The court also said that FIR is not an “encyclopedia” that must disclose all the facts and details relating to the offence reported and that courts should not to go into the merits of the allegations when an investigation is in progress
The Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 empowers the Public Prosecutor in charge of a case to withdraw a case, with the consent of the court
The Alibaug police had filed a closure report in the suicide case in 2019, however, it was reopened in October 2020 by the Alibaug police who claimed that fresh evidence had come to light which warranted further probe
'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment
In the context of rape in particular, the trend of the accused seeking to prevent the media from covering trials presents a unique challenge for media reportage.
A special court is presently recording statements of 32 accused, including Advani, to complete the Babri Masjid demolition trial by 31 August as directed by the Supreme Court
Coronavirus lockdown set for extension, but lack of clarity about its legal definition needs redressal
We are living in difficult times, with a life-threatening coronavirus bringing life to a standstill in a number of nations across the world. Some of the said nations, including India, have employed what is termed as a 'lockdown' to contain the spread of the virus
Union Cabinet approves adaptation of 37 central laws including Indian Penal Code, CrPC, Census Act in Jammu and Kashmir
The Indian Penal Code, 1860, Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Representation Of People Act, 1950, Census Act 1948 and Prevention Of Corruption Act, 1988, are among the laws which will be applicable to Jammu and Kashmir following Union Cabinet's decision to approve adaptation of central laws under concurrent list to the Union Territory.
Ex-JNU student Sharjeel Imam remarks do not constitute a crime and FIRs must be quashed, writes Markandey Katju
Sharjeel Imam, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, gave a speech on 16 January in Aligarh during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest meeting, asking people to cut Assam and the North East off from the rest of India
Muzaffarnagar Police invoke JJ Act against anti-CAA protestors; districts including Aligarh, Bijnor plan to follow suit
After cases alleging that anti-CAA protesters provoked children to pelt stones in Muzaffarnagar failed legal scrutiny, the Uttar Pradesh Police has now booked people under the stringent Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015.
Three Uttar Pradesh policemen shunted out for serving notice to dead man over anti-CAA protests in Firozabad
Three policemen, including a sub-inspector, were on Monday shunted out for sending a notice in the name of a dead person over the 20 December anti-CAA protests here, an official said.
Congress leader says Firozabad Police issued notices to man dead since 6 years, nonagenarians in connection with 20 Dec anti-CAA protests
Congress on Thursday charged Firozabad Police with initiating action against the dead in connection with the anti-citizenship law protest in the district on 20 December
CAA protests: Toll rises to 15 in Uttar Pradesh as stir turns violent for second consecutive day; police post torched in Kanpur
A police post was torched in Kanpur on Saturday amid fresh incidents of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Uttar Pradesh's several districts including in Rampur and Aligarh as the toll in the violence in the last two days rose to 15
Amit Shah says changes to IPC, CrPC in the offing to provide speedy justice, Centre to set up Police University
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asserted the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's resolve to amend the IPC and the CrPC to make them more conducive for the country, amid the debate on delay in criminal justice delivery system, especially in heinous crimes like rape.
Daily Bulletin: All four accused in Hyderabad rape, murder case killed in police encounter; Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in Vidarbha irrigation probe; day's top stories
Here are today's top stories: All four accused in Hyderabad rape and murder case killed in police encounter; Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to attend top police officials' conference in Pune today; and more
Hyderabad gang rape and murder case: Section 144 to be imposed in city for two days starting 5 am today, says police
Section 144 will be in place in Hyderabad City from tomorrow till 7 December, said Commissioner of Police (CP) Hyderabad City, Anjani Kumar on Wednesday citing information that certain groups are trying to create disturbances affecting public peace and order in the city
Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri detainees made to sign bonds prohibiting them from speaking on Article 370; expert calls move an act to silence dissent
Wednesday marked the 80th day of the communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, and while postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional in the restive region.
Kathua gangrape-murder case: J&K court directs registration of FIR against six members of SIT that probed 2018 incident
A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday directed the police to register an FIR against six members of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed the 2018 rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in a Kathua village for allegedly torturing and coercing witnesses to give false statements
Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court extends interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha by four weeks
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case.
Aarey Colony protest: Mumbai Police arrest 29, cordon off area; protesters accuse cops of high-handedness
People protesting against cutting down of trees in Aarey Colony clashed with the police as 29 people were arrested.
Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse law
The Supreme Court is likely to uphold the amendments made by the government in the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989