Utkarsh Anand


Court orders child traffickers to pay Rs 11-lakh compensation to victim
Fri, May 29, 2009

The judge expressly wanted Ruby,a victim of child trafficking and forced prostitution,to be present as the gavel came down and the verdict was delivered.

Man held with RDX,Rs 49 lakh,gets 7 yrs’ RI
Wed, May 27, 2009

Aijaz Hussain Khwaja,who received the National Crafts Master award from the President in 2005,was awarded seven years’ rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi Court on Tuesday for “probably” acting as a conduit of a terror group and possessing RDX in huge quantities. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma held Khwaja,who is from the Baramulla district of Jammu […]

Court to take up father’s plea for narco tests of suspects
Tue, May 26, 2009

It was just another day for the parents of 19-year-old Kavita Srivastava when she left home in Laxmi Nagar for her classes around 9.30 am on April 2,2005.

Actor Nandita Das files for divorce
Sun, May 24, 2009

Award-winning Bollywood actor and director Nandita Das approached a city court on Saturday seeking divorce from her husband,Saumya Sen,a Kolkata-based advertising professional.

Cop pulled up for failing to identify accused
Sat, May 23, 2009

Five years after they claimed to have busted a prostitution racket,the East Delhi Police thought their case was sealed with the detention of a “brothel owner” allegedly on the run.

RTI exposes chinks in Delhi Police narcotics branch
Fri, May 22, 2009

Cases of drug peddling are considered heinous offences and can even entail death penalty under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Rs 2 lakh in damages for man duped by builder
Wed, May 20, 2009

‘G’,‘UG’,‘F’ and ‘S’ could just be nomenclature classifying the ground,upper ground,first and second floors of a building but for C N Choudhary the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s refusal to accept this classification meant the demolition of a major portion of his house.

‘Crash after one or two drinks can’t block insurance’
Tue, May 19, 2009

In a ruling that will lift the spirits of moderate drinkers,the Delhi Consumer Commission has observed that a person driving after one or two drinks cannot be refused insurance cover in eventuality of an accident.

Chief Justice underscores need for family courts,inaugurates Capital’s first
Sat, May 16, 2009

“I have inaugurated a number of buildings but inaugurating this kind of structure is not only a first time for me but also gives me immense happiness and satisfaction as a judge,” said Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan...

Life term for man who raped 12-year-old
Fri, May 15, 2009

“Slumdogs become millionaires only in dreams,” said a city court,while adjudicating the rape case of an orphaned minor.

Runu Ghosh held guilty in assets case
Wed, May 13, 2009

Runu Ghosh,the former Indian Audit and Accounts officer whose name had figured in the telecom scam along with former Union minister Sukh Ram....

‘Show proof of work to get paid’
Wed, May 13, 2009

In what might have wider ramifications for Delhi,which faces serious waterlogging and sanitation issues every monsoon...

Job file can’t be traced: court to RTI applicant
Tue, May 12, 2009

Another public document goes missing right after a Right To Information application seeks to ferret out crucial facts about appointment in a government office.

Long-distance marriage,online divorce: Technology to the rescue
Mon, May 11, 2009

One may dismiss this as impossible,but both these matters were settled in one hearing each. Technology made it possible. Using video-conferencing,the parties appeared virtually before the court...

Brighter side of lawyers’ May 8 strike: 4-day holiday
Thu, May 07, 2009

While hundreds of litigants will be affected by the May 8 strike called by all district courts’ bar associations,the ‘brighter’ side of the strike seems to be the prospect of an extended holiday.

‘Judges to inform undertrials of free legal aid’
Wed, May 06, 2009

Free legal aid is indisputably the fundamental right of an undertrial,but is legal assistance extended only to those who specifically ask for it in court?

Ex-Air Vice-Marshal faces trial under Official Secrets Act
Tue, May 05, 2009

Accused of ferreting out secret information relating to purchase of VIP jets and SU-30 aircraft,a former Air Vice-Marshal....

YMCA fined Rs 1 lakh for ‘negligence’
Sun, May 03, 2009

The Delhi Consumer Commission has slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) for “negligence by the staff of the swimming pool.”

