Abhishek Angad

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Abhishek Angad reports from New Delhi for The Indian Express

Inmates have no voice: HC asks L-G to fill child welfare committee posts
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice I S Mehta also expressed dismay at the “step-motherly treatment” accorded by various authorities in the “management, upkeep and supervision” of children homes in Delhi. “The inmates of such homes have no voice. They are not heard.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar files defamation case against Woman Number One, seeks ‘prosecution and conviction’
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Ramani was the first to name Akbar in a Twitter post October 8, following which over ten women also levelled sexual harassment allegations against him. In his statement Sunday, Akbar had named four other women who had accused him but filed the criminal defamation complaint only against Ramani.

Court raps EOW for ‘shoddy probe’ in real estate firm case
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

CMM Khurana said that in the status report, the IO did not mention why the assured return on the investment was not paid to the complainant as agreed.

‘Meritless’ plea: Court asks man to pay Rs 10,000
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

The appeal was filed by the complainat Ranjan Samtan after a magisterial court had acquitted the accused for the lack of evidence. The state did not go for an appeal as it did not find any infirmity in the magesterial court judgment.

GTB hospital: HC quashes govt order on quota to city residents
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

The bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V Kameswar Rao said that access to healthcare is every citizen’s right under Article 21 of the Constitution — protection of life and personal liberty. 

Delhi court raps cops for ‘botched’ investigation in assault case
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The court pulled up the Delhi Police for connecting “two innocents” with the crime in a “filmsy thread”, and acquitted the two accused.

Delhi court upholds conviction of lift company staff for negligence
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Court records state that two employees of Bharat Bijli Limited, Pramod Kushwaha and Indermani Sharma, were deputed to repair a defective lift.

Suhaib Ilyasi acquittal: From wife’s dying words to ‘erroneous’ medical opinion — where two courts differed
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

Delhi High Court Friday overturned the trial court's conviction of former TV host Suhaib Ilyasi.

CBI files chargesheet against Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya inmates
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

The Delhi High Court had set up the committee and asked it to produce three girls from the ashram, after an NGO informed it that several minors were allegedly being illegally confined at the premises.

High Court asks Delhi Police to probe threats to prof assaulted in Motihari
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

The Professor was assaulted in August after he shared a Facebook post critical of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Kumar is now in Delhi and undergoing treatment at AIIMS.

Dal fry and folk songs, farmers set up base for another night
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

The farmers set up temporary ‘shelters’, spreading tarpaulin sheets on the road for rest. Some were engaged in cooking on small stoves, while others played cards to kill time. And some just hummed along to folk songs.

Dadri lynching: No question of returning home, just hope case moves quickly, says Akhlaq’s kin
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

With 45 court hearings since the case was registered, the trial is yet to begin as the city court is still hearing arguments on charges against the accused.

CM Kejriwal asked MLAs not to push, touch chief secy: Eyewitness on alleged ‘assault’
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

The alleged assault took place on the intervening night of February 19-20 at the CM’s residence, when Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was called for a meeting. A case was registered on Prakash’s complaint.

Journalist held in Delhi for remarks on Odisha culture, gets transit bail
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

In another development, Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradeep Amat approved constitution of a special committee to probe if Iyer-Mitra’s alleged derogatory remarks on MLAs amount to a breach of privilege.

Delhi govt passes order: Only women prosecutors at city’s 25 mahila courts
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Mahila Courts are set up specially to deal with cases specific to offences against women. Delhi has 25 functional Mahila Courts — which are magisterial courts.

Chief Secretary ‘assault’: Delhi court summons CM Kejriwal, Sisodia, 11 party leaders
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was assaulted by AAP leaders on February 20 in CM's camp office when he had gone there for a meeting. Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders have been summoned on October 25

Hussain ‘assault’ case: Court tells Delhi Police to submit chief secy’s call detail records
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

“The interest of justice requires that they (Prakash and others) be afforded a hearing in the present revision petition on the aspect raised before the court. Issue notice to all respondents,” the order said.

IRCTC hotel-for-land scam: Delhi court summons Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

The court has fixed October 6 as the next date of hearing. Besides Lalu and his family, ED has named the former CM's party colleague and former Union minister Prem Chand Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta and Lara Projects in the chargesheet.

To help a child
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Delhi’s 10 child welfare committees, tasked with rehabilitating 10,000 lost or rescued children every year, are often pulled up by city’s courts. But with limited autonomy, insufficient training for its members and frequent jurisdictional tussles, the road ahead remains uphill. Abhishek Angad reports:

Delhi: Ten charged with MCOCA for ‘human trafficking’ discharged
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Additional Sessions Judge Ashish Aggarwal said the prosecution failed to demonstrate that the accused had indulged in “continuing unlawful activity”, and the “approval” to prosecute the accused suffers from “non-application of mind”.

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