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Politicians face heat in courts, landmark verdicts in 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:17

Landmark judgements on politicians coupled with corruption cases involving corporate honchos kept trial courts here busy in 2013, which also saw four accused in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case sent to the gallows.

Lawmakers` disqualification: SC turns down plea

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:27

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea seeking that its order on disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs be effective even in case of lawmakers who were held guilty of serious offences before the judgement.

Rasheed Masood gets bail

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:23

Convicted Congress leader Rasheed Masood was on Tuesday granted three months interim bail by the Delhi High Court on medical ground.

NGO seeks disqualification of all convicted MPs, MLAs

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 20:19

An NGO on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of all MPs and MLAs who are convicted in serious offences from legislative bodies.

EC announces bypoll to fill Rasheed Masood`s RS seat on Dec 20

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 23:57

Election Commission will hold by-election on December 20 to fill up vacancy in Rajya Sabha after Congress MP Rasheed Masood`s disqualification after he was convicted in MBBS seat scam.

MBBS seats case: HC asks CBI to verify Masood`s medical condition

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 19:41

Delhi HC asked CBI to verify the medical condition of jailed Rasheed Masood, serving four-year-jail term in the medical seat allotment case.

Rabri Devi dubs Lalu Prasad’s LS disqualification as conspiracy

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:30

Hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was disqualified from Lok Sabha following his conviction in the fodder scam, his wife and former chief minister of Bihar Rabri Devi termed the move as a conspiracy against her husband on Tuesday.

AG for immediate disqualification of convicted MPs

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:26

Ending uncertainty over the procedure to notify the disqualification of convicted MPs Lalu Prasad and Jagdish Sharma, the Attorney General has told the Lok Sabha secretariat to immediately issue the notification declaring the seats vacant.

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad jailed for 5 years, to appeal in high court on Oct 17

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 21:24

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad was on Thursday jailed for five years for his role in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam that surfaced 17 years ago.

BJP welcomes Masood`s conviction, takes dig at Congress

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:11

The BJP on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress over its MP Rasheed Masood being jailed on charges of corruption, saying that the first lawmaker to lose membership of parliament upon conviction will be from the party that leads the coalition government at the centre.

Masood has company of elderly in Tihar Jail

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:01

Congress MP Rasheed Masood, sentenced to four years imprisonment by a Delhi court for corruption, has been lodged with other elderly convicts at the Tihar Jail here, an official said Tuesday.

`Masood created one medical seat as a very special case`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 22:39

Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood had created one special medical seat for Tripura "as a very special case as a one-time concession" and later nominated an underserving candidate on it, noted a Delhi court which on Tuesday sentenced the Congress leader to four-year imprisonment.