Former Kerala cop gets life term for Maoist’s murder

A 40-year-old case came back to haunt a retired Kerala police officer Thursday when he was sentenced to life imprisonment by a CBI Special Court for killing a Maoist leader in cold blood and passing it off as a shootout. Retired Inspector General of Police K. Lakshmana, now 74, was found guilty of murdering the […]

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BKI terrorist Jagtar Hawara’s death sentence commuted to life

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday commuted to a life term the death sentence awarded to notorious Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara. Hawara was a mastermind of the assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh at the high-security state secretariat complex here Aug 31, 1995. The high court, however, upheld […]

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Bangalore cabbie gets life term for Pratibha murder

Bangalore taxi driver Shiva Kumar was Friday sentenced to “life imprisonment till death” for the 2005 rape and murder of Hewlett Packard (HP) India employee Pratibha Murthy, prompting her mother to say tearfully that her daughter’s soul would now rest in peace. Judge B.V Guddali of the 11th fast track court pronounced the judgment in […]

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Strike hits air, road traffic, disrupts life in Bengal

Normal life was disrupted, with air and road traffic severely hit, in most parts of West Bengal Tuesday due to a one-day nationwide shutdown called by nine major trade unions, including those of the Left and the Congress. The strike was called to protest against price rise, violation of labour laws and privatisation. More than […]

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