Major News and Events of 25 February 2016
What Happened on 25 February 2016
Haryana denies rape charges against protestors
Sanjay Dutt walks free, released from Yerawada Jail
Arrested JNU students sent to 3-day remand
Indian tennis player Leander Paes and Jeremy Chardy, his French partner, have crashed out of the Mexico Open. According to media reports, the duo lost in straight sets in the first round. They lost to Austria’s Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin of France by 2-6, 4-6.
As per media reports, some women, who were commuting on the Delhi-Ambala highway (NH-1), had been allegedly stripped and raped by rioters during the Jat agitation. In retaliation to these reports, the Haryana government and the state police has denied any such incidents. Paying due heed to the matter, the same has been referred to the court of the acting Chief Justice for further orders.
Early morning, actor Sanjay Dutt was released from Pune’s Yerawada Jail after he completed his prison term following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Dutt had been in jail from May 2013 as prison number 16656 and had to complete 42 months out of a total of five years of imprisonment that was confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2013.
Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, the two JNU students arrested on charges of sedition have been sent to police custody for three days by a designated court that has been set up at R.K. Puram Police Station. Both the JNU students were earlier accompanied by a lawyer and two JNU teachers and had gone to Vasant Vihar police station in a vehicle owned by G4S Security- the firm which offers security personnel for the JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University).