Bhavna Uchil

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Bhavna Uchil has worked as a reporter for three years. She covers the legal beat for The Free Press Journal, closely tracking developments at the Sessions Courts and lower courts in Mumbai.

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MSCB scam: EOW didn’t probe roles of Pawar, nephew, says Arora

MSCB scam: EOW didn’t probe roles of Pawar, nephew, says Arora

The petition said the investigating officer had visited the 64 units which were given illegal loans and recorded statements of watchmen a...Read More

NCB seeks court nod to record voice samples of Showik, 7 others

NCB seeks court nod to record voice samples of Showik, 7 others

Special Public Prosecutor for the agency said that the NCB needs the voice samples to confirm voice calls it has recovered

Sympathies, but can’t translate into legal remedy: Consumer Commission in medical negligence case

Sympathies, but can’t translate into legal remedy: Consumer Commission in medical negligence case

The doctors had contended in their submissions that the death was an unexpected unfortunate incident and not due to negligence

Mumbai: No rape alleged before magistrate, says court; grants bail to father

Mumbai: No rape alleged before magistrate, says court; grants bail to father

The court also said that it is significant to note that the alleged incident took place in 2018 and that there is “considerable delay of...Read More

Mumbai: Wife can’t be denied entry in a shared home, says Court

Mumbai: Wife can’t be denied entry in a shared home, says Court

Modifying the order of a magistrate in an appeal filed against it by a homemaker in a domestic violence case, a sessions court in Dindosh...Read More

Complainant negligent, invited theft: Thane Consumer Commission

Complainant negligent, invited theft: Thane Consumer Commission

A Thane Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, now a commission, late last month, dismissed the complaint of a housing society and its reside...Read More

Mumbai: Youth gets bail in a kidnapping and sexual assault case

Mumbai: Youth gets bail in a kidnapping and sexual assault case

Granting bail to a 21-year-old booked for the offences of kidnapping and sexual assault, a special court on Tuesday said that the 16-year...Read More

Victim stated about penetrative sexual assault first time in court, not reliable: Court

Victim stated about penetrative sexual assault first time in court, not reliable: Court

Mumbai: Posco court shocked to know about rape convict’s release on good bahaviour

Activist Harshali Potdar denied anticipatory bail

Activist Harshali Potdar denied anticipatory bail

A sessions court on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail application of activist Harshali Potdar, one of the organisers of the Elgaar...Read More

Court orders ₹22L compensation for driver who met with an accident during the course of work

Court orders ₹22L compensation for driver who met with an accident during the course of work

A labour court in the city has ordered an employer and an insurance company to pay a compensation of Rs. 17.5 lakh to a driver-cum-cleane...Read More

Tribunal junks payout claim of cop; says version not trustworthy

Tribunal junks payout claim of cop; says version not trustworthy

A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has dismissed the compensation claim of Rs. 2.29 lakh with interest made by a policeman saying that he h...Read More

Mumbai crime watch: Youth acquitted of rape as live-in partner says FIR filed in anger

Mumbai crime watch: Youth acquitted of rape as live-in partner says FIR filed in anger

Three years after being accused of rape, a 26-year-old was acquitted of the offence by a sessions court in Dindoshi recently after the co...Read More

'Improper' attempt by police to refresh victim's memory: Sessions Court

'Improper' attempt by police to refresh victim's memory: Sessions Court

Remarking that the police had made an improper attempt in a sexual assault case by telling the victim to depose in court as per her state...Read More

Court refuses to recall 15-year-old victim in sexual assault case

Court refuses to recall 15-year-old victim in sexual assault case

A special court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act recently refused to entertain the plea of an accused in...Read More

Bhima -Koregaon case: Sudha Bharadwaj requests NIA to withdraw 'defamatory' remark

Bhima -Koregaon case: Sudha Bharadwaj requests NIA to withdraw 'defamatory' remark

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj made an application before the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday, seeking that court ...Read More

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Mumbai: Chargesheet filed against 36 for protesting JNU attack

Colaba police chargesheet includes names of prominent lawyers, academicians, artists, students who were protesting peacefully

Asking 8-year-old if she has an affair is sexual harassment: Special Court

Asking 8-year-old if she has an affair is sexual harassment: Special Court

The girl was so minor, to put her such a question itself amounts to sexual harassment, judge Baraliya said

CCTV cameras help deter child predators: Court

CCTV cameras help deter child predators: Court

Sentences 38-yr-old labourer to 3 years’ imprisonment for molesting minor girl

DU prof GN Saibaba denied dress, woolen cap in Nagpur jail, alleges counsel

DU prof GN Saibaba denied dress, woolen cap in Nagpur jail, alleges counsel

The jail authorities did not accept a woolen cap, napkin, towel and T-shirt and an anti-dandruff shampoo

Alleged Khalistani Gurjeet Nijjar sent to 7-day NIA custody

Alleged Khalistani Gurjeet Nijjar sent to 7-day NIA custody

NIA told the court that a co-accused in the 2018 case registered by the ATS identified as Moin Khan had been motivated by Nijjar

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