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Kejriwal to remain in custody till 6th June
Arvind Kejriwal’s jail stay was extended till 6th June as he remained adamant on not furnishing bail bond in a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari
 
A Delhi Court extended custody of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal till 6th June after he again refused to furnish bail bond in a criminal defamation case against him by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari.
 
Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha remanded the former Delhi chief minister, who was produced in a packed court room from Tihar Jail, in judicial custody till 6th June saying she cannot review her order passed on 21st May.
 
The Court has asked Kejriwal to challenge its order sending him to jail before a higher court after the ex-CM questions its decision. “I will only request you (Kejriwal’s lawyer) to challenge my order if you want. I have already made up my mind,” the Magistrate said, adding that the court was only following legal procedure and “that if other leaders of the party can furnish bond to secure bail, why Kejriwal cannot do the same”.
 
“There is a lot of legal illiteracy in the country. Even educated people do not know about legal proceedings as to what is bail and what is bond. Being in the position you (Kejriwal) were, I expect you to be sensible,” the Magistrate observed.
 
During the hearing, Kejriwal told the court he was trying to understand what his fault was and lots of politicians have filed such cases against him. “In such cases, I have been released after I gave undertaking in courts earlier,” he said.
 
The Magistrate, however, said Kejriwal was told to give a bond only and it was a legal procedure to furnish bonds for bail. “You (Kejriwal) have been summoned as an accused. You are not a convict. You will face trial...you cannot say that I am innocent and I will not give bond. This is a procedure,” the Magistrate said.
 
The Court had on 21st May sent Kejriwal to custody till Friday after he had refused to furnish bail bond in the case.

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TIHARwale

3 years ago

Litigation must focus on legal wrongs and legal rights – commodities which are in remarkably short supply in this action. At the same time Judges presiding courts cannot take the plea that they cannot withdraw their own order even if subsequently the Judge realises that he had erred by telling the affected party to seek remedy by appealing to higher court. This seem strange because we have seen SC itself issuing death sentences and on a later date issue a revised on a plea that the death sentence is rescinded and now it is awarding life sentence without bothering to instruct who is the competent authority to carry out their revised order of life sentence.

MOHAN

3 years ago


very good.

shadi katyal

3 years ago

One wonder with 1.2 Billions why we have such magicians voted in as CM of Delhi which he could not run so went for the brass ring and now ended up in jail. He has made fool of many but people did wake up.
Why the Center did not jail him when he violated Law and Order in Delhi of his Dharna.
Does the nation need such leaders who can conjure up tricks and be everything for everyone. Hew wants to be a martyr but what sacrifice has he done.
One wonder why his party member an attorney is let him sit in jail? Is this to win sympathy from misled voters?

Want to grow your wealth more than double? Become an MP!

The average asset value declared by 165 re-elected MPs from the 2014 Lok Sabha shows a rise of 137%. Shatrughan Sinha tops the list with declared assets of Rs131 crore that jumped over eight times since 2009

 

Common people or voters do several things to become rich, however, most of the time, their financial conditions or wealth remains unchanged. However, according to data, the average assets of several Members of Parliament (MPs), who are re-elected, have grown more than double in just a single term!
 
National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which analysed data of 165 re-elected MPs, found that the wealth of these Lok Sabha members have increased from an average of Rs5.38 crore in 2009 to an average of Rs12.78 crore in 2014, a rise of 137%! 
 
 
Shatrughan Sinha of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Patna Sahib Constituency, Bihar has declared maximum increase in his assets. His declared assets in 2014 increased by Rs116.73 crore, or by 778% to Rs131 crore from Rs15 crore in 2009. 
 
Similarly, the declared assets of Biju Janata Dal (BJP) MP Pinaki Mishra and Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule, the daughter of party chief Sharad Pawar, increased by Rs107.4 crore or by 362% and by Rs62.37 crore or 121%, respectively.
 
Out of 543, 168 members have been re-elected in the 16th Lok Sabha elections of which the self-sworn affidavits of 165 members were analyzed by NEW and ADR.
 
According to the analysis, there is even an increase in criminal cases against the MPs. The criminal records of 18% re-elected MPs with self-declared criminal cases in the current Lok Sabha have shown a surge from the previous Lok Sabha elections i.e. 71 re-elected MPs who have declared criminal cases against themselves, 13 have shown an increase in the number of self-declared criminal cases in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. 
 
“The average asset growth of 165 re-elected MPs analysed is Rs7.40 crore while 13 re-elected MPs have shown an increase in the number of self-declared criminal cases from previous elections,” the report says. 
 
