Court notice to 82 acquitted in Mirchpur Dalit killing

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The Delhi high court on Friday issued notice to all 82 acquitted in the 2010 Mirchpur killings on a plea challenging their acquittal in the arson attack on a Dalit settlement in the village in Haryana’s Hisar district. A division bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice SP Garg also issued notice to Delhi… Read more »

Plot to abduct Sachin: Eight-year jail terms for six

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Six Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami terrorists, including three from Pakistan, who plotted to abduct cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly in 2002 were Monday sentenced to eight-year jail terms by the Delhi High Court. A trial court had earlier awarded them life terms. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice S.P. Garg modified the… Read more »

Vikas Yadav gets one day’s leave from jail

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Rejecting a four-day leave plea by Vikas Yadav, undergoing life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case of 2002, the Delhi High Court Tuesday granted him one day’s custodial parole for signing some legal papers. The court has asked him to fix a date for the parole. “Yadav’s lawyer needs to inform the jail authorities… Read more »

Vikas Yadav wants four days leave from jail

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea by Vikas Yadav, undergoing life imprisonment for the murder of Nitish Katara in 2002, seeking four days suspension of his sentence for signing some legal papers. Taking note of the counsel’s submission that Vikas Yadav would sign the documents and return to… Read more »

Court acquits man accused of torturing daughter-in-law

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The Delhi High court has upheld a trial court’s order acquitting a man accused of torture and dowry harassment of his daughter-in-law, who later committed suicide at her parents’ house. The division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice G.P. Mittal said: “We are satisfied that the trial court’s findings as well as conclusions… Read more »

Jailed as juvenile, man awarded Rs.5 lakh compensation

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 The Delhi High Court Friday directed the Delhi government to pay a compensation of Rs.5 lakh to a man who was jailed for eight years despite being a juvenile when he committed a murder. According to law, juveniles cannot be punished for more than three years. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice G.P Mittal said:… Read more »

Court upholds life term for teacher who hijacked plane

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The Delhi High Court Tuesday upheld the order of a trial court awarding a life sentence to a teacher who posed as a human bomb and hijacked a Chennai-bound Indian Airlines flight in 1993 to highlight corruption. Hari Singh hijacked the plane, which took off from Delhi, March 27, 1993. He was convicted by the… Read more »