Jharkhand High Court: News

13 May 2024

Hemant Soren

SC seeks ED's response on Soren's plea against arrest 

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Enforcement Directorate's reply by May 17 on the plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren against his arrest in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

24 Apr 2024

Hemant Soren

Soren moves SC over HC's 'delay' on petition against arrest

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, alleging a delay by the state high court in ruling on his petition.

14 Mar 2024


Jharkhand police summon ED officials in Hemant Soren harassment case

Jharkhand Police on Thursday summoned Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials for questioning next Thursday regarding a case filed by former Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

12 Feb 2024

Hemant Soren

ED probing matters unrelated to Soren's case: Sibal tells court

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's lawyer, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, reportedly challenged the arrest of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader in the Jharkhand High Court on Monday.

10 Jan 2024

Hemant Soren

Don't respond: Jharkhand government to departments on central agencies inquiries

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday directed all departments of the state to avoid directly responding to inquiries or providing documents to central probe agencies, such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

31 Aug 2022


Dumka murder victim a minor, add POCSO charges: Panel recommends

The Jharkhand Child Welfare Committee has found that the girl, who died on Sunday after being set ablaze by her alleged jilted lover in Dumka, was 15-years-old and thus a minor, as opposed to the police report which stated her to be 19-years-old.

28 Jul 2022


2 convicted for Dhanbad judge's murder exactly a year after

A special CBI court in Dhanbad on Thursday convicted two accused in the murder case of a Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ).

CBI registers fresh case against Lalu Yadav, raids 17 locations

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family appear to be in deep peril, yet again.

22 Apr 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Jharkhand HC grants bail to Lalu in fifth fodder scam

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, was on Friday granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in the Rs. 139.35-crore Doranda Treasury fodder scam case.

29 Jul 2021


Jharkhand judge's hit-and-run 'accident' reaches SC as CCTV suggests murder

After CCTV footage indicated foul play in the "accident" that claimed the life of Judge Uttam Anand in Jharkhand, a lawyer on Thursday took up the incident before Supreme Court demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe.

17 Apr 2021

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav granted bail in Fodder scam case

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in a case linked to the Fodder scam, reports said.

26 Feb 2021


Ameesha Patel accused of fraud, gets two weeks to respond

All's not well for Ameesha Patel as she has been dragged to court by a businessman, one Ajay Kumar Singh, who claims she cheated him of Rs. 2.5 crore.

Ignoring merit in public job selection violation of Constitution: SC

Selections to public employment should be on the basis of merit and appointing people with lesser merit ignoring those who have secured more marks would be in violation of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said.

Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS as health deteriorates

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday.

29 Sep 2020


Not rape: SC acquits man, accused of violating live-in partner

Accused of raping the woman he lived with, a man got a reprieve from the Supreme Court on Monday, after over 20 years.

Women in live-in relationships like "concubines", says Rajasthan Rights Body

A "concubine" is a derogatory word used for women whom men don't deem "fit" for marriage or someone who lives with a man but doesn't get the same "stature as his wife".

12 Jul 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fodder scam case

On Friday, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection to a fodder scam case related to Deoghar treasury.

04 Sep 2018


Lalu wants hospital ward changed due to barking of dogs

Jailed RJD President Lalu Prasad has put in a request that he be shifted to another ward at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, where he is currently admitted.

30 Aug 2018


Fodder scam convict, Lalu Prasad Yadav, surrenders before CBI court

Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav surrendered before a CBI court in Ranchi today.

24 Aug 2018


Surrender by August 30: Jharkhand-court tells Lalu while rejecting bail-extension

Rejecting his plea for extension of provisional bail, the Jharkhand High Court asked RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to surrender by August 30.

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.

23 Jul 2018


Now, BJP minister Jayant Sinha regrets garlanding lynching convicts

At the center of the storm for garlanding lynching convicts in Jharkhand, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said in an interview that he regretted his action as it was interpreted that he supported violence.

07 Jul 2018


Union Minister Jayant Sinha garlands lynching convicts, invites sharp criticism

Union Minister Jayant Sinha from Jharkhand has found himself in the middle of a controversy and scathing criticism after he garlanded eight men convicted for lynching a Muslim meat trader last year.

29 Mar 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD's Lalu Prasad reaches Delhi for treatment at AIIMS

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving jail term since December 23 in a fodder scam case, has reached New Delhi for specialized treatment at AIIMS, a senior RJD leader said.

22 Mar 2018


Jharkhand: 11 gaurakshaks get life sentence for lynching a trader

In a first, 11 men were sentenced to life in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district on Wednesday for lynching a Muslim trader last year, suspecting that he was transporting beef.

13 Aug 2017


Jharkhand retires 12 'dubious' judicial officers

The Indian judiciary is facing an acute shortage of judges; in January, an SC report said that district courts across the country were short of about 5,000 judicial officers.

Lalu-Fodder scam - SC orders separate trials for 4 cases

In a major set back for RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Supreme Court has ordered separate trials in all four cases registered against him in the Rs. 1000 crore fodder scam.