Jharkhand High Court

  • Forced conversion row: Ranchi Police raids shooter Tara Sahdev's husband's house Yesterday

    Ranchi: Ranchi Police on Sunday raided the house of national level gold medallist rifle shooting champion Tara Sahdev's husband Raqibul Hasan alias Ranjit Kohli for allegedly forcing her to convert her religion after marriage. The police seized 16 SIM cards and 15 mobile phones from his house. "We have also...
  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra July 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • HC grants bail to JVM MLA Dhulu Mahto June 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail to MLA Dhulu Mahto after 11 months in judicial remand in connection with forcibly freeing a person from a police station in Dhanbad. Justice S Chandrasekhar granted the bail to the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha MLA on two sureties for Rs 10,000 each....
  • Government clarifies age controversy in appointment of RIMS director June 2, 2014

    Jharkhand government on Monday clarified that the replaced director of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Tulsi Mahto, did not inform the department after completing 60 years of age that bars holding the post. "According to rules, the eligible age for appointment of director is below 60 years, and when Dr...
  • Fodder scam: Court can decide about dropping charges against Lalu, S-G tells CBI March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The court can decide about dropping charges against RJD leader Lalu Prasad in three cases related to the fodder scam, the Solicitor-General has said. The CBI had sought the view of the S-G after CBI Director Ranjit Sinha felt that charges against Lalu should be dropped in the...
  • Shibu Soren's daughter-in-law surrenders in court February 25, 2014

    Sita Soren, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator and daughter-in-law of party chief Shibu Soren, surrendered in a court in Ranchi on Tuesday following which she was sent to 14 days' judicial custody. Sita Soren surrendered in a CBI court in Ranchi as her anticipatory bail in a 2012 horse-trading case was rejected by the...
  • Horse trading case: JMM MLA Sita Soren surrenders in court February 25, 2014

    Ruling JMM MLA Sita Soren, the daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Shibu Soren, on Tuesday surrendered to a local court in Ranchi in a case of horse trading registered by CBI after Election Commission of India rescinded the original notification for the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand. Sita Soren surrendered...
  • HC rejects Anil Bastawade's bail plea in multi-crore money laundering case February 11, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Monday rejected the bail petition of Anil Bastawade, an alleged aide of former Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who is an accused in a multi-crore money laundering scam. The Bench of Justice HC Mishra dismissed the petition, saying granting bail could influence the investigation of the case. Bastawade...
  • HC directs state government to ensure toilets in all girls' schools January 30, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Thursday directed the state government to ensure toilets were constructed in all remaining girls' schools across the state before the next academic session. The direction to the HRD secretary was issued by the division bench of Chief Justice R Banumathi and Justice S Chandrasekhar. Earlier the high court...
  • HC asks petitioner to be specific against Nitish January 19, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Saturday asked a petitioner, who has sought to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari accused in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam, to spell out specific points on which he wanted a probe against them. Hearing the PIL and a counter affidavit...
  • Deploy women cops in every police station, HC tells government January 7, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court has directed the state government to post at least one policewoman at every police station to deal with the problem of eveteasing. Disposing off a PIL urging protection of girls from eve teasers, a division bench of Chief Justice R Banumathi and Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh also directed the state government on Monday...
  • Fodder scam: Jagannath Mishra's provisional bail extended till March 26 January 4, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Friday extended the duration of the provisional bail granted to fodder scam convict and ex-Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra till March 26. The bench of Justice RR Prasad allowed the extension plea petitioned by Mishra on medical ground. Mishra, who was granted provisional bail on October 25 last...
  • HC directs government to stop salary of Home Secy for not complying with its order December 21, 2013

    The Jharkhand High Court directed the state government to stop withdrawal of salary by the Home Secretary till the department clears post-retirement dues of a constable as per the court's earlier judgement and fixed January 24 to hear about compliance with its order. Justice DN Patel's directive came after petitioner Ashok...
  • No evidence against Nitish Kumar in fodder scam, CBI tells Jharkhand HC November 23, 2013

    CBI on Friday informed the Jharkhand High Court that it did not find any evidence against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwari in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam. Responding to the directive by the court of Justice R R Prasad on September 20 to file a...
  • New Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC takes oath November 16, 2013

    Justice R Banumathi on Saturday took oath as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. She was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi. The 58-year-old Chief Justice succeeded Justice Prakash Chandra Tatia, who retired recently, and Justice D N Patel was functioning as the acting...
  • R Bhanumati appointed as new chief justice of Jharkhand HC November 12, 2013

