HC defers Salman Khan case to July 1 as case papers not ready

Ordering expeditious completion of case papers, the Bombay High Court today adjourned till July 1 a criminal appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction in the hit-and-run case in which he has been awarded a five-year jail sentence. When the case came up for hearing, Justice A R Joshi was informed by […]

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Govt and civic hospitals better for acid attack victim’s surgery: HC

The Bombay High Court today observed that government-run JJ Hospital and civic-run KEM Hospital would be better equipped and cost effective to perform plastic surgery on acid attack victim Aarti Thakur. Aarti (25), who was attacked with acid at suburban Goregaon Railway Station in January 2012, had approached the Bombay High Court seeking a direction […]

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HC lowers monthly maintenance by Rs 30,000 in divorce case

The Bombay High Court has modified a family court order by bringing down the monthly maintenance allowance from Rs 50,000 to Rs 20,000 payable by an army colonel to his divorced wife, who is a dentist by profession.A bench of justices A R Joshi and Vijaya Tahilramani recently ordered Col Joseph Philip to pay Rs […]

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Property row: HC upholds life term for man who beheaded father

The Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence for a 36-year-old man from Nashik district, convicted for the murder of his father over a share in the ancestral property. A division bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and A R Joshi last week dismissed the appeal filed by convict Bhausaheb Sahadu Jakhere, who is […]

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Wife’s murder: HC reduces life sentence of man to 10 years

The Bombay High Court has reduced to ten years the life imprisonment sentence awarded to a man for killing his wife by striking a blow on her neck at their home in Nashik nine years ago. A bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and A R Joshi said the convict Narayan Mahaskar was guilty under […]

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Rs 1 crore and a flat is cost of Divorce

The biggest divorce settlement ever that you would not have heard till date is here. The Bombay high court has inked a historical judgement in its history by awarding a flat and Rs 1 crore as permanent alimony and maintenance to an estranged wife. A city resident will pay this whooping amount to his estranged […]

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Actor Shiney Ahuja appeals rape conviction

Actor Shiney Ahuja on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court challenging his conviction for the rape of his maid in June 2009. “Justice A.R. Joshi admitted the appeal challenging Shiney’s conviction by a sessions court, which sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment,” his lawyer Shrikant Shivade said. Shivade also said that they have filed […]

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Court orders CBI probe against Narayan Rane’s son

In a setback to Congress heavyweight and Industries Minister Narayan Rane, the Bombay High Court Thursday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe his son Nitesh Rane’s alleged involvement in a shooting incident. Nitesh, who heads NGO Swabhiman Sanghatana, has been accused of firing at Shamim alias Chintu Shaikh, a former aide, in his […]

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