Utkarsh Anand


Jailed for corporal punishment,govt school teacher freed for good conduct
Mon, Oct 19, 2009

Two years after the former vice-principal of a government school was given a year’s jail term by a trial court for parading a Class-VI student naked for three hours in 1997 after the boy took a dip in the school tank,a sessions court...

Tables turn,‘victim’ turns accused as cops probe murder
Fri, Oct 16, 2009

It was supposed to be a perfect murder — a businessman suffers a fatal gunshot injury while his accountant gets killed by assailants who barge into his Greater Kailash-I house and opens indiscriminate fire.

Chargesheet under MCOCA filed against Soumya killers
Fri, Oct 09, 2009

The Delhi Police have filed a 700-page chargesheet under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against the five men arrested for involvement in the murder of TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan.

Use of recovery agents: court warns banks
Fri, Oct 09, 2009

A city court has sent out a warning to the senior management of banks and finance companies that hire agents to recover money.

Court rejects ‘financially independent’ woman’s plea for maintenance
Wed, Oct 07, 2009

In the latest interpretation of the Domestic Violence Act,a city court has held that while the legislation must come to the aid of women in distress,it cannot grant relief,even to an unmarried sister,if she appears to be monetarily competent.

Frankfinn chairman lands in turbulence over defamation charge
Tue, Oct 06, 2009

Business rivalry between two leading airhostess training institutes has landed the top officer of one in trouble.

Now close ‘Q’ case,says CBI; court to hear on Oct 9
Sun, Oct 04, 2009

The CBI on Saturday sought a city court’s nod to bring the curtains down on the two-decades-long prosecution against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors case.

Tax evasion: Court upholds jail term for Romesh Sharma
Fri, Oct 02, 2009

A City court on Wednesday threw out the petition of Romesh Sharma,alleged front man of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim,against a two year-jail term awarded for evading income tax worth Rs 50 crore.

From Shah Bano to Salma
Thu, Sep 24, 2009

In a rare order,a Delhi court recently directed a man to pay his ex-wife,Salma,Rs 9 lakh in maintenance along with money...

Flashback to Shah Bano case as Muslim woman wins alimony battle
Wed, Sep 23, 2009

A legal wrangle that lasted for 12 years has finally worked out in favour of Salma,a divorced woman who sought alimony from...

HC draws lower courts’ notice to illegible copies of judgments
Tue, Sep 22, 2009

The problem of illegibility,it appears,has become a crisis hard to get rid of in an institution not known for it — courts.

Govt-run school’s wall illegal,waste of public money: court
Tue, Sep 22, 2009

A Delhi government school literally hit the ‘wall’ of controversy,after it decided to go ahead with the construction of a wall — even though it was illegal.

Co-accused uses surgical blade on man in Rohini court
Fri, Sep 18, 2009

The lack of security at Delhi’s trial courts was exposed on Wednesday when a man being produced for a hearing suddenly lunged at his co-accused and injured his face with a surgical blade.

Refer to CBI report in Al Badr men case: HC
Tue, Sep 15, 2009

Between two conflicting reports — one seeking their discharge and another their prosecution under terror charges — two men,accused of acting as Al-Badr members...

Trial court judge pulled up for ‘judicial impropriety’ in cancelling bail order
Mon, Sep 14, 2009

A Trial court judge has earned strong words of reproach from the Delhi High Court for “complete lack of judicial discipline” while passing an order that also “smacked of judicial impropriety”.

Man faces 10-yr jail in MMS case
Sat, Sep 12, 2009

With a city court slapping serious penal charges,a man is set to face a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail for allegedly shooting and circulating a pornographic MMS after drugging a Delhi University graduate in 2006 .

Pay up for ‘dragging’ claim,insurance company told
Wed, Sep 09, 2009

In a first such instance in Delhi,a city court has ordered an insurance company to pay compensation for “dragging” a motor accident case and pushing the victim’s family to the “rigours of a full-fledged trial”.

Now gyms in courts to keep fitness levels of judges in order
Tue, Sep 08, 2009

Accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle,the judges of the Delhi trial courts may soon be seen pumping irons and flexing muscles at a gym meant exclusively for them.

