The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi in a defamation case filed by the Anil Ambani–led Reliance Group. The company had filed a Rs 5,000-crore defamation case against Singhvi for making “false and defamatory” statements while talking about the Rafale fighter jet deal.The single bench justice Paresh Upadhyay has issued notice to the Congress leader and legal practitioner Singhvi asking to file reply within fifteen days. The court is hearing a petition filed by the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group for making baseless and false allegation against the company.Group’s Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd has filed the defamation case with the Amreli District’s Rajula civil court. Allegation against the respondent is, “false, defamatory and libellous statements” in connection with the contract awarded in the Rafale deal.” The petition was returned by the Rajula Court citing reason that it is not it jurisdiction and hence the petitioner had to approach the high court challenging the order.Respondent Singhvi on November 30th in Delhi had alleged that Union Finance Minister is fooling the nation by making false claim that it has not waived loan of big defaulters. He had added that, “We all know that top 50 corporates owe Rs 8.35 lakh crore to banks and of those, the three top Gujarat-based companies — Reliance (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group), Adani and Essar — owe Rs 3 lakh crore.”In the said allegation Singhvi had also dragged it group’s defence arm in the allegations, which had nothing to do with the government.
Join the discussion<!–end of artlbotbor–>
The Centre has refuted in the Supreme Court the allegations by an NGO that there was a delay on its part in releasing funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) scheme for drought-hit farmers.The issue was raised before the top court by the NGO, the petitioner in the matter, which claimed that there was a high percentage of delay over payment under MGNREGA made from the time when fund transfer order was made till the time the payment was actually given to the beneficiaries.A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and N V Ramana asked Attorney General K K Venugopal, representing the Centre, to file an affidavit within four weeks in this regard after the government disputed these facts.The bench has posted the matter for hearing on January 18 next year.Also read89 per cent MGNREGA wages paid within 15 days: govtNGO Swaraj Abhiyan also claimed before the top court that there was an enormous delay on the Centre’s part in releasing the funds under the scheme even after receipt of fund transfer order.”Only for the purpose of verification of the averments and the allegations made on the basis of these two charts (given in the affidavit filed by the petitioner), we require an affidavit to be filed by the central government,” the bench said in its order.The court had earlier said that state food commissions, as mandated under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013, should be set up even in states not hit by drought.Also readLetter from Centre ranks WB on top in MGNREGA : MamataThe petitioner had earlier claimed that implementation of the NFSA still remained a major challenge and adequate work under the MNREGA was not being given by the state governments.The plea had alleged that parts of 12 states– Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chhattisgarh– were hit by drought and authorities were not providing adequate relief.The plea sought relief measures in drought-hit states in the country.Also readCentre sanctions addl 50 days employment under MGNREGA to Ker
Join the discussion<!–end of artlbotbor–>
Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 06:51 PM IST, PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Kerala High Court on Wednesday allowed a member of the transgender community to declare her sex as woman in the application for a state government job.Justice K Vinod Chandran gave the interim order while considering a plea filed by the transgender in which it complained that there were only two options — male and female — in the section seeking information about the sex of the person applying for the job.The examination for the job is conducted by the State Public Service Commission.The transgender, who is a post graduate in Mathematics, pleaded before the court that a separate column for the transgender community be included in the PSC application form to help them in applying for the government job.Lack of such a column is creating difficulties for qualified people from the transgender community in applying for government jobs, the petitioner said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 31-year-old woman was allegedly threatened with gangrape over her mobile phone by a caller, who claimed himself to be the bodyguard of Bollywood actor Salman Khan at Bandra here, police said on Saturday.Based on the complaint filed by the woman, Khar police registered an offence under IPC section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), senior police inspector Ramchandra Jadhav of Khar Police said.”As per the complaint, the victim, who runs a non-profit organisation (NGO), received the call on her mobile phone on Friday afternoon by a person, who claimed himself to be the bodyguard of actor Salman Khan, and threatened her with gangrape,” senior police inspector Ramchandra Jadhav said.According to the woman, the caller also used abusive language against her, he said.”We are investigating from which number the victim received the threat call and also verifying, who is using that number,” he said.So far, nobody has been arrested, Jadhav said adding that further investigation into the case is on.