Delhi HC orders re-trial in five 1984 riots cases

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The Delhi High Court today ordered re-trial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in which all the accused were acquitted in 1986. A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra also issued show cause notices to all the accused asking why the case against them be not re-tried. The suo motu directions to reopen… Read more »

Man convicted in money laundering case; second PMLA verdict

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A special PMLA court here today convicted a man on money laundering charges related to illegal possession of narcotic drugs. This is the second conviction in the country under the stringent Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that came into force about 12 years ago in 2005. Officials said the special court here will pronounce… Read more »

“Why no witness protection scheme as yet”

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Questioning the failures of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in implementing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court today asked them to give security to the witnesses in rape cases against Asaram. “It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases need to be protected,”… Read more »

Kerala HC grants bail to Nehru group chairman

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The Kerala High Court today granted bail to the Chairman of Nehru group of institutions in connection with an alleged assault on a student of Nehru Law Academy in Palakkad district. Justice Abraham Mathew directed the accused, P Krishnadas, to furnish a bond of Rs 1 lakh. The judge also observed that non-bailable offence was… Read more »

Delhi HC seeks police reply on ex-MLA Shokeen’s plea

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The Delhi High Court today sought response from the police on the plea of former MLA Rambeer Shokeen, arrested for his alleged involvement in an organised crime syndicate, against the trial court’s order dismissing his bail application. Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to Special Cell of Delhi Police on Shokeen’s petition which alleged that he… Read more »

Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

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A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here today sentenced Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta to life in jail in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Patel (39) and Rs 5,000 on Gupta (41) after they were held guilty under relevant sections of the IPC,… Read more »

Two get five yrs imprisonment for cow slaughter

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A local court has convicted two men and sentenced them to five years in jail for slaughtering cows. According to government lawyer Javed Ali, Additional District and Sessions Judge Manoj kumar has also imposed a fine of Rs 15000 each on the accused Gayyur and Gadhe Ali after holding them guilty under the Uttar Pradesh… Read more »

Calcutta HC grants stay on criminal proceedings against Supriyo

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The Calcutta High Court today granted a six-week stay on criminal proceedings against Union minister Babul Supriyo in connection with a case filed against him by Trinamool Congress MLA Mohua Moitra. Justice Joymalyo Bagchi passed an interim stay on the criminal proceedings which had been initiated by a city court order on Supriyo’s alleged derogatory… Read more »