> Socio legal petition – Sunny Punamiya

Socio-Legal Litigation

Overview

Sunny Punamiya has successfully initiated Public Interest Litigations concerning social and legal causes before the Hon’ble High Court. He has also accepted counsel briefs for genuine causes that promise to bring about a progressive change in the Society. Sunny Punamiya argues a socio-legal subject matter in the same passion and vigor as a private brief

#MeToo Petition

Narsimha Charitable Trust v. State of Maharashtra & Anr. [Criminal PIL (L) No. 46 of 2018]

The issue raised was to follow the guidelines as passed by the Supreme Court of India strictly in the case of Lalita Kumari v. Union of India with regards to reckless allegations leveled in light of #MeToo movement. Sunny is currently advising number of high-net individuals and corporate entities in dealing with Serious Fraud Investigation Office [SFIO] enquiries and Anti-Money Laundering compliances.

#Netflix Petition

Narsimha Charitable Trust v. Ministry of I & B [Cri. PIL(L) No. 16 of 2019

The issue raised in the Petition was the lack of regulation and censorship towards OTT Platforms like, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. As a result, vulgar and sensitive content was being exposed to under-aged children without concrete parental control.

#White-collar crimes

Parmeshwar Pandey v. State of Maharashtra [Cri. PIL (L) No. 13 of 2018

The issue was that the Hon’ble Courts in Mumbai must direct the investigating agencies to invoke the stringent Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Act, 1999 upon the Builders and Re-developers.   

#Online FIR

Parmeshwar Pandey v. State of Maharashtra [Cri.W.P. No. 652 of 2018]

The issue raised in the Petition was the failure of the police machinery in the State of Maharashtra to upload the First Information Reports online.  that the directions by the Supreme Court in Youth Bar Association v. Union of India to upload the FIR’s online is not being followed by the State of Maharashtra.

#VIP-Police Protection

Sunny Punamiya v. State of Maharashtra [OS PIL (L) No. 77 of 2016

The topic of private police protection to undeserving individuals was very close to the heart of Sunny Punamiya. He filed the Petition on his personal capacity. The Petition exposed the illegality of providing police personnel to VIP’s like Politicians, Bollywood personalities, RTI Activists etc. was highlighted before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court.

#protection to public servants

Sunny Punamiya v. State of Maharashtra [OS PIL (L) No. 36 of 2017]

The challenge in this Petition was to the amendments brought to s. 156(3) of Cr.P.C. in the year 2017, which unilaterally protected the public servant from any kind of criminal prosecution by the investigating agencies.

#MarinedriveLED

Sunny Punamiya v. MCGM & Anr. [OS PIL (L) 93 of 2015]

The failure to raise any Tender to award the work for installation of LED Lights on Marine Drive area was brought to the notice of the Hon’ble High Court.

#Trialbymedia

Prerna V. Arora v. Press Council of India [Cri. PIL (L) No. 2339 of 2020]

Prayed for amendments to Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 relating to Trial-by-Media in pending matters of criminal law.

#COVID

Geeta Bharat Jain v. State of Maharashtra [Cri. PIL-CJ-LD-VC-5/2020]

The Petition brought to the notice of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay the absence of precautions for the under-trial prisoners against COVID-19. The issue highlighted was the absence of testing, social distancing norms, proper education of COVID to the under-trial prisoners, lack of hygiene etc.

#Pollutionlevels

Sunny Punamiya v. MCGM & Anr.[OS PIL(L) 11 of 2016

The issue of rising levels of pollution in the State of Maharashtra was brought to the notice of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay along with comparison of other International Cities, who have successfully combated pollution.