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Confessions made to officers in drugs cases not admissible, says SC

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:39 AM IST
Although the central government argued that officers under the NDPS Act cannot be called police officers, the bench concluded that any officer who is invested with the power of investigation and who can prepare an investigation report essentially is a police officer.
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Sanjay Jain’s counsel had also filed a bail application which would be heard by the local court on August 4. (Photo@jaipur_police)
Sanjay Jain’s counsel had also filed a bail application which would be heard by the local court on August 4. (Photo@jaipur_police)

Man linked to Rajasthan horse-trading tapes refuses to give voice sample

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:19 PM IST
Sanjay Jain’s counsel said his client does not trust the agency which is investigating the case.
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The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, provides that a judicial officer is supposed to draw the presumption that judicial and official acts have been performed in an appropriate manner(Arvind Yadav/HT)
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, provides that a judicial officer is supposed to draw the presumption that judicial and official acts have been performed in an appropriate manner(Arvind Yadav/HT)

Custodial torture and violence is wrong. It is time for a stronger law

By Jyotika Kalra
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Jayaraj and Bennicks died not just due to abuse, but also because of the apathy of the magistrate and doctors
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Students enrolled in the bachelors laws programme at the Maharashtra National Law University in Nagpur will soon learn the ancient Indian logic of arriving at truth in a lawsuit.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Students enrolled in the bachelors laws programme at the Maharashtra National Law University in Nagpur will soon learn the ancient Indian logic of arriving at truth in a lawsuit.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Law students to learn Indian art of advocacy

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2019 01:59 AM IST
Ancient Indian logic takes within its sweep the Baudhic and Jain knowledge systems that prescribe ways to arrive at the truth.
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Sudha Bharadwaj arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case should be granted bail as the documents that the state has relied on don’t incriminate her, the activist’s lawyer Yug Choudhary argued in the Bombay high court on Friday.(HT Photo)
Sudha Bharadwaj arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon case should be granted bail as the documents that the state has relied on don’t incriminate her, the activist’s lawyer Yug Choudhary argued in the Bombay high court on Friday.(HT Photo)

Nothing incriminating in docus used against Sudha Bharadwaj, says her lawyer

By K A Y Dodhiya | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:23 AM IST
Choudhary, while replying to queries posed by a bench of justice Sarang Kotwal regarding admissibility of letters recovered from the computers of co-accused Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson, submitted that as per the Evidence Act, the documents could suffice to implicate the two if the said documents were written by them and recovered from their possession, but not Bharadwaj.
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It’s time for India to undo colonial-era legislations(Getty Images)
It’s time for India to undo colonial-era legislations(Getty Images)

Opinion | 90 years later, India must send Simon back

By Arghya Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 09:44 PM IST
More than 250 British laws, defining the basic framework of Constitution, continue to govern us. They must go
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Former Union minister M J Akbar’s cross-examination continued on Monday in the criminal defamation suit that he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former Union minister M J Akbar’s cross-examination continued on Monday in the criminal defamation suit that he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

M J Akbar cross-examined in defamation case

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:58 PM IST
He filed the suit after Ramani last year accused Akbar of sexual misconduct in 1993 when he was the editor and proprietor of the Asian Age, and she was applying for a job at the paper.
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While the Centre was making submission that the documents can be withheld from disclosure under the RTI Act in view of the national security, the top court said Section 22 of the RTI Act gave it an overriding effect over the Official Secrets Act.(REUTERS)
While the Centre was making submission that the documents can be withheld from disclosure under the RTI Act in view of the national security, the top court said Section 22 of the RTI Act gave it an overriding effect over the Official Secrets Act.(REUTERS)

SC to decide today if ‘privileged’ Rafale papers can be used as evidence

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The Centre had claimed privilege over documents pertaining to the Rafale fighter jet deal with France and said those documents cannot be considered in evidence as per Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act.
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Teen boy convicted of rape on 13-year-old victim’s testimony in Ludhiana

By AneeshaSareen Kumar | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 10:12 PM IST
She deposed before the Juvenile Justice Board that she was at her house with her brother, aged about one year, when the boy, his neighbour, entered her house saying he wanted to charge his phone.
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Police produce 2007 Ajmer Bomb Blast case accused Swami Aseemanand in a court in Jaipur.(PTI File Photo)
Police produce 2007 Ajmer Bomb Blast case accused Swami Aseemanand in a court in Jaipur.(PTI File Photo)

Aseemanand’s confession in blast case to police not voluntary: NIA court

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 10:47 AM IST
The NIA court also maintained that a person cannot be considered “communal or anti-social” only because of links to the RSS, which is not a banned organisation
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People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)
People participate in a candle light vigil as they protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, in Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)

President Kovind signs ordinance seeking death penalty for rape of children

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 01:31 PM IST
The ordinance stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years.
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