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Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi booked for culpable homicide after attendees die of COVID-19 : Delhi Police

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Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi has been booked for culpable homicide after some of the attendees of the religious congregation died due to coronavirus, police said on Wednesday. Kandhalvi had organised the religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz last month against the social distancing protocol imposed by the Centre to curb the spread of the […]

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Vet rape & murder: Telangana High Court orders second autopsy of four.

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 The Telangana High Court on Saturday directed re-postmortem of the bodies of four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian near here last month, who were killed in an alleged encounter on December 6. The bodies of the four accused are currently preserved in the state-run Gandhi Hospital here as per earlier […]

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Lodge inter-faith couple in safehouse, HC tells Authorities

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On Friday, the Punjab & Haryana High Court ordered Haryana Govt. authorities to lodge an inter-faith couple at a safehouse in Panchkula after the woman alleged that Hindu groups were threatening her & her husband. The 19-year-old woman was on Friday brought before a single bench of Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa after the court directed […]

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Supreme Court stays NSA detention order against man accused of cow slaughter

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On Friday, the Supreme Court stayed a detention order passed under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against an Uttar Pradesh man accused of cow slaughter. A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman also issued a notice on the plea by Mehboob Ali, said his counsel Narveer Dabas. Ali said in the plea that the “stringent […]

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High Court Shifts Sexual Plaint Probe Against IG to Telangana

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The Madras HC on Wednesday shifted the probe into the sexual harassment complaint filed by a woman superintendent of police (SP) against DVAC joint director S Murugan out of Tamil Nadu & handed it over to Telangana. A report is to be submitted by the Telangana police to the HC in 6 months. “We are conscious of the fact that the inquiry & […]

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Prosecutor held for Rs 5 lakh bribe in cheating case

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In the 2nd arrest of a govt lawyer in 3 months, the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday caught Mangesh Arote, a public prosecutor in the Himalaya bridge Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) collapse case, red-handed taking bribe from an accused in a cheating case. Arote (39) was trapped in the empty courtroom No. 16 of the sessions court building, near […]

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War and Peace: High court didn’t refer to Tolstoy’s book but that of Biswajit Roy

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On Thursday, the Bombay High Court said that during the trial of Bhima Koregaon violence case accused Vernon Gonsalves on Wednesday, it did not refer to the literary classic ‘War & Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy but a book called ‘War & Peace in Junglemahal’ by Biswajit Roy, a Kolkata-based journalist. The Court said that it was […]

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Coal scam: Special Central Bureau Investigation Court acquits former Coal Secretary Gupta

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On Thursday, a special CBI Court acquitted Ex-Coal Secretary HC Gupta & a Delhi-based firm Pushp Steel & Mining Pvt Ltd (PSMPL) in an alleged coal scam case pertaining to the allocation of ‘Brahmapuri coal block’ situated in Madhya Pradesh. Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar while passing Judgement clearly mentioned that prosecution has been miserably failed […]

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Mokama ‘bahubali’ Anant singh sent to 2-day Police remand in AK-47 case

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On Thursday, Barh Court in Bihar granted two-day remand to Bihar police for Independent MLA Anant Singh, who was booked in connection with the recovery of an AK-47 from his residence. He is currently in lodged in Beur jail. Singh had surrendered before Saket Court in New Delhi on Aug 23. He was on the run […]

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Law student goes missing after her video alleging sexual harassment by Former Union Minister and BJP Leader goes viral

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Law student had accused Chinmayanand, Director of her College of threatening to kill her and her family as she has evidence against him. She had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath for help. On Tuesday, Police lodged an FIR against Swami Chinmayanand after the law student went missing following her allegation in video clip that […]

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Court: Cannot compel adult trafficking victims to abide by anyone’s wishes including family

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An adult victim rescued from immoral trafficking cannot be compelled to abide by the wishes of anyone, including her family members, observed a Sessions Court recently, rejecting the plea filed by the brother of two victims, who was seeking their custody. The Court ordered the two women to be set at liberty after ascertaining whether they […]

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Court grants 15 years jail term to convicts of BJP leader murder

