Kotkhai rape case: Judicial custody of 8 cops extended till Oct 3

A court in Himachal Pradesh today extended till October 3 the judicial custody of eight police officers, including an IG rank officer, in connection with the custodial death of an accused in the rape-and-murder case of a minor in Kotkhai on July 4. Inspector General of Police Z H Zaidi, Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj […]

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SC relief for Anurag Thakur, appeal of HP dismissed

The Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal filed by the Himachal Pradesh government challenging the high court order quashing a criminal case against BJP MP Anurag Thakur and others. A bench comprising Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit declined to interfere with the Shimla High Court’s May 30 last year order on the […]

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No law followed in construction of hotels in Kasauli: SC

No law has been followed in the construction of some resorts and hotels in the picturesque town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh and government officials have “colluded” in the illegalities, the Supreme Court observed today. The apex court said that some of the resorts and hotels in the town have constructed seven-storeyed buildings whereas they […]

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NGT directs demolition of illegal hotels in Kasauli,slaps fine

The National Green Tribunal today cracked the whip on seven hotels in the picturesque Kasauli town of Himachal Pradesh, directing the demolition of illegally constructed portions of their buildings and imposing fines ranging from Rs 5-10 lakh on each of them. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also imposed hefty environmental compensation […]

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HP CM says DA case political vendetta,Digvijaya blames Jaitley

Top Congress leaders today termed as “political vendetta” the disproportionate assets case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife and even alleged that the case was filed at the instance of Union Minister Arun Jaitley. While 82-year old Virbhadra Singh himself said the case was a fallout of “political vendetta” and he […]

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Virbhadra, wife appear in Delhi court in disproportionate assets case

Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife today appeared in a special court here in connection with a nearly Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case and sought bail. However, the judge posted the matter for argument to May 29 after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought time to file a reply to […]

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Delhi HC denies bail to LIC agent in PMLA case involving Virbhadra

The Delhi High Court today denied bail to LIC agent Anand Chauhan in a money laundering case involving Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others. “I have dismissed this petition (bail application),” Justice Vipin Sanghi said. Chauhan is in judicial custody since his arrest in July last year. During the hearing on his bail […]

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Court fixes Feb 27 for consideration of charge sheet

Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

A special court today fixed February 27 for consideration of charge sheet against LIC agent Anand Chauhan in a money laundering case allegedly involving Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. “Advocate for the accused seeks one more adjournment for scrutinising the documents. Request allowed. Put up the matter for February 27,” Special Judge Virender Kr […]

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Virbhadra PMLA case: Court fixes Feb 8 for scrutiny of docs

Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

A special court has fixed February 8 for scrutiny of documents in a money laundering case involving Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in which LIC agent Anand Chauhan has been chargesheeted. “Advocate for the accused seeks one more adjournment for scrutinising the documents. Request allowed. Put up the matter for further scrutiny of the […]

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‘CBI needs state’s consent to probe a state case’

Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, accused in a disproportionate assets case along with others, today claimed in Delhi High Court that CBI cannot on its own decide to probe offences outside Delhi without the consent of the concerned state. His counsel told Justice Vipin Sanghi that in the instant matter, the alleged offence was […]

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