Sidhu threatens indefinite fast, asks government to make public STF report on drug menace

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday threatened to go on an indefinite fast if his party’s state government does not make public the SIT report on the drug menace. Sidhu once again questioned the steps taken by the state government to ensure justice in sacrilege cases. Addressing a gathering in Moga’s Baghapuran, he … Read more

Big conspiracy charge in 2002 riots was exaggerated: SIT tells Supreme Court

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the allegation of a larger conspiracy in the 2002 Gujarat riots was “blown out of proportion” by claiming that the then state government had several persons from the highest to the highest. At worst, there were “allies”. The SIT told a bench headed … Read more

To ensure complete impartiality, SC appoints retired HC judge to oversee probe in Lakhimpur Kheri case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain, a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to oversee the Lakhimpur Kheri violence probe and ensure fairness and independence in the investigation. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said: “We appoint Rakesh Kumar Jain (retired judge of Punjab and Haryana … Read more

Congress demands SC-monitored SIT probe into multi-crore bitcoin ‘scam’ in Karnataka

The Congress on Saturday accused the multi-crore bitcoin scam and its concealment by the BJP government in Karnataka and demanded an independent probe by the Supreme Court-monitored SIT. Addressing a press conference, Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala posed a set of six questions to the prime minister and asked what was the … Read more

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Supreme Court gives UP government till Monday to stand on monitoring of SIT probe by former High Court judge

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the Lakhimpur Kheri case till Monday on the request of the Uttar Pradesh government, which had sought more time to “resolve things”. A bench headed by CJI NV Ramana adjourned the matter till Monday on the request of senior advocate Harish N Salve. The court had earlier expressed displeasure … Read more

Zakia Jafri’s complaint thoroughly probed, no material found to pursue it, SIT tells Supreme Court

The SIT on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a thorough investigation was conducted into the complaint of Zakia Jafri, who alleges a larger conspiracy in the 2002 Gujarat riots, after concluding that there was no material to pursue it. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing several cases of … Read more

SC allows appeal against HC order; New SIT to continue probe into Punjab firing

The Supreme Court on April 9 accepted the appeal of the Punjab government against the order of the High Court which had set aside the findings of a Special Investigation Team on police firing in Kotkapura. The firing was on those protesting against the alleged incidents of Guru Granth Sahib between June and October 2015, … Read more

CBI, SIT asked to file fresh report in election violence cases

The Calcutta High Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file a fresh status report in connection with the post-poll violence case on December 23. A bench of newly appointed Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice IP Mukherjee on Monday took on record the latest … Read more

Lakhimpur case: Supreme Court expresses displeasure over progress in investigation

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed displeasure over the pace of investigation by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. It has recommended monitoring of the SIT probe by a retired high court judge. The apex court, headed by CJI NV Ramana, turned down the request for a CBI inquiry into the matter, … Read more

Cruise drugs case: Aryan Khan out of NCB SIT summons citing fever

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Sunday in the cruise drugs case, but he did not appear citing fever. the officer said. The SIT of the anti-drug agency on Sunday asked Aryan Khan to appear on the same day, an … Read more