Bhopal gangrape case: Life imprisonment for four accused

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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