SC to pass orders on plea against interim bail to ex-UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati in gang rape case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would pass orders on October 15 on a plea of Uttar Pradesh government challenging the interim bail of two months granted to gang rape accused and former state minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on medical grounds by the Allahabad High Court. The verdict was reserved by a bench […]

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SC refuses to stay conviction of IPS officer in Bilkis case

The Supreme Court today refused to stay the conviction of an IPS officer in the sensational 2002 Bilkis Bano case. A vacation bench of Justices A K Sikri and Deepak Gupta said that there is no urgency for hearing the matter as the convicted officer has already undergone the sentence. The bench, however, listed the […]

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Four men get 20-year RI for gangraping woman

Four persons were today sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment by a local court for the gangrape of a woman in the city in 2013. The court of District and Sessions Judge A I Sheikh sentenced Samir Hussain Sheikh, Md Sharif Badshah, Kabir Sheikh and Imtiyaz Ali Sheikh after considering a set of evidences, including […]

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Dec 16 gangrape: Centre seeks extension of juvenile’s stay

The Centre on Monday asked Delhi High Court to extend the observation home stay of the juvenile convict in December 16, 2012 gangrape case who is scheduled to be released on Sunday, saying several mandatory aspects were missing from the post-release rehabilitation plan which needed to be considered before setting him free. After hearing the […]

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Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar rape accused dismissed

A local court has dismissed the bail plea of a man wanted in connection with the rape of a woman during the riots in the district in September last year. District and Sessions Judge Vijai Luxmi yesterday rejected the bail plea of the accused Maheshvir, saying there was no case of bail. The victim was […]

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Gang-rape case: Innocent boys implicated, claims counsel

A defence counsel representing one of the accused in the Dec 16 gang-rape case here Friday told the court that “innocent boys” had been “falsely implicated” by police in the case. “I am disturbed since December 17, when I heard that these innocent boys have been falsely implicated in the case,” said advocate Sharma while […]

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Swiss woman gangrape: Cops to rely more on forensic evidence

In order to prove the charges against the accused in the March 15 Swiss woman gang-rape case, police said they would count more on the scientific evidence than traditional methods like identification parade. The trial in the gang-rape case will begin on Saturday in the court of Special Additional District Judge (ADJ), Jitendra Kumar Sharma. […]

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Gangrape case: Sixth accused declared minor by JJB

December 16 Delhi gang rape case the sixth accused and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student declared by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) as a “minor”, which could rpt could enable him to walk free by June 4, this year when he attains the age of 18 years. The accused, who was described as the […]

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High Court suo motu junks closure report in gangrape case

Taking suo motu cognisance of a gang-rape case of 2008, the Delhi High Court has set aside a magisterial court’s decision to accept the police report to close the case against the two alleged rapists. Justice P K Bhasin set aside the magisterial court order while dismissing the pleas of the two accused, who had […]

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