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Vyapam scam: Two persons sentenced five years jail

Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): The first punishment in the Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal or Vyapam scam has come, with a court in Madhya Pradesh sentencing two accused of fraud to five-year jail terms, an official said on Saturday July 25.

Khandwa's Superintendent of Police M.S. Sikarwar told IANS that the district court sentenced the two - Arun Kumar and Devendra Kaushal - in a case relating to the state Pre-Medical Test in 2004.

Further details of the judgment were not immediately available.
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Man accused of Sexual harassment escapes from Jail

Mangaluru: A 35-year-old man accused in a case of sexual harassment of a child ran away after he was produced before an Additional District and Sessions Judge on Thursday night.

According to a complaint by Head Constable Balakrishna Rai, Suresh was arrested under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. He was subjected to medical test and produced before the Additional District and Sessions Judge in the latter’s house around 8.30 p.m. After coming out of the judge’s house, Suresh pushed aside Balakrishna Rai and ran away. A case has been registered with the Mangaluru East police.
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Fresh guidlines for filmmakers, journalists to get entry into the jail

New Delhi: Filmmakers shooting documentaries inside prison will have to deposit Rs 1 lakh as security and leave their recordings with jail superintendents for three days to let him delete portions deemed objectionable.

This is part of a fresh guideline issued on Friday to streamline the entry of filmmakers, journalists, activists and researchers after a controversy erupted over BBC documentary “India's Daughter” directed by Leslee Udwin on the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case, in which she interviewed the convicts in Tihar jail.

Viewing “very seriously” unauthorised meetings with prisoners or visitors misusing permission to meet for their own benefit, the Home Ministry said entry is not ordinarily allowed, but permission could be granted to an individual, journalist or others for making documentaries, doing research, articles or interviews.

States will then decide on the applications. While an Indian will have to apply 30 days before the date of visit, it is 60 days for a foreigner. A visitor will have to sign a declaration and deposit Rs 1 lakh, which could be forfeited if any guideline is violated.

For filmmakers, only camera and tape-recorder or equipment connected with the purpose will be allowed. Tripod, mobile phones, papers, book and pen will not be allowed. “After the visit, the visitor shall hand over handycam, dictaphone or tape-recorder to the jail superintendent for a period of three days... The jail superintendent shall then see and hear recordings... If he finds anything objectionable, he shall delete that portion,” say the guidelines.

A no-objection note is required from state government before releasing documentary or article or research paper.
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Seven year jail term, Rs.8000 fine for taking bribe of Rs. 600

Bidar: A village accountant was sentenced seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 8000 for accepting a bribe of Rs. 600 six years ago.

Yes, you got it right, the village accountant of Chambola village in Bidar, Rajkumar has been sent to jail for seven years for taking a bribe of Rs. 600 from a party involved in land dispute.

Judge of the chief district and sessions court, Sanjeeva Hanchate, who also happens to be the judge of Lokayukta special court, announced this verdict on Tuesday June 23.

Rajkumar was caught red hand while he was accepting bribe  of Rs 600 on August 3, 2009 from Venkatrao Sherikar from Hippalgaon village, who had applied for the mutation of his property.

Afte prolonged hearing and based on evidence, the judge came to the conclusion that the VA was guilty of charges levelled against him. The judge said that corruption cases have gone beyond limits in the country. Whether bribe take was a rupee or a lakh that doesn’t matter. A bribe is a bribe. Guilty should be punished.
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Printing fake currency notes: Man sentenced three years in jail

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada chief judicial and sessions court here has sentenced three years rigorous imprisonment to a person accused of printing and circulating fake currency notes of Rs 100 denomination.

Jason Peter D'Souza (34), a resident of Padumeremajalu village in Bantwal taluk is the man who has been sent to jail for three years.

On February 21, 2013, Jayson had tendered a fake currency note of Rs 100 value towards payment of two mobile recharge cards he bought from a shop located by the side of the Perar arch in Paduperar village. Owner of the shop, Chandrahas, got suspicious about the currency note tendered by Jayson, called him back and when he checked him Chandrahas found six more fake currency notes.

