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Grishma Vekariya murder case: Convict Fenil Goyani challenges death penalty in HC

Surat/Ahmedabad: Grishma Vekariya murder convict Fenil Goyani has challenged the death sentence awarded to him in the Gujarat High Court. The court has admitted the plea. Fenil had been sentenced to be hanged till death by the Sessions court in Surat. While pronouncing the verdict, the court had termed the case “rarest of rare”. The...

Gujarat HC’s Justice JB Pardiwala elevated as Supreme Court judge

  New Delhi: Justice JB Pardiwala of the Gujarat High Court has been elevated as a Supreme Court judge. Along with him, Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court in Assam, too, has been elevated to the Apex Court. “In exercise of the power conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India,...

How can you decide what others should eat: Gujarat HC pulls up AMC for ban on sale of non-veg food on streets

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court lashed out at the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for prohibiting sale of non-vegetarian food on the streets. The HC asked the civic body how it could decide what people should eat outside. “You don’t like non-veg food. It is your lookout,” the bench of Justice Biren Vaishnav remarked, adding, “How can...

‘Sabarmati river remains polluted despite huge funds’: Gujarat HC lashes out at AMC, GPCB

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court came down heavily on the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for failure to curb pollution in the Sabarmati river. The HC pointed out that the Centre had allocated Rs 200 crore for stopping pollution in the river. Yet, the situation has only worsened, the...

Supreme Court sets aside furlough granted to Narayan Sai

Gujarat government had approached Supreme Court after High Court granted 2-week furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court’s order granting 14-day furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai was set aside by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Gujarat government had challenged the HC’s order in the Apex Court. A single-judge...

Justice Aravind Kumar takes oath as Gujarat Chief Justice

Ahmedabad: Justice Aravind Kumar took charge as the new Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court on Wednesday morning. His appointment had been notified by the Centre recently, along with appointment of other CJs. Justice Aravind Kumar, who is from Karnataka High Court, became a lawyer in 1987. He was elevated as additional judge of Karnataka...

Dinu Bogha Solanki gets conditional bail in Amit Jethava murder case

Ahmedabad: In a major respite for former BJP MP from Junagadh Dinu Bogha Solanki, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted him conditional bail in the Amit Jethava murder case. The former parliamentarian had been sentenced to life imprisonment along with six others for murder of Jethava, an RTI activist. The HC suspended the sentence,...

13 high courts, including Gujarat, to get new Chief Justices; SC collegium recommends names to Centre

Thirteen high courts across India, including the Gujarat High Court, are going to get new Chief Justices (CJs). Notably, the Supreme Court collegium has eight names to the Union government for elevation, whereas five sitting CJs are likely to be transferred to other high courts. Elevations The names recommended for elevation include acting chief justice...

Gujarat HC declines state’s plea for modification of order on anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav on Thursday refused to entertain a plea by the state government seeking a rectification in an earlier order passed by the bench concerning the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021. Notably, the high court had on August 19 stayed...

Centre clears 9 names for elevation as Supreme Court judges, two from Gujarat

The Union government has reportedly cleared the nine names, including three women judges, sent by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as judges of the apex court. The list also features two names from the Gujarat High Court—Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bela Trivedi. Following the approval, the names have been sent to the...

Pleas challenging liquor prohibition maintainable, rules Gujarat High Court

Petitioners had challenged the liquor prohibition law on the ground that it was a violation of the right to privacy Ahmedabad: In a setback to the state government, the Gujarat High Court on Monday held that the writ petitions challenging liquor prohibition in Gujarat are maintainable. The final hearing has been scheduled for October 12....

Two Gujarat High Court judges recommended for elevation to Supreme Court

Two Gujarat High Court judges—Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bela Trivedi—have been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for elevation to the apex court, according to media reports. The Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended the elevation of Karnataka High Court’s Justice BV Nagarathna who may...