Court dismisses Chinmayanand’s plea to book student under Gangster Act

A local court on Tuesday dismissed a petition from BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, who is accused of rape by a law student, demanding that the Gangster Act should be slapped on the woman and three others for trying to blackmail him. Chief Judicial Magistrate Omveer Singh dismissed the petition saying it was not in his […]

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Two sentenced to five years jail under gangster act

A special court convicted two men in a murder case under the gangsters act and sentenced them to five years imprisonment. Judge A K Pathak imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on Vinod Kumar and Praveen Thursday evening. They were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment under the act, prosecutor Sandeep Singh said. […]

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SC slams UP Chief Secretary for defying HC directives

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reprimanded the UP Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani for failing to appear before the Allahabad High Court which had sought his presence for wrongly invoking the Gangsters Act against a man by Barabanki district magistrate and police.  A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and J Chelameshwar asked the Chief Secretary to […]

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