Allahabad HC reduces jail term for man who sexually assaults minor, calls it a ‘lesser crime’

The Allahabad High Court has reduced the sentence of a man convicted of having oral sex with a boy from 10 to seven years, saying the offense was a “lesser offence”. The HC ruled that the man’s act of penetrative sexual assault was a “lesser offense” than the “aggravated penetrative sexual assault” for which he … Read more

Special courts set up by SC to prosecute MPs are valid, amicus tells apex court

Special courts for speedy disposal of cases against sitting and former MPs and MLAs established by the Supreme Court under its exclusive power are valid and no illegality can be attached to the trial of cases against MPs by these courts, the Supreme Court said. Was informed Tuesday. A report by amicus curiae Vijay Hansaria … Read more

Supreme Court calls UP officials ‘arrogant’, clears way for arrest of two including finance secretary

Terming the officials as “very arrogant”, the Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh government and paved the way for the arrest of the state’s finance secretary and additional chief secretary (revenue), against whom the Allahabad High Court granted bail. Warrant was issued. Delayed and partial compliance of orders. The matter … Read more