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Thampi in judicial custody till February 7
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Thampi, who will be sent to Tihar Jail until he is granted bail, was arrested by the ED in connection with a case of alleged money laundering in which the agency is probing the role of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Commotion in Shaheen Bagh as man brandishes pistol, is chased out
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

The incident took place around 2.50 pm, when 60-70 men tried to open the barricades, police said.

Delhi court junks bail plea of former Tihar counsel accused of sexual assault
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

As per court records, the accused, Suyash Singh, has been accused by the law student of taking her to his house in Lajpat Nagar, insisting that she accompany him to his bedroom.

Delhi: Law student alleges sexual assault by Tihar counsel
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

The woman alleged that on finding herself trapped inside his bedroom, she sent panicked messages to her friend and eventually managed to escape by pushing him away.

On Azad plea, court modifies order: He can visit Delhi, join poll process
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

On Tuesday, ASJ Lau directed Azad to provide the schedule of his visit to the DCP concerned, and mark his attendance before him wherever he intends to visit Delhi for medical treatment or for the purpose of elections.

Robert Vadra Money laundering case: Delhi court extends ED’s custody of Thampi
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

The ED had arrested Thampi in connection with a case of alleged money laundering it is probing against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Sexual abuse of minor girls: Muzaffarpur shelter home owner, 18 others found guilty
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Of the 20 accused, including eight women, the court acquitted one man.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Brajesh Thakur, 18 others convicted by POCSO court
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

The case had come to light after a report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to the Bihar government on May 26, 2018, claimed that some minor girls at the shelter house were being sexually abused.

5-year-old’s rape: 2 held guilty, Delhi court says ‘grotesque crime’
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Manoj and Pradeep were convicted under Sections 376 (D), 376 (2) (i), 363, 342, 201, 307 and 34 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act. The offences carry a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. The court fixed January 30 for arguments on quantum of sentence.

Trial judges handed acquittals in routine manner: 1984 riot SIT
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

In some riot-cum-murder cases, police clubbed hundreds of murders that took place at different locations and sent all accused together for trial, the SIT, headed by retired Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra, said in its report

February 1 is new date for hanging of 4 convicts in Dec 16 rape case
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora issued fresh death warrants after additional public prosecutor Irfan Ahmed told the court that Mukesh's mercy petition had been rejected by the President.

Right to seek mercy is a Constitutional right: December 16 gangrape convict
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Appearing for Mukesh, Advocate Vrinda Grover said Tihar Jail authorities had not handed over some important documents required to file his mercy petition, and had to source them from the Supreme Court Registry.

‘Stay out of Delhi for a month’: Court grants bail to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Chandrashekar Azad, had filed his bail application through his counsel, Mehmood Pracha, claiming that the Delhi Police invoked "boilerplate" charges against him and arrested him "mechanically" without following the due process of law.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Accused claims witnesses unreliable, misled court
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

This development came after the CBI on January 9 submitted a status report before the Supreme Court that there was no evidence that any inmate had been murdered, as was alleged earlier. The agency said that all 35 girls had been traced and found to be alive.

‘As if Jama Masjid is in Pak’: Court gives Delhi Police a dressing down at Chandrashekhar Azad’s bail hearing
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

"You are behaving as if Jama Masjid is Pakistan. Even if it was Pakistan, you can go there and protest. Pakistan was a part of undivided India," Judge Lau said, stressing that the citizens have a right to protest.

CAA protests: Azad seeks bail, cites ‘boilerplate’ charges, ‘mechanical’ arrest
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

On Monday, Azad was treated by doctors at AIIMS for Polycythemia as per directions of the court, which held that Tihar officials had acted callously in regard to his medical condition.

Seemapuri violence: Bail granted to 12, accused asked to sit with cops ‘to remove CAA doubts’
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

As per court records, the accused were part of a crowd of around 1,000-1,500 persons carrying placards. When senior police officers tried to pacify them, the crowd resorted to stone pelting, records show.

Anti-CAA protests: Delhi court grants bail to 12 people in Seemapuri violence case
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

While granting bail the court said, "Right to protest is recognised as a fundamental in a democracy but this right of peaceful protest and open criticism of government policies do not extend to disturb the public order."

Delhi anti-CAA protests: Police promised to drop them home, arrested them later, claim families
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The Indian Express spoke to family members of six of the men, who alleged the men were only passing through the protest site

Bail for 15 in Darya Ganj case: ‘Right to peaceful protest can’t be curtailed’
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

At least 45 people, including 13 police officers, were injured after the December 21 protest turned violent. A constable’s car parked outside Darya Ganj police station was set on fire

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