Nido Taniam death: Delhi High court pulls up Delhi govt, police over delay in action

The court directed CBI, AIIMS counsels to get report by next hearing i.e Monday.

New Delhi | Updated: February 7, 2014 2:46 pm
The court directed CBI, AIIMS counsels to get report by Monday. The court directed CBI, AIIMS counsels to get report by Monday.

A day after a group of students and professionals from Northeast led a protest march and courted arrest demanding justice for 19-year-old Arunachal boy Nido Taniam, the Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the Delhi Police and the state government.

The court chided the police after victims’ family said that no arrest or progress has been made in the case even after a week. The court further asked the police to file a report on the number of postmortem cases referred to hospitals and average time taken for the report.
Pulling up the government for the lack of forensic facilities, the court said that it was forced to grant bails to accused in wake of poor forensic facilities. It said conviction cannot be expected if there is no forensic facility.
Taking grievance of people from Northeast into consideration, the court asked the Delhi government to publicise measures for sensitisation and security of the people from that region. In this regard, the police said each district has a nodal officer to look into the affairs of people from Northeast.
The High Court also told the government to recruit more police officers from northeastern states, not only at seniors posts but also at junior levels.
The court directed CBI, AIIMS counsels to get report by Monday as it would give the next hearing on Monday.
Nido Taniam, a 19-year-old student died on January 29, following a scuffle at Lajpat Nagar where a shopkeeper teased Nido over his hair and look.

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  1. K
    Kolsat
    Feb 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    No forensic facilities and yet we call ourselves an economic superpower. India is nothing but a third world country and will remain so while corrupt persons are in politics, beaurocracy, business and religion. We have no hope.
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  2. K
    Kolsat
    Feb 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    No forensic facilities and yet we call ourselves an economic superpower. India is nothing but a third world country and will remain so while corrupt persons are in politics, beaurocracy, business and religion. We have no hope.
    Reply
  3. S
    sunil
    Feb 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm
    must expose nexus of forensics docs and police. All they do is wait for moment to make suitable reports according to where they get the money from and help the crooks. whether arushi murder or any case the worst in an mbbs course opts for forensic........journalists must expose the docs involved in forensic cases and start with Delhi. Check the antecedents of docs in all forensic depts. and you will see a striking pattern. We must have people with highest integrity in forensic dept. Shame how they function and delay post mortems. Expose them.
    Reply
  4. S
    sunil
    Feb 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm
    must expose nexus of forensics docs and police. All they do is wait for moment to make suitable reports according to where they get the money from and help the crooks. whether arushi murder or any case the worst in an mbbs course opts for forensic........journalists must expose the docs involved in forensic cases and start with Delhi. Check the antecedents of docs in all forensic depts. and you will see a striking pattern. We must have people with highest integrity in forensic dept. Shame how they function and delay post mortems. Expose them.
    Reply
  5. C
    Citizen
    Feb 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    Good hope the thick skinned rulers would follow and implement the sane advice of the HC soon with out any delay Jaihind
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  6. C
    Citizen
    Feb 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    Good hope the thick skinned rulers would follow and implement the sane advice of the HC soon with out any delay Jaihind
    Reply
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