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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Top Headlines: Law panel wants 'gradual' stop to death penalty except in terror cases
Shying away from a blanket ban on death penalty the Law Commission is likely to recommend "gradual" abolition in all cases, except terror-related ones, as practiced in countries like the United Kingdom.
Even as Sanjeev Khanna on Friday confessed to his role in Sheena Bora's killing, his friend Ajay Rawla (from whose residence he was arrested), told TOI that Indrani Mukerjea lured Sanjeev to Mumbai by saying she would let him meet their daughter, Vidhie just days before Sanjeev's birthday on April 26, 2012.
Police commissioner Rakesh Maria is all set to complete the probe into the Sheena Bora murder case as early as possible and may even file the chargesheet in a record 33 days before his promotion as director general onSeptember 30.
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry by the principal district and sessions judge, Jalna, against the erring police officials including the Jalna deputy superintendent of police for the unlawful detention of a 27-year-old man without arrest, custodial torture and non-compliance of mandatory provisions of law.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Madurai district collector to inquire a complaint filed by a dalit man who claimed that he was forcibly held as a bonded labourer at a brick kiln in the district.
The proposed bilateral series between India and Pakistan due to be held in the UAE later this year should be postponed until long-standing border unrest between the two countries ends, said Shoaib Akhtar.