Magistrate should not step into IO’s shoes: Court

A Metropolitan Magistrate is not supposed to step into the shoes of investigating officer and not interfere in the probe, a Delhi court has said while setting aside an order directing the police to seize case property in a criminal complaint. The court’s decision came on an appeal by a man, who was booked under […]

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US woman’s gangrape: Court sends four accused to 2-day custody

Four men, arrested for allegedly raping a US tourist in a 5-star hotel earlier this year, were today sent to two-day judicial custody by a city court. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh sent the accused to Tihar Jail after Delhi Police moved an application seeking their judicial custody. Yesterday, the police had arrested a tour guide, […]

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Court convicts man in sodomy case

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New Delhi, A man, accused of sodomising a person 19 years ago and inflicting injuries on him with sharp edged weapon, has been convicted by a Delhi court which said the victim’s testimony remained “unshaken” even during his cross-examination over a decade after the incident. Metropolitan Magistrate Kapil Kumar convicted the accused under section 377 […]

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Delhi gangrape: Court upholds ban on reporting by media

In Delhi a court upheld a magisterial court order for in camera proceedings in the case of December 16 gang rape of 23-year-old girl and restraining media from reporting it. District and Sessions Judge R K Gauba said there was nothing “illegal” or “improper” in the January 7 order of the magistrate. According to the […]

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Gangrape in bus: Four days PC for two, third in JC for TIP

Three other accused arrested for allegedly gangraping a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus here on Sunday night were  produced before a Delhi court which sent two of them to four-day police custody while the third was sent to 14-day judicial custody. Vinay Sharma, an assistant gym instructor and Pawan Gupta, a fruit seller have […]

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Accused has no inherent right to appeal conviction

The Bombay High Court has held that an accused does not have an inherent right of appeal against his conviction and the same has to be conferred by a statute. Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sadhana Jadhav observed that the legislature can confer the said right or can make available the said right conditionally. It (legislature) […]

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12-year trial ends with Rs.500 fine on gambler

In New Delhi after 12 years of trial, the court has convicted a man for gambling after he pleaded guilty and slapped a fine of Rs 500 on him. On Wednesday Metropolitan Magistrate  Arvind Bansal, in an order pronounced, held Anwar Malik guilty of gambling in a public place. The court said in the order sheet made whcih available on […]

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Courts issues non-bailable warrant against Kanda

A Delhi court today issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against ex-Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, an accused in the Geetika Sharma suicide case. Metropolitan Magistrate D K Jangala directed that the NBW be issued against Kanda for August 24. The court gave the direction after the Delhi police told it that Kanda is yet to be […]

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Conviction of a man for attacking cop in court

A man was convicted for attacking a cop in court premises, around four years ago, has been handed a 27 month jail term by a Delhi court but walked free as he already served this period during the trial. Metropolitan Magistrate Navita Kumari said: “As the testimonies of all the witnesses are coherent, consistent, credible, […]

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