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Retd HC judge to inquire into ‘false’ cases during Akali regime in Punjab

Updated: Apr 06, 2017 11:47 IST

By HT Correspondent

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The Captain Amarinder Singh government has set up a two-member commission of inquiry under former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Mehtab Singh Gill to review the alleged false cases and FIRs registered during the decade-long Akali regime. Former district and sessions judge BS Mehandiratta will be the member.

A notification to this effect was issued on Wednesday by the department of home affairs and justice. The commission has been appointed under The Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952.

As per the terms of reference, the commission will “inquire into the cases where persons are said to have been wrongly implicated in allegedly false cases/FIRs in Punjab during the last 10 years and submit its report to government”.

The commission will recommend to the government measures to be adopted to ensure that in future such instances do not happen. The commission’s tenure will be for an initial period of six months, to be extended by the government if required. The decision to set up the commission was taken at the first cabinet meeting.

Tamil Nadu police arrest two DMK workers trying to sell a maragatha lingam (emerald lingam) to a trader at Thiruvidai Maruthur near Kumbakonam.

They were trying to sell emerald lingam

கும்பகோணத்தில் மரகத லிங்கம் கடத்தல்: திமுக.,வினர் 2 பேர் கைது!
Updated Apr 5, 2017, 10:13 PM IST

கும்பகோணத்தில், மரகத லிங்கம் கடத்தலில் ஈடுபட்ட திமுக.,வைச் சேர்ந்த 2 பேரை போலீசார் கைது செய்தனர்.

திருவிடைமருதுர் அருகே உள்ள குறிச்சி கிராமத்தைச் சேர்ந்த கலியமூர்த்தி பிள்ளை (70), விஜய ராகவன் (47) ஆகியோரே கைது செய்யப்பட்ட நபர்கள். இவர்கள் 2 பேரும், வர்த்தகர் ஒருவரிடம் ரூ.50 லட்சம் மதிப்புள்ள மரகத லிங்கத்தை விற்பனை செய்ய முயற்சித்தனர்.

அப்போது அங்கு வந்த போலீசார், மரகத லிங்கத்தை பறிமுதல் செய்ததோடு, அவர்களையும் கைது செய்தனர். 300 கிராம் எடையுள்ள அந்த மரகத லிங்கம், கும்பகோணத்தில் உள்ள நகைக்கடையில் இருந்து கொள்ளையடிக்கப்பட்டதாக, தெரியவந்தது. இதன்பேரிலேயே, போலீசார் அவர்களை சுற்றிவளைத்து கைது செய்துள்ளனர்.

இதைத்தொடர்ந்து, கைது செய்யப்பட்ட இருவரையும் நீதிமன்றத்தில் ஆஜர்படுத்தி, சிறையில் அடைத்தனர்.

The idol wing of the Tamil Nadu police have arrested two DMK workers for trying to sell a maragatha lingam (emerald lingam) to a trader at Thiruvidai Maruthur near Kumbakonam. They were trying to sell emerald lingam for Rs 50 lakh.
விமர்சனம் சேர்க்கவும்

Husband arrested for allegedly attacking wife and brother in law… Allegedly…!!!

Krishnagiri Tamilnadu

A husband has been arrested by the police on the complaint of his wife and his brother in law ( wife’s brother), who claimed that the husband attacked them for the sake of property… Now don’t ask me if there are any other witnesses !!!!

கிருஷ்ணகிரி அருகே மனைவியை தாக்கிய கணவன் கைது

பதிவு: மார்ச் 25, 2017 17:50

கிருஷ்ணகிரி அருகே சொத்து பிரச்சனையில் மனைவியை தாக்கிய கணவனை போலீசார் கைது செய்தனர்.


கிருஷ்ணகிரி கணபதி நகரை சேர்ந்தவர் முருகன்(34) கூலி தொழிலாளி. இவருடைய மனைவி மனோன்மணி(28). இவருக்கு தனது பெற்றோர் வீடு ஒன்று உள்ளது. இதில் மைத்துனர் மணிகண்டன்(21) வசித்து வருகிறார்.

இந்நிலையில் கடந்த 23ம் தேதி முருகன், மைத்துனர் மணிகண்டனிடம் சென்று வீட்டை பாகம் வேண்டும் என கேட்டுள்ளார். அதற்கு மணிகண்டன் மறுத்துள்ளார். இதனால் இருவருக்கும் இடையே கருத்து வேறுபாடு இருந்து வந்துள்ளது.

