Daily Archives: July 9, 2014

TN, July 7 ’14: Dowry complaint & 5 including husband on run !; No Supreme court here ? or ?

Tamil Nadu, July 7th : Dowry complaint 5 including husband on run !; No Supreme court here ? or ?
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Thirukovilur, July 9th 2014

Balamurugan (approx 28) from Veeracholapuram, near Thirukovilur in Tamil Nadu was married to Annakodi (approx 24) , approx seven years ago . they have three children out of wedlock. It is allged that Balamurugan was torturing Annakodi for Rs 50000 dowry . Annakodi filed a complaint with Thirukovilur AWPS and police have filed a case on 5 including elderly parents of Balamurugan.All of them are supposed to be on the run !!

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Gujarat 2.3% conviction 97.7% unproven/fake DV cases. Soon country 2 follow gujarat model !!



DV case conviction rate in Gujarat is 2.3% , so rest or either in limbo or not proven extortionist and fake cases. Male activists have pointed out the fake and extortionist nature of most cases 97+%, while female lawyers are brushing aside misuse saying there is misuse in every law !!! achche din ………

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Gujarat: Domestic violence cases rise,conviction rate goes downhill

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:18



Ahmedabad: The number of domestic violence cases in Gujarat rose by 1154 to 7812 in 2013 with the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent which is far below the national average in this category, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Gujarat now ranks seventh with 7812 cases of domestic violence (DV) while 25th among 28 states in terms of conviction rate.

As per the NCRB data, the cases registered under section 498-A (offence by husband or relatives of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of IPC rose by 17.3 per cent in 2013 from 6658 in 2012.

Ironically, the state recorded the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent in 2013 against the national average of 16 per cent in the DV category.

As per the data, 12283 cases of ‘crime against women’ were registered in Gujarat in 2013 and 64 per cent of them were under the Domestic Violence Act. However, the conviction rate in DV cases fell by 1.2 per cent to 2.30 per cent against 3.50 per cent in 2012.

In 2013, the country registered 1,18,866 cases of domestic violence with a rise of 11.6 per cent from 1,06,527 cases in 2012, while the conviction rate rose from 15 per cent in 2012 to 16 per cent.

Activists fighting for the rights of men and women have blamed a "slow pace of judiciary" and "discrepancies in the women-oriented laws" for the low conviction rate.

Amit Gupta, a men’s rights activists and chairman of umbrella organisation, National Coalition of Men, said the low conviction rate is the fallout of lack of a "gender-neutral" law.

"Gujarat falls amongst the five states who are lowest in terms of conviction rate. Most of the cases filed against men and their family members under section 498-A are false and are settled by extorting hefty sum from them. There is a pressing need to bring a ‘gender-neutral’ law to protect men from unnecessary harassment," Gupta said.

"A legal proceeding would take five to 15 years to wind up. Most of the people falling prey to such abuse of law are bread-winners and their families are left with no other options but to fall victim to this nexus of police, lawyers and wives," Gupta alleged.

A leading activist and city-based lawyer, Meena Jagtap blamed the "slow-paced" judicial system for the low conviction rate despite increase in the number of cases of domestic violence.

"Judicial system is very slow which reduces the rate of conviction. In many incidents (domestic violence), compromises take place between parties concerned due to snail’s pace at which the trials progress," Jagtap said.

She downplayed the allegations of misuse of section 498-A. "There may be false cases, but they exist under every law. This does not mean that each and every case of domestic violence is a false one," she added.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/gujarat-domestic-violence-cases-rise-conviction-rate-goes-downhill_945611.html

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Contempt, crime to arrest magistrate on RAPE charges. NO crime arresting common man !! MORE equal magistrates and plight of common men

A magistrate from Tamil Nadu was accused of Rape by his ex partner / girlfriend / paramour. According to the woman’s complaint she and the magistrate, then an advocate, had marriage plans. After being appointed magistrate, he started avoiding her and on June 20, 2013, married another woman.

The cheated woman lodged a complaint with the Coonoor police accusing Thangaraj of rape. The complaint was forwarded to the Nilgiris principal district judge as required by law. No FIR was registered.

Later she filed a case with the police and police arrested the magistrate as is the usual practice in many such cases where woman allege / complain rape.

Now the HC of Madras has framed charges AGAINST THE POLICE for the arrest , probably after a heavy nudging by the lawyers !!!

What we fail to understand is why NOT such charges are framed when COMMON MEN are arrested and defamed by the police ????

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TN cops face HC action for arresting magistrate (on rape charges by his ex girl friend / partner )

A Subramani,TNN | Jul 9, 2014, 01.53 AM IST

Source : times news network

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CHENNAI: A little over a year ago, the state was rocked by the arrest of Coonoor judicial magistrate S Thangaraj on the complaint of a woman sub-inspector who alleged rape. Treating the arrest as an affront to the judiciary, the Madras high court initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against a woman superintendent of police R Ponni and four other police officers, including two DSPs.

On Tuesday, a division bench, comprising Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, concluded that prima facie the SP and DSPs C Pitchai and Suresh Kumar had committed contempt of court. It outlined four key issues to be decided during trial, including whether there was any necessity to arrest the magistrate, and posted the matter to July 23.

According to the SI’s complaint, she and Thangaraj, then an advocate, had marriage plans. After being appointed magistrate, he started avoiding her and on June 20, 2013, married another woman. The SI lodged a complaint with the Coonoor police accusing Thangaraj of rape. The complaint was forwarded to the Nilgiris principal district judge as required by law. No FIR was registered.

She then lodged a complaint with an all-woman station at Palladam in Tirupur district. It was following this complaint that Thangaraj was arrested on June 29, 2013.

