UAPA Tribunal upholds ban on pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice

The Centre’s ban on pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has been upheld by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act tribunal headed by Delhi High Court Chief Justice D N Patel. The tribunal has held that it was clear from the evidence on record that activities of the group were “unlawful”, “disruptive” and “threaten the sovereignty, […]

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No bail for two students arrested under UAPA

A court here on Wednesday dismissed the bail applications of two CPI(M) student activists, who were arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for allegedly distributing pro-Maoist pamphlets. Thaha Fazal and Allan Shuhaib, who are students of Journalism and Law respectively and CPI(M)’s branch committee members, were arrested on November 2 from here, causing widespread […]

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Delhi HC rejects plea of suspected ISIS operative

The Delhi High Court has rejected a suspected ISIS operative’s plea seeking nod to inspect the documents, submitted by the NIA to a trial court in a case relating to the alleged charges of recruiting and financing people to join the terror group. A bench of justices G S Sistani and Vinod Goel said that […]

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No automatic denial of bail for terror accused: Law panel

There should be no “automatic denial” of bail to a person accused of being involved in terror acts, the Law Commission has cautioned indicating that evidence should be given priority. In its report on ‘Provisions relating to bail’, the panel has warned that “mere classification of an act as an act of terrorism should not […]

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Zakir Naik, IRF indulging in unlawful activity: HC

The Delhi High Court today upheld the Centre’s decision to immediately ban Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), saying the organisation and its president and members were indulging in “unlawful activity”. Turning down the foundation’s claim that the Centre has not given reasons for its order, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that there is material to […]

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Professor’s hand chopping case: Eight years rigorous imprisonment to 10 men

Ten persons belonging to radial outfits were today sentenced to eight years rigorous imprisonment by a special NIA court for chopping off a hand of  a professor in Kerala in 2010, accusing him of hurting religious sentiments through a question paper he had set.NIA court judge P Sasidharan also awarded two years rigorous imprisonment to […]

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Failure to depose: Court issues bailable warrants against cops

A Delhi court has issued bailable warrants against three Uttar Pradesh Police officials for their failure to appear before it to depose as witness in a case involving jailed Naxal leader Kobad Ghandy, who is facing charges of indulging in unlawful activities. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh issued bailable warrants for a sum of Rs […]

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Burdwan blast: NIA moves court for custody of accused

The NIA, which is probing the Oct 2 explosion in Burdwan, Saturday approached a West Bengal court seeking the custody of the accused arrested in the case as well as transfer of the case to a Kolkata court, an official said. Earlier, the West Bengal CID had been probing the blast that occurred in a […]

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Israeli diplomat case: Accused journalist moves court

Syed Mohammad Kazmi, a journalist who is an accused in the February 13 terror attack on an Israeli diplomat case, today moved the Delhi high Court seeking a direction to resume hearing before a sessions judge on his plea against extension of probe period in the case.  Kazmi, in judicial custody in the Israeli diplomat […]

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