No blanket order on FIR under IPC sections 172-188: High Court

The Madras High Court has refused to pass a blanket order, directing the Tamil Nadu government and the police not to register a First Information Report (FIR) or a chargesheet for offences such as obstructing public servants from discharging their duties. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose recently disposed […]

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Gujarat High Court says SIT probe had shortfalls: Naroda Patiya riots

Coming down heavily on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot cases, the Gujarat High Court said there were several “shortfalls” in its probe. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehia also said the investigation carried out by the SIT, which was constituted on the directions […]

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Delhi HC to examine plea challenging amended CrPC

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Delhi High Court today agreed to examine the challenge to the amended provision in Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) by which no prior sanction is required to prosecute a public servant who is accused in cases of alleged offences against women. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to […]

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Evidence showed Uber cab driver raped woman: police to court

Delhi Police on Friday asserted before a court here that scientific, medical and other evidence showed beyond doubt that it was the driver of US-based cab service provider, Uber, who had raped a 25-year-old woman executive and also tried to commit unnatural sex with her.”Scientific, medical and all other evidence showed that this (rape) was […]

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Gangrape case: Accused move HC against day trial

New Delhi: on Friday in the December 169 gang rape case two accused out of the four accused approached the Delhi High Court against the special court order dismissing their plea for trial to be held on alternate days instead of day-to-day basis. On March 28, the special court had dismissed their plea saying “such pleas are […]

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Gangrape case: Accused plea against day-to-day trial dismissed

The plea of two accused of December 16 gang rape who are facing day to day trial, it be held on alternate days, was on Thursday rejected by a special court in New Delhi which also pulled up their lawyers saying such pleas are made to delay the proceedings. The order came after accused Mukesh and […]

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Italian marines case; New Delhi CMM to conduct proccedings

The Delhi High court recommend the name of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Patiala House courts here in New Delhi for conducting the proceedings in the case of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in which two Italian marines are the accused According to high court sources, the name of Amit Bansal, CMM of New Delhi district, […]

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Delhi gangrape: Court upholds ban on reporting by media

In Delhi a court upheld a magisterial court order for in camera proceedings in the case of December 16 gang rape of 23-year-old girl and restraining media from reporting it. District and Sessions Judge R K Gauba said there was nothing “illegal” or “improper” in the January 7 order of the magistrate. According to the […]

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