ARRESTS

  • Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help' 5 days ago

    Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authorities said on Wednesday. The Grand County Sheriff's Office said its deputies, local firefighters and Bureau of...
  • Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam remanded to 7-day police custody April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: A court in Jammu and Kashmir has ordered seven day police remand for Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam. Alam was arrested on Friday amid mounting outrage over raising of pro-Pakistan slogans and flags at a rally attended by him on Wednesday. The 45-year-old hardliner was arrested from his home in Habbakadal...
  • Digvijaya courts controversy, asks if Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam was served biryani under house arrest April 17, 2015

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stroked a controversy by asking if like 26/11 Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Kasab, Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam too was served biryani under arrest. Singh said, "Kasab wasn't served biryani, Masarat Alam might have been. Was Alam served biryani when under house arrest? Jammu and Kashmir...
  • BJP welcomes Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam's arrest, says won't compromise on national security April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday welcomed the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader and All India Hurriyat Conference hardliner Masarat Alam after the Jammu and Kashmir government bowed to Centre's pressure. Alam has been arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act after he waved Pakistan flags to greet...
  • Arrest warrant issued against former Pakistan dictator Musharraf in Lal Masjid case April 2, 2015

    Islamabad: A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued on Thursday against former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf by a court here for repeatedly failing to appear in the 2007 murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi. An Islamabad district and sessions court judge rejected Musharraf's pleas for exemption from appearance and...
  • Members of AIB arrested after Mumbai police receives fresh complaints against the comedy group April 1, 2015

    Update: This was an April Fools' prank that was posted on April 1 and should be taken in that spirit. Mumbai: In a twisted turn of events, on 31st March around 11:50 PM, the comedy group AIB was put under arrest for the use of foul language and unconstitutional humour. The removal...
  • Burdwan blast accused remanded to ten days NIA custody March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Burdwan blast accused Abdul Wahab Momin, who was arrested on Saturday from the city, was on Sunday remanded in ten days NIA custody. Chief Judge of City Sessions Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded Momin to 10 days of NIA custody after he was produced in court. Counsel for NIA Shyamal Ghosh...
  • Uber cab rape: Delhi Police moves Supreme Court against witnesses recall March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court's order allowing the accused driver of Uber cab rape case to recall and examine 13 prosecution witnesses including the victim. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu by Attorney...
  • IT Act being misused by state governments, police: Milind Deora March 18, 2015

    Former Minister of State for Communication and Information and Technology Milind Deora condemned the arrest of a class 11th student for an objectionable Facebook post against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan. Deora said, "State governments and the police are misusing this section of the act." ...
  • Class 11th student arrested for objectionable post against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    A class 11th student in Bareilly was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly putting up objectionable posts and attributing them to minister Azam Khan. A FIR was lodged against the boy by a sympathiser of the minister. The student was arrested under the controversial Section 66A of the...
  • Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in prison March 14, 2015

    Colombo: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012. The verdict is the latest chapter in three turbulent years in which Nasheed, the Indian Ocean...
  • Actor Aditya Pancholi arrested by Mumbai Police following brawl at nightclub March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi arrested by police on Sunday morning after he got into a brawl at a Mumbai nightclub. According to the police, it all started after the actor had a tiff with the DJ over the songs that were playing at the club. Pancholi allegedly abused the...
  • Court to announce verdict on Salman Khan black buck poaching case today March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a crucial day for actor Salman Khan. A Jodhpur court will today pronounce verdict in the 1998 black buck poaching case. Salman and a few other Bollywood stars were accused of poaching blackbucks on the midnight of Oct 1-2, 1998 during the shooting of Hindi movie...
  • Man unhappy with $50 haircut flew into rage at salon February 22, 2015

    A man who was unhappy with his haircut faces criminal charges after police say he became enraged and threw items around a Connecticut salon. Stamford Police Sgt. Kelly Connelly says 47-year-old Alan Becker was angered further when he learned the trim he got Wednesday morning was going to cost him...
  • Roman Polanski to attend Polish extradition hearing, lawyer says February 18, 2015

    Krakow: Filmmaker Roman Polanski will attend a court hearing in Poland next week that will consider a U.S. extradition request over a 1977 child sex crime conviction, his lawyer said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the court, in the southern city of Krakow, said the hearing would take place on Feb....
  • Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat! January 31, 2015

    A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snake meat for its medicinal value. "I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial January 30, 2015

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...
  • Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest January 27, 2015

    An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 million. Matthew Mglej, 25, says officers used excessive force, unlawfully detained him...
  • CBI arrests Dayanidhi Maran's additional private secretary, 2 others January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI arrested three people, including V Gowthaman, the then additional private secretary of Dayanidhi Maran, in connection with alleged allotment of more than 300 high-speed telephone lines to the then telecom minister's residence in Chennai which were extended to his brother's TV channel on Wednesday night. Besides Gowthaman,...
  • 'Grown Ups' actor Nadji Jeter arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana January 19, 2015

    Burbank, California: Police say an 18-year-old actor has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana. Burbank Police. Sgt. Scott Meadows said Sunday that Nadji Jeter was pulled over shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday for an alleged traffic violation and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under...
  • Man fined for false promise on contract killing January 15, 2015

    A 21-year-old Norwegian man was fined 10,000 crowns ($1,300) for fraud because he accepted a contract killing job without intending to carry it out, police told Reuters on Wednesday. The man agreed to take cash to kill a 17-year-old youth, but authorities could not prove any intent to complete the task,...
  • Will continue to work for the people despite abuses: Mamata Banerjee January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: With the Opposition and a section of the media critical of her party and the government over different issues, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday put up a brave front saying she will continue to work for the people irrespective of 'abuses' hurled against her. "No matter how much you...
  • Uber rape: Tout who forged character certificate for accused driver arrested December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A tout, who had allegedly assisted the Uber rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav in procuring fake character certificate, has been arrested. Yadav got All India Tourist permit after submitting the certificate to the State Transport Authority in Burari. The accused, identified as Javneet Singh, was arrested on Thursday. He had...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders December 16, 2014

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Bengaluru youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle sent to five-day police custody December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police was on Sunday granted five days custody of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, after he confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers. Biswas was arrested on Saturday from his home in the IT city. He has been accused of waging a...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist December 14, 2014

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account December 14, 2014

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers protest outside court, dares Centre to act against Mamata Banerjee December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The standoff between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party continues, as TMC workers protest outside Alipore court over West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra's arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP...
  • Bengaluru youth confesses to operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, 24-year-old engineer from West Bengal, has confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers, police said on Saturday. Biswas, who works as an engineer in a multinational company in Bengaluru was arrested on Saturday morning under provisions of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...