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February 24 2022
Did You Know: Proof of the demand for a bribe is necessary to convict corrupt officials
The Supreme Court has said that to hold a public servant guilty of corruption, it is not enough if tainted currency notes are recovered from their possession. There needs to be proof that the public servant demanded a bribe. Without such proof of demand, the public servant cannot be held guilty of using corrupt or […]
February 26 2022
Has a public servant ever asked you for a bribe? How does Indian law tackle corruption?
The Supreme Court has temporarily suspended a Karnataka High Court order upholding a corruption complaint against Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. The case was initiated through a complaint filed by a private investor alleging corruption in a housing project proposal for middle and low – income groups in Bengaluru. Who can be punished for […]
February 23 2022
Putting an end to corruption: Why is the Lokpal important?
BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking to establish special anti-corruption courts in every district within one year, to decide cases related to various economic offences. In this context, let us look at an important mechanism against corruption – the Lokpal. What is the […]
February 21 2022
5 things you didn’t know about Cybercrime
The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked all States to examine and register First Information Reports (FIRs) based on the complaints received on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal – www.cybercrime.gov.in. As per data available with the Ministry, only 2.5% of total complaints registered on the portal are converted into FIRs. Which laws govern cybercrime in […]
February 26 2022
5 things the Supreme Court said about Police Reforms
The Supreme Court has said that its 2006 judgement of Prakash Singh v. Union of India, which dealt with police reforms, is used only periodically to suit the occasion, and the directions in the judgement have not been implemented seriously. In this context, let us look at the Supreme Court’s directions in the 2006 […]
March 11 2022
Can a person who complains about a drug-related crime also investigate the crime?
In India, narcotic drugs like charas (hemp), ganja, opium etc. are regulated by the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act). The Act punishes the manufacture, possession, sale and use of these drugs. In a judgement today, the Supreme Court discussed a situation where a person who files a complaint (complainant) under the […]
February 27 2022
Is a Whatsapp group administrator legally responsible for objectionable content on the group?
Trigger Warning: This post contains information about online abuse which some readers may find disturbing. The Bombay High Court has said that it cannot punish a Whatsapp group administrator if a group member posts objectionable content, unless there was common intention or a prearranged plan between the member and the administrator. Groups on […]