Convicts

  • Afghan gang rape trial badly flawed: Human Rights Watch September 10, 2014

    Kabul: An Afghan court's conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch has said. The court of appeals should competently, impartially and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6 trial and the resulting death sentences. A Kabul...
  • Reform of convicts must be part of justice system: SC judge September 6, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Criminal justice system in the country should not limit itself with taking penal action alone but should also think about ways to reform convicts, a Supreme Court judge said. The duty of judges is not just limited to taking penal action but also to pronounce verdicts that lead to...
  • Sukna land scam: Armed forces tribunal sets aside Lt Gen PK Rath's conviction September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The armed forces tribunal has set aside Lieutenant General PK Rath's conviction and punishment in the Sukna land scam case in West Bengal on Friday. Lieutenant General Rath was previously found guilty in the scam on three counts. It was for the first time in the...
  • Black buck case: SC to decide Salman Khan's fate on October 28 September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticising the stay on conviction granted to actor Salman Khan in the black buck case, Supreme Court on Friday said that law should be the same for all citizens. The apex court also fixed October 28 as the date for final disposal of the case that dates back to...
  • Review petitions by death row convicts to be heard by 3 judges in open court: SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down new rules on review petitions filed by death row convicts. The court ruled that petitions by death row convicts will be heard by a bench of three judges in an open court. Earlier, the petitions were heard in the chambers of...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case asking them whether the Central government's consent is required to release the prisoners. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convict till July 22. The court has also restrained the...
  • Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years in prison May 21, 2014

    An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. In Wednesday's hearing in Cairo, Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each. The Mubaraks were convicted...
  • I have not politicised Rajiv Gandhi convicts' release issue: Karunanidhi April 21, 2014

    DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday asserted he has not politicised the issue of release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case but insisted that his poser to the Chief Justice of India was to indicate that "judges should not politicise" such issues. "Everyone knows that DMK had made...
  • Antony a good man but surrounded by a web of bureaucrats: Gen VK Singh's autobiographer April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the clock ticking down, the fate of 542 candidates that will be sent to the next Lok Sabha hangs in the balance. Amidst the shrill, high-pitched drama with various candidates attacking their rivals, the one issue that is omnipresent is the multiple scams in Defence deals. The...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC extends stay on death sentence of two convicts March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of the death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, two of the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape, as it sought a copy of the trial court judgment. The death sentence of the...
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile can't be tried in regular court, SC rules March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the juvenile convict in the Delhi gangrape case cannot be sent for trial in a regular court. The Supreme Court decision came on a plea filed by the Delhi braveheart's parents seeking that the juvenile convict be treated as an adult. The...
  • Shiv Sena Shirdi candidate Baban Gholap convicted in corruption case March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena candidate from Shirdi Baban Gholap, who is presently an MLA from a constituency in Nashik, has been convicted by the Bombay High Court in a corruption case. Gholap was the social welfare minister in the BJP-Shiv Sena government in 1995. He was charged with corruption and accused of being...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Court to pronounce sentence today March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The quantum of punishment to the five convicts in the Shakti Mill gangrape cases will be decided by a Mumbai court on Friday. The court had on Thursday convicted five people including two juveniles finding them guilty on 13 charges Three of the accused were common to both the...
  • Delhi gangrape convicts Mukesh, Pawan move SC against death penalty March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court upheld their death sentences in the December 16 gangrape case, two of the convicts have now approached the Supreme Court challenging their conviction and the death sentence. The apex court will hear their pleas shortly. Mukesh and Pawan are among the six men convicted in...
  • Vasundhara Raje government to release 150 convicts February 22, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to release 150 convicted prisoners before time on ground of good behavior, age factor and serious ailments.The government also decided to commute the term of punishment of around 3,500 prisoners. The 150 prisoners who have completed two-thirds of punishment and have conducted themselves well or are suffering...
  • Victims' families shocked as Jaya decides to release Rajiv killers February 21, 2014

    Chennai: Even 22 years after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the death of 19 people in that attack, the families of the victims are still fighting for justice. People have expressed shock at the Jayalalithaa government's decision to release the seven assassins. Rajiv Gandhi was killed...
  • Rahul criticises Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has criticised Tamil Nadu government's decision to release the assassins of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul while addressing a rally in Amethi on Wednesday expressed his displeasure over the state's decision. He said, "PM of the country was killed, I am...
  • Amanda Knox's murder conviction upheld on appeal January 31, 2014

    An appeals court in Florence has upheld the guilty verdict against US student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition. After nearly 12 hours of...
  • Arguments for and against death sentence January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The debate on the death penalty is a never ending one. While some are in favour of it, others give various reasons to abolish it. The debate has been revived after the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay...
  • No relief for Bitty Mohanty as Jaipur police issue warrant December 5, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court had granted bail to Bitty Mohanty alias Raghav Rajan in the case of impersonation and forgery that was registered at Payyanur. But Mohanty will not be released from jail as the Jaipur court had issued a production warrant in a case where he was convicted...
  • Delhi-Mumbai Go Air flight returns to Delhi after fire warning November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi bound Go Air flight returned to Delhi 40 minutes after take off following a fire warning which was raised on the flight. The flight had departed at 8 am on Saturday and developed a technical snag midway after which it had to be flown back to...
  • Age row created deliberately to cut short my career, says VK Singh November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Army chief Gen VK Singh, in his autobiography released recently, has taken a swipe at his predecessors over his age controversy and claimed it was done deliberately to cut short his career. VK Singh's last few months in office saw a legal tussle with the government concerning...
  • Age row created deliberately, claims VK Singh November 10, 2013

    Former Army chief Gen VK Singh, in his autobiography released recently, has taken a swipe at his predecessors over his age controversy and claimed it was done deliberately to cut short his career. VK Singh's last few months in office saw a legal tussle with the government concerning his age. In his...
  • Gen VK Singh takes potshots at the functioning of Manmohan Singh November 9, 2013

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh has taken potshots at the functioning of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was "expressing helplessness in matters" that should have been trivial. In his autobiography 'Courage and Convictions', the former chief said he had briefed the Prime Minister about his visit to Myanmar and told...
  • There is a need for transparency in defence procurement: VK Singh November 7, 2013

    Ahead of the release of his book 'Courage and Conviction', former Army chief VK Singh has alleged that the arms lobby had become "very powerful" and was now a part of the "system" in the country. "The arms lobby is very powerful now. As far as arms dealers are concerned,...
  • Stand by comments on Army giving money to J&K politicians: VK Singh November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the release of his book 'Courage and Conviction', former Army chief VK Singh has said that he stands by his comments on money being given to Kashmir's politicians by the Indian Army. "Whatever I have said, I stand by that. I have said nothing that has not...
  • Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar arrested in sexual assault case October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI on Friday arrested former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, who is accused of raping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman. Earlier in the day, CBI sleuths had questioned Nagar and recorded his statement at Circuit House. The Sodala Police station had booked Nagar for allegedly raping and beating...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad, Jagdish Sharma disqualified from LS October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) leader Jagdish Sharma, convicted in a fodder scam case, were disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Monday. Lalu was on October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by the court after...
  • Congress is for aam aadmi, SP-BSP can't save Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi October 14, 2013

    Aligarh: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his campaign in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh by targeting both the ruling Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. The Gandhi scion said that the two parties were playing caste-based politics and this, in turn, was setting back the development work in...
  • Delhi gangrape case: High Court to decide on death penalty October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will decide on death penalty for the convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. On Monday, two of the four convicts facing death filed their appeals before the court challenging the trial court's conviction and sentence against them. Filing a joint appeal through counsel AP...