Law

SC asks Gujarat govt to decide on reducing sentence of accused in Bilkis Bano 2002 gang rape case

The SC directed the Gujarat govt to look into reducing the sentence of an accused in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The accused has already served more than 15 years in prison.

Courtesy Bombay HC, woman finally gets police job 3 years after medical tests declared her 'male'

The Maharashtra govt on Saturday informed the Bombay HC that it had offered a non-constabulary post in the police department to a woman, three years after a medical test had declared her a “male”.

Supreme Court bench denies interim relief to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar

A Supreme Court bench on Friday declined to grant any interim relief to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.

Mumbai special court acquits man accused of sexually assaulting minor

A special court in Mumbai acquitted a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor on Friday.

SDPI, PFI are extremist outfits, but not banned, says Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court said that there is no doubt that the SDPI and PFI are extremist outfits indulging in serious acts of violence, but they are not banned organisations.

2 accused to be tried as juveniles in 2019 musician murder case

A Mumbai court on Friday ordered the two accused of the murder of a musician to be tried as juveniles and not adults.

SC extends stay on NBW issued against Noida CEO RItu Maheshwari

The non-bailable warrant was issued by the Allahabad High Court against CEO of Noida Ritu Maheshwari after she failed to appear in a contempt case.

Bombay HC dismisses plea by man sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering wife

The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea by a man challenging a trial court's order that sentenced him to life imprisonment for murdering his wife.

Mere certificates not enough to claim freedom fighter pension, says Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court ruled that mere certificates are insufficient to qualify for a freedom fighter pension.

Compensate farmers for crop lost to rain: Bombay HC to insurance company

The Bombay High Court has ordered an insurance company to compensate farmers for crop losses caused by rain.

Coal scam case: ED can go to Kolkata to probe Abhishek Banerjee, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) can go to Kolkata to question Abhishek Banerjee in the coal scam case.

Public toilets in Mumbai must have female guards to avoid kids being harassed, says POSCO court

Mumbai POSCO court observed that there should be female security guards appointed in public washrooms used by women and minor children to avoid children being harassed.

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