Top Stories[Palghar Lynching] Action Taken Against Policemen; No Need To Keep Writ Pending, Maharashtra Govt Tells SC Mehal Jain7 Oct 2020 1:37 AMShare This – xThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday passionately urged the Supreme Court to see whether the PILs filed in connection with the Palghar lynching episode are in “the right perspective or not”.”Two crimes were registered-one is of the attack on the monks and their driver, and the other is of attack on the police officials who had reached the scene. Amidst the lockdown, two monks were…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday passionately urged the Supreme Court to see whether the PILs filed in connection with the Palghar lynching episode are in “the right perspective or not”.”Two crimes were registered-one is of the attack on the monks and their driver, and the other is of attack on the police officials who had reached the scene. Amidst the lockdown, two monks were roaming around in the locality and there was a turmoil. On getting information, the police went to the scene and some officials were assaulted while doing crowd control. Please note that the first FIR is for secton 302, IPC (murder) and the other is for section 307 (attempt to murder)….state action has been initiated against all- one police official has been dismissed, two others have been compulsorily retired and several others have been punished with pay-cuts. Chargesheet has been filed against 252 persons…Everything is over! How is a 32 application still pending? “, argued Senior Advocate R. Basant for the state government.Mr. Basant informed the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan that, pursuant to the orders of the court, all actions taken by the state against the police officials have been duly brought on record.”It is a 1000-page affidavit which we got only last night. Not a single policeman has been made accused. Illegal omission has not been considered as an offence”, it was urged on the part of the petitioner, even as Mr. Basant insisted the affidavit was filed on September 1.”Why is everyone filing the reply in the night, at the last moment? We have not read the affidavit. How can we decide today? We will have to adjourn. And let the petitioners for their reply”, reprimanded Justice Bhushan.In response to Mr. Basant’s vehement argument as aforesaid, Justice Bhushan repeated, “We are not hearing the matter today. Why are you arguing?””I am only telling Your Lordships”, said the Senior Counsel.”The carelessness and the negligence on the part of the police officials had been established by the IG himself (in the departmental enquiry). There were 2 FIRs by two different police officers. Now the 2 chargesheets that have been filed contain the same findings…it seems the state authorities are working hand-in-glove with each other… it is difficult to believe that Maharashtra would work diligently to bring out the truth”, advanced petitioner-in-person, advocate S. S. Jha.”On a perusal of the chargesheets and the record of the case, the investigation (by the state CID) does not inspire confidence…justice must not only be done but also be seen to be done…it seems one part of the state machinery is helping the other”, advanced another counsel.BackgroundThe Maharashtra police has filed an affidavit in Supreme Court with details of punishment meted out to 18 police personnel for their role in being unable to prevent the lynching of two sadhus in Palghar earlier this year.It is informed that a Departmental enquiry was ordered against the police officers who were prima facie found to be negligent and in dereliction of duty with regard to handling the situation and preventing the commission of the crime.The State police further apprised the Court that after the departmental enquiry was concluded, show cause notices were issued on July 27 to 6 police personnel. Having considered their replies, a final order punishing 18 officials was issued on August 21.The affidavit goes on to furnish details regarding the punishment given to each police personnel. The break up is as follows-one Assistant Police Inspector has been dismissed from serviceone Assistant Police Sub-Inspector and one driver Head Constable have been compulsorily retired from serviceone Sub-Inspector, one Head Constable and 13 Constables have had their pay reduced to a minimum.In light of the action taken, the State police has urged Court that there is no further need for an investigation to be carried out by the CBI or any other court-monitored investigation in the matter.Further, opposing the plea before Supreme Court, which calls for a probe by a central agency, the State has sought dismissal along with imposition of costs on the petitioner. This is the third affidavit filed by the Maharashtra police in this matter, after it had informed the Court of progress in the case on May 27 and July 29 respectively.Upon investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), 2 charge sheets had already been filed on July 15. As the matter came up for hearing before the Top Court on August 6, the Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy directed the State to produce the charge sheets for examination and further sought an action taken report regarding the police personnel.”Let the State bring the chargesheets on record. It has further been stated that a departmental enquiry against the police personnel was ordered and show-cause notices have been issued. Let details f the enquiry, including the action taken against the police personnel as well as enquiry report, be also brought on the record. Let an affidavit be filed by the State of Maharashtra within three weeks”, the Court had ordered. The present affidavit has thus been filed in compliance with the abovementioned Order.On April 16, two seers travelling from Mumbai to Surat had their car stopped by a mob of over 200 people. This mob then proceeded to upturn the car and pelt stones, eventually resulting in the death of both seers as well as the driver of the car.Petitions seeking Court-monitored investigation and/or transfer of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were filed before the Apex Court alleging that the police was complicit in the lynching of the two saints. Next Story read more
