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Hany Babu, accused in Elgar Parishad case, tests positive for COVID-19
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Hany Babu, accused in Elgar Parishad case, tests positive for COVID-19

Babu was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in July 2020.

Elgar Parishad case: Jailed professor Shoma Sen moves Bombay HC against UAPA charges
India

Elgar Parishad case: Jailed professor Shoma Sen moves Bombay HC against UAPA charges

Sen said that the electronic evidence submitted by the NIA 'holds no value' as according to a digital forensics report '10 incriminating letters' were inserted on Rona Wilson's laptop by a cyberattacker before his arrest

CBI summons ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning on 14 April
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CBI summons ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning on 14 April

The notice calling Deshmukh to join the CBI probe was issued on Monday morning, a day after his two aides Sanjeev Palande and Kundan recorded their statements before the agency, the officials said

'Anil Deshmukh sought Rs 2cr, Anil Parab told me to extort money': Sachin Waze in letter to NIA court
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'Anil Deshmukh sought Rs 2cr, Anil Parab told me to extort money': Sachin Waze in letter to NIA court

The special court, however, refused to accept the letter asking Waze to to follow proper procedure. The court also allowed the CBI to question Waze about these charges.

Assam Assembly election 2021: EC bars Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours
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Assam Assembly election 2021: EC bars Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours

Congress had approached EC on Thursday demanding action for Sarma's remark that Bodoland People's Front leader Hagrama Mohilary 'will be sent to jail NIA if he indulges in extremism'

NIA files charge-sheet against two suspected to be Islamic State sympathisers under IPC, UAPA
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NIA files charge-sheet against two suspected to be Islamic State sympathisers under IPC, UAPA

According to the central agency, Abdul Cader and Irfan Nasir are allegedly members of the Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an international Islamist and fundamentalist organisation, and had formed a group namely Quran Circle to allegedly further their Islamic State-related activities

NIA arrests TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato in connection with CPM leader's 2009 murder
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NIA arrests TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato in connection with CPM leader's 2009 murder

Mahato, the former convenor of the Maoist-backed People Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), was arrested from his residence in Jhargram district

Rajnath Singh hits out at Kerala govt, says judicial probe against Central agencies 'unfortunate'
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Rajnath Singh hits out at Kerala govt, says judicial probe against Central agencies 'unfortunate'

His remarks came after the CPI(M)-led LDF govt had recently decided to order a judicial enquiry against the central agencies, including ED, for allegedly "derailing the probe" in the gold smuggling and dollar scams

PDP leader Waheed Parra involved in 'dirty' gunrunning, paying terrorists for political gains, alleges NIA
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PDP leader Waheed Parra involved in 'dirty' gunrunning, paying terrorists for political gains, alleges NIA

Parra, who is at present in judicial custody, has denied the charges of being involved with terror groups, and his party has said that he has been framed in the case only because he refused to join political parties being supported by the BJP

'NIA tortured me, offered bail if I joined RSS, BJP': Akhil Gogoi in letter
India

'NIA tortured me, offered bail if I joined RSS, BJP': Akhil Gogoi in letter

The letter released by Gogoi's newly floated political outfit Raijor Dal said that the activist leader was taken to Delhi on 18 December, 2019, without the court's permission

Stan Swamy hatched a ‘serious conspiracy’ to overthrow government, says NIA court order
India

Stan Swamy hatched a ‘serious conspiracy’ to overthrow government, says NIA court order

Special judge DE Kothalikar, who rejected Swamy's bail plea on Monday, also said in his order that based on the material available on record, the social activist seemed to be a member of a banned Maoist organisation

Elgar Parishad case: Special NIA court in Mumbai rejects activist Stan Swamy's bail plea
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Elgar Parishad case: Special NIA court in Mumbai rejects activist Stan Swamy's bail plea

Additional sessions court judge Judge DE Kothalikar rejected bail pleas of 83-year-old Swamy on merits as well as on medical grounds

Ex-Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh accuses home minister Anil Deshmukh of 'malpractices' in letter to Thackeray
India

Ex-Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh accuses home minister Anil Deshmukh of 'malpractices' in letter to Thackeray

Deshmukh, however, has denied the allegations and accused the former Mumbai Police commissioner of trying to "save himself" as investigations on Waze are leading to him as well

Kerala Police book ED officials for 'forcing' Swapna Sunesh to name CM in gold smuggling case
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Kerala Police book ED officials for 'forcing' Swapna Sunesh to name CM in gold smuggling case

The case was registered two days ago on the basis of a report filed by the Crime Branch team which has been probing the leak of a voice clip, purportedly belonging to Suresh, police said

Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh transferred to Home Guard; Hemant Nagrale to take charge
India

Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh transferred to Home Guard; Hemant Nagrale to take charge

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh made the announcement on Twitter amid speculation in the media over Singh's handling of the Sachin Waze episode

Islamic State module case: NIA conducts searches at 11 locations in Delhi, Kerala and Karnataka; three arrested
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Islamic State module case: NIA conducts searches at 11 locations in Delhi, Kerala and Karnataka; three arrested

An NIA spokesperson said the searches were carried out in collaboration with local police at 11 locations – eight in Kerala's Kannur, Mallapuram, Kollam and Kasargod districts, two in Bengaluru and one in Delhi

Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao gets Bombay HC nod for release on cash bail instead of two sureties
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Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao gets Bombay HC nod for release on cash bail instead of two sureties

Rao's lawyer Anand Grover, saying the procedure for obtaining sureties was taking time, had on 24 February requested that temporary cash bonds be accepted rather than solvent sureties

Palghar lynching case: SC asks Maharashtra Police to place fresh chargesheet on record
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Palghar lynching case: SC asks Maharashtra Police to place fresh chargesheet on record

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy was informed by the counsel for the Maharashtra govt that a second supplementary chargesheet has been filed in the case

Bengaluru violence in 2020 was SDPI's conspiracy to create communal unrest in India, says NIA
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Bengaluru violence in 2020 was SDPI's conspiracy to create communal unrest in India, says NIA

The chargesheet said that while the immediate cause of violence was a post against Prophet Mohammad by Pulakeshinagar MLA's nephew, SDPI cadres had provoked him with a derogatory message against Hindu gods

Terrorism and sedition charges framed against Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, two others
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Terrorism and sedition charges framed against Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, two others

The case relates to waging war against India with support from Pakistan including terror entities. The judge had put Andrabi and her associates on trial for various offences punishable under IPC and the stringent UAPA on 20 Feb