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Those arrested have been identified as Bhupendra Vanzara, Anil Khatik and Ankit Pal, they said.(Getty Images/ For representational purpose)

Pak-linked ISI terror module busted in Gujarat; three held

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 05:18 PM IST
An unidentified ISI agent, without revealing his true identity or motive, had allegedly lured the three men to set the shops on fire here in Gujarat as part of the ISI's plans to spread terror, jeopardise internal security and cause economic losses to India, the police said.
Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Pune (CFSL) team with NIA forensic experts recreate the crime scene by taking suspended API Sachin Vaze to the spot where the explosive-laden Scorpio was found outside Antilla on February 25, in Mumbai, Saturday, March 20, 2021.(PTI)
Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Pune (CFSL) team with NIA forensic experts recreate the crime scene by taking suspended API Sachin Vaze to the spot where the explosive-laden Scorpio was found outside Antilla on February 25, in Mumbai, Saturday, March 20, 2021.(PTI)

UAPA slapped on Sachin Vaze in Antilia case

By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:39 AM IST
NIA has used sections 16 and 18 of the anti-terror law against Vaze, claiming that an individual/or group of persons planning such a conspiracy can be booked under terror charges.
The court of chief judicial magistrate AN Dave acquitted 122 persons arrested for being members of the banned outfit SIMI, giving them the benefit of doubt.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The court of chief judicial magistrate AN Dave acquitted 122 persons arrested for being members of the banned outfit SIMI, giving them the benefit of doubt.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

20 years on, court acquits 122 people accused of SIMI links

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 05:42 AM IST
The accused were held in 2001 under UAPA for allegedly being SIMI members and organising a meeting.
File photo: Kerala High Court.
File photo: Kerala High Court.

'UAPA can’t be invoked in gold smuggling case': Kerala HC

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:30 PM IST
  • The court said smuggling can’t come under the purview of the act unless there were enough evidence to show that it was done with the intent to threaten the economic security of the country.
National Conference leader Hilal Lone(File photo via Twitter)
National Conference leader Hilal Lone(File photo via Twitter)

NC’s Hilal Lone held under UAPA for ‘hate speech’

By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:12 AM IST
Lone, the son of NC MP Mohammad Akbar Lone, was arrested on Monday from the MLA hostel here where he was placed after being detained in December last year, he said.
Natasha Narwal was arrested in the case for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the riots.(Twitter)
Natasha Narwal was arrested in the case for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the riots.(Twitter)

Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail pleas of Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST
  • Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said in a case of conspiracy of such a large scale, not having a video was not so vital as generally conspiracy, by its very nature, is hatched in secrecy and not having videos of such a conspiracy was obvious rather than doubtful.
File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)
File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)

Kerala HC cancels bail of youth booked under UAPA for alleged links with Maoists

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:55 PM IST
fter cancelling his bail, the court directed Thwaha Fasal, 23, to surrender before the trial court.
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Court defers hearing against Khalid, Imam in UAPA on cognisance of supplementary charge sheet

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The main charge sheet was filed in September against Pinjra Tod members and JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha and student activist Gulfisha Fatima.
The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT file photo)
The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT file photo)

Delhi riots: Police file charge sheet before court against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam in UAPA case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the study ‘Status of Radicalisation in India: An Exploratory Study of Prevention and Remedies’.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the study ‘Status of Radicalisation in India: An Exploratory Study of Prevention and Remedies’.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

MHA approves study to probe radicalisation in India, suggest amends in UAPA

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:57 PM IST
The study will probably be conducted in four states like Maharashtra, Assam, Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir where cases of radicalisation have been reported.
Mathura police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India, before a court in Mathura in October.(PTI File Photo)
Mathura police produce journalist Siddique Kappan and three others, suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India, before a court in Mathura in October.(PTI File Photo)

SC issues notice to UP govt on plea against arrest of Kerala journalist on way to Hathras

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested by Mathura Police while on his way to cover the Hathras gang-rape incident. He has been charged under UAPA for his alleged links with banned outfit Popular Front of India.
Members of the Welfare Party of India hold banners during a protest against the arrest of Umar Khalid under the UAPA charges in Delhi riots case, at Esplanade, in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Members of the Welfare Party of India hold banners during a protest against the arrest of Umar Khalid under the UAPA charges in Delhi riots case, at Esplanade, in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Photo Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Delhi riots: Govt grants sanction to prosecute Umar Khalid, others

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 01:10 AM IST
On March 6, 2020 — a week after the riots — police filed a case to probe the alleged conspiracy behind the riots. Delhi police have claimed that the rioting was not spontaneous but was carefully planned.
Union home minister Amit Shah (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)
Union home minister Amit Shah (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)

India designates 18 terrorists based in Pakistan under anti-terror law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:00 PM IST
The 18 terrorists include those involved in various terrorist attacks in India, including the 1993 Mumbai serial balsts, the 26/11 attacks, Pulwama suicide attack, IC 814 hijacking, Pathankot airbase attack etc.
It observed that Khan had voluntarily appeared before the agency for questioning and did not evade or flee between the periods of registration of the FIR and has fully cooperated with the probe.(AFP)
It observed that Khan had voluntarily appeared before the agency for questioning and did not evade or flee between the periods of registration of the FIR and has fully cooperated with the probe.(AFP)

Bail granted to Delhi riot accused, court says UAPA not valid against suspect

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Prior to this, Safoora Zargar had been granted bail on humanitarian grounds because she was pregnant. Co-accused Ishrat Jahan, a former congress Councillor, had secured bail for 10 days for her wedding.
A journalist from Kerala was accused of sedition and various offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, (UAPA) and arrested on the way to Hathras on October 7(PTI)
A journalist from Kerala was accused of sedition and various offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, (UAPA) and arrested on the way to Hathras on October 7(PTI)

