Malegaon blast case: Purohit, Sadhvi and 5 others charged under UAPA

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A special court here Tuesday framed charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case against Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and five others for terror activities, criminal conspiracy and murder, among others. Judge Vinod Padalkar, presiding over the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, framed charges against all the seven accused under sections… Read more »

HC directs CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against spl director Rakesh Asthana till Nov 1

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday ordered the CBI to maintain status quo till November 1 on proceedings against its Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on leave by the government. A bench of Justice Najmi Waziri questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for not filing reply to pleas of Asthana and another… Read more »

Complaint filed in Sitamarhi court against Amit Shah

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Sitamarhi: A complaint was filed on Monday in a court here against BJP president Amit Shah seeking registration of a case against him for sedition and other charges over his remarks in connection with the Supreme Court order on the Sabarimala issue. The complaint was filed by social activist Thakur Chandan Singh in the court of… Read more »

SC directs Hyderabad Police to provide adequate security to complainant against Rakesh Asthana

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Hyderabad Police to provide adequate security to businessman Satish Sana, complainant in the alleged bribery case against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph refused to stay CBI summons against Sana and also rejected… Read more »

Court takes cognizance of fresh ED charge sheet against Upendra Rai

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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday took cognisance of a fresh charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against jailed-journalist Upendra Rai in a money laundering case. Additional Sessions judge Rakesh Syal, who is likely to pronounce the order on Rai’s bail plea on November 1, said there was enough evidence to proceed on… Read more »

SC rejects Romila Thapar’s review plea for release of activists

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea filed by historian Romila Thapar seeking a review of the September 28 majority verdict by which the apex court had refused immediate release of five rights activists held in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices A M Khanwilkar… Read more »