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The security has been stepped up in Delhi in the wake of Independence Day and Kisan Panchayat.(HT Photo)

Delhi Police gets detaining power under NSA after order from Lieutenant Governor

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:25 AM IST
The NSA allows preventive detention of an individual for months if the authorities feel that the individual is a threat to the national security, and law and order. Lieutenant Governor's order comes in the wake of Independence Day preparations and Kisan Sansad.
Erendro Leichombam said he would have been happier if journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who was arrested along with him on May 13, is also released. (Facebook/Erendro Leichombam)
Erendro Leichombam said he would have been happier if journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who was arrested along with him on May 13, is also released. (Facebook/Erendro Leichombam)

SC orders the release of activist held under NSA

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 08:10 AM IST
The bench turned down a request by solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Manipur government and asked for a day or two to examine the matter.
NSA is an act that empowers the government to detain a person if the authorities are satisfied that he/she is a threat to national security or to prevent him/her from disrupting public order. (ANI)
NSA is an act that empowers the government to detain a person if the authorities are satisfied that he/she is a threat to national security or to prevent him/her from disrupting public order. (ANI)

CM Yogi Adityanath to invoke NSA against accused in Hathras murder case

ANI | , Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 11:20 AM IST
The deceased had filed a case against Gaurav Sharma in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter at a village in the Sasni police station area on Monday, Uttar Pradesh police said.
CM Yogi Adityanath directed the divisional commissioner, Meerut and ADG, Meerut, to probe the crematorium roof collapse incident and submit a report. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
CM Yogi Adityanath directed the divisional commissioner, Meerut and ADG, Meerut, to probe the crematorium roof collapse incident and submit a report. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

Yogi Adityanath warns action under National Security Act in crematorium case

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said such incidents were the result of poor monitoring of civil projects on the part of supervising officers.
File photo of Dr Kafeel Khan.(PTI)
File photo of Dr Kafeel Khan.(PTI)

Supreme Court dismisses UP govt appeal against Allahabad HC order on Kafeel Khan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:45 PM IST
After severely indicting the state government for booking Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act, the Allahabad high court had in September quashed his detention order.
The victims lost their lives after consuming illicit hooch known as ‘Potali’ and ‘ginger liquor’ in Ujjain city.(Image for representation.)
The victims lost their lives after consuming illicit hooch known as ‘Potali’ and ‘ginger liquor’ in Ujjain city.(Image for representation.)

Ujjain illicit hooch tragedy: 12 booked under NSA, 9 police personnel suspended

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The tragedy claimed at least 12 lives of labourers and beggars in the city on Wednesday and Thursday last week.
Victim Pehalwan Saharia complained to authorities that when he approached the police station on Saturday the police didn’t take action against the accused and no treatment was provided to his son. (HT Photo)
Victim Pehalwan Saharia complained to authorities that when he approached the police station on Saturday the police didn’t take action against the accused and no treatment was provided to his son. (HT Photo)

3 charged under NSA after tribal man’s son dies due to delay in treatment

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:45 PM IST
One of the three accused and his wife have been arrested, said police
Seen here is the grieving family. Sensing trouble, the police presence was increased in the area. (HT Photo)
Seen here is the grieving family. Sensing trouble, the police presence was increased in the area. (HT Photo)

NSA against 3 for alleged murder of 9-year-old in Agra: Cops

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Villagers were angry against “police’s laxity” in the case and tension prevailed in the area as the accused and victim belonged to different communities.

Ex-corporator in Indore among six booked under NSA, 22 others arrested for religious gathering

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Neha Jain
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The police station in-charge was shunted out to police lines and an SDM issued show cause for not taking steps to avoid a religious procession disallowed due to prohibitory orders
Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur.(HT PHOTO)
Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur.(HT PHOTO)

‘Privacy, Migrants’: How judge who freed Kafeel Khan bats for fundamental rights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:37 AM IST
Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur has passed several orders upholding fundamental rights of citizens.
Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan during open debate on India after 2014 at Mumbai Partaker Sangh in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan during open debate on India after 2014 at Mumbai Partaker Sangh in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Kafeel Khan’s detention under NSA extended by 3 months

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Khan has been in jail since January 29 for allegedly delivering a provocative speech at the Aligarh Muslim University on December 10, 2019 during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests.
The hearing before the HC was delayed, prompting Perween to move the apex court.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The hearing before the HC was delayed, prompting Perween to move the apex court.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

