Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicBail plea

Topic: bail plea

SC grants interim bail to Teesta Setalvad in Gujarat riots case, questions HC on long adjournment

The apex court also made it clear that as far as Setalvad’s regular bail is concerned, the Gujarat HC, where her bail petition is still pending, will take a final call.

Allahabad HC denies bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan — read the full text of judgment

Justice Krishan Pahal denied Kappan bail due to several factors, including use of tainted money, links with other accused from outside media fraternity.

Mohd Zubair got bail, but the guiding principle of India’s justice system is still in jail

Nupur Sharma and Mohammed Zubair are on the opposite sides of the political divide, but the Supreme Court's relief to them reaffirms that 'bail, not jail' is the rule.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair denied bail in 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri case by UP court

A hearing on Zubair's police remand is scheduled to be held on July 20.

How US & UK made bail the rule, jail the exception, and why SC wants specific law in India

Govt should consider enacting a bail Act, SC said Monday. Countries including US, UK, Australia & New Zealand have comprehensive laws that govern rules of granting and refusing bail.

Bail ordered 19 months ago, but murder convict freed only now after another SC intervention

The apex court has sought an explanation from the Nellore prison and the trial court that refused to entertain bail plea of man convicted of dowry harassment-cum-murder of wife.

SBI ex-chairman was arrested in ‘routine drive’ to clear backlog, 20 months after warrant

First non-bailable warrant against Pratip Chaudhuri was issued in February 2020, but he was arrested only on 31 October 2021. Rajasthan Police say warrants were pending because of 'Covid situation'.

Rajasthan HC stays trial court arrest order, grants bail to ex-SBI chairman Pratip Chaudhuri

Former SBI chairman Pratip Chaudhuri was arrested after a Jaisalmer court admitted a protesting petition against the Rajasthan Police filing a closure report in a case of fraud. 

Confusion in Allahabad HC over anticipatory bail has led to ‘geography justice’, ‘bench-hunting’

In March 2020, a 5-judge bench said anticipatory bail pleas can be filed directly in HC under 'special circumstances'. But at least 2,000 such bail orders have been passed in Allahabad HC since Jan. 2021.

Bombay HC grants Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao interim bail on medical grounds

Rao, 82, is currently undergoing treatment at the Mumbai-based Nanavati Hospital where he had been admitted by the Maharashtra government following the high court's intervention.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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