Thereafter, Chandrahas filed a complaint in Bajpe police station.

During their investigation, the police found that Jayson was creating fake currency notes by taking color xerox copies of original notes in the machine he had installed in a rented building near Bajpe police station. The accused was arrested and the charge sheet was filed in the court.

After hearing the case district chief and sessions judge, Uma M G,who awarded rigorous imprisonment to the accused under sections 489c and 420 of Indian Penal Code, apart from levying a fine of Rs 10,000.   In case of failing to pay this fine, the accused will have to serve an additional three-month term of simple imprisonment.  

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Bollywood star Salman Khan breaks down in court after being sentenced to 5 yrs in jail; taken into custody

Bollywood star Salman Khan was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty by a court in Mumbai of killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run crash after a night out drinking.

While convicting Khan, sessions court judge DW Deshpande said all the charges against the star, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder, had been proved. Khan was taken into custody after the sentencing and would be sent to Arthur Road Jail later in the day.

The judge said 49-year-old Khan was driving the car at the time of the accident and the defence’s contention that his driver Ashok Singh was at the wheel was not probable.

Khan, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, broke down on hearing the verdict and witnesses said there were tears in his eyes. Khan’s family members too were upset and his two sisters also broke down in the courtroom.

While the judge heard arguments on the quantum of sentence, Khan’s lawyer sought a lesser sentence in view of his humanitarian work. He said the actor had paid Rs 19 lakh as compensation to the victims and would do more if ordered.

“We are not running away from responsibility,” the counsel said. Khan himself pleaded with the judge for a lesser sentence.

The prosecution sought the maximum punishment of 10 years.

Khan was charged with running over five persons sleeping on a pavement outside a bakery in Bandra in his Toyota Land Cruiser early on September 28, 2002, killing one and injuring four. Prosecutors said he was under the influence of alcohol.

Whether Khan is sent to jail on Wednesday or he gets bail will be decided by the court.

Khan has the option to appeal in the Bombay High court against the sessions court’s verdict.

The prosecution examined 27 witnesses in the case, including eyewitnesses, persons who were injured in the accident, employees of a bar where Khan was drinking, the doctor who took a blood sample of the actor, doctors who treated the injured, forensic experts and police officers.

The judgement was announced amid tight security around the court at Kalaghoda and only lawyers, media and court staff were allowed in the courtroom. A large number of media teams, lawyers and fans converged on the court complex to find out about the actor's fate.

Lawyers and fans kept pushing to enter the courtroom and the judge asked police to intervene. The judge directed police not to allow any more people inside as there was no space. The proceedings were briefly put on hold because of the disturbance before the judge had the doors of the courtroom closed.

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Hit and run case: Salman Khan jailed for 5 years

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in jail for a 2002 hit-and-run accident that left one man dead and four others injured here.

Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande announced the verdict at a packed courtroom here, stunning the actor and his family.

Salman, one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood, was sentenced for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The judge held Salman guilty of rash and negligent driving when he was at the wheels of the Land Cruiser that killed the poor victim in suburban Bandra in September 2002.

Defence lawyer Abha Singh said justice had finally been done.

"I am very happy," she told the media. "Justice has been done. The law has been upheld."
She said the long delay had given the impression that the rich could get away with murder in India, and that the moneyed were above the law. 

Earlier on Wednesday, the actor was found guilty on most of the charges levelled against him in the incident.

His lawyers had pleaded for a lighter sentence, citing the actor's social work as well as heart and other medical issues.

Salman is likely to be taken into police custody and sent to the Arthur Road Central Jail in south Mumbai.

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Brutal murderer of pregnant lady punched by roommates in jail

Brutal murderer of pregnant lady punched by roommates in jail

Udupi: The accused of alleged sexual assault and murder of a pregnant lady in Kunadapur was beaten badly by his roommates in jail.

Prashanth Mogaveer had been sent to judicial custody for a week in Hiriyadka Sub Jail. Today as soon as he entered the cell his roommates started to thrash him. Severely  injured Prashanth has been taken to hospital.
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