    Justice R Bhanumati was on Tuesday appointed as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. Justice Bhanumati (58) was so far a judge of the Madras High Court. As a district judge, she had dealt with number of landmark cases and also headed one-man commission on police excess by STF in Chinnampathy village...
  • Cash-for-votes scam: High Court grants bail to ex-mayor Rama Khalkho November 12, 2013

    Jharkhand High Court on Monday granted bail to former Ranchi Mayor Rama Khalkho, who was arrested in connection with a case of cash-for-votes during the mayoral elections this year. The court of Justice HC Mishra allowed the bail plea of Khalkho, who had surrendered to the special vigilance court on June...
  • Fodder scam: High Court rejects Lalu Prasad's bail plea October 31, 2013

    Jharkhand High Court rejects bail petition of RJD leader Lalu Prasad serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in a fodder scam case. The court had on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail petition moved by Lalu. After conclusion of the hearing by the CBI counsel against Lalu's bail plea,...
  • Fodder scam: Jharkhand HC rejects bail application of Lalu Prasad Yadav October 31, 2013

    Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court on Thursday rejected a bail petition moved by RJD supremo and ex-Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The court had on October 25 granted provisional bail to another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra. Lalu, Mishra and 43 others were on September 30 convicted by the special CBI...
  • Fodder scam: Jharkhand HC reserves order on Lalu's bail plea October 31, 2013

    Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail petition moved by RJD supremo and ex-Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in a fodder scam case. After conclusion of the hearing by the CBI counsel against Lalu's bail plea,...
  • HC to decide on Lalu Prasad's bail plea on Thursday October 30, 2013

    Jharkhand high court on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail petition moved by RJD supremo and ex-Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, who is serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in a fodder scam case. After conclusion of the hearing by the CBI counsel against Lalu's bail plea, the bench...
  • Lalu Prasad moves Jharkhand HC against fodder scam verdict October 17, 2013

    RJD leader Lalu Prasad has moved Jharkhand High Court against CBI court judgement which found him guilty in fodder scam case on October 3. Lalu Prasad was on October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by the court after he was convicted on corruption and other charges...
  • Nitish Kumar govt sifting through files to send me to jail, alleges Sushil Modi October 11, 2013

    State BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday described the Jharkhand High Court hearing on fodder scam against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others as "serious" and alleged that due to issues raised by him, the state government was looking for an opportunity to send him to jail by implicating...
  • Fodder scam case: Lalu Yadav to appeal in HC, family alleges 'conspiracy' September 30, 2013

    Ranchi/Patna: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad will appeal in the Jharkhand High Court against his conviction in a fodder scam case, his family said on Monday and alleged he had fallen victim to 'conspiracy' by his rivals. "We'll appeal in the High Court. We have full faith in the judiciary," Prasad's son...
  • Jharkhand HC Chief Justice to take over as head of Armed Forces Tribunal August 1, 2013

    Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Justice Prakash Tatia is likely to take over as the next head of the Armed Forces Tribunal, which looks into the defence forces-related service matters. Justice Tatia's name has been proposed to the government as the next Chairman of the Armed Forces Tribunal to succeed...
  • Madhu Koda released on bail after 44 months in jail July 31, 2013

    A day after securing bail in the fifth case of corruption, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda was on Wednesday released from jail after spending 44 months behind bars. He was released after furnishing two bonds of Rs one lakh each and depositing his passport with the special CBI court here as directed by the high...
  • HC grants bail to Madhu Koda in rural electrification case July 30, 2013

    Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to former Chief Minister Madhu Koda in connection with the rural electrification scam. The single bench of Justice H C Mishra granted the bail on condition that Koda deposited his passport. Koda had earlier got provisional bail twice on April 15 and May 14 this year in the...
  • HC allows JMM MLA Nalin Soren to attend Assembly July 26, 2013

    Jharkhand High Court on Friday allowed JMM MLA Nalin Soren, now in judicial custody in connection with Rs 26 crore seed scam, to attend the ongoing assembly session. The single bench of Justice RR Prasad allowed a petition moved by the MLA seeking permission to attend the session, which ends tomorrow. Supreme...
  • SEBI orders Alchemist Infra to refund investors June 23, 2013

    Mumbai: In a fresh crackdown against 'collective investment schemes', SEBI has asked Alchemist Infra Realty Ltd to wind up all such activities and refund the money collected from public investors, which could be more than Rs 1,000 crore, within three months. Besides, the company and its five directors have also...
  • Jharkhand: Koda gets provisional bail for one week May 14, 2013

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday granted provisional bail to scam accused and former Chief Minister Madhu Koda for a week to attend his ailing mother. Hearing on the provisional bail petition, Justice HC Mishra granted bail with a direction that he should surrender to a lower court on...