WITNESS

  • Bengaluru Police asks Twitter India to join probe on Mehdi's pro-IS account 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Days after Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas confessed to running a pro-Islamic State twitter account, the city's police has sent a notice to Twitter India executives to be a part of the investigation. The notice was sent after police wanted more information on Biswas' twitter handle - Shami Witness....
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist 1 week ago

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account 1 week ago

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Bengaluru youth confesses to operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, 24-year-old engineer from West Bengal, has confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers, police said on Saturday. Biswas, who works as an engineer in a multinational company in Bengaluru was arrested on Saturday morning under provisions of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...
  • Haven't waged a war against India, won't resist arrest, says alleged Islamic State Twitter handler December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Alleged Islamic State's Bengaluru-based Twitter account handler identified as Mehdi Mehboob Biswas has reportedly told a British news channel that he has not waged war against India and fears an imminent arrest. "I have a suspicion that the police, when they come to arrest me, might try to kill me....
  • Police probe on as reports claim Bengaluru youth behind pro-Islamic State Twitter handle December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru Police has swung into action after a British news channel claimed to have tracked down the man behind the "most influential Islamic State Twitter handle" to the IT city. A report by Channel 4 says Twitter handle @ShamiWitness with over 17,700 followers is the most followed Twitter account...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • The black shadow of death won and snatched our loved ones, says Patna stampede victim October 4, 2014

    Patna: It was supposed to be an evening full of fun and excitement. The entire family was ready to witness the magnificent Dussehra celebrations at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan. My friend Vinod Singh and I made the arrangements to take our families to Gandhi Maidan. We hired a tempo (autorickshaw)...
  • PreityNess case: Four new witnesses support Wadia September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Four new witnesses called by industrialist Ness Wadia in connection with allegations levelled against him by actress Preity Zinta informed the Mumbai police that everything was "normal" between the two celebrities May 30 during a cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium. These witnesses are Nicholas Chen, Saumitra Srivastava, Rustom Lawyer...
  • Indecent, scandalous questions can't be put to witnesses:Court August 25, 2014

    New Delhi/ Observing that the process of cross examination is an important tool to elicit information from a witness, a Delhi court has said that "indecent" and "scandalous" questions cannot be put to them as it can be misused for harassment. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar while hearing a revision petition,...
  • Ness, Preity got into argument but no physical abuse: Wadia's witnesses July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police have recorded statements of both the witnesses named by Kings XVI Punjab coowner Ness Wadia. Both the witnesses in their statements have said that they saw bollywood actress Pretiy Zinta and her former boyfriend Ness Wadia get into an argument but said that there was no...
  • Mumbai Police to record statement of Ness Wadia's witnesses by Wednesday July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police will start recording statements of Kings XVI Punjab coowner Ness Wadia's witnesses by Wednesday. Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has alleged that her former boyfriend Wadia intimidated and abused her in May during an IPL match between Kings XVI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. Wadia has given...
  • Preity Zinta case: Witnesses say they are not persons named by Ness Wadia July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Two of the witnesses listed by industrialist Ness Wadia whose statements he wants to be recorded in the molestation case filed by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta against him, were not cooperating, while the rest were yet to be identified and contacted, according to police. "When two of them (witnesses) were...
  • Saw Ness Wadia grabbing Preity Zinta's arm, says witness June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday recorded statements of the witnesses named by Preity Zinta in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Jay Kanojia, a Mumbai businessman and one of the witnesses in the case, told police that he saw Ness Wadia grabbing the actress's arm but...
  • No charges dropped against Ness Wadia: Mumbai Police after recording Preity's statement June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In the latest development in the Preity ZintaNess Wadia tiff, the Mumbai Police after recording the actress' statement on Tuesday said that no charges have been dropped against Ness Wadia, nor has any other charge been added. Preity mentioned two new places at Wankhede stadium where her alleged spat with...
  • Eye witness in case of abduction and murder of a four-year-old girl, killed April 17, 2014

