Sadaf Modak

Articles By Sadaf Modak

13 years after Bandra building collapse: Mumbai Court acquits 3 persons citing no evidence

According to the prosecution, on July 9, 2006, a four-storey structure at A K Marg in Behrampada, Bandra (East), collapsed, causing injuries to 17 people and death of five.

Yesteryear actor rape, cheating case: Two women claim they too were cheated by accused; get pre-arrest bail

The resident had claimed that he came to know about the accused’s arrest in March 2018, and realised that he also had been cheated. He claimed that he had paid Rs 5.12 crore to the accused for a property in Mussoorie but it was not transferred to him.

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea seeks to turn approver

Mukerjea recently wrote to a Patiala House court in Delhi, seeking grant of pardon as an accused. The court last month directed that she should be produced before it through video-conferencing on February 7 as she is lodged in a women’s jail in Byculla in Mumbai, facing trial for the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

Special court rejects Ketan Parekh’s plea to compound offences

The accused had sought to “amicably resolve” the cases by paying penalty with interest and costs, stating that the cost in conducting the prosecution, including the time and energy, is higher than the subject matter of the complaints.

Mumbai: Man sentenced till rising of court

“Rising of the court” refers to a sentence for which the guilty is detained in a courtroom and made to sit for hours till the proceeding concludes.

Who’s reading what: Gul Panag

"I usually read on my Kindle as it is compact and fits into my purse. I began reading a lot more after I got the Kindle," says Gul Panag.

Nine years after oil spill: Captain booked for causing pollution in sea acquitted

Laxman Dubey, the captain of merchant vessel, Khalijia III, was acquitted of all charges, including those under the Environment Protection Act, by the Ballard Pier metropolitan magistrate.

Constitution’s text enables to make reservations for socially, educationally backward, not EWS: Chelameswar

Parliament had passed the 124th Constitution (Amendment) Bill, providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for EWS in general category. A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Bill.

Mumbai: Special court rejects bail plea of woman booked for ‘sexually abusing’ minor boy

The accused, in her bail plea, stated that the complaint was false and a result of domestic discord between the complainant and her friend, the boy’s parents.

Mumbai man accused of raping child ‘fakes death to evade trial’, re-arrested

The accused had submitted a false death certificate through his family member before a special court in Mumbai. The incident came to light after a policeman, who suspected the claim of death, went to the accused’s hometown to verify it.

‘It is not about keeping control, but respecting agreement; not a power battle as being painted’

"A museum cannot be run by a committee. A committee is a euphemism for deflecting responsibility. A committee cannot run institutions, you need leadership," Tasneem Mehta said.

Who’s reading what: DGP D D Padsalgikar

" I have an interest in English and French literature, hence I read 19th-century poets like Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé," says DGP D D Padsalgikar.

Maharahstra: Woman arrested for sexual abuse of friend’s 11-year-old son

The complainant is a 41-year-old gym trainer who got married in 2004. He and his wife have three children, including the 11-year old boy, and twins aged seven.

Court sets aside jail term of man accused of assaulting BEST conductor 25 yrs ago

While sentencing Hatim Pardawala to one year in prison, the trial court had said it was sending out a “good message” to act as a deterrent since the allegations were that of assaulting a public servant.

Alok Nath granted bail: Delayed FIR results in danger of exaggerated account, says court

The court said that while the screenwriter has submitted before the court that after she read about the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment in October last year, she gathered the courage to report about the incident, it added that she had not lodged the report immediately after the incident due to “her own benefit”.

A Mumbai cafe that served British soldiers, lawyers and undertrials is revamped

Here, gangsters met lawyers, and undertrials bought essentials for their stay in prison. But this Irani cafe in Mumbai is now ready to hear different stories.

Vijay Mallya named first fugitive economic offender under new law

The ‘second part’ will be heard on February 5. The court will hear Mallya, ED, as well as several intervention applications, including by banks, on the confiscation of properties under the Act.

Mumbai: TISS professor gets anticipatory bail in abetting suicide case

The court, while granting Unnitham anticipatory bail on December 20, imposed several conditions, including his cooperation with the probe agency.

1993 riots: Court asks police to find technician to fix cassette stuck in tape recorder

Cassette contains wireless messages from police control room; case pertains to seven policemen accused of killing nine Muslim men on the premises of Suleman bakery on January 9, 1993

Court order in Sohrabuddin case: ‘Witnesses who sought to be recalled, summon cops wanted to take revenge’

The two witnesses had filed separate applications seeking to be re-examined, which were heard a day before the court pronounced its judgment.