News UpdatesInmates Granted Parole Pursuant To Supreme Court’s Order To Be Again Granted Parole: Directs Uttarakhand & Haryana High Powered Committee Sparsh Upadhyay13 May 2021 11:41 PMShare This – xIn accordance with the Supreme Court of India’s Order dated May 7, 2021, the High-Powered Committee (for the state of Uttarakhand & Uttarakhand) on Tuesday (May 11) granted 90 days of parole to the inmates who were granted parole earlier.It is important to note that the Supreme Court last week directed the High Powered Committee of the States to forthwith release all the inmates who had been released earlier pursuant to the Supreme Court’s order dated 23rd March 2020, by imposing appropriate conditions (in addition to considering fresh release).Uttarakhand HPCIn compliance of the order dated 23rd March 2020 passed by the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice, High Court of Uttarakhand/Patron-in-Chief, Uttarakhand State Legal Services Authority had constituted a High Powered Committee comprising of the following, namely:-Hon’ble Executive Chairman of State Legal Services Authority as Chairman;The Principal Secretary (Home/Prison) as Member; andDirector-General of Prison as Member.This High-Powered Committee was in existence at present for determining the class of prisoners who can be released on parole or on interim bail for such period as may be thought appropriate.Further, pursuant to the Supreme Court of India’s May 7, 2021 order, in which certain directions for the High-Powered Committee were issued, the Committee issued the following recommendations/directions:Secretary, Department of Home, Government of Uttarakhand, Inspector General (Prisons), Government of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, all the Chairpersons, DLSAs/District Judges, District Courts of Uttarakhand are hereby directed that, those inmates who were granted parole, pursuant to the earlier orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, should be again granted parole for a period of 90 days in order to tide over the pandemic; by adopting the guidelines (such as inter alia, SOP laid down by NALSA) followed by them last year, at the earliest.The District Magistrates and Senior Superintendents of Police/Superintendents of Police are requested to make necessary arrangements for the transmission of such prisoners on their release from jails to their respective places by following the policies and guidelines of the Government regarding curfews and lockdown in some Cities and States.The Chief Medical Officer of the concerned District shall be asked to conduct proper health check-ups of such prisoners/under-trials before their release on parole or interim bail.The Chief Medical Officer of the concerned District is also requested to make necessary arrangements regarding the medical examination (COVID-19 Examination) of such prisoners/under-trials before they are transmitted from the jail to their respective places.All the District Legal Services Authorities are directed to send a consolidated progress report to this Authority regarding the prisoners/under-trials, who are again granted parole for a period of 90 days.Moreover, all the decisions of the High-Powered Committee may need to be published on respective State Legal Services Authorities/State Governments/High Courts websites in order to enable effective dissemination of information.Haryana HPCA high-powered committee (HPC) has allowed special parole to the convicts sentenced to imprisonment for more than seven years and who were released earlier due to the Covid pandemic.It may be noted that the committee (HPC) under the chairmanship of Justice Rajan Gupta, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, and Executive Chairman, Haryana State Legal Services Authority, has allowed the release of convicts.Since the first meeting of the HPC held on March 24, 2020, 2,580 convicts (sentenced for more than seven years imprisonment) were released on special parole. Similarly, 656 convicts have been granted special parole who have been sentenced to undergo imprisonment for 07 years or less than 07 years. Further, 1,438 undertrials have been granted interim bail under the orders of the High Powered Committee who were concerned with offences where imprisonment of 07 years or less is prescribed. In all, 3,236 convicts and 1,438 undertrials were released. Subsequently, with a decrease In COVID cases, High Powered Committee had directed the return of convicts released on parole in cases where they were undergoing imprisonment for more than 07 years in 09 phases. To date 2,170 convicts have surrendered, 23 convicts expired during the parole period, 42 convicts had of their own surrendered or arrested in some cases or released, parole of 18 convicts was extended by High Court and 42 convicts have absconded.Further, keeping in view the directions issued by the Supreme Court of India and considering the emergent situation in & around due to sudden spike in COVID, the HPC directed,”Al the convicts sentenced to imprisonment for more than 07 years who were released earlier on special parole under the categories prescribed by this Committee be released by competent authorities again on special parole till 31.08.2021 on the same set of sureties, if the sureties so consent for the same and without holding a fresh inquiry.”Special parole granted to convicts who were to surrender in the ninth phase starting from May 14 has also been extended till August 3. However, convicts who have failed to surrender on the date fixed or are absconding or against whom new case/cases were registered while on special parole are not entitled to special parole.The Committee has decided to extend the parole / interim bail of 2017 convicts/undertrials who are sentenced up to 07 years / facing trial for offences which stipulate maximum imprisonment up to 07 years, till 31.08.2021. Click Here To Download Uttarakhand HPC OrderClick Here To Download Haryana HPC OrderRead Orders———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–Tagsparole COVID Covid19 Parole Uttarakhand haryana High Powered Committee Decongest Jail supreme court Supreme Court of India Haryana High Powered Committee Uttarakhand High Powered Committee Next Story read more