    An eye witness in a case of abduction and murder of a four-year-old girl was allegedly killed in Muzaffarnagar after he refused to turn hostile in the court, police said on Thursday. Fayyaz (60), was killed by a sharp object in Khoja Nagal village of the district here on Wednesday. The deceased...
  • French court summons dogs as witnesses in a murder trial April 5, 2014

    A French court has sought help from man's best friend in a murder trial, media reported on Friday. A nine-year-old labrador named Tango has testified as a star witness in the murder case of its master, who was killed in a fight in the city of Tours in Central France, the...
  • Gender and Identity in Urmila Pawar's 'Mother Wit' February 7, 2014

    Urmila Pawar is an acclaimed Maharashtrian writer, and is also considered to be one of the most acclaimed writers representing Dalit culture and gender issues. Her stories resound with her own self definition, which is, a woman, a dalit and a Buddhist. Her most recent work, Mother Wit, is testimony...
  • Hitandrun case: Prosecution to examine 64 witnesses against Salman Khan January 21, 2014

    The decks were cleared on Tuesday for the commencement of fresh trial against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hitandrun case with the prosecution giving to the court a list of 64 witnesses they propose to examine. Salman is facing the charge of running over his Toyota Land Cruiser on...
  • Delhi Law Minister denies tampering with proof, Kejriwal backs him January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Tuesday refuted allegations that he tampered with the evidence in a case that he was handling as a lawyer. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, too, came to his defence saying that there was no proof to show that Bharti tampered with any evidence...
  • 2 Pakistan witnesses crossexamined in Mumbai terror trial December 19, 2013

    Two critical witnesses, including an electoral officer who provided the names of relatives of one of the 10 LeT terrorists who carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, were crossexamined in a Pakistani antiterror court. Okara District Electoral Officer, Javed along with the Manager of the Muslim Commercial Bank in Muzaffarabad were...
  • Witnesses describe the horror of Patna blasts October 27, 2013

    The series of blasts in Patna has left 5 dead and 50 injured. CNNIBN caught up with a few eye witnesses who were present near Gandhi Maidan when terror struck. ...
  • Quality, not quantity of evidence required for conviction: SC October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It is the quality and not the quantity of evidence which is required for conviction that can even be based on the testimony of a sole eyewitness, the Supreme Court has said. "In the matter of appreciation of evidence of witnesses, it is not the number of witnesses but...
  • Pakistani team to question 26/11 Mumbai terror attack witnesses September 1, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani eight-member delegation will visit India next week to cross-examine the witnesses in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, a media report said on Sunday. The delegation will comprise Pakistani prosecution and defence lawyers, the Dawn newspaper reported citing a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor. Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry, FIA's special prosecutor, said...
  • Delhi gangrape: Witness tortured by police, alleges defence August 19, 2013

    One of the accused in December 16 gangrape and murder trial on Monday claimed before a special court at New Delhi that the witness did not turn up on his behalf as he is "afraid" and was "tortured" by Delhi Police officials. The counsel for Vinay Sharma told Additional Sessions Judge...
  • December 16 gangrape: Church witness refutes accused's claim August 17, 2013

    The secretary of a church, deposing before a Delhi court on Friday, refuted a December 16 gangrape case accused's claim that he was at a music event organised by it on the night of the incident. The brother of a church, also its secretary, was brought as a witness before Additional...
  • Aarushi murder case: Talwars' Londonbased witness fails to appear in court August 17, 2013

    A Londonbased DNA expert, who was to examine forensic documents provided by CBI in the AarushiHemraj murder case as a defence witness, did not turn up in the special CBI court in Ghaziabad on Friday. The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal fixed August 22 for next hearing to...
  • Dec 16 gangrape defence witnesses 'detained illegally': Accused July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: An accused in the December 16 gangrape and murder trial on Monday claimed before a special court here that some defence witnesses, who were to depose in his favour, were being "detained illegally" by Bihar Police. Akshay Thakur moved an application seeking direction from additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna...
  • 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...