The Bench of Justice Mohan Lal has observed that the High Court having the territorial/geographical limits where the offences are allegedly committed has the power/jurisdiction u/s 438 of Code of Criminal Procedure for granting anticipatory bail, and High Court of each State shall exercise its powers within the State without encroaching upon or interfering within the jurisdiction of other High Courts.
The Division Bench of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh comprising of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Mohd. Akram Chowdhary has opined that the issue with regard to jurisdiction qua the service disputes of the employees belonging to various Municipal Committees, Councils and Corporation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh requires a detailed decision by this Court after hearing all concerned.
The High Court of J&K and Ladakh has observed that the holder of Shamilat land has got the same rights in respect of the land as in the proprietary land and if a portion of Shamilat land comes under acquisition, holder thereof is entitled to its compensation in the same manner as in the case of proprietary land.
the High Court of J&K and Ladakh comprising of Justice Mohan Lal Manhas has observed that even if prima facie case is established against accused, the approach of the court in granting bail should be that the accused should not be detained by way of punishment, and regarding influencing of witnesses, the material witnesses cannot be expected to be win over by the accused.
The Hon'ble Chief Justice of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh Court has issued fresh guidelines/directions for hearing and filing of cases in the High Court and Subordinate Courts.
The Court observed that there is a contradiction in the order passed by the Court below. While on one hand, the learned Magistrate appears to be satisfied that cognizable offences seemed to have been committed on the basis of averments made in the complaint, on the other hand, the learned Magistrate has forwarded the complaint to be looked into by the Crime Branch with a further direction to register a case only if some cognizable offences are found to have been committed.