Sadaf Modak

Articles By Sadaf Modak

Child trafficking racket: 42-yr-old key accused arrested from Delhi

On the run since July when the racket was busted, Pawan Kumar Sharma (42) was arrested from the national capital on Thursday, DCP Akbar Pathan said

Explained: What are the polygraph, narco tests that PNB accused has refused?

Called the 'Lie Detector Tests', several instruments are used including cardiographs, sensitive electrodes and injections in the course of these examinations to put a person in a hypnotic state to 'reduce' their ability to lie or manipulate.

PNB scam: Former deputy manager refuses to undergo polygraph, narco analysis tests

In his reply to the CBI plea filed on Wednesday, 63-year old Gokulnath Shetty has said that he is a senior citizen and has been suffering from various health issues, including high blood pressure and vertigo.

2011 ‘attack’ on doctor: 28-year-old son of deceased patient acquitted of all charges

Sunil Kale (28) was booked under the Maharashtra Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property Act), 2010

Maharashtra: Fate of 6 children rescued from inter-state child selling racket in limbo

Among the submissions made before the court were photographs of their children. The sessions court, while granting bail, stated that the photographs show that they had “no malafide intention of trafficking the children”, and that their intention was to adopt them.

Mumbai: Minor who faced trial as adult cleared of rape, extortion charges by Juvenile Justice Board

The incident came to light when the minor’s mother read a message from the juvenile and asked her daughter about it. Subsequently, an FIR was filed against the minor for rape, extortion and under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Bombay HC grants interim protection to accused in triple talaq case after he seeks anticipatory bail

This was the first case in the state filed under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, passed by the Parliament last month.

Mumbai: Woman booked under POCSO, accused of sexually abusing boy

According to the complaint filed by the parents of the 16-year-old boy, on June 29, their son left home around 7 am saying he was going out for breakfast.

Diamond broker’s son murdered: Bombay HC grants bail to man sentenced to life by trial court

Police had claimed Sanghvi had kidnapped Adit from near his house in Khetwadi on May 13, 2013 and that he was brutally murdered in Raigad district.

Explained: How the POCSO Act has been amended

The Act has removed the words "communal or sectarian violence", which had punishment for a person who sexually abused a child during the course of such violence. The words have been replaced with "violence during any natural calamity or in similar situations".

Sakinaka police chowky rape case: Non-bailable warrant issued against victim for failing to appear before court

The victim, who resides out of Mumbai, was summoned to appear as a prosecution witness against the accused, including three policemen, who are in custody since the incident.

Adult victims of trafficking can’t be compelled to abide by anyone or family’s wishes, observes court

The court ordered the two women to be set at liberty after ascertaining whether they wish to stay at the special home they were lodged in.

Mumbai court absolves 5 of all charges in Patankar drug case

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch had last month filed a chargesheet in the special court dropping the names of the five policemen as accused.

Malegaon blast case: NIA seeks in-camera court proceedings

The trial in the case began in October last year after a special court framed charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, Pragya Thakur and others.

1992-93 communal riots: Court acquits man arrested 26 years after violent clash

The trial against Usman Mulla, now 52, who was arrested in February this year, began in June and saw the deposition of only one witness — a police officer. However, the witness could not establish Mulla’s presence at the spot where the alleged incident took place on January 10, 1993.

Accused told Payal Tadvi: Tu chhoti jaat ho ke hamari barabari karegi kya

Following the death of Tadvi, who allegedly hanged herself in her hostel room at the T N Topiwala National Medical College on May 22, the three senior resident doctors had been arrested on charges of abetting suicide and caste discrimination.

Chargesheet filed in payal tadvi suicide case: Torture made it unbearable to carry on, she wrote in note

Two months after her death, the contents of the suicide note has come to the fore in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch before a special court on Tuesday.

‘Everything has become unbearable’: Mumbai doctor Payal Tadvi blames seniors for harassment in suicide note

Naming the three accused, Tadvi said in the note that they are responsible for her and her classmate, Snehal's condition.

Mumbai: ‘Harassment led Tadvi to kill self, not personal problems’

Tadvi’s classmate Snehal had told the police that during their last conversation on phone, just hours before the 26-year-old committed suicide on May 22, Tadvi was troubled by the alleged harassment and was continuously crying while talking about it.

Minors tonsured, stripped: Three men get 2-year jail, two to be set free

The men were convicted under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Juvenile Justice Act and for voluntarily causing hurt. They were also directed to pay Rs 15,000 each to the two victims.