Sofi Ahsan

Articles By Sofi Ahsan

About to retire, Haryana DGP gets three summons from High Court

The HC has now passed three back-to-back orders seeking his presence in three different cases where questions have been raised over the manner in which investigation is being conducted by the police.

Punjab HC: In CBI case against IG Dhillon, no evidence to invoke graft charge

CBI in August 2018 had registered a case regarding alleged demand of Rs 50 lakh by Goyal on behalf of Dhillon.

Haryana land scam: ‘Hooda’s principal secy was part of conspiracy’

Haryana government had in August 2004 issued notification for acquisition of 912 acre land for setting up an industrial model township in Gurgaon villages, including Manesar.

Drugs case that led HC to order CCTV cameras at all Punjab, Haryana police stations found baseless

In the final order of the case, the bench has also noted that “this case has been prolonged unnecessarily by this Court (this Bench) upon detailed arguments having been addressed each time by learned counsel on the innocence of the petitioner and his allegedly having been falsely involved in the case”.

Relief for Hooda after split verdict in HC on Dhingra panel report

The division bench of Justices Ajay Kumar Mittal and Anupinder Singh Grewal also stayed any action on the Dhingra Commission findings due to procedural lapses by the panel in not providing Hooda a reasonable opportunity of hearing on the allegations against him.

What is the Dhingra Commission that probed land deals linked to Vadra?

In November 2016, Hooda moved Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging the decision to set up the Commission of Inquiry.

Congress intervenes, gets PIL against ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ film withdrawn

The bench of Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Pali allowed the petitioner to withdraw his petition. “Before the arguments could start, the counsel for the petitioner sought permission from the court to withdraw the petition and it was granted,” Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India said. 

Meet the scientists: Albert Einstein was wrong, Ravan had 24 aircraft

At the Indian Science Congress, Kannan Jegathala Krishnan, dismissed the work of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking and claimed that this century will belong to him

Digital India will transform lives: Ravi Shanker Prasad

“There is a mission behind all this,” Ravi Shanker Prasad said. “We have to be leaders in the digital revolution and Digital India is part of that. The technology has to be low-cost and India-created. It has to transform lives of people.”

Indian Science Congress: Women are largest minority in scientific community: Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani called upon the scientific community to propagate “translation of some of the best science journals and new scientific studies” for their further dissemination in schools “so that love for science can be embedded at a very early stage.”

Rohru flare-up: ‘Had we opened our shops that morning, we would have been killed on the spot’

As the number of protesters swelled and rumours circulated on social media, three shops run by Kashmiris were broken into and their wares looted.

Six years after arrest, High Court sets aside rape convict’s life sentence

While setting aside the conviction and sentence, the High Court directed the trial court to pass a fresh judgment within a period of at least three months on the basis of fresh evidence.

Punjab High Court orders inquiry against PCS officer for ‘attempt to favour Congress’

The action has been ordered against the PCS officer Kanwaljit Singh - who is posted as the Secretary of the Regional Transport Authority, Jalandhar - and was a returning officer for the polls being held to elect the members of Amritsar Municipal Corporation.

Panchayat polls: HC refuses to hear Punjab’s review plea on rejection of nomination papers

In its review petition, the government has argued that the courts do not have a jurisdiction to entertain such writ petitions, while the election process is on as the same is barred under Article 243O.

No. of pending cases in district courts of Punjab, Haryana: Over 1 million

A total of 5,68232 cases were pending at the beginning of the year before the subordinate courts - meaning an increase of 32,955 cases during 2018.

Seeking info under RTI Act can’t put question mark on petitioner’s integrity: Punjab & Haryana HC

The high court snubbed Chandigarh Administration for its decision to demote an employee of the Department of Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs for seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Punjab and Haryana High Court commutes death sentence of man

In September 2017, the 27-year-old youth had killed two minor children of a widow with whom he was in a live-in relationship for eight months. The woman was married to three different men earlier and had a child from each of them.

Desecration cases: SIT probe to continue, says High Court

While the Court observed that they may not be possible if they were leading towards a closure, Nanda submitted he is not privy to the status of the CBI investigation and thus will not press the statement.

Desecration incidents: SAD govt allowed matter to simmer, observes HC

The court questioned the need of a commission when the investigating agency was already entrusted with the task to probe the same matter.

Punjab High Court raps CBI over pending desecration cases

The plea has been filed by the accused police officers for CBI probe in all the cases related to sacrilege including the FIRs registered to probe the police firing in Faridkot.