Abhishek Angad

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Abhishek Angad reports from New Delhi for The Indian Express

Cop wanted transfer after realtor friend sought help in land dispute: CBI Chargesheet
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The chargesheet said co-accused Arun Tiwari was into property dealing business in the jurisdiction of this police station.

CBI court pulls up police for ‘lapses’ in child labour probe
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The case came up in Special Court after police started sending notices to the accused to join the investigation, following which the accused applied for anticipatory bail. Since April, four accused have been granted anticipatory bail in the case.

AQIS links: Islamic preacher let off for want of ‘sufficient evidence’
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The other accused in the case — Mohammad Asif, Abdul Rehman and Zafar Masood — were charged under sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, to which they pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

Terror funding probe: Nod to produce accused via video conferencing after intel on escape bid
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The NIA was also granted extension of up to 180 days for completion of the investigation.

Tihar Jail ‘assault’: Delhi HC asks for CCTV details, jail report has none
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

While the affidavit submitted by Tihar Jail — signed by SS Parihar, DIG (Prisons) — lists the nature of injuries, there is no mention of CCTV cameras and footage.

Aarushi-Hemraj case: Truth was on our side, says family
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Aarushi-Hemraj case: Talwars will be released once the official communication reaches us and formalities are completed, said Dasna Jail officials.

Non-bailable warrant against HCL over ‘faulty tablet’, firm to comply with order
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

The case dates back to 2012, when the complainant, V R Chandran, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police officer, gave his tablet for repair just a few months after purchase.

Bail to retired Chhattisgarh HC Judge Quddusi, another accused in graft case
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Special Judge Manoj Jain said that the retired judge had “co-operated with the CBI” and no “useful purpose” would be served by allowing him to remain “behind bars” at this juncture.

No extension for ex-judge Odisha HC judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi’s CBI remand
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The CBI sought three days remand of three accused — Quddusi, B P Yadav and Vishwanath Agarwala — saying that they “showed non-coperation” and that Quddusi “obtained installment of gratification” from one of the accused. The judge sent all six accused to judicial custody.

Court pulls up child welfare committee
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The court said that even for the sake of argument, if it is held that CWC has powers to impose the compensation by virtue of two orders, it is required to “at least” follow the principles of “natural justice”.

‘Shabir Shah in touch with Hafiz Saeed’
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The complaint — equivalent to a chargesheet — filed before Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma, also named alleged hawala dealer Mohammed Aslam Wani, on whose statement the ED registered a case against him. Both are in judicial custody.

Medical college scam: ex-judge in CBI net for graft, sitting judges in phone taps
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Promised favourable order to medical college on govt blacklist, says CBI

Man convicted of rape: Degree of penetration can’t be defence ground
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

The counsel for the accused had based his argument on this report, stating that “no case of rape” was made out since there was no evidence of external injury, bleeding or tear, and the hymen remained “intact”.

Penalty to live tweeting: Delhi HC’s poser on court reporting
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The notice was issued after a committee on “Media reporting in courts — balancing free press, fair trial and integrity of judicial proceedings”, constituted by the acting Chief Justice, deliberated on this issue on August 31

Ryan Mayur Vihar pulled up for action against teacher
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

The court noted that the teacher had joined the school in 1992, and even after three internal audits and an external audit, no problems regarding her birth certificate had been found until March 2015

Vande Mataram… At least we have the first right over something: Arun Chand, 19, Garbage Collector
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

While addressing a students’ convention in the Capital recently, PM Narendra Modi said people who keep the country clean have the first right to chant ‘Vande Mataram’. Chand says he is happy with the PM’s mention

Firing teacher over maternity leave illegal: Delhi School Tribunal
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

The school submitted that she was given a job as a guest teacher on contract, and her salary was to be based on the number of classes she taught. She was re-engaged every year. In 2015, when the school reopened after winter break on January 15, she came to school for three days and then stopped.

Money laundering case: ‘No papers to show chartered accountant’s link with offence,’ says Court
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The court noted that Rajesh Aggarwal did not hold any meetings with Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain — market entry operators who are the main accused in the case

Sunanda Pushkar case: On de-sealing of Leela suite, court sets September 26 as police deadline
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Appearing for The Leela, lawyer Madhav Khurana said there have been multiple visits, and that all his client is asking is for the suite to be de-sealed. He added that any exhibits recovered from the room can be kept in a separate area.

