Encounter Death Of Maoists: Telangana HC Directs Re-Postmortem On Contention Of Wiping Of Evidence Of Encounter [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesEncounter Death Of Maoists: Telangana HC Directs Re-Postmortem On Contention Of Wiping Of Evidence Of Encounter [Read Order] Mehal Jain4 Oct 2020 4:18 AMShare This – xIn a significant order, the Telangana High Court last week directed the re-postmortem of the three deceased persons (two women and one man), allegedly killed by the Naxal Wing of the state police in an alleged cross-fire between the police and the maoists on September 23.Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy further directed that the re-postmortem examination…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant order, the Telangana High Court last week directed the re-postmortem of the three deceased persons (two women and one man), allegedly killed by the Naxal Wing of the state police in an alleged cross-fire between the police and the maoists on September 23.Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy further directed that the re-postmortem examination shall be conducted by a team of Forensic Experts from MGM Hospital, Warangal, and also photographs and a videograph of the same shall be taken. “The same shall be submitted before this Court. lt is made clear that after such re-post mortem examination, the respondents shall hand over the dead bodies of all the three deceased persons to their relatives”, ordered the division bench.The bench was hearing a PIL by Prof. Gaddam Laxman, in connection with the alleged encounter which took place on 23.09.2020 at 7:00 PM in the forest of Chennapuram of Cherla Mandal. “The petitioner prays for the relief of declaring the action of the respondents herein in brutally killing two women and one male unknown persons in the alleged encounter as illegal, arbitrary and violative of Articles 14 & 21 of the Constitution of lndia, and to further declare the action of the respondents in not registering the crime under Section 302 of IPC against the perpetrators of crime as being illegal, arbitrary and violative of Articles 21 of the Constitution of lndia and various international Covenants on Human Rights ratified by Union of lndia”, noted the bench.When the matter was taken up for hearing, the counsel for the petitioner advanced that the naxal wing of the Police Department of Bhadrachalam brutally murdered the said three persons and are hastily taking steps to hand over the dead bodies to the relatives of the deceased persons, so as to ensure that the evidence of the alleged brutal encounter is wiped out.ln response thereto, Mr. B. S. Prasad, the Advocate General, submitted copies of Telugu version of three documents, dated 24.09.2020, styled as “Receipt of handing over of the dead bodies”. The Advocate General also read out the contents of the documents and brought to the notice of the Court that three persons, namely (i) Sodi Jogaiah (male), (ii) Madakam Mangi (female) (iii) Madakam Malli (female), were killed in the crossfire between the Police and Maoists in the forest area and they died in the encounter. “The learned Advocate General further submits that Post Mortem examination was conducted, which was also videographed, and after all the required formalities have been concluded, the dead bodies have also been handed over to their relatives and acknowledgement to that effect has been taken on all the three receipts”, the bench recorded.The counsel for the petitioner, vehemently contended that since there is every possibility of screening of evidence, it would be just and proper to direct that a re-post mortem be conducted on the dead bodies of all the three deceased.The bench noted the submission of the Advocate General that the dead bodies of all the three deceased persons have been handed over to the relatives of the deceased, who reside in the rural area. However, he informed the Court that immediately, steps will be taken to direct all the concerned to see that the dead bodies of the three deceased persons are not cremated and to conduct re-postmortem examination.”ln the circumstances, this Court directs the respondents to recover the dead bodies of all the three deceased persons, mentioned hereinabove, from their relatives and handover ihem to Bhadrachalam Area Hospital. This Court further directs that re-postmortem examination shall be conducted by a team of Forensic Experts from MGM Hospital, Warangal, and also photographs and videograph of the same shall be taken. The same shall be submitted before this Court. lt is made clear that after such re-post mortem examination, the respondents shall hand over the dead bodies of all the three deceased persons to their relatives”, the bench directed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Welch announces legislation to address rising gas prices

