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    Supreme Court seeks details of criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretaries of all the states, including Registrars General (RGs) of the High Courts, to furnish details of the criminal cases pending against the MPs and MLAs. It also asked whether the cases have been transferred to the Special Courts set up in pursuance to its December 2017 order to try them.

  • Mumbai: Forensic scientists will conduct beef tests in mobile vans stationed in every district

    Mumbai: The forensic scientists, who are a crucial link in providing strong evidence to the courts and police in criminal cases, are being diverted from this core task. Now, they will have to devote all their time and energies to conducting ‘beef tests’ in mobile forensic vans stationed in every district and the Commissionerate of Maharashtra.

  • Mumbai: The postman could be visiting your home again, but not to deliver letters

    Soon, the postal department will be serving summons in criminal cases from the police. Maharashtra’s home department in an affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court has said that after receiving a formal proposal from the postal department the modalities will be finalised.

  • Fast-track courts can also crawl

    Last week the Supreme Court asked the Government to set up special courts to try criminal cases against politicians. Given that a large number of our netas do tend to have a criminal past, the apex court’s order seems aimed at remedying the situation. On an earlier occasion too it had voiced the idea. As the Association for Democratic Reforms has reported, nearly a third of the present lot of MPs have

  • Need to deter criminality among elected netas

    The Supreme Court’s direction to the Centre to constitute special courts to exclusively try criminal cases involving politicians may be a step in the right direction but its purpose can be served only if there is an honest intent to get things moving. There can be no two opinions that the country’s political system sorely needs a spruce-up. But experience has shown that a mechanism like fast track courts is not necessarily

  • Bombay High Court voices concern for rise in ‘missing’ cases

    Mumbai: Mumbai, the ‘city of dreams,’ houses more than 19 million people in its 603 sq km area. Lakhs of people from various parts of the nation come to Mumbai with dreams of getting a good job, a house to live in and most importantly a ‘good life’. The number keeps multiplying on a daily basis. The financial capital of the nation welcomes everyone with open arms.

  • Indore: Criminal cases registered against 12 colonisers

    Pithampur (Mhow): Criminal cases have been registered against 12 colonisers of town here on Friday. These colonisers had given plot approval letters to buyers getting forged signatures and fake seal of municipal officer.

  • BMC Elections: SEC will display candidates criminal records outside polling booths!

    In the race to head the civic body headquarters, most of the political parties have fielded candidates who have criminal cases against them. With elections scheduled for next week, State Election Commission (SEC) has a surprise in store for candidates. SEC will display a banner carrying names of all the candidates outside every polling booth highlighting the criminal cases faced by them. After this move voters will get an option to choose

  • 256 multi-millionaires in fray for second phase of UP polls

    Lucknow : As many as 256 multi-millionaires and 107 persons with declared criminal cases against them, including charges of murder, are among the 721 candidates in the fray for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

  • Over 101 candidates face criminal cases in Punjab

    Chandigarh : Over 101 candidates in Punjab are facing various criminal cases, including that of murder and attempt to murder, poll watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has said.

  • Bhopal: Awards announced on two absconding accused

    BHOPAL: Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh has announced cash rewards on the arrest of two accused, who are absconding in various criminal cases.

  • J-K’s Article 370 Breached

    Former judge points out that under law the SC will have no such power to transfer cases from J&K courts outside the state (more…)

  • 12 out of 16 candidates for MLC polls have criminal cases: ADR

    Mumbai: Out of the 16 candidates who are in fray for the December 27 biennial elections to eight local authorities constituencies in Maharashtra Legislative Council, 12 have criminal cases registered against them, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

  • Lok Adalat to settle criminal cases today

    BHOPAL: A Lok Adalat will be held on Saturday to settle compoundable criminal cases.   Lok Adalats are being held on every second Saturday for the past few months on cases of specific nature. The cases which are likely to be settled include uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person, wrongfully restraining or confining any person, mischief, when the only loss or damage is to a private

  • Four ministers facing serious criminal cases

    Mumbai: Four of the newly inducted ministers in the Narendra Modi council have serious criminal cases against them. Prominent among them is Dr. Ramshankar Katheria, a two-time MP from Agra and the new MoS for Human Resource Development, who has declared in his affidavit to the EC that there are registered against him a case of attempt to murder and others related to causing communal disharmony.