Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: bail

Jailed ex-IPS Sanjiv Bhatt doesn’t want SC judge to hear his appeal, Gujarat govt opposes request

Bhatt has filed an application for recusal of Justice M.R. Shah from hearing his petition to examine a witness in the appeal against his conviction in 1990 custodial torture case.

Out of jail for three months at a time: Convicts in Bilkis Bano case dodged parole regulations

Rules in Gujarat allow parole for 30-day periods and extensions only in extenuating circumstances. But state's affidavit in SC shows that the convicts exceeded this multiple times.

SC gives bail to scribe Siddique Kappan, arrested on his way to report Hathras rape, murder

Kappan and 3 others were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police in October 2020 and slapped with the stringent UAPA, as cops claimed he wanted to disturb peace in the area.

Supreme Court grants bail to activist and poet Varavara Rao in 2018 Bhima Koregaon case

The apex court gave Rao bail on medical grounds; he had been in custody for two and a half years.

Personal liberty in India is ending. If anyone in power wants to fix you, they can, they will

When politicians have no respect for personal liberty and order arrests indiscriminately, it is silly to expect policemen and bureaucrats to not follow their example.

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 Mohammad Zubair given bail in Delhi, but will remain in jail in UP case

The Sessions Patiala Court gave Zubair bail on a surety of Rs 50,000; also asked him not to leave the country.

Kerala HC grants actor Sreejith Ravi bail in POCSO case

Bail was granted based on the argument that Ravi was being treated for a behavioural disorder for six years. The actor was arrested for behaving indecently with two minors on 4 July.

Not biography, BJP’s Uma Bharti has a ‘tweetography’. She knows how to catch Modi’s eye

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

SC gives Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair bail in UP case, no relief in Delhi lawsuit

The bench restrained Zubair from posting on Twitter and also clarified that its interim bail order is for the FIR lodged in Sitapur and unrelated to the case registered in Delhi.

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

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh 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.