2012 yearender: Cases against Kasab, Bollywood stars dominate Maha legal scene
Another case which evinced public interest was that of actor Shiney Ahuja who was convicted on allegations of raping his maid servant. He moved the Bombay High Court urging that his appeal be expedited as pendency of “frivolous conviction” was tormenting him and he wanted to start life afresh. On November 28, the court expedited his appeal.
After the death of Rajesh Khanna in July, Anita Advani, claiming to be his live-in-partner, filed a case under Domestic Violence Act against the actor's family saying she was driven away from Khanna's bungalow 'Ashirwad'.
A local court issued summons to Khanna's wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Twinkle and Rinki and actor son-in-law Akshay Kumar. Aggrieved, the family members of Khanna moved the high court which stayed the proceedings against them.
One more case which stole the limelight was the hanging of Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist in 26/11 terror attack, at Yerawada Jail in Pune on November 21. Kasab had been lodged in Arthur Jail Road in Mumbai ever since he was arrested in 2008. He was buried in the jail itself.
25-year-old Kasab was convicted and given capital punishment by the trial court in May, 2010 which was upheld by the Bombay High Court in February last year. The Supreme Court later upheld the sentence on August 29.
In another development, crusader against corruption Anna Hazare heaved a sigh of relief when the Bombay High Court dismissed a PIL seeking a probe into his trust. The PIL claimed that Hind Swaraj Trust had
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