2012 yearender: Cases against Kasab, Bollywood stars dominate Maha legal scene
The arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi drew public attention. The high court came down heavily on police for arresting him on “frivolous grounds” and “without application of mind”. The court also granted him bail observing that police had “breached” his “freedom of speech and expression”.
In a glittering event this year, the Bombay High Court celebrated the completion of 150 years of its building.
Salman, an accused in a 2002 hit-and-run case, received a setback when an RTI activist moved a court in December alleging that he had delayed the trial by five years deliberately by colluding with police. The court asked the actor to answer the charges of giving false information and producing wrong witnesses.
In another development, Pakistani singer Sami got relief when the Bombay High Court in June granted divorce to him and UAE citizen Sabah Galadari. Adnan had married Sabah in 2001, divorced her in 2004 and remarried her in 2007.
Their relation, however, soured again and Sabah moved a family court for divorce in 2009. She also filed a case under Domestic Violence Act against Adnan.
Eight years after fighting a legal battle, filmmaker Bhandarkar got an upper hand for the first time when the Supreme Court, in November, quashed the ongoing criminal proceedings against him on allegations of rape
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