first_imgStanding alongside Vermonters struggling with rising gas prices, Representative Peter Welch on Monday announced three pieces of legislation to help calm rising prices in the short term and combat energy market speculation in the long term. Gas prices in Vermont are up nearly one dollar since September, hitting $3.74 in parts of the state. At the Montpelier City Public Works Department, Welch was joined by Cabot Cheese Warehouse and Distribution Manager Louie Quintin, owner of Middlesex Electric Donald Pierce and Montpelier City Manager Bill Fraser, all of whom are trying to absorb rising gas prices into tight budgets. The legislative initiatives would eliminate tax loopholes that encourage energy market speculation, release fuel from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to calm rising prices and set criminal penalties for those found to be engaging in price gouging. ‘As rising gas prices hit Vermonters at the pump and threaten a fragile economic recovery, we must use every tool we can to ease the burden,’ said Welch. ‘These common sense bills will provide much-needed relief in the short term and reduce the ability of speculators to drive up prices in the long term. With so many families and businesses struggling to get by in a down economy, it’s imperative that Congress and the President take action.’‘Rising fuel prices are affecting everyone,’ said Judy Sullivan, a constituent from Fairfax who recently contacted Welch about rising gas prices. ‘I commute 60 miles a day for work and $3.70 a gallon gas really eats up the budget quickly. The bottom line is that after paying to heat the house and fill my car’s tank, there really isn’t room left for much else.’Monday’s announcement marks Welch’s most recent efforts to combat rising gas prices. Last month, Welch wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to consider using the nation’s oil reserves to provide relief for working families and small businesses. The President has indicated he is considering tapping the reserves. Welch announced the following legislation Monday: The STOP ActThe Stop Tax-breaks for Oil Profiteering ACT would close a tax loophole that encourages speculation and distorts the normal supply-demand balance of the market. Under current law, financial speculators ‘ such as hedge funds ‘ pay an overall tax of 23% on profits and losses in commodities markets, while actual commercial participants ‘ such as farmers, fuel dealers or businesses ‘ pay a rate of 35%. The Enhanced SPR Act:The Enhanced Strategic Petroleum Reserve Act would direct the Department of Energy to release at least 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s oil reserves, or about 5 percent of the current total volume. Such action has had a history of driving down prices in the past. Later on, the proceeds from the sale would be used to gradually acquire refined petroleum product, such as gasoline or diesel fuel over the next five years. Possessing refined products would ensure the effectiveness of the reserves, even in the event of a refinery outage. The Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act:The Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act would give the Federal Trade Commission the authority to investigate and punish companies that artificially inflate the price of energy. The bill sets criminal penalties for price gouging, and permits states to bring lawsuits against wholesalers or retailers who engage in gouging.Source: Welch’s office. 3.14.2011 # # #last_img read more

Court section of 2005 Journal directory is now available online

first_img August 15, 2005 Regular News Court section of 2005 Journal directory is now available online Court section of 2005 Journal directory is now available onlineAfter removal from the 2004 directory, the court section will be included in the 2005 Journal directory and is currently available online at floridabar.org.With the eventual goal of phasing out the printed directory in favor of Web publication, last year the court section and several other sections were removed from the 2004 directory, and the information was made available exclusively online.Many members expressed dissatisfaction with the deletion of the court section, citing that it was handier in printed form. Several letters to the editor in the News requested that the section be reinserted in the 2005 directory. The Martin County Bar Association passed a resolution supporting the reinstatement of the judges’ section.In light of the membership outcry to restore the court section, the Communications Committee and the Board of Governors voted in April to include the court section in the 2005 directory at an approximate cost of $9,200 to the Bar. While the committee’s ultimate decision was to reinstate the judges’ section, it was also decided that the section would be made available on the Web in the same format as the print version.The court section of the 2005 Journal directory is available online now at floridabar.org along with links to court Web sites. The printed version of the directory will be available in September.last_img read more

Huntington Station Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Alleged Attempted Burglar

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Youssef AbdelgawadA Huntington Station man has been accused of fatally shooting a 33-year-old man who authorities said was running away after trying to break into the suspect’s home last summer.Youssef Abdelgawad pleaded not guilty Monday at Suffolk County court to charges in grand jury indictment of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.Prosecutors said the 25-year-old fired a shotgun at Jazzmen Bryant of Roosevelt while Bryant was running away through a backyard neighboring the suspect’s 7th Avenue home on August 21, 2013.Bryant, who had been accompanied by four others, died of shotgun wounds to the back and neck, authorities said.Bryant and other members of the group were hiding behind Abdelgawad’s backyard shed when Bryant’s accomplice approached the house with a pellet gun, leading to a confrontation between Abdelgawad’s brother and two others, according to investigators.When the group ran away, Abdelgawad allegedly fired two shots at the group, killing Bryant, prosecutors said.Abdelgawad was arrested on Sunday. Judge Stephen Braslow ordered the suspect be held without bail. He is due back in court Tuesday.last_img read more