The Gujarat High Court on Thursday handed over the investigation of the alleged fake encounter of Sadiq Jamal Mahetar to the CBI, in yet another setback to the state police.Sadiq was killed near the Galaxy Cinema in the Naroda area in Ahmedabad on January 13, 2003 by Ahmedabad Crime Branch officers led by D. G. Vanzara, who is already behind the bars in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.The police had claimed then that Jamal was a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative and had entered Gujarat with a mission to assassinate chief minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader L. K. Advani and VHP leader Pravin Togadia.However, question marks on the killing surfaced in 2003 itself with Mumbai- based journalist Ketan Tirodkar confessing before the special MCOCA Court that Sadiq was killed in a fake encounter. Ketan had also admitted that Mumbai police’s encounter specialist Daya Nayak had handed over Jamal to the Gujarat Police on the request of a politician from the state.Tirodkar had later told the media that Sadiq was handed over to a team of Gujarat Police, including D. G. Vanzara by Daya Nayak at the Borivali National Park on January 11, 2003, before he was killed.It is pertinent to note here that under D. G. Vanzara, the then chief of Ahmedabad crime branch, Gujarat Police, had killed as many as 20 people within a span of three years.The police have developed a signature style with almost all the victims falling to their bullets in the early hours of the day. The ” killer” cops also did not bother to recycle the motive attributed to their victims and maintained that almost every one of them from Sadiq to Sohrabuddin wanted to gun down the CM to avenge the 2002 Godhra riots.advertisement” The order for the CBI probe into Sadiq’s killing means justice for us,” Shabbir Jamal, brother of Sadiq said. ” We were hoping for justice and today’s order gave us just that,” he added.Shabbir said his family’s faith in the high court has been vindicated and now it trusts the CBI to deliver justice to them.Sadiq’s is the third case of an alleged fake encounter to be handed over to the CBI. While the state government had resisted the probe by the central agency and had suggested a special task force for the same, Justice M. R. Shah turned down the plea and handed it over to the CBI saying that since the involvement of senior police officials is suspected, the case calls for a probe by an independent agency.The court also turned down the state’s plea that a sevenyear delay in filing of the appeal by the brother of the deceased created issues of credibility, stating, ” crime never dies”. Welcoming the high court order, lawyer Dr. Mukul Sinha said: ” Now with the CBI probe into the investigation, the larger conspiracy behind the series of alleged fake encounters is likely to be busted.” Among other notable fake encounters by the Gujarat Police on the premise that the victims were hatching a conspiracy to kill Modi, is that of Ishrat Jahan.Jahan, a college student, was killed along with three other persons, near Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.Vanzara, then head of the DCB, Gujarat Police, had alleged that the victims were Lashkar members and were planning to kill the Gujarat CM. A probe later found that it a was fake encounter.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Story Highlights Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck, has charged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be role models in their communities in order to pass on good values to the youth of Jamaica. Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck, has charged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be role models in their communities in order to pass on good values to the youth of Jamaica.Minister Chuck was speaking at a training session for JPs held at the Sandals Montego Bay Resort in St. James on Saturday (October 6).“You the Justices of the Peace are the people who other citizens look to, not only for leadership and guidance, but for how their children should grow up. We have you as the role models and you must really make yourself available and be the image of the upright Jamaican citizen,” he stated.He also urged the JPs to find other outstanding members of their communities to serve, “because we need more Justices of the Peace, as the more we have, the less work for those who really give service.”The Justice Minister told the JPs not to revel in their status, but do the work that comes with it.“We have a few (JPs) who extend themselves and make themselves available, while a large body sit back on their verandas and enjoy the status of Justice of the Peace, but they are not really making themselves available to the community,” Mr. Chuck stated.He also urged the JPs not to abuse the trust, the confidence and the authority that have been bestowed on them.“If you know of anyone, please talk to them (about curbing their) ways, but if you fail (to convince them), come back to the Custos so that the proper hearing can be done and if found that you are acting inappropriately, the JP can be decommissioned,” Mr. Chuck warned.Meanwhile, the Minister commended the security forces for the professionalism being shown during the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in St. James.“The security forces have carried out the SOE with the highest professionalism ….it is a pleasure to pass in and out of St. James, and it is because of the professionalism that has been exhibited,” Mr. Chuck said.The Justices of the Peace training session updated stakeholders on upcoming projects from the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), the State of Public Emergency and the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) activities in St. James, as well the policies and procedures of the Legal Aid Council. The Justices of the Peace training session updated stakeholders on upcoming projects from the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), the State of Public Emergency and the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) activities in St. James, as well the policies and procedures of the Legal Aid Council. He also urged the JPs not to abuse the trust, the confidence and the authority that have been bestowed on them.
