Sofi Ahsan

Articles By Sofi Ahsan

As Gurgaon resident drove traveler, his ‘Aadhaar’ bailed out accused in 16 cases

Gulab Singh, a tempo traveler driver from Sancholi village of Sohna in Gurgaon, in May approached the High Court through his counsel Atul Yadav seeking directions to the police and lower courts at Sohna, Pataudi and Gurgaon to not summon him in the criminal cases.

Punjab and Haryana HC flays administrative laxity in helping creditors take over secured assets

The court was told that over two years have passed but the possession of the assets has not been handed over to the secured creditor.

In Sukhbir and Majithia’s remarks, Punjab and Haryana HC observes vandalisation of judiciary

The complaint was filed against Badal and Majithia for allegedly making defamatory statements against the retired judge in connection with the report filed by the Commission which investigated various incidents of desecration in Punjab.

Chandigarh: 18 years after her husband disappeared after murdering her son, HC asks Centre to give her family pension

The family pension had been denied to the woman saying that her husband had disappeared on his own volition as he was an accused in the murder case and was a proclaimed offender.

Seems govt machinery starts working only after getting contempt notices: Punjab and Haryana HC

The bench, while describing it as a “classic case of casual approach” being adopted by the government officials in carrying out the directions of the court, said, “Day in and day out it seems that only after issuing contempt notices the machinery starts working”.

HC allows repatriation of 104 Jharkhand kids to home state

A single bench of Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa gave the verdict in the case of Ferozepur-based Arya Anathalaya, which was earlier this year asked by the district child welfare committee to send back nearly 104 children of Jharkhand to their home state.

Kathua rape case: Main convict appeals in Punjab and Haryana High Court

The J&K Police Crime Branch had concluded that the 8-year-old girl belonging to Bakerwal community in Kathua’s Rasana village was murdered and raped in January 2018 as part of a conspiracy to “dislodge” the nomadic community from the village.

Harvesting an opportunity

Higher tariffs on Washington apples and ban on Chinese imports cheer HP and Kashmir growers

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s parole plea: How are the legal odds stacked

Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been in prison since August 2017 and technically has served the minimum sentence of one year to become eligible for parole. Under the Act, he does not fall under the category of hardcore prisoner who becomes entitled for temporary release only after completion of five years imprisonment.

Punjab & Haryana HC rejects Sangrur man’s plea for DNA test on daughter to avoid paying maintenance

In 2015, a family court had ordered the man to pay maintenance to his wife and their two children after the wife had filed a petition for the same saying she had been thrown out of the matrimonial home.

Animosity between accused, Bakerwal community led to Kathua rape-murder case, concludes trial court

In the chargesheet, the police had said Sanji Ram was “against the settlement of Bakarwals in Rasana, Kootah and Dhamyal area, and always kept on motivating the members of his community of the area to not provide land for grazing or any other kind of assistance”.

For rape-murder of Kathua child, 3 get life in jail: ‘acted as if jungle law prevails’

The court sentenced three men, accused of rape and murder among other charges, to life imprisonment, and three policemen to five years for destruction of evidence, observing that “the perpetrators of this crime have acted in such a manner as if there is a ‘law of the jungle’ prevalent in society”.

HC quashes criminal proceedings against former Amristar DCP

DCP Parampal Singh was accused of ordering removal of the registration number plate of Mukha’s vehicle at the encounter spot and was summoned by the lower court in August 2017.

Kathua rape-murder case: Verdict likely to be pronounced by June 10

The chargesheet, in the heinous case, was filed in the court last year on May 30, subsequently, it went for trial on a day-to-day basis.

High Court declares all animals in Haryana to be ‘legal persons’

Both the orders were written by Justice Rajiv Sharma, who was transferred from Uttarakhand to the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh last year.

Punjab HC orders to complete probe in sexual harassment, acid attack cases in seven days, finish trial within 3 months

The bench further directed the state governments and Chandigarh Administration to provide protection to the eye-witnesses during the pendency of trial in the FIRs registered under sections of law pertaining to offences like acid attack, sexual harassment, voyeurism, assault on woman with intent to disrobe and stalking.

Punjab and Haryana HC: ‘Speed up acid attack, harassment cases’

The investigation will be completed within the supervision of a gazetted officer in cases registered under Sections 326A , 326B, 354A, 354B, 354C and 354D of the IPC.

Case record vanishes, Punjab and Haryana HC asks Registrars to explain

Issues contempt notices to father-son duo of lawyers for ‘bench hunting’.

HC relief for Afghan convict to marry with his Sikh lawyer

It was during his legal battle in the murder case that Ehsanullah came in contact with the Sikh woman lawyer.

Implicated by Punjab Police in fake case, HC order compensation to Ludhiana man

Terming it a “glaring case” of misuse of police power and ruling that Punjab Police’s CIA staff concocted a story to evade the charges of illegal detention, the High Court while ordering the compensation also quashed the FIR lodged at Shimlapuri police station against Manpreet Singh.