Its Q deed done,CBI tells court it needs time to work on what can be done now
Fri, May 01, 2009

Stating that Bofors case suspect Ottavio Quattrocchi had threatened to sue the government and had sent notice demanding withdrawal of the Red Corner Notice....

After AG’s clean chit,CBI told court: Q wanted man
Thu, Apr 30, 2009

When CBI goes to the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Delhi hearing Quattrocchi Bofors case,it may have a lot of explaining to do.

1984 riots: Court says won’t take random ‘eyewitnesses’ to testify in Tytler case
Wed, Apr 29, 2009

A city court hearing the riots case involving Congress leader Jagdish Tytler said on Tuesday that it would not entertain pleas moved arbitrarily,without support of relevant laws.

Court releases 1,500 ‘under dispute’ EVMs for Delhi LS polls
Wed, Apr 29, 2009

Acting upon the request of the Delhi State Election Commission for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls,a city court on Tuesday gave its approval for the release of as many as 1,500 electronic voting machines...

Worried after scathing verdict on cops,district court judge seeks protection from HC
Tue, Apr 28, 2009

A district court judge who had recently questioned the “magical powers” of the Special Staff of Delhi Police and ordered registration of FIR against eight policemen for wrongly implicating two men is now worried about retaliation.

‘Long tenancy can’t keep landlord from property’
Mon, Apr 27, 2009

If you thought a long-term tenancy could help you resist eviction by the landlord,think again. Referring to relevant rent laws...

Baggage late,Bedi to get damages from BA
Sun, Apr 26, 2009

For former Director General of Police and social activist Kiran Bedi,receiving the Annemarie-Madison award in Munich last March for her work on prison reforms was a special occasion.

‘Magical powers’ of special cops questioned
Fri, Apr 24, 2009

A city court has questioned the “magical” investigative powers of the Delhi Police’s special task forces,or the parameters they use to identify suspects and put them on trial.

Man booked for ‘raising his voice’ acquitted
Wed, Apr 22, 2009

Retired Air Force official Deepak Roy did not realise that filing a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) will land him in trouble. But that’s what happened.

Telgi held guilty by Delhi court
Tue, Apr 21, 2009

Over a month after fake stamp paper kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi said he wanted to confess to his involvement in crimes relating....

Tytler gets bail in defamation case,says he’s poll-ready,to canvass for J P
Sun, Apr 19, 2009

Putting up a confident front and appearing undeterred by the criminal inquiries pending against him,former union minister Jagdish Tytler has said that he will “certainly” campaign for J P Aggarwal,his replacement for the Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency,and that he has “no hard feelings.”

Facilities to perk up work hours of judges in the offing at district courts
Wed, Apr 15, 2009

Judges would soon have special ‘de-stress halls’ and ‘common dining rooms’ in all five district courts in the Capital to unwind and fight stress levels,as per a proposal cleared by the High Court.

Against logic to change parentage,says court
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

The law is all about logic and common sense. And logic states that you can change everything in your life except your parentage.

CBI raises legal point in court,next hearing on April 28
Fri, Apr 10, 2009

Hours before Jagdish Tytler announced he was ready to back off as Congress candidate for the NorthEast Delhi Lok Sabha seat...

Court lets off Safdarjung doctor who submitted false affidavit
Tue, Apr 07, 2009

The ‘punishment’ must have come as a reprieve for a city doctor caught in a matrimonial discord,which could have attracted criminal prosecution.

Now,process on to make long-pending cases history
Sun, Apr 05, 2009

Litigants making rounds of courts for decades might see 2009 as the year that brought them relief. According to proposals drawn up in a judicial conference last November...

Courts to become user-friendly
Sat, Apr 04, 2009

The world inside courts will see better days. In the offing are 166 recommendations — drawn up in a judicial conference last November — that promise visits to court kachehri will be less of a headache.

CBI gives Tytler clean chit in 1984 riots case
Fri, Apr 03, 2009

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler,who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as the party candidate from North-East Delhi...