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Red Handed - 20 Criminal Cases That Shook India
Red Handed - 20 Criminal Cases That Shook India

Red Handed - 20 Criminal Cases That Shook India

by Souvik Bhadra

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9788129134813 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 217



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Author: Souvik Bhadra
Pingal Khan/
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 217
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129134813


In late 2006, residents of Sector 31 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, discovered the remains of a child in the open drain that bordered their neighborhood. As the nation watched on in horror, the police uncovered the body parts of fifteen more children in the same location. These grisly killings were found to have been the handiwork of Surinder Koli, a serial killer who lived in a house nearby.

In Red-Handed: 20 Criminal Cases That Shook India, lawyers Souvik Bhadra and Pingal Khan narrate the stories behind some of the most sensational criminal cases to have caught the attention of the country in the last few decades. From the murder of Nitish Katara in a case of ‘honor killing’ to the shooting of Jessica Lal; from the Harshad Mehta scam to the Best Bakery arson of 2002; and, from the horrifying ‘tandoor’ case, in which Naina Sahni was killed and then cremated, to the trial and conviction of Sanjay Dutt under TADA, Red-Handed examines the motives behind these crimes even as it aims to lay bare the inner workings of the Indian judicial system. Additionally, the authors illuminate the crucial role that the media has come to play in judicial matters—it shapes public opinion, and often even investigates cases and delivers justice, much before the judges do.


‘An engaging account of some of our most sensational courtroom dramas…made for terrific reading.’
== Sriram Raghavan




Dhababjoy Chatterjee: The Hetal Parekh Murder
Santosh Kumar Singh: The Priyadarshini Mattoo Murder
Ajmal Kasab: The 26/11 Mumbai Attack and After
The Nitish Katara Murder
P.V. Narasimha Rao: The Tainted Chanakya
Harshad Mehta: The Big Bull
Ketan Parekh: The Return of the Bull
The Auto Shankar Case
The Best Bakery Case
The Vishakha Case
The Chandrima Das Case
Manu Sharma: The Jessica Lal Murder
Naina Sahni: The Tandoor Murder
The Telgi Stamp Paper Scam
The Jain Hawala Case
The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination
Charles Sobhraj: The Caged Serpent
The Nithari Killings
Sanjay Dutt: The ‘Bhai’ of Bollywood
The Parliament Attack Case


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