Important Judgement Passed by the Supreme Court in India 2019 (Part 3): Download PDF

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : September 24th, 2020

Dear Aspirants, 

In continuation to our series, in this article, we are here providing the third part of the Important Judgements Passed by the Supreme Court in 2019.

9. Founder of Renowned Food-Chain Sarvana Bhavan held Guilty of Murder

The founder of the very famous South-Indian chain of restaurants Sarvana Bhavan, P. Rajagopal was accused of threatening, kidnapping and murdering his former employee so that he could marry the deceased’s wife Jeevajothi. The food-chain was spread all over the world. Things took a downfall for him in 2001 when he was so accused of the charges against him by the employee’s family.

  • The Madras High Court found him guilty of murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
  • Rajagopal then appealed to the apex court but got defeated there also and got sentenced to life imprisonment on March 29, 2019. Rajagopal was given time till July 2019 to surrender himself to the court and go to jail.
  • However, on July 18, 2019, he passed away due to massive cardiac arrest.

(Case Name: Pattu Rajan and others v/s State of Tamil Nadu)

 10. Sabarimala Case Verdict

The Ayyappa temple of Sabarimala has been into consideration by the apex court for several years now and still, the final words of the verdict could not be passed by the SCI.

  • The temple in Sabarimala was banned for entry of females by a plea filed by S. Mahendran in 1990.
  • In 2006, Indian Young Lawyers Association filed a plea seeking to grant entry to females of 10-50 years of age.
  • On September 28, 2018, with the ratio of 4:1, the bench decided to uplift the ban of women’s entry into the religious place as this may lead to gender discrimination and hinder the Right to Equality to females as stated clearly in our Indian Constitution.
  • 10 days later, the National Ayyappa Devotees Association appealed to review the decision so made by the SCI for uplifting the ban.
  • The SCI agreed to review their decision.
  • On November 14, 2019, the SCI referred this case to a larger bench of seven-judges as they were unable to determine questions relating to essential practices of religion.

(Case Name: Kantaru Rajeevaru v/s Indian Young Lawyers Association)

11. Divestment of CBI’s Director, Mr Alok Kumar Verma Nullified

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) received a complaint against the then Director of CBI Mr. Alok Kumar Verma against corruption charges.

  • Also, CBI not cooperating with the CVC in doing their enquiry. Verma on October 24, 2018, was sent on leave and Joint Director of CBI, M. Nageshwara Rao was made the interim chief for the period.
  • The main issue was whether or not Verma should have been sent on leave by the CVC without taking permission from the SCI.
  • A bench of three judges including Justice Gogoi, Justice K. M. Joseph and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul were to look into the case.
  • A writ petition was filed which challenged the decision taken by the centre to send Verma on a leave.
  • The apex court looked closely into the matter and on January 8, 2019, decided to bring back Mr Alok Kumar Verma to his originally deserved place and position with all his powers and duties.
  • Also, it should be noted that Verma was retired in the first week of February 2019.

(Case Name: Alok Verma v/s Union of India)

 12. Karnataka Law Grants Reservations in Employee Promotions: SCI Upholds

According to the Karnataka law, it grants reservations to the government employees who are of non-IAS cadre and belong to SC/ST category.

  • A similar law was enacted previously by the state government in 2011. At that time also the apex court said that it is necessary to provide things where there is scarcity and not where there is surplus.
  • In this case, as well, the state government constituted a committee to study the backwardness of the SC/ST community.
  • Priyank Kharge,  Social Welfare Minister of Karnataka said that there could be a huge impact on almost 60,000 non-IAS cadre government employees if reservations are not given to those communities.
  • On May 10, 2019, the SCI gave the decision that it stands firm with the Karnataka Law to grant reservations to the employee promotions.

(Case Name: BK Pavitra and others v/s Union of India)


Imp Judgement by SC 2019: Download PDF Part 3 

Imp Judgement passed by SC in 2019: Part 1

Imp Judgement passed by SC in 2019: Part 2


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Mridula Pandey
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Ankita YadavMay 24, 2020

Thankyou sir
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