MCOCAMaharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (India)
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Special MCOCA court judge Prithviraj Chavan, while pronouncing the judgement in Mumbai, also imposed a fine of Rs 17 lakh on Gawli, failing which he will have to undergo an additional three-year imprisonment.
Earlier in the day, the MCOCA charges against Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Ramesh Upadhyay and Ajay Rahikar in connection with 2008 Malegaon blast case was dropped by a special National Investigative Agency (NIA) Court.
It will be too premature for me to respond to the question of MCOCA.
She has also been charged with section 3(1), 3(2) and 3(4) of MCOCA.
20 -- Nine young men accused in Malegaon blast case of 2006 have been granted bail by the MCOCA court.
No evidence The Supreme Court, in April 2015, delivered a verdict saying there was no evidence on record to book either Lt Col Purohit or Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur under MCOCA.
Delhi Police had yesterday invoked the stringent MCOCA against suspended cricketer S Sreesanth and 22 others in the IPL spot-fixing scandal for which the "command" originated from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's outfit.
Salem, a gangster extradited from Portugal in November 2005, was also charged with MCOCA for allegedly making extortion calls to a Delhi-based businessman Ashok Gupta in 2002, demanding Rs five crore as protection money.
Shinde, dismissing the arguments of the defense counsels of the eleven accused in the Malegaon blasts case, upheld the arguments of the government prosecutor slapping the accused with charges under MCOCA.
The UPCOCA, made on the lines of MCOCA, will be mostly used for suppression of poor, Dalits, backward classes and religious minorities, so, BSP opposes this new law and demands its rollback in greater interest of the public," Mayawati said.
On Thursday, the investigating agency informed the court that there would be a serious threat to Rajan's life if he was physically produced before the MCOCA court in Mumbai.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested the accused who were charged under MCOCA, Indian Penal Code, Explosives Act, Explosives Substances Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property and Railways Act.