Bhadra Sinha

Bhadra Sinha

Bhadra is a legal correspondent and reports Supreme Court proceedings, besides writing on legal issues. A law graduate, Bhadra has extensively covered trial of high-profile criminal cases. She has had a short stint as a crime reporter too.

Articles by Bhadra Sinha
Former finance minister P Chidambaram was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the INX Media case investigated by the CBI. He also faces a probe by the ED in a related money laundering case(PTI File)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the INX Media case investigated by the CBI. He also faces a probe by the ED in a related money laundering case(PTI File)

Chidambaram gets bail from Supreme Court in CBI’s INX Media case, stays in ED custody

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:23 AM IST
Former finance minister P Chidambaram is also under arrest in a INX Media case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate.
A man holds a placard during a protest against the demolition of Sant Ravidas Temple in New Delhi in August.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A man holds a placard during a protest against the demolition of Sant Ravidas Temple in New Delhi in August.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court accepts govt’s plan to rebuild Ravidas temple

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 01:38 AM IST
The apex court ordered the demolition of the 15th century shrine after the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) informed it that the structure was located in a protected forest area.
SC has now agreed to reconstructing Guru Ravidas’ shrine which it had earlier ordered to demolish due it’s location in a protected forest.(HT Archive)
SC has now agreed to reconstructing Guru Ravidas’ shrine which it had earlier ordered to demolish due it’s location in a protected forest.(HT Archive)

Guru Ravidas temple demolished in Delhi forest can be reconstructed: SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 03:01 PM IST
The demolition was carried out by the Delhi Development Authority on orders of the Supreme Court because the 15th-century Guru Ravidas shrine was located in a protected forest.
The sleaze CD case has its origins in a complaint filed by BJP’s Rajesh Moonat back in 2017 when he was a minister in the Chhattisgarh government.(PTI FILE)
The sleaze CD case has its origins in a complaint filed by BJP’s Rajesh Moonat back in 2017 when he was a minister in the Chhattisgarh government.(PTI FILE)

Witnesses in sex CD case against CM Baghel being threatened: CBI to SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Tushar Mehta, the government’s second most-senior law officer, told the Supreme Court that witnesses were being threatened in this case. The Supreme Court has also issued a notice to the state government.
The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on Wednesday(ANI FILE/ Representative Image)
The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on Wednesday(ANI FILE/ Representative Image)

‘We don’t accept’: Muslim parties deny Ayodhya case settlement report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:57 PM IST
The Ayodhya mediation panel had submitted its final report to the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court outlining what had been described as a settlement agreement on Wednesday, hours before the top court concluded the 40-day hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.
The Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)

CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommends justice SA Bobde as his successor

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 02:51 PM IST
CJI Ranjan Gogoi has written to the Centre recommending justice SA Bobde as his successor
The Supreme Court wrapped up a marathon, sometimes acrimonious 40-day hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on Wednesday .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court wrapped up a marathon, sometimes acrimonious 40-day hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on Wednesday .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Enough is enough’: SC reserves verdict, prepares way for judicial settlement of Ayodhya dispute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:45 AM IST
A verdict will be delivered before the CJI retires on November 17.
The couple separated after a dispute between the two, said the husband. In his appeal(HT image)
The couple separated after a dispute between the two, said the husband. In his appeal(HT image)

Supreme Court to decide if a woman who leaves husband should get maintenance

Hindustan Times, Srinagar/New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:12 AM IST
The matter was heard on October 4 by a bench of justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph that issued a notice to the wife, asking her to appear before it.
Congress leader P Chidambaram(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader P Chidambaram(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

P Chidambaram asks SC to hear bail plea before Dussehra, Chief Justice to decide

HIndustan Times | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:43 PM IST
Ex-finance minister P Chidambaram moves Supreme Court for bail in INX Media case, seeks urgent hearing
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near barbed wires during restrictions, at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Friday, September 27, 2019.(Photo: Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near barbed wires during restrictions, at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Friday, September 27, 2019.(Photo: Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

144 children held in Jammu and Kashmir after Article 370 move: Report

UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 09:35 AM IST
The report, a copy of which has been reviewed by HT says minors as young as 9 and 11 years-old were detained for causing minor injuries and creating law and order problem.
Security personnel stand guard during shutdown in Srinagar on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard during shutdown in Srinagar on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.(PTI)

