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Bhopal gangrape case: Life imprisonment for four accused

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A court here today sentenced four men to life imprisonment for raping a 19-year-old woman near the Habibganj railway station in the city in October. Additional District and Sessions Judge Savita Dubey awarded the sentence to Golu alias Bihari Chadhar (25), Amar alias Ghuntu (24), Rajesh Chetram alias Raju (26) and Ramesh Mehra alias Raju […]

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Delhi HC stays Rs 50L fine on Kolkata company in coal scam case

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The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order imposing a fine of Rs 50 lakh on a Kolkata-based iron and steel company in connection with a coal scam case. Justice Anu Malhotra put on the hold till January 22, the next date of hearing, the special CBI court’s order to deposit the fine. […]

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Trace Rohini ashram’s founder: Delhi HC to CBI

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The Delhi High Court today directed the CBI to trace the whereabouts of the founder and spiritual head of a north Delhi-based ashram, being probed by the agency for allegedly confining women and girls like “animals in a cage”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said Virender Dev […]

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Barala’s bail plea deferred till Jan 11

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today deferred to January 11 its hearing on the bail plea of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala, who had been booked for stalking and attempting to abduct a woman. The single bench of Justice Lisa Gill also directed the cellular operator to provide to the trial […]

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HC dismisses Tejpal plea seeking quashing of rape, other charges

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The High Court of Bombay at Goa today dismissed a petition filed by Tehelka’s former editor- in-chief Tarun Tejpal seeking the quashing of rape and other charges levelled against him by a former woman colleague. Justice Nutan Sardesai dismissed the petition filed by Tejpal, who is accused of raping the woman during an event in […]

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Journalist J Dey murder case: court examines expert from US

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A CBI court here today heard the deposition of a scientific expert from the US via a video link in connection with the 2011 killing of journalist J Dey. “Edward Burns, an expert, deposed before the court. He had compared the actual image of the bike used in the killing with its CCTV footage, and […]

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Seashore CMD Prahant Dash gets bail in 3 chit fund cases

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The Orissa High Court today granted bail to Prashant Dash, CMD of Seashore Group of Companies, in three chit fund related cases. The bench of Justice C R Dash granted conditional bail to Prashant in the cases registered in Jajpur, Nawarangpur and Titlagarh police stations. He was earlier granted bail in three cases registered in […]

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Delhi HC forms temporary ICC in JNU to look into sexual harassment

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The Delhi High Court today formed a temporary Internal Complaint Committee (TICC) in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to proceed with 31 pending complaints of sexual harassment. The court’s direction came on a plea filed by a group of teachers and students of JNU opposing the office order disbanding the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment […]

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Madras HC stays criminal proceedings against financier Anbuchezhian

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The Madras High Court today stayed till January 29 criminal proceedings against absconding film financier G N Anbuchezhian in a case relating to the alleged suicide of a producer. Justice MS Ramesh passed the interim order on a petition by Anbuchezhian who went into hiding after a case of abetment of suicide and charging exorbitant […]

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Bombay HC dismisses petitions filed by two Malegaon blast accused

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The Bombay High Court today dismissed petitions filed by Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit and Sameer Kulkarni, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging the sanction for prosecution granted by the Maharashtra government under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The petitions said that under the UAPA, the state law and judiciary department, the sanctioning […]

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Calcutta HC rejects ISIS operative’s bail prayer

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The Calcutta High Court today rejected the bail prayer of suspected ISIS operative Musa, who had allegedly planned to attack Mother House here and other places in West Bengal. Musa alias Md Mosiuddin had allegedly attacked a jail warden on December 4 inside the correctional home where he is lodged on judicial remand. The suspected […]

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2 men get 10-yr jail term for possessing 126 kg ‘ganja’

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A Delhi court has awarded two persons a rigorous jail term of 10 years for possessing 126 kgs of ‘ganja’, a contraband substance. Special NDPS Judge Rajesh Kumar Singh also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on each of the convicts while holding them guilty of the offence under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic […]

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Man convicted for molestation; spared jail by judge

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A Thane court has convicted a 28-year-old man for outraging the modesty of a minor girl in 2010, but did not send him to jail and only imposed a fine. First Class Judicial Magistrate R T Ingle, in his order yesterday, said he was not in favour of sending the convict, Mandar Jagtap, to jail […]

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Dalit woman rape: Court awards death sentence to labourer

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A court here today awarded death sentence to Ameerul Islam, the lone convict found guilty in the rape and murder case of a 30-year old Dalit law student in Kerala last year. Ernakulam Principal Sessions court judge N Anil Kumar awarded death penalty to Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, for committing murder of the […]

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Tripura HC notice on journalist killing

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The Tripura High Court has issued separate notices to the state government, the Centre and the CBI seeking a reply as to why a CBI probe should not be ordered into the killing of TV journalist Shantanu Bhowmik. The journalist was hacked to death on September 20 last when he went to Mandai in West […]

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Man gets 3-yr rigorous imprisonment for molesting minor girl

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A Thane district court has awarded three years’ rigorous imprisonment to a 34-year-old man for molesting a 15-year-old girl in his neighbourhood. District judge and special designated judge for cases under POCSO Act, P R Kadam, held the accused — Mavji Lalji Verat — guilty under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman […]

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6 sentenced to death in suspected honour killing of Dalit man

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Six persons were sentenced to death by a court here today in connection with the suspected honour killing of a 22-year old Dalit man in full public view in nearby Udumalpet in March last year. Those sentenced to death included the father of the woman, who had married the Dalit man despite opposition from her […]

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Not much headway made in Rajiv murder conspiracy probe: SC

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The Supreme Court today said the CBI-led investigation in the larger conspiracy behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi does not appear to have achieved “much headway”. The apex court referred to the reports filed before it by the CBI and observed that the investigation by the Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) could […]

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SC dismisses plea against bail to trustees of Ryan

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group in connection with the killing of a student in the school premises. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said the “petition is dismissed.” The court had earlier reserved the order […]

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British national moves Delhi HC against extradition proceedings

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A 73-year-old British national, wanted in a child abuse and trafficking case in the Philippines, has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the proceedings in a trial court to extradite him to that country. A bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and P S Teji has sought the response of the Centre on the plea of […]

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After split verdict, 3 convicted in murder case by third judge

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A murder case, which saw a split verdict earlier by a division bench of the Delhi High Court, has now been decided by a third judge leading to conviction and awarding of life sentence to three men and acquittal of two others. While deciding the reference on appeals of the five men, Justice Sanjiv Khanna […]

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Shakir Ali murder case: Constable surrenders in court

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Police constable Rambir Singh today surrendered in a court here in connection with the killing of Head Constable Shakir Ali in 2011. Additional district sessions judge Amber Rawat sent Singh to jail custody and fixed the next date of hearing on December 11. Delhi-based advocate Bharat Vir Tomar allegedly abducted and murdered Head Constable Shakir […]

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2 murder accused walk free as lone witness not traceable

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Two men, accused of brutally killing a person on the roof of a temple here, have been acquitted by a Delhi court after the police failed to bring the lone eyewitness before it. Special Judge Narinder Kumar absolved the two accused of the offence of murder under the IPC and said the prosecution could not […]

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SC reserves verdict on plea against bail to trustees of Ryan

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a plea of the father of 7-year old boy, who was found dead in a Gurgaon school, seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre reserved its verdict and […]

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