Allegations of sexual harassment levelled by an additional district judge in Madhya Pradesh against a High Court judge should be inquired into fairly and appropriate action should be taken, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday.
Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan on Thursday said it was quite clear that CBI and IB were induced to do a "hatchet job" to scuttle the elevation of eminent lawyer Gopal Subramanium to the Supreme Court bench.
The new government was for a stable, transparent and investment friendly regime and for "good governance good legal regime is very necessary", said Ravi Shankar Prasad who took charge as Union Law Minister on Tuesday.
The Aam Aadmi Party defended Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti even as pressure mounted on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for removal of the controversial Law Minister for allegedly leading a group of assaulters in a midnight raid in South Delhi last week.
Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, indicted by a court for "tampering of evidence" in a case he appeared as a defence lawyer, has informed the Bar Council of Delhi that he intends to surrender his licence to practice law.
The National Commission for Women today took suo motu cognisance of media reports that some women foreign nationals were allegedly forcibly held captive and made to undergo medical tests to find out if they had consumed drugs on the orders of the Law Minister.
CBI has written to the Law Minister expressing reservations over the new provisions introduced through Lokpal where the agency will have to take the nod of Central Vigilance Commission before filing charge sheets in cases referred by the anti-corruption watchdog.
A senior Pakistani provincial minister was among eight people killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive laden vest at the politician`s home in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, police said.
The Pakistan government was forced on Saturday to remove Law Minister Zahid Hamid for his links with the regime of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is likely to face trial on a charge of high treason.
Taking charge as the Law Minister, Kapil Sibal Monday said he would work to ensure that legal processes do not pose impediment to economic growth and will try to evolve a system for appointment of judges in a transparent manner.