Delhi court directs DCP to train SHO on basic law, procedure, ethics

A court here has directed a deputy commissioner of Delhi Police to give one-week training to the SHO of a police station apprising him of basic law, procedure and ethics after he failed to file reports with the requisite sanctions in a 2018 alleged murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Sonu Agnihotri directed the DCP of […]

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1 month jail term for Jagdambika Pal for violating code

A court here has awarded one-month jail term to BJP MP Jagdambika Pal for violating Model Code of Conduct during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The MP, however, was granted bail by the court soon after. Pal had been charged for using vehicles more than the permissible limit during a rally in Bansi while campaigning […]

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Bhopal gangrape case: Life imprisonment for four accused

A court here today sentenced four men to life imprisonment for raping a 19-year-old woman near the Habibganj railway station in the city in October. Additional District and Sessions Judge Savita Dubey awarded the sentence to Golu alias Bihari Chadhar (25), Amar alias Ghuntu (24), Rajesh Chetram alias Raju (26) and Ramesh Mehra alias Raju […]

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‘Deterrent punishment is vital in road accident cases’

A deterrent punishment is vital in fatal road accident cases so that persons plying vehicles bear in mind that they will face serious consequences, a Delhi court has said while upholding a truck driver’s two-year jail term for crushing a man under the wheels. Refusing to sympathise with the convict, Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Kumar […]

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Delhi HC stays Rs 50L fine on Kolkata company in coal scam case

The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order imposing a fine of Rs 50 lakh on a Kolkata-based iron and steel company in connection with a coal scam case. Justice Anu Malhotra put on the hold till January 22, the next date of hearing, the special CBI court’s order to deposit the fine. […]

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Delhi HC notice on PIL for guidelines for personnel in police stations

The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the Centre and the AAP government on a PIL seeking framing of guidelines to regulate the functioning of personnel in police stations and ensure the safety of the complainants and the accused. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued […]

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Trace Rohini ashram’s founder: Delhi HC to CBI

The Delhi High Court today directed the CBI to trace the whereabouts of the founder and spiritual head of a north Delhi-based ashram, being probed by the agency for allegedly confining women and girls like “animals in a cage”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said Virender Dev […]

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SC to hear today plea on pictorial warning on tobacco products

The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court order which quashed the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of packaging space. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul considered the submission for […]

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Akhil Gogoi’s detention under NSA illegal: Gauhati HC

The Gauhati High Court today termed as illegal the detention of RTI activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi under the National Security Act (NSA). Justice Achintya Malla Bujar Barua passed the judgment on Gogoi’s detention and that accordingly he was entitled for immediate release if not arrested in any other case. Gogoi […]

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Everybody saw 2G scam when there was none: Special CBI judge

Giving a body blow to the CAG’s and CBI’s estimation of huge loss in grant of 2G licences, a special court today held that some people “artfully” arranged few selected facts and created a scam “when there was none”. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report that created an uproar when the UPA […]

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