CRIMINAL CASE

  • Public prosecutors should not act casually in criminal matter: SC October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said a public prosecutor plays an important role in the prosecution of criminal cases and was not expected to adopt a causal approach in acceding to a plea for concessions sought by an accused. An apex court bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV...
  • Criminal case registered against Ghaziabad builder July 12, 2014

    The Indirapuram police on Saturday registered a criminal case against the builder in whose building a fire broke out on Friday. Indirapuram Inspector Rashid Ali told IANS that the FIR was registered following a complaint by one Jamit Kumar, a resident of ATS Residential Apartments. Jamit has named the developing company...
  • Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila Dikshit to Delhi HC July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor. Advocate M Pracha, appearing for Dikshit, said as per Article...
  • Modi, Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases May 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges. Out of the 66 candidates from Gujarat, who faced criminal charges ranging from poll code violation to attempt to murder, ten won the justconcluded Lok Sabha polls from...
  • LS polls: Adhir Chowdhury's assets multiply, so do his criminal cases April 22, 2014

    Along with his assets, the number of criminal cases pending against union minister and West Bengal state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury - fighting to retain his Bahrampur Lok Sabha seat - have multiplied manifold over the past five years. According to his affidavit submitted as part of the nomination filing...
  • Modi promises jail for criminal candidates, BJP has 32 pc of them April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has thundered that he would put all MPs facing criminal charges in jail once he comes to power. He said that he would not spare even the candidates from his own party BJP and the NDA allies. The Modi admirers are hailing...
  • 186 candidates in Odisha facing criminal cases April 13, 2014

    As many as 186 candidates for 77 assembly seats which are going to polls in Odisha in the second phase on April 17 have declared criminal cases against them, according to a report of Odisha Election Watch (OEW). Of the 747 candidates, 186 have declared criminal cases against them, constituting about...
  • Open Mike: Should any candidate facing a criminal case be barred from contesting elections? March 12, 2014

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in Parliament. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Law faculty in Delhi University and asks students whether any candidate facing a criminal case should be barred from contesting elections. ...
  • 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...
  • Fake shootout: Film producer arrested for implicating Salman Khan December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In a plot straight out of Bollywood, a film producer was arrested for allegedly trying to implicate Salman Khan in a fake attack on himself in order to coerce the film star to work in his next project. 47yearold Hardev Singh, a citybased businessman and owner of a...
  • Chhattisgarh cleanest on MLA criminal cases December 10, 2013

    Emerging as the cleanest among the four new assemblies, Chhattisgarh accounts for the lowest percentage of MLAs with criminal cases while the number of such newly elected MLAs is highest in Delhi. As per an analysis of criminal cases declared by candidates in their election affidavits, 17 per cent of newly...
  • Delhi elections: 16 pc candidates have criminal cases November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: With Delhi Assembly elections just a week away, each political party has been trying to showcase itself on a higher moral ground than the other but none of them have hesitated from giving tickets to leaders with criminal cases pending against them. In fact the number of candidates with...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal among 5 AAP candidates facing criminal cases November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Five candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal have criminal cases against them. Kejriwal has five cases against him and charges have been framed in the defamation case, filed by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's political secretary Pawan Khera. Police is yet to...
  • Delhi: AAP drops candidate after a criminal case surfaced against him November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday dropped its candidate from Rajouri Garden constituency Pritpal Singh Saluja. The move came after the party learned that a criminal case was filed against him. "Keeping the high moral standards which party professes, the Political Affairs Committee of AAP has taken a serious...
  • Delhi polls: 129 candidates have criminal cases against them, BJP tops chart November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: There has been an increase in the number of candidates with criminal cases in the 2013 Assembly polls in Delhi, a study revealed on Tuesday.The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Delhi Election Watch (DEW) studied the affidavits submitted by the candidates before the Election Commission.They found that...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: 10 pc candidates with declared criminal cases November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten per cent of the candidates analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) are facing declared criminal cases in Chhattisgarh. Out of them, 6 candidates are facing serious criminal charges. The ADR has analysed 143 candidates in the fray. Of them, 15 (10 per cent) have declared...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP demands withdrawal of 'false cases' against 14,000 people October 17, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded withdrawal of cases against 14,000 people named for "unknown cases" during the Muzaffarnagar riots. Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the false criminal cases where a mob was involved were a cause for fear to hundreds who dreaded to go back to their...
  • Maharashtra: NCP corporator booked for attempt to murder October 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Case has been registered against NCP corporator Sunil Pote for attempting to murder a suspended police officer. Apart from Pote, five others have also been booked in the case. Pote and his accomplices allegedly attempted to set fire Police subinspector Deepali Shinde's house on Sunday. Pote had allegedy tried to...
  • Bihar: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh booked for extortion October 8, 2013

    Patna: A case of extortion has been lodged against JDU MLA Anant Singh in Patna. A builder has lodged a complaint in SK Puri police station alleging that Singh demanded 12 crores from him. Singh, who is considered a close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has several such cases...
  • Andhra DGP files criminal case against 'The Hindu' newspaper September 22, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy has justified filing a criminal case against 'The Hindu' newspaper for publishing a controversial report over his visit to a godman in Hyderabad. ...
  • 'Half of Jharkhand legislators face criminal cases' September 18, 2013

    Nearly half of Jharkhand's 81 legislators face different types of criminal cases, and 20 of them face serious criminal cases, says an affidavit filed in the Jharkhand High Court by the state government. "The state government has submitted a list of 40 legislators in the Jharkhand High Court who are facing...
  • Parliament passes Bill to negate SC order banning jailed politicians from contesting polls September 7, 2013

    With the Lok Sabha's approval, Parliament on Friday passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which will negate a Supreme Court order banning politicians in jail and under police custody from contesting polls. The Rajya Sabha passed the bill on August 28. At the start of the session, all parties were...
  • Indian govt made over 3,000 requests to Facebook for user info August 28, 2013

    New York: India placed the second highest number of 3,245 requests with Facebook for data related to its users in the January-June period of 2013, social networking site Facebook has claimed. The US with 12,000 requests is at the top of the list. Facebook, however, paid heed to only 50 per...
  • Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing arrested people to fight elections August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a step towards negating a Supreme Court order, Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Representation of People Act to allow a person in police custody to file nomination to fight an election. Moving the amendments, Law Minister Kapil Sibal said the apex court judgement...
  • 26,559 criminal cases pending in Gujarat High Court, says Sibal August 20, 2013

    Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday informed Independent Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani that there are 52,970 civil cases and 26,559 criminal cases pending in the Gujarat High Court as on March 31, 2012. Sibal's reply was in response to a question about pending cases and strength of judges...
  • SC should have made judgement against convicted MPs, MLAs more stringent: Harish Salve July 11, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly the moment he or she gets convicted. ...
  • Will SC order lead to decriminalisation of politics? July 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly as the case may be the moment he or she gets convicted. ...
  • AAP welcomes SC order on disqualification of convicted MPs: Kejriwal July 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly as the case may be the moment he or she gets convicted. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said the move...
  • 30 per cent Indian lawmakers have criminal cases against them July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office. However, an analysis of affidavits declared by MPs and legislators shows that around 30 percent of 4,807 lawmakers have criminal cases against them, said a thinktank. The Association for Democratic...
  • MPs, MLAs will be ousted soon after conviction in a criminal case: SC July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly the moment he or she gets convicted. While giving the ruling the apex court also declared Representation...