PROSECUTORS

  • Public prosecutors should not act casually in criminal matter: SC October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said a public prosecutor plays an important role in the prosecution of criminal cases and was not expected to adopt a causal approach in acceding to a plea for concessions sought by an accused. An apex court bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's plea against prosecutor April 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor. Registrar Abdul Ghani, while announcing the court's decision on the petition filed by 70-year-old Musharraf, declared it inadmissible for hearing and rejected it. In its ruling,...
  • Prosecutors consider vandalism case against Justin Bieber February 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber. The pop star has been under investigation since eggs were thrown at his neighbor's home last month, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. Detectives searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance...
  • Appoint special prosecutors for sex crimes against children: Delhi HC to government November 27, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to appoint special public prosecutors in each district court within three months for matters of sexual offences committed against children. A division bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Manmohan also asked the Delhi government to file a status report...
  • DA case: Relief for Jaya, SC sets aside order to replace prosecutor September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Relief for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court has directed the Karnataka government to cancel the removal order of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in her disproportionate assets (DA) case. The Karnataka government had dropped Bhavani Singh as SPP in the case. It had led...
  • Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings August 29, 2013

    A military jury on Wednesday sentenced a US Army psychiatrist to death for the 2009 mass murder of 13 people, mostly unarmed soldiers, at Fort Hood, Texas, which the convicted gunman said he committed in retaliation for US wars in the Muslim world. Major Nidal Hasan, who shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God...
  • Jury begins deliberating life or death for Fort Hood shooter August 29, 2013

    Prosecutors in the trial of US Army Major Nidal Hasan on Wednesday asked the jury to sentence him to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, saying the convicted gunman is a criminal and "never will be a martyr." ~~amp;nbsp; The military jury of 13 officers who convicted Hasan...
  • Jaya files implead petition against DMK leader's plea August 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Monday, moved to the Karnataka High Court seeking to implead herself in a petition by DMK General Secretary K Anbazagan challenging the appointment of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in the disproportionate assets case. When her impleading petition came up for hearing, Justice HS Bopanna...
  • Fort Hood shooter convicted of massacre, could get death penalty August 24, 2013

    A military jury convicted US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan of all 13 charges of premeditated murder and all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder on Friday for the November 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty by lethal...
  • Fort Hood shooter selected 'personal kill zone', says prosecutor August 23, 2013

    The US Army psychiatrist who has admitted shooting dead 13 fellow soldiers in 2009 chose one station at a Fort Hood medical facility as his "personal kill zone" because he knew it would be packed with soldiers, a prosecutor said on Thursday in closing arguments of a court-martial. Major Nidal Hasan,...
  • Jaya assets case: SPP files objections to DMK leader's plea August 16, 2013

    The Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday opposed DMK leader K Anbazhagan's plea in a special court in Bangaloreseeking permission to assist it and the prosecution in the ongoing trial. Special Court Judge M S Balakrishna, before whom opposition...
  • 'PP can interview witnesses before hand in CWG cases' May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Modifying a trial court order, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said the Investigating Officer and the Public Prosecutor can interview the prosecution witnesses "before hand" in the Commonwealth Gamesrelated graft case involving sacked Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi. Justice Kailash Gambhir said, "The order is modified to...
  • Berlusconi sex trial: Prosecutors want sixyear jail for exPM May 14, 2013

    Rome: Prosecutors have urged a Milan court to hand a sixyear prison sentence and life ban from office to former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for having sex with a minor and for abuse of power. Prosecutor Ilda Boccassini asked the court to give Berlusconi five years in jail for corruption...
  • Pak prosecutor handling 26/11 attacks case shot dead May 3, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani prosecutor handling the 26/11 Mumbai attack case and the Benazir Bhutto assassination case has reportedly been shot dead in Islamabad. Chaudhry Zulfiqar, the prosecutor of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Islamabad on Friday morning, Pakistan's Geo News reported. Reports say...
  • Suryanelli survivor withdraws request of special prosecutors April 12, 2013

