SC notice to Centre and Assam on PIL of fake encounter

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 The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and Assam government on a PIL accusing the armed forces and state police of allegedly indulging in fake encounters in the state. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also issued notices to the CRPF, the National… Read more »

Man gets death sentence for sodomising and killing minor boy

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A court in Madhya Pradesh has awarded death sentence to a 20-year-old man for sodomising and killing a 13-year-old boy. Datia’s Special Judge Hitendra Dwivedi awarded the punishment to Nand Kishore yesterday while the case of a 15-year-old co-accused was transferred to a juvenile court, public prosecutor Pushpendra Kumar Garg said. The prosecutor told the… Read more »

SC shows displeasure as states not appointments the board of visitors for jails by states

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed its disappointment that several states have not yet appointed the board of visitors who regularly inspect prisons to ensure that they are being run in accordance with rules. While terming the appointment of board of visitors “an absolute necessity”, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta… Read more »