Misa Bharti’s CA Rajesh Aggarwal granted bail in money laundering case
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The Enforcement Directorate is probing into alleged laundering of over Rs 8,000 crore by two market entry operators--Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain--through a maze of shell companies.

Sunanda Pushkar death: Court raps police over hotel suite
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

The court directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police concerned to be present in court and explain why, even after more than three-and-a-half years, the police need “more time to investigate”.

Transfer racket: ‘Accused IB officer had good record, got several awards’
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The FIR does not mention money being received by Kameshwar, but in its remand application the CBI has stated that it was verifying an earlier complaint against the accused.

VVIP chopper case: CBI chargesheet against ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi, 8 others
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The agency had arrested the Tyagi brothers and Khaitan in December last year. This was the first time that a military chief — retired or serving — was arrested in a probe into alleged corruption in defence procurement.

Delhi: Man accused of raping JNU student granted bail
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The woman had approached police and filed a rape complaint on August 20, 2016, alleging that Ratan, also a PhD student, took her to his hostel room on the pretext of giving her a copy of the movie, Sairat. She alleged that he offered her a drink which was spiked and raped her after she fell unconscious.

‘Aap to samajhdar ho… we have settled. If he is jailed, it will be difficult’
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Following a story in The New York Times of an alleged murder in the village that was hushed up, people avoid speaking to “strangers”. Nobody seems to have read the article, but they all agree a woman died, and the matter was “settled”.

20 years in jail for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh: ‘wild beast… damaged heritage of land’
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s counsel sought leniency, saying the convict had “motivated” people to do social works including “tree plantation etc” and to “marry prostitutes”.

Special court rejects Shabir Shah bail plea
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

The Additional Sessions judge rejected the plea, stating that there are “chances of witness being influenced and evidences being tampered” after ED submitted that the investigation is at a “critical stage” and the sources of funds in Shah’s bank account has to be “ascertained”

Utkal Express: From Ground Zero – Doctor who pitched in, tea-seller who escaped by a whisker
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Utkal Express: Doctor Mansoor Ul-Haq, who runs a clinic from his home in Nayi Abadi village, said he got 50 patients before the first ambulance arrived in Khatauli to take injured passengers to hospitals.

Utkal Express derailment: Day after, long wait to take bodies home
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The deceased are from Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Agra and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh and Gwalior and Morena in Madhya Pradesh, as well as Delhi, said chief medical officer, Muzaffarnagar, P S Mishra.

Utkal Express derailment: ‘Heard a loud noise, saw coaches flying’
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Utkal Express derailment: The Kalinga Utkal Express went off the rails on a single track that connects Meerut to Haridwar. The line runs between two villages, Jagat Colony and Nayi Abadi. Some 25 trains go past the villages every day on average, local people said.

Man accused of raping 2 daughters acquitted as girls turn ‘hostile’ in court
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

According to the court, testimonies of the girls revealed that there was some “quarrel” in the family. Moreover, the accused was a notorious criminal and the girls were asked to give a “false statement” so he could be kept in jail, the judge said.

Terror funding case: Kashmiri businessman in 10-day NIA custody
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

The prosecution submitted before the court that “suspicious” documents relating to property and bank accounts were seized and reports from forensic experts on them are awaited.

Man’s 2-year jail term set aside as he ‘did not get proper legal aid’
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

It also ordered the driver to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the legal heirs of the deceased. The driver had rammed into many shops and hit the victim at M B Road, Mehrauli, around 2 am on November 1-2 in 2001.

7-year-old girl’s plea to ‘Modi uncle’: Please save our park
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

“There is a park nearby where I play, but since last month, I have not been able to play there as we came to know that some are building a community centre there... We are very sad,” she wrote in the letter, drawing a ‘sad’ face next to it.

Delhi court extends ED custody of ‘hawala dealer’
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Duty Magistrate Pankaj Sharma allowed the ED to question Wani till August 20. During the proceedings, advocate M S Khan, appearing for Wani, opposed the plea and moved an application, alleging that ED officials compelled the accused to sign documents

Simple blow on child’s back is not sexual harassment, says Delhi court
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Additional Sessions Judge Ashwini Kumar Sarpal, while hearing a 2015 case, said that “vague” and unspecified allegations made against the accused — that he had misbehaved with the victim by giving blow on her back — is “not sufficient” to “invoke” provisions of POCSO Act against him.