Police chief fined for issuing false traffic challan
Mon, Sep 07, 2009

A City court,in what is probably the first such case in the city,asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to shell out Rs 1,000 as damages to a man who was sent a challan for a traffic rule violation even as his car was in the custody of the police.

Judges’ dress code: shorts,short sleeves out
Fri, Sep 04, 2009

Along with discipline and a sense of propriety,the need to conform to a dress code is an integral part of the judicial system.

IPS officer gets jail for fake SC certificate
Thu, Sep 03, 2009

A Haryana-cadre IPS officer has been sentenced to 100-day jail term and a penalty of Rs 1 lakh for securing his appointment on...

Bargain for justice
Thu, Sep 03, 2009

What worked for all three men was “plea bargaining” — their lawyers tactfully “bargaining” with the prosecutor and the complainant...

Youth electrocuted,discom asked to pay up
Tue, Sep 01, 2009

A city court has directed BSES Yamuna to pay Rs 3 lakh in compensation to the parents of a 21-year-old youth who died in 2006 after coming in contact with a negligently hanging live wire.

FIR against banks in fraud cheque encashment case
Mon, Aug 31, 2009

Five months after a MNC director’s cheque of Rs 3 lakh was encashed by a few people who opened a bogus account in his name...

1984 riots: Life in jail for three
Sun, Aug 30, 2009

In the first case of such stern punishment in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case,a city court on Saturday sentenced three men to rigorous imprisonment for life under charges of attempt to murder,loot and arson.

SDM overstepped authority,says court
Sat, Aug 29, 2009

A city court has pulled up a Sub-Divisional Magistrate for “usurping” the power of a civil court while deciding a property-related dispute.

Man wants job back after resigning,court says not possible
Fri, Aug 28, 2009

A city court recently shot down a petition from a former MTNL employee who sought to be reinstated to his job almost a decade after he had resigned from the post.

Advocate helps foster son win alimony from father
Wed, Aug 26, 2009

In what a city court described as an “interesting legal scenario,” a foster father — an advocate — fought a legal battle for his teenaged son and helped him receive maintenance from his biological father.

Overworked: Judge issues warrant for man set free
Tue, Aug 25, 2009

A case that came up for hearing recently went on to prove how excessive work pressure can have an adverse impact even on the work of judges,and as a consequence,wreak havoc in the life of a petitioner.

Life term for 2 President’s guards in 2003 rape
Sun, Aug 23, 2009

Convicted for raping a 17-year-old college student in the Buddha Jayanti Park in 2003,two sacked members of the elite Presidential Bodyguard group were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment on Saturday by a city court...

Two President’s guards get life term in ’03 rape
Sun, Aug 23, 2009

Convicted for raping a 17-year-old college student in the Buddha Jayanti Park in 2003,two sacked members of the elite Presidential Bodyguard group were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment on Saturday by a city court....

‘Rape victim’ in trouble for turning hostile
Fri, Aug 21, 2009

A city court has started a criminal trial against an alleged rape victim for turning hostile before a sessions court — five years after she had complained of rape.

Woman accused of possessing drugs ‘honourably’ acquitted
Wed, Aug 19, 2009

A woman,arrested and made to stand trial for allegedly possessing smack,was “honourably acquitted” by a trial court recently.

Women get a day in jail,Rs 10,000 fine for cutting neighbour’s hair
Tue, Aug 18, 2009

A city court has handed out a day’s custody and a penalty of Rs 10,000 each to three women who cut the hair of a woman in their neighbourhood so as to humiliate her for pressing a case against their relatives.

2 President’s guards convicted of rape
Tue, Aug 18, 2009

On October 6,2003,a 17-year-old Delhi University student had gone to Buddha Jayanti Park,near Rashtrapati Bhawan,with a friend to attend a programme of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama.

Court grants relief to 61-year-old woman cheated of Rs 9 lakh by cousin
Mon, Aug 17, 2009

A City court invoked extraordinary powers to grant reprieve to a 61-year-old woman who was cheated of her money by her first cousin after her father’s death.