165 of Maharashtra''s 288 new lawmakers have criminal cases

A whopping 165 of the 288 newly-elected legislators in Maharashtra have criminal cases against them, with 115 charged with serious offences of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women and communal disharmony, a watchdog said Tuesday.

 'Centre to write to states to expedite cases against MPs, MLAs where charges attract disqualification'
'Centre to write to states to expedite cases against MPs, MLAs where charges attract disqualification'

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday that the Centre would write to all states to expedite cases against MPs and MLAs where charges attract disqualification.

PM Modi calls for fast-tracking pending criminal cases against MPs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Union Home and Law Ministry to fast-track trial in criminal cases pending against parliamentarians, reports said on Thursday.

Governor can`t be tried in criminal case: Sheila to Delhi HC

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor.

Allahabad HC issues guidelines for ordering `transfer of investigation`

The Allahabad High Court has ruled that transfer of investigation in criminal cases cannot become "a tool in the hands of the accused" for prolonging the probe.

Narendra Modi, LK Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases

Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges.

321 candidates in sixth phase have criminal cases against them

A total of 321 out of 2,071 candidates from 117 seats that will go to polls on April 24 in the sixth phase have criminal cases against them.

Cases pending against them, three file nominations in Assam

Three candidates are among those who have filed nominations for the April seven first phase Lok Sabha poll in Assam have criminal cases pending against them in the court.

Authorities don`t act without street agitation: Delhi HC

Irked over the city government`s "half-hearted effort" towards setting up additional forensic laboratories to deal with evidence in criminal cases, the Delhi High Court said the authorities do not act unless there is an agitation on the streets.

Court directs probe in defamation case against Madhu Kishwar

A local court on Friday directed probe in a criminal defamation suit filed by suspended Gujarat IAS officer Pradeep Sharma against columnist-activist Madhu Kishwar in connection with the 2009 snooping scandal.

Delhi, Meerut police foil escape bid by a wanted man

The Special Cell of Delhi Police along with STF Meerut on Monday foiled an escape bid by a man, allegedly involved in several criminal cases, from the court complex in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Criminal cases against 16 re-elected Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh MLAs

A total of 13 re-elected Rajasthan MLAs have criminal cases against them as against just three in Chhattisgarh, according to an Association of Democratic Reforms analysis released Saturday.

25 Delhi MLAs have criminal cases against them

A total of 25 MLAs, including the maximum of 17 legislators from BJP, elected to the 70-member Delhi Assembly, have criminal cases against them.

Kejriwal among five AAP candidates facing criminal cases

Five candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal have criminal cases against them.

A third of candidates of major parties face criminal cases

A third of candidates of the Congress, the BJP and the BSP contesting in Madhya Pradesh have criminal cases filed against them, with 120 battling "serious criminal cases".

Unfortunate that there is no witness protection plan: SC

The Supreme Court has expressed concern over absence of a witness protection programme saying it has resulted in witnesses turning hostile "frequently" and rise in unmerited acquittals in criminal cases.

Person giving bail surety liable if convict goes underground

Noting an alarming increase in instances where convicts go underground after getting bail and hold the "criminal justice delivery system to ransom", the SC has said proceedings should be initiated against persons who give surety.

55 MLAs in MP have criminal cases against them

Criminal cases are registered against 55 MLAs, including some ministers, out of the 219 members in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, according to a survey.

Over 26,000 criminal cases pending in Gujarat High Court: Sibal

Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday informed Independent Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani that there are 52,970 civil cases and 26,559 criminal cases pending in the Gujarat High Court as on March 31, 2012.

30% MPs have criminal cases, says report

About 30 percent of Lok Sabha MPs and 17 percent of Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases against them, with Shiv Sena members topping the list, a report released on Monday said.