Aam Aadmi Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Manish Sisodia and Prashant Bhushan will appear before a court on Tuesday in the case of breach of section 144, during which they protested outside residences of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. They were protesting against coal allocation scam that came to light in 2012.
The court has summoned them under sections relating to rioting, unlawful assembly and obstructing public servants in the discharge of their duty. If they do not ask for a bail, they are likely to be sent to judicial custody.
Kejriwal and others had been detained outside Manmohan's residence in August 2012, for violating prohibitory orders as they moved in to gherao his house after a CAG report said the national exchequer lost around Rs 1.86 lakh crore due to coal allocations without competitive bidding during 2005-09.
In Vishwas' case, however, summons 353 (assault to deter public servant to discharge duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant), and section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act are also included.
Three FIRs were filed on August 26 against the AAP leaders in Parliament Street Police Station. They are due to appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja.
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape survivor violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
The Bombay High Court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom
Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India, about 50 people on Saturday held a protest in Delhi demanding suspension of talks with China.
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The Tihar Jail here registered a record turnover of Rs.32.17 crore in 2012-13 against a turnover of Rs.12.20 crore during the previous year.
The orange city on Saturday recorded a maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in the country
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