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the day that Byculla prison inmate Manjula Shetye died after she was allegedly assaulted by prison staff, Magistrate Jyoti Pokhale had visited the prison on a routine, but mandatory procedure, according to the orders passed by the metropolitan magistrate court.This visit was to hear the grievances of the prisoners at a personal level and accordingly make a report of the same. A charge sheet, filed by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch in the Shetye murder case, reveals that Manisha Pokharkar, a jailor who has since been arrested for Shetye’s murder, purposely did not take the magistrate to the barrack where Shetye was kept after she was assaulted.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on September 15 a plea filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar said that it has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was brutally murdered at Gurugram’s Ryan International School.”We will tag it (writ petition) with the earlier one,” the bench said and fixed the PIL, filed by two practising apex court lawyers Abha Sharma and Sangeeta Bharti, for hearing on Friday.The lawyers, in their petition has sought implementation of various existing guidelines on safety of school-going children.They have also suggested some additional guidelines to ensure that the responsibility is fastened on the schools with regard to safety of children from the moment they get into the school bus/vehicle.Yesterday, the court had issued notice to the Centre, the Haryana police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea filed by the father of the child seeking a CBI probe into the matter.A Class 2 student of the high-profile Ryan International School in Gurugram was found dead on the morning of September 8 after his throat was slit with a sharp-edged weapon allegedly by 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar inside the toilet as the boy resisted a bid to sodomise him.His plea has sought setting up of a committee headed by a former apex court judge for suggesting guidelines to be framed and implemented under the observance of the top court.It has also sought a “free, fair, independent and fearless investigation including an enquiry and investigation by the CBI” under the supervision of the court.The plea also sought a direction for ensuring safety and security of family members of the deceased boy.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a 20-year-old Pune-based woman to terminate her 24-week-foetus which was growing without a skull and a brain.The bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao relied on a report submitted by a medical board, which said that there was “complete absence of brain and skull” of the foetus and the chances of survival was minimal.The top court, however, was unable to deliberate on another plea for abortion, filed by the parents of a 13-year-old rape survivor, who is more than seven months pregnant. The matter was postponed to Monday because the medical board was unable to conduct its tests as directed by the court.”Tuesday’s deluge in Mumbai threw things off gear,” advocate Sneha Mukherjee, who is representing the parents in this case, said. On Monday, the top court had ordered a medical board at JJ Hospital to examine the feasibility of an abortion for the 13-year-old.However, due to incessant rains on Tuesday, the family, residents of Kandivli — about 31 km away from the hospital —couldn’t go for the tests.The family will go for the tests as ordered on Friday. Any additional delay merely complicates the matter since the minor is already way past her seventh month of pregnancy.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A second case of death has been reported from Maharashtra on the eve of Janmashtami, as a 34-year old was electrocuted in a Dahi handi program in Mumbai’s Airoli today.Nagesh Sainath Parle, a resident of Kurla was immediately taken to hospital in Mulund where he was declared dead, confirmed Senior PI Airoli Police station Pradip Tiddar.Earlier in the day, a man died while forming a human pyramid during Dahi Handi celebrations on the eve of Janamashtami in Dhansar Kashipada of Palghar district.The incident happened around 6.30 p.m., when Rohan Gopinath Kini fell off during human pyramid formation after suffering a seizure, following which he was rushed immediately taken to Philia hospital but was declared brought dead by the medical officer.Police has registered a case of accidental death in Palghar police station.The deceased’s body was sent for the post mortem and the actual reason of death will be clear only after the report.Reportedly, in last five years, around 1,171 govindas got injured and approximately five lost their lives while attempting to break the dahi handis.On August, the Maharashtra Government filed a caveat in the Supreme Court in connection with the Dahi Handi matter.While on August 1, the apex court sent back the ‘Dahi Handi’ case to Bombay High Court for fresh consideration in view of written submissions filed by the State.The apex court conducted the hearing on the affidavit filed by the Maharashtra Government.The affidavit states that the Maharashtra Police has issued guidelines for the said event, according to which, the organisers are directed to make arrangements for mattresses for all the Dahi Handi events across the state.The court had earlier banned youth below the age of 18 to participate in Dahi Handi rituals and restricted the height of the human pyramid to 20 feet.