Goonda Act

  • Bangalore student rape: Culprits to be booked under Goonda Act, says CM July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Facing the public's ire for 'sleeping' in the Assembly during a debate on sexual offences, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah is making sure that the culprits in the rape of a six-year-old inside the premises of a top Bangalore school do not slip .. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the heinous...
  • Goonda Act to be invoked against accused in girl rape case July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the Goonda Act would be invoked against the skating instructor, arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old student at a public school, as he was involved in similar cases earlier. "Goonda Act will be invoked on Mustafa for raping the...
  • TN: Rape accused arrested under stringent Goondas Act April 10, 2013

    Chennai: For the first time in Tamil Nadu, the stringent Goondas Act was on Tuesday slapped on a man arrested on the charge of sexually assaulting a three-year old girl. Shahis, running a textile shop, was arrested along with a juvenile on a complaint from the mother of the girl...
  • Karuna says he's not in favour of death for rapists January 5, 2013

    Chennai: Finding fault with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's 13-point action plan for women's safety, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on January 5 said he was of the firm opinion that awarding solitary confinement till death to rape convicts alone could check such heinous crimes. "Like social thinkers and legal experts,...
  • TN: Prisoners threaten to commit suicide in Coimbatore November 26, 2012

    Coimbatore: High drama prevailed for some time in the Central Jail here when six prisoners, detained under Goonda Act, climbed atop the roof of a block and a tree and threatened to commit suicide, if authorities did not stop search and raid in the cells. There are 60 prisoners detained...
  • AIADMK Govt can't intimidate DMK workers: Karuna September 3, 2011

    Chennai: Criticising the AIADMK government for detaining some of his partymen in alleged land grab cases, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday said the ruling party's intentions of running the state "on the basis of intimidation" would only result in "disappointment". "If they (AIADMK) believe that they can give a go...
  • One more Alagiri aide detained under Goondas Act August 6, 2011

    Madurai (TN): One more aide of Union Minister M K Alagiri was detained under Goondas Act on Friday for allegedly issuing a murder threat to a party colleague and assaulting another. V K Gurusamy, East Zone President of Madurai City Corporation, was already in jail in connection with...
  • Eight-year-old booked under gangster act in UP June 21, 2009

    Lucknow: An eight-year-old boy has been booked under the Goonda Act - a tough anti-gangster law, in Uttar Pradesh. The police on Saturday promised an inquiry into the matter. Jagannath, a resident of Baghauli village in Hardoi district, was booked under the law about four months ago after his family...
  • UPA selectively targeting my state: Yeddyurappa October 15, 2008

    The first BJP Chief Minister from the South, B S Yeddyurappa is visibly angry and upset with the Centre. When he took charge as the CM of Karnataka four months ago, he had announced that he would try to maintain a cordial relationship with the Centre. However, he is now...
  • Yeddyurappa speaks up, warns church attackers September 23, 2008

    Bangalore: A harried Karnataka Chief Minister broke his silence over the politics of the attack on churches in his state. Now that he is under pressure both from the Centre and his own party, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa lashed out againt the Union Government for what he insisted was...