Replacing Justice UU Lalit, Supreme Court judge Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud (62) took the oath of office as India’s 50th Chief Justice on Wednesday. At Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office for the position of Chief Justice of India on Wednesday morning. The appointment of Justice Chandrachud will last until November 10, 2024.
Justice Lalit named Justice DY Chandrachud as his successor on October 11. On October 17, President Murmu chose him to be the new Chief Justice of India. Recently, the Union Law Ministry began the procedure for selecting the new Chief Justice of India, requesting a recommendation from the departing CJI.
Justice Chandrachud remarked that serving the country was his top goal after taking the oath and paying respects at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Supreme Court.
“To serve the nation is my priority. We’ll protect all the citizens of India, be it in terms of technology or registry reforms, or judicial reforms,” the CJI said to the reporters after taking the oath.
He took over the position 44 years after his father, Justice YV Chandrachud, who served as the nation’s 16th Chief Justice from February 2 1978 to July 11 1985.
Justice Chandrachud, who was born in 1959, was selected as a Supreme Court of India judge on May 13, 2016. Chandrachud, who was the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, finished his LLB at Delhi University’s Campus Law Centre before attending Harvard Law School in the United States, where he also earned an LLM and a doctorate in judicial sciences.
Prior to being named Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Justice Chandrachud, served as a judge in the Bombay High Court. In addition, from 1998 until his appointment as a judge in the Bombay High Court, he was India’s Additional Solicitor General. The Bombay High Court named him a senior counsel in June 1998.
Just because you don’t like Mr Modi doesn’t mean India is under threat: Harish Salve | Interview
Senior advocate at Supreme Court, former Solicitor General of India and King’s Counsel Harish Salve, in an exclusive interaction with Nation Next, speaks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi, recent gruesome murder of Shraddha Walker involving her boyfriend Aftab Poonawala, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and much more!
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Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son in money laundering case
Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh in money laundering case
In a major development, Special Court granted bail to former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh on Monday in an alleged money laundering case. Hrishikesh, who was arraigned as an accused in the chargesheet, was granted bail after a special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) recorded his appearance.
He had filed an application through his advocate Aniket Nikam after appearing before the court and requesting the same to accept his appearance and grant him bail.
Hrishikesh also pointed out that the accusations in the ED’s case were confined to the alleged acts of omission and commission by his father in his capacity as the former home minister from January 2020 to April 2021. The plea also cited that the former home minister had already been granted bail in the case by the Bombay High Court.
The court had in February this year issued summons to Hrishikesh after ED submitted its complaint (chargesheet) in the case.
Bombay High Court granted bail to NCP leader Anil Deshmukh in October this year in the same case. While Deshmukh had secured the bail in the ED case, he remains in custody in connection with the CBI case registered against him in April last year.
Over 10,000 divorces in past 5 years in Nashik, 50% due to mobile phones
More than 10,000 cases of divorces were filed in Nashik at Maharashtra in the past five years, out of which 50 percent of the divorces occurred due to the usage of mobile phones by the couples. Looking at the statistics, it has been found that around 15 couples file for divorce every day in the family court at Nashik.
ABP reported that as many as 6,638 divorce cases were filed in the family court in five years from 2018 to October 2022, out of which, 5460 cases were settled in court.
In 2018, 1282 cases were filed, 1050 cases were settled, 1540 divorces took place and 308 compromises were made. Similarly in 2019, 1331 cases were filed, 132 cases were settled claims, 1715 divorces took place, 324 compromises were made.
In 2020, 1144 cases were filed, 656 cases were settled, 2080 divorces took place, 447 compromises were made. In 2021, 1495 cases were filed, 1223 cases were settled, 2327 divorces took place and 472 compromises were made. According to these statistics, the number of settled divorce claims has increased in the last two years. In 2022, 1386 cases were filed, 1399 cases were, 2352 divorces took place and 243 compromises were made.