Prosecution

  • China to fast-track prosecution of terrorists, extremists 5 days ago

    Beijing: Chinese prosecutors have been asked to fast-track cases involving terrorists, religious extremists and manufacturers of firearms and explosives, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said. Counter-terrorism will be a priority of prosecutors as part of tough measures against the "three evil forces" - terrorism, separatism and extremism. Human trafficking cases will...
  • Prosecution moves an application seeking continuance of trial in Asaram's absence April 29, 2014

    Claiming that Asaram Bapu was not appearing in court on health grounds despite doctors declaring him fit, the prosecution on Monday moved an application seeking continuance of trial in the absence of the self-styled godman, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The prosecution moved the application before the...
  • Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf for treason March 31, 2014

    Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf was on Monday indicted by a special court hearing the high treason case against him, becoming the first ever military ruler to face criminal prosecution. Musharraf, who personally appeared in court, is accused of treason under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing...
  • Prosecution wing to report to CBI director, his word final in investigations December 26, 2013

    In a major step towards allowing more autonomy to CBI, government has placed the agency's legal wing, which used to report to Law Ministry, under the command of the CBI Director, making his word final in investigations. CBI sources said that the Directorate of Prosecution has been now placed under the...
  • Conducive atmosphere essential for PM-level talks: Khurshid September 13, 2013

    Bishkek: Even as ground appears to be prepared for talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York later this month, India underlined that a conducive atmosphere was essential for the meeting. Ahead of the planned talks, Pakistan has informed India that it has named...
  • Delhi gangrape: A look at where the case stands August 23, 2013

    New Delhi: While the country is shocked yet again at the state of safety of women in the country following the gangrape of a Mumbai photojournalist, we take a look at the status of the investigation in the December 2012 Delhi rape case which had led to protests across the...
  • 2G: Anil Ambani exempted from appearing in court till 2nd week of Aug July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani has been allowed exemption from personally appearing as a prosecution witness in the trial court till the second week of August. Anil Ambani had moved an exemption application after the Supreme Court posted Reliance Telecom Limited's plea challenging a court order asking him...
  • 2G: Anil Ambani seeks exemption from appearing as prosecution witness July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani on Thursday moved an exemption application to appear as a prosecution witness in the trial court. The Supreme Court has posted Reliance Telecom Limited's plea challenging a court order asking Anil Ambani to appear as prosecution witness, for hearing on...
  • 2G case: SC to hear RTL plea against court order on Anil Ambani July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the petition filed by Reliance Telecom Limited challenging a Delhi court order in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The Delhi court had summoned Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani as prosecution witnesses in...
  • 2G case: Delhi court summons Anil Ambani as a CBI witness on July 26 July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday summoned Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani as a CBI witness on July 26 in 2G spectrum allocation scam case. Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL), however, has moved the Supreme Court challenging trial court's order. RTL, facing trial in the case, moved the Supreme Court against...
  • 2G case: Reliance Telecom moves SC against court order on Anil, Tina Ambani July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging trial court's order summoning Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani as prosecution witnesses in 2G spectrum allocation scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned for...
  • Andhra Pradesh rejects CBI plea to prosecute minister November 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Friday refused to give permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute a senior state cabinet minister in YSR Congress party leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's illegal assets case. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, rejected...
  • 5 UK Marines charged with murder in Afghanistan October 14, 2012

    London: Five elite Royal Marines have been charged with murder over the death of an insurgent in war-torn Afghanistan in 2011, the British Ministry of Defence announced on Sunday. Seven marines were arrested on October 11 by the Royal Military police. Two more were later arrested, one on Friday and...
  • Govt moves SC against 4-month sanction deadline March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of 2G spectrum scam verdict which held that sanction for prosecution of public servants can be sought even prior to filing of complaints. It contended that "the question of sanction gets attracted only at the stage of cognizance after...
  • SC order on prosecution: Govt to seek review February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is set to file a review petition against a recent Supreme Court order that set a deadline for granting sanction to prosecute public servants. Sources have said that the government has decided to act on the Attorney General's advice. He has reportedly advised the government to challenge the...
  • FTN: Is it difficult to get successful prosecutions in riot cases? February 13, 2012