SC orders disposal of Kafeel Khan plea in 15 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Kafeel Khan was detained under the National Security Act for speeches made in December 2019 at Aligarh Muslim University during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan is in detention for allegedly making an inflammatory speech on the Aligarh Muslim University campus during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan is in detention for allegedly making an inflammatory speech on the Aligarh Muslim University campus during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Adhir writes to PM for Kafeel Khan’s release, says ‘Ramraj’ antithetical to injustice

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2020 04:15 PM IST
The senior Congress leader urged Modi to secure justice for Khan, who had been in jail since January.
Uttar Pradesh Police has already filed a charge sheet against 13 accused in connection with the murder case.(ANI file photo)
Uttar Pradesh Police has already filed a charge sheet against 13 accused in connection with the murder case.(ANI file photo)

National Security Act invoked against two accused in Kamlesh Tiwari murder case

Lucknow | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2020 02:39 PM IST
According to prison officials, the NSA notice was served to Yusuf Khan and Syed Asim Ali, both of whom are lodged in a Lucknow prison in the matter today.
The state government contended that religious activity by any group using loudspeakers had been restricted across Uttar Pradesh in view of the guidelines for the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.(Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
The state government contended that religious activity by any group using loudspeakers had been restricted across Uttar Pradesh in view of the guidelines for the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.(Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Allahabad HC nod to ‘azaan’ sans loudspeakers

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 05:06 PM IST
The court said ‘azaan’ is an integral part of Islam but loudspeakers weren’t part of the religion. With this observation, the bench of justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Ajit Kumar disposed of a public interest litigation filed by the BSP MP from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, seeking the lifting of a ban on ‘azaan’ at mosques in Ghazipur.
A police vehicle and an ambulance were vandalised after a mob pelted stones at health workers, doctors and police officials, who had gone to check coronavirus suspects in the area, in Moradabad on Wednesday.(PTI PHOTO.)
A police vehicle and an ambulance were vandalised after a mob pelted stones at health workers, doctors and police officials, who had gone to check coronavirus suspects in the area, in Moradabad on Wednesday.(PTI PHOTO.)

CM Adityanath threatens action under NSA after doctors, cops attacked in UP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 07:22 PM IST
A group of health workers had gone to check a suspected coronavirus positive patient, and was attacked while they were convincing the suspected patient to be quarantined. An unruly mob pelted stones at the medical team and police personnel accompanying them in Haji Neb Masjid area of Moradabad.
A police personnel hits a person out breaking restrictions at Danapur during lockdown against coronavirus in Patna, Bihar, India on Tuesday April 14, 2020.(Photo: Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
A police personnel hits a person out breaking restrictions at Danapur during lockdown against coronavirus in Patna, Bihar, India on Tuesday April 14, 2020.(Photo: Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 outbreak: NSA against lockdown violators

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Deputy inspector general (Dehradun) Arun Mohan Joshi said the decision to invoke the NSA was taken after police received reports that “some people are deliberately not following the precautionary measures”
Dr Zakiya Sayed was a part of the team of healthcare workers who were pelted with stones by local residents on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)
Dr Zakiya Sayed was a part of the team of healthcare workers who were pelted with stones by local residents on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)

‘Won’t be scared’: Doctor pelted with stones in Indore back to screen Covid-19 patients

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 09:23 AM IST
Dr Zakiya Sayed was a part of the team of healthcare workers who were pelted with stones by local residents on Wednesday. She was one of the woman doctors who reportedly sustained injuries in the incident.
Is it justifiable for India to allow the arrest and detention of one lakh people a year without producing them before a judge, denying them a public trial, and not allowing them any legal assistance?(Getty Images)
Is it justifiable for India to allow the arrest and detention of one lakh people a year without producing them before a judge, denying them a public trial, and not allowing them any legal assistance?(Getty Images)

Why it is critical to review preventive detention laws

By Abhinav Sekhri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 06:15 PM IST
These laws are prone to abuse, and go against the Republic’s basic principle to ‘zealously’ guard liberty
Dr Kafeel Khan after his arrest in Mumbai last month.(HT Photo/Sourced)
Dr Kafeel Khan after his arrest in Mumbai last month.(HT Photo/Sourced)

National Security Act slapped on Dr Kafeel Khan for speech during anti-CAA protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Dr Khan had spent time in jail after the death of 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital in September 2017 allegedly due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.
Vehicles seen set on fire next to a police chowki after demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow on December 19, 2019.(HT Photo)
Vehicles seen set on fire next to a police chowki after demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent in Lucknow on December 19, 2019.(HT Photo)