‘Can turn the clock back’: SC declines to stay bifurcation of J&K into 2 UTs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The constitution bench, which was set up last week by Justice NV Ramana, gave the Centre four weeks to respond to a bunch of petitions that challenged the move to scrap special status for Jammu and Kashmir. It will take up the case again on November 14.
In course of the hearings last month, senior lawyer CS Vaidyanathan had underscored that there could not be joint possession of Lord Ram’s birthplace since the “janmasthan [birthplace] itself is the deity”. (Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - HT Photo)
In course of the hearings last month, senior lawyer CS Vaidyanathan had underscored that there could not be joint possession of Lord Ram’s birthplace since the “janmasthan [birthplace] itself is the deity”. (Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - HT Photo)

Won’t join mediation effort, Ram Lalla lawyer tells SC in Ayodhya case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 02:22 PM IST
The clarification comes days after the top court allowed the mediation panel to continue its efforts for a negotiated settlement to the land title dispute at the request of two Muslim parties.
Supporters of Farooq Abdullah say the National Conference leader has been under house arrest since August 5 when the move to strip the state of its special status was announced in Parliament.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supporters of Farooq Abdullah say the National Conference leader has been under house arrest since August 5 when the move to strip the state of its special status was announced in Parliament.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Kashmir’s PSA move against Farooq Abdullah blocks petition in Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 01:48 PM IST
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi told Vaiko to approach the appropriate court for relief since the government had issued orders to detain Farooq Abdullah under the state’s Public Safety Act.
Bano’s legal battle of over 15 years began after the state police dismissed her complaint of gangrape during the 2002 riots in Gujarat citing lack of evidence. (Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Bano’s legal battle of over 15 years began after the state police dismissed her complaint of gangrape during the 2002 riots in Gujarat citing lack of evidence. (Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

Will compensate Bilkis Bano, says Gujarat after Supreme Court tweaks order

Hindustan Times | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:55 AM IST
The Supreme Court had ordered the Gujarat government to provide Bilkis Bano with a job and accommodation apart from Rs 50 lakh, observing that she had lived a nomadic life for 17 years since her gangrape in March 2002.
The Election Commission’s stand was conveyed to the top court during Thursday’s hearing(HT file photo)
The Election Commission’s stand was conveyed to the top court during Thursday’s hearing(HT file photo)

Will defer bypolls to 15 Karnataka assembly seats, Election Commission to SC on petition by disqualified MLAs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:32 PM IST
The disqualified legislators had petitioned the Supreme Court that they should be allowed to contest the by-elections in the state - the last date for filing nominations is Monday - or the by-polls should be deferred.
CJI has asked parties in Ayodhya case to complete their arguments within Oct. 18.(HT FILE)
CJI has asked parties in Ayodhya case to complete their arguments within Oct. 18.(HT FILE)

Ayodhya case:Will be a miracle to deliver verdict in 4 weeks’: SC to lawyers

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi told the parties in the Ayodhya title suit case that the apex court has four weeks to write the judgment.
BJP MLA Vishweshwar Kageri (second from left) seen here with CM Yediyurappa.(HT PHOTO)
BJP MLA Vishweshwar Kageri (second from left) seen here with CM Yediyurappa.(HT PHOTO)

In row over rebel Karnataka MLAs at SC, it is Speaker vs ex-Speaker

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:19 AM IST
The court is hearing the disqualified MLAs’ petition challenging the Speaker’s decision to disqualify them as members of the House instead of giving a final verdict on their resignations.
The Supreme Court has sought a status report from the government on the framing of guidelines for social media.(Photo: Shutterstock)
The Supreme Court has sought a status report from the government on the framing of guidelines for social media.(Photo: Shutterstock)

‘Thinking of giving up my smartphone’: Supreme Court judge on need for social media guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The top court was hearing pleas seeking transfer of cases related to linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar pending in different high courts to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court has given the Centre three weeks to file an affidavit on regulating fake news and messages on social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Supreme Court has given the Centre three weeks to file an affidavit on regulating fake news and messages on social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

