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Delhi gangrape: Two-day PC for bus owner for giving fake documents

Police said during investigation, it came to know about the actual address of the bus owner and that 11 buses were registered in his name


New Delhi: The owner of the bus in which the 23-year-old girl was gangraped and brutally assaulted on 16th December, was on Thursday remanded in police custody for two days by a Delhi court for allegedly submitting false documents for registration of his vehicles, reports PTI.

 

Metropolitan Magistrate Chhavi Kapoor handed over bus owner Dinesh Yadav to police for his custodial interrogation after it submitted that his custody was required for further investigation in the matter.

 

The police had arrested Yadav yesterday from his residence in Rasoolpur Nawada village near Noida Sector 62 for allegedly submitting false documents for registration of his vehicles.

 

It has registered a criminal case of cheating and giving false statement on oath to public servant against 35-year-old Yadav.

 

During the proceeding, the police told the court that Yadav had submitted false information to the State Transport Department to get the registration certificate and the permit for the bus.

 

It added Yadav had given a false affidavit about his residential address to get the bus registered with the Delhi Transport Authority.

 

Police said during investigation, it came to know about the actual address of the bus owner and that 11 buses were registered in his name.

 

The police told the court that "the bus in which the girl was gangraped was registered by providing false information at the time of registration. The owner gave as address proof the passbook of Bank Of Baroda and the driving licence at the time of registration.

 

"However, as per landlord Anant Gopal, Yadav never stayed at the given address. Yadav had filed a false affidavit claiming that he is a resident at the said address."

 

The girl was gangraped allegedly by six persons in the moving bus on 16 December 2012 and thereafter brutally assaulted, resulting in severe injuries to her.

 

After initial treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital here, she was shifted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore where she succumbed on 29th December.

 

The incident has drawn a nationwide outrage.

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Urjit Patel's is RBI's new deputy governor

The clearing of Patel's name comes a few weeks ahead of the third quarter review of the monetary policy, scheduled to be announced on 29th January

New Delhi: Renowned economist Urjit Patel's name has been cleared for appointment as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), said a senior Finance Ministry official, reports PTI.

 

"Urjit Patel's name has been finalised," Department of Financial Services Secretary DK Mittal said.

 

Patel is at present a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a US-based think-tank. He is also a consultant to the Boston Consulting Group.

 

Patel has also been an executive director at IDFC, a private finance company.

 

He will take the place of Subir Gokarn, who was in-charge of the monetary policy department, has retired.

 

Gokarn's three-year term had ended in November 2012, but the government had given him one-month extension which expired on 31 December 2012.

 

According to an RBI statement yesterday, the monetary policy department will now be directly under Governor D Subbarao himself.

 

There are four deputy governors in RBI, of which two are from the central bank itself, one is from the banking sector and the fourth is an economist.

 

The clearing of Patel's name comes a few weeks ahead of the third quarter review of the monetary policy, scheduled to be announced on 29th January.

 

RBI Governor in the last policy review had indicated that there could be softening of policy rate in the January policy.

 

Dr KC Chakrabarty, Anand Sinha and HR Khan are Deputy Governors with RBI.

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COMMENTS

M G WARRIER

5 years ago

The curse of short-term appointments at higher levels is that by the time people get a grasp of things in hand, their time to pack off comes. It is unlikely that Urjit Patel touch will be seen in January Monetary Policy Statement, even if Dr Subbarao hands over the relevant portfolio to Patel by then!

Home ministry refuses to reveal names recommended for Padma Awards 2013

Till three years back, MHA was revealing names of all recommended persons for Padma awards together with names of recommending persons or bodies under RTI. But this year it has refused to reveal names of those recommended for Padma Awards 2013. What it is trying to hide?

Amid reports that yesteryear's superstar Rajesh Khanna may conferred the country’s second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan, it has not come to light that the ministry of home affairs (MHA) is shrinking transparency year after year about selection-procedure of these awards.

 

According to a reply received by Subhash Chandra Agrawal under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, this year the MHA has refused to reveal names of those recommended for the Padma awards. “Till three years back, the MHA had a healthy practice of revealing names of all recommended persons for the Padma awards together with names of recommending persons/bodies under RTI queries. Thereafter the ministry discontinued practice of recommending persons,” the RTI activist said.

 

Apart from Khanna, who passed away on 18th July, renowned filmmaker of ‘Sholay’ fame Ramesh Sippy is likely to be given Padma Shri on the eve of Republic Day this month, official sources told PTI.

