POTA

  • PDP accuses National Conference for spreading rumours March 24, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the opposition party allying with BJP. "In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, it (National...
  • Two Maoists get life term for ambushing police party March 2, 2014

    A special court on Sunday awarded life imprisonment to two Maoists who had ambushed a police vehicle, killing 13 policemen and four civilians on December 19, 2002 in West Singhbhum district's Bitkilsoy village. Convicting Maoists William Marandi and Sahadeo Mahto, the special POTA court of SH Kazmi imposed a fine of...
  • News 360: Modi opposes NCTC, accusing Centre of playing big brother June 5, 2013

    While Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi opposes the proposed NCTC, accusing the Centre of playing big brother, the government launches its counter attack saying Modi wants to bring back POTA and TADA back. ...
  • NCTC Constitutionally vulnerable: BJP May 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming antiterrorism body NCTC as a "Constitutionally vulnerable" instrument which went against the country's federal structure, the BJP on Sunday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as to why the fight against terror through POTA was "compromised" for votebank politics. "When you talk of fighting against terror with a constitutionally...
  • Raja Bhaiya gets prison dept in the UP Cabinet March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Not surprising that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who had promised that law and order will be his government's priority, inducted controversial MLA Raja Bhaiya in the Cabinet. But to give him prison department was a shocker indeed! He will also be in charge of food and...
  • 2003 bomb blasts: Bombay HC defers verdict December 12, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday deferred its verdict on confirmation of death sentence to three people, including a woman, convicted in the 2003 Mumbai twin bomb blasts case that claimed 52 lives. The judgement is likely to be pronounced either next week or in the first week of January...
  • 2003 blasts: HC ruling on death sentence tomorrow December 11, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court is likely to give its ruling on Monday on confirmation of death sentence, awarded to three convicts including a woman, in the 2003 Mumbai twin bomb blasts case. Ashrat Ansari (32), his aide Hanif Sayed Anees (46) and wife Fehmida Sayed (43) were held guilty on...
  • HC verdict in 2003 Mumbai blasts on December 12 November 12, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will on December 12 pronounce its judgement on confirmation of death sentence awarded to three LeT activists in the 2003 Mumbai twin blasts that claimed 52 lives. The arguments concluded at a special hearing by a division bench of Justices AM Khanvilkar and PD Kode on...
  • Pandya case: CBI to give presentation to Home Min September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI will be giving a presentation to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on its proposal to file a Special Leave Petition in Supreme Court challenging the acquittal of 12 people in the murder of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya in 2003. Sources in the agency said a...
  • Pandya murder: all freed, who killed him? August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: It was a blow for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday when the Gujarat high court acquitted the 12 accused in the 2002 assassination of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. The acquittal comes at the end of a long and controversial trial and the CBI was...
  • Akshardham attack case: HC upholds death for 3 June 1, 2010

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence awarded to three people in the Akshardham Temple attack case of 2002 in Ahmedabad. A twomember division bench of Justices RM Doshit and KM Thakar upheld the sentence given to the six convicts by a Special POTA Court in July...
  • Watch: Mumbai top cop welcomes '03 Mumbai blasts verdict August 7, 2009

    Rakesh Maria is hopeful the verdict will be a deterrant to terrorists. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai '03 blasts convicts get death sentence August 7, 2009

    Six years after the twin blasts at Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar, which left 53 people dead, a special POTA Court in Mumbai has sentenced three convicted persons Mohammed Hanif Sayed, his wife Fahimida and Ashrat Shafique Ansari to death. ...
  • Mumbai's 'Dirty Harry' Pradeep Sharma reinstated May 7, 2009

    Mumbai: Nearly eight months after he was dismissed for alleged links with the underworld, big relief for encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma has been reinstated. Maharashtra administrative tribunal has asked the state government to reinstate him with immediate effect and with back wages. The court also observed that his dismissal should...
  • Sanjay alleges he was tortured in Mumbai blast case April 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor and Samajwadi Party leader Sanjay Dutt is now saying he was tortured in to confessing in the Mumbai blasts case. Smarting perhaps from the rejection of his appeal to contest elections he is feeling the full blow of his conviction all over again. During an election rally, Sanjay...
  • Hope for Godhra accused as POTA charge dropped February 27, 2009

