Following massive public outrage over the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl from Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, the state’s Chief Minister, Yogi Aditynath today announced a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the incident and report back in 7 days.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) can hear the bail plea of any “child” accused even if the child was now a major. The court ruled that if the accused was a child at the time of arrest then he has full right to be tried by the JJB on bail issues.
The Judicial panel appointed by the Supreme Court last year to investigate the alleged fake encounter of four rape-murder accused in Hyderabad has filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking more time to complete the investigation, which got delayed due to COVID 19 pandemic.
“Unfortunately, the police has done the same act and murdered Vikas Dubey and didn’t follow guideline issued by this Hon’ble court in the PUSL Vs State of Maharashtra matter,” stated Atal Bihari Dubey.
The National Human Rights Commission taking suo motu cognizance has issued notice to the Government of Uttar Pradesh through its Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police over reported killing of a journalist by the alleged sand Mafia in Unnao.
The case of British backpacker Grace Millane, who was murdered in Auckland, New Zealand, after a Tinder date in December 2018, triggered UK’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill which has now returned to Parliament.
The Kerala police have rearrested a man who was granted bail a week ago after the Kerala High Court recalled the bail it granted to the accused who is charged with abduction, rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl from Ernakulam in January this year.