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Anand Mohan J


Correspondent who has been covering Delhi’s courts, police and labour issues for over 4 years.

Twitter handle: @mohanreports

Arrested over Gyanvapi post, DU associate professor Ratan Lal gets bail
Sun, May 22, 2022

Lal's lawyers argue that his arrest was in violation of Supreme Court guidelines in its Arnesh Kumar judgment and that he himself is a devotee of Lord Shiva.

Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik convicted in 2017 terror case
Fri, May 20, 2022

Yasin Malik was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh, who is expected to hear arguments on the quantum of the sentence on May 25, in a case related to alleged terrorism and secessionist activities that disturbed the Kashmir Valley.

MP lynching: Bajrang Dal says works with police, handed over Seoni tribals to it
Sat, May 07, 2022

Senior officers of Seoni district admit they rely on tip-offs from various vigilante outfits, including Bajrang Dal men, to check cattle smuggling in the region.

Lynching of 2 tribals in MP: Families of 6 held say accused linked to Bajrang Dal
Fri, May 06, 2022

The families of some of the six others arrested claimed they were cajoled into joining the raid, which led to the deaths, by people they met at a local wedding. Another accused is a tribal youth whose family does “not know much” about the case.

Sajjan Kumar gets bail in 1984 riots case but will remain in jail
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

In 2015, a three-member Special Investigation Team, constituted by the central government to reinvestigate the cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, decided to reopen the case.

Delhi: Court denies bail to Jamia professor booked for demanding bribe
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Professor Khalid Moin is accused of taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh for issuing a structural safety certificate for a project at Botanical Garden in Noida.

Some targeted in North MCD drive say they have valid documents, never got a chance to show them
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Many who lost their hand carts and small shops said that amid heavy police presence and barricading, they are unable to resume work. And since these families live on daily wages, they say their savings have begun to dip.

Day after Jahangirpuri demolition: Kejriwal takes aim at BJP: ‘If you want riots, vote for them’
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Political barbs have been exchanged between AAP and BJP over the communal violence that broke out in Jahangirpuri on Saturday, with both alleging that one of the arrested accused, Ansar, was a member of the other party.

Congress leaders visit Jahangirpuri, stopped from meeting demolition victims
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Congress leader Anil Chaudhary sat in protest against the police for not allowing them to meet people. He left after several requests from the police.

Jahangirpuri demolition: Left behind, a home without a staircase, a family stranded
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The family of 10 resides inside two rooms and sells cattle feed for a living. They buy it for Rs 3 per kg and sell it at the local markets, managing to make Rs 300-400 a day.

In Jahangirpuri, bulldozers leave trail of despair: ‘What have they proved with this?’
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The Delhi municipal corporation's snap anti-encroachment demolition drive, a few days after a Hanuman Jayanti procession in the area sparked communal violence, has left in its wake a trail of devastation and despair, cutting across fault lines.

Bulldozers roll, raze in Jahangirpuri in the face of Supreme Court order
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

With the Supreme Court ordering a status quo on the anti-encroachment and demolition drive, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Mayor, Raja Iqbal said they were stopping the drive.

Delhi court asks ASI to maintain status quo on Ganesh idols in Qutub Minar complex
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The National Monuments Authority (NMA) had asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to retrieve two Ganesha idols from the Qutub Minar complex where the Authority’s chairman says the “placement of the idols is disrespectful” and move them to the National Museum.

Delhi: Day after Jahangirpuri violence, Aman Committee meeting ends abruptly over BJP leader’s comment
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Earlier, in the day the Delhi Police said they have arrested 14 people on charges of rioting and attempt to murder among others.

At violence-hit Jahangirpuri, a common refrain: ‘We live in peace, outsiders ruined mahaul’
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

Jahangirpuri’s block B and C, where the communal clashes took place, is home to a working class population including fish sellers, mobile repair shops and clothes retailers.

Communal clash on Hanuman Jayanti in Delhi, 6 policemen among injured
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

This is the first major communal flare-up in the national capital since the February 2020 Northeast Delhi riots, which left 53 people dead and many more injured.

Court asks CBI to withdraw LOC against ex-Amnesty chief Aakar Patel
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

The court also said that the LOC was issued based on "wrong interpretation and understanding of the law", and cautioned CBI that the agency’s power to "investigate and prosecute is not an unbridled power”.

‘Not even an iota of evidence’: Court acquits Ex-AAP councillor for public property defacement
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Tahir Hussain was booked in this case after a Head Constable from Karawal Nagar police station spotted a board hung on an electric pole with photographs of Hussain and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

‘She compromised integrity of financial system’: CBI opposes Chitra’s bail plea
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

The agency told the court that Ramakrishna by “gross abuse of her official position illegally and arbitrarily appointed Anand Subramanian, who did not have any prior experience”.

Aakar Patel can’t leave country without our permission: CBI court
Sat, Apr 09, 2022

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Patel said that he “will continue to stand for my rights” and that “there is absolutely no doubt” that he “will win this”.

Withdraw lookout, say sorry to Amnesty India chief Aakar Patel, court tells CBI chief
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Aakar Patel was due to travel to the US from the Bangalore International Airport on Wednesday and he was stopped by the immigration authorities on the ground. He was informed that an LOC was issued against him in connection with a case against Amnesty India in 2019 when he had headed the organisation.

Stopped from travelling to US, former Amnesty International India chief Aakar Patel goes to court
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

Patel sought the issuance of directions to the CBI to remove and withdraw the lookout circular which was issued "without following due process of law and almost arbitrarily". The court issued a notice to the CBI and will hear the matter Thursday.

Protesters who targeted Kejriwal’s home ‘exceeded fundamental right to peacefully protest’: Court
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

The court said that the "liberty of an individual is not absolute”.

Delhi: 5 accused shot in the knee by same police team in 3 months, court takes note, points to ‘vigilante justice’
Thu, Mar 31, 2022

Additional Sessions Judge Vishal Gogne was dealing with three separate bail orders in which the three accused persons had all made the same allegations against the Special Staff team of Dwarka district.

2005 Satyam-Liberty blasts: Court acquits accused, says prosecution attributed meaning to general words
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

The court said ‘the possibility of any enthusiastic police officer misinterpreting plain and simple words on account of suspicion and over zealous approach cannot be ruled out’