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent back the ‘Dahi Handi’ case to Bombay High Court for fresh consideration in view of written submissions filed by the State. A division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Kurian Joseph and also comprising Justice R. Banumathi, sent back the case to the Bombay High court for fresh consideration. Now, the Bombay High court would decide whether to lift the restrictions on height, and age in Dahi Handi celebrations in Maharashtra or not. The apex court today conducted the hearing on the affidavit filed by the Maharashtra Government. The affidavit states that the Maharashtra Police has issued guidelines for the said event, according to which, the organisers are directed to make arrangements for mattresses for all the Dahi Handi events across the state. To ensure the participants’ safety, chest guard helmets and safety belts will be provided. All the participants will be registered for the security purpose. In the guidelines, it has also been stated that a strong network of nylon rope will be used at every venue. Moreover, first aid and ambulances will be ready at the venue. The participants should be given medical facility immediately after being wounded and sent to the hospital, the guidelines stated. The court had earlier banned youth below the age of 18 to participate in Dahi Handi rituals and restricted the height of the human pyramid to 20 feet.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today stayed the contempt proceedings initiated against the HRD ministry, the Delhi University and its vice-chancellor for denying pension to retired teachers despite a Delhi High Court order. A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta issued notices to all the teachers and sought their reply on the plea filed by the Delhi University against initiation of the contempt proceedings against the varsity and others. The order came after senior advocate Aman Sinha, appearing for the Delhi University, said that these employees had consciously chosen Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) scheme over General Provident Fund (GPF) scheme. He said that after availing benefit for 30 years, to turn around and seek GPF would be legally impermissible against the judgments of the apex court. The lawyer also stated that such action will encourage similar demands from a large number of government employees who had chosen CPF decades ago. The top court was hearing a plea filed by the Delhi University against the High Court’s order to give pension to the retired teachers. The Delhi High Court had directed the Delhi university, the University Grants Commission and the HRD ministry to deposit around Rs 50 crore by July 19 failing which action would be taken against alleged contemnors.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Bajrang Dal activist has been booked for allegedly misbehaving with two policemen here, an officer said today.Kamlesh Thakur allegedly abused two on-duty sub- inspectors G S Malviya and Anil Rai during a verbal altercation last night in 10 No Market area of the city, said Habibganj police station in-charge Ravindra Yadav.Thakur was creating nuisance in public and when the men in uniform intervened, he abused them, Yadav said.Yadav said Thakur, a Bajrang Dal activist, was brought to the police station by a few other cops present at the spot and was allowed to go after initial questioning.The inspector said later, on the basis of a complaint filed by the two policemen, a case was registered against Thakur.He was booked under relevant sections of the IPC for preventing public servant from discharging his duty.There were reports that a group of Bajrang Dal activists staged a protest outside the Habibganj police station after Thakur was detained, but Yadav denied any such incident.