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Railway Police unearth big child trafficking racket in Kerala
The children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal were brought to Kerala via train for sending them to two orphanages in Kozhikode and Malappuram
 
The Railway Police on Tuesday unearthed an inter-state child trafficking racket, allegedly engaged in supplying children to orphanages in Kerala mostly from eastern states. The Railway police also arrested eight persons who had brought over 500 children at Palakkad by train.
 
According to police, a total of 580 children from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal were brought here in two batches on Saturday and Sunday by trains.
 
The arrested, who are also from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal, told police that the children were meant to be taken to two orphanages in Kozhikode and Malappuram.
 
They were arrested on Monday and charged with child trafficking under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, railway police said.
 
The children, many of them girls, are aged between four and 12 years. The had arrived at Palakkad Junction railway station in two batches on 24th and 25th  May, they said.
 
Acting on a tip off, railway and local police detained the first batch of children from Bihar and Jharkhand when they arrived by Patna-Ernakulam Express on Saturday.
 
The next batch, comprising over 120 boys from West Bengal, reached on Sunday night.
 
Those who accompanied the children could not produce any valid documents to prove their identity, a top railway police official said.
 
The arrested were produced before a local court and remanded to judicial custody.
 
All the children have been taken to state-run juvenile homes of the Child Welfare Society in Malappuram, Thrissur and Palakkad.
 
Police said the arrested are being questioned and further investigations would follow. The orphanages mentioned by them are also under the scanner.

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MOHAN

3 years ago

According to RPF, the children who included even infants were supposed to be admitted to Mukkam Muslim Orphanage in Kozhikode and Vettathur Anwarul Orphanage in Malappuram.


Source :

Child trafficking: "Orphanage industry" under cloud

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/child...

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MOHAN

In Reply to MOHAN 3 years ago

Read:

After an appeal for justice made by a 17-year-old teen who was forced to marry a UAE national by a Muslim orphanage in Kerala, police have arrested three accused in the case.


http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/three-...

Kejriwal agrees to furnish personal bail bond as per HC advice
The Delhi HC advised Kejriwal, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail, to furnish a bail bond in the criminal defamation complaint filed against him
 
Aan Admi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accepted the suggestion from Delhi High Court to furnish personal bond to get bail in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari.
 
A bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta said Kejriwal can raise whatever legal issues he wants to, once he comes out of jail and that he should not make it a prestige issue.
 
After senior advocate Shanti Bhushan and advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Kejriwal, sought to meet the AAP leader in prison to seek his instruction and put forth the court’s suggestion, the bench allowed them to meet him anytime before 1pm.
 
The judges advised Kejriwal to furnish the bail bond and said that the same would be subject to final outcome of the legal issues raised by him.
 
The legal issue raised by Kejriwal, in his petition seeking his immediate release from the jail, is whether bail bond is necessary in summons case when accused appears and is accompanied by a lawyer.
 
The petition challenged the 21st and 23 May 2014 orders of a magisterial court remanding Kejriwal in judicial custody for not furnishing bail bond in the criminal defamation complaint filed by Gadkari, saying the same was not mandatory and he should have been allowed to give a written undertaking instead.
 
Kejriwal in his plea, filed through advocate Rohit Kumar Singh, has said the magisterial order sending him to judicial custody was “illegal” as it was based on a “completely wrong premise of law.”
 
During the proceedings, the bench suggested that Kejriwal should furnish bail bond and challenge the magisterial orders once he comes out of jail.
 
It also questioned how a habeas corpus, filed on behalf of Kejriwal, applies against a judicial order. A writ of habeas corpus is used to bring a prisoner or detainee before the court to determine if the person’s imprisonment or detention is lawful.
 
Kejriwal’s counsel argued that his detention is “totally illegal” as only a person in custody is required to furnish bail bond.
 
The counsel argued that Kejriwal had appeared in pursuance to summons of the court and was accompanied by a lawyer and, therefore, there was no need for him to furnish bail bond, especially when he was willing to give an undertaking.
 
They said the requirement of pre-trial bail in the current situation is an antiquated practice, which is absent in socially developed and forward nations like the US.
 
When the accused was present in court with counsel in pursuance to its summons, then there was no need to direct him to furnish bail bond, the counsel argued.
 
