Supreme Court

Sasikala paid Rs 2 crore bribe for exclusive kitchen, special facilities in jail

AIADMK chief VK Sasikala is reportedly getting VIP treatment in the Bengaluru jail, including a special kitchen for her meals. After being convicted by the Supreme Court in a disproportionate assets case, Sasikala has been lodged in the Parappana Agrahara Central jail. However, the AIADMK chief is getting special facilities, including an exclusive kitchen to cook food for her, in complete violation of jail rules, says a report by DIG

Vijay Mallya offers to repay banks Rs 4000 crore by September

Industrialist Vijay Mallya, who owes more than Rs 9000 crore to a consortium of 17 banks, today submitted to the Supreme Court a repayment plan of Rs 4000 crore by September this year. The top court has asked the consortium led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to respond to the liquor baron’s proposal. Mallya’s lawyer told the Supreme Court that he had two rounds of meeting through video

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi Ordered To Face Trial In National Herald Case

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi are not required to appear in court in the National Herald case, the Supreme Court said today. The court has, however, rejected an appeal by the Gandhis to stop trial in the case saying, “Let there be a fair trial.” “Their presence will cause more inconvenience than convenience in the court. These people are of such prominence and they

BCCI paying the price for past mistakes: Anurag Thakur

The Supreme Court has told them to fall in line and even though the BCCI is “not looking for an escape route” from the Lodha committee recommendations on reforms, its secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday said the Board has “every right to deliberate” on the pros and cons of the report. “The BCCI is not looking for an escape route. We believe in transparency and accountability. In the last nine

National Herald: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi move SC to quash charges against them

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court to quash charges against them in the National Herald case on Thursday. The two top leaders of the party, along with other senior leaders had last year appeared in the Patiala Court for a hearing in the case. Senior advocates Harin Raval and Vivek Tankha filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme

Sanjay Dutt to be released from jail in February

Sanjay Dutt will be out of the Yerwada Jail in Pune in the last week of February. The Bollywood actor, who was convicted by the Supreme Court for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, will walk out a free man. Based on his conduct, the Jail authorities have decided to cut his punishment period and release him before the scheduled release date, reports suggest. The Apex

Congress hardens stand on Arun Jaitley, demands SIT probe

The Congress on Monday kicked up a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament to press for Arun Jaitley’s resignation and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket association when the finance minister headed the DDCA. The party demanded that a CBI special investigation team, supervised by the top court, probe the alleged scam, as it toughened its stand following a strategy meeting Monday morning. Party chief Sonia Gandhi was

Farhan Akhtar on Release of Juvenile in Nirbhaya Case: Law Needs a Revaluation

A petition to stop the release of the youngest of six men who gang-raped and tortured a student on a moving bus in Delhi in 2012 was rejected today by the Supreme Court. The convict, now 20, was released on Sunday from a correctional home – where he spent three years – to a non-profit organization. Actor Farhan Akhtar spoke about this and said that he feels that there is

Need to reconsider SC orders on 377, NJAC, says Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the Supreme Court’s judgment against gay sex as well as its recent decision to strike down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) need to be “reconsidered”. Underlining that an elected government and the parliament’s sovereignty are as much a part of the basic structure as independence of the judiciary, Jaitley said “all other basic structures” cannot be “dismantled” just “to protect

SC refuses urgent hearing on Rahul Gandhi's citizenship row

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking a direction to CBI to register a case against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly declaring himself as a British national before company law authorities there. “There is no urgency in the matter,” a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said when lawyer M L Sharma pleaded for urgent listing and hearing on his PIL. Recently,

Man Up and Move Out: Supreme Court to Actor Aditya Pancholi

Actor Aditya Pancholi has been ordered by the Supreme Court to vacate his Mumbai home by the end of the year. “You are a big man. You can buy a flat. Your conduct (harassing the landlord) is not acceptable.” Mr Pancholi, 50, has been fighting a court case over the house for nearly three decades. Last month, the Bombay High Court ruled against the actor of films like Yes Boss

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti sent to two-day policy custody

Controversial AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, arrested in the wee hours in connection a domestic violence and attempt to murder case, was today sent to police custody for two days by Delhi court. 41-year-old Bharti, who had surrendered before police last evening, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Manika who remanded the former Delhi Law Minister to police custody till October 1 after the investigating agency said some recoveries were to be