As a controversy erupted, with bar associations leading agitations, the high court initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against five police officers, including Ponni. The bench said mandatory pre-arrest formalities such as intimating the district judge or putting the court on notice about the arrest had not been followed.

S Prabakaran, who represented bar associations, argued that the SI had suppressed the fact that there was no police action on her first complaint. While he said the magistrate was ill-treated, handcuffed and disallowed from contacting his lawyers and relatives, the police officers’ senior counsel V Giri said the judge was extended due courtesies in custody.

The judges, making it clear that they would not comment on the complaint itself, dropped contempt charges against an inspector and SI saying they merely carried out orders of their superiors officers. But, superintendent of police Ponni ought to have been aware of the SC guidelines, governing such issues, they said, pointing out that if a judicial officer is to be arrested for some offence, it should be done after intimating the district judge or the high court. If necessary, a technical or formal arrest is enough and an arrested judge should not be taken to a police station without the prior order, the bench said or directions of the district judge. No statement should be recorded and he should not be subjected to any medical examination, it said. There should not be any handcuffing of the judicial officer either.

The bench then framed four issues to decide the contempt proceedings against the police officers. One, whether the officers failed to take effective and proper steps to inform the district judge before arresting Thangaraj; Two, is non-communication of the arrest to the district judge or the Chief Justice of the high court in violation of the apex court guidelines?; Three, whether the act of contemnors in not permitting Thangaraj to contact his legal advisers is in violation of apex court guidelines?; and Four, whether the contemnors had %established the necessity for effecting the physical arrest of the judicial officer?

read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/

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Wife attempts suicide, hubby in cooler. Love marrg 5.5 years ago; 4 year old son, NO 15 days notice !! :-(

Nagerkoil ; July 9

Saravan Kumar (30) from Marungur, Sunda Vilai, anju kiramam area, Nagekoil, Tamil Nadu, fell in love with Regila (24) and they married 5.5 years ago. They have a four year old kid.

It is alleged that Saravan Kumar was torturing Regila for dowry EVEN THOUGH it was a love marriage !

Recently there was some further dispute between Rejila’s parents and Saravan kumar when he is alleged to have beaten Regila and also used filthy language against her

Heartbroken Regila attempted suicide by consuming pills and was immediately admitted to AsaripaLLam , Government hospital

Based on Regila’s mother’s complaint police have registered a case and arrested Saravan Kumar….

Husband arrested on dowry case beaten to death in police custody!! policemen suspended, autopsy shows marks !!

Looks like it is the same in Bangladesh as well !!

Excerpts :

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On June 5 a woman filed a rape case against Rokonuzzaman (the deceased) . They also had an arrest warrant against him in a dowry case lodged by his first wife Parvin Aktar.

A police team raided Rokonuzzaman’s Syed Shah Lane residence at the port city’s Baklia on the night of June 18 to arrest him.

Family members had tried to stop them, demanding that the police show them arrest warrant. They claimed police officials had assaulted him while trying to whisk him away.

The police team eventually took him to their custody even after the businessman fell ill due to the beating.

Police later informed the family that he died in the early hours of June 19, approximately at 1:30am. !!!

Autopsy found wound marks on the deceased’s body, said a top-ranking police official.


The police men are now suspended (JUST suspended !!)

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6 Chittagong policemen suspended over custodial death

Chittagong Bureau, bdnews24.com

Published: 2014-07-09 00:33:56.0 BdST Updated: 2014-07-09 00:33:56.0 BdST

Six policemen, accused of murdering a businessman in their custody, have been temporarily suspended.

Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) took the decision on Tuesday after the man’s wife Shimu Aktar lodged the case at Baklia Police Station Monday night.

This was the second case she filed over her husband Rokonuzzaman’s death.

Another accused in the case, an Ansar and VDP member, was sent back to his parent force.

A CMP additional commissioner, AKM Shahidur Rahman, confirmed bdnews24.com of the decision.

"Two of the suspended officers have already been arrested while four others are at Damparha Police Lines."

The policemen are Sub-Inspector (SI) Amir Hossain, ASI Enayet Hossain, constables Mizanur Rahman, ‘Moslem’ and Khokan Miah and drier ‘Akbar’. Of them, Amir and Moslem were arrested on Monday evening.

The Ansar member is Constable Shahinur Alam.

The duo was detained after autopsy found wound marks on the deceased’s body, said a top-ranking police official.

Shimu Aktar, who is Rokonuzzaman’s second wife, had filed the first murder case on June 25 at the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Ahmed Sayeed.

She accused 10 people including seven policemen.

The seven were deputed to Panchlaish and Baklia police stations.

The other three are police informants Jamal Hossain and Humayun Kabir and one Harunur Rashid. Jamal was arrested after Rokonuzzaman died in police custody.

After taking the case into cognisance, the court had ordered CMP deputy commissioner to investigate and submit the findings by July 23.

A police team raided Rokonuzzaman’s Syed Shah Lane residence at the port city’s Baklia on the night of June 18 to arrest him.

Family members had tried to stop them, demanding that the police show them arrest warrant. They claimed police officials had assaulted him while trying to whisk him away.

The police team eventually took him to their custody even after the businessman fell ill due to the beating.

Police later informed the family that he died in the early hours of June 19, approximately at 1:30am.

Police next day claimed Rokonuzzaman was rushed to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital instead of the police station as he was feeling sick.

Doctors there declared him dead on arrival.

Police said on June 5 a woman filed a rape case against Rokonuzzaman. They also had an arrest warrant against him in a dowry case lodged by his first wife Parvin Aktar.

http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/07/09/6-chittagong-policemen-suspended-over-custodial-death

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