Jail Term

  • Over 1,000 prisoners claim they have completed jail term, go on strike for release February 3, 2014

    Over a thousand prisoners went on strike in different jails of Jharkhand on Monday demanding their release, with some also on hunger strike. Around 700 prisoners are sitting on strike in Jai Prakash Narayan Central Jail, 200 in Garwah jail and 140 in Medininagar jail. The prisoners, most of them lifers, said...
  • No leadership crisis in RJD: Raghuvansh Prasad on Lalu's jail term October 3, 2013

    Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said party chief is being framed in the fodder scam. "This decision is a blow, but we won't be brought down by it. When our leader gets indicted in a scam like this every member comes together so the party doesn't suffer. There...
  • Ex Punjab DSP jailed for 35 years for abducting 7 persons September 23, 2013

    In an unusual punishment, a former DSP and a constable of Punjab Police have been sentenced to 35 years each by the Supreme Court for abducting seven persons of a family in 1991 when terrorism was at its peak in the state. Though the court set aside the conviction of the...
  • Delhi HC upholds man's 7-year jail term for robbing Rs 700 September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A man's seven year jail-term, awarded by a trial court for committing a robbery of Rs 700, has been upheld by the Delhi High Court which noted that the convict had also caused severe injuries to the victim. Dismissing the appeal filed by Sagar against the trial court order,...
  • Govt defers law on SC verdict on tainted politicians September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has deferred passing a law overturning the Supreme Court order banning convicted and jailed politicians from contesting elections. The government wanted to amend the Representation of People's Act but lack of political consensus forced it to put the decision on hold. In a landmark judgement that...
  • Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find bin Laden August 30, 2013

    Pakistan on Thursday overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new trial. Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US special forces killed bin Laden...
  • Man gets 4-year jail term for trying to rape minor August 29, 2013

    A Delhi court has sentenced a 62-year-old man to four years in jail for trying to rape a three-and-a half-year-old girl, observing that such "nefarious" assaults are on the rise. Additional sessions judge Illa Rawat sentenced Narela resident Akroor to four years of rigorous imprisonment and said his act would have "far...
  • Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Sessions court likely to give order today June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Sessions Court is likely to give its order in actor Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run case on Monday. In February, a Magistrate Court had ordered that there is enough evidence to charge the 'Dabangg' actor with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The actor had then challenged the...
  • Sanjay Dutt may get remissions as per the jail manual: KTS Tulsi May 16, 2013

    As Sanjay Dutt surrenders today and begins a three-and-a-half-year jail term, will it act as a deterrent for those high and mighty people who think they can break the law and still get away? Criminal lawyer KTS Tulsi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. The learned counsels...
  • I was sent by RAW but no one recognised me when I was in jail: Daniel May 3, 2013

    Daniel hails from Gurdaspur district's Dadwain village and was apprehended by Pakistani rangers in 1993. He was jailed for over four years. He now pulls a rickshaw. He alleges that the Indian authorities who sent him across the border refused to recognise him and help him out once he was...
  • Jail term reduction on ground of long trial not justifiable: SC April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The agony faced by a person because of long trial cannot be a reason for a court to take a lenient view while punishing the accused and reduction of sentence merely on this ground is not justifiable, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court said that undue sympathy to...
  • Amar Singh, Jaya Prada meet Maharashtra Governor to seek pardon for Sanjay Dutt March 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Lok Sabha MP from Rampur Jaya Prada today met Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan, to seek pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt. Dutt, who has already undergone imprisonment of 18 months, was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts...
  • Sanjay Dutt is not a terrorist, should be pardoned: Justice Katju March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju has made a strong pitch for pardon of actor Sanjay Dutt after Supeme Court's judgement on Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Amidst growing clamour for Dutt's pardon, Justice Katju said he wants the actor be granted...
  • Asif 'to be released on May 3', says lawyer May 2, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif will be released from a British prison early on Thursday after completing half of his one-year sentence for spot-fixing, his lawyer said. The 29-year-old was jailed by a court in London in November last year after he was found guilty of conspiring to cheat...
  • Spot-fixing: Let's be more vigilant, says ICC February 17, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC on Friday asked its member boards to be more vigilant as former Essex Player Mervyn Westfield was sent to jail for four months for his role in spot-fixing. Westfield had pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced by a British court on Friday. "While the ICC takes no...
  • Butt and Amir to stay imprisoned November 24, 2011

    London: The appeals of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have been dismissed by a Lord Chief Justice, leaving their jail terms as handed down earlier this month in a London court. The pair, who had been found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and accept corrupt payments in the...
  • Shiney gets 7 years in jail for raping his maid March 31, 2011

    Actor Shiney Ahuja convicted, and sentenced to 7 years in jail by a Mumbai court on Wednesday, for raping his 20-year old maid. ...
  • Indian jailed in Pak to be freed after 27 yrs March 27, 2011

    Gopal Dass, who has been in a Pakistani jail for the last 27 years, has been remitted for the remainder of his jail sentence by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. Dass was convicted of spying. ...
  • 50 lakh fine for colleges taking capitation fee July 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Cheated and duped, the anger of students and parents over the years against fake universities and colleges often poured onto the streets. But not anymore. In the first major initiative in the series of education reforms promised by the Government Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is proposing a...
  • No jail, Dubai beach sex trial sends couple packing November 25, 2008

    Dubai: A British couple convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach had their prison sentences suspended by an appeals court on Tuesday in a case that exposed a cultural divide in this glitzy Gulf boom town. Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors were convicted and sentenced to three months in prison...
  • Salman walks out, says 'I cried on Rakshabandhan' September 1, 2007

    Mumbai: Salman Khan returned to Mumbai after he was granted bail from the Jodhpur high court on Friday and scores of fans were there outside his house to welcome him. So much so, that Khan had to scale the compound walls to get home in one piece. He later, however,...
  • British bomb plotters jailed for life June 20, 2007

    London: A judge sentenced five men to life in prison on Monday for plotting to attack targets in London, including a popular nightclub, power plants and shopping mall, with bombs made from a half-ton stockpile of fertilizer. The trial for the first time exposed connections between the defendants and the deadly...
  • Cops jailed for accepting bribe June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Two policemen were on Tuesday punished with rigorous imprisonment on charges of bribery. While Police Inspector Jagannath Shivram Jadhav of Vashi police station was sentenced to seven years RI, constable Arun Baban Jagdhane got one year RI. Awarding the sentence, Additional Sessions Judge D B Pujari also imposed a fine...
  • Cambodian court sends 2 Germans to jail June 20, 2007

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Two Germans who worked as English teachers in Cambodia were among five people sentenced on Friday to prison terms for sexually abusing four Vietnamese girls, a crime that one of the girl's mothers was an accomplice to. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Karl Heinz Henning, 61, to...
  • Enron's Causey gets 66-month jail term November 16, 2006

    Houston: Former Enron chief accounting officer Richard Causey was sentenced on Wednesday to five and one-half years in prison for approving the bogus bookkeeping that led to the company's 2001 collapse. Causey, who faced more than 20 years behind bars if convicted on three-dozen original charges, had agreed to a...