criminal cases

18% candidates in Gujarat Assembly bypolls face criminal cases: ADR report

Bypolls in Abdasa, Limbdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada, Karjan, Dang and Kaprada assembly seats in Gujarat were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned.

published on : 30th October 2020

Bihar elections: 34% candidates in 2nd phase polls face criminal cases, says ADR report

About 84 (89 per cent) out of 94 seats are "red alert" constituencies. "Red alert" constituencies are those where three or more contesting candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

published on : 27th October 2020

MP bypolls: 18 per cent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, says report

By-elections are being held to 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh on November 3.

published on : 25th October 2020

31 per cent candidates in 1st phase Bihar polls face criminal cases: ADR report

The report said that 21 candidates have declared cases related to murder against themselves and 62 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder against themselves.

published on : 20th October 2020

Reluctance of police to arrest and produce lawmakers serious matter: SC

The bench also sought fresh details of cases against lawmakers and HCs have to provide the details with regard to number of video conferencing facilities in states for speedy disposal of cases.

published on : 6th October 2020

Rise in cases against sitting, ex-lawmakers; need strict monitoring, says report filed in SC

The total number of cases against sitting and former lawmakers are 4,859 as per a new report, while it was 4,442 in March 2020.

published on : 5th October 2020

Orissa High Court seeks status on pending criminal cases against MPs, MLAs

The Supreme Court has directed High Courts to complete pending criminal trials against sitting and former MPs and MLAs across the country in a time-bound manner. 

published on : 26th September 2020

Former & serving MPs, MLAs facing criminal trials in 4,442 cases, says High Courts data to SC

The Amicus Curiae has also given various suggestions to the court for ensuring speedy trials in cases involving politicians.

published on : 9th September 2020

Congress slams Karnataka govt for withdrawing criminal cases against BJP leaders

The party is also exploring all options, including legal, to force the government to reconsider its decision, while the latter has defended its move.

published on : 6th September 2020

Bombay HC notice to Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar on plea over hiding cases for passport

A petition has alleged that when Waddettiwar applied for passport in Nagpur in May 2001 for the first time, he deliberately did not disclose the criminal cases pending against him.

published on : 18th July 2020

74 per cent Delhi MLAs millionaires, three-fifth face criminal cases

The number of MLAs with serious criminal cases, which included rape, attempt to murder and crimes against women, is 37.

published on : 13th February 2020

Uttar Pradesh: 25 per cent Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypoll candidates with criminal cases

Eight out of 32 candidates contesting the bye-elections have criminal cases registered against them.

published on : 6th March 2018

Gujarat polls: 21 per cent of phase 2 candidates of Congress, 15 per cent of BJP face criminal cases

The Gujarat Election Watch and the ADR analysed the affidavits of 822 out of 851 candidates, who are contesting in the second phase of the assembly election starting from December 14.

published on : 7th December 2017

US Army acknowledges failures to report crime data to FBI

The Army's top general has said his service has failed in a "significant amount" of cases to alert the FBI to soldiers' criminal history.

published on : 16th November 2017