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Murder case: Court acquits 3 and asks investigating officer to pay Re 1 from his salary as compensation

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A court here in Maharashtra has acquitted three persons in a 2007 case of killing a person and asked the investigating officer to pay Re 1 from his salary as compensation to each of those set free. District Judge S B Bahalkar, in his order issued earlier this month, held the investigating officer (IO), R […]

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Man awarded death penalty, wife gets life term in murder case

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A court in Rajasthan’s Kota has awarded death sentence to a man and life imprisonment to his wife in a five-year-old robbery and murder case here. An additional district judge [ADJ] on Wednesday pronounced the verdict, holding the man guilty of looting and murdering a couple at their home in the city and his wife […]

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Woman, paramour convicted in husband’s murder case

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A sessions court in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas on Thursday pronounced a woman and her paramour guilty of conspiracy and murder of her husband in 2017. The sessions judge at the Barasat Fourth Fast Track Court held Ajit Roy guilty of murder and Manua Majumdar for conspiring with him. The quantum of sentence will […]

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Kotdwar Bar Association to withdraw its ban on representing accused in Sushil Raghuvanshi murder case

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The Uttarakhand High Court has been informed that the Kotdwar Bar Association would be withdrawing its controversial notice barring advocates from appearing on behalf of the accused in the Sushil Raghuvanshi murder case. Earlier this month, the Bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Alok Kumar Verma had castigated the Bar Association’s move to pass […]

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New Delhi : A special MCOCA court here Friday acquitted nine people accused of murdering a man in 2012.

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New Delhi: A total of 12 persons were accused of killing Haris alias Bittu Sultan Shah (25) in February 2012 in a room in Kalyan’s Bail Bazar area and then burning the body in Igatpuri near Nashik. The accused believed Shah had stolen 30 kg of charas, a narcotic substance, from them, the prosecution claimed. […]

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 The Supreme Court closes proceedings against Tej Pratap in murder case.

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 The Supreme Court today closed proceedings against former Bihar minister Tej Pratap, son of jailed RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, in the murder case of a Siwan-based journalist. The Supreme Court had asked the CBI to investigate allegations relating to media reports featuring photographs and videos that showed Pratap, former Bihar health minister, along with […]

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Life term awarded to three in murder case of 2014 in the Kidwai Nagar.

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 Three brothers have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in connection with a murder case of 2014. Additional District Sessions judge Ram Sudh Singh yesterday held Anees, Pappu and Muzammil guilty of killing Nazakat under section 302 of the IPC. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the each […]

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6 sentenced to death in suspected honour killing of Dalit man

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Six persons were sentenced to death by a court here today in connection with the suspected honour killing of a 22-year old Dalit man in full public view in nearby Udumalpet in March last year. Those sentenced to death included the father of the woman, who had married the Dalit man despite opposition from her […]

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Verdict in Dalit woman rape-murder case today

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A court here is set to pronounce tomorrow the verdict in the case related to sensational rape and murder of a Dalit woman which was in focus during the campaign for the Kerala Assembly elections last year. Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court had on December 6 completed the hearing in the case and posted it for […]

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SC dismisses plea against bail to trustees of Ryan

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group in connection with the killing of a student in the school premises. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said the “petition is dismissed.” The court had earlier reserved the order […]

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After split verdict, 3 convicted in murder case by third judge

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A murder case, which saw a split verdict earlier by a division bench of the Delhi High Court, has now been decided by a third judge leading to conviction and awarding of life sentence to three men and acquittal of two others. While deciding the reference on appeals of the five men, Justice Sanjiv Khanna […]

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2 murder accused walk free as lone witness not traceable

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Two men, accused of brutally killing a person on the roof of a temple here, have been acquitted by a Delhi court after the police failed to bring the lone eyewitness before it. Special Judge Narinder Kumar absolved the two accused of the offence of murder under the IPC and said the prosecution could not […]

