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Three men are facing the prospect of retrial under double jeopardy laws for one of Scotland's most controversial unsolved killings. Sikh waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar was stabbed to death in 1998 aged 32, as he returned home from work in Overtown,
Crown wants to retry three men acquitted of killing Lawyer Aamer Anwar said Surjit Singh Chhokar's family had been given hope The Crown is seeking to retry three men who were cleared of murdering an Asian man in Lanarkshire almost 16 years ago.
Top Scottish judges oppose ending corroboration BBC Scotland news Lord Hamilton and Lord Cullen have expressed concern about the plan Two former heads of the judiciary in Scotland have spoken out against plans to abolish the general requirement for
Online hate comments about the Glasgow helicopter crash which left nine people dead are being investigated by police. Scotland's senior prosecutor said guidance would be issued this week on dealing with allegations linked to the Clutha bar tragedy.
Scots rape law rule 'could face European challenge' Dame Elish Angiolini says justifying the requirement for corroboration would be a "significant challenge" at the European Court of Human Rights A former Lord Advocate has warned that Scotland's law
Pupils' anti-bigotry film to be shown in schools BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent The DVD shows a teenager being arrested for a sectarian murder Secondary school students are to be given a strong anti-sectarian message in a course funded
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Surjit Singh Chhokar, who was stabbed to death in 1998, say Scotland's prosecuting authorities should launch a fresh pursuit of his killers. Three men have appeared in two separate murder trials but none was convicted of the killing in Overton,
Call to reopen 1998 Chhokar murder case The Lord Advocate said the Chhokar family had been failed by police and prosecution A former senior policeman has called for the murder of an Asian man in Lanarkshire more than 13 years ago to be re-
Of particular interest is the review group's observations on clause 17 of the current Scotland Bill...This clause has been inserted into the bill because acts of the Lord Advocate in relation to criminal proceedings will no longer be defined as "