The crippling effect of sedition and UAPA on dissent in India

By Leah Verghese
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:24 AM IST
UAPA is an anti-terror legislation, crafted for exceptional circumstances, that has become routinised. UAPA permits detention without charge for up to 180 days, making it a convenient tool to silence dissidents.
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

How the Delhi riots probe polarised society | Analysis

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The police investigation has polarised the public. While a section finds the police biased for targeting the anti-CAA protesters, the other justifies the police action, clamouring for stringent legal action against the accused in the UAPA charge-sheet. The truth lies somewhere in between
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)

Umar Khalid sent to judicial custody till Oct 22 in UAPA case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.
For more than three years, the trial in the cases is yet to start and bail has not been granted even in a single case registered under the UAPA. (HT Photo)
For more than three years, the trial in the cases is yet to start and bail has not been granted even in a single case registered under the UAPA. (HT Photo)

120 tribals in jail under anti-terror law for 3 years, trial yet to begin

Hindustan Times, Burkapal (South Sukma) | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:09 PM IST
In April 2017, just 100 meters from this village, Burkapal, 25 personnel of 74th battalion of the CRPF, including an inspector-rank officer, were killed in a deadly Maoist ambush.
Umar Khalid.(HT File)
Umar Khalid.(HT File)

Delhi Police get 10-day custody of Umar Khalid after his arrest under anti-terror law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Umar Khalid was arrested after being questioned twice. He has denied the allegations, calling the inquiry a conspiracy
Umar Khalid.(HT Photo)
Umar Khalid.(HT Photo)

Umar Khalid’s arrest: Activists, academicians, politicians express solidarity, call it a ‘witch-hunt’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The signatories to the statement include Ravi Kiran Jain and V Suresh of the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties; lawyers Mihir Desai and ND Pancholi; academics Satish Deshpande, Mary John, Apoorvanand, Nandini Sundar and Shuddhabrata Sengupta; and rights activists Aakar Patel, Mander, Farah Naqvi and Biraj Patnaik
Ilyas said Umar Khalid is being targeted for participating in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).(PTI)
Ilyas said Umar Khalid is being targeted for participating in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).(PTI)

‘Delhi Police trying to mute voices of those who dissent against govt’: Umar Khalid’s father

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:19 PM IST
The Delhi police’s special cell on Sunday arrested Khalid, 33, for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the February riots in the national capital
The properties of designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Nijjar in Punjab’s Amritsar and Jalandhar respectively will be attached, the government order said.(File photo)
The properties of designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Nijjar in Punjab’s Amritsar and Jalandhar respectively will be attached, the government order said.(File photo)

Govt attaches properties of US-based Sikhs for Justice leader and designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, first under amended UAPA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:18 PM IST
This is the first time that the government has attached property under the UAPA since its amendment last year.
Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha, who was arrested under a stringent anti-terror law — the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act — in a case related to the communal violence in north-east Delhi in February that left 53 people dead.(File photo for representation)
Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha, who was arrested under a stringent anti-terror law — the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act — in a case related to the communal violence in north-east Delhi in February that left 53 people dead.(File photo for representation)

Riots: Jamia student held under UAPA denied bail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST
The court, while rejecting the bail, said the statements of the protected witnesses in the case reflected the role of many suspects, including Tanha, regarding the protest sites and how everything was planned.
File photo of Swapna Suresh
File photo of Swapna Suresh

Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna Suresh’s bail rejected, anti-terror law to apply

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Swapna Suresh’s counsel opposed the application of UAPA against her client arguing that the case pertains to an “economic offence and is not terror related”.
(HT PHOTO.)
(HT PHOTO.)

9 wanted men designated as terrorists under anti-terror law, includes Pannun, Khalistani forces

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 03:24 AM IST
US-based Pannun has been lately running a campaign against India and motivating Sikh youngsters in his home state Punjab to join militancy.
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
The Delhi Police have invoked the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against two students of Jamia Millia Islamia(AP file photo)
The Delhi Police have invoked the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against two students of Jamia Millia Islamia(AP file photo)

2 Jamia students booked under UAPA in riots case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 06:23 AM IST
The suspects Meeran Haider and Safoora Zargar are in judicial custody in connection with the case registered against them in February.
The J&K Police have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against a Srinagar-based photojournalist in Kashmir for allegedly uploading ‘anti-national posts’ on her social media.
The J&K Police have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against a Srinagar-based photojournalist in Kashmir for allegedly uploading ‘anti-national posts’ on her social media.

J&K journalist booked under UAPA over post

Hindustan Times, Srinaga | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:05 AM IST
The cyber cell of J&K Police said that they have registered a case against the woman under Section 13 of the UA (P) Act and 505 of the IPC at Cyber police station.
File photograph of Maoists at a training camp .(HT Photo)
File photograph of Maoists at a training camp .(HT Photo)

Kerala CPM leader sees link between Maoists, Muslim extremists; sparks row

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 08:48 PM IST
CPI (M) leader P Mohanan who claimed that some Muslim extremist outfits are supporting Maoists in Kerala, did not name any outfit.
Secretary General of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury speaks to the media after attending the all-party meeting to explore the possibility of simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and local bodies, at Parliament House Library.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Secretary General of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury speaks to the media after attending the all-party meeting to explore the possibility of simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and local bodies, at Parliament House Library.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

CPI(M) state unit supports Kerala govt on UAPA despite central leaders’ protests

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Police had arrested journalism student Alan Shuhaib, 19, and Taha Fazal, 24, who is pursuing law, while they were allegedly distributing Maoist pamphlets in Kozhikode last Friday.
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