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Abhishek Angad reports from New Delhi for The Indian Express

Delhi court acquits rape accused, cites ‘three used condoms’
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

‘Facts of the case show that the prosecutrix (the woman) would not have lodged the FIR if her mother would not have seen the condoms,’ the judge said

Coal cases: Convictions so far
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

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.

CBI court holds Jharkhand’s ex-CM Madhu Koda, ex-Coal Secretary guilty
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The verdict marked the fourth conviction by the special court hearing cases on the coal scam. The court will hear arguments on the quantum of punishment Thursday.

Abduction case: 102-yr-old key witness dies after 23-year fight for justice
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

In her last days, she only sought an “update” on the case and demanded “justice”, family members said. The family is originally from Ludhiana; Kaur was in Delhi at the time of her death.

Meat exporte Moin Qureshi gets bail, told to deposit passport
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The accused was directed to deposit his passport, not leave the country without the court’s prior permission and not influence witnesses in the case.

7-yr-old’s death case won’t be heard, police took too long to file chargesheet, says Delhi court
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

This was in March 2012. Almost six years later, a Delhi court refused to take cognizance of the case. Reason: The police had taken too long to file a chargesheet

7-year-old’s High Court plea to save park a success, Delhi Development Authority says will build hall elsewhere
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

On behalf of Navya, her father Dheeraj Singh, a lawyer, had filed a petition stating that it was an example of “poor planning” on part of the DDA.

R K Pachauri case: Court asks police for documents — even those not in chargesheet
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

RK Pachauri’s lawyer had filed a plea stating that all documents should be supplied to the accused, even if they do not support the prosecution’s case, “to arrive at the truth”.

Isn’t he a rape case survivor, asks judge as accused gets acquitted
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The judge had found several “infirmities and contradictions” between the woman’s statements to the police and to the court.

NIA court extends Kashmir photojournalist’s detention
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

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.

Court pulls up govt on ‘faulty’ forensic report, sends it to Hyderabad
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

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.

NCRB data: Last year, 39 per cent of crimes in capital were against children
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

The data also showed that Delhi accounts for 38.8% of the total criminal cases reported across the 19 cities, followed by Bengaluru at 8.9% and Mumbai at 7.7%.

Delhi HC: Treat pleas by Tihar inmates assaulted in September as complaints
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

On the morning of September 14, 47 inmates of jail 3 were allegedly beaten up by the Tamil Nadu state police (TSP) and the Quick Response Team (QRT).

November 21 violence in prison: HC panel red flags alarm use, language barrier at Tihar Jail
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

In its report, the panel said there was no “justification” to sound the alarm, following which violence broke out.

CCTV shows police thrashing Tihar inmates on Nov 21: Panel
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The three-member panel accessed CCTV footage of the incident, and concluded that there was “no provocation” for the violence.

Muslim cleric, his relatives beaten up in train: We realised our skull caps and scarves irked them, say victims
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

According to Gulzar, none of the other passengers came forward to help. “They kept watching...I will never travel on a train to Delhi again,” he said.

Delhi crime data: Sharp drop in major crime figures in 2016, northeast district improves
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Of the 12 districts, Northeast saw a drastic decrease in incidents of crime last year.

AIADMK bribery case: Sukesh aide in remand
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Delhi police informed the court that Kundra owned a car showroom in North West Delhi’s Ashok Vihar and provided three cars to Sukesh during his stay in Delhi between April 2-16

Najeeb disappearance: Delhi court dismisses plea for polygraph test on nine JNU students
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The court also relied on the Supreme Court’s judgment, wherein it had said that a lie detector or polygraph test cannot be administered except on the basis of consent of the accused

Tihar Jail: Spotlight on India’s largest prison complex after spate of complaints
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

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.

Try separatist leader Shabbir Shah, ‘carrier’ Aslam Wani for money laundering: Delhi Court
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The Delhi Police’s Special Cell had arrested Aslam Wani in 2005 with nearly Rs 63 lakh cash. Wani allegedly confessed that he worked as a carrier for Shah.

JNU missing student case: CBI wants polygraph, students’ counsel invokes rights body
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The CBI, said, “Najeeb’s mother has named nine people who had a scuffle with Najeeb... We had also questioned these nine people and other witnesses... it is necessary to conduct polygraph.”

CBI chargesheet against former Orissa HC judge soon in medical college scam
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The case is in Supreme Court, with petitions for an independent inquiry being heard.

Man held for killing wife in Shalimar Bagh: No anticipatory bail for woman who had ‘affair’ with murder accused
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Shalimar Bagh murder: Police claim Pankaj Mehra wanted to get rid of his wife as he was having an extra-marital affair

Sexual harassment inside jail: Tihar denies al-Qaeda suspect’s allegations
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Jail authorities informed Additional Sessions Judge Siddharth Sharma that the allegations were “just an endeavour... to browbeat the prison administration.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar has liver infection, hospitalised
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Booked in five cases, on charges that include inciting violence, Chandrashekhar was arrested in Himachal Pradesh on June 8. In one of the cases, he was granted bail by the Saharanpur district court.

Delhi Police officer lauded for probe into murder of DU student
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

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".

FERA violation case: Delhi court initiates process to declare Vijay Mallya proclaimed offender
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

On November 4 last year, while issuing a non-bailable warrant against Mallya, the court had observed that “he had no inclination to return and had scant regard for the law of the land”.

Sterling Group case: Can’t catch small fish and let shark run free, court tells Enforcement Directorate
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The court was referring to the fact that the ED is yet to arrest Sterling Group’s directors, who allegedly diverted bank loans to the tune of Rs 5,363 crore.

Iron hand if you threaten integrity of country, court dismisses sedition plea against DU students
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

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".

‘Al-Qaeda recruiter’ alleges sexual abuse inside Tihar Jail
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Shamiun Rahman alleged that he was sexually harassed by Tihar Jail security personnel and accused prison authorities of inhuman behaviour towards him.

CCTVs off when Tihar inmates ‘beaten up’, high court asks MHA Secretary to probe
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Pulls up Delhi govt and jail authorities after report stated that 64 of 83 cameras were not working

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Case closed years ago, two charged with murder, rioting
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Special Judge Ajay Pandey said there was prima facie “sufficient material” on record to frame charges against the accused — Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal Singh

Bank fraud case: Gagan Dhawan in 7-day Enforcement Directorate remand
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

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.

POCSO: Why cases of child sexual abuse mostly end in acquittal
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

A long-drawn legal process, children vulnerable to pressure, and an insufficient number of courts — A look at why cases of child sexual abuse mostly end in acquittal

ED probe on Moin Qureshi: ‘Witness paid Ranjit Sinha Rs 1 crore for friend’s bail’
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

In his statement to the ED, Sana recognised audio conversations between him and Qureshi regarding his “friend Sukesh Gupta’s case with the CBI”, who was in jail.