In India and Malaysia’s silence on Zakir Naik what has been revealed is how domestic politics has impacted their foreign policy decision-making.
Why would Adityanath meet a terror convict months before serial blasts in Muslim-dominated areas of Ajmer, Hyderabad and Malegaon?
The eight men have been asked to respond to the Maharashtra state government’s plea against the court’s decision to discharge them within four weeks.
According to MEA spokesperson Vikas Swaroop, the initial details on the suspects were based on their statements to the investigators.
The special court’s order rejecting bail calls into question the NIA’s functioning and reinforces the perception that the government has acted slowly on the Malegaon blasts.
Former SIT head Vikash Narain Rai’s investigations led to the first breakthrough in the 2007 train blast case. In an interview to The Wire, he explains how the dots were connected.
The agency has claimed the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad invented the Hindu terror angle under political pressure. But facts indicate that Hindu fundamentalist organisations had begun to emerge in the state long before.
While the agency has the power and the right to disagree with the earlier investigation conducted by the Maharashtra ATS, the history of the Malegaon blasts case raises serious doubts about the integrity of the NIA’s own investigative efforts.
Thounaojam Brinda believes her checkered career in the Manipur police is because she is related by marriage to the veteran militant leader who has been in the custody of the National Investigation Agency since 2010.
Many former and serving bureaucrats have said Kumar was trying to build an unsustainable case against the accused, perhaps on the insistence of the BJP-led government, thereby shielding the actual culprits.
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
The loss of witness statements is the latest development in a trial that is in danger of being derailed by the investigating agency itself.
The special National Investigative Agency court in Mumbai has taken a serious view of reports that claim some court documents pertaining to the 2008 Malegaon blast case are missing.
The responses of zealots and politicians do not define India’s response to Tanzeel Ahmad’s death. What matters is that he has united ordinary citizens in grief and pride.
Official sources in New Delhi dismissed the Pakistan Today report as a “total concoction”. As far as India is concerned, the next step would be when the Pakistan JIT will conclude its investigation and approach the courts in that country.
Dates for the visit will be be worked out later, National Investigation Agency director general Sharad Kumar told reporters here at the end of five days of discussions with the Pakistani JIT, which returned today.
12 convicted for 2006 Mumbai train blasts Today, a special court held 12 people guilty of planting the bombs that exploded in the first class compartments of Mumbai’s local trains at rush hour on the evening of July 11, 2006, killing 189 people and injuring more than 700. […]
Even as the Modi government told Parliament on Tuesday that the National Investigation Agency will not oppose the grant of bail to Swami Aseemanand – prime accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case – a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court accusing the premier investigation case of going soft in […]
The government has also declined to grant permission to challenge a bail order granted to two other accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts case, Devender Gupta and Lokesh Sharma.
Here is the transcript of the interview Rohini Salian, the Mumbai special prosecutor retained by the National Investigation Agency to handle the Malegaon 2008 bomb blast case involving Hindutva extremists, gave Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV on her allegation that the NIA asked her to go “soft” on the […]
Rohini Salian’s shocking claim of being under pressure to go soft on the Malegaon blast case makes a mockery of governance
The following are the principal developments in the 2008 Malegaon case: The blasts took place on 29 September 2008 near Bhikku Chowk in Malegaon, Maharashtra. Almost simultaneously, another blast occurred in Modasa, Gujarat. The blast took place on the eve of Navaratri. 7 people were killed in Malegaon, […]
Special Public Prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Rohini Salian, has said that ever since the new government came to power in the Centre, there has been pressure on her to go soft on the group of extremist Hindus accused of that crime.