Afghan national acquitted in drug trafficking case

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A Delhi court has acquitted an Afghan national of the charges of drug trafficking, noting that there was strong suspicion over the credibility of the evidence. Additional Sessions Judge Amit Bansal granted the relief to Mohd Dawood who was accused of carrying over 5 kgs of heroin. Along with Dawood, the court also acquitted Andhra… Read more »

Filmmaker given bail in Saradha chit fund scam

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Calcutta High Court today granted bail to Assamese singer and filmmaker Sadanand Gogoi, who has been in jail for nearly 30 months after being arrested by CBI in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. A division bench of acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Mookherjee granted bail to Gogoi on two… Read more »

Graft case: TV actor Anuj Saxena surrenders in court

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TV actor Anuj Saxena today surrendered before a Delhi court in connection with a graft case in which co-accused and senior bureaucrat B K Bansal, his wife and children committed suicide last year. Saxena, who was asked by the Delhi High Court to surrender by February 17, made himself available before Special Judge Gurdeep Singh…. Read more »

IS supporter remanded to police custody

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Suspected Islamic State (IS) supporter Mohammad Iqbal was today remanded to four-day police custody by a local court here. The accused, who was brought from Chennai on production warrant on Monday and placed under arrest, was produced in the court where the magistrate remanded him to four-day police custody, SP ATS Vikas Kumar said. The… Read more »

2G scam: Kanimozhi allowed to travel abroad

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A special court has allowed DMK leader Kanimozhi, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, to travel abroad for five days this month. Special CBI Judge O P Saini allowed the DMK MP to travel to Rwanda and Uganda from February 19 to 24 after noting that the travel was not a private visit… Read more »

LIC agent acquitted in murder case

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An LIC agent from Valsad in Gujarat, who was accused of murdering a resident from Wada in neighbouring Palghar district, has been acquitted by a local court. Accused Dharmesh Umesh Mishra, 40, was acquitted by the district court yesterday after the prosecution failed to prove the charges against him. The prosecution told District Judge MM… Read more »

Death sentence to man for killing minor girl

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A man has been awarded death sentence by a court here for killing his friend’s daughter as she resisted rape attempt. “Additional District Judge Vivekanand Sharan Tripathi, in his verdict pronounced yesterday, also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on Shyamjeet,” Assistant District Government Counsel (ADGC), Ravinder Kumar Singh, said. “Shyamjeet, a resident of Sarai… Read more »

Amnesty releases report on Muzaffarnagar gangrape survivors

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Amnesty International’s India chapter today released a report highlighting the plight of gangrape survivors of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots and the delay in the trial of these cases. The report, titled ‘Losing Faith: The Muzaffarnagar gangrape survivors’ struggle for justice’, stated that the state government has failed to protect the women from threats and intimidation… Read more »