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HC seeks status report in Bulandshahr gangrape case

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The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to produce by tomorrow a status report on the investigation in the Bulandshahr gang rape case after it failed to submit the report today. A division bench comprising Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma, which has taken suo motu cognizance of the […]

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Farooqui gets seven years jail for raping US student

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Bollywood film ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui, held guilty for raping a US researcher, was today sent to seven years in jail by a Delhi court which said that he took advantage of the situation when she was alone in his house. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain, in his over 150- page judgement, noted that […]

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Court acquits ex-Haryana bureaucrat in rape case

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A Delhi court has acquitted a retired Haryana bureaucrat in a rape case, observing that in many cases when a consensual physical relation breaks, women use the law “as a weapon for vengeance or personal vendetta”. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain freed the accused, a former principal secretary to a Haryana chief minister, of the […]

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60-yr-old gets 6-month jail for death of teenager

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A 60-year-old man has been sent to six months in jail for causing death of a teenager by his rash driving, with a Delhi court observing that there was no legal requirement of a public witness in every case. The court made the observation while dismissing the man’s appeal in which he had raised the […]

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Man convicted for staging robbery to kill wife

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A court here today convicted a man along with two others for orchestrating his wife’s death in a fake robbery attempt in 2009. According to police, main accused Jitin Dedhia hired Nazim and Hasruddin Malik to murder his wife Beena as he was in love with his brother-in-law’s wife Rupal Chheda, but Beena refused to […]

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Notorious criminal sentenced to 29 years jail

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A notorious criminal, who stabbed to death a police constable and grievously injured another in June 2012, was today sent to jail for his entire life by a court here. The Principal Sessions Court judge handed over this sentence to 52-year-old Varghese alias ‘Aadu’ Antony for stabbing to death officer Maniyan Pillai and another 15 […]

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Coal scam: RSPL officials get up to 3 yrs in jail

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A special court today awarded varying jail terms of up to three years to three officials of Rathi Steel and Power Ltd (RSPL) who were convicted in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in allocation of Kesla North coal block in Chhattisgarh to the firm. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar sentenced RSPL’s Chief Executive […]

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ISIS terror module: Judicial custody of 7 extended

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A local court today extended till August 24 the judicial custody of seven city-based persons, who were arrested by NIA in connection with a suspected ISIS terror module busted by the agency here. The seven accused, including two key members Naimathullah Hussaini alias Yasir and Mohammed Ataullah Rehman, who are currently lodged in Chanchalguda Central […]

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Criminal case merely cannot revoke arms license

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Mere registration of criminal case cannot be a ground to revoke an arms license, the Bombay High Court has held while directing Pune Commissioner of Police to consider afresh an application of a Shiv Sena leader seeking renewal of his license. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and P D Naik gave the […]

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BMW case: Court rejects Maharia’s bail plea

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A court here today rejected the bail application of Siddharth Maharia, who allegedly killed 3 men and injured five others by his BMW car earlier this month. Additional District Judge Barkat Ali rejected the bail application of Maharia, Additional PP Rajesh Pareek said. Maharia, son of independent MLA Nandkishore Maharia, was driving the car at […]

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Graft case: Court grants bail to Kejriwal’s ex-Principal Secy

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, who was arrested in a corruption case, was today granted bail by a Special court. Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar gave the relief to Rajendra Kumar on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs one lakh. The court directed that Kumar will not try to […]

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Court convicts RSPL,3 officials in scam case

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A special court today convicted Rathi Steel and Power Ltd (RSPL) and its three officials in a case pertaining to irregularities in allocation of Kesla North coal block in Chhattisgarh to the firm. Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar held the firm and its officials — Managing Director Pradeep Rathi, Chief Executive Officer Udit Rathi and […]

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Two sentenced to 3 years in prison for cow smuggling

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A court has sentenced two persons to three years in prison for smuggling cows for slaughter in the district in 2011. Additional District Sessions judge Abhimanun yesterday convicted, Tanvir and Shakil, under Section 3/8 of Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act 1955. A fine of Rs 5,000 each was also imposed on the duo. According to […]

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Court sends AAP MLA to one day’s police custody

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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, arrested for allegedly threatening a woman after she visited his residence to raise the issue of power cuts, was today sent to one day’s police custody by a Delhi court. Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary Pradhan extended by a day the custodial interrogation of the Okhla MLA, who was produced in court […]

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HC upholds Bina Ramani’s discharge in forgery case

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The Delhi High Court has upheld a sessions court’s order discharging socialite Bina Ramani, owner of restro-bar Tamarind Court where model Jessica Lal was shot dead in 1999, in an alleged forgery case. Justice P S Teji said the sessions court decision to set aside the order passed by a magisterial court framing charge under […]

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Drunk driver acted like suicidal human bomb: Court

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A Delhi court has refused to set aside the jail term awarded to a 35-year-old man held guilty of drunken driving, observing that he acted like a “suicidal human bomb” who could have taken the life of others while driving in such a state of mind. The court, however, modified the jail term by reducing […]

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Arrested IPS officer Joydeep Nayak sent to jail

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Senior IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, arrested from Ghaziabad by Odisha vigilance sleuths in a corruption case, was today remanded in judicial custody and sent to Choudwar jail after being produced at the residence of a vigilance court special judge here. The Tripura-Manipur cadre Odia officer is facing corruption charges here for his alleged key role […]

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Peter had many women in his life, alleges CBI witness

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A CBI witnesses has claimed that Peter Mukerjea, former media baron and an accused in Sheena Bora murder case, had “no morals” and had many women in his life. “Peter has no morals and is always fascinated towards young women around him. He was fond of late night parties and had several women in his […]

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Court convicts Vismay Shah in BMW hit-and-run case

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A city court of Ahmedabad, today convicted Vismay Shah, who had driven his BMW car at breakneck speed on a busy city road in 2013 and rammed it into a motorcycle, leaving two youths dead. Additional Sessions Judge P M Patel held 28-year-old Vismay guilty in the infamous BMW hit-and-run case. The accident occurred in […]

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Nithari case: Supreme Court seeks reply of Surender Koli on UP govt plea

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The Supreme Court today sought response of Nithari serial killings case convict Surender Koli on a plea of the Uttar Pradesh government against the Allahabad High Court verdict that commuted his death penalty to life term earlier this year. A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Amitava Roy and Arun Mishra issued […]

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President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to anti-rape Bill

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Assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, making anti-rape laws very stringent has been given by the President Pranab Mukherjee. on March 19 the had been passed by the Lok Sabha by Rajya Sabha on March 21. The President accorded assent to the Bill and it would now be called the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, […]

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