The table below lists the the top 3 re-elected MPs with the highest increase in number of criminal cases : 
 
 
Dr Ramshankar Katheria of BJP from Agra constituency, Uttar Pradesh has declared the highest increase in criminal cases from zero self declared criminal cases in 2009 to 21 in 2014. While Raju Shetty of Swabhimani Paksha from Hatkanangle constituency and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of Indian National Congress (INC) from Baharampur constituency, have shown an increase by 12 criminal cases. 
 
 
The statistics above show that the main political parties like BJP and Congress have scored high on the Crimo-meter. With 282 elected MPs, the BJP leads the list of members with criminal cases, followed by the decades old Indian National Congress (INC).
 
Rich MPs with criminality tainted are the representatives elected for the 16th Lok Sabha making it the richest and the one with the highest number of MPs with criminal charges. Well, is it a high alert for the citizens of India? 

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R Balakrishnan

3 years ago

According to what mr Modi says, he has been brought to power on the promise of good governance. So in the next five years, given the MP salaries, the networth of these rich folks should not grow much. Is the BJP as clean as they claim to be or being made out to be? Let us see. In the meanwhile, the best thing for us is to aspire to be an MP, simply because the networth multiplies so easily.

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shadi katyal

In Reply to R Balakrishnan 3 years ago


according to news thee are more criminal charged BJP MP so how in the previous. About 34% marginal increase. So how will nation pass Laws with such criminals being Law maker.
Do you think the party was unaware???
One need not have to go for college degree but enough clout to become MP.
Since nation created Service Industy, this kind of service to the nation with both hands in voters pockets.
Can RSS under the guise of BJP tell the nation why such teickets were issue??

Abhijit Gosavi

3 years ago

MPs are busy becoming rich but don't have time for doing simple things such as acquiring funds for roads in their constituency, raising heights of low railway platforms, or filtered water for their constituents. Criminal cases is another unfathomable dimension. Why did the opponent not make that issue in the election? Maybe the opponent had a criminal case against him/her too?

shadi katyal

3 years ago

It should not come as a shock.Any party leaders might shout that they will bring clean govt is to fool the voters.
The trouble is in our Constitution which does not empower people to elect and select their own candidates but is is led to votes by Party's dictatorial whims. So when the criminal aid the party they want a ticket and here the Election commission fails to deny such tickets
but we go back to our Constitution again.
When this document was written the criminal clause was left out as almost all congress ticket holders had jail record.
It was considered wise not to even have any clause and now the goons are enjoying this.
So how can India call her being the biggest Democracy when the it is Govt by the party, for the party off the party.
Every new MP gets a development purse of Rs.4 Crores but since majority doesn't belong to such areas, the money is deposited in personal account and there is in accountability or transparency .Even potable water is not provided .
Most become rich as they use their influence at a price to get things done.
Does any common man can claim if he knows who is MP, MLA is and can they meet him him without big purse?

All four involved in attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan killed
All the four gunmen, who had stormed the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province early Friday, have been gunned down
 
Gunmen armed with heavy weapons including rocket propelled grenades on Friday attacked the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province. All the diplomatic staff were safe.
 
All the four gunmen, who had stormed the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province early today, have been gunned down, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief Subhas Goswami said. 
 
In a pre-dawn assault, the gunmen attacked the building which houses the residence of Consulate General, Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha said, adding that there were nine Indians in the mission apart from local Afghans. 
 
One attacker was killed while climbing the wall to enter the premises of the consulate, Sinha said. 
 
The Director General also said that security at the Indian Embassy in Kabul and consulates in Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif and Khandhar besides Herat has been beefed up and a high alert sounded to all Indian assets based across Afghanistan.
 
Meanwhile, a spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said, "India's Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan attacked. Brave ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel and Afghan soldiers rebut attackers. All are safe." 
 
"India-Afghanistan officials (were) in touch on attack on India's Consulate in Herat. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh (was) monitoring (the) situation," the official said. 
 
Afghan police officials earlier said gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades opened fire on the consulate early this morning from a nearby home. One attacker is still firing. 
 
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. 
 
Afghanistan has experienced a rise in the Taliban attacks as foreign troops plan to withdraw from the war-torn country by the end of the year. 
 
In August last year, a failed bombing against the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad city near the border with Pakistan killed nine people, including six children. No Indian officials were hurt. 
 
The Indian Embassy in Kabul was attacked twice in 2008 and 2009 that left 75 people dead. 
 
India has invested in some major infrastructure projects in Afghanistan like Salma hydroelectric dam in Herat province and the Afghan parliament building in Kabul. 
 
India's development assistance programme for Afghanistan currently stands at $2 billion, making it the leading donor nation among all regional countries.

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