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 24-year-old man from Khanpur has been arrested today for allegedly threatening a minor girl with acid attack, police said. According to a complaint filed by the girl’s father, Mushahid had been harassing his 14-year-old daughter and threatened to throw acid on her. The accused is a neighbour and developed a one-sided love affair with the girl, Khanpur SSP Muniraj G said. Mushahid has been arrested, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Madras High Court today stayed a money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate against folk artiste Mohanambal and others following recovery of some money and valuables from her house in 2014. Justice M S Ramesh gave the interim relief to the folk dancer from Vellore district on her plea for quashing of the case, while also seeking the ED’s reply to her petition by July 28. The state police had seized nearly Rs 4 crore cash and 73 sovereigns of gold from Mohanambal’s residence in a raid in 2014. Her counsel submitted that the ED had lodged the case on the basis of the FIR filed by the police against Mohanambal. He also argued that normally in such cases after the chargesheet is filed in the concerned court, only the Enforcement Directorate will register a case under Prevention of Money laundering Act. But, the case on hand is only at the stage of FIR and has not reached the stage where the chargesheet is filed, he contended. The counsel prayed the court to quash the case registered by ED on the basis of the FIR filed by the police. To this, the ED’s counsel argued that an investigation by the agency is essential to ascertain how gold and money worth crores were found in the petitioner’s house. After hearing the arguments on both sides, the judge stayed the money laundering case registered by ED against Mohanambal and others. In June 2014, Mohanambal and her sister Nirmala had surrendered before a court in Vellore in this connection. It was alleged that the dancer with the help of her son was also involved in the smuggling of red sanders.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Ulhasnagar township here after a tiff with his ex-girlfriend and ‘live’ streamed the final moments to her through a video call, police said.As per the complaint filed by the victim s father on June 18, the incident took place in Ulhasnagar camp No 5 on May 21 around 4 pm, when Hani Aswani decided to take the extreme step, after being apparently upset over failed love, said PI MG Waghmare of Hill Line police station.According to Aswanis, their son was in love with a girl from his college and their relationship was going strong since last six years.However, things soured between them recently and they decided to part ways following which both got engaged separately, the complaint said.Since then Hani remained disturbed, it said.On May 21, both the ex-lovers met once again and an altercation ensued after which the victim reached home and hanged himself from the ceiling.Police said that before committing suicide, a distressed Hani made a video call to his girlfriend and told her that he was going to end his life.He then ‘live’ streamed his death to her.The suicide came to light only when the father of the victim returned home in the night to see his son hanging.Initially, police had registered a case of accidental death but after the video was discovered by the victim’s family, they approached the police with a complaint.Now, an offence has been registered under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against Hani’s girlfriend, police said.However, no arrests have been made so far in the case as investigations are underway, police added. P
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Ulhasnagar township here after a tiff with his ex-girlfriend and ‘live’ streamed the final moments to her through a video call, police said today. As per the complaint filed by the victim s father on June 18, the incident took place in Ulhasnagar camp No 5 on May 21 around 4 pm, when Hani Aswani decided to take the extreme step, after being apparently upset over failed love, said PI M G Waghmare of Hill Line police station. According to Aswanis, their son was in love with a girl from his college and their relationship was going strong since last six years. However, things soured between them recently and they decided to part ways following which both got engaged separately, the complaint said. Since then Hani remained disturbed, it said. On May 21, both the ex-lovers met once again and an altercation ensued after which the victim reached home and hanged himself from the ceiling. Police said that before committing suicide, a distressed Hani made a video call to his girlfriend and told her that he was going to end his life. He then ‘live’ streamed his death to her. The suicide came to light only when the father of the victim returned home in the night to see his son hanging. Initially, police had registered a case of accidental death but after the video was discovered by the victim’s family, they approached the police with a complaint. Now, an offence has been registered under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against Hani’s girlfriend, police said. However, no arrests have been made so far in the case as investigations are underway, police added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Deoria administration has ordered a probe against an education department clerk who was allegedly caught on tape asking for a bribe of Rs 2 lakh to renew the contract of a computer operator.The conversation between the two went viral on social media yesterday evening, prompting Deoria District Magistrate Sujit Kumar to order the investigation.”On the basis of the audio which went viral on social media, the Basic Shiksha Adhikari has been asked to conduct a probe in this regard against clerk Alok Ranjan Mishra,” Kumar said today.In the