Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo/Twitter)

In rape cases, conviction must be within 6 months: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said there should be a system in place to ensure that conviction of rapists “took place within six months”. His statement came after a court held guilty two neighbours for brutally raping a five-year-old in 2013 case. गुड़िया रेप केस में दोनों आरोपियों को दोषी पाया […]

Ashok Gehlot (File Photo)

Rajasthan HC notice to Ashok Gehlot government over rising rape cases

Jodhpur:  The Rajasthan High Court on Friday, terming the administration and police a “failure”, issued notice to the Ashok Gehlot government on the rising incidents of rape in the state. A bench of Justice Sandeep Mehta and Justice Vineet Mathur issued notice after taking cognisance of two recent rape incidents reported in Bharatpur and Jhalawar. […]

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju (File Photo)

Lok Sabha passes bill for stringent punishment in rape cases

New Delhi : A bill that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed after a reply by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju. It will replace an ordinance brought by […]

Jharkhand witnesses rise in rape cases

Ranchi :  Jharkhand has witnessed an overall increase in the number of rape cases but the first quarter of 2018 saw a decrease, according to state police data issued on Monday The total number of rape cases registered in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were 1,122, 1,198, 1,146 and 1,335 respectively. The average cases in […]