Delhi HC sentences 16 ex-policemen to life imprisonment in 1987 Hashimpura massacre case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sentenced 16 former policemen to life imprisonment for killing 42 people of a minority community in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel reversed a trial court’s verdict which had acquitted the accused. The high court convicted […]

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Delhi HC Allows CBI to File Closure Report in Najeeb Ahmed’s Case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday, allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  to file a closure report in the case of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who mysteriously disappeared in October in 2016 from the campus. A bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea while rejecting Ahmed’s mother […]

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: Delhi HC ends house arrest of activist Gautam Navlakha

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday ended the house arrest of Gautam Navlakha, one of the five rights activists arrested in connection with Koregaon-Bhima case, saying his detention had exceeded 24 hours which is “untenable”. A bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel said that the transit remand was given by the local court without […]

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HC sentences man to life term for sodomy

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sodomising a three-and-a half-year-old boy, observing that the child was subjected to traumatic and brutal sexual assault. A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel dismissed the man’s appeal and upheld a trial court’s order convicting him for the offences of […]

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Delhi High Court : Two get seven year jail for killing momos vendor for asking money.

 The Delhi High Court has sentenced two persons to seven years in jail for killing a street vendor by hitting him with a gas cylinder after he asked them to pay for a plate of momos. The high court, while deciding the appeals of the two men, reduced their sentence from life imprisonment awarded to […]

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Jigisha murder: HC commutes death penalty to 2 to life term

The Delhi High Court today commuted the death penalty awarded to two convicts in the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh murder case to life imprisonment. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta, however, upheld the life imprisonment awarded to the third convict by a trial court in the case. “We commute death sentence awarded […]

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No coercive action against Deepak Talwar in FCRA case: HC

The Delhi High Court has asked the CBI not to take any coercive action against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar and his NGO in a criminal case lodged against them over alleged violation of foreign funding laws. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta, however, made it clear that this protection would be […]

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Release funds for salary of EDMC employees: HC

Warning of a health epidemic, Delhi High Court today directed the city government to ensure immediate release of funds to East Delhi Municpal Corporation to pay dues to employees for May and observed that sanitation workers cannot be expected to work without salaries. “Why should the poorest wait for their salary. We have gone past […]

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Child rape & murder: 56-yr-old’s death penalty commuted to life

A 56-year-old man, facing gallows for brutally raping and murdering a three-year-old girl, has been spared death penalty by the Delhi High Court which has commuted it into life term. The court considered a report of probation officer (PO) on possibilities of reformation and rehabilitation of convict Bharat Singh and concluded that he can be “reformed”. […]

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HC reserves order on customs deptt plea agst SAD MLA

The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a plea against acquittal of Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Joginderpal Jain for possessing foreign currency worth Rs 16 lakh. Justice S Muralidhar reserved the verdict after the counsel for department of customs and Jain, respectively, concluded their arguments. The court was hearing an appeal filed by […]

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