Fake Encounters

  • Patna CBI court sentences a fake encounter policeman to death June 24, 2014

    Patna: A Central Bureau of Investigation special court in Patna has sentenced a Bihar Police Inspector to death. Shamse Alam was an Inspector of Police. He is the mastermind in the infamous Ashiana fake encounter case of 2002. A Deputy SP and three other policemen have been sentenced to life...
  • Ishrat fake encounter: CBI unwilling to share case diary with MHA June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have locked horns yet again over the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. After the MHA asked the CBI to hand them over the case diary of the Ishrat case, sources say that the CBI is...
  • CBI, MHA at loggerheads over Ishrat Jahan case diary June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry and the CBI are at loggerheads over granting sanction to four Intelligence Bureau officials in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case with the ministry demanding the case diary before the nod can be given and the probe agency deciding to seek legal opinion on the...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Search operation still on in Manali dam tragedy June 9, 2014

    With little hope of survival, authorities are looking for 22 people out of 26 who went missing from the Pandoh dam when officials of a dam upstream released water without prior notice on Sunday. The bodies of four students have been recovered so far while 22 students, a faculty member...
  • Dehradun fake encounter: Ranbir's father wants death sentence for 17 policemen June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The father of Ranbir Singh, who was killed in a fake encounter near Dehradun, on Monday said that he was not happy with the court's judgement and may move the High Court. A Delhi court awarded life sentence to all the 17 convicted in the killing 22-year-old MBA...
  • 2009 Dehradun fake encounter: 17 Uttarakhand policemen get life term June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: All the 17 Uttarakhand policemen convicted of killing 22-year-old MBA graduate Ranbir Singh in a fake encounter near Dehradun in 2009 have been sentenced to life by a Delhi court. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in New Delhi also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on...
  • Dehradun fake encounter: 17 policemen found guilty of killing a man June 6, 2014

    In the biggest ever police conviction, 17 out of 18 policemen have been found guilty in the 2009 Dehradun fake encounter case. The case relates to the killing of 22-year old MBA student, Ranbir, who was gunned down on charges that he was a part of an extortion racket. The...
  • News 360: Delhi burns at 47 degrees, hottest day in 19 years June 6, 2014

    North India is reeling under a severe heat wave. On Friday the National Capital recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius. However, Monsoons have hit Kerala. It is also likely to rain in Maharashtra and West Bengal in the next 48 hours. ...
  • 18 Uttarakhand cops convicted in MBA student Ranbir Singh's fake encounter case June 6, 2014

    A Delhi court on Friday convicted 18 Uttarakhand Police personnel, seven of them for murder and others for various offences including criminal conspiracy and kidnapping in a fake encounter case in which an MBA student was shot dead in Uttarakhand in 2009. Special CBI Judge J P S Malik, held seven...
  • 2009 Dehradun fake encounter: CBI court finds 17 Uttarakhand policemen guilty of killing a man June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In the biggest ever conviction of police personnel in a fake encounter case, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in New Delhi found 17 Uttarakhand policemen guilty of killing a young man. The policemen had killed 22-year-old MBA graduate Ranbir in Dehradun five years back. There were...
  • Eight convicted for killing three students in fake encounter 12 years ago June 5, 2014

    A Bihar court on Thursday convicted eight people including two police officials of murdering three teenage students in a fake encounter 12 years ago in Patna, a lawyer said. The fast track court headed by Judge Ravi Shankar Sinha pronounced the order and found them guilty. "Two police officials including then station...
  • Ishrat case: CBI seeks Centre's approval to prosecute IB ex-Special Director, 3 other serving officials May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Days before Narendra Modi is sworn in as the Prime Minister, the Central bureau of Investigation has sought the Centre's approval to prosecute former Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajinder Kumar and three serving IB officers in the Ishrat Jahan case. The investigating agency said that without sanctions from...
  • CBI court dismisses plea against Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan case May 15, 2014

