Mumbai Gangrape

  • Judgement in Shakti Mills case historic, sends strong message: Ujjwal Nikam April 4, 2014

    Prosecution Lawyer in the Shakti Mills gangrape, Ujjwal Nikam, has called the judgement in the case historic. He also said that a strong message has been sent to all after the verdict. A Mumbai Sessions Court on Friday handed death penalty to the three repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills...
  • 'Shakti Mills gangrape verdict landmark, will act as a deterrent' April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Calling it a landmark judgement, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam said, "this is the first time in the country that a court has given death sentence in a rape case where accused have been charged with repeated offence. Repeat offenders should be dealt with seriously." A Mumbai Sessions Court...
  • Shakti Mills photojournalist rape: Three convicts get death penalty April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court has handed death penalty to the three repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The three - Vijay Jadhav (19), Kasim Bengali (21) and Mohammed Salim Ansari (28) - have already been awarded a life term in another gangrape case in which a...
  • Mumbai court to pronounce sentence in photojournalist gangrape case April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The sessions court in Mumbai is likely to pronounce the quantum of sentence to the convicts in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case on Friday. Three men convicted of two gangrapes in Mumbai's Shakti Mills compound last year, have become the first to be convicted under section 376 E...
  • Mumbai photojournalist rape: Hearing on sentencing to continue today March 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The convicts in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case have filed a plea in the Bombay High Court seeking to strike down trial court's order allowing an additional charge of 376 e on three of the convicts who were also charged in the gangrape case of a telephone operator....
  • Photojournalist gangrape: Court adds repeat offender charge against 3 March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court hearing the photojournalist gangrape case on Monday agreed to add Section 376 E of the Indian Penal Code against the three repeat offenders in the case. The prosecutor in the case, Ujjwal Nikam, had moved a plea to apply the section against the three convicts. The clause provides...
  • Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape: Sentence to be pronounced today March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court will on Monday decide on the quantum of sentencing in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. Four men were convicted by the court last week and three of them have also been found guilty of gangraping an 18-year-old telephone operator at the same Shakti Mills compound....
  • Nikam says journalist's rapists repeat offenders, seeks tough sentence March 21, 2014

    Four convicts in the Shakti Mills telecom operator gangrape case were on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Mumbai court. The court, meanwhile, adjourned the hearing on the quantum of punishment to the convicts in the photojournalist gangrape case till March 24. ...
  • Mumbai: Convicts get life in Shakti Mills tele-operator gangrape case March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Four convicts in the Shakti Mills telecom operator gangrape case were on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Mumbai court. The court, meanwhile, adjourned the hearing on the quantum of punishment to the convicts in the photojournalist gangrape case till March 24. While reading out the sentence of one...
  • Mumbai court convicts all five in two Shakti Mills gangrape cases March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: All five accused involved in the two Shakti Mills gangrape cases have been convicted by a Mumbai court. The five have been convicted of rape, conspiracy, common intention and unnatural sex. The sentencing of the convicts will be pronounced on Friday. The two cases include the gangrape of a...
  • Mumbai court to give verdict in two Shakti Mills gangrape cases today March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: It has been seven months since the alleged gangrape of a photo journalist and a telephone operator shamed Mumbai. A court will on Thursday decide on the fate of the five accused in the Shakti Mills gangrape cases. The accused have been charged with rape, conspiracy, common intention and...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Crime scene a desolate place November 5, 2013

    Four men allegedly gangraped a 16-year-old girl in Goregaon, Mumbai. Police said four men were involved in the rape and two others abetted the crime. Police also said that the six boys from Santosh Nagar area had threatened the girl with a broken beer bottle and then raped. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape survivor shown porn clips; are courts insensitive? October 19, 2013

    Mumbai: There is no end to the trauma for the 23-year-old Shakti Mills gangrape survivor. The photojournalist fainted in the court as she was shown pornographic video clips and asked to testify if the accused had showed them to her. Senior lawyers said while the procedure is important it can...
  • 'Harassmap-Mumbai' shows how sexual harassment can happen anywhere September 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Following the gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, Harassmap - an initiative by the Akshara centre aims to map harassment in the city. It also proves that incidents of sexual assaults are not just limited to dark, dingy lanes but can happen anywhere and to anyone. Akshara's 'Harassmap-Mumbai'...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Court allows police to handcuff all four accused September 28, 2013

    Following the 'disappearance' scare on Thursday, a sessions court on Friday allowed police to handcuff the four accused in the photojournalist gangrape case during the transit between court and jail. Special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the court that they needed to be handcuffed as all of them had criminal history. In...
  • 'Confusion' ends, Mumbai gangrape accused in Thane jail September 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The confusion over the location of the Mumbai gangrape accused, Siraj ur Rahman, has ended as the IG Prisons confirmed that he is in Thane jail. The IG Prisons said that there was some confusion when he had to be taken from the Thane jail to the Mumbai court...
  • Mumbai gangrape accused untraceable, police caught unaware September 26, 2013

