MCOCA

  • Mumbai: MCOCA against four men who conspired to kill journalist September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The crime branch of Mumbai police has invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against four men, arrested for plotting to kill a Mumbaibased journalist, an officer said on Monday. The court has remanded them in the police custody till September 25. On September 6, police arrested Madanchand...
  • Mumbai: Underworld don Chhota Rajan's aide held June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Underworld don Chhota Rajan's alleged operative, wanted in several cases in the city and neighbouring Thane district, has been arrested from suburban Mulund and a countrymade pistol was recovered from him, police said on Friday. The accused, identified as Vijay Mahadik alias Raju (32), was apprehended last night at a...
  • MCOCA Court allows Malegaon blast case accused to attend a ritual June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Friday allowed the application of one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case to be escorted to his native place to attend a ritual related to his mother's death. "Special NIA judge YD Shinde allowed the application of Sudhakar Dhar Dwivedi...
  • German Bakery blast: Yasin Bhatkal sent to jail till March 28 March 14, 2014

    Pune: A Pune court on Friday sent Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal to police custody till March 28 in the German Bakery blast case. Bhatkal was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS on Thursday after a special MCOCA court granted the permission. The ATS also arrested Bhatkal's aide Asadullah Akhtar in connection...
  • MCOCA court rejects bail plea of Abu Jundal November 18, 2013

    The bail plea of alleged LashkareTaiba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal was on Monday rejected by MCOCA court in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Designated Judge Sayed Kadri rejected Jundal's bail petition saying he could not be given liberty at this...
  • MCOCA court issues warrant against IM operative Afzal Usmani September 28, 2013

    The MCOCA court on Friday issued a nonbailable arrest warrant against Afzal Usmani, an Indian Mujahideen operative accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings, who escaped from the sessions court premises here a week ago. The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court judge A L Pansare issued the arrest warrant against...
  • IM operative Afzal Usmani's escape could be a planned one: Police September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police, who have mounted efforts to trace Afzal Usmani, an Indian Mujahideen operative who escaped from a special MCOCA court in the city on Friday, believe his escape might have been planned. "We believe that Usmani's escape could have been planned, as he would not have succeeded in...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 20, 2013

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  • News 360: Indian Mujahideen terror accused Afzal Usmani escapes from Mumbai Police custody September 20, 2013

    An alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani on Friday escaped from Mumbai Police's custody. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of police officials....
  • 2 policemen suspended after IM terrorist flees from Mumbai Police custody September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Two policemen have been suspended on Friday evening after Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani escaped from Mumbai Police's custody earlier on the day. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of...
  • Indian Mujahideen member escapes from Mumbai Police custody September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: An alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani on Thursday escaped from Mumbai Police's custody. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of police officials. He is a suspect in the 2008 Ahmedabad and...
  • Mumbai gangrape survivor identifies the minor accused: Sources September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai gangrape survivor and her friend on Wednesday identified the minor accused in the gangrape case. The sources said that the identification parade of the minor took place at a remand home on Wednesday. The DNA of the accused has been found on the clothes of the photojournalist. Soucres...
  • IPL spotfixing case: Confusion over jurisdiction issue August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: An unusual situation was on Friday witnessed in the IPL spotfixing case which reached three different courts due to jurisdiction issue over MCOCA charges, invoked against the accused, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his aide Chhota Shakeel and cricketer S Sreesanth. Finally after over 90 minutes, which saw lawyers...
  • One more arrested by Delhi Police in the IPL spot fixing case August 5, 2013

    The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested a key bookie from Jaipur in the IPL spotfixing case. Chandresh who is also known as Jupiter in the betting circles, had been absconding for the past 2 months. He has been named as an accused in the chargesheet and has...
  • Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem attacked inside Taloja prison June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was on Thursday attacked inside Taloja Central Jail in Mumbai. According to police sources, Salem was attacked by a person, presumably an inmate, identified as Jagtap. The jail officials did not disclose the nature of injuries sustained by...
  • IPL spotfixing: Out on bail, Sreesanth reaches Kochi June 12, 2013

