Monthly Archives: August 2018

Madras High Court wants separate toll lanes for judges, VIPs

"… It is embarrassing for VIPs and sitting judges to have to wait at toll plazas and display identity documents, a division bench of Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice M V Muralidharan said….."

"… “It is very unfortunate that sitting judges are also compelled to wait at toll plazas for 10 to 15 minutes (and that this issue) has not been taken seriously by the Union government and NHAI.”…."

Madras High Court wants separate toll lanes for judges, VIPs

Sureshkumar : Times News Netword | Updated: Aug 30, 2018, ..

CHENNAI: The Madras high court sent a blunt message to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Wednesday: Create exclusive lanes for VIPs , including sitting judges, at all toll plazas on national highways or face contempt of court proceedings.

It is embarrassing for VIPs and sitting judges to have to wait at toll plazas and display identity documents, a division bench of Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice M V Muralidharan said.

Warning that the court would issue show-cause notices to all authorities concerned unless the problem was rectified, the bench also made it clear that its order would be applicable nationwide: “Serious note should be taken throughout the country to provide separate lanes (at toll plazas) for vehicles of VIPs including sitting judges,” the bench said, directing the Centre and NHAI to issue a circular to this effect.

“A circular may be issued to each toll collector to provide a separate lane for VIPs’ and sitting judges’ vehicles,” the judges said, adding that the toll collectors should ensure that no vehicle other than those of VIPs and sitting judges should be allowed to use these special lanes. “Any violation of the order by NHAI will be viewed seriously.”

Unless there is a separate lane at every toll plaza, VIPs and sitting judges would continue to face “unnecessary harassment” that would amount to contempt by NHAI, they said.

HC: Unfortunate that judges made to wait at toll plazas for 15 minutes

The judges said,“It is disheartening to note that vehicles of VIPs and sitting judges are stopped at toll plazas (for the occupants to present) identity documents, causing a lot of embarrassment.”

“It is very unfortunate that sitting judges are also compelled to wait at toll plazas for 10 to 15 minutes (and that this issue) has not been taken seriously by the Union government and NHAI.”

Posting further hearing of the case to four weeks from Wednesday, the judges said: “People maintaining toll plazas shall not indulge in controversy (regarding) VIPs’ and sitting judges’ vehicles without understanding the ramifications.”

The bench passed the order while hearing a batch of pleas, including one moved by L&T Krishnagiri Walajahpet Tollway Ltd (L&T KWTL), seeking that the court direct the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) Ltd, Villupuram, and TNSTC, Salem division, to pay toll fees.


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After 28 years, Supreme Court acquits 2 of gang rape. Blasts prosecution !! | Times of India

After 28 years, Supreme Court acquits 2 of gang rape
Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN | Aug 31, 2018, 01:07 IST

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NEW DELHI: A woman’s gang rape complaint against two men failed the Supreme Court’s scrutiny 28 years after the alleged incident, leading to the acquittal of the duo, who were sentenced to 10 years by the trial court as well as the Orissa high court.

After tortuous proceedings in the three-tier judicial system spanning close to three decades, the SC found that the lower court and the HC ignored gaping holes in the prosecution’s evidence and its inability to prove the crime. What in particular swung the case against the complainant was the finding about her husband being unaware of the atrocity allegedly committed on her.
The woman, it was found from the cross-examination and testimonies, had a fight with the two men and accused them of rape out of vengeance in 1990. She alleged that the evening after the fight, the men had dragged her to a field by the side of a busy road where a weekly market was in progress. She claimed that she had confided in her husband about the sexual assault and had gone to the police station around 11am the next day to lodge an FIR. She had alleged that her petticoat was stained with semen and that she had sustained bruises. ‘No trace of semen or injuries on woman’
A bench of Justices N V Ramana and Mohan M Shantanagoudar found on Wednesday from the forensic test report that the petticoat had no trace of semen and the medical report found no injuries on the woman’s body except a half-centimetre bruise on her cheek. This bruise alone was not sufficient to establish rape, it said. The husband attested to his wife’s fight with the two accused. With regard to the rape, however, he deposed that while he had accompanied his wife to the police station a day after the alleged sexual assault, he had no knowledge of the complaint filed by her. The two men were sentenced to 10 years by the lower court in 1992 and this was upheld by the HC in 2017. The duo spent two years in jail. Writing the judgment acquitting the accused, Justice Shantanagoudar said the husband’s deposition did not support the woman’s version. “There is no reason why the husband of the victim would contradict her version. The evidence of the victim/prosecutrix and her husband are unreliable and untrustworthy inasmuch as they are not credible witnesses…,” he said. “We cannot resist putting on record that the prosecution has tried to rope in the appellants (accused) merely on assumptions, surmises and conjectures…,” the bench added. “We are of the clear opinion that the prosecutrix apparently had a motive to seek revenge against the accused persons. The testimony of the victim in the peculiar facts and circumstances of this case needs to be discarded since her testimony is a result of seeking revenge and her evidence is not free from blemish,” the bench said.

