Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicCriminal Cases

Topic: Criminal Cases

Nearly 5,000 criminal cases pending against sitting & former MPs, MLAs, SC told

UP tops list with 1,339 cases still pending for final disposal. Bihar is second. Amicus curiae Vijay Hansaria says Centre didn’t provide suggestions over the monitoring panel.

HC seeks Google, Twitter’s reply on man’s plea to remove conviction articles in criminal case

The man said he was convicted in a fraud and blackmailing case and was sentenced to nine years imprisonment. He was deported to India in July this year after serving the sentence.

Massive caseload, massive vacancies: Inside story of extraordinary mismatch at Allahabad HC

From 2000 to 2021, 1.71 lakh criminal appeals were filed with the Allahabad High Court, but it has decided on only 31,044 of them.

122 with ED, 163 with CBI — SC gets tally of criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs for 10 yrs

A report submitted to Supreme Court Tuesday provides details of pending cases against MPs and MLAs filed by the CBI and ED.

Declare criminal past of your candidates’ — Full text of SC order to political parties

The apex court said that politics parties publishing details of criminal background of their candidates in public will make the voter's 'right of information' more effective.

Lawmaker’s vote cast prior to conviction on same day valid, says Supreme Court

The court said to hold a lawmaker as disqualified even before he/she is convicted would 'grossly violate' his/her substantive right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

4,442 cases against MPs & MLAs still pending in courts across India, oldest dates back to 1983

Supreme Court says it is shocked by the report which shows that UP and Bihar top the list with 1,748 prosecutions still pending. Many cases have not even reached the trial stage.

Vikas Dubey, a criminal for police but ‘dabang neta’ with clout in all parties for villagers

Dubey is the prime accused in the murder of 8 policemen in Kanpur. But residents of his village say he always helped the poor and had good rapport with local cops.

SC asks 6 high courts to spell out strategy for quick disposal of pending criminal appeals

The SC bench noted that over 2 lakh criminal appeals have been pending before 10 high courts for almost 20 years.

Yediyurappa’s dalliance with mining barons cost BJP heavy. He hasn’t learnt lessons

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Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.
The LIC India headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

LIC shares slump in market debut after record Rs 205.6 billion India IPO

The shares fell as much as 9.4% to Rs 860 versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the losses. LIC is the fourth-largest deal among global IPOs priced this year.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.