Mumbai Court on August 11, extended the police remand of Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable Chetan Singh till August 7 for allegedly shooting dead his colleague and three other passengers in train on July 31. The Government Railway Police (GRP) added Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 153-A, for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion in the case against the accused. The hearing is on August 11.
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A special Mumbai court has rejected the bail application of activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. Notably, on September 5, the court reviewed the plea, which was filed for the first time since Navlakha's arrest in April 2020. Navlakha’s application mentioned him as a peace activist, exactly opposite of Maoists. With the rejected bail plea, Navlakha will remain in police custody
Kangana Ranaut asked Mumbai court to record her sister Rangoli Chandel's statement in the defamation case brought by Javed Akhtar. The case has been scheduled for hearing on August 11. Akhtar filed a lawsuit in November 2020, alleging that Ranaut made defamatory comments against him in a television interview, which harmed his reputation. Ranaut has filed a… read-more
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A special court in Mumbai sentenced 10 years of rigorous imprisonment to Sajad Aslam Kankali (26) for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a seven-year-old minor girl. On July 12, special judge VV Virkar convicted the accused Sajad Aslam under the relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Act. Besides imprisonment, a fine of Rs 13,000 was also imposed on him. The incident happened in 2015, and was under trial these years.
The Mumbai Court rejected the bail plea of Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh, both NCP leaders, on June 9. Notably, Malik and Deshmukh filed a petition seeking bail for one-day, in order to vote in the Rajya Sabha. The lawyers of the leaders demanded a copy of the orders, to approach the Bombay High Court. Moreover, Malik and Deshmukh are registered with the Enforcement Directorate in the money-laundering cases.
The "Hanuman Chalisa" Row MLA couple Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana has been granted bail, on May 4. The Mumbai Court granted them bail on certain conditions that include that the couple will not address the media in the matter and will be available for investigation 24X7. Notably, the couple has been arrested on April 23, for chanting religious-hymn to disturb the law & maintenance and were in judicial custody.
A Mumbai court announced 14-days of judicial custody of advocate Gunaratna Sadavarte, on April 20. The remand custody was in the view of the recent Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) workers' protest outside the NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's house. On April 8, he was arrested in regard to the protest. Reportedly, he will be in the judicial custody till May, for further investigation.
A Mumbai court remanded lawyer Gunaratna Sadavarte into judicial custody till April 18. The judgment was made in connection with the case in which Sadavarte allegedly used objectionable language during agitations for the Maratha reservation in 2020. Notably, Sadavarte was brought to Satara and was arrested on April 14. Later on April 15, he was produced before a court, which remanded him to police custody till April 18.
The Mumbai court sent advocate Gunaratna Sadavarte for two-days of police custody in connection with the ongoing MSRTC worker's protest outside NCP President Sharad Pawar's house. The protestors are demanding government employee status and a merger of MSRTC with the Government. Besides Sadavarte, 109 other workers were also sent to judicial custody. The protest outside Sharad Pawar's residence started on April 8, which was condemned by… read-more
A Mumbai court passed an order in the domestic violence case filed by model-actor Rhea Pillai, against her former partner and tennis player Leander Paes. In addition, the court directed Paes to pay a monthly rent of Rs 50,000 and monthly maintenance of Rs 1 lakh to Pillai if the latter chooses to leave their residence. Notably, Pillai had approached the court in 2014 alleging domestic violence against Paes.
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