Allahabad HC grants anticipatory bail to Siddharth Varadarajan

 The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan who was booked for making remarks against Chief Minister Yogi Adityananth. Two FIRs were registered at Kotwali Ayodhya police station against Varadarajan One of the FIRs was registered under various sections of the Indian Penal […]

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HC: Prescribing medicines without diagnosis amounts to culpable negligence

Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court has turned down the anticipatory bail pleas of a doctor couple booked for the death of a woman patient,observing that prescribing medicines to patients without diagnosis amounted to culpable negligence. Justice Sadhana Jadhav made the observations yesterday while hearing the anticipatory bail pleas filed by a gynaecologist couple – Deepa and […]

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Supreme Court holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term

The Supreme Court today convicted Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said Sidhu is guilty of Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal […]

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Can’t frame guidelines on FIRs for dowry harassment cases: SC

The Supreme Court today said it does not intend to frame guidelines for the police regarding registration of FIRs on subjecting a married woman to cruelty for dowry, as the process has to be governed by statutory provisions. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, apparently […]

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Delhi HC rejects plea of suspected ISIS operative

The Delhi High Court has rejected a suspected ISIS operative’s plea seeking nod to inspect the documents, submitted by the NIA to a trial court in a case relating to the alleged charges of recruiting and financing people to join the terror group. A bench of justices G S Sistani and Vinod Goel said that […]

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SFI, DYFI activists get bail

Eight leaders of the CPI(M)’s youth and student wings, arrested for damaging government properties during a demonstration last week, were granted bail today by a city court. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satya Arnab Roy of Bankshall Court here granted bail to the eight activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of […]

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Kejriwal put on trial in defamation case.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today put on trial by a city court for alleged offence of defamation in a criminal complaint filed against him by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh passed the order after which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, who was present before the court, pleaded not guilty […]

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Bilal sentenced to life for waging war against India

A city court today sentenced Imran alias Bilal, who has been convicted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including waging a war and conspiring against the Indian government, to undergo life imprisonment. Sessions Court Judge Kottaraiah M Hiremath awarded life imprisonment to Bilal, convicted yesterday, for committing crimes under Section 121 of IPC […]

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Court denies NRI bail for Facebook post on Gujarat CM’s kin

A local court denied a pre-arrest bail today to a non-resident Indian (NRI) facing a case of allegedly posting a lewd message on Facebook about Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s granddaughter.  rejected the application of the accused Roshan Shah since the offence is bailable and because anticipatory bail cannot be sought under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). As […]

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Gauhati HC bench questions validity of CBI

A division bench of the Gauhati High Court has questioned the validity of India’s premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation. Passing an order on a writ petition, the division bench comprising Justice I.A. Ansari and Indira Shah Wednesday set aside and quashed the very resolution issued by the union Home Ministry April 1, […]

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