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Top StoriesHindustan Zinc Disinvestment Case: Supreme Court Decides To Examine Status Report By CBI, Adjourns Hearing To Tuesday Srishti Ojha6 April 2021 7:28 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Tuesday observed that it will examine the status report submitted by CBI in matter regarding disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustan Zinc Limited in 2002A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has decided to go through the Status report and take up the matter on Tuesday. The Court was hearing a plea by…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?LoginSupreme Court has on Tuesday observed that it will examine the status report submitted by CBI in matter regarding disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustan Zinc Limited in 2002A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has decided to go through the Status report and take up the matter on Tuesday. The Court was hearing a plea by National Confederation of Officers’ Associations of Central Public Sector Undertakings questioning the Centre’s decision to disinvest in Hindustan Zinc.The Bench expressed its inclination towards deciding separately, the two prayers made in the plea, regarding government disinvesting its shareholding and investigation done by the CBIzDuring the hearing, Adv Prashant Bhushan appearing on behalf of the petitioner submitted that two prayers have been made.First is a prayer seeking mandamus directing the govt from disinvesting its residual shareholding that it was still holding at 29.5 % without amending the MMTC act through which HZ was Nationalised. The act says that assets of this undertaking will remain vested in the Government or a government company.Bhushan added that exactly similar case circumstance was there in case of Hindustan Petroleum, and Supreme Court’s judgement had clearly said that they cannot render it a non government company by privatising it without amending the Act.Bhushan stated that the Second prayer is to direct CBI to file status report in this Court from time to time in investigation being carried out, and for court to monitor the investigation till filing of chargesheet in appropriate court. Regarding this investigation, SC had asked them to file status report and entire case diary before Court in sealed cover.Bhushan further stated that he has filed an additional affidavit where he has pointed that CBI was conducting a preliminary inquiry, where view of investigating officers including enquiry officers, Senior Public Prosecutor and Head of Branch had all recommended converting this PE to a regular case. The Director of Prosecution had also recommended it to be registered as a regular case. But thereafter they said they decided to close preliminary inquiry and not register an FIR.Bhushan submitted that the Court is aware that Law on this is very clear and has been settled in Constitution Bench judgement in Lalita Kumari’s case, which says clearly that wherever allegation is that of cognizable offence, FIR has to be registered and investigation has to be carried out.Bhushan added that the Court should go through the investigation process, as its very serious considering all officials had said that it should be registered as a regular case. No reason has been given to the complainant as to why the case was not made a regular case despite recommendations from all concerned officers.”There were news reports which said that it was ultimately referred to the then Attorney General and the then AG opined that there was no need to file a regular case. The then AG happens to be the lawyer for this Vedanta Company. ” Bhushan Said.SG Mehta opposed Bhushan’s statement and asked him to not abuse any individual or institution.”Don’t abuse every individual and every institution. Mr Rohatgi who appeared in this matter for Vedanta has not given any opinion in this matter.” SG Mehta said.”This person , the lordships must stop him. He has formed a habit of making accusations against every individual and every Institution and he is getting emboldened. Your Lordships magnanimity is being taken to be a weakness.” SG added”Your Lordships majesty is being misunderstood by him. I am sorry to say this. He is not at on a public platform or addressing a public rally!” SG clarified. Bhushan stated that he has said this in his affidavit and filed newspaper reports as well.Bhushan, continued his submissions and stated that, at this stage we are saying the Court can do two things. As per Lalita Kumari judgement, the complainant is entitled to get copy of reasons why this wasn’t converted into a regular case.Bench observed that two prayers have been made and Court can adjudicate both prayers independent of each other. “If your claim on second is correct, we can still adjudicate on the first no?” “It will have direct impact on the first.” Bhushan Said.Bhushan further stated that what the other side is now saying is that as the original privatisation has already been done, and therefore government’s holding has been reduced to 30% it is no longer a government company. Therefore violation of the Act has already been done and any further disinvestment will not make any difference.At this instance the Bench stated that it can can look at the status report and take the matter up next Tuesday. Adv Harish Salve for Vedanta submitted that after the first privatisation which was upheld by the Court when a petition filed was dismissed, Privatisation is over. It is no longer a government company because they have fallen below 51%.Salve added that today what is being prevented by this petition Is the government encashing its right to sell of shares in a non government company. “At least let the sale go on. What is the problem with the sale?” Salve said.SG Mehta added that the sale would be through SEBI rules, it will be through an open offer. CJI stated that the Bench prima facie thinks that these two issues are different. “I don’t see why first prayer cannot be decided without the second.” CJI said.The Bench observed that it wants to read the status report and take it up next Tuesday. Supreme Court had in July last year stated that it will examine as to why the Central Bureau of Investigation took the decision of closing the its probe into allegations of corruption into disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustand Zinc Limited in 2002.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, R. Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna had asked the CBI to place the closure report before Top Court, adding that while a report had been handed over to the Court in a sealed cover, a final decision with reasoning was not. In light of this, the Court had directed that the preliminary report be placed on record.The bench also refused to let the central government disinvest remaining shares in the PSU by lifting its restraint order of January 2016 wherein the Supreme Court Bench led by then Chief Justice TS Thakur had directed the Central Government to maintain status quo on the proposed disinvestment of the public sector undertaking Hindustan Zinc Limited. This had restricted the Government from initiating any process of further disinvestment of its shares.On March 4, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by CJI had given time to Centre till March 6 to make statement on handing over a copy of the CBI closure report in the disinvestment of Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL).Next Story
Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff of Delray Beach has lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon. She was up against number seven seed, Simona Halep. Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff [[ Goff ]] is now playing her round-of-16 match today at Wimbledon. She’s up against number seven seed, Simona Halep. No one that young has made it this far in the tournament since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Gauff lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 No one that young has made it this far in the tournament since Jennifer Capriati in 1991.
