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.
While CCTV footage from the hotel was retrieved that showed the accused had entered the victim’s room, it was not established as electronic evidence by the police, the magistrate’s court that acquitted the accused last week said.
The 33-year old, who resides outside the state, had completed her examination-in-chief by the prosecution in February last year. After the NBW was issued against her in August, she appeared before the court informing it that she had been unwell and hence could not appear for the hearing.
In November, when the retail price rose to Rs 580 per kg, the Kolhapur Mutton Darvadh Virodhi Kruti Samiti, an umbrella body, set up the Samyukta Rajarampuri Mutton Shop that sold the meat at Rs 480 — and continues to do so.
“The material on record at this stage shows that Punjab National Bank is a victim in this case and the officers involved in the alleged conspiracy are arraigned as accused,” special judge V C Barde said.
In November last year, the accused had approached the HC seeking relaxation in some of the conditions imposed, including not allowing them to leave the city, reporting to the crime branch every alternate day and not entering the BYL Nair Hospital.