conversation, the clerk can be heard asking the computer operator whose contract was to be renewed for Rs 2 lakh.Apart from the administration’s probe, police has also filed a case.”On the complaint filed by the block-level education officer, a case has been registered against the clerk under Prevention of Corruption Act,” a police official from Deoria kotwali said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police have arrested a man for allegedly opening fire on former Congress MLA Asif Mohd Khan in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on Tuesday.Mohd Nasir, in his mid 30s, was arrested from Zakir Nagar today. He is one of the four persons named in the complaint filed by the MLA.Khan in a police complaint said he and members of Zakir Nagar Residents Welfare Association were shot at when they went to meet 78-year-old Mehrunisa, whose relatives were trying to usurp her property.Nasir is Mehrunisa’s stepson and was staking claim to the property.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A city court today framed charges against AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran in a FERA violation case, setting the stage for his trial. Economic Offences Court Judge S Malarmathi read out the charges to Dhinakaran when he appeared in the court in the two-decades old case investigated by the Enforcement Directorate. This is the second case faced by Dhinakaran related to alleged violation of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). On April 19, the court had framed charges against the AIADMK (Amma) leader in the Dipper investment case in which he has been accused by the Enforcement Directorate of transferring USD one crore illegally. In the court proceedings today, Dhinakaran denied all the charges levelled against him when the judge read them out. The judge then adjourned the matter to June 22 for cross-examination of prosecution witnesses, the ED’s senior public prosecutor M Dhandapani said. In this case, Dhinakaran had been charged with transfer of more than USD 36 lakh out of the country, through illegal means without the permission of Reserve Bank of India, for setting up a winery and purchase of a hotel in the UK. The two FERA cases were filed by the ED against Dhinakaran and his aunt and AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala in 1994 and later a lower court had discharged them. Allowing a review petition filed by the ED against their discharge, the Madras High Court had in February quashed the lower court order and remitted the case back to the Economic Offences Court for trial. Dhinakaran is at present out on bail after being arrested in a case filed against him by Delhi police for alleged attempt to bribe some officials of the Election Commission.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 27-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband, who was tied to a tree and gagged, in Sahaswan police station area of the district, police said. The incident took place Monday evening when the woman was returning home from a health clinic, along with her husband. The three accused stopped their motorcycle and raped the woman after tying her husband to a tree and putting a gag on him, circle officer of police Sheoraj Singh said. An FIR has been registered against the trio, hailing from nearby villages, based on a complaint filed by the woman’s husband. The woman had been sent for medical examination and efforts were on to nab the culprits, the police officer added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, moved the Supreme Court on Friday, barely days after the Bombay High Court rejected his bail application.Purohit’s advocate Neela Gokhale mentioned the matter before the bench led by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and sought a date for Monday. The bench, however, advised Gokhale to go through the process and the matter would be taken up in due course of time.On April 25, the Bombay High Court denied Purohit bail while granting it to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for the lack of “incriminating or objectionable material” against her. Referring to a NIA report, the HC had said, “Purohit was the one who prepared a separate ‘Constitution’ for ‘Hindu Rashtra’ with a separate saffron colour flag. He also discussed taking revenge for the atrocities committed by the Muslims on Hindus.”Purohit and Thakur were arrested in 2008 on conspiracy charges pertaining to the 2008 Malegaon blast.In his petition, Purohit claims that he is an upright intelligence officer who successfully infiltrated SIMI and ISI to extract information. His efforts, he claims has reaped awards from the powers that be. “In fact at the time of the incident, he was undergoing a course of Arabic language at Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh. Thus considering his background and the manner in which he was arrested, it is crystal clear that invocation of unlawful activities prevention act and MCOCA and Section 120-B r/w other offences of IPC is clearly malafide and a deep rooted political conspiracy of which the Petitioner is a victim.”According to Purohit, “It is a specific case of the Petitioner that his presence in some meetings, alleged to be conspiracy, has been reported by him to