Rape Charges

  • Sales Tax official arrested on attempt to rape charges on minor maid June 26, 2014

    A Sales Tax department official was booked for his alleged attempt to rape his minor maid in Sri Ji Dham Colony on Thursday. The teenage girl had herself lodged a complaint in this regard at Highway police station on Wednesday evening. According to the FIR, Sales Tax department official Dhuredra Chaturvedi...
  • Ghaziabad resident acquitted of rape charge after victim tells court 'sex was consensual' June 20, 2014

    A man has been acquitted of charges of raping and beating his girlfriend, whom he later married, by a Delhi court after she retracted her statement. The court freed the Ghaziabad resident while noting that the woman had deposed that physical relations between them were consensual. "It is clear that the evidence...
  • Police custody till April 30 for rape accused actor Inder Kumar April 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai magistrate Saturday granted police the custody of Bollywood actor Inder Kumar who has been accused of rape by a woman, a legal official said. "We want the matter to be interrogated thoroughly taking into account all sides in the matter and the Bandra Magistrate court granted police custody...
  • Congress digs up dirt against Vardhan, rakes up 17-year-old charge November 13, 2013

    The political fight for assembly polls in the city turned dirty on Tuesday with Congress raking up 17-year-old allegation against BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan about rape of a women who used to work at his residence. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and two of her Cabinet colleagues Harun Yusuf and...
  • Immediate action need to be taken against Asaram, says SP leader Ramgopal August 31, 2013

    Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, on Saturday, said that in matters as serious as the one concerning Asaram Bapu, action need to be taken immediately as per the law. "Action as per the law should have been taken by now against Asaram Bapu, but why it has not been...
  • I consider this girl my daughter: Asaram on rape victim August 25, 2013

    Indore: Controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, against whom a complaint of sexual assault was filed by a teenage girl, on Sunday claimed that he was innocent and regards the minor as his “daughter”. “I feel very sad when this girl is termed as a rape victim. She is like my daughter,...
  • Writer Laxman Mane facing rape charges surrenders April 9, 2013

    Noted Marathi writer and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, who had been absconding, has surrendered after being accused of sexually exploiting 6 women. 63-year-old Mane allegedly raped and molested the women employees at a charity home where he was the working president. ...
  • Strauss-Kahn countersues hotel maid in NY court May 15, 2012

    New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million counter-suit against the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, costing him his job and any chance of being elected president of France. New York police arrested Strauss-Kahn a year ago when hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo accused him...
  • Mumbai: FIR against ACP on rape charges April 17, 2012

    Mumbai: An FIR was on Tuesday registered against a senior police officer on charge of raping a middle-aged housewife after an internal enquiry concluded his role in the crime, police said. The woman had approached top brass of the city police few weeks ago complaining against Assistant Police Commissioner Anil Mahabole...
  • Top UK court to hear Assange extradition appeal December 17, 2011

    London: Britain's Supreme Court, the country's highest judicial body, said on Friday it had granted permission for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old Australian, whose website's activities have infuriated the United States, over accusations of rape...
  • Assange bids to stop extradition: UK judiciary November 16, 2011

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a last-ditch effort on Tuesday to stave off his extradition to Sweden over sex-crime allegations, filing papers to see if he can win an audience and appeal to Britain's highest court. In the latest twist in Assange's year-long extradition battle, Britain's Judicial Office said Assange...
  • Assange extradition case judgment due next week October 28, 2011

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn next week of the verdict in his fight against his extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct, the organization said on Thursday. WikiLeaks staffer Joseph Farrell said that Britain's High Court had informed Assange it will deliver judgment on his appeal on...
  • Kahn visits IMF headquarters in Washington August 30, 2011

    Washington: Dominique Strauss Kahn, the former head of the IMF visited the Washington headquarters of the body to briefly meet with his successor and say goodbye to staffers. "Mr Strauss-Kahn visited IMF Headquarters this afternoon. I can confirm that the Managing Director met briefly with him prior to Mr Strauss-Kahn's meeting...
  • China is the 'technological enemy' of WikiLeaks January 14, 2011

    London: China is the "technological enemy" of WikiLeaks and not the United States, according to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blower website which is fighting a running battle to penetrate the aggressive and sophisticated Chinese censorship. "China is the worst offender," when it comes to censorship, says the controversial Australian...
  • Former Israeli president convicted of rape December 30, 2010

