Kerala High Court

  • Kerala High Court notice to Tharoor on election petition July 31, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today on Thursday issued notice to Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on a petition challenging his election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. Justice Bhavadasan, while admitting the election petition filed by S Suresh, Thiruvananthapuram District President of BJP,...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...
  • Kerala: VS Achutanandan's petition on CBI probe in solar case posted after 4 weeks June 13, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Friday adjourned after 4 weeks the petition by veteran CPI(M) leader VS Achutanandan seeking CBI inquiry in the solar panel case, which had rocked the state last year. The petitioner had also sought a probe involving Enforcement Directorate, Corporate Affairs Department and Income Tax Department. A...
  • Trafficking: 59 children from West Bengal to be sent home June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: More than 100 children from Jharkhand, brought for orphanages in Kerala without proper documents recently, were sent back home while 59 boys from West Bengal would be returned to their home state in the next two days, state government said on Tuesday. A total of 119 children from Jharkhand were...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Main accused Dharmarajan gets life term April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Friday awarded life term to the main accused in the horrific Suryanelli gangrape case, whilst sentencing 23 other accused to varying terms of 4-13 years in jail. While announcing the quantum of punishment, the court said there was no reason to disbelieve the statement given...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Kerala HC to pronounce verdict today April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court will on Friday pronounce its verdict on the Suryanelli gangrape case. The case dates back to 1996 when a 16-year-old girl was abducted and raped in Kerala's Idukki district. According to the prosecution, the girl was raped about 68 times in a period of 40...
  • Kerala High Court grants bail to rape convict Bitti Mohanty December 4, 2013

    Bitti Mohanty, a rape case convict charged with jumping parole in Rajasthan and arrested in Kannur district of Kerala on charges of impersonation, forgery and cheating, was granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Wednesday. Mohanty has been asked to submit a bond of Rupees 1 lakh. The accused was sentenced...
  • Tharoor makes plea for HC bench in Thiruvananthapuram November 29, 2013

    Kochi: Union Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor on Friday once again made a strong plea for a Kerala High Court bench at Thiruvananthapuram even as eminent jurist and former Supreme Court Judge VR Krishna Iyer said he was against "slicing" of the High Court. Majority of the states have...
  • Waiting for judge to be named for solar scam probe, says Oommen Chandy August 27, 2013

    The government is waiting to hear from the Kerala High Court on its request to name a sitting judge for heading a judicial probe ordered into the solar scam case, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Tuesday. "We have received the Left opposition's letter stating that the probe's terms of reference...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala HC reserves orders on Shalu Menon's second bail plea July 26, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Friday reserved orders on a second bail application of television actress and former Censor Board member in connection with a case registered by police at Perumbavoor. Earlier police had registered a case against her for harboring the first accused in the Solar panel scam, Saritha S...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala HC asks government to list steps taken to recover money July 23, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday criticised the state government in the solar panel scam case asking the government about the steps being taking to recover the money amassed by the accused. Hearing the bail plea of one of the accused, Shalu Menon, the court asked about the progress...
  • Married or not, domestic violence act binding, says Kerala HC July 17, 2013

    Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a live-in relationship. 'What was intended under Sect 2(a) of the Act was a...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala High Court reserves order on Chandy's former private secretary July 16, 2013

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday reserved order on the bail plea of former private secretary to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Tenny Joppen, who was arrested in connection with the alleged solar panel scam, which has been rocking the state for the last few weeks. When the bail plea came...
  • Kerala: HC stays proceedings against MLA Thettayil in sexual harassment case July 9, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed all further proceedings against former Left Democratic Front minister Jose Thettayil in a sexual harassment case. The order was issued by Justice P Bhavadasan on a petition by Thettayil seeking to quash the FIR registered against him in the case. The court also...
  • Kerala HC stays Bitty Mohanty's DNA test by a week May 28, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed for a week the order of a lower court directing Bitti Mohanty, accused in the 2006 German tourist rape case in Rajasthan, to undergo DNA test. The interim order in this regard was issued by justice K Harilal on a petition filed by...
  • Malayalam actor Mani surrenders, released on bail May 25, 2013

