Charul Shah is senior reporter covering the legal beat for Hindustan Times. She has spent over a decade in the industry covering criminal investigations and judiciary from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
Articles by Charul Shah
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 07:40 AM IST
Mumbai: A metropolitan magistrate court in Andheri last week acquitted singer Mika Singh from the charge of molesting an aspiring model after promising her modelling assignments and work in films
Published on Jan 28, 2023 08:35 PM IST
The court observed that the girl didn’t raise a hue and cry when the accused parked his tempo at an isolated spot.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 05:48 PM IST
Pahuja was arrested on July 14, 2016, for her alleged role in the fake encounter killing of Gadoli and has been in prison since then.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 01:59 AM IST
Mumbai: A special POCSO (the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012) court on Friday sentenced a 39-year-old man to ten years imprisonment for impregnating the minor daughter of his live-in-partner after sexually assaulting her under threats since 2016
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:40 AM IST
The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court had last week asked the dean of BJ Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune, to constitute a board to examine former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma and submit a comprehensive report on his health status in 10 days
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST
The complainant, Junaid Khan, a Bandra resident, claimed that they had invested a sum of ₹ 5.60 crore for commercial office premises but after years realised that the project had been converted into a residential complex
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 12:21 AM IST
The special court said that when the issue cropped up, the dean of JJ Hospital already constituted a board on her own to examine Bhosale by a team of five doctors. The board in its report of January 19 said that further hospitalisation of Bhosale was not needed
Published on Jan 25, 2023 07:05 PM IST
Prima facie there is nothing to indicate that NCP leader Nawab Malik’s son Faraz and daughter-in-law, Laura Hemelin alias Ayesha Malik, “had indulged in cheating and creating bogus documents”, the sessions court has said while granting anticipatory bail to the couple
Published on Jan 25, 2023 12:55 AM IST
Mumbai: Sheetal Shegaokar, one of the six jail staff members arrested for allegedly killing Manjula Shetye, an inmate of Byculla jail, has approached the sessions court seeking permission to undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF) at a private hospital
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 01:05 AM IST
Atul Dahifade was one of the investigating officers who had searched Chintan’s house in Delhi after his arrest on December 26, 2015, and had seized seven diaries – four black and three red, 74 sketches, and four small canvases. Chintan is Hema’s estranged husband
Published on Jan 22, 2023 12:10 AM IST
Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) has come to the rescue of a widow and directed the State Bank of India to waive a loan amount of ₹14
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:50 PM IST
The sessions court on Saturday granted interim protection from arrest to Faraz Malik, son of Nationalist Congress Party leader Nawab Malik, and his wife Laura Hemelin alias Ayesha Malik in connection with the FIR registered against them for allegedly using fake documents to seek a long-term visa for Hemelin
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:39 PM IST
Mumbai: The sessions court has refused to discharge two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, an architect and a civic contractor booked for the death of a 41-year-old, who fell into a septic tank after a toilet collapsed in Trombay in March 2015
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 04:45 PM IST
The special MP and MLA court on Friday ordered the dean of Sir JJ hospital to constitute a medical board to examine Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik. The court order came after the hospital submitted that Malik still needs medical attendance as the condition of his kidney is bad
Yes Bank-DHFL scam: No trust in JJ Hospital report; CBI wants armed forces docs to check Avinash Bhosale
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 11:23 PM IST
Sir JJ Hospital in its report claimed that Bhosale needs further hospitalisation. The state-run hospital said that Bhosale’s condition had improved and he could have been discharged from the hospital. However, on January 18, he fell down in the bathroom due to dizziness
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 12:57 AM IST
Actor Priyanka Chopra had approached the Versova police against her then manager Prakash Jaju in 2008 for sending her objectionable messages and for certain words spoken during one of their telephonic conversations.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:43 AM IST
Ever since the city got its first special court set up under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in 2012, trials have completed in only one case
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:38 AM IST
The directors have been sentenced to six months imprisonment and also fined ₹7.50 lakh each and the bank employee is sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and a fine of ₹30,000.
Published on Jan 19, 2023 07:33 PM IST
The federal agency claimed that Sharma was fit and has been misusing the hospital facility under the guise of ailments.
Published on Jan 18, 2023 11:35 PM IST
Court was hearing a divorce petition of a man on the ground of “non-co-operative behavior” of his wife; woman claimed she was isolated by husband’s family during menstrual cycle and was also not allowed to wear anything but a sari
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:32 AM IST
Earlier, the court asked CBI to get all their questions regarding Bhosle’s health issues clarified from the dean of the hospital before hearing the plea. In its plea, the central agency claimed it was not satisfied with the reasons cited by the dean for Bhosle’s further hospitalisation.
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 09:16 AM IST
Mumbai: Applause Entertainment, the maker of a web series purportedly based on fake stamp paper scam convict Abdul Karim Telgi, on Friday submitted its reply to a defamation suit filed by Telgi’s daughter Sana Irfan Talikoti in the city civil court
Published on Jan 14, 2023 10:56 PM IST
The woman claimed to have approached the deputy commissioner of police and the commissioner of police, but no action was taken against the accused and the FIR was registered at Malabar Hill police station only after she approached the Internal Complaints Committee
Published on Jan 14, 2023 05:57 PM IST
The complainant and his family members have settled abroad and the accused allegedly took advantage of the fact and took over the ₹25-crore property – Lambath Building in Umarkhadi area and sold it to someone by using forged documents
Published on Jan 14, 2023 12:40 AM IST
Abdul Mansuri, the complainant, was running a two-wheeler garage at Antop Hill, Mumbai. He and his wife Farzana were filing ITRs from 2009-2010 through tax consultant Mehboob Shaikh.
Published on Jan 13, 2023 10:07 PM IST
A court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to invoke section 409 of the Indian Penal Code against Chanda Kochhar, which provides for life imprisonment as the maximum punishment.
Published on Jan 13, 2023 12:55 AM IST
The sessions court said that the magistrate court did not follow the mandatory provisions while dealing with the complaint and issued a process against Banerjee. The court has hence remanded the case back to the magistrate court for fresh adjudication.
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 09:09 PM IST
Mumbai The special CBI court on Thursday directed Guwahati airport authority to submit the CCTV footage of its security screening of January 5 when two lawyers had allegedly spotted Sheena Bora
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 12:45 AM IST
Mumbai: A special CBI court on Tuesday sentenced two Income Tax (I-T) officials to three years in imprisonment for demanding ₹35 lakh from a city-based businessman to close complaints received against the latter in 2009
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 12:45 AM IST
The order, which held Joshi, Farukh Mansuri (55) and Jamiruddin Ansari (54) guilty of having connections with the organised crime syndicate headed by Dawood Ibrahim, became available on Tuesday.