Supreme Court voices displeasure at defence ministry: Manipur ‘fake’ encounters

The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure that the Ministry of Defence has “not even bothered” to respond to the letters addressed to it by the CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. A bench comprising justices Madan […]

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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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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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Special SIT judge inspects Naroda Gam 2002 riots site

A special SIT judge, hearing the 2002 Naroda Gam riots case, today visited the site of the incident where 11 people were killed to understand the topography of the area and verify claims of witnesses. P B Desai took nearly 40 minutes to inspect the locality where people belonging to the minority community were killed […]

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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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Karnataka HC directs SIT not to arrest Kumaraswamy in mining case

In a relief to former chief minister and state JDS chief H D Kumaraswamy, the Karnataka High Court today directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) not to arrest him till June 20 in an illegal mining case. Justice Rathnakala passed the order on an application for anticipatory bail moved by Kumaraswamy after the special court […]

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Court accepts Class 12 ‘topper’ as minor in cheating

Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

A district court here today accepted that the controversial Humanities ‘topper’ in the Bihar Intermediate Examination, who has been arrested in connection with an examination cheating racket, is a minor. Special Vigilance court judge Raghvendra Kumar Singh accepted that the girl is a minor on the basis of her matriculation certificate which mentioned her date […]

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SC issues notice on PIL against pollution of Ganga

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction to halt discharge of sewerage and waste of leather and other industries into the Ganga in the course of its journey from Gangotri in Uttrakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal. A bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan […]

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