One more charge sheet filed in Manipur fake encounter cases: CBI to SC

The CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) today told the Supreme Court that it had filed another charge sheet in connection with the alleged fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. On July 30, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) informed the apex court that its had filed two charge sheets before […]

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Gujarat High Court says SIT probe had shortfalls: Naroda Patiya riots

Coming down heavily on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot cases, the Gujarat High Court said there were several “shortfalls” in its probe. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehia also said the investigation carried out by the SIT, which was constituted on the directions […]

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Draft final report prepared, SIT tells Supreme Court: Sunanda case

The special investigation team (SIT) today told the Supreme Court that a draft final report has been prepared after conducting “thorough professional and scientific investigations” in the case relating to the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. Delhi Police, in its affidavit filed in the apex court, has said that a draft […]

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SC dismisses plea seeking SIT probe in alleged bribery case

The Supreme Court today dismissed another plea filed by a non-government organisation seeking an SIT probe into the alleged bribery case in the name of judges. A bench comprising justices R K Agrawal, Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar also imposed a cost of Rs 25 lakh on the petitioner NGO – Campaign for Judicial […]

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Sajjan should not have been given anticipatory bail: SIT to Delhi HC

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar should not have been granted anticipatory bail by a trial court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Delhi High Court was today told by a Special Investigation Team (SIT). Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the SIT which is probing the charges against him, told Justice Anu Malhotra […]

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Judges bribery case: SC dismisses plea for SIT probe

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking SIT probe into an alleged case of bribery in the name of judges, saying such a plea has raised unnecessary doubts over the integrity of judges. The apex court rejected the petition filed by lawyer Kamini Jaiswal, making it clear that the CBI’s FIR was not against […]

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Plea on bribes taken in judges’ names sent to constition bench

The Supreme Court today referred a plea regarding alleged bribes being taken in the names of judges to a Constitution Bench comprising top five senior-most apex court judges. The apex court issued notice to the Centre and the CBI on the plea which sought setting up of an SIT to be headed by a former […]

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

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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SC panel to examine SIT decision to close anti-Sikh riot case

The Supreme Court has constituted a supervisory body comprising two of its former judges to examine the decision of the SIT to close 199 cases relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The apex court named its former judges, Justice J M Panchal and Justice K S P Radhakrishnan, as members of the supervisory body and […]

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Murthal rape case: HC gives SIT a month’s deadline to conclude

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing allegations of rape at Murthal near Sonipat during the 2016 Jat agitation, a one month deadline to conclude investigations. The court also directed that IPS officer Amitabh Dhillon, presently IG, Hisar Range, will head another SIT to look into cases of […]

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