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Simply put: How to treat a child witness
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

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?

Can’t label anti-CAA protesters traitors… need to protect rights: Bombay High Court
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

The Court said that an agitation cannot be suppressed only on the ground that people are agitating against the government.

Mumbai Court grants interim relief to two TISS students booked for sedition
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Imam, a PhD student of JNU was arrested in a sedition case lodged across several states for alleged “inflammatory” speeches made during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Maharashtra yet to bring in sedition guidelines
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

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.

Bombay HC rejects bail plea of 32-year-old man accused of being IS recruit
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

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.

Coronavirus scare: Cargo ship from Singapore docks at Maharashtra port, authorities distribute 200 masks to villagers
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

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.

Explained: Sedition law — what courts said
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

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.

Pro-Sharjeel slogan: Mumbai court rejects TISS student’s plea for anticipatory bail
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

According to the FIR, the slogan, “Sharjeel tere sapno ko, hum manzil tak pahuchaenge (Sharjeel, we will fulfill your dreams)”, was raised during the gathering.

1993 Suleman Bakery police firing case: Can’t identify team that went inside, says former cop
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Then a constable with the Mumbai Police, the witness said that he was standing at a distance from the spot where the policemen entered the bakery and hence could not see them.

Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund: Doctor denied bail for siphoning off Rs 75 lakh
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

The crime branch has alleged that Nagrale and Mudaliyar, along with other accused, had sent bogus proposals of 64 patients, worth Rs 74.75 lakh, to the office

Bombay HC sets aside trial court order rejecting Areeb Majeed’s bail plea
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Referring to the “confusion” appearing in paragraphs of the trial court order, the high court has now directed the lower court to hear the matter, while giving it a “fresh consideration”.

6 years after his alleged torture by cops: Minor against whom Mumbai Police filed complaint cleared by JJ Board
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

In its order, the Juvenile Justice Board noted that there was a delay in filing the FIR by the police against the minor, as well as the fact that all the witnesses in the case were policemen.

Maharashtra: Court grants bail to duo caught with 9,000 packets of bhang
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

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.

Murder of 1993 blast accused: Court asks CBI to present all evidence, including statements, video sought by Chhota Rajan
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

The CBI has told the court that it did not include this evidence in its chargesheet, as it was an extra-judicial confession made by an accused acquitted in the murder case.

Schools ‘rarely report’ child sexual abuse to avoid stigma, says Mumbai court
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

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.

Payal Tadvi suicide case: ‘Work out practical solution on plea filed by accused seeking to resume study’
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

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.

DHFL diverted Rs 12,773 cr to 79 companies through 1 lakh fictitious retail customers: ED
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

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.

Skeleton found from Pen in 2012 and one exhumed in 2015 not same: Indrani Mukerjea to court
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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.

Police team killed in Gadchiroli: Conspiracy to target security forces planned year before 2019 attack, states NIA chargesheet
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

The attack, which was first investigated by the state police, was transferred to NIA in June 2019. Eight persons, who were arrested last June by the Gadchiroli police, are currently in jail.

Bhima Koregaon violence: 24 men to face trial for rioting, charges to be framed in Feb
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

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.

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