An accused in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case told the CBI court that he would like to depose before it again, claiming that his previous statement was made under duress.
The accused, Irfan, who hails from Kanpur, alleged that he was forced by CBI officers to give his statements during hearing on March 24. Irfan was produced before special CBI magistrate Shubhra Singh along with four other accused.
"We have sought to make a fresh submission to the court and annul the statement made earlier," his lawyer told reporters. He claimed that CBI officers had threatened his client that if he did not name another accused Saquib Ali 'Danger' in the case, they would book his (Irfan's) wife under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
The lawyer said that Irfan told the court that he would reveal the names of some politicians in connection with the murder case. The court has scheduled further hearing on June 22.
Actress Sana Khan has been declared absconding after she was charged with alleged attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
Son of a Samajwadi Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs one lakh was also imposed on him by a local court in Badaun for raping a teenaged girl.
Three Indian Army personnel were killed on Friday in an ongoing encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir.
The Shiv Sena on Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said.
The Scotland Yard arrested two more people, including a woman, in connection with the murder of a soldier on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists.
Gujarat CM stressed on the importance of Yoga at the inauguration of university.
The Thane city police arrested a doctor from a hospital on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a patient, the police said on Thursday.