New Delhi: The stretch between Jhandewalan and Ramlila Maidan turned into a sea of blue as thousands of Dalits from different parts of the country took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against the recent demolition of a Ravidas Mandir in the city. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had demolished the temple on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court. The protesters also asked the central government to rebuild the temple. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Cries of ‘Jai Bhim’ rented the air as the protesters, who trooped in from Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states, demanded that the government hand over the concerned plot of land to the community and rebuild the temple. The issue has taken a political hue with various parties demanding that the temple be reconstructed either at the same spot in Tughlakabad forest area or at an alternative location. The protests in Delhi comes a week after a similar mobilisation of Dalits took place in Punjab on August 13 over the issue. The gathering saw the presence of Delhi’s Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and spiritual leaders from the community.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) joined forces with some of the biggest names in the music industry in its ongoing fight against cancer at the 15th Anniversary MMRF Fall Gala on Saturday night.All funds raised at this special event, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT, will support the development of life-extending treatments for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. The event, co-chaired by Karen and Michael Reinert, was attended by more than 1,300 supporters. Michael Reinert is a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP and is a member of the MMRF Board of Directors. Co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Carl Quintanilla, served as Master of Ceremonies.At Saturday night’s event, five-time Grammy Award winner and music industry legend Clive Davis was honored with the MMRF Spirit of Hope Award, in recognition of his passion for helping his fellow man. Also, N. Anthony Coles, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was honored at the gala with the MMRF Corporate Leadership Award for Onyx’s leadership in the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for improving the lives of people with cancer.“It is truly an honor to receive this award from the MMRF, a foundation that is changing how everything is being done today in cancer research,” said Davis. “This event will enable the MMRF to continue its vital work in accelerating the development of life-extending treatments, to the benefit of multiple myeloma patients and those affected by other uncommon cancers”The award ceremony was followed by a star-studded tribute concert in Davis’ honor featuring Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson, R&B and Pop sensation Earth, Wind & Fire and winner of NBC’s The Voice, Jermaine Paul.“I am so proud to be here supporting the MMRF, an organization that is truly changing the course of cancer research,” said Hudson. “The MMRF is a leader in the field of cancer research and has helped to bring new hope to so many patients and families affected by this devastating disease. I hope that my participation at this event will help raise awareness of this rare and incurable cancer and the amazing work of this groundbreaking foundation.”The MMRF has been recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative cancer research organizations. Significant MMRF achievements made possible by funding from programs like the MMRF Fall Gala include: providing access to life-extending drugs for patients who need them, sequencing the multiple myeloma genome, and helping to bring five new myeloma drugs to market in less than 10 years – including the July 2012 FDA approval of Onyx’s Kyprolis, to which the MMRF provided pivotal support to advance its development.“We are so thankful to everyone who joined us to celebrate this special event to support our urgent work,” said Kathy Giusti, Founder and CEO of the MMRF and a myeloma patient. “We are especially grateful to our honored guest Clive J. Davis and the wonderful musicians, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Jermaine Paul who shared their talent with us this evening. Their endorsement of our mission is critical to raising awareness of this rare cancer.”Source:PR Newswire
The Iran coach Carlos Queiroz wants to take some pressure away from his footballers as they take China in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Iran and China will face off in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday.And for the Persians’ head coach Carlos Queiroz, his team is not favorite in this fixture.“We are not favorites as I feel there are never favorites in a game like this,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are proud to be here for a game which is the most important game of our lives because it is the next game, and that is always the most crucial for both players and coaches.”“The game versus China is a new game, a new adventure, and one in which we can try to do our absolute best,” he explained.