Red-Handed: 20 Criminal Cases That Shook India

By Souvik Bhadra

In past due 2006, citizens of zone 31 of Noida, Uttar Pradesh, found the continues to be of a kid within the open drain that bordered the colony. because the kingdom watched on in horror, the police exposed the physique elements of fifteen extra teenagers within the comparable position. those grisly killings have been came upon to were the handiwork of Surinder Koli, a serial killer who lived in a home nearby.
In Red-Handed: 20 legal instances That Shook India, legal professionals Souvik Bhadra and Pingal Khan narrate the tales in the back of probably the most sensational felony instances to have stuck the eye of the rustic within the previous few many years. From the homicide of Nitish Katara in a case of ‘honour killing’ to the taking pictures of Jessica Lal; from the Harshad Mehta rip-off to the easiest Bakery arson of 2002; and, from the scary ‘tandoor’ case, during which Naina Sahni used to be killed after which cremated, to the trial and conviction of Sanjay Dutt less than TADA, Red-Handed examines the explanations in the back of those crimes at the same time it goals to put naked the internal workings of the Indian judicial approach. also, the authors light up the an important function that the media has come to play in judicial matters—it shapes public opinion, and sometimes even investigates instances and promises justice, a lot sooner than the judges do.

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Besides the Vishaka judgment, the Chandrima Das case is one other example the place the courts have tried to deal with sexual offences and introduce institutional reform. THE evidence Hanufa Khatun was once from Bangladesh. She arrived at Kolkata on 24 February 1998 and stayed at a inn within the urban for 2 days. She then determined to go to Ajmer Sharif, the shrine of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti situated in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Hanufa arrived at Howrah Railway Station at 2. 00 p. m. on 26 February 1998, with the goal of boarding the Jodhpur convey. in view that she had a waitlisted price tag, she approached the price ticket examiner to invite if there has been a berth on hand. The examiner asked her to attend within the women’ ready room. At approximately five. 00 p. m. , males approached her whereas she was once ready and, claiming to be price ticket touts, acknowledged they'd support her get a reservation. At eight. 00 p. m. , the lads lower back with a reservation lower than her identify. considered one of them, Siya Ram Singh, provided to accompany her to dinner at a close-by eating place. After consuming the foodstuff there she vomited; this was once at round nine. 00 p. m. After your time, Ashoke Singh, the opposite tout, met her on the ready room in addition to another individual referred to as Rafi Ahmed, a parcel manager. He provided to take her to Yatri Nivas, the railway leisure apartment. After the woman attendant on the ready room qualified the credentials of either those males, she went with them to Yatri Nivas. She was once taken to Room 102, which have been booked below the identify of Ashoke Singh. Sitaram Singh, an worker of the electrical division of the station, joined them at the means. different males joined them within the room—Lalan Singh, a parcel clerk of the station, and Awdesh Singh, a parcel clearing agent. Ashoke Singh pressured Hanufa into the room and Awdesh Singh locked the door from open air and stood defend. the boys begun consuming and compelled her to drink besides. Hanufa used to be violently raped in that room. while she recovered, Hanufa controlled to flee and went again to the platform the place she came across Siya Ram Singh chatting with Ashoke Singh. the previous, after listening to the tale, abused and slapped Ashoke Singh. It used to be dead night and the Jodhpur educate had already departed. Siya Ram Singh instructed her that he could take her to his residence the place she will be secure; he lied to her and informed her that his spouse will be there. He acknowledged that he could positioned her on a teach the subsequent morning. while Hanufa went to his condo, Siya Ram Singh gagged her mouth and raped her. the owner of the development expert the police after Hanufa raised a hue and cry and woke the neighbours. The occasions of that evening on my own are sufficient to horrify the typical sense of right and wrong; the truth that govt staff in a central authority development perpetrated it makes all of it the extra stunning. Chandrima Das used to be an recommend working towards in Kolkata. Upon listening to of the incident, she filed a writ petition67 opposed to the imperative govt and the railway board for reimbursement, as she claimed that Hanufa’s basic rights have been breached. excessive court docket The petition less than used to be filed Article 226 of the structure on behalf of Hanufa within the Calcutta excessive courtroom, claiming that because the rape used to be perpetrated by means of railway staff in a railway leisure apartment, the valuable govt and the railways have been susceptible to pay repayment to the sufferer.

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