In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
In contrast to the recent elections in Manipur, AFSPA takes a back seat as civil societies and families continue their decades-long wait for justice
NHRC issues notice to Uttar Pradesh govt over 'mob lynching' of man who was pulled out of police vehicle
The NHRC notice was issued to the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and director general of police (DGP), calling for a detailed report in the matter.
Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case: Arrests, acquittals, hostile witnesses and media gags; all-winding twists and turns
The Bombay High Court upholding the discharge of DG Vanzara and others in the case is just the latest twist in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi Adityanath government on alleged fake encounters in Uttar Pradesh
A bench issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition filed by NGO People's Union for Civil Liberty on alleged fake encounters in the state.
Supreme Court criticises defence ministry for not replying to CBI's letters on "extra-judicial killings" in Manipur
The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure over the Ministry of Defence not responding to letters by the CBI on 'extra-judicial killings' in Manipur.
Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case: New single-judge Bombay High Court bench to hear trial from next week
A batch of petitions challenging discharge ofsenior IPS officers in fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Shaikh has been assigned to a new single-judge bench
In a memorandum addressed to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, the Samajwadi Party demanded a CBI probe into three alleged fake encounters by the police.
Four UP policemen suspended after shooting two men in Noida; family of victim alleges 'fake encounter'
A man in Noida Sector-122 was shot at by a sub-inspector of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday leading to the suspension of four policemen on Sunday, media reports said.
The Supreme Court came down heavily on the CBI's SIT, probing alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in insurgency-hit Manipur, for not registering the required number of FIRs as directed by it earlier
The Manipur government will provide "necessary assistance" to a special investigating team (SIT) set up by Supreme Court to probe extra-judicial killings.
The Supreme Court on Friday said the army and paramilitary forces cannot use 'excessive and retaliatory force' in Manipur and such instances must be probed. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit (retired) also asked the amicus curiae to furnish details of alleged fake encounters in Manipur.
In what could put brakes on the probe in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case in Gujarat, the Centre has denied sanction sought by CBI to prosecute ex-IB official Rajender Kumar and his three colleagues, all of who were charged with criminal conspiracy.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said it was due to his demand for revocation of AFSPA that fake encounters and killings like Machil and Nowgam were taken "a lot more seriously" even as he asserted to continue his fight against the controversial Act.
Vanzara, 59, has been in jail ever since he was arrested by the state CID in March 2007 in connection with the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
The plea was moved before special CBI Judge Geeta Gopi by Gopinath Pillai, father of Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh who was killed in the fake encounter.
"The accused (D G Vanzara) being a highly influential and politically well-connected person, there is every chance that he may tamper with the evidence," said the reply filed by Investigating Officer (IO) PN Bose before the special CBI court Judge Geeta Gopi.
Of 46 cases the commission heard in Imphal, 22 have been found to be not genuine. The panel is yet to rest its case on the remaining.
CBI is taking legal opinion on the tapped phone conversations of ministers and high-ranking officials in which they purportedly discussed ways to save the police officials booked in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Relatives of the three victims, who were killed in alleged fake encounters in Gujarat, today demanded action against Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Who decides who is a terrorist.Is it the policemen, the intelligence agency sleuths or the political dispensation?