A special court on Wednesday convicted three persons in connection with the 2009 case of firing on a city-based hotelier, who had survived the attack as the bullet hit a coin kept in his shirt's pocket.
Brijesh Singh, who was allegedly associated with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, and his aide were on Wednesday discharged by a court here of charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in a case lodged against them by the Delhi Police.
The Bombay High Court has refused bail to an accused gangster held under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act for allegedly assaulting a rival gang member in Pune in 2011, along with 14 others, in a bid to extort money.
Two alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives Asad Khan and Imran Khan, held for their complicity in Pune`s serial blasts of 2012, on Monday urged bail from Bombay High Court saying that the investigating agency had not filed charge sheet against them within the mandatory period.
The Mumbai Police, who have mounted efforts to trace Afzal Usmani, an Indian Mujahideen operative who escaped from a special MCOCA court in the city on Friday, believe his escape might have been planned.
Bahujan Samajwadi Party`s candidate in 2008 assembly polls in Delhi, Mohd Afzal, was today sent to six years in jail by a Delhi court for running an organised crime syndicate and accumulating huge wealth by committing the crimes.
The corridors of the special MCOCA court in Mumbai was where the accused in a terror-related cases discussed how to recruit youths for `jihad` and arrange their training, according to a witness in Pune blasts case.
The stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), commonly used against the gangsters and terrorists, would be invoked against those involved in illegal sand-mining, government said on Monday.