The National Investigation Agency has reportedly confiscated money amounted Rs 1 crore and nearly one kilogram of gold from Swapna Suresh’s two safe deposit lockers. She is the second accused in the controversial Kerala gold smuggling case. NIA said the accused have conspired to damage the monetary stability of India by destabilising the economy.
The Indian Army has received indigenously-developed drone named ‘Bharat’ from the DRDO for carrying out the accurate surveillance in high altitude areas and mountainous terrain along Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. Bharat drones are listed among "World's most agile and lightest Surveillance drone. Indigenously developed by the DRDO."
The postmortem report revealed that notorious gangster Vikas Dubey died because of “haemorrhage and shock” after he received injuries from a firearm. He was killed in an encounter by the special task force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police while trying to escape from the police earlier this month. Dubey was hit by 4 bullets in the retaliatory firing by STF.
Bombay High Court directed all trial courts to inform victims whenever the accused persons are acquitted so that victims have time to appeal against the verdict. “It is a common experience that in most cases, informants are not well educated or come from a stratum of society that lacks awareness," said justice SS Shinde and VG Night led bench.
The Supreme Court has annulled the 2011 Kerala High Court judgement allowing the Travancore Royal family to control and run the Padmanabha Swamy temple. The Kerala High Court ordered the State Govt should take over the temple control. The temple came to limelight when the SC ordered to take stock of the article in the temple vaults in 2011.
While hearing a rape case of a minor girl, the Kerala High Court observed that ‘sexual assault is a crime of gender inequality’. The court rejected the 59-year-old accused’s consensual sex claim, saying compulsion could not be deemed as consent for sex. The court noted that the accused took advantage of a situation and made sexual advances towards her.