Deputies have overwhelmingly voted no confidence in Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony according to their union.The no confidence vote punctuates a tense couple weeks between deputies and Sheriff Tony stemming from the availability of personal protective equipment in the department during the coronavirus pandemic. It could also be a blow to Tony’s re-election chances later this year against ousted Sheriff Scott Israel.The Broward branch of the International Union of Police Associations announced that of 786 ballots cast among road deputies and sergeants, 693 voted no confidence in Tony (88%). In a separate ballot of lieutenants, 28 voted no confidence while five voted in favor of Tony.The symbolic measure doesn’t officially change Tony’s status, but the union said it plans to sit down with its board members to discuss the next course of action.does threaten his future as Broward sheriff. Tony issued the following statement in response:“The command staff and I have worked tirelessly to keep all the men and women of BSO safe during this unprecedented pandemic. We have established procedures to limit exposure to COVID-19 in all areas of operations and have worked to give all of the BSO family the necessary tools to protect themselves as we continue to protect the community. I want to say to the deputies, I hear your concerns. Following today’s vote, my commitment is unwavering and our mission remains clear. It’s time to unite and work together to continue providing the highest level of professional public safety services to our Broward County community.”
Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Sampson Azoakoi, has stated that Ebola cases are still high in the county despite frantic efforts by the County Health Team, the County Leadership and partners to fight the deadly virus there.Briefing journalists at the office of the Bong County Health Team at Phebe Hospital on Monday, Dr. Azoakoi said 74 new cases were recorded last week alone.Of the 74 cases, he said, 15 are confirmed and 59 suspected. But he quickly informed journalists that of the 59 suspected cases, 32 are recorded in Bong, while 34 are from Margibi, with 6 registered from Gbarpolu and 2 from Monsterrado County.Of the 15 confirmed cases, 3 are from Bong County, nine from Gbarpolu, and 3 from Margibi County.Dr. Azoakoi also announced that the Bong County Ebola Taskforce received thirty-eight mobile laboratory results last week, of which 15 were positive and 23 were negative.Nine of the cases were undetermined, meaning the nine are required to repeat their EVD test.He was swift to notify the County Taskforce that a cumulative number of 1,326 contacts were recorded from the beginning of October, of which 1,226 persons completed the 21-day quarantine as instituted by the County Health Team.The county also recorded 28 cumulative deaths from the period under review, with six occurring at the ETU in Suakoko District.Dr. Azoakoi indicated that the County Health Team has documented 54 discharged patients from the ETU in Bong County.He said three children from the ETU in Bong County have been reunited with their parents after surviving the killer disease.He named Gbarpolu County as the latest epi-center, with nine cases, all testing positive, reported from that county.The County Health Officer informed the gathering that the Ebola cases began to increase in the county from week ten when the disease engulfed the entire county. Dr. Azoakoi told the Taskforce that he believes the rapid spread of the disease is the direct result of the refusal of local residents to adhere to measures announced by health authorities.“If we do not change our behavior of how to treat this deadly disease, it will surely live with us for a long period of time despite firm commitment of the international community to fight the virus,” Dr. Azoakoi declared shaking his head in disappointment. He told this paper that one of the underlying reasons for the increase in Ebola deaths in recent times is the entrenched culture of silence on the part of Liberians to report for testing in spite of the presence of testing centers in the county. This, he warned, is breaking down the fabric of the society.The County Health Officer stressed that with the ingrained culture of silence, the County Health Team is finding it extremely difficult to fight the Ebola virus disease in the county. This is especially so because suspected Ebola virus carriers are not prepared to be quarantined or to report to the health facilities for early checkup and treatment.Ordinary Bong County residents who spoke to the Daily Observer argued that the virus is not being enclosed due to the lackadaisical response on the part of the residents to the measures put in place by health authorities. Others maintain that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Government of Liberia are not doing much to respond to the appeals of health workers to provide services at the health facilities and ETUs around the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)