Holding that mere confession in the absence of evidence cannot be the basis for filing chargesheet, Madras High Court has quashed a murder case against a man, charged with killing his wife, and six others, accused of abetting it.
Setting aside the death penalty, the Bombay High Court awarded life imprisonment to a 35-year-old resident of suburban Nalasopara who had stoned his wife and minor daughter to death and later chopped off their heads in July 2011.
Two senior CBI officers are in possible trouble in connection with alleged tampering of evidence in the 2011 (rpt) 2011 murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood as action has been recommended against them by the investigating agency itself.
The 12-year-old Nitish Katara murder case has cost the state exchequer Rs 5.86 crore including nearly Rs 75 lakh spent on the security and upkeep of three convicts Vikas Yadav, Vishal Yadav and Sukhdev Pehelwan, Delhi High Court said on Friday.
A Pakistani court hearing appeal against death sentence of a former police bodyguard convicted for the 2011 murder of ex-Governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer who had sought reform of blasphemy laws, said on Tuesday the case will not be referred to a military court.
A day after he expressed concern over the way the police was probing the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said he did not have anything more to add to what he had stated in public about the case at Guruvayur.