Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to his counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat seeking premature release of 13 terrorists convicted in various cases, including assassination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh.
Latching on to Supreme Court judgement in Akshardham temple attack case, JD(U) Wednesday accused BJP leader Amit Shah and Gujarat government of "misusing" state machinery "against a particular community" and demanded that other such cases should be transferred out of that state.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday argued in a court here that Delhi Police was trying to "frustrate" their ongoing probe against Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives by seeking further custody of top IM men Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas.
BJP on Thursday welcomed the Allahabad High Court verdict on the UP government withdrawing prosecution in terror cases without the Centre`s permission, saying it was a strong rebuff to parties indulging in "appeasement politics".
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to produce the order through which the decision was taken to withdraw cases against alleged accused in terror activities.
In a major embarrassment for the ruling Samajwadi Party, the Allahabad High Court on Friday put a stay on the Akhilesh Yadav government’s move to withdraw terror charges against those falsely implicated in terror cases.
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
said here Thursday that he was considering handing over to the
National Investigation Agency six cases related to alleged
right-wing terrorism in which there was a "common connection".
Senior Congress leader Digvijay
Singh on Monday favoured setting up of a special court to try
terror related cases, including the Batla House encounter,
where most of the accused belong to minority community.