Court grants 2-day interim bail to officer after kin’s suicide

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A special court today granted two-day interim bail to graft accused Director General Corporate Affairs B K Bansal to attend the last rites of his wife and daughter, who allegedly committed suicide. Special CBI Judge Gurdeep Singh granted the relief to Bansal till July 22 and said that after yesterday’s incident (of suicide), its time… Read more »

Laws to protect women being misused: court

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Laws meant to protect women are being “blatantly abused and misused” to silence in-laws, a Delhi court has observed and made it clear that the judiciary would effectively prevent such “illegal conduct”. The court made the observations while granting relief of possession of property to a 70-year-old widowed woman who has accused her estranged daughter-in-law… Read more »

Husband, In-laws Held Guilty of Dowry Harassment

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A man, along with his sister and parents, has been found guilty of physically and mentally torturing his wife for dowry by a Delhi court which relied on the sole testimony of the victim, saying it remained “unscathed and unimpeached”. Metropolitan Magistrate Vandana, who sentenced the man to six months in jail while observing that… Read more »

Marriages without priest cannot be declared as illegal: HC

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Nearly 50 years after Tamil Nadu government legalised “self-respect” marriages which are conducted without a priest the Madras High Court has upheld the amendment made in the year 1968 to simplify Hindu marriages. Dismissing a PIL filed by A Asuvathaman, an advocate, against the amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act, the first bench comprising Chief… Read more »

Sessions court pulls up trial court for perverse order

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A sessions court has pulled up a magisterial court for framing of charges against a man in a domestic violence case saying the order is “perverse and cannot be sustained” as on similar allegations his mother has been discharged. “I wonder how the Metropolitan Magistrate has directed framing of charges against petitioner (man) when allegations… Read more »