Koppal (Karnataka) (PTI): A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped, and her husband was beaten up by six men in Gangavati area in this district, police said on Monday.
All the accused have been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred on intervening night of February 8 and 9, they said.
According to the police, the woman and her husband were waiting at the bus stop to head home. The couple engaged in a quarrel over a domestic dispute. As the argument intensified, a group of six men intervened and started quarrelling with the man. Thereafter, they started thrashing the victim's husband.
In her complaint on February 9, the woman alleged that they dragged her and thrashed her husband. One of the accused allegedly raped her. They also harassed her, a senior police officer said.
"We have registered a case based on the statement of the victim and arrested all the six men involved in the incident on February 9 itself," he said.
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New Delhi, Mar 4: The Supreme Court on Monday held that MPs and MLAs do not enjoy immunity from prosecution for taking bribe to make a speech or cast a vote in the legislature.
A seven-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud unanimously overruled the 1998 verdict delivered by a five-judge bench in the JMM bribery case by which MPs and MLAs were granted immunity from prosecution for taking bribe to make a speech or vote in the legislature.
Pronouncing the verdict, the CJI said bribery is not protected by parliamentary privileges and the interpretation of the 1998 verdict is contrary to Articles 105 and 194 of the Constitution.
Articles 105 and 194 deal with the powers and privileges of MPs and MLAs in Parliament and legislative assemblies.
The CJI, who read the operative part of the verdict for the bench, said that bribery is not immune under the articles as it erodes probity in public life.