Kolkata: A Kolkata court on Friday declared nine suspected Naxals as political prisoners. The nine men had been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with an illegal arms manufacturing case and were said to have been involved in the Lalgarh uprising.
The West Bengal High Court had in August granted the nine the political prisoner status.
As per the West Bengal Correctional Services Act, political prisoners are entitled to separate jail cells, access to reading material and allowed meetings with relatives and advocates.
The NIA is likely to challenge the court order....more
11:30 AM, Sep 24, 2012
Kolkata: The first round of hearing in the Rizwanur Rahman case in a Kolkata fast track court was concluded on Monday. The court heard the arguments for framing of charges against the Todis and the accused police officers. The accused have been charged with abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy. The court will continue with the hearing on March 23, 24 and 25. The CBI had prayed for...
12:25 PM, Mar 21, 2011