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Wamiq Farooq Killing: Court issued fresh notices against two cops

To be presented before court on December 1st Legal Correspondent Srinagar, November 20: A local court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant against two cop accused in killing of teenager Wamiq Farooq in 2010. Court of Forest Magistrate Srinagar B A Munshi issued fresh non-bailable warrants against accused Abdul Khaliq Sofi (Assistant Sub-Inspector) and SPO Mohammad Akram and asked SSP Srinagar to execute ... Read More »

HC directs Government to frame standard criteria for engagement of PROs by Ministers

Strictures passed against then SSP Jammu Jammu, Nov 20:  Justice Tashi Rabstan of Jammu Kashmir High Court Jammu Wing in an important Judgment, passed in a writ petition filed by Prof. S.K. Bhalla, directed the State Government to frame some standard criteria for engagement of PROs by the Ministers and other higher-ups and directed the State that this entire exercise ... Read More »

HC fumes as Commissioner Secretary Finance, Planning, HUDD failed to appear in court

“We can use coercive measures to ensure their presence“ Legal Correspondent Srinagar, November 19: High court on Thursday declined to exempt commissioner secretaries of finance, planning and HUD departments from personal appearance  in the court. Division bench of high court had asked them to appear personally in the court for explaining their position on various issues related to Dal Lake. However ... Read More »

HC stays introduction of E-stamping in J&K

Legal Correspondent Srinagar, November 19: High Court on Thursday stayed the introduction of e-stamping facility in the state after stamp vendors approached court terming its introduction in state as illegal under article 370. About 309 members of Stamp Vendors Association Srinagar approached high court against the government move to introduce e-stamping in the state. A single bench of justice Husnain Masoodi ... Read More »

Justice TS Thakur to be Next Chief Justice of India

PTI NEW DELHI:  Justice TS Thakur would succeed Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Thakur, the senior-most judge of the apex court, will take over as the CJI after Justice Dattu retires on December 2. His name was recommended to the government by Justice Dattu on Monday, official sources said. After the law ministry clears ... Read More »

Law deptt to hire PPs with 7 years work experience

All new engagements as per rule: Law minister Srinagar, Oct 31 (KNS): After facing public ire over appointment of law officers for different departments, the Law department has decided to hire public prosecutors with an experience of seven years. The decision has been taken after the recommendations by a four member committee which was headed by Advocate General Jahangir Iqbal ... Read More »

HC stays KAS results

Aspirants identified ‘23 wrong questions’ Legal Correspondent Srinagar, October 28: State High Court has stayed the result of Combined Preliminary Examinations of Civil Services declared by JK Public Service commission earlier this month after candidates identified about 23 wrong questions in question papers. A single bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar stayed the result after four aspirants approached court seeking ... Read More »

HC fumes over delay in relief

Centre dealing with flood relief issue in a lifeless manner Legal Correspondent Srinagar, October 28 High Court has expressed displeasure over the delay in granting relief to the flood victims and granted last opportunity to the centre to divulge stand on the additional relief package of Rupees 44000 crores. A division bench comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice ... Read More »

HC asked government to clear stand on land encroachment  Jammu, Oct 26:  State High Court has asked government to inform them about the mechanism to be evolved by it to remove encroachments and subsequent restoration of more than 20 lac kanals of state land to its original status.  A Division Bench comprising Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice B.S. Walia  ... Read More »

HC pulls Govt over cement factories’ violation

KC News Bureau Srinagar, October 26:High court has accepted to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to cement factories of the valley to adhere to the safety measure to prevent, control and abate the environmental pollution caused by these plants. A division bench comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Tashi Rabstan accepted the petition as PIL ... Read More »