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Court acquits man accused of rape and abduction

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 6  |    0  |  Criminal Defense

A special POCSO court here has acquitted a man accused of abducting and raping a minor girl in 2013, observing the prosecution failed to prove charges against him and that the victim is happily married to him. Additional sessions and special judge A S Bhaisare, in a recent order, said the prosecu.....
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Hotel security manager granted bail in molestation case

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  Criminal Defense

A security manager of a five-star hotel was today granted bail by a Delhi court in a case of alleged molestation and attempt to disrobe a 33-year-old woman employee. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria granted the relief to the accused after furnishing a personal bond of Rs 25,000. If held g.....
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Bombay HC bars govt from unseating corporator over caste issue

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 3  |    0  |  High Court

The Bombay High Court today restrained the state government and the civic body from disqualifying Congress corporator from suburban Kalina, Tulip Miranda over the issue of her caste validity certificate. The caste verification committee, on August 14, rejected Miranda’s claim of belonging to Ot.....
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SC seeks Centre’s reply on compensating 10-yr-old rape victim

Posted 1 day ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Chandigarh administration to respond to a plea seeking Rs 10 lakh compensation for a 10-year-old rape victim, who delivered a baby yesterday. The minor girl, whose plea seeking permission to undergo termination of pregnancy was earlier turned down .....
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Guardian nod not needed for abortion of a retarded woman: SC

Posted 2 days ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  Supreme Court

There is no need for the consent of guardians for medical termination of pregnancy of a mentally retarded woman as the concept of “sovereignty over her body” has to be respected, the Supreme Court today said. The apex court has held that the fundamental concept relating to a woman’s “bodi.....
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Himachal HC gives 2 wks to CBI to complete Kotkhai case probe

Posted 2 days ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  High Court

The Himachal Pradesh High Court today expressed dissatisfaction over the probe in the Kotkhai rape-murder case and the custodial death of an accused and asked the CBI to complete the investigation within two weeks. The orders were passed by a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol an.....
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Orissa HC bench stays order on BMC corporator’s election

Posted 2 days ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  High Court

A division bench of Orissa High Court today granted an interim stay on an impugned order passed last month by a single judge bench of the court annulling the election of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) corporator Sukanti Subudhi. The bench of Chief Justice Vineet Saran and Justice B R Sar.....
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Madras HC directs govt to change name, gender of person in education

Posted 2 days ago  |   Views: 4  |    0  |  General Legal High Court

The Madras High Court today directed authorities to change the name and gender in the education certificates of a person, who underwent sex reassignment surgery from female to male. Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction to the School Education Department, Controller of Examination, Madras Univ.....
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Murthal rape case: HC gives SIT a month’s deadline to conclude

Posted 2 days ago  |   Views: 4  |    0  |  Criminal Defense General Legal High Court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing allegations of rape at Murthal near Sonipat during the 2016 Jat agitation, a one month deadline to conclude investigations. The court also directed that IPS officer Amitabh Dhillon, presently IG, Hisar Range.....
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Man disabled in road accident gets Rs 24 lakh compensation

Posted 3 days ago  |   Views: 10  |    0  |  General Legal Motor Accident

A motorcyclist who suffered 75 per cent disability in his left leg after being hit by a vehicle has been awarded compensation of more than Rs 24 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). Mohd Amir was hit by a Tata Sumo on Republic Day last year when he was riding his motorcycle with two.....
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Muzaffarnagar riots: 13 acquitted in killing of 3 of family

Posted 3 days ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  Criminal Defense General Legal

A court here today acquitted 13 people accused in a case of killing of three members of a family during the Muzaffarnagar riots due to lack of evidence. Additional district sessions judge Amber Rawat acquitted them saying the prosecution had failed to prove their story. The alleged case is of .....
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No ‘name calling’ in Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi HC

Posted 3 days ago  |   Views: 6  |    0  |  High Court

The Delhi High Court today asked a TV channel and the kin of Sunanda Pushkar not to indulge in “name calling” in connection with her death case but said there could be a possibility of some posturing from both sides. The court was hearing Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s plea seeking to res.....
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1984 riots: SC appoints panel to scrutinise 241 cases

Posted 3 days ago  |   Views: 6  |    0  |  Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today appointed a supervisory body comprising two former-apex court judges to examine the SIT’s decision to close 241 cases in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots matter. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also asked the body to scrutinise the SIT’s justification in closing the riot.....
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Personal liberty can’t be compromised: SC

Posted 3 days ago  |   Views: 5  |    0  |  Supreme Court

Personal liberty cannot be compromised at the altar of what the State may perceive as justice, the Supreme Court today said while granting bail to former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul in a case of alleged corruption. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan .....
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UP local body polls in November: state govt tells Allahabad HC

Posted 3 days ago  |   Views: 4  |    0  |  High Court

Local body elections will take place in Uttar Pradesh in November this year, the Allahabad High Court was today informed by the state government. The government submitted before a division bench comprising Chief Justice D B Bhosle and Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta that the notification for the polls .....
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