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Friday, May 07, 2021

Sadaf Modak


2 get bail as judge cites Bombay HC order in Rhea case
Wed, May 05, 2021

A special court granted bail to two people, including a 21-year-old student, in an alleged drugs case observing that they cannot be called “financers in illegal trafficking”.

‘Pandemic showed us the criminal justice system’s gaps’
Sun, May 02, 2021

Sadaf Modak speaks with Dr Vijay Raghavan, project director, Prayas, a field action project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, which works on prison reform in terms of the present situation and the lessons learnt from the pandemic for the criminal justice system.

CID data: Crime rate rose by 14% in 2020
Sat, May 01, 2021

The overall cases registered in 2019 under the Indian Penal Code were above 3.4 lakh across the state, which increased to over 3.9 lakh in 2020, an official from the CID said.

Conspirators planned to tie Mansukh Hiren’s body to stone or heavy iron to ensure it doesn’t resurface in creek: NIA
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Within 12 hours of him having gone missing, Hiren's body was found at a creek in Kalwa on March 5 with handkerchiefs stuffed in his mouth.

Elgaar Parishad case: In letters, Stan Swamy speaks about co-inmates, life behind bars
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Swamy, who turned 84 on Monday, was arrested on October 8, last year, from Ranchi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for his alleged role in the Elgaar Parishad case.

Almost all jails in Maharashtra overcrowded, prison officials struggle to enforce ‘equitable distribution’
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, all jails, including Mumbai Central, Thane, Taloja, Kalyan, Byculla and Byculla women's jail, are overcrowded.

Mumbai New Year Eve murder: Police oppose bail plea of accused, cite CCTV footage as evidence
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Alleging that the deceased was upset with the intimacy she had witnessed between the accused at the party, the police claimed that Padalkar, Jogdhankar and Kukreja got into a scuffle, leading to the murder.

Ambani terror scare case: NIA arrests 3rd cop
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

The NIA sought Sunil Mane's custody claiming that it wants to obtain his electronic devices and call data records alleging that he has a role in the conspiracy to kill businessman Mansukh Hiran.

Mumbai: Court denies bail to youth who defied curbs to play cricket
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

The JJ Marg police had named seven people, including a minor boy, in its complaint on April 4 alleging that they were playing cricket defying the orders and when confronted, one of them twisted the hand of a policeman resulting into a fracture.

Maharashtra Govt asks jail superintendents to discuss with district judges ways to decongest prisons
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

At least 41 prisoners tested positive for the virus at Byculla women's jail in the city this week.

Mumbai: Undertrial acquitted of charges of assaulting jail staff
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

The court held that the investigating officer had only recorded the statements of police witnesses after a delay of eight days, casting doubt over whether the assault took place.

2006 Mumbai terror attack convict dies of Covid at Nagpur jail
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The special court had sentenced Ansari to the death sentence along with four others.

Gangster Uday Pathak acquitted of murder bid on approver in court premises
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Pathak was cleared of the charges after the man, who was alleged to have been attacked in the Mumbai city civil and sessions court corridor, turned hostile.

‘Existing system excludes relief for many by design’ says Mohammed Tarique
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

"We saw how people struggled for meals and to get to their homes. The deeper impact not being spoken about is the psychological trauma." says Mohammed Tarique

Ambani terror scare: NIA piece together Waze’s ‘initial plan’ of roping in duo, gunning them down
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

The NIA has learnt that 62 unaccounted bullets, which they found during a search of Waze's residence, were likely meant to be given to two history sheeters who were to drive a vehicle with explosives to the Ambani residence as per this original plan.

Covid-19 second wave: ‘Cannot imagine restarting all over again a second time’
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

When he shut down the stall during the national lockdown, he thought it would be a matter of days before he got back to his routine. “I did not think it would be so many months," he says.

Mumbai: Man winks, blows kisses at minor girl, gets one year in jail
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

The man had been in jail since last March. The court, in its order earlier this week, directed that his sentence to be set off for the period of detention he had already undergone as an undertrial.

NIA to court: Report of digital consultant submitted by Teltumbde not authenticated
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

The report was submitted by Teltumbde's lawyers last month to the court seeking permission to rely on it at the time of his bail application.

Change of name by woman after marriage has no effect on her marital status: Court
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

The court's observation was in response to the policeman's contention that the woman was still using her name and the surname of her previous husband who had died.

Mumbai: Court dismisses defamation complaint against Republic TV filed by city cop
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The complaint filed by the DCP had said as a public servant in a democratic country, one is bound to tolerate criticism, but claimed that he is legally entitled to not tolerate defamatory attacks “aimed at destroying the reputation built by one over their lifetime”.

In letter to court, Sachin Waze names Shiv Sena minister over Rs 50-crore demand
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Sachin Waze alleged that Anil Parab had asked him to initiate talks with a trust facing an inquiry and to get Rs 50 crore from the trustees to close the probe, as well as asked for collections from alleged fraudulent contractors on a BMC list.

Court makes rare use of probation law to release man accused of assault
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

The Act, which has been part of the criminal justice system since its enactment in 1958, has provisions for release of first-time offenders to avoid a jail term and give a chance to their rehabilitation in society.

DNA test breather for accused in rape case: Court grants bail
Fri, Apr 02, 2021

The case pertains to a police complaint filed in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai last August after it came to light that the girl was seven months pregnant.

New Year Eve party murder Jogdhankar gave different reasons to many people on how he sustained injuries, say police
Thu, Apr 01, 2021

The statements include those of a 42-year-old real estate agent and his friend – a 35-year-old football coach – who had seen Jogdhankar walking on a street in Khar and offered help, as they noticed bloodstains on his shirt.

New Year Eve murder chargesheet: Bloodstains of victim found on both accused after murder, say Mumbai police
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

While there are no eyewitnesses to the murder, the police have claimed in their nearly 500-page chargesheet that there is circumstancial evidence, including statements of others present at the party.