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SC to examine fresh material in Mayawati assets case

The petitioner said that mere quashing of the CBI FIR on technical grounds could not come in the way of application of the rule of law

 

The CBI on Wednesday said it has no fresh material to register an FIR against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in a case of disproportionate assets, but the Supreme Court said it will examine the fresh material brought forward by petitioner Kamlesh Verma.
 
As the bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel admitted the public interest litiagation for filing an FIR based on the fresh material, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that there was nothing for the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe and the BSP leader has already been cleared by the income tax authorities.
 
The apex court had on January 17, 2014, issued notice to the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo on a PIL by Uttar Pradesh resident Kamlesh Verma, who sought the CBI be direc ted to register a first information report on the basis of fresh material Verma said he has collected.
 
The court issued notice to Mayawati on the PIL by Verma, over a year and a half after it quashed an earlier FIR by the CBI on technical grounds.
 
The apex court by its July 6, 2012, order quashed the CBI's FIR holding that by its order in the Taj Corridor case, it has not allowed the investigating agency to undertake roving inquiry against the BSP leader.
 
However, subsequently in May 2013, the apex court reserved its order on the plea seeking the recall of the court's July 6, 2012, verdict, and said its verdict in no way came in the way of the CBI to proceed in a different disproportionate assets case against the former chief minister.
 
The petitioner said he had moved the court for the prosecution of Mayawati, who was found to be allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income following investigation by the CBI.
 
He had said that the outcome of the CBI investigation has to be taken to its logical conclusion.
 
The petitioner said that mere quashing of the CBI FIR on technical grounds could not come in the way of application of the rule of law.
 
Petitioner Verma had told the court that he was seeking its intervention "to undo the wrong that has been done by the politically controlled investigating agencies of the country, in an attempt to protect a high profile political person like Mayawati".
 
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Gujarat court convicts BJP MP for three years jail for beating doctor

A local court in Amreli district sentenced three years jail term and Rs25,000 fine to BJP MP Naran Kachhadiya and four others for beating a doctor in January 2013

 

A local court in Amreli district on Wednesday sentenced three years jail term and Rs25,000 fine to local Member of Parliament Naran Kachhadiya and four other accused including a woman leader from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a case related to the beating of a doctor on duty in civil hospital here in January 2013, says a report from DeshGujarat.
 
According to the report, the District Sessions Court, gave all the convicts an interim relief from arrest and a time of one month for making an appeal before the Gujarat High Court.
 
The case pertains to beating of civil hospital doctor Bhimji Dhabi in January 2013 when he allegedly refused to give treatment to the injured son of Madhuben Joshi, leader of BJP women's wing. She then called MP Kachhadiya and his supporters to beat up the doctor, says the report.
 

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An average of 71 Indians die daily in car, taxi accidents; Delhi deadliest

In December 2015, the Delhi Traffic Police complied with the Supreme Court’s recommendations of enforcing stricter traffic rules, such as suspending the driving licences of violators for three month

 

The viral video of a 32-year-old man, Siddharth Sharma, being mowed down by a Mercedes car driven by a teenager in Delhi has generated a lot of outrage, but Sharma is one of 71 Indians who, on an average, die every day in accidents involving cars, jeeps and taxis, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data.
 
As many as 139,671 people lost their lives on India’s roads during 2014, which means 382 died every day, IndiaSpend had reported. The data reveal that Delhi is India’s deadliest city: 1,671 died in road accidents that year.
 
Sharma’s death sparked questions about growing lawlessness on Delhi’s roads, which have witnessed a 24 percent rise in road accidents over three years.
 
In December 2015, the Delhi Traffic Police complied with the Supreme Court’s recommendations of enforcing stricter traffic rules, such as suspending the driving licences of violators for three months.
 
“Seizing and suspension of driving licences, even for the first offenders, will take place for jumping red light, drunken driving, over-speeding, using mobile phone while driving, and carrying passengers in goods vehicles,” Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner (Traffic) told the DNA.
 
As the incident video shows, Sharma was a pedestrian trying to cross the road when he was mowed down: 12,330 pedestrians were killed in 2014, accounting for 8.8 percent of the total deaths.
 
The car was being driven by a 17-year-old, who was with seven friends, according to a Times of India report, which means he did not have a driving license. The minimum age to get one is 18.
 
Further, the accident happened around 8:45 pm, during an accident-prone period: 17 percent of accidents occur between 6 pm and 9 pm.
 
As many as eight percent of road accidents involved drivers without a license. The juvenile was a repeat offender, the police found.
 
The juvenile’s father has been booked under section 109 read with 304 (abetment to culpable homicide) and the son, under 304 (culpable homicide).
 
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