    In a relief for Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, a local CBI court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking arraignment of the former Gujarat Home Minister and ex-police commissioner of Ahmedabad KR Kaushik as accused in the...
  • Ishrat case: CBI court rejects plea to name Amit Shah as accused May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A CBI court on Thursday rejected an application seeking to name BJP leader Amit Shah and former Ahmedabad police commissioner KR Kaushik as accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The application was moved by Gopinath Pillai, the father of one of the victims of the encounter. The CBI...
  • Lawyer, social activist Mukul Sinha no more May 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The noted human rights activist and lawyer Mukul Sinha, who fought for the cause of 2002 riot victims and victims of fake encounters in Gujarat, on Monday died at a private hospital here at the age of 63. His close aide and lawyer Shamshad Pathan said that Sinha was suffering...
  • Mumbai court summons Amit Shah in Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: A special CBI court issued summons to Amit Shah, the close aide of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and other accused in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. On the first day of hearing, special judge JT Utpat issued summons to the accused, seeking their presence on May 23....
  • Ishrat case: No sufficient proof against Amit Shah till now, says CBI May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday told a CBI court that it did not have sufficient evidence against Bharatiya Janata Party leader and close aide of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The CBI was replying to a plea filed by Gopinath Pillai,...
  • Ishrat case: No preliminary enquiry against Modi's ministers, CBI clarifies March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after it was reported that the CBI had filed a preliminary enquiry against his top ministers of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi based on new evidence in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the CBI issued a denial. The CBI claimed that no such preliminary enquiry had...
  • Ishrat Jahan Case: CBI is under political pressure, says Arun Jaitley February 8, 2014

    In what could bring respite to the Congress, CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Saturday denied that he was pressured by the UPA government to prosecute BJP leader Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said that all CBI cases...
  • Ishrat Jahan: CBI chief says UPA never pressured to prosecute Shah February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could bring respite to the Congress, CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Saturday denied that he was pressured by the UPA government to prosecute BJP leader Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Sinha denied that he gave a statement saying that the UPA would...
  • Amit Shah not named in Ishrat case supplementary chargesheet: Sources February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a breather for former Gujarat home minister and Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah, the supplementary chargesheet filed in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case has given a clean chit to him. According to sources, the chargesheet is likely to be filed on Thursday. The chargesheet has been...
  • Omar meets PM, raises Army decision in Pathribal fake encounter case February 3, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Jammu and raised the issue of Army's controversial decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case, saying punishment should be meted to those responsible for killing of innocent people. Omar also emphasized the need for...
  • J&K: Normal life affected as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike January 31, 2014

    Normal life in Kashmir was partially affected due to a strike called by moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference to protest the army's decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case. Shops, offices and business establishments in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas remained closed due to the strike...
  • Pathribal encounter: Omar says Army's goodwill at stake over clean chit to accused January 28, 2014

    Srinagar: In his first reaction on the 2000 Pathribal encounter case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has flayed the Indian Army, saying that it needs to be "a lot more accommodating". The Army had on Friday closed its probe in the case, acquitting the five accused soldiers, saying the...
  • J&K: Victims' families condemn Army order to close Pathribal fake encounter January 25, 2014

    Fourteen years after five villagers were killed and passed off as foreign militants who killed 35 Sikhs in Kashmir, the Army has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case saying that the court marshal proceedings could not establish charges against five Army personnel named in the case. ...
  • J&K: Army closes Pathribal encounter case, Omar disappointed January 24, 2014

    Jammu: Nearly 14 years after the Patribhal fake encounter case rocked Jammu and Kashmir, Army has closed the case saying the evidence recorded could not establish prime facie charges against any of the accused persons. Army authorities have conveyed this decision to the Court of the Judicial Magistrate in Srinagar. ...
  • Machchil encounter: Congress welcomes court martial proceedings December 26, 2013

    The Congress, on Thursday, welcomed the court martial proceedings against six army personnel for their alleged involvement in 2010 Machchil fake encounter case, and said it would go a long way to further strengthen discipline in the armed forces. "I welcome the decision to institute a court martial against the army...
  • Machchil Fake encounter: Court martial against 2 officers, 4 Army men December 25, 2013

    Srinagar: The Army has ordered disciplinary proceedings against two officers including a Colonel and a Major as well as four others for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a two month-long agitation in the Kashmir Valley. Sources said those who will face proceedings...
  • Machchil case: Army orders proceedings against six men December 25, 2013

    Jammu: Army on Wednesday ordered court martial proceedings against six of its men, including two officers, for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a two month-long agitation in the Kashmir Valley. Court martial proceedings have been initiated against the accused personnel, the Army...