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“However, what is key is to remember all the lessons we have learned – both when we have won and when we have lost – and put them to good use,” said the Portuguese coach.”Even as a favorite, Iran has not had it easy.The team trashed Yemen 5-0, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 only to draw goalless against Iraq.On the Round of 16, they beat Oman 2-0.“This is just like a cup final as they are games which do not have a history, they do not have a past,” Queiroz highlighted.“You cannot lose a game because of history or statistics. This type of cup final match is very different to those we faced in the group stage and I believe the experience my players have will count for something in the game.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on September 7, 2018.Charlotte was the beloved wife of Harry N. Atamian, devoted mother of Gary Atamian & his wife Cathy of Derry, NH, Sharon Atamian of Salem, NH and Charles Atamian of Derry, NH, cherished daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorothy “Phyllis” (Casterton) Johnson, dear sister of William E. “Ted” Johnson & his wife Margaret of N. Kingstown, RI, loving aunt of Pamela M. Shea, Walter “Richard” Johnson and Deborah L. Miller.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, September 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, on Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m.Memorial donations in Charlotte’s name may be made to the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, MA 01864.Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Kelly A. (Hersom) Michaud, 53In “Obituaries”
A Chittagong court on Tuesday granted bail to 10 school teachers out of 13 accused in a sedition case filed with Banshkhali police station in this year, reports UNB.Chittagong district and session judge Helal Chowdhury passed the bail order, said lawyer Ibrahim Hossain Chowdhury Babul.The court also rejected the bail petitions of three other teachers in the case.According to the court sources, the accused compared the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the chairman of a local union parishad Liakat Ali, also a BNP leader, in the question paper of a class IX interim exam of those schools.The conscious people of the area noticed the matter first and protested it on social networking sites and local media before they informed the matter to upazila administration, sparking off a huge public criticism.Following this, sub-inspector M Nurul Anwar of Banshkhali police station filed a case against 13 teachers of different schools on 14 June.However, all of the accused granted an eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court in the case.On 23 August, the 13 teachers of secondary schools in different upazilas of the district surrendered to a local court upon completion of the interim bail and filed bail petitions again.However, the court sent them to jail rejecting their bail petitions.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed to review the “conditions of all bridges, flyovers, embankments and irrigation dams” in the state, with the onset of monsoon.Sources said that the Chief Minister has given the direction as she is concerned about the common people and she wants the review to be done so that no untoward incident takes place during monsoon.After the assessment of the condition of the structures, the concerned authorities will take necessary steps for repairing them, if needed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt has been stated: “With the onset of monsoon, it would be appropriate to undertake a quick review of the conditions of all bridges, flyovers, embankments, irrigation dams, etc. throughout the state.”It may be mentioned that such an exercise of assessing the condition of all such structures across the country was made two years back.It has also been directed that “all the departments concerned must carry out necessary audit of the condition of all these structures, so that the structures remain stable and Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPno untoward incidents take place.”Chief Secretary Malay De will be supervising to ensure that all “the reports are submitted in 15 days”.In the report, the inspecting official or engineer has to mention the name of the structure, its proper location including the name of the district, condition of the structure (severely damaged/moderately damaged/minor damaged/good), observation of the construction wing, recommendations if any and if any steps have already been taken. Following the direction of the Chief Minister, the top brass of the state Public Works Department (PWD) has urged all its zonal engineers to inspect the condition of all bridges and flyovers under their jurisdiction.Direction has been given to the zonal engineers to submit the report to the Engineer-in-Chief of the department by July 13 and the compiled reportwill be finally submitted on July 16.The zonal engineers have been directed that they must take immediate steps for repairing after restricting traffic movement on bridges and flyovers, if the necessity of immediate repair is found during the inspection.It may be mentioned that the state government has already completed the assessment of all roads in the state.