Monday, March 21, 2011

See-sawing convictions

They were convicted in the trial court.  That conviction apparently was reversed by the intermediate appeals court for insufficiency of the evidence.

Now that decision was reversed and the convictions reinstated by the Supreme Court of India.

Anchorage 'paedophiles' to surrender
The Times of India -

MUMBAI: The two British nationals, whose acquittal in a case related to the sexual abuse of minor boys, was overturned by the Supreme Court are likely to surrender on Monday (March 21). Duncan Grant and Allan Waters are likely to surrender on Monday, their advocate Taraq Sayyed said.

"Once we get the copy of the writ from the Supreme Court of India, the accused would surrender," he said.

The copy of the writ is directly sent to the Sessions Court. 

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