Out of the box ideas needed to unclog jails, cut criminal cases burden: SC

Some “out of the box” thinking is required to unclog jails and reduce the burden of criminal cases in courts, observed the Supreme Court on Friday while stressing that some steps should be taken by the authorities when the nation is celebrating 75 years of independence. The apex court said some “tokenism” … Read more

Delhi HC to hear plea on pendency of criminal cases against MPs, MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday is scheduled to hear a case about the pendency of criminal cases against members of Parliament (MPs) and Legislative Assemblies (MLAs). The matter, which will be heard by a bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Subramonium Prasad, was instituted in October 2020 by the … Read more

Cassava faces criminal probe tied to Alzheimer’s drug: Sources

(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Cassava Sciences Inc. involving whether the biotech company manipulated research results for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, two people familiar with the inquiry said. The Justice Department personnel conducting the investigation into Austin, Texas-based Cassava specialize in examining whether companies or individuals have misled … Read more

Criminal justice machinery relentlessly employed against Zubair, says SC

Arrest is not meant to be and must not be used as a “punitive tool” but the criminal justice machinery was “relentlessly employed” against Alt News Co-founder Mohammad Zubair, the Supreme Court said while granting him interim bail in connection with the FIRs lodged against him in Uttar Pradesh for alleged … Read more

Fireman’s Fund on Hook for Criminal Defense Costs for ‘Lottery Lawyer’

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! As the criminal trial of a New York lawyer charged with bilking lottery winners out of millions of dollars got underway this week in a federal court in Brooklyn, one insurer was likely watching closely as it will be picking up the defense costs. A few … Read more

aiims job case: Criminal Investigation Department interrogates 2 BJP MLAs’ kin in AIIMS job case

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials on Wednesday interrogated BJP Chakdaha MLA Bankim Ghosh’s daughter-in-law and BJP Bankura MLA Niladri Sekhar Dana’s daughter for irregularities in recruitment in AIIMS Kalyani at their residences. It is alleged that both were recruited at AIIMs Kalyani on contractual basis. Four CID officials visited MLA Bankim Ghosh’s residence today morning … Read more

Criminal complaint filed against UBS

(Reuters) — Three organizations have filed a criminal complaint to federal prosecutors in Switzerland, alleging possible money laundering and a failure to exercise due diligence at UBS in relation to funds they say were received by an alleged associate of former Congolese president Joseph Kabila. “The criminal complaint transmitted to the (Office of the Attorney General) … relates to … Read more

Prosecutors Say Criminal Gang Took Control of Emergency Mitigation Industry in NYC

Federal prosecutors have charged nine individuals in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that they say took control of a Brooklyn damage restoration company and used violence and threats to intimidate competitors and dominate the emergency mitigation industry in New York City. According to a grand jury indictment unsealed in federal district court in Manhattan on June … Read more

India, Nepal discuss trans-border criminal activities at JWG meet

India and Nepal discussed issues related to curbing trans-border criminal and terror activities and strengthening border infrastructure among others at the 12th meeting of their Joint Working Group (JWG). The JWG, which delved into matters related to border management and security, was held in New Delhi on June 15-16, … Read more