The Supreme Court, which will resume after nearly 50 days of summer vacation, will have a busy Monday when it is expected to issue judgments in several high-profile cases.
This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in several important matters, including the bail plea of P Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case; The fate of the newly formed Shiv Sena-BJP coalition government in Maharashtra; and the use of bulldozers by the administration in districts of Uttar Pradesh to demolish properties of those allegedly involved in violence during protests over remarks made against Prophet Mohammad by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
Let’s take a look at the cases for hearing today:
, Vijay Mallya: The Supreme Court will announce the punishment of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Monday in the contempt case of 2017. Mallya was found guilty of contempt for transferring $40 million to his children in violation of court orders. He was ordered to repay over ₹6,200 crore in bank loans and sued for contempt for failing to disclose a $40 million payment from British spirits maker Diageo.
, Abu Salem: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce judgment on a petition filed by gangster Abu Salem challenging the life sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case on the ground that his sentence cannot exceed 25 years. India Portugal in 2002 for his extradition. According to the cause list posted on the apex court’s website, a bench of Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundaresh will pronounce the verdict on Monday.
, Bhima Koregaon: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday a petition filed by P Varavara Rao, a Telugu poet and an accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, challenging an order of the Bombay High Court, which granted him permanent medical bail in the case. The prayer was rejected. A three-member bench of Justice UU Lalit, Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia is likely to take up the matter.
Rao, in his appeal against the order filed on April 13 through Bombay High Court’s counsel Nupur Kumar, said, “The petitioner, an 83-year-old renowned Telugu poet and orator, who served as an under-trial for more than two years in jail and is presently extended on bail on medical grounds by the Bombay High Court, respectfully submits that any further imprisonment will sound the death knell for him as aging and deteriorating health is a deadly combination.”
, Sidhu Musewala Case: The Supreme Court will hear on July 11 a plea filed by accused Lawrence Bishnoi’s father challenging the transit remand of his son to the Punjab Police. Lawrence is not getting legal representation in Punjab’s Mansa, according to Sangram Singh, his father’s lawyer. A bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala for hearing the matter on 11 July 2022 said that the Punjab Police should investigate the matter as the murder took place in Punjab. The court also directed the lawyer of Lawrence’s father to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court for obtaining legal aid counsel.
, Great Political Crisis: Sources told CNN-News18 that the Uddhav Thackeray camp is likely to mention the arguments related to the Maharashtra political fiasco before the Supreme Court on Monday. The matter was to be heard on July 11, but it was not listed in the morning. And now the legal team of Uddhav Camp is contemplating to mention the matter tomorrow.
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