Life term for BJP leader in abduction-murder case

A local court today awarded life sentence to suspended BJP leader Jitendra Swamy in connection with a case of abduction and murder of a man 16 years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Awadhesh Kumar Dubey also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on Swamy, failing which he would have to serve another six months […]

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Curtains drawn on 7-year-old Jigisha murder case

Curtains were drawn on a seven- year long battle for the aged parents of Jigisha Ghosh, whose killers were brought to book today with a city court sending two convicts to the gallows and one to life imprisonment for the “brutal and cold-blooded murder” in 2009. Jigisha’s mother, 58-year-old Sabita Ghosh, who has been attending […]

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Bail denied Dalit to student murder accused rejected

A local court today rejected the bail plea of Ameerul Islam, prime accused in the brutal murder of a Dalit law student at Perumbavoor in April. The Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court, which considered the bail plea moved by Islam, noted that the case is under investigation and this is not a fit case for granting […]

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Court orders FIR against cop, 2 others for cheating

A court here has directed Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against a head constable and two others for carrying out unauthorised construction in a property owned jointly by the complainant and the cop. “Investigation is required to ascertain the truth of the matter… SHO of Jaitpur police station is directed to lodge FIR under […]

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CBI opposes anticipatory bail plea of TV actor

CBI today opposed the anticipatory bail plea of TV actor Anuj Saxena before a Delhi court in a graft case involving Director General of Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, alleging he played an active role in the commission of the offence. The agency submitted before Special CBI Judge Gurdeep Singh that Saxena, also the Chief […]

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Two get life sentence for killing labourer

A court here today sentenced two persons to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of a 35-year-old labourer last year. Additional sessions Judge Mridula V Bhatia sentenced Vicky Thakur (22) and Gopal Giri (37), both residents of Bhiwandi, to life imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000. They were asked to pay a […]

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Asaram witness murder case: Cops seek 2-day PC

Police today sought two-day custody of close aide of Asaram, Niraj Kumar in connection with the Akhil Gupta murder case. Chief judicial magistrate Grima Choudhry has fixed tomorrow the date for hearing the application filed by the police. Police has requested in court for two days remand of Asaram’s close aide Niraj Kumar, who had […]

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HC rejects bail application of Asaram Bapu

The Rajasthan High Court today rejected the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing rape charge. This was the ninth regular bail application of Asaram to be rejected. An interim bail plea was rejected by the high court last month. While rejecting the bail application, Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur said since the […]

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Coalscam: SC junks ex-coal secy’s plea for joint trial

The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, facing prosecution in several coal block allocation cases, for holding joint trial saying clubbing of cases would lead to “hotchpotch”. A bench comprising justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitava Roy dismissed the plea by Harish Chandra Gupta seeking joint trial in […]

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ACB files chargesheet in Balganga irrigation scam

Anti-Corruption Bureau today filed a charge sheet against 10 people in connection with the Balganga irrigation scam, before a district court here. The alleged multi-crore scam is related to construction of a dam on Balganga river in Raigad district of Konkan region. Those named in the chargesheet are: Fateh Mohammed Khatri, Nisar Khatri, Abid Khatri […]

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