Three granted anticipatory bail in Antagarh bypoll case

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The Chhattisgarh High Court Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister Raman Singh’s son-in-law Dr Puneet Gupta, former minister Rajesh Munat and BJP leader Maturam Pawar in connection with the alleged 2014 Antagarh bypoll fixing. All three accused had filed separate pleas seeking pre-arrest bail. The hearing was going on before Justice Goutam Bhaduri…. Read more »

SC to hear I-T dept plea against quashing of black money case involving Chidambaram’s family

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The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear the Income Tax department’s appeal challenging the Madras High Court order which quashed criminal prosecution against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members under the black money law. The top court, however, refused to stay the order of the high court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi… Read more »

Madras High Court stays proceedings in defamation case against Senior Congress leader EVKS Elangovan

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The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case registered against Senior Congress leader EVKS Elangovan over certain remarks made by him against the ruling party leaders in an interview to a Tamil daily in 2018. When a petition filed by Elangovan came up Monday, Justice G K Ilanthirayan granted interim stay… Read more »

Supreme Court satisfied over EC action against politicians giving hate speeches

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The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed satisfaction over Election Commission’s action against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BSP supremo Mayawati and others for allegedly making hate speeches during poll campaign. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also refused to consider the plea of Mayawati challenging the EC’s 48-hr ban on the leader and asked… Read more »