Muzaffarpur case: Court seeks CBI response on Brajesh Thakur’s plea claiming witnesses not reliable.

A Delhi court on Tuesday sought response of the CBI on a plea filed by Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in a case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home, claiming that testimonies of witnesses in the case were not reliable. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha directed the CBI […]

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Muzaffarpur shelter home case : Delhi court defers verdict till Jan 14

A Delhi court on Thursday deferred by a month the judgment in the case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur which was run by former Bihar People’s Party (BPP) MLA Brajesh Thakur. Additional Sessions Judge Sudesh Kumar deferred the verdict till January 14 next year, […]

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Tarun Tejpal must face trial in sexual assault case: Goa Police to Supreme Court

The Goa Police claimed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that there were “contemporaneous” WhatsApp messages and e-mails which showed that Tehelka magazine’s founder Tarun Tejpal should face trial in an alleged sexual assault case lodged against him by a former woman colleague. The police, while opposing Tejpal’s plea seeking quashing of charges framed against […]

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Delay in Courts Trial pushing Victims of Sexual Assault to out of Court Settlement with Accused

In one of the most disturbing testimonies during the trial in Yeroor case, the seven-year-old victim was heard asking Mama nammal engotta pone (uncle, where are we going)? to the man who brutally raped & murdered her. She seemed happy & carefree & they were about to enter the forest mouth. Her question, so full […]

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Supreme Court dismisses Asaram Bapu’s bail plea in sexual assault case in Gujarat

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with a sexual assault case lodged against him in Gujarat. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat government, that the trial in the case was going on and […]

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Court asks sr cop to sensitise juniors in sexual offence cases

A senior Delhi Police officer has been directed by a city court to sensitise its officials to prudently deal with cases of sexual assault and adhere to the mandates of higher courts. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra passed the direction while pulling up the police for not complying with its order to assess the threat perception […]

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“Sexual assault on TN tribal women by police likely”

Nearly five years after the alleged rape of four tribal women by police in Tamil Nadu, a report of a Judicial Magistrate filed today in Madras High Court said there are reasons to believe that they were sexually assaulted, but not raped. The report of the Judicial Magistrate Thirukovilur in Villupuram District stated the medical […]

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Sexual assault: ‘Judges not to disclose victims name’

Judicial officers should not mention the name of victims in the judgements passed in sexual assault cases and they “must avoid” disclosing the identity to protect their reputation, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice S P Garg said this while noting that a magistrate as well as district and sessions judge had mentioned the […]

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Man gets 10-yr jail for sexual assault on 5-yr old girl

A 48-year old sanitary inspector has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court here for sexual assault on a girl child in 2013. Mahila court judge R Vijayakumari yesterday awarded the sentence to Sengottaiyan under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and also imposed a fine of […]

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Court acquits youth of charges of sodomising minor

A youth accused of sodomising a 10-year-old boy has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the alleged victim failed to identify him. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan absolved the youth, a Delhi resident, of offences of sodomy and wrongful restraint under IPC and sexual assault under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. […]

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