    Mumbai: One of the accused in the Mumbai gangrape case, Siraj ur Rahman, has gone untraceable with the authorities unaware of where he is. The Thane jail authorities have told court that they don't have the custody of Rahman. The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has also said that it does not...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Court sets tentative deadline of 2 months to conclude case September 24, 2013

    The sessions court trying the Mumbai photojournalist's gangrape case on Monday set a deadline for itself saying it would try to conclude the hearing in 60 days. "We will try to conclude the case in 60 days," the court said while adjourning the matter till September 26. Three accused - Vijay...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Court to hear arguments on framing of charges today September 23, 2013

    Mumbai: A Mumbai fast-track court on Monday will hear arguments on the framing of charges against the five accused in the Shakti Mills gangrape case. A 22-year-old photojounalist was accompanied by a male colleague who was gagged and bound while she was raped. The Mumbai Police had submitted a 600-page...
  • Daughter told me she only knew description, not names: Mumbai gangrape survivor's mother September 20, 2013

    Recounting her brutal rape last month, the Mumbai photojournalist informed her mother that she was assaulted by five men, whose names she did not know. According to the statement of the girl's mother, at around 7:30 pm on the fateful day (August 22), she called her daughter on mobile. The statement...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Defence lawyer accuses police of intimidation September 20, 2013

    A metropolitan magistrate's court in Mumbai on Thursday directed the Mumbai Police to probe allegations made by one of the defence lawyers in the photojournalist gangrape case that some policemen threatened him and asked him to pull out of the case. Advocate Moin Khan, who represents Kasim Bengali, one of the...
  • Mumbai gangrape case: Crime Branch files first chargesheet September 19, 2013

    The Mumbai Crime branch has filed its first chargesheet before the magistrate court in the photojournalist gangrape case. A close to 600-page chargesheet has been submitted before the magistrate court. A separate chargesheet has also been filed in a juvenile court against the minor accused. ...
  • Mumbai Police files chargesheet in photojournalist gangrape case September 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet against the five accused in the photojournalist gangrape case. This is the first chargesheet in the gangrape of a photojournalist at Shakti Mills. The 600-page chargesheet has been submitted before the magistrate court. A separate chargesheet has also been filed in a juvenile...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Police to prove criminal conspiracy with new witness September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: New details have emerged in the Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape case that make the case against the five accused watertight. CNN-IBN has accessed the details of the chargesheet in the case and has learned that Section 120B, criminal conspiracy, will be now added to the charges. This comes after...
  • Justice is very slow in Maharashtra fast-track courts September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: While the Maharashtra government has announced a fast-track trial for the Mumbai gangrape case, a Right to Information petition filed by CNN-IBN has revealed a dismal track record of Maharashtra's fast track courts when it comes to crimes against women. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the case of the...
  • Mumbai: Juvenile accused in gangrape of telephone operator at Shakti Mills identified September 13, 2013

    The 17-year-old minor boy who is an accused in the July 31 gangrape case was identified by the victim and her boyfriend on Thursday, during an identification parade held at the juvenile remand home in South Mumbai, police said. "Test Identification Parade (TIP) was conducted on Thursday at a juvenile remand...
  • Nothing fast about Maharashtra's fast-track courts, shows RTI query September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The trial in the Delhi gangrape-murder case has set an example for other cases of crimes against women. Soon after the verdict, the Maharashtra Home Minister announced that the trial in the Mumbai gangrape case will also be fast-tracked. But an RTI query filed by CNN-IBN exposes the dismal...
  • Has Mumbai Police misidentified 'isolated' spots in a rush? September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: As the Maximum City grapples with crimes against women, the Mumbai Police hurriedly came out with a report on isolated places in the city vulnerable to crimes. But CNN-IBN's reality check exposes how this report is half baked. A gangrape in the decrepit Shakti Mills in the heart of Mumbai...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Chargesheet to be filed in a week September 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The chargesheet in the photojournalist's gang-rape case would be filed in a week's time by Mumbai Police, Maharashtra home minister RR Patil said in Mumbai on Tuesday. "The city police's Crime Branch probing the case will file the chargesheet in a week. There is no need of delaying it. We...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Four accused sent to judicial custody till September 19 September 5, 2013

    Four accused in the 23-year-old photojournalist gangrape case were on Thursday remanded in judicial custody till September 19 by a magistrate court in Mumbai. Magistrate U M Padwad sent all the four culprits--Shiraz Rehman Khan, Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali and Salim Ansari--to 14-day judicial custody after the Crime Branch sought the...