    Jerusalem: Former Israel President Moshe Katsav was convicted on Thursday of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister, the most serious criminal charges ever brought against a high-ranking official and a case that stunned the nation. Katsav, 65, faces a minimum of four years in prison on two counts...
  • What are the charges against Julian Assange? December 18, 2010

    London: The charges against beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian are the subject of intense media speculation. Assange is currently out on bail and living in a Georgian mansion in Norfolk that belongs to a friend and supporter. Assange has denies the Swedish allegations of rape and has not formally been charged...
  • Assange whereabouts known to British police December 2, 2010

    London: With a worldwide Interpol Red corner notice out against him, the British police are claiming that they know the whereabouts of the WikiLeaks Chief Julian Assange, but can't apprehend him as the Swedish warrants are unenforceable. Assange's British based lawyer Mark Stephens says the country's authorities know where he...
  • Shiney's maid claims the actor never raped her September 8, 2010

    New Delhi: In a big turnaround in the actor Shiney Ahuja maid rape case, the domestic help has told the court that the actor never raped her. The 20-year-old maid told a fast-track court that she had slapped false charges on the actor. The woman told a fast-track court last week...
  • Rape charge against WikiLeaks founder dropped August 21, 2010

    Stockholm: Swedish authorities say they have revoked an arrest warrant that had alleged rape against the founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. Assange is "no longer wanted" and "is not suspected of rape," Chief Prosecutor Eva Finne said in a statement posted on the agency's official website...
  • Rape accused K'taka ex-min Halappa gets bail June 24, 2010

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka minister H Halappa, facing a charge of raping his friend's wife, was on Thursday given conditional bail by the high court. Justice Subash Adi directed Halappa to provide a bond for Rs 100,000, two sureties for the like sum and report to a police station once in a...
  • Goa minister resigns, still missing June 6, 2010

    Fransisco Pacheco has disappeared after he was questioned by the Crime Branch over the mysterious suicide of his woman 'friend' Nadia Torrado. ...
  • Co-pilot accused of raping air-hostess under arrest May 30, 2010

    Mumbai: A local court on Sunday remanded in police custody till June 5 a co-pilot with Jet Airways arrested for allegedly raping an air-hostess on several occasions since May 2009 on the pretext of marrying her. Varun Agarwal (27) was arrested on Saturday from the domestic airport at suburban Vile...
  • HC stays framing of charges against Shiney October 6, 2009

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed for a week the framing of charges against actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his maid, after the prosecution sought time to file reply to a petition seeking copies of medical and forensic reports. A fast track court in Sewri was expected to...
  • I'll fight for Shiney and truth will win, says wife October 4, 2009

    Anupam Ahuja says she has full confident in Indian judicial system....
  • Actor Shiney Ahuja gets bail in rape case October 2, 2009

    Mumbai: Film actor Shiney Ahuja, who is accused of raping his domestic help, was on Thursday granted bail three months after his arrest. The Bombay High Court granted bail to Shiney on a surety of Rs 50,000, his lawyer Shirish Gupte said. "He will be required to live in New Delhi...
  • Jade Goody's widower in custody over rape charge September 22, 2009

    London: Jack Tweed, the 22-year-old widower of British reality TV star Jade Goody, appeared in court on Monday with rape charges. He was remanded in custody and must return to court for a plea and case management hearing on November 16. Tweed, who spoke only to confirm his name, wore a...
  • Shiney Ahuja's case transferred to fast track court August 28, 2009

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Thursday transferred the case against Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his teenaged domestic help, to a fast track court. The development comes almost 10 weeks after Shiney was arrested on June 14 and nearly two months after Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said the...
  • 109-page chargesheet filed against Shiney Ahuja August 13, 2009

    Mumbai: A 109-page chargesheet has been filed by the city police against Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja accusing him of rape, wrongful confinement and threatening his domestic servant. The chargesheet contains medical and forensic reports of the actor and the victim, statements of the witnesses, including the neighbours and those who...
  • Shiney's judicial custody extended till Jul 30 July 17, 2009

    Mumbai: A local court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his maid, till July 30. Though the defamed actor's lawyer Shrikant Shivade put his argument forward seeking bail, the court gave in to the prosecution's demand of extending the judicial custody as...
  • Shiney Ahuja's bail plea adjourned till July 7 July 4, 2009

    Mumbai: A sessions court on Friday adjourned the hearing of Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja's bail application, arrested for allegedly raping his maid, till July seven after the defence sought more time. The actor's bail application mentions that the maid was indeed raped and it wasn't consensual sex. According to reports,...