Whether black money act is retrospectively applicable?

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed a judgment on 15.10.2019 in an appeal filed by the Union of India against an interim order dated 16.05.2019 passed by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court in a writ petition filed by Mr. Gautam Khaitan restraining the Union of India from taking any action against […]

Jurisdiction determined as per Section 42 and the doctrine of Forum Conveniens

Aasma Mohammed Farooq and Ors. v. Union of India and Ors. Link to Judgement / MANU/DE/4514/2018 In this case a writ petition had been filed before the Delhi High Court (Court) challenging the provisions of Section 5(1), 5(5), 8(3), 8(5) and 8(6) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (‘Act’). The Petitioners sought quashing […]

Independence of proceedings of Special Courts and Enforcement Authorities under PMLA

Case: Navdeep Singh vs. Assistant Director, Directorate of Enforcement Judgement Copy¬†/ MANU/PH/1764/2018 In this case before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana (Court), the petitioner, Navdeep Singh, had filed a petition for quashing of complaint under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). Prior to this, there was specific information with the police […]

Court allows simultaneous proceedings against directors for alleged antitrust violation

Introduction On 18 December 2018 the division bench of the Delhi High Court (comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao) reconfirmed its earlier decision in Cadila(1) and held that simultaneous inquiries could be undertaken into Monsanto and its directors and officers for their alleged violation of the Competition Act 2002 (for further […]