இந்நிலையில் நேற்று மீண்டும் தகராறு ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. இதில் ஆத்திரமடைந்த முருகன் தனது மனைவி மனோன்மணியை கட்டையால் சரமாரியாக தாக்கியுள்ளார். இதனை தடுக்க வந்து மணிகண்டனை கத்தியால் தாக்கியுள்ளார். இச்சம்பவத்தில் காயமடைந்த மணிகண்டன் மற்றும் மனோன்மணியை அருகில் இருந்தவர்கள் மீட்டு சிகிச்சைக்காக கிருஷ்ணகிரி அரசு மருத்துவமனையில் சேர்த்னர்.

இது குறித்து மணிகண்டன் கொடுத்த புகாரின் பேரில் கிருஷ்ணகிரி டவுன் போலீசார் வழக்குபதிவு செய்து முருகனை கைது செய்தனர்.



Soon our country will have NO highways left !!! Liquor is more important !!

MUMBAI Maharashtra denotifies highways in three cities

Alok Deshpande

APRIL 06, 2017 01:00 IST
UPDATED: APRIL 06, 2017 08:29 IST

Jalgaon, Latur, Yavatmal first off the block to circumvent SC ban on liquor within 500 metres of highways; Minister expects more proposals soon

Mumbai: If you are driving on the highways passing through Jalgaon, Latur, and Yavatmal in Maharashtra, chances are you could circumvent the recent Supreme Court ban on selling alcohol within 500 meters of state and national highways.

Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday said the government has cleared proposals from Jalgaon, Latur and Yavatmal municipal corporations to denotify state highways in their respective jurisdictions and convert them into civic roads.

What rules say

As per current rules, a resolution cleared by the general body of the civic authority is sent to the State chief secretary by the CEO or the commissioner of the corporation. This proposal is then transferred to the PWD, which is the final authority to denotify the road. While total length of state highways is 33,330 kilometres, the PWD has no estimate as to what portion of these roads might be denotified in the near future.

Mr. Patil said, “It is up to the respective municipal corporations and municipal councils to pass a resolution in their general body meeting. The resolution should mention that the said civic body is ready to maintain the roads passing through the respective cities. We will denotify the road as state and national highway, and it will be handed over to these corporations.”

Meanwhile, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI), has reacted sharply to the Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the ban on selling or serving of liquor along the highways. Senior HRAWI officials told The Hindu that the ban will spell doom for the industry.

Dilip Datwani, president, HRAWI, said, “Around 35,000 restaurants and bars could face closure or downsizing in western India alone. This decision may lead to loss of employment for more than 10 lakh people directly and indirectly. Businesses cannot be run in an environment of uncertainty. An abrupt cancellation of sale of a core product will create havoc. Many of our member restaurants and hotels are in debt, and this ban could further hurt their business and their ability to repay.”

₹7,000-crore loss

Maharashtra’s Excise Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule had announced in the Assembly last Saturday that this ban will result in an estimated loss of ₹7,000 crore to the exchequer. In Maharashtra, he said, of the total 25,513 liquor licenses, 15,699 will be affected: 4,969 along the national highways and 10,730 along the State highways. “We will not charge any new licence or transfer fee from these establishments if they choose to move beyond the 500-metre stipulation by the Supreme Court.”

PWD circular

The PWD in 2001 had issued a circular as per which the corporations and the councils can acquire highways if those roads are equipped with circular or ring roads. Until now, none of the civic bodies had applied, but with the SC verdict, the requests are likely to increase. “One reason why no such proposal was presented to us earlier was that the civic bodies do not find it economically viable to maintain the highways. But now it seems that these bodies will buckle under pressure from lobbies following the SC ban,” said a senior PWD official.

“Maharashtra has 13,655 bars and liquor shops, of which about 290 bars shall be hit only in Mumbai. In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 2,000 outlets will be affected, and 9,925 such establishments in the State are at the risk of losing business,” said Kamlesh Barot, past president, Federation of the Hotels and Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI).

He said, “The Indian food service industry today stands at an estimated ₹408,000 crore. Close to half of this revenue might be affected due to the ban. In terms of revenue loss, we expect a 30% dip in liquor sales and a 20% dip in food sales because when people drink, they also order finger food. In hotels along the highways, people might stay away from dry establishments. The travel and tourism sector generates 3.74 crore jobs, and we expect a serious downturn in employment generation if this ban continues.”

Unlicensed bars

The HRAWI fears that only licensed bars will stop serving liquor following the order, while unlicensed bars will continue to serve liquor. “Travellers keen on consuming alcohol will find ways to procure it,” said Bharat Malkani, a former office-bearer of HRAWI. “These steps may not act as a deterrent. Drunk driving is a problem across the world, and most countries have evolved efficient and moderate measures to counter the menace.”