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High Court setback for ex Meghalaya MLA sentenced to 25 years in jail for rape

Shillong, April 14: The Meghalaya High Court has refused to interfere with a trial court order sentencing former MLA Julius Dorphang to 25 years imprisonment for raping a minor girl. The High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee which heard the matter on Thursday also directed the state government to provide a compensation of ? 20 lakh investment to the victim within three months. "The term of imprisonment of 25 years as awarded by the trial court by indicating cogent reasons therefore, does not call for any interference,"...
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High Court scraps Assam Tribunal order declaring ex-Army Man foreigner

Guwahati, February 24: The Gauhati High Court has set aside the order of a Foreigner's Tribunal (FT) declaring a retired army man of Assam as an illegal migrant. FTs are quasi-judicial bodies that decide the citizenship status of persons living in Assam who are suspected to be foreigners. Stating that the reference made to the FT by an Electoral Registration Officer in the case of the retired defence employee was due to 'an absolute non-application of mind', the high court imposed a cost of ? 10,000 on the ERO. The...

Juvenile to be tried as adult can seek benefit of Juvenile Justice Act: High Court

Mumbai, October 28: Merely because a juvenile is directed to be tried as an adult in a case does not mean he or she can be denied the benefit of provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the Bombay High Court said while granting bail to a youngster in a murder case. A single bench of Justice Bharati Dangre on October 21 granted bail to a youngster arrested in 2020 by Borivali police for murder. The accused was 17 years old at the time of the...
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