    Kochi: The Suryanelli gangrape survivor on Friday withdrew her request to appoint Special prosecutors to contest the appeals of the 35 accused in the case in the Kerala High Court. However, the court permitted the survivor to make an application to appoint a counsel of her choice to assist the...
  • AntiSikh riots case: CBI concludes arguments against Sajjan March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday concluded its arguments in the trial of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and five others in a 1984 antiSikh riots case, rebutting the defence and said the nature and extent of crime shows the vast network and larger conspiracy behind it. "The nature and extent...
  • Fishermen killings: Military prosecutor questions marines March 20, 2013

    Rome: A military prosecutor in Rome is questioning the two Italian marines that the Indian government is insisting return to face trial in the deaths of two Kerala fishermen. India and Italy are in a standoff over the case. The Supreme Court barred the Italian ambassador from leaving the country after...
  • Chopper deal: CBI gets documents from Italy February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Moving forward in its probe into alleged kickbacks in the VVIP helicopter deal, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has procured some documents from Italian authorities in Milan that may help it investigating whether any Indian had received bribes to swing the deal in favour of AgustaWestland. Highly-placed...
  • Chopper deal: CBI can meet Italian prosecutors, say legal experts February 19, 2013

    CNNIBN's political editor in Europe, Sanjay Suri, spoke to Italian legal experts to try and find out whether India can gain access to the Italian probe report on AgustaWestland deal. The experts said CBI can meet the Italian prosecutors and sign an agreement to support the investigation. ...
  • 2G collusion: Singh, Chandra's audio tape to be part of status report February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Audio tape linking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) prosecutor AK Singh to 2G scam accused Sanjay Chandra will now be part of the status report, a week after CNNIBN's 2G collusion expose, sources have said. The status report is set to be presented to the Supreme Court on...
  • Is CBI unable to handle pressure in high profile corruption cases? February 12, 2013

    The CBI chief admits to the JPC there is evidence of prima facie collusion between its sacked 2G prosecutor and Unitech MD. ...
  • CBI admits to collusion in 2G case, probe may widen February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the big CNNIBN expose in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Tuesday, and admitted to a collusion between its prosecutor AK Singh and Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra. Also,...
  • Royal hoax call: UK prosecutors consider charges December 23, 2012

    London: British detectives investigating the death of a nurse found hanged after she took a prank phone call at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate have passed an evidence file to prosecutors, police said on Saturday. Public prosecutors must decide whether the case is strong enough to bring...
  • Egyptian prosecutor retracts resignation December 20, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's chief public prosecutor, forced to quit this week after opposition protests, retracted his resignation on Thursday, setting the stage for more turmoil as the nation votes in a referendum on its political future. Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim, appointed by President Mohamed Mursi when he assumed sweeping new powers last...
  • 9/11: Long legal battle ahead for US prosecutors May 7, 2012

    Cuba: US prosecutors and defense attorneys for five defendants in the September 11 attacks dug in on Sunday for a long legal battle that one lawyer said may never be resolved. The military tribunal is not expected to start for almost another year and if Saturday's 13hour arraignment was an accurate...
  • Kerala: special prosecutor in Palmoil case quits February 16, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The special prosecutor in the Palmoil import corruption case in Kerala stepped down on Thursday, saying he was not happy with the vigilance department's report in the case. P.A. Ahamed told reporters here he had no other option but to resign because he was not happy with the conclusion...
  • Prosecutor to drop StraussKahn case: reports August 21, 2011

    New York: Prosecutors will ask a judge to dismiss all charges in the sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique StraussKahn at a court hearing on Tuesday, the New York Post reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources. The Manhattan district attorney's office will file a motion recommending the case be...
  • 26/11: Prosecutors given a week to provide papers June 11, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani antiterrorism court conducting the trial of LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks on Saturday gave prosecutors a week's time to provide copies of statements of key Indian witnesses and other relevant documents to defence lawyers. ...
  • Mubarak to be summoned in death, graft probes April 11, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday summoned Hosni Mubarak as part of probes into the killing of protesters and the embezzlement of public funds, but the ousted former president said allegations against him of wrongdoing were lies. Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa were also summoned in the embezzlement probe, general prosecutor...
  • BMW case not first time public prosecutors erred August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The conversation between the main witness in the BMW case, Sunil Kulkarni and theh defense lawyer R K Anand has once again brought into focus the alleged nexus between the defense and the prosecution. An excerpt from the conversation, caught on hidden camera by a private news channel...