 

On 26th December, a high level committee, which includes cabinet secretary Ajit Seth, principal secretary to prime minister Pulok Chatterjee, Union home secretary RK Singh, actor Ratna Pathak Shah, scientist Anil Kakodkar, shortlisted the names of this year’s Padma awardees at its meeting.

 

The names of awardees will be declared on 25 January 2013 after the approval from prime minister Manmohan Singh. Names of Khanna and Sippy were recommended by the ministry of information and broadcasting, sources said.

 

Here are the points for which RTI Activist Agrawal sought information and the reply provided by Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)...

 

1. Last date of receipt of nominations for Padma Awards 2013?

CPIO: Last date for receipt of nominations for Padma Awards 2013 was 20 November 2012

2. Last date of receipt of nominations for Padma Awards 2012?

CPIO: Last date for receipt of nominations for Padma Awards 2013 was 20 November 2011

3. Was there some change in last date for receipt of nominations for Padma Awards 2013 from earlier years including in the year 2012?

CPIO: No

4. If yes, copies of file-notings/documents/correspondence etc on changing last date for receipt of nominations for Padma Awards 2013 from that in earlier years

CPIO: In view of point 3 above, does not arise

5. Are some more changes made in respect of deciding Padma Awards for 2013?

CPIO: No

6. If yes, please provide details together with related file-notings/documents/correspondence etc on making such changes

CPIO: In view of point 5 above, does not arise

7. Is it true that some objections were received at MHA against Padma Awards awarded to certain individuals in the year 2012 also because of non-competence of concerned persons for Padma Awards like also including Arun Firodia who was a wilful defaulter in case of borrowings made from banks as also referred in my RTI application dated 13.08.2012 (wrongly written as 13.03.2012?)

8. If yes, complete information together with related file-notings/ documents/ correspondence etc on remedial steps take to prevent undeserving elements being awarded with Padma Awards?

9. If yes, complete information together with related correspondence

CPIO: (Point 7 to 9) Some objections have been received on conferment of Padma Shri on Shri Arun Firodia. No consolidated report is maintained by this ministry. No action is taken/ proposed to change the Padma Awards procedure on basis of complaints/objections against Padma awards to individuals. (Read Should a wilful defaulter be awarded “Padma Shri” by the government?)

10. Complete list of nominations for Padma Awards 2013 having reached to Union home ministry by the stipulated last date of receiving such nominations also mentioning names of those recommending such nominations, authority through which MHA received such nominations and dates on which such nominations reached separately to recommending authorities and to MHA.

11. Names of members of 'Search Committee' formed to recommend for Padma Awards 2013.

12. Names considered by “Search Committee” for being recommended before Awards Committee for Padma Awards 2013.

13. Names of nominees recommended by “Search Committee” for Padma Awards 2013.

14. Days and time duration on which “Search Committee” met to finalise nominations.

15. Minutes of meetings held by the “Search Committee”.

CPIO: (Points 10 to 15) The procedure for selection of Padma Awards 2013 is under process. Hence the information sought cannot be provided at this stage.

16. Any other related details.

CPIO: Nil.

17. File notings on movement of this RTI petition as well.

CPIO: Relevant file noting comprises one page. Applicant is requested to submit a fee of Rs2 @ Rs2 per page as photocopying charge in favour of the Accounts Officer, MHA.

 

Not satisfied with the reply, Mr Agrawal on 22 December 2012 filed first appeal with the Appellate Authority. He said, “…Rather names of recommended ones and of those recommending should be put on website (by the MHA) so that members of public knowing adverse features of recommended persons may inform the authorities. Likewise public should also know names persons recommending such undeserving recommended personalities. Complete process of selection of Padma awardees including minutes of meetings of Search and Award committees should be put on the website after 26th January."   

 

Coming back to Rajesh Khanna, also a Congress MP from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996, he was never given the Padma award in his lifetime, whereas most of his contemporaries, including Dharmendra, Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Hema Malini and Waheeda Rehman, had got one or the other category of Padma awards over the years.

 

Similarly, producer-director Sippy (65), too, would be a late entrant of the Padma hall of fame, if the government finally selects him for this award. Many producers and directors of his generation have been conferred with the Padma awards through the years.

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MAZUMDAR

5 years ago

About Padma awards ,similar reply was received by me from MHA-GOI
who are maintaining secrecy unnecessarily.
I am happy that they are ready to part with file notings atleast at a later stage.Earlier they said that "there are no remarks ,
notings , comments for awarding or refusing Padma awards.
I only wish those who really deserve get them and there is no lobbying.

MAZUMDAR-Sscunderabad.

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