3 UP men booked under NSA for instigating violence in stir: Police

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 01:23 AM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, protests against the CAA turned violent on December 20 after the police resorted to baton-charge to disperse the agitators. At least 19 people have died in separate incidents of violence during anti-CAA protests across the state.
Police personnel guard a street after clashes with anti-CAA protesters in Kanpur, on Dec.21.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel guard a street after clashes with anti-CAA protesters in Kanpur, on Dec.21.(PTI Photo)

The stand of political parties on CAA violence in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 01:39 PM IST
In all, the police said that over 5,400 people are under custody, and 705 have been sent to jail.
Under no circumstances, anybody will be allowed to take law in hand. Our Intelligence machinery is geared up, said Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh.(HT Photo)
Under no circumstances, anybody will be allowed to take law in hand. Our Intelligence machinery is geared up, said Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh.(HT Photo)

We’re ready, if needed will impose NSA: UP Police ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Hardoi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 07:49 AM IST
The Supreme court of India is expected to deliver its verdict in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit over the ownership of 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya district in Uttar Pradesh before November 17. Under no circumstances, anybody will be allowed to take law in hand. Our Intelligence machinery is geared up, said Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh.
There are 6743 cases pending in eight districts, excluding cases under excise act, in which 16,475 tribal have been held accused.(PTI Photo)
There are 6743 cases pending in eight districts, excluding cases under excise act, in which 16,475 tribal have been held accused.(PTI Photo)

313 cases under excise act against Chhattisgarh tribals will be withdrawn

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 06:25 AM IST
A committee appointed by the Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh has recommended the withdrawal of more than 300 cases against tribals under the state’s excise act in eight Maoist-affected districts.
(Reuters File / Representative Photo)
(Reuters File / Representative Photo)

NSA invoked against accused for shooting at mobile phone company guard in Greater Noida

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:23 AM IST
According to officials, the suspect is associated with the infamous Sundar Bhati gang and had allegedly shot the guard dead because he wanted the contract of supplying building material to the mobile phone company.
The cops have so far registered 36 FIRs in 50 such incidents, arrested 106 persons for attacking people on suspicion of being child-lifters(Representative image)
The cops have so far registered 36 FIRs in 50 such incidents, arrested 106 persons for attacking people on suspicion of being child-lifters(Representative image)

Cops face tough job on social media amid fresh mob attacks

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 02:33 AM IST
Inspector general (IG) of police, law and order, Praveen Kumar said the police social media cell was working to check such fake videos and messages but it has been found that there is no planning behind this and it seems to be an ‘arbitrary trend’.
Illegal buildings around the two collapsed structures at Shahberi village in Greater Noida. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Illegal buildings around the two collapsed structures at Shahberi village in Greater Noida. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Majority accused in Shahberi illegal construction cases have got court stay

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Recently, the inspector general of Meerut Alok Singh had taken details of unauthorised construction and fraudulent builders from residents’ representatives and activists in Shahberi.
Two men - Zahid and Aslam - have been arrested in connection with the crime against the child, whose body was found from a garbage dump near her house three days after she went missing from Tappal on May 31.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Two men - Zahid and Aslam - have been arrested in connection with the crime against the child, whose body was found from a garbage dump near her house three days after she went missing from Tappal on May 31.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

Police form SIT to probe 3-yr-old’s brutal murder in UP’s Tappal, suspend 5 cops

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 02:36 PM IST
The body of the child, mutilated and eyes gouged out, was found on June 2 in Tappal, around 50km from Aligarh, sparking widespread condemnation and protests in the area.
An initial probe has indicated that the killing was the fallout of a monetary dispute.(PTI FILE)
An initial probe has indicated that the killing was the fallout of a monetary dispute.(PTI FILE)

Accused to be booked under NSA after toddler killed, eyes gouged out in UP

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 10:20 AM IST
The two accused have been identified as Zahid and Aslam. Kulhari said the process has begun to charge the duo under the NSA in view of the gravity of the crime and to have the case fast-tracked.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked a man under the National Security Act (NSA) for lynching a differently abled person in Etah last month, an officer said Sunday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked a man under the National Security Act (NSA) for lynching a differently abled person in Etah last month, an officer said Sunday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

NSA slapped on UP man accused of lynching: Cops

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Raj Kumar, 40, was booked under the NSA after a purported video of the lynching surfaced on social media a week after the incident
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