Bihar, (1981) 1 SCC 627.
Kiran Chander Asri v. State of Haryana, 2015(4) R.C.R.(Criminal) 421 : 2015(4) Recent Apex Judgments (R.A.J.) 652 : (2016) 1 SCC 578.
Kishore Singh Ravinder Dev v. State of Rajasthan, (1981) 1 SCC 503.
Mohamed Iqbal Madar Sheikh v. State of Maharashtra, 1996(1) R.C.R.(Criminal) 510 : (1996) 1 SCC 722.
Mohammed Ajmal Mohammad Amir Kasab v. State of Maharashtra, 2012(4) R.C.R.(Criminal) 417 : 2012(4) Recent Apex Judgments (R.A.J.) 544 : (2012) 9 SCC 1.
Nimmagadda Prasad v. Central Bureau of Investigation, 2013(3) R.C.R.(Criminal) 175 : 2013(3) Recent Apex Judgments (R.A.J.) 631 : 2013 (7) SCC 466.
Paramjit Kaur (Mrs.) v. State of Punjab, 1996(1) R.C.R.(Criminal) 282 : (1996) 7 SCC 20.
People's Union for Democratic Rights v. Union of India, AIR 1982 SC 1473.
Prakash Singh v. Union of India, 2006(4) R.C.R.(Criminal) 439 : (2006) 8 SCC 1.
Rajeev Chaudhary v. State (NCT) of Delhi), 2001(2) R.C.R.(Criminal) 754 : (2001) 5 SCC 34.
Rajoo @ Ramakant v. State of Madhya Pradesh, 2012(3) R.C.R.(Criminal) 1005 : 2012(4) Recent Apex Judgments (R.A.J.) 225 : (2012) 8 SCC 553.
Rubabbuddin Sheikh v. State of Gujarat, (2007) 4 SCC 318.
Sanjay Dutt v. State through C.B.I., Bombay, 1994(3) R.C.R.(Criminal) 684 : (1994) 5 SCC 410.
Sheela Barse v. State of Maharashtra, (1983) 2 SCC 96.
Suk Das v. Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh, 1986(2) R.C.R.(Criminal) 437 : (1986) 2 SCC 401.
Sunil Batra II v. Home Secretary, Delhi Administration, (1980) 3 SCC 488.
Uday Mohanlal Acharya v. State of Maharashtra, 2001(2) R.C.R.(Criminal) 452 : (2001) 5 SCC 453.
Union of India v. Nirala Yadav, 2014(3) R.C.R.(Criminal) 534 : 2014(4) Recent Apex Judgments (R.A.J.) 265 : (2014) 9 SCC 457.


Madan B. Lokur, J. - In Measure for Measure the Duke complains (in the given situation): "And liberty plucks justice by the nose".[8]The truth is that personal liberty cannot be compromised at the altar of what the State might perceive as justice - justice for one might be perceived as injustice for another. We are therefore unable to agree with learned counsel for the State that the petitioner is not entitled to his liberty through what is commonly referred to as `default bail' or that the justice of the case should persuade us to decide otherwise.

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Before:- R. Banumathi and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, JJ.
Civil Appeal No. 5369 of 2017 (Arising out of SLP(C) No. 34653 of 2016). D/d. 19.4.2017.

Kalyan Dey Chowdhury - Appellant
Rita Dey Chowdhury Nee Nandy - Respondent

For the Appellant :- Rajan K. Chourasia, Advocate.
For the Respondents :- Mrs Sarla Chandra, Ms. Supriya Juneja, Ms. Mehaak Jaggi, Advocates.

R. Banumathi, J. - Leave granted.
2. Challenge in this appeal is to the order dated 15.09.2016 passed by the High Court at Calcutta in RVW No.85 of 2016 in C.O. No.4228 of 2012, reviewing an order dated 02.02.2015 passed earlier in an application filed under Section 25(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, thereby enhancing the amount of maintenance from L 16,000/- per month to L 23,000/- per month.

Puneet Batish Advocate

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