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The Supreme Court was hearing a plea by a man, who had been awarded the life sentence by a trial court in July 2012 in the murder of a fellow villager.

'You see, but don’t observe’: SC quotes Sherlock Holmes while dismissing plea

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2021 07:37 PM IST
  • The Supreme Court judge quoted Sherlock Holmes when advocate Pijush Kanti Roy, who has been appointed amicus in the matter, said that during the night of the murder, all the four witnesses could not have seen the face of the petitioner as it was dark.
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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
The victim, prosecution and the government moved the Kerala High Court seeking a change of the trial court.(PTI)
The victim, prosecution and the government moved the Kerala High Court seeking a change of the trial court.(PTI)

Victim, prosecution, govt seek change of court, Kerala HC stays trial in actor abduction case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 02:37 PM IST
A single bench of the Kerala High Court posted the matter for hearing on Friday and trial will be deferred till then.
On September 2, the Madhya Pradesh High Court allowed bail to an alleged rapist in order to marry the victim. (HT Photo)
On September 2, the Madhya Pradesh High Court allowed bail to an alleged rapist in order to marry the victim. (HT Photo)

Plea in SC to gag judges from making ‘extraneous’ comments in rape cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:47 PM IST
The need for this was felt after a petition was moved by a group of nine women lawyers who objected to crass comments made by judges across the country in their order while dealing with bail of an accused in a sexual harassment case.
The petitioner had alleged that Chandigarh police had falsely implicated him to force him to withdraw a police official’s summoning application in a 2017 bribery case.(HT Photo)
The petitioner had alleged that Chandigarh police had falsely implicated him to force him to withdraw a police official’s summoning application in a 2017 bribery case.(HT Photo)

Punjab and Haryana HC dismisses plea for CBI probe in alleged false drug case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Petitioners alleged they were being pressurised by Chandigarh police officials to withdraw application before a trial court to summon suspended SHO Jaswinder Kaur, who had been nabbed by the CBI in another case
Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal is being tried in a court in Kottayam.(PTI)
Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal is being tried in a court in Kottayam.(PTI)

Kerala HC rejects former bishop’s plea to adjourn his trial in rape case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:58 PM IST
In his plea, Franco Mulakkal said in view of the pandemic situation his lawyers are finding it difficult to appear before the trial court in Kottayam and hearing can be resumed after two months once the situation normalises.
Jaswinder Kaur.(HT File Photo)
Jaswinder Kaur.(HT File Photo)

Suspended Manimajra SHO Jaswinder Kaur gets bail after 53 days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The CBI court observes Kaur, arrested for graft, deserves the concession of regular bail
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(Representative Image)

2006 J&K sex scandal: HC upholds conviction of four, acquits ex-BSF DIG

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The sex scandal came to light after police recovered some CDs of minor Kashmiri girls being sexually exploited
Franco Mulakkal , former bishop of Jalandhar is accused of raping a nun.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Franco Mulakkal , former bishop of Jalandhar is accused of raping a nun.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Former bishop of Jalandhar charged in nun rape case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The charges against Fracco Mulakkal were framed almost two after he was arrested for allegedly raping a nun several times. He is currently on bail.
In the High Court, justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani granted relief to Mohd Anwar after he furnished a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of like amount. photo:pradeep gaur/mint
In the High Court, justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani granted relief to Mohd Anwar after he furnished a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of like amount. photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Delhi HC grants bail to man accused of rioting and arson

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Two other persons were granted bail by a city court on Monday. The court said that they were in not involved in rioting.
The State is using UAPA against critics of CAA and the government(REUTERS)
The State is using UAPA against critics of CAA and the government(REUTERS)

UAPA: When laws turn oppressive | Opinion

By Kapil Sibal
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:08 AM IST
There is an imbalance between the fundamental freedoms of citizens and interests of the State
Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28 under teh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT PHOTO)
Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28 under teh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT PHOTO)

Anti-CAA protester Sharjeel Imam seeks bail as police fail to file charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Sharjeel Imam has sought default bail because the police did not file a charge sheet within the statutory period of 90 days.
The Supreme Court had amended its rules in September 2019 to allow single-judge benches to hear matters.(HT PHOTO.)
The Supreme Court had amended its rules in September 2019 to allow single-judge benches to hear matters.(HT PHOTO.)

Single-judge bench to hear cases in Supreme Court, a first in 70 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 08:33 PM IST
According to the new scheme, a single-judge bench will hear appeals arising out of bail and anticipatory bail cases involving offences which are punishable with less than 7 years of imprisonment.
The trial court sentenced Tarafdar to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life. The Calcutta high court affirmed the conviction and sentence in July 2008. The top court set aside the high court judgment and acquitted Tarafdar.(HT PHOTO.)
The trial court sentenced Tarafdar to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life. The Calcutta high court affirmed the conviction and sentence in July 2008. The top court set aside the high court judgment and acquitted Tarafdar.(HT PHOTO.)

