Category: Criminal Laws

ED arrests accused at extraordinary pace but conducts trial at snail’s pace: Mumbai Court in Sanjay Raut bail order

In a strongly worded order, Special judge MG Deshpande also noted that not even a single trial before the court which he is currently presiding, has been concluded since its establishment. A Mumbai special court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act strongly deprecated the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for its modus operandi of arresting the

Teenage Relationships & POCSO: Karnataka HC Asks Law Commission To Rethink Age Of Consent For Sex

The Court opined that the consent given by a girl aged above 16 years may have to be considered. In a significant observation, the Karnataka High Court has said that in view of the ground realities, it is imperative for the Law Commission to rethink on the age of consent under the POCSO Act. “Having

[Red Fort Attack] Supreme Court dismisses Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist’s review petition challenging his death sentence

A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit noted that the aggravating circumstances in the case weighed more than the mitigating circumstances, thereby, warranting death sentence. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence awarded to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist and Pakistani national, Mohd Arif who was convicted for attacking the Red

Karnataka High Court quashes POCSO case against husband booked for having sex with minor Muslim wife

Interestingly, the High Court had in another case that the POCSO Act overrides Muslim personal law with respect to the age of consent for sex and hence, sex after marriage with minor Muslim wife would be punishable. The Karnataka High Court on October 10 quashed a rape case and case under the Protection of Children

[POCSO Act] Bombay High Court grants bail to doctor accused of inappropriately touching minor

Single-judge Anil Kilor granted bail to the doctor after noting that the survivor, who was receiving a therapy for pain in abdomen, did not immediately inform her family about the doctor’s conduct. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court recently granted bail to a doctor accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl and inappropriately

Kabir Kala Manch Incited Hatred By Ridiculing Phrases Acche Din, Demonetization In Plays At Elgar Parishad: Bombay HC In Jyoti Jagtap Bail Order

Text ridiculing phrases like ‘Ram Mandir’ and ‘Acche Din’ aimed at the democratically elected government in Kabir Kala Manch’s plays at the Elgar Parishad event in 2017 incited hatred & passion and indicate a larger conspiracy, the Bombay High Court has held. In its detailed order refusing bail to accused Jyoti Jagtap under UAPA, the

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