Lodge inter-faith couple in safehouse, HC tells Authorities

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 […]

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

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 […]

High Court Shifts Sexual Plaint Probe Against IG to Telangana

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 & […]

Prosecutor held for Rs 5 lakh bribe in cheating case

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]