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BOMBAY HIGH COURT UPHOLDS POCSO CHARGES AGAINST DIRECTOR FOR NOT REPORTING RAPE CASE IN TO POLICE

News Date: 18 Apr 2017
Bombay High Court has upheld charges under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, against director of a trust operating an Ashramshala in Satara for not reporting a case of rape of a minor girl in school to police.

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SUPREME COURT: DEATH DUE TO ‘GRAVE & SUDDEN PROVOCATION’ DOESN’T AMOUNT TO ‘CRUEL ACT OF MURDER’

News Date: 12 Apr 2017
Supreme Court, while reducing life term of a man to 10-year-jail term in a homicidal case, has said that death due to “grave and sudden provocation” could not be termed as a “cruel act” of murder.

 

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SUPREME COURT DIRECTS GUJARAT TRIAL COURT TO EXPEDITE RECORDING EVIDENCE IN ASARAM CASE

News Date: 12 Apr 2017
Supreme Court has asked Gujarat Trial Court to expedite recording of evidence of prosecution witnesses in a sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against self-styled godman Asaram.

 

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DELHI HC: NCW HAS NO ADJUDICATORY, ADVISORY POWERS

News Date: 29 Mar 2017
Delhi High Court has ruled that National Commission for Women (NCW) did not have any adjudicatory or advisory powers.

 

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SUPREME COURT PUTS ON HOLD 19 CASES AGAINST QNET, GRANTS BAIL TO FERREIRA

News Date: 29 Mar 2017
Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in all 19 FIRs filed against QNet direct selling company across country while granting bail to former world billiards champion Micheal Ferreira and another official of firm’s India franchise in a cheating case.

 

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SUPREME COURT SEEKS EC RESPONSE OVER PLEA ALLEGING EVM TAMPERING

News Date: 27 Mar 2017

Supreme Court has sought Election Commission’s (EC) response on a petition that raised doubts over security features of electronic voting machines.

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MADRAS HC ORDERS ARREST OF MAN CLAIMING TO BE JAYALALITHAA’S SECRET SON

News Date: 27 Mar 2017

Madras High Court came down hard on a man, who claimed to be ‘secret son’ of Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and has directed arrest of Erode resident J Krishnamoorthy saying that he has not only cheated the Court but also prepared forged documents.

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DELHI HC: ENSURE 100 HELPLINE NUMBER IS MORE EFFICIENT

News Date: 28 Mar 2017

Delhi High Court has ordered Centre and Delhi Police to keep constant vigil on 100 emergency helpline number.

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KARNATAKA HIGH COURT SETS ASIDE HOME MINISTRY MOVE TO REFER RUDRESH’S MURDER CASE TO NIA

News Date: 22 Mar 2017
Karnataka High Court has set aside decision of Ministry of Home Affairs to refer to National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation into Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker Rudresh’s murder case.

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SUPREME COURT SAYS ‘NO’ TO INTRA COURT APPEAL IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

News Date: 22 Mar 2017
Supreme Court has held that an appeal to Division Bench of High Court is not maintainable against an order or judgment passed by Single Judge in a criminal matter, irrespective of whether order has been passed under Article 226 of Constitution or under Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code.