    Kochi: Suspended Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth arrived in Kochi on Wednesday morning after being released from Tihar Jail in the IPL spotfixing scandal. Sreesanth on Wednesday said, "I don't want to explain anything. I love this game. You guys should believe me. My teammates were in touch, I would...
  • Sreesanth out of jail, lawyers say MCOCA shouldn't have been applied June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Suspended Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan walked out on bail from Tihar Jail late on Tuesday evening. All the other accused who were also granted bail in connection with with the IPL spotfixing scandal walked out of jail on Tuesday. While granting bail two days ago,...
  • IPL spotfixing: Sreesanth, Chavan, others to walk out of jail today June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Cricketers S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and 17 others will walk out of jail on Tuesday after the MCOCA court granted them bail on Monday. It's been seen as a major blow for the Delhi Police as the court said that there is no evidence to try them under...
  • IPL: Court to hear Sreesanth, Jiju's bail pleas today June 10, 2013

    New Delhi/Chennai: The bail pleas of suspended Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan, alleged bookie Jiju Janardhanan and 15 others in connection with the IPL spotfixing scandal will be heard by a MCOCA court in Delhi on Monday. Sreesanth has been claiming innocence saying he has been wrongly...
  • IPL spotfixing: Court to hear Sreesanth, Jiju's bail pleas June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The bail pleas of sacked Rajasthan Royals pacer Sreesanth and alleged bookie Jiju Janardhan will be heard at the MCOCA court later on Friday. Sreesanth continues to claim that he has been wrongly implicated in the case and he is innocent. Prosecution had invoked the harsh Maharashtra Control...
  • How MCOCA Act against cricketers changes the IPL spotfixing case June 4, 2013

    The prosecution in the IPL spotfixing case on Tuesday invoked the harsh Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against arrested cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. ...
  • Should betting and spotfixing be treated as underworld controlled organised crime? June 4, 2013

    The Delhi Police on Tuesday invoked the stringent MCOCA against suspended cricketer S Sreesanth and 22 others in the IPL spotfixing scandal for which the "command" originated from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's outfit. Following this, a Delhi court remanded Sreesanth, another player Ajit Chandila and the others to further judicial...
  • IPL: Sreesanth, others in judicial custody till June 18, MCOCA invoked June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There is more trouble for arrested cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the IPL spotfixing case. They have been sent to judicial custody till June 18 along with 21 others. Prosecution has invoked the harsh Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against them. But the...
  • IPL spotfixing: MCOCA invoked in case involving Sreesanth, 2 others June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There's trouble for the arrested cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the IPL spotfixing case. Prosecution has invoked the harsh Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against them. MCOCA is one of the most stringent laws. It provides for any confession made in front of the...
  • Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya suffers stroke April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the chief accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case has been admitted to hospital after she suffered a paralytic attack. Earlier this year, the NIA had opposed granting Thakur bail for health reasons. Sadhvi Pragya is an accused in the September 2008 blast that killed...
  • May shift Abu Jundal to Navi Mumbai jail, authorities to court April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Authorities on Tuesday told the special MCOCA court that they are contemplating shifting the suspected LeT operative and key plotter of 26/11 terror strikes Abu Jundal from Arthur Road jail to a facility at Taloja in Navi Mumbai. "The Arthur Road Jail officials told the court that they are contemplating...
  • Jundal threatens to go on fast against solitary confinement April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Suspected LeT operative and key plotter of 26/11 terror strikes Abu Jundal has threatened to go on hunger strike if not taken out of solitary confinement. He said this in a letter submitted today by authorities of Arthur Road jail, where he has been lodged, to the special Maharashtra...
  • 7/11 Mumbai blasts: Accused to examine IM cofounder March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Saturday allowed the accused in July 2006 suburban train blasts case to examine Indian Mujhahideen (IM) cofounder Sadiq Israr Sheikh and two others as defence witnesses, ignoring opposition by the AntiTerrorism Squad. The defence had filed an application in the Maharashtra Control of Organised...
  • Court rejects Jundal's plea for shifting from Kasab's barrack March 18, 2013

    Mumbai: LeT operative and key 26/11 attacks handler Abu Jundal's plea that he must not be kept in the barrack where hanged terrorist Ajmal Kasab was kept was on Monday rejected by a local court. "The court rejected the application in which we had sought that he should not be...
  • Sadhvi seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of father March 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegoan blast case, on Monday filed an application before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court seeking temporary bail to perform last rites of her father. "The court has posted the application for hearing on March 6, 2013,"...