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UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 05:23 AM IST
A case was registered against Alt news co-founder Mohammad Zubair by Delhi Police in August last year on the complaint by NCPCR referring to a tweet shared by him on August 6, 2020. In the tweet, Zubair shared the photo of a minor girl, with her face blurred out, during an online spat he was having with her father
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 04:50 AM IST
This is the first time the girl’s cause of death has come to light, and it appears to debunk the claims made by the accused.
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 05:16 AM IST
Both Asthana’s transfer to AGMUT, and his appointment with only four days to go for his retirement, have been challenged in court.
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 12:07 PM IST
Principal District and Sessions Judge Dinesh Sharma awarded the sentence on September 10 to the Lashkar-e-Taiba man, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in 2017.
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 07:07 AM IST
The bench of the Delhi high court granted time to the Delhi government and asked them to point out the “least possible time” within which the permission/sanction can be granted.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 12:17 AM IST
23-year-old Mohammad Amir, a Pakistani citizen, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in 2017. According to the NIA, Amir, along with three others had illegally infiltrated into Indian territory from Pakistan along with weapons, ammunition, with an intention to carry out a terrorist attack in India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 03:05 AM IST
The evidence does not indicate clearly whether they were present at the scene of the crime, said the Delhi high court
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 03:41 AM IST
Delhi government’s counsel Gautam Narayan told justice Rekha Palli, who was hearing a plea alleging wilful disobedience of the court’s order directing a decision be taken in the matter in six weeks, that the decision will be taken within two weeks.
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2021 06:22 AM IST
“If it is a no hawking, no vending zone, then you have to remove them (hawkers). The executive engineer and the SHO (station house officer) should personally ensure that there are no encroachments..If you have to fence the area, you put up a board of “no hawking, no vending,” a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 02:16 AM IST
The judge said that if the allegations of extortion by Gujjar’s family are correct, “it is a very serious offence which requires in-depth investigation”. She said the injuries on Gujjar’s body indicated that he was “brutally beaten” and “left unattended”.
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 11:58 AM IST
The 14-page order said that Gujjar’s case calls for immediate remedial actions by the state so that “unscrupulous officers” at jail do not take advantage of the non-working CCTVs to indulge in illegal activities
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 01:37 AM IST
The question of law here, essentially, becomes of how the proceedings against the accused in the second case can continue when they have been discharged in the first one, for the same sections of the crime in the same jurisdiction, additional sessions judge Yadav said.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2021 02:19 AM IST
Noting that “access to justice is the right of every citizen”, a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said that hearings over video conferencing may continue for an indefinite period as Covid-19 is not showing any signs of subsiding.
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2021 02:23 AM IST
The Delhi HC was hearing a plea by the residents of Vasant Vihar seeking removal of Afghan protestors outside the UNHCR office in the area
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2021 02:02 AM IST
In five separate verdicts, Justice Subramonium Prasad of the Delhi high court said no substantial evidence has been obtained against the accused to keep them in prolonged incarceration
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2021 04:43 AM IST
Justice Mukta Gupta, while hearing a plea by Gujjar’s mother who demanded a CBI probe into the alleged murder of her son, said the statements by the eye witnesses given to the police indicated that he was not only beaten, but CCTV was also shut by errant jail officials during the incident.
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2021 04:55 AM IST
Additional sessions judge Vinod Yadav said the case was a colossal wastage of the hard-earned money of taxpayers as the investigating agency showed no intent to probe the matter.
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2021 05:04 AM IST
- On August 25, the apex court gave Bhushan the liberty to file an intervening application in the high court after it was informed that a similar matter was pending there. It has adjourned the matter for two weeks.
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2021 05:16 AM IST
- Justice Rekha Palli said the lives of people in the city cannot be “endangered” just because removing protesters will have international consequences.
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2021 04:40 AM IST
The government made the stand in an affidavit filed in the Delhi high court on Monday, opposing a bunch of pleas by a number of digital media platforms challenging the Information Technology Rules 2021.
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2021 06:09 AM IST
Additional sessions judge Vinod Yadav, in an August 28 order, said the police officers concerned (the investigating officers, or IOs) do not appear before the court, either physically or through video-conferencing while charges are being framed.
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2021 02:04 AM IST
Additional sessions judge Vinod Yadav said that “prima facie there is enough material on record to frame charges against one Rohit for unlawful assembly, rioting, house trespass, theft, mischief with fire”.
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 01:06 AM IST
Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat said instead of investigating the complaint given by a man named Salim, the police were more interested in looking into the identity of the complainant and the accused.
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 12:34 AM IST
Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi high court sought a status report from the Delhi Police and said, “Prima facie, there are all kinds of slogans and speeches being given. Let the status report be given.”
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 12:49 AM IST
The Delhi government has challenged the LG’s July 23 order by which he has invoked the proviso to Article 239-AA(4) of the Constitution to refer to the President the matter of appointment of Delhi Police’s chosen advocates as SPPs in cases related to the farmers’ agitation and February 2020 riots in north-east Delhi.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Justice Asha Menon, on Monday (August 23), made the assertions while accepting an unnamed actress’ plea for removal of her nude videos from Youtube and other web portals by the next date of hearing.
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2021 04:56 AM IST
Despite the presence of various provisions under the law, a large number of websites providing gambling, betting and wagering games continued to be accessible in the country, the petitioner said
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2021 12:04 AM IST
The Delhi high court on Wednesday granted ₹20 lakh as compensation to a 28-year-old man, who was rendered fully disabled after falling off an electricity pole while fixing a fault in Bijwasan area in 2014
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2021 12:23 AM IST
- Appearing for the prosecution, advocate Amit Ahlawat said the residents were, at the relevant time, living in violation of the Covid-19 protocols.
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2021 12:17 AM IST
The video was placed as evidence before the court by the police who opposed Chaudhary’s pre-arrest bail plea.