his superiors and was in the course of gathering intelligence.” Purohit further contended, “that most of the co-accused were registered sources of the Indian Army and part of the information intelligence network developed by the Petitioner.”In the petition Gokhale submitted that the High Court erred in refusing to take into account the documents of the Court of Enquiry conducted in respect of the Petitioner, which documents have also been referred in the charge sheet filed by the NIA. The HC’s reasoning while denying bail under section 43 (D) of UAP Act (prima facie case has to be tested only on the basis of the case diary and the report of the IO) – a provision introduced by the amendment act after the incident, gave a retrospective effect in this matter.”The High Court has also failed to appreciate that there was no due procedure followed while purportedly obtaining sanction for prosecution under the UAP Act and rules there under,” the petition read. “The High Court has granted bail to accused no.1 Pragya Singh Thakur taking into account the changed circumstances in the chargesheet filed by the NIA which is contrary to the one filed by the ATS on certain issues, however has not applied the same parameters to the present Petitioner.”Two explosions on September 29, 2008, in Malegaon, Maharashtra, had killed at least six people and injured several others. The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had filed a chargesheet against 14 right-wing extremists, including Purohit and Thakur, in the case. However, in a separate chargesheet filed by the NIA — who took over the case from the ATS, 44-year-old Thakur was given a clean chit.Since his arrest in 2008, Purohit has now spent more than eight years behind bars in Maharashtra’s Taloja jail. According to the investigating agencies, right-wing group Abhinav Bharat allegedly orchestrated the blast. The NIA had opposed Purohit’s bail plea submitting that there was electronic evidence, call data records and witness statements which proved his involvement in the case.According to the NIA, Purohit had allegedly taken active part in the conspiracy meetings and even agreed to arrange explosives to be used in the blast. Purohit had argued that the NIA was “selective” in exonerating some accused persons and that the agency made him a “scapegoat” in the case.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court upheld today the Karnataka High Court’s order dismissing bail of two persons in a case of “honour killing” of a youth in 2015. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the trial judge had granted them bail without following the established parameters of law and the high court had rightly cancelled the relief. The bench observed that the victim, along with his wife, was “staying in peace away from the acrimonious community” but due to some kind of “misconceived class honour”, the incident had taken place. “They (accused) thought that their perception mattered and as alleged, they put an end to the life spark of the young man. The choice of the daughter was allowed no space. Her identity was crushed and her thinking was crucified by parental dominance which has roots in an unfathomable sense of community honour,” the bench noted. “Though the lovers became fugitive, the anger founded on anachronistic values prompted the accused persons to annihilate the life of a young man. In such a situation, the factors that have been highlighted by this court from time to time were required to be adverted to and the accused persons should not have been granted liberty on the grounds that have been thought appropriate by the trial judge,” it said. The apex court also said that “perversity of approach by the additional sessions judge, who has enlarged the appellants on bail, is totally unacceptable” and was “reflective of sanctuary of errors”. The apex court’s order came while dismissing the appeal filed by the accused challenging the high court’s order cancelling their bail.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The youngest mother in West Bengal is fighting to seek justice for her baby.A 12-year-old has moved the Howrah Court because the Jagatballavpur Police failed to act on the complaint filed by the teenager. The girl’s family has accused her karate teacher of raping her.According to a Times of India report, the girl’s lawyer Md Farukh said, “We have filed a case against six accused under Section 376 of IPC. The survivor and her family are currently homeless and need police protection to return home.” The family has alleged that police didn’t take action against the culprit because he has political connections.However, according to the locals and the accused, it is a case of incest and her grandfather has raped her. The accused said that the family did not speak about the issue till the child birth and raised an issue only after that, he claims that he is being falsely implicated.The girl’s father who is traumatised by everything going on in his family said that his neighbours had set up a kangaroo court and blamed his father for rape. They punched him in the eyes, hit him on his ears, and broke his three fingers when he refused to confess.