PIL in Delhi HC against AAP govt proposal to give Rs 1 crore to Grewal’s family

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 6, 2016 8:39 am
Ram Kishan Grewal, Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal, AAP, Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi HC, Delhi high court, PIL, Delhi HC PIL, Delhi news, indian express, india news A PIL was moved in Delhi High Court challenging Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to award Rs one crore compensation and a job to the family of ex-armyman Ram Kishan Grewal

A PIL was moved in Delhi High Court challenging Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to award Rs one crore compensation and a job to the family of ex-armyman Ram Kishan Grewal who committed suicide three days ago in the national capital. The public interest litigation (PIL) has also opposed Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s decision to declare Grewal as a martyr.

Retired Army Subedar Grewal had allegedly committed suicide over the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) issue.

The plea, which is likely to come up for hearing on November 7, has been filed by adovcate Avadh Kaushik who has on two earlier occasions challenged Delhi government’s similar decisions granting compensation and government job to kin of individuals who had committed suicide.

One matter related to Delhi government’s April 28, 2015 decision to accord “martyr” status to Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat who had allegedly hung himself at an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar here on April 22, 2015.

The second was regarding AAP government’s February 24 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.

In all these matters, Kaushik has taken the ground that these individuals have committed suicide attempting which is a crime under the Indian Penal Code.

In the instant petition related to Grewal’s suicide, the petitioner-lawyer has contended that by granting compensation and a job to kin of the ex-serviceman, Kejriwal and his government were “glorifying, justifying, supporting, propagating and consecrating the act of suicide”.

He has sought directions from the court to quash or set aside the Delhi government’s decision saying it amounts to “misappropriation of public funds”.

The PIL also seeks a direction to the Centre, Lieutenant Governor and Delhi government to “frame a proper and valid scheme or policy for declaring a deceased person as a ‘martyr’ and to award the compensatory benefits and perquisite to his family”.

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  1. B
    Nov 6, 2016 at 3:25 am
    Kujlee is working in tandem with Congis for unknown reasons. He does everything except administration. It is really a misfortune of Delhi people elected his bunch of corrupt jokers with great expectations.
  2. B
    Bijan Mohanty
    Nov 6, 2016 at 7:00 am
    It is a misfortune to read your comments.
  3. B
    Bijan Mohanty
    Nov 6, 2016 at 7:00 am
    This PIL is in all likelihood filed by people or supporters of political parties who are envious about the pority of Kejriewal. PIL will further increase his pority and his support to our soldiers and patriots in action and not in high sounding words like Modiji.
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    arun dass
    Nov 6, 2016 at 10:48 am
    kejriwal is a choothiya he has negative pority ......he is pro-stani , anti-hindu
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    Chandrashekhar Deshpande
    Nov 6, 2016 at 9:26 am
    The judge on hearing should refer the Military Book which states Fouzi who commits suicide is not enled for any benefit so awarding 1 crore is totally unlawful including le 'Shahid'. A junior clerk in the accounts department of Military makes suicide can not be treated as Shahid as he worked in military even on boundary.
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    Dr M
    Nov 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    A soldier is a soldier for life and suicide by a soldier for whatever reason is unacceptable conduct.lt;br/gt;More abhorrent is the practice of loosening public 'purse strings' as if one's ancestral property to boost personal pority'lt;br/gt;There must be a standard practice of granting necessary relief in such tragic cases but it must be uniformly practiced all over the country without duplication.lt;br/gt;We find much more duplication/multiplication of 'achievement money 'given by various private/public agencies to artists/sportpersons which creates a disgusting precedence apart from the case under consideration
  7. V
    Nov 10, 2016 at 6:23 am
    This is a Right PIL
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