Wednesday’s verdict in a coal block allocations case, in which the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda was held guilty, was the fourth conviction in the 30 cases in which chargesheets have been filed in the special court.
NIA had put an application in the District and Sessions Judge Poonam Bamba’s court, seeking extension of the detention period, and submitted that the investigation for collecting evidence related to the accused is in progress.
The case dates back to February, when the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Nitin Gupta and Hafezuddin in Mahipalpur under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, for possessing 1.5 kg of heroin each.
The jail has also faced allegations from gangster Neeraj Bawana, who has moved a court plea claiming inhuman treatment; Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal, who has pressed for better facilities; and suspected al-Qaeda militant Saimun Rahman, who has alleged sexual harassment.
Court records state that Saini used to stalk Tanwar regularly and was even beaten up by her father once. Saini later shot her dead after the victim did not give "favourable response to his friendship".
The court said that "creation and destruction both play in laps of a mentor, and he/she should carve the minds of students with chisel of principles of freedom struggle, i.e. Satya, Ahimsa, Swaraj, Sarvodaya and Antyodaya".
The ED told the court that Dhawan had facilitated the directors of the Sterling Group to purchase properties and “helped them in diverting” bank loans. The Sterling Group had taken loans of over Rs 5,000 crore from banks.