‘Strike a balance’: Supreme Court’s advice to Centre on framing social media rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:29 AM IST
The Centre has been given three weeks by the Supreme Court to report on the progress made in framing regulations for social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.
Disqualified MLAs requested SC to stop the bypolls on 15 seats in Karnataka.(HT FILE)
Disqualified MLAs requested SC to stop the bypolls on 15 seats in Karnataka.(HT FILE)

Stop Karnataka bypolls on 15 seats, disqualified MLAs ask Supreme Court

Bengaluru | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Former Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh disqualified these MLAs and are barred from contesting the election till the term of the current assembly under the anti-defection law.
A SC judge said that sedition laws should be toned down.(HT FILE)
A SC judge said that sedition laws should be toned down.(HT FILE)

Law should be toned down, says SC judge on issue of sedition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:03 PM IST
Justice Deepak Gupta said that if not abolished, the sedition law must be at least toned down so that people are not arrested at the drop of a hat.
In June this year, Kejriwal had announced that his government was working on a proposal to offer free rides to women in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, cluster buses and the Delhi Metro.(PTI file photo)
In June this year, Kejriwal had announced that his government was working on a proposal to offer free rides to women in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, cluster buses and the Delhi Metro.(PTI file photo)

On free metro rides, Kejriwal gets a lesson in economics from Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:19 PM IST
In June this year, Arvind Kejriwal had announced that his government was working on a proposal to offer free rides to women in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, cluster buses and the Delhi Metro.
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti during a candle march protest in Srinagar on August 4, a day before she was detained by the Centre.(ANI Photo)
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti during a candle march protest in Srinagar on August 4, a day before she was detained by the Centre.(ANI Photo)

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter to pay her a visit in Valley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Three former chief ministers, including Mehbooba Mufti, are among hundreds of people, who were detained as the Centre abrogated Constitution’s Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories on August 5.
Chidambaram has already spent 15 days in the custody of the CBI in five separate spells, after his arrest from his Jor Bagh home in New Delhi on August 21.(PTI)
Chidambaram has already spent 15 days in the custody of the CBI in five separate spells, after his arrest from his Jor Bagh home in New Delhi on August 21.(PTI)

INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to Tihar jail for 14 days, will get a separate cell

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka and Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Chidambaram’s offer to surrender before Enforcement Directorate was high on symbolism, particularly since the Supreme Court had already rejected his request for pre-arrest bail in the INX Media case being investigated by the ED.
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

All about the Kashmir petitions and Supreme Court responses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The Centre in its August 5 decision revoked Jammu-Kashmir’s special status and divided the state into two union territories – Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.
The judges, who had stayed back in court to meet her and assure themselves of her safety, had later also ordered police protection for her and her family.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The judges, who had stayed back in court to meet her and assure themselves of her safety, had later also ordered police protection for her and her family.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

‘She’s got the best institute. Now study’: SC gives UP law student some advice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 04:35 PM IST
The law student had last month posted a video on social media on August 24 accusing “a big leader of the saint society” of threatening her and “destroying the lives of several girls”. When she went missing, her family blamed former union minister Swami Chinmayanand for her disappearance.
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram(Amal KS/HT photo)
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram(Amal KS/HT photo)

CBI runs out of questions for Chidambaram, will still host him for 2 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Former finance minister P Chidambaram will continue to stay put in CBI custody despite the Centre telling the top court that it did not need his custody for questioning any longer.
The law student told the judges during a closed-door interaction late on Friday evening that she had left Shahjahanpur to protect herself and wanted to stay in Delhi for some time.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The law student told the judges during a closed-door interaction late on Friday evening that she had left Shahjahanpur to protect herself and wanted to stay in Delhi for some time.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

SC orders court-monitored probe in law student’s case, security for her family

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 08:59 PM IST
The 23-year-old postgraduate student was found by the police in Rajasthan on Friday. She was being taken home by the police when the Supreme Court ordered the police bring her to Delhi instead.
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s custody has been extended by 3 days.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s custody has been extended by 3 days.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Chidambaram makes 2 unusual requests in Supreme Court, granted one

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 04:53 PM IST
P Chidambaram’s legal team made a strong pitch in Supreme Court to place the leader under house arrest.
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