Important cases heard by the Supreme Court on August 8 (Monday) * SC granted interim protection from arrest to Navika Kumar in connection with FIRs lodged against her over controversial remarks made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on the Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate moderated by the news anchor.
* SC said that prayer made in a plea seeking guidelines for identification of minorities at the district level is ”contrary” to the law as the religious and linguistic minority status have to be considered state-wise.
* SC granted interim bail to Anil Kumar Sharma, ex-CMD of Amrapali Group of Companies, on medical grounds after he complained of post-surgery complications
* SC advised the Patna High Court to ”drop” disciplinary proceedings against a Bihar judicial officer, who has challenged his suspension by the high court.
* SC refused to interfere with an order of the Armed Force Tribunal (AFT) granting a pension to an Army jawan, who was discharged from service due to his alcohol dependency.