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11 standard girl falsely accuses professor of tying her with ropes & misbehaving !! CCTV footage proves professor innocent 😇 NO punishment to girl !!

Andhra Pradesh: CCTV footage saves innocent lecturer from disgrace

Hyderabad: CCTV cameras not only bring culprits to book but also save innocent people from cases. CCTV footage saved a young lecturer in a private college in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district from disgrace but not before the girl’s relatives publicly thrashed the lecturer.

The unusual episode took place in Kadiri block. A junior intermediate (Plus one) girl did not attend her college last Thursday. As per procedure, the management informed her parents through SMS about her absence.

When she returned home late in the evening, her parents questioned her. She complained that her botany lecturer Ramesh Naik had misbehaved with her by driving her to the outskirts of the town, tying her hands and legs, and later dumping her under a railway bridge. She managed to escape and reach home with the help of locals.

The angry parents and relatives of the girl attacked Ramesh, tied him to a tree and beat him black and blue before taking him to the police station on Monday. In the interrogation, Ramesh pleaded innocence and requested the police to check with his college management if he was present in the college on the day.

“The college management, all his fellow lecturers and students confirmed to us that Ramesh was present in the college all through the day on Thursday. Then, we called for CCTV footage in which he was seen attending classes, sitting in the staff room and spending time in the office room. He did not leave till the college was over in the evening,” Kadiri urban police inspector K Gorantla Madhav told Mirror.

The girl then revealed to the police that she had gone out with a boy.

The police admonished the girl and her parents and set everyone free. But the girl’s father in repentance went to the college on Tuesday morning to apologise to the lecturer. The angry lecturers and students detained him for insulting Ramesh, who had a clean image among all.

“We sent police to the college to set the father free. We pacified both the parties. We are not registering any case in the interest of the girl’s future,” the inspector said.
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Husband missing… Family suspects his wife and her MALE friends 😢😢 CBI to start probe after full 5 years !! Poor fellas fate NOT known 😢😢😢

5 years after Noida techie disappeared, CBI starts probe

Shafaque Alam | TNN | Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 15

NOIDA: Five years after a software engineer went missing during an evening walk in Noida, the CBI has registered an FIR for abduction against unknown persons.
Abhinav Mittal’s (35) family had approached Allahabad high court, which had directed the CBI on May 25 last year to take over the case.
Abhinav Mittal lived with his parents—Satya Narayan Mittal, Manju Mittal—and wife Jyoti Mittal, in Sector 15. He previously worked for Impetus Technologies and was planning to launch his own startup.

Satya Narayan Mittal said Abhinav had gone for an evening walk at 8.30 pm on October 17, 2013.
“I was returning from Dehradun to Noida that night. At 8pm, Abhinav called me and said that he would reach the railway station for pick-up. Later my wife informed me that Abhinav was not at home and I should come on my own,” Mittal said.
Mittal reached home and found Abhinav missing. The family launched a search but could not find him. They filed a missing complaint next day in Sector 20 police station. The family alleged that the local police did not investigate the matter properly, and registered an FIR only on December 12, 2013.
Mittal said that his son had left some messages on his computer before leaving, which was read and deleted by Jyoti, without informing him. “She did not tell me about the message. She had also called her sister and brother-in-law and a male friend that night to discuss the issue,” he said.

Mittal suspected Jyoti had an affair with her male friend.
Family members suspected Jyoti’s role in Abhinav’s mysterious disappearance. Abhinav had married Jyoti, a resident of Faridabad, in February 2007. Jyoti was an assistant professor in a private university in Noida. Almost a month after the incident, on November 25, 2013, she left the Noida home.
Dissatisfied with the police probe, Abhinav’s family later approached the high court requesting to transfer the matter to CBI. The HC observed that Abhinav had left the house after an altercation with his wife. It further said that the police had not taken any interest in investigating the matter properly.
“Dozens of investigating officials, who were entrusted with the investigation of this case, could not investigate properly and the matter seems to be stranded at the same place,” the court observed.
The court said that had the police officials interrogated the suspects sternly and strictly, the same would definitely have helped unravel the truth and to locate the whereabouts of the missing Abhinav Mittal.
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