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Touseef (R), key accused in the case, and his aide Rehaan (L) were found guilty by the District and Sessions Court in Faridabad.(PTI)

Nikita Tomar murder case: Convicts sentenced to life imprisonment

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Nikita Tomar, a 21-year-old college student, was shot dead at point blank range outside her college in Ballabhgarh on October 26, 2020.
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Physical participation in crime not a must for conviction over common intention: HC

Bombay, Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Physical participation in the crime is not necessary for an accused facing “common intention” charges to be convicted in murder cases, the Bombay high court’s Nagpur bench observed on Tuesday
Sister Sephy, who was pronounced guilty by a CBI court in the Sister Abhaya murder case of 1992, being taken to prison after her COVID-19 test, in Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.(PTI)
Sister Sephy, who was pronounced guilty by a CBI court in the Sister Abhaya murder case of 1992, being taken to prison after her COVID-19 test, in Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.(PTI)

Sister Abhaya Murder: Kerala priest, nun get life imprisonment

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Main accused Thomas Kotoor will have to undergo double life-term for trespassing into the convent (Section 449) but he can undergo both sentences concurrently, the court said.
While reading out judgment through video conferencing, the judge said that accused would be sentenced to hanging till death under the Section 302 of the IPC(SHUTTERSTOCK/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
While reading out judgment through video conferencing, the judge said that accused would be sentenced to hanging till death under the Section 302 of the IPC(SHUTTERSTOCK/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Man sentenced to death for rape-murder of 3-year-old girl in Bihar

Patna, Hindustan Times | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:39 PM IST
While delivering the order, special judge-cum-additional district and session judge of the POCSO court termed the case “heinous”.
Investigators said the man, who was arrested after remaining on the run for six days, appears to have abused other children as well.(Getty Images/Vetta)
Investigators said the man, who was arrested after remaining on the run for six days, appears to have abused other children as well.(Getty Images/Vetta)

Man sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Special public prosecutor Mahaveer Krishnawat said judge LD Kiradu sentenced the convict to life in prison till his last breath.
District judge Sadhana Rani Thakur also fined the convicts of Rs 25,000, which will be given to the bereaved family members.(File photo for representation)
District judge Sadhana Rani Thakur also fined the convicts of Rs 25,000, which will be given to the bereaved family members.(File photo for representation)

Couple sentenced to life for killing woman’s lover 2 years ago

Mathura | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:18 AM IST
A district court on Thursday sentenced a couple to life imprisonment for killing the woman’s lover two years ago.
The NIA had arrested Subahani Haja Moideen in October 2016 from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu where he was living discreetly after his return to the country.(HT PHOTO)
The NIA had arrested Subahani Haja Moideen in October 2016 from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu where he was living discreetly after his return to the country.(HT PHOTO)

NIA court sentences IS recruit from Kerala to life imprisonment

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The prosecution said Subahani Haja Moideen was planning attacks against some judges and senior political leaders when he was arrested from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu in October 2016.
Aman Vyas, 36, was sentenced at the Croydon Crown Court to 37 years.(Photo Credit: Scotland Yard)
Aman Vyas, 36, was sentenced at the Croydon Crown Court to 37 years.(Photo Credit: Scotland Yard)

Life-term for Indian guilty of rape, murder in London

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:58 AM IST
Detective sergeant Shaleena Sheikh, said: “We are pleased with today’s sentence which reflects the gravity of Vyas’s crimes.”
Everyone has fantasies of spending endless leisurely days in a cottage in the hills. But when there is no other option, the silence is ominous.(Shutterstock)
Everyone has fantasies of spending endless leisurely days in a cottage in the hills. But when there is no other option, the silence is ominous.(Shutterstock)

Lockdown Diaries: Corona Blues by Bulbul Sharma

Hindustan Times | By Bulbul Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2020 03:39 PM IST
You might have longed for endless leisurely days but when there is no other option, fear takes over
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Wife, lover get life term for murdering man in Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Mandeep Kaur, alias Aman, of Changli village, and Mohammad Shehbaz of Malerkotla were sentenced by the court of additional sessions judge Rajneesh for murdering Jaswinder Singh, 30.
The student shot dead his school principal.
The student shot dead his school principal.

