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.

Stories By Bhavna Uchil

Elgar Parishad - Bhima Koregaon case: Anand Teltumbde seeks default bail as NIA fails to file chargesheet

Elgar Parishad - Bhima Koregaon case: Anand Teltumbde seeks default bail as NIA fails to file chargesheet

On Monday, the 91st day after his arrest, civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde filed a plea seeking statutory bail before the National I...Read More

We're only asking for a cemetery, not bungalows, say Thane's Christians

We're only asking for a cemetery, not bungalows, say Thane's Christians

Lockdown makes every burial a cross to bear

Elgar Parishad - Bhima Koregaon case: Court extends detention for Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha

Elgar Parishad - Bhima Koregaon case: Court extends detention for Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha

The NIA in its plea for extension of their detention beyond 90 days had told the court that the investigation could not be completed due ...Read More

Varavara Rao needs to be hospitalised urgently: Family

Varavara Rao needs to be hospitalised urgently: Family

Calling on the Maharashtra, Telangana, central govt and jail authorities to give his urgent medical attention, they said that if a person...Read More

'State is trying to kill him, we have only one demand - don’t kill him in jail': Varavara Rao's family

'State is trying to kill him, we have only one demand - don’t kill him in jail': Varavara Rao's family

Mumbai: Saying Varavara Rao is “totally disoriented, delirious” his family in an online press meet demanded immediate medical treatment f...Read More

Court rejects bail plea of 21-year-old gang-rape accused

Court rejects bail plea of 21-year-old gang-rape accused

Complainant is a child in conflict with law in a murder case

Rakesh Wadhawan

Rakesh - Sarang Wadhawan bail pleas: ‘Cannot shirk responsibility, you are hand-in-glove with PMC officials’, says Court

The duo had argued that ingredients of the offences of cheating and conspiracy are not made out against them as PMC officials had misrepr...Read More

Payal Tadvi case gets J-Dey, Chhota Rajan case prosecutor

Payal Tadvi case gets J-Dey, Chhota Rajan case prosecutor

When advocate Raja Thakare could not longer continue as prosecutor in the Payal Tadvi suicide case, having been appointed as a senior cou...Read More

1993 Bombay blasts accused’s murder case: Plea that could have turned case on its head, rejected

1993 Bombay blasts accused’s murder case: Plea that could have turned case on its head, rejected

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has rejected the plea made by the son of 1993 Bombay blasts accused Hanif Kadawala ...Read More

Udani murder case: Accused denied interim bail by Sessions Court

Udani murder case: Accused denied interim bail by Sessions Court

A sessions court has declined to grant temporary bail plea to Siddhesh Patil, a co-accused in the 2018 abduction and murder case of Ghatk...Read More

Former Chhota Rajan aide DK Rao’s interim bail rejected

Former Chhota Rajan aide DK Rao’s interim bail rejected

Special judge under MCOCA cited his offences while denying temporary release are not applicable to him

Kirti Vyas case: Court denies bail to murder accused salon staffer

Kirti Vyas case: Court denies bail to murder accused salon staffer

Sahjwani had sought interim bail on grounds of the coronavirus pandemic. In a one-page plea sent to the court through email, she had cite...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Dindoshi courtroom, which was sealed after clerk tested positive, opens

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Dindoshi courtroom, which was sealed after clerk tested positive, opens

The courtroom opened for work on Monday after being sealed for four days.

Citing corona outbreak in jail, murder accused seeks bail

Citing corona outbreak in jail, murder accused seeks bail

Vijay Palande, accused of three murders, has been in custody since April 2012

Make information accessible to us, demand deaf-blind

Make information accessible to us, demand deaf-blind

Society for the Empowerment of the Deafblind also demanded to include deafblindness as a separate category under the Rights of Persons wi...Read More

Court rejects bail plea of man who hurled explosive at hotel

Court rejects bail plea of man who hurled explosive at hotel

His bail plea before the sessions court claimed that he was falsely implicated in the present case based on suspicion and had been recent...Read More

Ex-customs official nabbed after absconding for 20 years, convicted in graft case

Ex-customs official nabbed after absconding for 20 years, convicted in graft case

Special CBI judge SU Wadgaonkar convicted the former public servant who had later been dismissed from service of the offences of cheating...Read More

17 years since custodial death, family of Khwaja Yunus still awaits justice

17 years since custodial death, family of Khwaja Yunus still awaits justice

27-year-old software engineer Khwaja Yunus had been arrested in January 2003 in connection with the Ghatkopar BEST bus blast case. Police...Read More

Kirti Vyas case: Colleague accused of murder seeks interim bail

Kirti Vyas case: Colleague accused of murder seeks interim bail

In a one-page plea sent to the court through email, she has cited the overcrowded conditions in prison and the High Power Committee’s gui...Read More

2018 diamond merchant murder case: No bail on grounds of pandemic for ex-BJP worker

2018 diamond merchant murder case: No bail on grounds of pandemic for ex-BJP worker

The court considered the seriousness of the offence and said that there was nothing on record that the applicants were suffering from any...Read More

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