Life sentence to SP-rank officer in kidnapping and extortion case

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A Maharashtra court has sentenced a superintendent of police (SP)-rank officer and another person to life imprisonment in a 2009 kidnapping and extortion case. Jalgaon sessions judge P Y Ladekar convicted Manoj Lohar, who is presently posted at the Home Guard Department in Mumbai in a senior administrative position, and his relative Dheeraj Yevle on… Read more »

Film on 1962 Sino-Indian war hero released after HC’s nod

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A film based on the life of a 1962 Sino-Indian war hero was released on Friday after the Delhi High Court gave its green light to it by saying the man’s family members could not claim breach of their privacy as they had consented to the making of the film in 2015. Justice Vibhu Bakhru… Read more »

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing chargesheet without procuring requisite sanctions

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A court here questioned the Delhi police on Saturday for filing a chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case without procuring requisite sanctions. Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat granted police time till February 6 to procure requisite sanctions after they told the court they will… Read more »

Delhi court extends interim protection from arrest to Robert Vadra’s aide till Feb 6

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A Delhi court on Saturday extended till February 6 the interim protection from arrest granted to Manoj Arora, a close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, in a money laundering case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told Special Judge Arvind Kumar that Arora was cooperating in the probe. “He joined the probe yesterday…. Read more »

Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna sworn-in as SC judges

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Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges on Friday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to justices Maheshwari and Khanna during the swearing-in ceremony held in court number 1 of the apex court. The sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 31…. Read more »

Court sentences two men to 20 years in jail for raping minor girl

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A court here has sentenced two men to 20 years of imprisonment for raping a minor girl in 2016. Awarding the jail term to Dhulia Manual and Bikas Majhi on Thursday, Additional District Judge Ajanta Sarangi also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts for raping the 14-year-old girl at Chakarada village…. Read more »

SC dismisses pleas of 5 states seeking modification of its order on selection and appointment of DGPs

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 The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed the pleas of five states seeking modification of its order issued last year on selection and appointment of director generals of police (DGPs). The apex court was hearing applications of various state governments, including Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar, seeking implementation of their local laws regarding selection and… Read more »