Court Cautions High Courts Against Passing Orders Asking Police not to take “Coercive Steps”

SC cautions High Courts to not use their inherent powers on 'whim and caprice' while issuing 'no coercive steps' orders to police.

29th Apr 2021



Mukesh v State of Tripura

The Supreme Court will decide whether to quash the FIRs against 102 people, out of which 4 were arrested, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) for criticising the handling of the communal violence in Tripura. The Court will also decide whether Sections 2(1)(o), 13 and 45(d)(5) of the UAPA are constitutional.


Next Hearing: November 17, 2021

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Bench:N.V. Ramana CJI, A.S. Bopanna J, Hima Kohli J


Vijay Madanlal Choudhary v Union of India

The Supreme Court upheld the wide investigative powers of the Directorate of Enforcement and the restrictive bail conditions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.


Javed Akhtar v State of Gujarat

The Supreme Court is monitoring 22 alleged 'fake encounters' conducted by the Gujarat Police between 2002 and 2006.


Next Hearing:

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Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, Dinesh Maheshwari J, Sanjiv Khanna J