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Abhishek Angad reports from New Delhi for The Indian Express

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.

Four Hurriyat leaders in 14-day judicial remand
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

All seven accused were arrested on July 24 on charges that they were allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor alleged terror activities and stone attacks on forces in the Kashmir Valley

Court denies bail, says send Unitech promoters to Tihar jail
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

The Special Court stated that from the perusal of records, it appeared that the accused and their company were taking “payments” without having "requisite approvals" from government authorities for the purpose of construction of a residential colony.

Delhi court restrains publication and sale of book on Ramdev
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Juggernaut stated that everyone is entitled to approach a court of law with a grievance that must be decided in a fair manner.

No record of invites to Former TERI chief R K Pachauri in court documents
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The statements were made Wednesday during cross-examination in front of court-appointed local commissioner Santosh Mishra, in a Rs 1 crore defamation case filed by him against lawyer and human rights activist Vrinda Grover and others.

Deported from Saudi, ‘AQIS suspect’ Syed Mohammad Zishan Ali in custody
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The police told Additional Sessions Judge Siddhartha Sharma that the suspect, Syed Zishan Ali, was an active member of the AQIS. They said that Ali needed to be interrogated to ascertain the location of his brother Syed Mohammad Arshiyan and brother-in-law Sabeel Ahmed, who is the brother of alleged Glasgow airport attack mastermind Kafil Ahmed.

Court seeks Tihar reply after gangster goes on ‘hunger strike’ inside jail
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

A Delhi court had last year acquitted Bawana of the charge of trying to kill a policemen in a 2015 shootout. The court, however, held him guilty of possessing illegal arms. Earlier in June, the alleged IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal had also filed a plea in court alleging human rights violations.

Cross-examined in court, R K Pachauri told to leave, then return
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

While being cross-examined in a case of alleged defamation at Patiala House Courts, former TERI chief R K Pachauri was Tuesday asked by the counsel of the defendants — Vrinda Grover and others — to leave the courtroom for some time.

Questions linger for those left behind: ‘They clean your filth but what about their safety?’
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

While Mohanlal had cleaned sewers before, he wasn't experienced, she said, asking why there were no safeguards to protect him: “They clean the filth left by people of this city. Shouldn’t there be rules to safeguard their lives?”

Sewer survivor tells police ‘DJB contractor’ gave him work, was supposed to make Rs 300
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

The FIR also mentions that a DJB vehicle and its driver were present at the spot. A case has been registered against Dinesh under IPC section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Man who ‘helped’ IS suspect procure passport gets bail
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Chennai-resident Mustafa, who was arrested on July 12, was released on Saturday after Investigating Officer Satish Rana told the court that he was not involved in any “terrorist activity”.

Cleaning Lajpat Nagar sewer, 3 labourers die of ‘suffocation’
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

he incident, in which the fourth victim is recuperating, took place around 12.45 pm near Lajpat Nagar roundabout at Jal Vihar Road, police said.

Ram Jethmalani gone, Arvind Kejriwal seeks time to find ‘proper representation’, court shoots down request
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

Arvind Kejriwal and Ram Jethmalani had a falling out over the use of the term ‘crook’ for Arun Jaitley in court.

Case against Shabir Shah: NBW issued against Aslam Wani
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

The ED’s case in 2007 had come after Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Wani, who comes from Kashmir, in 2005 and recovered a pistol and Rs 62.9 lakh from him.

Revenue drying up, friends are moving away: Pachauri to court
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Pachauri, accused of sexually harassing a colleague at TERI, recorded his statement in front of a court-appointed local commissioner, Santosh Mishra.

10-day custody extension for 4 separatist leaders
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

On July 24, the NIA had arrested seven Kashmiri separatists from Srinagar and Delhi allegedly on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone attacks in Kashmir.

Ramjas violence: Footage of anti-national slogans ‘doctored’
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Police said they have requested students and the general public to give statements and provide any evidence available with them - video/audio recording — to identify the unknown accused persons.

Judge pulls up ED lawyer for asking Shabir Shah to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

“If he believes in the Constitution, then ask him (Shah) to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’,” Awasthi told defence lawyers M S Khan and Ravi Qazi. He accused Shah of amassing crores to “fund terror”.

Court denies bail to juvenile: May jeopardise the boy’s life
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The court also stated that granting bail could expose him to “moral, physical and psychological” danger, and that his release would defeat the ends of justice.

Shabir Shah custody extended, defence says ED misleading court
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The ED produced Shah, who was arrested on July 25, before Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit after his seven-day custody got over.

Jama Masjid blast case: Court orders framing of charges against Yasin Bhatkal, 10 others, 3 discharged
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

The case dates back to September 2010, when two motorcycle-borne persons fired at Taiwanese nationals outside Jama Masjid’s gate number 3.

ED denying basic living condition to Shabir Shah: wife
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Showing a few prescriptions for drugs apparently prescribed to Shah, Biqluis said that he suffers from hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia (abnormal amount of lipids in blood).

Delhi Court summons Ola, Uber over ‘excess fares’
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The complaint was filed by NGO Nyayabhoomi through its secretary Rakesh Agarwal. The court said the clauses of the City Taxi Scheme (CTS), 2015 mandate that only fares “prescribed” by the transport department can be charged.

Uphaar cinema fire: Ansals told to inform court 7 days prior to leaving country
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

On June 13, 1997, a fire had engulfed Uphaar cinema, killing 59 people and injuring over 100. The Ansals, who owned the theatre, and five others are accused of tampering with evidence in the case.

Rape victim rejects relief, says will affect marriage
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

A rape victim has rejected monetary compensation and submitted before a Delhi court that her “suffering” cannot be undone by it, and that receiving the money could jeopardise her marriage. All four people involved in the case have been convicted.

Court gives NIA 10-day custody of 7 separatists
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

The seven, including Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law, Altaf Ahmad Shah, and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s aide, Shahid-ul-Islam, were arrested a day earlier over alleged terror funding from Pakistan.

Woman assaulted: Court says FIR veracity must be checked too
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Hearing the revision petition, Additional Sessions Judge Sanjay Bansal observed that the Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) did not read the woman’s “statement” under Section CrPC 164 “carefully” before discharging the two accused.

‘Stress, leaves don’t figure in conversations’: Repairs to mediclaim, what’s bothering Delhi’s cops?
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

A recent report by The Indian Express had looked at instances of suicides in the police force and possible reasons for the drastic step.

Court orders de-sealing of suite where Sunanda Pushkar died
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The order comes after authorities of Hotel Leela had filed a petition, stating that they are suffering “huge losses” because of the locked room.

Court acquits man who married 17-year-old convert to Islam
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The girl had eloped with the man on July 9 last year, following which the two started living together after performing ‘nikah’. Subsequently, a missing person report was lodged by the girl’s mother at Kalyanpuri police station in east Delhi.

Ramjas sloganeering: Court pulls up police for not filing report
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

A petition was filed by the complainant and advocate, Vivek Garg, seeking an FIR into the Ramjas incident

Delhi: Policeman pulled up over ‘wrong summons’
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

During the hearing in a 2010 accident case, Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Ashok Kumar had issued an order to summon the complainant and accident victim, Mahesh Nagar

Left behind: Unclaimed clothes and chapatis that have gone cold
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

“They earned very little and had no possessions... All they had were friends like us and this night shelter to take rest in. We can’t believe they are gone,” said caretaker Prashant Saxena