HC stays POTA case proceedings against Vaiko

Madras High Court on Monday stayed all further proceedings in a special court related to a Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) case filed against MDMK leader Vaiko and six others until further orders.

Godhra case convict opposes hearing of appeal by HC judge

One of the 31 convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning case in which 59 people lost their lives on Monday wrote a letter to the Gujarat High Court Chief Justice opposing the hearing of his appeal by Justice Sonia Gokani.

Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 2002-2003

Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused.

Gujarat: Trial of two Akshardham attack accused ends

The special POTA court on Friday concluded the hearing of the case against Majid Patel alias Umarji and Shaukatullah Ghori, accused of involvement in the 2002 Akshrdham temple attack.

POTA accused Syed Kirmani gets 14-day police custody

A local court today remanded Syed Kirmani, an accused under POTA, in 14-day police custody in connection with his alleged involvement in anti-national activities and links to Pakistan-based outfits in spreading terror in India.

Arguments on framing of charges in 2002-03 Mumbai blasts to start

About twelve years after multiple blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the prosecution is likely to make the opening arguments in the court on framing of charges.

Two Maoists get life term for ambushing police party

A special court awarded life imprisonment to two Maoists who had ambushed a police vehicle on December 19, 2002 in West Singhbhum district`s Bitkilsoy village.

Shinde to write to CMs again on cases against minority youths

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he would soon write a second letter asking state chief ministers to set up committees to scrutinise such cases and release minority youths wrongfully booked.

HC allows POTA convict to walk free after 10 years in jail

POTA convict, who was awarded a 14-year jail-term for role in Hizbul Mujahideen funding, will walk free after Delhi High Court modified sentence saying maximum punishment was "severe and harsh".

Anti-terror act amended to safeguard economic security

India appended offences that threaten its economic security, Rajya Sabha according sanction to amending legislation Thursday but several parties walked out of house, protesting various new provisions.

Compensation increased of POTA detainee`s mother

In a relief to ten police officers,
Bombay HC rejected a plea to prosecute them for the custodial death of POTA detainee Khwaja Yunus in 2003.

NCTC a backdoor ploy of Centre to grab power: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged the proposed NCTC was nothing but UPA government`s ploy to "grab power through the backdoor.

13 convicted under POTA get bail from Gujarat HC

Gujarat High Court granted
bail to 13 persons convicted under POTA in a case regarding an
ISI-backed terror conspiracy after the 2002 post-Godhra
communal riots.

HC says it would wait until SC decides on stay in blast case

The Bombay High Court has deferred
by a month the hearing on a bunch of petitions seeking release
of two accused held under POTA for their alleged complicity in
the 2002-03 bomb blasts in the metropolis.

POTA accused moves HC seeking discharge in 2003 blasts

Seven years after he was arrested
under POTA for alleged complicity in the 2002-03 bomb blasts
in the metropolis, Anwar Ali Javid Ali Wednesday moved Bombay HC seeking release.

Jaitley cites Kasab case to highlight need for POTA

The Ajmal Kasab trial would not
have taken so long had the anti-terror law POTA been in force,
the BJP said on Friday.

Court holds two LeT militants guilty under POTA

A local court today held guilty
two terrorist of Lashkar-e-Toiba under POTA act and other
sections of the Indian Penal code and has fixed August 10 for
the hearing on the point of quantum of punishment.

Trio awarded death for 2003 Mumbai blasts

A couple & their close associate were given the death sentence for the August `03 twin blasts in Mumbai.