    The Ahmedabad court hearing the 2002 riot cases will decide on the special investigation team's final report on February 15. ...
  • MJ trial: Dr Murray sentenced to 4 years in jail November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Michael Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray on Tuesday was sentenced to four years in jail. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for having given Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on the June 25, 2009 to help him fight chronic insomnia. The Prosecutors also want Murray...
  • MJ trial: Dr Murray to be sentenced today November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Michael Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray will be sentenced on Tuesday. Murray is facing up to four years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for having given Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on the June 25, 2009 to help him fight chronic insomnia....
  • Prosecutors seek 4-year sentence for MJ's doctor November 24, 2011

    Los Angeles: Prosecutors who depicted Michael Jackson's doctor as remorseless for the superstar's death urged a judge Wednesday to sentence him to four years in prison, while a defense lawyer said Dr Conrad Murray is in a prison of self-punishment and should receive probation. The opposing sentencing memos were filed in...
  • SC gives nod for prosecution of Chautalas July 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday gave its nod for criminal prosecution of Indian National Lok Dal leaders Ajay and Abhay Chautala in a disproportionate assets case. A division bench of V S Sirpurkar and T S Thakur dismissed their plea of quashing the criminal case against them on the...
  • Grover: murder most foul, verdict too light? July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Kannada actress Maria Susairaj has almost gotten away in the Neeraj Grover murder case. Despite the nature of the case and the manner in which Neeraj's body was hacked to pieces, Maria will walk free. A session court in Mumbai has sentenced her to just three years on...
  • Egyptian prosecutors question Mubarak's sons April 17, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian prosecutors questioned Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of the ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, said a spokesman for the Egyptian prosecutor's general office. Mubarak and his two sons were detained on Tuesday, following an investigation into corruption and abuse of office allegations. Along with the allegations of corruption and amassing...
  • BMW hit-and-run: Justice mowed down? July 21, 2009

    Sanjeev Nanda will soon be a free man. The Delhi High court has decided to reduce the sentence of the BMW hit-and-run case accused from five years to two years. The court has downgraded the charge against him from culpable homicide to rash and negligent driving. ...
  • Obama open to prosecution, probe of interrogations April 22, 2009

    Washington: President Barack Obama left the door open on Tuesday to prosecuting Bush administration officials who devised the legal authority for gruesome terror-suspect interrogations, saying the United States lost "our moral bearings" with use of the tactics. The question of whether to bring charges against those who devised justification for the...
  • Bar Council to probe prosecution-defense nexus August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The tables have turned completely for public prosecutor I U khan and defense lawyer R K Anand. Used to putting others in the dock, these high profile senior lawyers now find themselves being reprimanded by the courts. Anand and Khan were found guilty by the Delhi High Court...
  • Money was motive behind Pramod's murder, court told December 3, 2007

    Mumbai: Amid all the charges and counter-charges, the prosecution in the Pramod Mahajan's murder case on Monday tried to establish its claim that money was the only motive behind the killing of the BJP leader by his younger brother Pravin. The prosecution lawyer also claimed that the threatening SMS sent...
  • BMW lawyers back in Bar's fold June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bar Association on Tuesday revoked its order suspending senior lawyers R K Anand and I U Khan, who were accused of colluding with a suspect in the BMW hit-and-run case. Anand is the defence lawyer of businessman Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of a former Navy chief, in...
  • Delhi courts takes note of BMW sting June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of the sting operation aired by a television channel in the long-drawn BMW hit-and-run case and asked for all records related to the case by June 11. A High Court division bench comprising Chief Justice M K Sharma and...
  • BMW sting has lawyer in dock June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Delhi Police are investigating the tapes of the expose allegedly shot by key witness Sunil Kulkarni in the 1999 BMW case showing the defence-prosecution nexus. In 1999 six people were run over, allegedly by a BMW driven by young industrialist Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of a former Navy chief. Kulkarni...
  • 'Prosecution-defence nexus in BMW case' June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: A private news channel on Wednesday telecast a 'sting' operation purporting to show a collusion between the prosecution and the defence in the high-profile BMW hit-and-run case in which Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of a former Navy chief, is accused of running over and killing six persons while driving...