SC acquits man of murder charges 36 years after the incident

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:05 PM IST
A bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and Deepak Gupta ruled that the evidence relied upon by the prosecution to prove the guilt of Md. Younus Ali Tarafdar was not sufficient and cannot lead to the conclusion that he committed the murder.
Dr Tadvi in her suicide note held three senior women doctors responsible for her condition and for harassing her over her caste and the fact that she had secured admission for the post-graduate course through quota earmarked for her category.(PTI PHOTO.)
Dr Tadvi in her suicide note held three senior women doctors responsible for her condition and for harassing her over her caste and the fact that she had secured admission for the post-graduate course through quota earmarked for her category.(PTI PHOTO.)

Payal Tadvi case: Nair Hospital HoD summoned to check if accused can complete Masters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Justice Sadhana Jadhav has asked the HoD to remain present in court on Friday afternoon when the court is likely to pass an order on the plea filed by the three accused - Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher and Ankita Khandelwal - seeking modification of the August 9, 2019 order by which Justice Jadhav has granted bail to the trio.
Four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case.(HT file photo)
Four men convicted in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case.(HT file photo)

‘Sinful to condemn convicts’: Judge rejects death warrant plea against 4 convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 04:05 PM IST
While hearing the arguments the court sought to know from Tihar authorities, how they presumed that no plea will be filed by Pawan Gupta within the one week deadline granted on February 5 by the Delhi High Court.
An Indian national who committed a murder in Abu Dhabi in 2008 will be prosecuted by the Central Bureau of Investigation(Hindustan Times)
An Indian national who committed a murder in Abu Dhabi in 2008 will be prosecuted by the Central Bureau of Investigation(Hindustan Times)

CBI to try Indian charged with murder in UAE

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:47 AM IST
The central agency registered an FIR on Wednesday against the accused, Indrejeet Singh, under section 302 (murder) of the IPC so that he can be tried here.
Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district(PTI)
Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district(PTI)

Hardik Patel arrested for evading sedition case trial

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 03:53 AM IST
Patel had been previously arrested in connection with a sedition case filed by the local Crime Branch after violence broke out during a rally by the Patel community in Ahmedabad on August 25, 2015.
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Punjab and Haryana high court upholds life sentence to one, acquits two

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 12:27 AM IST
The funnels vest discretion in the individual officers, be it police officers or the magistrates, who decide whether or not there is sufficient basis to proceed further with a case at each stage(Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The funnels vest discretion in the individual officers, be it police officers or the magistrates, who decide whether or not there is sufficient basis to proceed further with a case at each stage(Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Disentangling the threads of a broken criminal justice system

By Abhinav Sekhri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Every actor – the police, the accused, lawyers, judges, prosecutors – wants to go to trial. Change the incentives
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Lawrence’s life under threat from cops, his mother writes to Chandigarh DGP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is lodged in Bharatpur jail in Rajasthan, is involved in multiple cases of murder in Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana
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HT Image

Forgery case: Daljit Singh Cheema gets interim bail

Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | By HT Correspondent, Hoshiarpur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:08 PM IST
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Bittu was acquitted of sheltering criminals due to gaps in police probe

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:41 PM IST
In his judgment on January 7 this year (HT has a copy), then Bathinda additional sessions judge Lalit Kumar Singla acquitted Bittu and others while giving them the benefit of doubt for lack of evidence.

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.
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.
Harvinder Singh Phoolka(HT File)
Harvinder Singh Phoolka(HT File)

Phoolka objects to term ‘Sikh cult’ in Ayodhya verdict addendum

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:16 PM IST
Writes to Akal Takht seeking direction to SGPC to take legal measures to ensure removal of the term
Punjab’s agriculture department officials has claimed that though the number of stubble burning cases may have increased this season, the total area under farm fires came down substantially.(HT File Photo)
Punjab’s agriculture department officials has claimed that though the number of stubble burning cases may have increased this season, the total area under farm fires came down substantially.(HT File Photo)

Farm fires on in Punjab, carrot-and-stick strategy goes up in smoke

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 06:41 AM IST
794 cases recorded on Monday, 2,145 a day before despite arrests of hundreds of farmers and initiation of punitive action against those not falling in line; process to give financial assistance to those not burning straw also in progress
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Justice Ranjit plaint against Sukhbir, Majithia : Ex-commission member can’t invoke COI Act provisions: HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Now, the former judge can either approach the SC or file a criminal defamation case before a district court. The case, thus, filed would be treated like any other criminal defamation case
The top court had last month stayed the execution of convict Manoharan and said it would hear arguments on his plea seeking review of its August 1 verdict which had confirmed his death penalty.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The top court had last month stayed the execution of convict Manoharan and said it would hear arguments on his plea seeking review of its August 1 verdict which had confirmed his death penalty.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court dismisses review plea of Coimbatore rape-murder convict

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:18 PM IST
In a majority judgment of 2:1, a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman dismissed the plea filed by the convict Manoharan and said there are no grounds to review the verdict.
Aam Adami Party (AAP) MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi and two others were granted bail by a trial court on the surety of Rs 25,000 each on Friday in connection with a rioting case in 2013. HT-photo
Aam Adami Party (AAP) MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi and two others were granted bail by a trial court on the surety of Rs 25,000 each on Friday in connection with a rioting case in 2013. HT-photo

AAP MLA Akhilesh Tripathi gets bail in 2013 rioting case

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Tiwari was produced before Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar after a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) was issued against him. The NBW was issued against the MLA and two other accused after they repeatedly missed the court hearings.
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