Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: acquittal

Swiss prosecutors appeal acquittal of ex-FIFA president Blatte, former UEFA chief Platini

Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court had cleared the two in July after a seven-year investigation in which both were booted out of the sport.

‘Tutored witnesses, lack of proof’: Why Kerala HC acquitted 13 RSS men in CPI(M) worker’s murder

On 12 July, HC overturned 2016 trial court conviction of RSS workers in 2008 hacking death of CPI(M) worker Vishnu, said prosecution ‘miserably failed’ to prove case.

‘False evidence, tainted cops’: Why 15 HC verdicts freed 30 death row convicts last year

6 different HCs pulled up investigators for ‘manufactured’ FIRs & coached witnesses, prosecutor for hiding evidence, and lower court for using 'vaishi darinda' in judgment.

Ghaziabad milkman, charged for adulteration in 1979, gets acquitted 40 years later

The Supreme Court set aside a June 1987 verdict of the magistrate court holding Ghaziabad resident Vijendra guilty that sentenced him to 6 months in jail term and fined him Rs 1,000.

Zee News footage that got Kathua suspect acquitted will now drive J&K govt’s appeal

Vishal Jangotra, the son of the Kathua gang rape and murder 'mastermind', was acquitted Monday on the basis of Zee News footage.

Unusual sweat on Kathua accused Sanji Ram’s face gave it away, says lead investigator

The lead investigator in the Kathua case RK Jalla regretted the acquittal of a juvenile on benefit of doubt.

‘Who will compensate the Talwars for the loss of 4 years in jail’

Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of ThePrint talks about the acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar after being 4 years in jail, in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.