Kavitha Lankesh v. State of Karnataka

Control of Organised Crimes Act, 2000 (Karnataka) – Ss 3 and 24 (1)(a) – Cognizance of and investigation into an offence – At the stage of granting prior approval under Section 24(1)(a) of the 2000 Act, the competent authority is not required to wade through the material placed by the Investigating Agency before him along with the proposal for grant of prior approval to ascertain the specific role of each accused.

Safir v. Sajid

Stamp Act, 1959 (Kerala) – Section 2 (a) – “bond” – For an instrument to partake the character of a bond an obligation must have been created in the instrument itself – A specific acknowledgment in the agreement of an amount that is outstanding to be paid as on the date of execution of the document, the same can only be construed as an agreement and it does not partake the character of a bond as defined in Section 2(a) of the Act.

P.M. Salim v. Vasudevan Namboothiri

Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 – Amendment of Pleadings – Whether a categorical and wilful admission made in the pleadings can be strike down by filing an amendment application ?

Unnikrishnan v. State of Kerala

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (Pocso Act) – The consequence of not proving the age of the victim is that the accused cannot be found guilty of any offence under the Act.