Class 12 boy gets life term for killing school principal

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 02:47 AM IST
The convict, a commerce student, had shot the principal four times during a parent-teacher meeting in 2018
Fourteen years of life in jail has not deterred Subhash Patil from fulfilling his dream of becoming a doctor.(ANI/Twitter)
Fourteen years of life in jail has not deterred Subhash Patil from fulfilling his dream of becoming a doctor.(ANI/Twitter)

Jailed for 14 years in murder case, Karnataka man fulfils dream of becoming doctor

Kalaburgi (Karnataka) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Police arrested Patil in 2002 in a murder case when he was in his third year of MBBS course. A court sentenced him to life imprisonment in 2006.
Convicting the 15 men on Saturday, special judge Manjula had deferred the pronouncement of the quantum of sentence to February 3, Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Convicting the 15 men on Saturday, special judge Manjula had deferred the pronouncement of the quantum of sentence to February 3, Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Five sentenced to life imprisonment for gang rape of minor in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Pronouncing the quantum of sentence, the judge said the four main accused — lift operator Ravikumar, 56, plumber Suresh, 32, and security guards Abishek, 28, and Palani, 40, — deserved no leniency.
A Delhi court on Saturday convicted two men of abducting and raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi in 2013(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A Delhi court on Saturday convicted two men of abducting and raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi in 2013(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

2 Delhi men convicted in ‘Gudiya’ gang-rape case

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 01:42 AM IST
Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar were convicted for brutally raping the minor girl — who later came to be known as Gudiya (not her real name)— at their rented house in Gandhi Nagar in April 2013.
The Supreme Court in 2019 pronounced the highest number of decisions (27) in death penalty cases since 2001(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)
The Supreme Court in 2019 pronounced the highest number of decisions (27) in death penalty cases since 2001(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)

Decoding six death warrants of 2019: How courts dealt with execution sentences

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:49 AM IST
A death warrant sets a date for the hanging of a death row convict and is one of the final steps in the execution of a convict. It is usually issued after a convict has exhausted all legal remedies.
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SC orders status quo on Bhullar’s release on Guru Purb

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Punjab-origin man to spend life in UK jail for murder

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:33 PM IST

Pooja murder case: 11 months after HC upheld sentence, co-accused still a free bird

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:52 AM IST
On November 13, the Supreme Court agreed with the high court’s order of upholding life imprisonment awarded to Paul by a trial court for strangling his wife Pooja to death and setting the body on fire on July 13, 2012. Renu didn’t appeal against the sentence.
POCSO judge Prabhakar Ganthia also asked Damayanti to pay a fine of Rs 10,000, failing which she will have to serve another six months jail term.(FILE PHOTO.)
POCSO judge Prabhakar Ganthia also asked Damayanti to pay a fine of Rs 10,000, failing which she will have to serve another six months jail term.(FILE PHOTO.)

Odisha court sentences woman to life imprisonment for killing her 8-year-old daughter

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 11:43 PM IST
A special POCSO court in Angul district of Odisha sentenced 32-year-old Damayanti Soren to life imprisonment under Section 302 of IPC on charges of murdering her minor daughter more than 4 and half years ago.
The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the jail authorities to decide in a week the plea of Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma(HT Photo)
The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the jail authorities to decide in a week the plea of Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma(HT Photo)

Jessica Lal murder case: Delhi HC asks jail authorities to decide within a week convict’s parole plea

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:52 AM IST
Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar was informed by the counsel for Sharma that his plea seeking parole is pending with the authorities for nearly nine months whereas they are required to decide it within four weeks.
Harmehtab Singh Rarewala being escorted out of a Chandigarh court after he was sentenced to life imprisonment till natural death on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Harmehtab Singh Rarewala being escorted out of a Chandigarh court after he was sentenced to life imprisonment till natural death on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
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Fugitive in 26-year-old double murder case lands in Ludhiana police net

