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Court discharges two men in rape case citing call detail record

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New Delhi:A Delhi court has discharged two people in a case of rape and recording a video of the incident, noting that documentary and scientific evidence ruled out the allegations. Additional Sessions Judge Anu Grover Baliga granted relief to a Haryana resident, accused of rape, and his cousin, who had allegedly recorded video of the […]

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Court discharges two men in rape case citing call detail record

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New Delhi:A Delhi court has discharged two people in a case of rape and recording a video of the incident, noting that documentary and scientific evidence ruled out the allegations. Additional Sessions Judge Anu Grover Baliga granted relief to a Haryana resident, accused of rape, and his cousin, who had allegedly recorded video of the […]

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Rape case: SC relief to film maker, acquittal upheld

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 ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui today got a major relief from the Supreme Court which dismissed an American woman’s plea challenging a Delhi High Court verdict acquitting him in a rape case. The top court said they were “good friends” and she had even expressed her “love” to him after the alleged incident. It also […]

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HC dismisses Tejpal plea seeking quashing of rape, other charges

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The High Court of Bombay at Goa today dismissed a petition filed by Tehelka’s former editor- in-chief Tarun Tejpal seeking the quashing of rape and other charges levelled against him by a former woman colleague. Justice Nutan Sardesai dismissed the petition filed by Tejpal, who is accused of raping the woman during an event in […]

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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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Man gets 14 years in jail for raping 8-year old neighbour girl

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A Delhi court has sent a 40- year old man to jail for 14 years for raping an 8-year old girl, saying such people had perverted minds, carried “animal streak” who would ravish anyone. Asserting that they should be dealt with firmly, Additional Sessions Judge Seema Maini, while awarding rigorous imprisonment to north Delhi resident […]

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Delhi court acquits man of cheating, raping woman

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A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charge of raping and deceitfully marrying a woman he met through a matrimonial website after she failed to support the prosecution case. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain absolved the man of the charges of rape, unnatural sex and concealing his first marriage, observing that the complainant […]

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SC to decide on early hearing of Asaram’s bail pleaSC to decide on early hearing of Asaram’s bail plea

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The Supreme Court today said it will decide on self-styled preacher Asaram’s plea for early hearing of his bail application in an alleged rape case lodged in Gujarat. “I will see to it,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra, heading a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said when counsel for Asaram said […]

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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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Langah surrenders before Gurdaspur court

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Former Akali minister Sucha Singh Langah, who had been on the run after a rape case was registered against him, today surrendered before the district court here. Punjab Police had been conducting raids to trace him. “He (Langah) surrendered today in the district court here,” Gurdaspur SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said. Langah was booked by […]

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Goa court frames charges against Tarun Tejpal in rape case

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A Goa court today framed charges of rape and wrongful confinement against Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, in connection with an alleged rape case filed against him in 2013, paving the way for his trial. Tejpal, 54, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The next hearing in the case in the district court […]

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Bombay HC refuses to stay framing of charges against Tejpal

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The Bombay High Court today refused to stay the framing of charges against Tarun Tejpal in a case of alleged rape, and issued a notice to the Goa government seeking its response to the senior journalist’s plea. The district court in Mapusa had on September 7 refused to drop the charges against Tejpal, who has […]

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SC upholds cancellation of bail to Karim Morani in rape case

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The Supreme Court today upheld the Hyderabad High Court’s decision to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Bollywood producer Karim Morani, accused of raping an aspiring actress. The Hyderabad High Court of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, on September 5, had held as valid the lower court’s order to cancel Morani’s anticipatory bail on grounds of […]

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SC upholds cancellation of bail to Karim Morani in rape case

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The Supreme Court today upheld the Hyderabad High Court’s decision to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Bollywood producer Karim Morani, accused of raping an aspiring actress. The Hyderabad High Court of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, on September 5, had held as valid the lower court’s order to cancel Morani’s anticipatory bail on grounds of […]

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War-like situation has to be fought accordingly

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A war-like situation has to be fought accordingly, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today observed while refusing to go into the action of security forces in Panchkula after violence broke out following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in rape case. At the same time, the High Court directed […]

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SC questions Gujarat over slow trial in rape case agst Asaram

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The Supreme Court today questioned the Gujarat government over the slow pace of trial in the rape case involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. A bench comprising justices N V Ramanna and Amitava Roy asked the state government why the victim has not been examined till now. It asked the state government to file an affidavit […]

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Son of former BSP MP sent to judicial remand in rape case

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A local court here has sent the son of a former BSP RPT BSP MP and three others to jail in connection with the gangrape case of a minor in 2014. A case was registered against Anand Pandey, son of former BSP MP Gorakhnath Pandey and three others in connection with the gangrape of a […]

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Court acquits employer in rape case as woman turns hostile

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A man, accused of raping his maid, has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the woman said their physical relations were consensual and she had lodged the complaint as she was not paid her dues. The court absolved the employer, saying the woman has turned hostile and not supported the case of prosecution. “I […]

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POCSO can’t be invoked for rape of adult with child-like brain: SC

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The stringent POCSO Act to deal with sexual offences against minors cannot be invoked to prosecute a man for raping a mentally-challenged adult victim having an under-developed brain like a child, the Supreme Court today ruled. The apex court said that according to Section 2 (d) of the POCSO Act, the term “age” cannot include […]

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Delhi HC allows 40-year-old rape convict to walk free

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Taking a lenient view towards a 40-year-old man undergoing 10-year-jail term in a rape case, the Delhi High Court has set him free by reducing his sentence to seven years already spent by him behind bars. The court ordered his immediate release considering that the conduct of the convict, who has a wife and two […]

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Deoband cleric Maulana Masood Madni granted bail

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The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to Deoband cleric Maulana Masood Madni in a rape case. Justice Arvind Kumar Tripathi passed the order yesterday, allowing the bail plea of Madni, who was arrested in March this year upon the complaint of the woman hailing from Jind district in Haryana. In the FIR lodged at […]

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Rape victim’s father opposes CBI closure plea

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Even as the CBI has sought closure of the case related to the rape of a seven-year-old girl at Vasco, the victim’s father today filed an application in a local court alleging that there were serious lapses in the investigation. In his application submitted before Apurva Nagvekar, Judicial Magistrate First Class at Vasco, the victim’s […]

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Man gets 10-yr jail for raping woman in garb of helping her

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A 32-year-old man has been sent to jail for 10 years by a Delhi court for raping a woman, taking advantage of her vulnerability after she sought his help regarding sexual assault committed by an ex-employer. The court lamented the plight of the woman, a maid, who was raped in Amritsar by her former employer’s […]

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SC rejects review plea of man who raped, killed 4-yr-old

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a review petition of a 55-year-old man and sent him to gallows for raping and stoning to death a four-year-old girl in 2008. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said “no case is made out” and dismissed the review petition. The bench, which also comprised Justices R F Nariman […]

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