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today expressed its “regret” and serious “dissatifaction” over the “vague” affidavit filed by the Centre that actual construction work of the 263-km fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border will take three years and go beyond the year 2020. “The statements made there (affidavit) are an exercise in vagueness with no specific details in spite of various orders of this court and passage of time,” a bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said. The bench was anguished that in one of the paragraphs in the affidavit, the authority concerned of the Centre stated that it will take 18 months to complete the work on a stretch of 13.38 km without giving any reason. (More)(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>ED is set to file its first charge sheet in the Vijay Mallya-IDBI bank alleged loan default money laundering case that will include statements from numerous executives and investigation of assets and transactions of the accused of the two organisations. Officials said the agency has already begun compiling the records in this regard and will soon be perusing a similar dossier filed by the CBI in a court here last week. The charge sheet, called prosecution complaint in the Enforcement Directorate’s parlance, will be filed soon in a special court here and will detail the proceeds of crime generated by the accused as investigated under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said. Once the charge sheet by the ED is filed, it will go on to strengthen India’s extradition request against Mallya from the UK even as the CBI charge sheet has already paved the way for his handover, they said. In its probe report prepared in this case, accessed by(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will conduct day-to-day hearing on the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water.A bench of Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar reiterated its October 18, 2016 order and said that it will remain effective till further orders and fixed the pleas on the vexatious dispute for final hearing on February 7. On October 18, the apex court had directed Karnataka to keep releasing 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till further orders.The apex court had on December 9 upheld the maintainability of appeals filed by the riparian states, saying it has the “jurisdiction to decide the parameters, scope, authority and jurisdiction of the tribunal”.The court had earlier said that it would first go into the issue of maintainability of appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala against the award of tribunal and then hear arguments on the report filed by Supervisory Committee formed to assess the ground realities in the Cauvery basin region.The Centre had raised a preliminary objection claiming that the CWDT award amounted to a final decree in the dispute and the apex court had no jurisdiction to hear appeals against the award of the tribunal.But the states had contended that their appeals were maintainable saying the Supreme Court had the jurisdiction to adjudicate the appeals filed by the states against the award of tribunal and that no statute can take away the appellate powers of the apex court under Article 136 of the Constitution.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A CBI court here on Tuesday extended the remand period of arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Paul by three more days on a petition filed by the investigating agency.Paul, who was arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Rose Valley chit fund scam, was today produced before the Special Chief Judicial Magistrate court, designated as the CBI court, after the expiry of his three-day remand. He was remanded to CBI custody for three days on December 31. Special Judge PK Mishra admitted CBI’s petition and extended Paul’s remand by three days against the investigating agency’s appeal for a four-day extension.The CBI counsel argued in the court that the investigating agency could not interrogate Paul as the TMC MP kept sleeping most of the time and complaining about his health. Therefore, the agency could not extract facts from him, the CBI counsel contended. The court extended the TMC MP’s remand period by three more days. During his earlier remand period, Paul had complained about his health and spent most of the time at Capital Hospital where he had to be taken twice, the CBI counsel told the court.He added that the actor-turned-politician was arrested for his alleged links with Rose Valley Group which cheated the people to the tune of about Rs 17,000 crore in different states, including Odisha and West Bengal. Rose Valley had allegedly taken Rs 450 crore from its poor investors in Odisha, a chargesheet filed by the CBI in January 2016 had said. Meanwhile, Paul’s daughter Sohini Paul appeared before the CBI here for the second consecutive day.CBI sources said she was quizzed on the designation she had held in Rose Valley Group and monetary transactions by her during her tenure in the company. Tapas Paul, while working as a director of Rose Valley Group in 2010, had allegedly appointed his wife, daughter and niece in different positions. He was arrested from Kolkata by the CBI on December 30 and brought to Bhubaneswar on December 31.