ACQUITTALS

  • Police officers be punished on acquittal of accused in criminal cases: SC January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Every acquittal in a criminal case should be understood as a failure of the justice delivery System and in serving the cause of justice, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said directing the governments to punish investigating officers in such cases. A bench of justices C K Prasad and J...
  • Trayvon Martin killing case: George's acquittal exposes racial faultlines July 19, 2013

    Trayvon Martin's parents claim that the aquittal of Geroge Zimmerman exposes racial faultlines. Zimmernman was acquitted on Saturday of seconddegree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of black unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. People have taken to the streets protesting against the verdict. ...
  • Egypt court acquits Morsi critics of inciting violence July 8, 2013

    Cairo: A group of leading Egyptian activists on trial for inciting violence during protests against former President Mohamed Morsi were acquitted on Sunday by a court in Cairo, state news agency MENA reported, days after M0rsi was ousted by the armed forces. The eleven defendants including Alaa Abdel Fattah, Ahmed...
  • Stigma stays forever for the acquitted in terror cases November 28, 2012

    Srinagar/Mumbai: After the acquittal of the Lajpat Nagar blast accused after 16 years in jail, a debate is raging on over the credibility of the police investigation. The question is whether it is a case of innocents being incarcerated for decades or are criminals being set free due to a...
  • Indianorigin student acquitted of murder in Oz July 28, 2012

    Singapore: An Indianorigin Singaporean, convicted twice of murdering his two flatmates in Sydney, has been acquitted by an Australian appeals court. Australia's New South Wales (NSW) Court of Criminal Appeal quashed former student Ram Puneet Tiwary's convictions for the September 2003 murders of Tay Chow Lyang and Tan Poh Chuan,...
  • HC rejects plea to probe Pandya's murder again February 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected application by Jagriti Pandya seeking reinvestigation into Haren Pandya murder case. Jagriti Pandya is widow of former Gujarat Home Minsiter Haren Pandya. Pandya was gunned down in 2003. The Gujarat High Court on January 19 directed the CBI and the state government to...
  • SC admits CBI appeals in Pandya murder case January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted the appeals filed by the CBI and Gujarat government challenging the acquittal by the High Court of 12 convicts in the murder of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chalameshwar admitted the appeal filed by the investigating...
  • Govt advised not to challenge Sanjay Dutt's acquittal August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati has advised the Central Government against challenging the acquittal of Bollywood starcumpolitician Sanjay Dutt from terror charges in connection with the 1993 bombings in Mumbai, Law Ministry sources say. The sources said Vahanvati gave his view while confirming Solicitor General Gopal Subramanian's legal opinion in...
  • Diary of a criminal mind: Sobhraj bares his heart December 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Bikini Killer Charles Sobhraj, who is currently lodged in a Nepal jail, has claimed that the Nepali authorities have forged evidence against him in many of the cases. In an audio diary made available exclusively to CNNIBN, Sobhraj blames the courts for being under the media's influence. He...
  • Woman 'strangulates' 9hrold baby June 10, 2007

    New Delhi: A woman, charged with strangulating her ninehourold daughter in a hospital has been acquitted by a court, which noted that the key witnesses had turned hostile and the prosecution had lifted no fingerprints to substantiate the accusation. The court absolved Savitri, 38, a resident of NorthWest Delhi, of the...
  • '84 riots ghost haunts Sajjan Kumar March 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The CBIs appeal against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 riots case has been admitted by the Delhi High Court. There were a number of FIRs filed in writing against Sajjan Kumar, a sitting Congress MLA from the outer Delhi region. Kumar has been accused of...
  • What is full acquittal? SC clears out February 18, 2007

    New Delhi: An acquittal in criminal proceedings does not automatically nullify departmental proceedings against a government employee, the Supreme Court has ruled. "Mere acquittal in a criminal case does not have the effect of nullifying the decision taken in the departmental proceedings. They operate in different areas of considerations," a...
  • Police gets after Jessica acquittals December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: After the conviction of main accused Manu Sharma in the Jessica Lall murder case, the Delhi Police is now examining grounds for appealing against the acquittal of six persons in the case. We are examining relevant papers. A decision in this regard will be taken soon," a top police...