    Ahmedabad: It has been exactly seven years since the tragic train burning incident at Godhra. But now those arrested under charges of POTA have something to cheer about as the Supreme Court and Gujarat High Court have ordered that Godhra was not an act of terror. Rehana Sheikh's husband Anwar Sheikh...
  • Sibal slams BJP, reminds him of Kandahar hijacking December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The BJP must apologise to the nation for freeing three terrorists following the 1999 hijack of an Indian plane and the terror attack on parliament, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday. Addressing the Lok Sabha immediately after BJP leader L K Advani, Sibal said: I want...
  • War on terror not about religion: Advani | Watch December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday pledged support for two antiterrorism bills in Parliament but alleged the Government had been "soft on terror" and only the Mumbai attacks spurred it into action. Speaking soon after Home Minister P. Chidambaram appealed to all Lok Sabha members to pass the...
  • Antiterror laws to be discussed in Parliament today December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Two antiterror laws will be discussed in Parliament on Wednesday. MPs will discuss the National Investigation Agency Bill and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Bill. At the heart of the debate on POTA versus the new amended UAPA is the controversial provision of admitting confessions made to police...
  • BJP, Congress play politics over antiterror bill December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The politics behind fighting terror has begun before the law has been passed. The BJP has called the government's proposed antiterror law as incomplete. Especially without a provision to allow confessions before the police admissible as evidence, the Congress says that the scope for misuse of the provision is...
  • Congress, BJP spar over new antiterror law December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is giving teeth to its antiterror plan and on Tuesday introduced two bills to deal with terrorism. Union Government will set up a National Investigating Agency that will investigate terror cases across the country and has proposed some amendments in Unlawful Activities (Prevention)...
  • BJP supports antiterror laws, but calls it half a step December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The UPA Government is giving teeth to its antiterror plan. Nearly three weeks after the Mumbai terror attacks, the Government has introduced two antiterror bills and a national investigating agency that will probe terror cases across the country. The BJP has supported the Government's move partially but called...
  • Patil moots antiterror forces for states November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Saturday asked the states to raise special forces to counter terrorism which is fast spreading its tentacles across the country. He also ruled out any possibility of introducing any tougher law like POTA to deal with the menace and advised the...
  • Day in pics: Gambhir battles ban, Advani demands POTA November 1, 2008

    Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was banned for one test on Friday for elbowing Australian bowler Shane Watson during the first day of the third test. The family of the dead Patnaboy Rahul Raj has demanded a judicial enquiry into his death following his act of holding a bus hostage at...
  • Revive POTA: Advani makes pet demand again October 31, 2008

    Guwahati: The BJP would revive the antiterrorist law POTA if it returns to power, said senior party leader L K Advani on Friday while visiting Guwahati, which was hit by five bomb blasts yesterday. "We will put in place a very strong legal frameworkrevive POTA, revamp the national intelligence structure, besides...
  • BJP lashes out at Govt, says Cong weak againt terror October 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Following serial blasts in Assam, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Monday lashed out against Congressled UPA Government, criticising it yet again for being weak against terror. This is yet another example which showcases that the Government is clueless on terror, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said. Pinning the blame for...
  • Godhra case: Setback for Modi, SC backs POTA panel October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Tuesday suffered a setback in the Godhra train carnage case when the Supreme Court held that the findings of the POTA Review Committee to drop charges against the accused under the repealed antiterror law would be binding on the government and the designated court. The...
  • SC backs POTA panel's ruling on Godhra accused October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Four years after the POTA review committee said no terror charges were made out against the Godhra accused, the Supreme Court has now said that these recommendations are binding on the lower courts. The SC also said that trial against the accused will have to proceed under the ordinary...
  • SC rules Godhra accused wrongly charged under POTA October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that the Prevention of Terror Act (POTA) has been wrongly applied against the Godhra accused and the findings of the POTA review Committee are binding on the state government and the trial court. Hundred and eighteen arrests were made in the Godhra case...
  • Rahul in favour Ndeal, but not of POTA September 24, 2008

    Jalandhar: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took on those demanding a strong antiterror legislation in India, saying that "POTA was a failed law". Advocating the need to have a "strong terror law" in the country, Gandhi said that instead of having a law like POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act)...