businessman Vikas Sachdev moves HC against 3-yr sentence for molesting ex-actor

A 41-year-old businessman, convicted for molesting a former actor on board a domestic flight in December 2017, has approached the Bombay High Court against his conviction and three-year sentence. A sessions court on January 15, 2020 convicted Vikas Sachdev under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) […]

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Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for raping minor girl

A court here has sentenced a man from Bhiwandi to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a five-year-old girl in 2016. In a judgement passed recently, district judge H M Patwardhan held Ramesh Rajaram Catham under the Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The […]

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Auto rickshaw driver got rigorous imprisonment for molesting minor girls

A Thane court has sentenced two men to four years’ rigorous imprisonment for molesting two minor girls residing in their neighbourhood. Additional Sessions Judge Sangita C Khalipe awarded the punishment to Shyam Hitendra Chavan (36), an auto-rickshaw driver, and Pradeep Gaikwad (28), a labourer. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 each on […]

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Court acquits man accused of rape and abduction

A special POCSO court here has acquitted a man accused of abducting and raping a minor girl in 2013, observing the prosecution failed to prove charges against him and that the victim is happily married to him. Additional sessions and special judge A S Bhaisare, in a recent order, said the prosecution failed to prove […]

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Mother-son get jail term in rape case

A local court has sentenced a 24-year-old man to 15 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor girl and awarded ten years’ jail term to his mother for abetting the crime. District judge Mridula V K Bhatia convicted Sushant Dubey, owner of a driving school here, and his mother Mamata Dubey on Monday. Sushant was […]

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Husband not guilty of physical relation with wife

A husband cannot be held guilty of establishing physical relations with his wife, a Delhi court has said while acquitting a man charged with alleged kidnap and rape of a minor girl. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan acquitted the man, a resident of Jahangirpuri in north Delhi, noting that the prosecution failed to prove the […]

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Madhya Pradesh: Man gets life term for raping friend’s daughter

A special court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a man for raping a nine-year-old daughter of his friend at Jaora town in the district last year. The sentence was awarded to Suresh alias Suraj Mali by special judge, SC/ST Act, BC Malaiya, under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act […]

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Delhi youth gets 5 yrs jail for sexually assaulting minor niece

A youth has been sentenced to five year jail term for sexually assaulting his five-year-old niece by a Delhi court, which observed that there is a rise in sexual offences against women. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar sentenced 22-year-old Bobby and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him, saying he has maligned relations and […]

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Man freed of rape charge as minor girl changes stand

A man has been acquitted of the charge of raping a 13-year-old girl by a Delhi court after she resiled from her statement. Additional Sessions Judge Rajneesh Kumar Gupta absolved West Delhi resident Kalu of the offences under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of Protection of Children from […]

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Man acquitted of charges of harassing a minor

A man, accused of sexually harassing and stalking a 15-year-old girl, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said the testimony of the victim was “not trustworthy and reliable”. Additional Sessions Judge Gulshan Kumar acquitted Dongar Singh, a resident of Sangam Vihar here, of the offences of sexual harassment under sections 11 and 12 […]

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