Delhi HC reserves Kejriwal govt’s decision to award Rs 1 cr compensation to ex-serviceman Grewal

The PIL also opposed the move to declare Grewal as a martyr.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 1:06 pm
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The Delhi High Court Monday reserved the AAP government’s decision to award Rs 1 crore compensation and a job to the next of kin of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide last week over “non-implementation” of OROP. A public interest litigation was filed by advocate Avadh Kaushik contesting the government’s decision. The PIL also opposed the move to declare Grewal as a martyr. The high court will also pronounce its order on bestowing martyr status next Monday.

On two earlier occasions, Kaushik challenged the Kejriwal government’s decision to award similar compensation to other suicide victims. His first PIL was related to Delhi government’s decision in 2015 to accord “martyr” status to Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat, who had allegedly hung himself at an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar. The second was regarding AAP government’s decision to award a job on compassionate grounds to the brother of Rohith Vemula, a Hyderabad University Dalit scholar who had committed suicide in January.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of the copy said the high court stayed the order. The error is regretted.

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    Sampat
    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm
    This kind of political donations must be discouraged.
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      Sampat
      Nov 8, 2016 at 5:30 am
      We should ask Shiv Raj Chauhan and Anil Vij also to deposit money from their pockets to govt exchequer.
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        Archna
        Nov 7, 2016 at 8:10 am
        Sucide is criminal offence and promoting Sucide by any means is a much bigger criminal offence . I hope Court gets wisdom and given judgement that will stop political opportunist ike Crazy wall from further criminalizing such situations and Martyers are never so coward to comit sucide . They kill and get Killed for Nation
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          MyTake
          Nov 7, 2016 at 6:58 am
          Good opening: now take the Delhi Govt. to court why it is not paying similar amount to other victims!
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            Sane Indian
            Nov 7, 2016 at 7:19 am
            AK - A third rate bloody opportunist..Well done Mr Kaushik
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              Sanjeev
              Nov 7, 2016 at 9:02 am
              A joke called Kejriwal.He even puts George Bush to shame.
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                Pulkit
                Nov 7, 2016 at 8:34 pm
                Bhakts are busy washing their chaddis.
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                  alok
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 6:29 am
                  Now court is also "miley huwe" and is not allowing him to even shed tears properly. Crocodiles are happy they don't have to loose to this champion.
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                    Ashish Biswas
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 10:32 am
                    Kejriwal party has made it clear to the voters that it is better to vote for a known Devil than an unknown saint.
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                      Dash
                      Nov 7, 2016 at 7:38 am
                      Apne baap ka maal nahi hai Kejri ji. It is a tight slap on Kejri's face. AAPTards will now say sab mile hue hain.
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                        Balaji
                        Nov 7, 2016 at 8:04 am
                        Following a wrong preceding is not considered as legal act. If something done earlier to be stopped and rectified. Politics in each issue is not good for the country.
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                          Balaji
                          Nov 8, 2016 at 3:07 am
                          If a Govt wants to be people friendly, Then it should concentrate on the work of common development, like road ,hospital, education, security, commodity rate under control and reduction in tax rate and creation of new job matching with potion growth. Many things are there to concentrate for the Govt. But our leaders are very cheap in mentality. Taking advantage of the ignorance of majority public they are spending Govt Money in a nonsensical manner. Without thinking the problem as a w only they do the politics. God will save this country
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                            Balaji
                            Nov 7, 2016 at 8:00 am
                            Then why it will not be given 01 Core each to all the suicide case. Particularly the poor farmers.
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                              Balgit
                              Nov 7, 2016 at 8:38 am
                              Ok..I thought as far as "Governing" is concerned, Court clarified that LG is the boss. But now the Court is not happy with that decision, and is in effect saying, "Hey wait! I think, I am the boss". The Delhi Court is playing a dangerous game. The Delhi Court should first answer what happened inside court during JNU case. Who aulted the journalists? Why BJP MLA OP Sharma is roaming free after open public ault? Who aulted Kanhaiyya while being taken to court? What happened to the real sloganeers in JNU?
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                                Balgit
                                Nov 8, 2016 at 3:38 am
                                The Courts are confused - Is LG the boss? Or is it the Court itself.
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                                  Bhaskar Seturam
                                  Nov 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                                  Delhi High Court should be congratulated for staying Delhi C.M move to donate Rs.1.00 lt;br/gt;Crore to the Ex Service man who committed Suicide. Whose money the Delhi CM is donating? He has no business to donate public money. Let him donate money from his pocket if he wants to. The Court should actually censor Delhi CM for his stupid action.
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                                    Bijan Mohanty
                                    Nov 8, 2016 at 4:14 am
                                    Let law and justice take its own course. All should honour the court stand. The stay however does not dent kejriwalji's stand
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                                      Bir Chand
                                      Nov 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm
                                      I fully support advocate Avadh Kaushik for approaching the High Court. Tax payers hard earned money cannot be doled out like Nadir. If the Delhi CM is autocratic leader facilitating the elected leaders to lead a lavish life style at the cost tax payers money there has to be someone to make them accountable. The Lt Governor should review the earlier decision and ask the CM to meet the cost from their own pockets or from party funds.
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                                        Bafna
                                        Nov 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm
                                        Cruel wastage of public money only for gaining political mileage.
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                                          Abhinav
                                          Nov 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm
                                          No politician should be allowed to distribute public money like this. It is abuse of power.
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                                            Mr ROBOT
                                            Nov 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm
                                            No one is talking about suicide of a farmer . because they don't have money to go to Delhi to tell Media " I am going to die please cover my suicide story". ume if that Ex Armyman belongs to a far reaching village where (SABLE PAHLE) talking media never looked beyond NCR . Would he ever get a such compensation ?
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