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Allahabad HC orders CBI inquiry in businessman’s murder

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The Allahabad High Court today directed a CBI inquiry into the murder of a businessman in the city in February last year. A bench comprising justices SK Gupta and Rajiv Mishra passed the order on a petition filed by Vinod Kumar, father of deceased businessman Lalit Verma. It was alleged that Lalit Verma along with […]

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Madhya Pradesh HC rejects minister’s plea for pre-arrest bail in murder case

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The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court today turned down the anticipatory bail application of state minister Lal Singh Arya who is an accused in the murder of a Congress MLA in 2009. A single judge bench of the high court comprising Justice Sheel Nagu dismissed the bail plea. The bench rejected the […]

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Plumber sentenced to life imprisonment for killing woman

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A court in neighbouring Palghar district has awarded life imprisonment to a 30-year-old man for killing a housewife after robbing her of her valuables in 2013. Additional Sessions Judge M P Divate of the Vasai court yesterday awarded the punishment to Devendra Ramchandar Mishra, a plumber, after pronouncing him guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder), […]

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Court raps Delhi Police for ‘tawdry’ probe in murder case

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A city court has rapped the Delhi Police for shoddy probe in a murder case saying it was “sad” that those responsible for the gruesome killing of a young boy were going unpunished. The court made the sharp observation while acquitting two persons accused of slitting the throat of a 20-year-old boy, noting that the […]

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Judicial remand of IGP,7 cops in custodial death case extended

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A special CBI court today extended up to October 23 the judicial remand of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Z H Zaidi, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Manoj Joshi and six other policemen in the case of custodial death of an accused in the rape-and-murder of a teenage girl in Kotkhai in Himachal Pradesh. The […]

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7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused

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A court here today sent Subair, a key accused in the murder of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar, to seven days police custody. Subair, who was arrested by the CB-CID on Wednesday from the Mullapadi Railway Gate near Pollachiand, is lodged in the Central Jail. Sasikumar (36), district spokesperson of the Munnani, was murdered with […]

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Man awarded life imprisonment for murdering wife

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A court here today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murdering his wife and sent his brother to jail for two years for helping him dispose of the body of the victim. Aizawl district Additional Sessions Judge-II Vanlalenmawia passed the order and instructed the member secretary of the Mizoram State Legal Service Authority to […]

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Five tried in murder case acquitted for lack of evidence

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A Thane district court has acquitted five persons in a murder case for want of sufficient evidence against them. According to the prosecution, on August 22, 2014, the five persons, all in their 20s, allegedly robbed a 26-year-old cloth seller of his money and one of them stabbed him with a pair of scissors in […]

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Kotkhai rape case: Judicial custody of 8 cops extended till Oct 3

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A court in Himachal Pradesh today extended till October 3 the judicial custody of eight police officers, including an IG rank officer, in connection with the custodial death of an accused in the rape-and-murder case of a minor in Kotkhai on July 4. Inspector General of Police Z H Zaidi, Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj […]

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No specific proof of my role in murder case: Gurung

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung today claimed in a city court that the CBI has not been able to provide any specific proof of his involvement in the murder of All India Gorkha League chief Madan Tamang. Gurung’s counsel Milan Mukherjee submitted before Chief Sessions Judge Kundan Kumar Kumai that specific proof has […]

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No evidence against Giri in Madan Tamang murder case

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri today contended before a city court that the CBI has failed to produce evidence to indicate his involvement in the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang. Giri’s counsel Debasish Roy submitted before the city sessions court chief judge, Kundan Kumar Kumai, that the CBI has […]

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SC notice to CBI on plea against bail to MLA Amanmani Tripathi

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The Supreme Court today sought a response from the CBI on a plea challenging the Allahabad High Court order granting bail to Uttar Pradesh MLA Amanmani Tripathi, accused of killing his wife Sara Singh. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the probe agency and Tripathi onn the plea […]

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