In the Bidar school sedition case, spotlight has fallen on reports that police questioned children . What are the international conventions for questioning children? What do Indian laws say on this, and on child witnesses?
A draft of such guidelines was submitted by the then Congress-NCP government in 2012, requiring the police to fulfill certain pre-conditions before invoking Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code against a person.
The accused, Allah Rakha Mansoori, is a scrap dealer of cars and motorcycles. He was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in 2018 for allegedly carrying weapons from Surat to Mumbai and providing them to a co-accused.
Sources said that rumours about Chinese crew members being on board led the local residents, many of whom work as loaders and crane operators at the port, refuse to take part in the ship’s iron ore loading operations.
After Sharjeel Imam, Mumbai student has been booked for sedition for slogans in Sharjeel’s support. A look at what courts and the Maharashtra govt have said about the validity and applicability of Section 124A IPC.
Bhang, prepared from the leaves of the cannabis plant and water, is consumed in India mixed with lassi or thandai, especially during Holi. In some parts of India, it is available in government-authorised shops with control over its cultivation.
On February 11, 2016, the six-year-old student had returned from school in a distraught state. She told her mother that she had been sexually abused by the van driver. The next day when she was again abused by the driver, her mother went to the school with the child who identified the man.
Justice Sadhana Jadhav said that she could not take away the fundamental right of the three accused — Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Anikta Khandelwal — to appear before the Maharashtra Medical Council of India, which is carrying out a separate inquiry in the matter.
According to sources, the ED stumbled upon these allegedly fictitious retail customers and the ultimate beneficiary companies while inspecting the book of accounts of DHFL pertaining to Rs 2,186 crore loan given to five companies.
Indrani Mukerjea claimed that while the expert, who conducted the postmortem on the skeleton in 2012 said there was no grey matter found inside the skull and that it was cut open by him for examination, the skeleton exhumed in 2015 had no visible cuts on its skull.
The men who are facing several charges, including assault on a public servant, had filed an appeal against a 2018 sessions court order that had rejected their discharge application and directed the prosecution to submit draft charges.