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  • HPCL corruption case: Special CBI court acquits two

    Mumbai: A special CBI court here has acquitted two persons in a corruption case, citing lack of evidence and the prosecution’s failure to prove the charges. Special judge P S Tarare recently acquitted a former convener of the Oil Sector Officers Association (OSOA), Ashok Singh, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)executive Shishir Kumar Dubey.

  • Mumbai: CBI Court frames charges in fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Tulsiram Prajapati

    Mumbai: A special CBI court on Tuesday framed charges in the case of alleged fake encounters of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati under several charges like murder, abduction, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence. “The court framed charges against 16 accused. Charges were not framed against some of the accused as their applications are pending either in the Bombay High Court or the Supreme Court,” said a CBI official. The matter will

  • Punjab and Haryana HC admits appeals of Ram Rahim, rape victims; sent notice to CBI

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday admitted an appeal by Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh against his conviction for two rapes and a plea by his two female disciples for conversion of his 20-year sentence to life imprisonment. The High Court, however, rejected Ram Rahim‘s plea regarding a fine of over Rs 30 lakh imposed on him by the CBI court, and directed

  • Panchkula violence: Police sent notice to 45 Dera Management Committee members

    Panchkula: The Panchkula Police on Friday sent a notice to 45 members of Dera Management Committee in connection with August 25 violence that broke out in Panchkula when Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was declared guilty of rape by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.

  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh approaches HC, challenging CBI conviction in rape case

    Chandigarh: Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging a special CBI court’s verdict sentencing him to 20 years in prison for raping two disciples. The CBI court in Panchkula on August 28 had sentenced Ram Rahim to 20 years in prison after his conviction.

  • Sheena case: Court refuses to give case diary to Peter

    Mumbai: The special CBI court hearing the Sheena Bora murder case today rejected an application filed by former media baron Peter Mukerjea, one of the accused, seeking case diary from the Khar police station.

  • Mayaben Kodnani was in Assembly session, hospital on day of Naroda Gam riot says Amit Shah

    Gandhinagar: Responding to court directions, BJP national president Amit Shah appeared before the special CBI court in Ahmedabad on Monday. A former minister in the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, Mayaben Kodnani, who is an accused in the 2002 Naroda gam riots case, had called Shah as a witness for the defence.

  • Decide Peter Mukherjea’s plea afresh, Bombay High Court to special court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the special court to decide afresh the plea of former media baron Peter Mukherjea, who has sought copies of the diaries maintained by Khar police officers. He had sought diaries of officers, who arrested accused turned approver Shyamvar Rai, in the Arms Act case in 2015.

  • Ram Rahim rape conviction: How the case unfolded

    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has not stopped weeping since a special court sent him to jail for 20 years on Monday evening. Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of two women followers in 2002.

  • Ram Rahim Case Round Up: What unfolded till Monday

    New Delhi: Finally, the so called Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to ten years in prison in two cases each. The sentenced was announced after court found him guilty of raping two women in a 2002 case.

  • Sheena Bora murder: Court asks for Shyamvar Rai’s police statement

    Mumbai: A special CBI court in Mumbai which is hearing the Sheena Bora murder case today directed the central agency and the Mumbai Police to produce original statement of accused-turned-approver Shyamvar Rai, former driver of the prime accused Indrani Mukerjea.

  • Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea likely to file FIR against prison guards

    Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea’s lawyer will be asking the special CBI court for all the three medical reports —— two from the Byculla jail and a separate one from the JJ Hospital, where the examination of Mukherjea was conducted as per the directions of the magistrate. This was revealed to Free Press Journal by Mukherjea’s advocate, Gunjan Mangala.

  • Babri Masjid case: CBI court frames ‘criminal conspiracy’ charges against Advani, Joshi and Uma

    Lucknow: Special CBI court on Tuesday framed orders against BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and three others in Babri Masjid demolition case. There is enough evidence on record against L K Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti and others for framing of criminal conspiracy charge, the CBI court said. Earlier, the CBI special court rejects applications of discharge moved by BJP stalwarts Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti and three