Calcutta HC rejects ISIS operative’s bail prayer

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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