SC panel says book 10 cops for killing 4 accused in Hyderabad rape & murder

THE JUSTICE VS Sirpurkar Commission, set up by the Supreme Court to probe the killing in an alleged encounter of four accused in the gangrape and murder of a veterinarian on the outskirts of Hyderabad in 2019, has submitted a report stating that it believes the police deliberately fired on the accused “with an intent … Read more

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other suicide bombers. Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, appears to have been driven to action roughly two years from when his radical indoctrination … Read more

Explained: As SC reserves verdict on his plea for remission, the story of Rajiv Gandhi assassination accused AG Perarivalan

AG Perarivalan alias Arivu, 50, was 19 when he was arrested on June 11, 1991. He was accused of having bought two 9-volt ‘Powerstar’ battery cells for Sivarasan, the LTTE man who masterminded the conspiracy. The batteries were used in the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi on May 21 that year. The ongoing case in … Read more

Explained: What is FCRA, the law related to NGO funding which certain MHA officials are accused of violating?

The CBI on Tuesday (May 10) carried out searches at 40 places and questioned six officials of the Foreigners Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for allegedly accepting bribes to give clearances under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010 to certain NGOs. A CBI spokesperson said the operation was conducted “to nab … Read more

Lynching of 2 tribals in MP: Families of 6 held say accused linked to Bajrang Dal

AT LEAST six of the 13 persons arrested for the death of two tribal menwho were assaulted on Tuesday over claims of cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni, are members of the Bajrang Dal — and had championed in previous “raid against cattle smugglers”, their family members told The Indian Express. The families of some … Read more

SP leaders, turncoats, wanted accused: This April, on Uttar Pradesh bulldozer list

While other BJP-ruled states and Delhi are emulating its example now, it was the Yogi Adityanath government that first adopted the bulldozer as a symbol of toughness on crime and criminals. In the recent elections, the Samajwadi Party’s bid to target the BJP over the razing of alleged illegal properties by coining the slogan ‘Bulldozer … Read more