Nikita Tomar Murder Case: Faridabad Court Convicts Two, Arguments on Sentence on 26th March

first_imgNews UpdatesNikita Tomar Murder Case: Faridabad Court Convicts Two, Arguments on Sentence on 26th March Nupur Thapliyal24 March 2021 6:27 AMShare This – xA Sessions Court in Faridabad on Wednesday convicted the key accused Tausif and his friend Reehan in connection with the Nikita Tomar murder case after having found them guilty of murder, kidnapping or abduction in order to murder, common intention, criminal conspiracy and other relevant provisions of the IPC. However, the Court acquitted the third accused namely Arjudeen who had supplied…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Sessions Court in Faridabad on Wednesday convicted the key accused Tausif and his friend Reehan in connection with the Nikita Tomar murder case after having found them guilty of murder, kidnapping or abduction in order to murder, common intention, criminal conspiracy and other relevant provisions of the IPC. However, the Court acquitted the third accused namely Arjudeen who had supplied the weapon which killed the deceased. The verdict was delivered by Additional Sessions Judge Sartaj Baswana four months after the trial commenced in December last year. Arguments on the quantum of sentence will be heard by the Court on 26th March 2021. Nikita Tomar, a 20 year old B.Com. final year student, was shot dead in broad daylight on October 26, 2020 by her schoolmate in Faridabad’s Ballabgarh in Haryana. Nikita was shot by Tousif, in the presence of his friend Reehan, an incident which was recorded in the CCTV present in the area. The footage showed the two trying to force Nikita to enter their car while she was coming out from Aggarwal College after writing an exam. The FIR was registered under sec. 302 (punishment for murder), 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), 34 (common intention) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code and sec. 25(1), 54 and 59 of Arms Act.A Special Investigating Team (SIT) was constituted on 27th October led by Anil Kumar Yadav, ACP (crime) for probing into the matter followed by which a chargesheet running into 700 pages was filed by the SIT. The said chargesheet was based on scientific and forensic evidences, CCTV footage, call detail records, location details and gunpowder swabs collected from the suspect’s hand. The charges were framed by the Court on 23rd November last year and the trial finally commenced from 1st December. Next Storylast_img read more

Virat Kohli: MS Dhoni played a big role in my becoming captain

first_imgVIRAT Kohli has credited MS Dhoni with playing a significant role in anointing him as his successor as India captain.Kohli took over as the full-time Test captain when Dhoni retired from the format midway India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15, and later became captain across formats when Dhoni quit his limited-overs post in early 2017.Kohli said the process was a gradual one of “earning trust” over several years.“I was always inclined towards taking responsibility,” Kohli said of his early days in the India dressing room, during an Instagram chat with team-mate R Ashwin.“After that it was all about just wanting to play, wanting to be in the XI regularly. I didn’t play all the games, but I wanted to be discussed, that ‘whether this guy is good enough to play or not’. That is a transition that slowly happens.“Then with your interest in the game you start talking to the captain regularly. I was always in MS’s ear, standing next to him, saying: ‘We can do this, we can do that.’ He would deny a lot of things but he would discuss a lot of things as well. I think he got a lot of confidence that I can do this after him.“A large portion of me becoming captain was also to do with him observing me for a long period of time. It can’t just happen that he goes and the selectors say, ‘Okay you become captain.“Obviously the guy who is there takes responsibility and says, ‘Okay I think this is the next guy. I will tell you how it is going.’ And then slowly that transition is formed. He played a big role in that, and that trust you have to build over six-seven years. It doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a process.”Kohli was first appointed vice-captain for the 2012 Asia Cup, which followed India’s tour of Australia for a Test series and a tri-series in 2011-12.In a tour that otherwise went poorly for India, who were blanked 4-0 in the Tests and failed to reach the tri-series final, Kohli emerged with distinction. He scored his maiden Test century in the fourth match at Adelaide, becoming the only India batsman to reach three figures in that series.In the ODIs, he made his then highest score in the format, smashing 133* off just 86 balls as India chased down a target of 321 in 36.4 overs to keep their hopes of making the final alive.Kohli said that tour helped him become aware of his game and hone it significantly. “I remember that whole season,” he said. “It was from that Test hundred in Adelaide to continuously stringing scores. That was a phase of six to eight months where I really realised a lot about my own game and came into my own as far as my skills were concerned.“I was very competitive but I wasn’t very sure or in control of what I wanted to do before. When you come in new, you’re still figuring out how to go about it. At the international stage you want to be feared, you want to be respected. You don’t want to walk in and hear, ‘He’s one of the youngsters, we’ll just knock him over.’ We all play for that. That was a phase where I started to realise this.”In the Asia Cup that followed, Kohli made 183 in another tall chase, against Pakistan. He revealed that during this knock, he had negated the threat posed by Saeed Ajmal by treating the off-spinner as if he were a leg-spinner.“I told myself I’m going to start playing him like a leg-spinner,” Kohli said. “Because his doosra was quite difficult to face and his off-spinner was not that lethal. So I said I’m going to try and hit him over cover consistently, and it just paid off. As soon as I negated his doosra, the potency of his threat became lesser and lesser.“In that game I scored most of my runs against him through the off-side (29 off 10 balls on the off-side and 7 off 7 on the leg- side). My only aim was I’m going to make him unsettled with his doosra. He should fear bowling the doosra to me then I’m on top of my game.” (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more