Senior advocate Pinky Anand, appearing for Gadkari, opposed the habeas corpus plea, saying such a petition was not maintainable against judicial orders.
 
She also argued that under the law, every person is required to furnish bail bonds in such cases to ensure his presence.
 
She also objected to Kejriwal’s conduct in the jail by having written an open letter questioning the magisterial orders sending him to judicial custody.
 
A former Delhi Chief Minister, Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody by a magistrate on 21st May for two days. On 23rd May, his custody was extended by 14 days till 6th June  after he refused to furnish a bail bond when he was granted bail in the case.
 
The magistrate had refused to review its 21st May order remanding Kejriwal in judicial custody for not furnishing the bail bond and had asked him to approach the higher court, challenging the decision.
 
Kejriwal was earlier summoned as an accused by the court in the defamation complaint in which Gadkari had alleged that he was defamed by the AAP leader, who had included his name in the party’s list of “India’s most corrupt”.
 
On 21st May, the court had granted bail to Kejriwal in the defamation complaint, saying the offence under Section 500 of IPC was bailable and had asked him to furnish a personal bond.
 
He, however, was taken into custody after he refused to give the bail bond, saying the case was politically motivated and he does not wish to seek bail. He had said that he was ready to give an undertaking that he would appear in the court whenever required.
 
The court on 28th February had summoned Kejriwal as an accused in the case, observing that statements allegedly made by the AAP leader have the effect of “harming the reputation” of the complainant. 

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Suiketu Shah

3 years ago

shows what a 2 faced hypocrite Kaji was,is and always wl be.Whole intent is to fool the public.

MOHAN

3 years ago

Kejriwal's drama ends !

Somany Ceramics FY14 net profit down 11% on higher costs
During FY14, Somany Ceramics reported lower net profit due to 26% increase in its power and fuel costs. The company shares hit its 52-week high on Tuesday 
 
Somany Ceramics, the Noida-based tiles manufacturer posted lower full year net profit despite robust growth in its sales mainly on higher expenses,  especially fuel costs. However, it hits its 52-week high at Rs240 on BSE on announcement of its expansion plans along with results.
 
For the 12 month to end-March, Somany Ceramics said its net profit declined 11% to Rs28.03 crore from Rs31.59 crore even as its total revenues, including sales, grew 20% to Rs1,257.79 crore from Rs1,050.15 crore, a year ago period.
 
“While India’s gripping urbanisation growth story has been very fascinating to investors; weakening rupee, alarmingly high inflation, rising oil and fuel costs and plummeting growth numbers continued to haunt the Indian industry. Net profit remained marginally lower due to substantial increase in fuel costs,” the company said in a regulatory filing.
 
Somany Ceramics said, it has plans to expand its Kardi, Gujarat plant,  ceramic wall tiles capacity of its subsidiary Amora tiles and associate company Acer Granito. It also plans to increase its stake to 26% in Sonec Sanitaryware Pvt Ltd through an investment of Rs1.56 crore and invest in another company to increase its production capacity. 
 
Somany Ceramics said its total expenses during FY14 grew 22% to Rs1,198 crore from Rs985 crore, while power and fuel expenses grew 26% to Rs165 crore from Rs131 crore a year ago period.
 
“During March quarter, the company raised Rs50 crore by allotting 43.48 lakh  shares of Rs2 each at Rs115 per share on preferential basis to Latinia Ltd, Mauritius,” Somany Ceramics in its regulatory filing.  
 
For the quarter to end-March, Somany Ceramics said its net profit grew 10% to Rs11.18 crore from Rs10.14 crore while its total revenues, including sales, grew 22% to Rs409 crore from Rs335 crore, same period last year.
 
As on 31st March 2014, promoter shareholding in Somany Ceramics fell to 56.22% from 63.31%, DII shareholding fell marginally to 1.78% from 1.93% while, FII shareholding grew to 5.35% from 0.20% and public shareholding grew to 36.65% from 34.56% as on 31st March 2013.
 
Somany Ceramics declared final dividend of Rs1.50 per share. 
 
Somany Ceramics closed Tuesday 6.6% up at Rs239 on the BSE, while the S&P BSE 30-share Sensex ended the day marginally lower at 24,549.
 
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