    Thrissur: Ace Malayalam comedian and character artiste Kalabhavan Mani surrendered to police Friday and was presented in a court which released him on bail. Mani was on the run since May 14 after three forest officials filed a complaint that they were roughed up by the actor after they stopped his...
  • 17 years on, Suryanelli girl still awaits justice June 11, 2013

    Kottayam: The Suryanelli girl goes to the office in the morning with her long, wavy hair neatly combed, tiny gold earrings glinting, packed lunch in hand, like a normal working woman in India. But once she leaves her front gate, she holds her body tight, with shoulders hunched and arms...
  • 'SC took too long to say marines' trial in Kerala was wrong' March 24, 2013

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How does the Italian government defend its handling of the marines' issue? That's the key subject I shall explore today with the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura. Minister, let me start with a simple question. Can you now accept today that...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: HC grants bail to 31 accussed March 21, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to the 31 accused in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. A Division Bench comprising Justices KT Shankaran and ML Joseph Francis allowed the bail pleas filed by the accused last month. The lone convict in the case, Dharmarajan, who was absconding and...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: HC seeks statement on cases against Kurien March 11, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to file a statement regarding details of cases filed by the Suryanelli rape victim against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien before the magistrate and higher courts. The direction in this regard was issued by a division bench comprising Chief...
  • Suryanelli case: No evidence against Kurien, says Kamal Nath February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government stood firmly behind Congress leader and Rajya Sabha deputy Chairman PJ Kurien as the Suryanelli rape case came up for debate in the House. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that no evidence had been found Kurien by the investigating agencies and that the lawyer who...
  • Woman Congress leader slams those who wrote Facebook posts against Kurien February 25, 2013

    Even as 111 people were booked for posting Facebook messages against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, Bindu Krishna, President of Kerala State Mahila Congress attacked them and said, "Someone posted defamatory comment on my social media for defending PJ Kurien. Those comments were against the woman community. My right...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Bail hearing of 14 accused postponed February 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday posted till March 4 the bail hearing of 14 of the 36 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case. The bail pleas had come up for hearing on Monday following an order from the Supreme Court. The list of the accused, however, does not...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: HC to hear bail pleas of 14 accused February 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Following an order from the Supreme Court on the Suryanelli gangrape case, the Kerala High Court will start hearing the bail pleas of 14 of the 36 accused on Monday. The list does not include Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien as he is not an accused in the...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Survivor writes to police against Kurien February 24, 2013

    Kottayam: Suryanelli gangrape survivor, who had filed a fresh police complaint against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, has now sent letters to Kottayam and Idukki SPs asking them to register her plea. The survivor, along with her parents, had gone to the Chingavanam police station to file the complaint...
  • Suryanelli case: Dharmarajan produced in court February 16, 2013

    Kottayam: Dharmarajan, the absconding convict in the Suryanelli gangrape case who was arrested from Karnataka, was sent to the sub-jail here by the District and Sessions Judge before whom he was produced on Saturday. The third accused in the 17-year-old case, Dharmarajan was arrested Friday by a special team of...
  • Suryanelli: Kurien's wife rubbishes rape charge against him February 13, 2013

    Pathanamthitta: Amid growing clamour for resignation of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case, his wife has rubbished the allegations against him and said those hurling "malicious charges" never bothered to appreciate sentiments of her family. Susan Kurien, a retired high school teacher, said in a...
  • Suryanelli: Petition filed against Justice Basant February 11, 2013

    Kochi: A petition seeking sanction to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against former judge of Kerala High Court R Basant, whose controversial remarks on Suryanelli rape case victim has sparked off protests, was filed before the state Advocate General. Petitioner M Prakash, a former employee of the high court, stated that...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Judge's controversial remarks spark protests February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The High Court Judge who acquitted the 35 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case, was caught on camera making a controversial statement, saying the survivor was used for child prostitution and not raped. The sting operation has led to massive protests in Kerala. The survivor is now planning...