CONVICTS

  • Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All five accused held guilty October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi sessions court on Tuesday held all the five men accused of abducting and raping a 30-year call center employee in Delhi's Dhaula Kuan guilty. Sentencing of the convicts will be held on October 17. Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias...
  • TN Opposition senses opportunity to shore up prospects post-Jaya conviction October 11, 2014

    Chennai: With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls. At the forefront is the DMK, whose house the party chief M Karunanidhi is...
  • Protests continue over Jayalalithaa's conviction in Tamil Nadu October 3, 2014

    Chennai: Protests continued across Tamil Nadu on Friday against the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case and the party's Puducherry unit has decided to observe a "dawn-to-dusk" bandh in the Union Territory on Saturday. Many shops were shut in Kancheepuram, Erode, Dharmapuri and Villupuram districts, among others,...
  • Jayalalithaa to move Karnataka High Court seeking bail, stay on conviction in DA case September 28, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who has been jailed for four years after a special court convicted her in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case will move Karnataka High Court on Monday seeking bail, said her advocate B Kumar. The AIADMK chief, who has bee fined Rs 100...
  • Life limps back to normalcy in Tamil Nadu September 28, 2014

    Chennai: Life is limping back to normalcy in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, a day after clashes broke out following Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's conviction and sentencing in a corruption case. Buses and shops were open for business in some cities, while bus services in Salem, Cuddalore, Villupuram and some other cities...
  • Timeline: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa convicted in disproportionate assets case September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Following is the course the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has traversed, seeing legal and political twists and turns in the last 18 years after the DMK government decided to form Special Court on coming to power in 1996. 1996: Dr Subramanian Swamy, then a leader of...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa found guilty in corruption case, has to quit September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: In what could bring about a major turn in Tamil Nadu politics, a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo and state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The AIADMK chief's close aide Sasikala too has been found guilty...
  • Police lathicharge AIADMK workers protesting ahead of court's verdict against Jaya September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Police cane-charged AIADMK activists who were trying to proceed towards the special court in Bangalore which is set to pronounce verdict in the disproportionate wealth case against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday. As the AIADMK sympathisers attempted to break the security cordon at Hosar Road Junction near the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka...
  • Big day for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa as court to deliver verdict in corruption case today September 27, 2014

    Chennai: It is judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as a Bangalore court on Saturday will deliver its verdict in the disproportionate assets case against the AIADMK chief. Jayalalithaa would be forced to step down as the CM if the court convicts her in the 18-year-old corruption case...
  • WB: Court sentences 5 convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A Barasat court in West Bengal on Friday sentenced five convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years. The girl from Bihar was gangraped twice in October last year and was set on fire. The victim's family alleged that girl was murdered for lodging police complaint. ...
  • 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 the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convicts till July 22. The remarks came a day after S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi...
  • 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, onetime 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 twothirds 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 19, 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 exboyfriend 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...