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The Hasanparthy village sarpanch and fourteen others were sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder committed seven years ago. Warangal district court Judge E Thirumala Devi granted fifteen of the sixteen accused a sentence of life imprisonment in connection with the murder of a BJP leader, G Ashok Reddy. According to the Police, on Mar 3, 2012, a […]

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US woman upset over High Court granting bail to rape convict, releases video

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The Delhi High Court has granted bail and suspended the seven years’ sentence awarded to a man for digitally raping an American woman who recently shot a video outside the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, alleging that she was denied assistance there. The incident dates back to 2013, when Delhi resident Rajiv Panwar sexually assaulted […]

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Indian-Origin private Banker gets 13 years in Jail for Forgery, Cheating in Singapore

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An Indian-origin private banker was sentenced to 13 years jail on Thursday in Singapore, after he pleaded guilty to 20 forgery & cheating charges, & another 30 charges under the Computer Misuse Act for USD 10 million. Another 503 similar charges were taken into consideration during sentencing of Kale Jagdish Purushottam, who had siphoned USD […]

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Supreme Court convicts 12 persons for killing ex-Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003

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The Supreme Court convicted 12 persons on Friday for killing former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra allowed the appeals of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Gujarat government challenging the high court order by which the convicts were absolved of murder charges in the […]

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Supreme Court convicts 12 persons for killing ex-Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003

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The Supreme Court convicted 12 persons on Friday for killing former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya in 2003. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra allowed the appeals of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Gujarat government challenging the high court order by which the convicts were absolved of murder charges in the […]

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Specify Stand on Honour Killings, High Court tells Government

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A division bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Shameem Akhter issued notices to the government & various authorities on a public interest litigation (PIL) that sought constitution of a special investigation team to prevent honour killing. The investigation team was to also look into honour killings across the state. The division bench […]

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Man gets 7-year Rigorous Imprisonment for raping minor girl

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A court here in Maharashtra has awarded seven years’ rigorous imprisonment to a 31-year-old man for raping a minor girl in 2013. District Judge P P Jadhav in his order last week also imposed a fine of Rs 32,000 on the accused, Manish alias Mashal Gangaram Shinge, a resident of Waghbil area here. According to […]

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High Court reserves order on death-row convicts’ plea in Pune BPO gang rape and murder case

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The Bombay High Court Tuesday reserved its judgment on petitions filed by two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO gang rape and murder case seeking stay on the execution of their death warrant. Convicts Purushottam Borate and Pradeep Kokade were to be executed on June 24. The HC last week, however, said the execution shall […]

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Bombay High Court stays execution of convicts in Pune BPO Rape and Murder case

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The Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the execution of two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO rape and murder case. The convicts were to be executed on June 24 at Yerawada Central Prison. A BPO employee was raped and murdered by her company’s cab driver Purshottam Borate and his friend, Pradeep Kokade in 2007. […]

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Powerloom owner gets 2-year jail, hefty fine for power theft

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A court sentenced a powerloom owner in Bhiwandi to two years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2006 power theft case here in Maharashtra. District Judge P P Jadhav, who convicted the powerloom owner, Hayat Mohammad Najir Khan, in the case, also imposed a fine of Rs 8.75 lakh on him in an order pronounced last […]

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Madhya Pradesh minor’s rape-murder: Accused sent to judicial custody for a day

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A special court here on Tuesday sent a man accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl to judicial custody for a day. Vishnu Bamora (35) was produced before Special Judge Suresh Singh by Kamla Nagar police, said Sudha Vijay Singh Bhadoriya, Special Public Prosecutor for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. […]

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Bombay High Court directs police to file case against Munde in illegal land purchase case

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The Bombay High Court Tuesday directed police to file a case against Dhananjay Munde, the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, in connection with alleged illegal purchase of government land in Beed district. A division bench of Justices T V Nalawade and K K Sonawane gave the directions on the petition filed by […]

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Kathua Case : Three Sentenced To Life Term For Rape & Murder Of Minor Girl

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The District and Sessions Judge Pathankot Tejwinder Singh has pronounced sentence in the ghastly crime relating to gang rape and murder of an eight year old in Kathua, Jammu in January last year. The main accused in the case Sanji Ram, his friend Parvesh Kumar and a special police officer Deepak Khajuria were sentenced to […]

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