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Raju of Raikot was given life sentence in 1996, jumped parole in 1999, and was declared proclaimed offender in 2017
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Husband’s murder: 66-yr-old Ludhiana woman gets life imprisonment

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:31 PM IST
The Tripura High Court on Friday upheld the life imprisonment awarded to 12 people for killing then Congress MLA Parimal Saha 36 years ago.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The Tripura High Court on Friday upheld the life imprisonment awarded to 12 people for killing then Congress MLA Parimal Saha 36 years ago.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Tripura HC upholds life imprisonment for 12 convicted of Cong MLA’s murder

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The Division Bench of the High Court led by Chief Justice Sanjoy Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh also ordered for life imprisonment to one convict of the same case who was acquitted by the trial court earlier.
One of the officials cited above, privy to discussions on the proposed changes, said on condition of anonymity that the quantum of punishment for most offences has been doubled in the proposed Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019.(HT image)
One of the officials cited above, privy to discussions on the proposed changes, said on condition of anonymity that the quantum of punishment for most offences has been doubled in the proposed Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019.(HT image)

Firearm laws may get more stringent

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 01:52 AM IST
The ministry has also proposed a new section, 25 (6), with a minimum punishment of 10 years in prison and maximum punishment of life imprisonment till death for using prohibited fire arms or ammunition by members of organised crime syndicate.
Remission of sentence is usually granted to deserving prisoners on specials days such as Independence and Republic days for unblemished behaviour as an inmate.(PTI image)
Remission of sentence is usually granted to deserving prisoners on specials days such as Independence and Republic days for unblemished behaviour as an inmate.(PTI image)

Relief for death row prisoner, 8 others on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 05:07 PM IST
Also, to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi so far 1424 prisoners have been released by states and Union Territories in 2 phases (2nd Oct 2018 & 6th April 2019). Third phase of release is due on 2nd Oct 2019.
Members of different farmer unions protesting at the Mehmadpur village grain market in Patiala on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Members of different farmer unions protesting at the Mehmadpur village grain market in Patiala on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Farmer bodies to meet chief principal secretary to CM in Chandigarh today

By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Farmers are protesting against life term to a farmer-activist in a murder case; say have planned further action, will make announcement after the meet
Farmers protesting at Mehmadpur village near Patiala on Saturday where they decided to march towards the CM’s Patiala-based residence.(HT PHOTO)
Farmers protesting at Mehmadpur village near Patiala on Saturday where they decided to march towards the CM’s Patiala-based residence.(HT PHOTO)

Farmers clear Bathinda-Zirakpur highway, protest march towards CM’s residence today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 11:45 PM IST
The farmers are demanding the release of farmer-activist Manjit Singh Dhaner, who was convicted on charges of murder sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court
Parveen filed a petition in the court of chief judicial magistrate Manju Kumari in Seraikela. The petition has not been listed for hearing.(HT image)
Parveen filed a petition in the court of chief judicial magistrate Manju Kumari in Seraikela. The petition has not been listed for hearing.(HT image)

Tabrez Ansari’s wife moves court against Jharkhand police

Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:38 AM IST
Parveen filed a petition in the court of chief judicial magistrate Manju Kumari in Seraikela. The petition has not been listed for hearing.
Twenty-four-year-old Tabrez was caught by Dhatkidih villagers in the intervening night of June 17 and 18 while allegedly attempting burglary in a house along with two of his associates(HT FILE)
Twenty-four-year-old Tabrez was caught by Dhatkidih villagers in the intervening night of June 17 and 18 while allegedly attempting burglary in a house along with two of his associates(HT FILE)

Murder charges dropped against 11 in Tabrez case

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:37 AM IST
While his alleged aides managed to escape, Tabrez got caught and was beaten up. He was allegedly forced to chant Jais Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman as well.
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