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Dave Crampton – NZ Herald 3 April 2013No doubt many people will be appalled when reading last week’s Herald story noting that underage girls in south Auckland are being pimped out by their parents and relatives to be sex workers.One local church pastor – from the C3 church – has said that he and church members have offered support to these underage girls, one as young as 11. However, this pastor told me that he has not gone to the police to lay a complaint.Police have publicly denied there is a problem with underage street prostitution in the area. Perhaps this is because nobody has laid a complaint with the police. Are C3 church people offering support to these kids by merely returning them to their pimps and parents instead of Police and CYF?Bob McCoskrie of Family First calls our current prostitution laws shameful and is campaigning to curb this behaviour by passing laws to arrest clients of sex workers. In effect that is a campaign to criminalise something that is already a crime – in terms of addressing underage sex work. Adult sex with minors is illegal. So is pimping for sex. The Prostitution Reform Act, which decriminalised the sex industry, notes it is a criminal offence, with a prison term of up to seven years, to assist, facilitate, or encourage a person under 18 years of age to provide commercial sexual services.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10875195 read more
0Shares0000Liverpool’s stars celebrate their incredible fightback against Barcelona © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 8 – Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen hailed their former club’s stunning Champions League semi-final fightback against Barcelona as Anfield’s greatest ever European night.Jurgen Klopp’s side recovered from a 3-0 first leg deficit to reach the final with a pulsating 4-0 victory over the Spanish champions on Tuesday. The historic escape act was one of the finest in Champions League history and Fowler believes it should be ranked as the best of Liverpool’s European triumphs at their famous old stadium.The striker placed Liverpool’s dismantling of Lionel Messi and company above their dramatic 1977 European Cup quarter-final win over St Etienne, widely regarded as the previous pinnacle in the competition at Anfield.“You know when you talk about the great nights, this is the best ever. It’s absolutely incredible,” Liverpool-born Fowler told BT Sport.“Before the game, we were talking about all the superlatives we can about Messi. We can run out of superlatives for Liverpool.“It was deserved as well and that’s the best thing about it.“I’m so proud and so delighted to be part of Liverpool. Everything about Liverpool tonight was brilliant.”Fowler’s fellow former Reds striker Owen praised Klopp’s men for their incredible season, which could yet culminate in Champions League glory for the first time since 2005.Liverpool also have an outside chance of winning the Premier League as they trail leaders Manchester City by one point heading into the final round of fixtures on Sunday.FOrmer Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler said the win against Barcelona was the best performance he had ever seen in Europe’s premier competition at Anfield © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS“It’s only football that can do this. What an incredible season we’ve had and it’s not over yet,” Owen said.“This place has seen some of the most amazing nights, European nights, of football and it’s right up there with them. Possibly the best.”Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand joined in the praise for Liverpool’s performance.“You cannot fail to have respect for this stadium when you come here,” he said.“The emotions that this place evokes on nights like these, there hasn’t been a better night than this.“They took it out of Barcelona’s hands – the spirit, the heart shown by this squad, and that all starts from the top. That starts from Klopp.“What they’ve produced here is breathtaking and you can do nothing but respect the team, the management, and the way this club have conducted themselves, especially on a night like tonight.”Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia joined the chorus of approval for his old team’s heroics.“I have seen this move too!” Garcia tweeted, referring to his part in Liverpool’s ‘Miracle of Istanbul’ comeback against AC Milan in 2005, when they recovered from three goals down to win the Champions League final on penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
ST. LOUIS–It wasn’t long ago when Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants made quick work of the St. Louis Cardinals, needing just five games to clinch the National League pennant en route to their third World Series in five years.That series may not be a distant memory for those involved, but with the way the Giants have played over the last two years, it sure feels like one.Bumgarner returned to the mound Friday at Busch Stadium for the first time since he threw 7 2/3 shutout innings …
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