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Batla House encounter case: Ariz Khan sentenced to death

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A Delhi court on Monday called it the “rarest of rare case” and sentenced to death, Ariz Khan, convicted in the 2008 Batla House encounter case for the murder of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and other offences in the union capital.

Judge Sandeep Yadav had pronounced the judgement on March 8. The order said: “it was duly proved that Ariz Khan along with his accomplices caused the murder of police official by a gunshot from a fire arm.”

Pronouncing the sentence, the court said there was “no manner of doubt” that Khan was responsible for the murder of the Police inspector.

Khan, an operative of the Indian Mujahudeen was on run, when was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi police 3 years ago.

Khan has been convicted under sections 302, 307, 333 and 353 (which deal with assault or grievous hurt to a public servant in the discharge of his duty), 186 (which has provisions of punishment for people who prevent a public servants from discharging their duties), 34 and 174A of the Indian penal Code (IPC) and also Section 27 of the Arms Act (which provides for jail sentence to those who are found in possession of arms illegally).
The encounter had taken place between Delhi Police Special Cell and terrorists at flat L-18 in south Delhi’s Batla House, on September 19, 2008. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists died in this encounter.

Rape and murder: Number of death sentence in 2018 goes up to 20 in MP

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Bhopal: With one more death sentence pronounced today in a case of rape and murder of a 5-year old girl child in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, the total number of death sentences has gone up to 20 this year- the highest in any state in India and a record in the history of Prosecution in Madhya Pradesh.

The Court of Additional District Judge in Jabalpur today (19 December 2018) awarded capital punishment to the accused Anand Kushwah (19) for abducting,raping and strangulating to death his 5-year old cousin.

The barbaric crime was committed in Jabalpur district on 19 August 2018. After killing his cousin, the rapist wrapped her body in a polythene bag and dumped it in a septic tank. The body was recovered on the information provided by the accused. The DNA test report was also positive.

Other circumstantial evidence also confirmed the case. This case, especially the speed with which it was solved and put up for prosecution, leading to conviction of the accused, is being described as an example of cooperation between Police investigation and MP Prosecution. Investigation in this case was completed in 5 days.

Of the total 20 cases that have resulted in capital punishment in MP this year, 17 are rape cases involving the girl child, one involving a boy child and the remaining two are normal murder cases. This is the highest number of cases in which capital punishment has been secured in a year in MP or in any other State.

MP Prosecution has secured capital sentence in 6 cases in August , 3 in July and 3 sentence in December. Capital punishment in 6 cases in one month in child rape cases is also a record in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the success story of MP Prosecution on three separate occasions. First in his speech from Red Fort on 15 August, then in his popular Radio programme “MAN KI BAAT” and again while speaking at the Forensic science university convocation programme at Gandhinagar.

The Jabalpur High court has already confirmed capital sentence in three cases and in three other cases commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. The High court has not granted acquittal in even a single case.

DG MP Prosecution Rajendra Kumar said that capital sentence in such a large number of cases reflects excellent teamwork, commitment and focused approach of MP Prosecution. Credit of extra ordinary success goes to team MP Prosecution and MP Police, he said adding securing capital sentence for 20 accused in a year is unprecedented and a record that that should encourage MP Prosecution to perform even better in coming years.

Special CBI Court awards death sentence in a 14-year old kidnapping and murder case

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New Delhi: The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Mohali (Punjab) has today (28 August 2018) awarded Death Sentence to Kushwinder Singh, a resident of Village-Suhavi in a case of kidnapping and murder of four family members.

CBI had registered the case on 16 July 2007 on the orders passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Criminal Miscellaneous case. No. 58783-M of 2006. The CBI then took over the investigation of this Case (FIR No. 59 of 2004 dated 5 June 2004) registered earlier at Bassi Pathana POlice Station in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab under Sections 364/34 of Indian Penal Code and 302 of IPC. The case was registered over the kidnapping and murder of one Kulwant Singh, his wife Harjit Kaur and their two children Ramandeep Kaur and Arvinder Singh.

Kultar Singh, a resident of Polo Majara village in Fatehgarh Sahib district had made a missing/kidnapping and murder complaint against Kulwant Singh and his family on 3 June 2004.

After completion of further investigation, CBI had filed a chargesheet against the accused Khushwinder Singh, resident of Suhavi village under Khamano Police Station of Punjab under Sections 364, 201 and 302 of IPC in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI Cases, Patiala on 8 September 2014.

The Trial Court framed the charges against accused Kushwinder Singh on 26 September 2014. During trial, prosecution examined 37 witnesses. The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

MP House passes bill for death to those convicted of raping girls 12 years or below

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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country where those found guilty of raping girls up to 12 years of age will get a death sentence with the passage of a Bill for this purpose in the Assembly on Monday (4 December, 2017)

Now the Bill will go to the President for his assent, State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told reporters after the passage of the Bill in the State Assembly. Under the new law, once it is in place, Capital punishment would be awarded to rape convicts under Section 376 (A) and Section 376 (D, A), which relates to gang rape.

The Bill was introduced in the House by Rampal Singh, the State Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs. The House unanimously passed the Bill after members discussed its various provisions.