SC seeks reply from states over PIL on National Witness Protection Programme

The four petitioners who have filed the plea are - Mahinder Chawla, a witness in a rape case allegedly involving Asaram; Naresh Gupta, the father of a murdered witness; Karamvir Singh, the father of a child rape victim and Narender Yadav, a journalist who allegedly escaped a murder attempt

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:July 3, 2017 3:23 pm
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The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat government over the PIL on the National Witness Protection programme initiative. The apex court sought the replies within six weeks. A bench of the apex court headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and also comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan was hearing the PIL filed by several witnesses in the Asaram Bapu Rape Case. The apex court had earlier observed that “It’s high time we have a witness protection program”.

The four petitioners who have filed the plea are – Mahinder Chawla, a witness in a rape case allegedly involving Asaram; Naresh Gupta, the father of a murdered witness; Karamvir Singh, the father of a child rape victim and Narender Yadav, a journalist who allegedly escaped a murder attempt. Advocate Utsav Singh Bains appearing for four witnesses in the case sought a SIT probe into the instances of attacks and disappearances of the witnesses in cases against Asaram and pleaded for expeditious framing of the national witness protection guidelines.

On November 18 last year, the apex court had asked the Centre and the states to reply to the pleas by witnesses in cases against Asaram. The witnesses had also demanded their protection. The petitioners also sought directions from the court to the Centre and states protection by the central forces to the witnesses who have been attacked.

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    Narayan singh Rawat
    Jul 4, 2017 at 1:43 am
    Asaram Bapu ji Case | Attack On Witness is conspiracy to create atmosphere against bail him so Save INNOCENT Save Witness!! s: /watch?v hDo6JL63D28 …
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    Bharti
    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    This media, which is accountable to spread the genuine news, is spreading rumors and concocted tales to increase TRP of its channels. To a great extent, Indian media has not fulfilled its responsibility of disseminating the truth without distorting the facts, as such, media trial is the biggest reason to create or tarnish one’s image, thus impacting adversely the decisions of the judiciary. : sachkiavaaz /media-trial-vs-fair-trial/
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    Vikas Kumar
    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    I would like to add few points in this news that this news is again just cut, copy paste from any local news. These news editor do not do any research and simply copy and publish. Asaram bapuji already requested the apex court to give protection to all witnesses because whenever there is chance to get bail then some attack takes place to any of the witnesses which affect the case. So logically it can be said that the conspirators who are involved to defame the great saint like Asaram Bapuji only active in this attack process but these paid media defames Asaram Bapuji.
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    Rupesh Kumar
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm
    Conspiracy of Raju Chandak or Raju Lambu s: /watch?v 6UD8Pvf057U
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    Rupesh Kumar
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    I imposed false allegation on Sant Asaram Bapu ji and Narayan Sai ji. This is my story of my misdeeds exposed my own brothers. ::: Mahendra Chawla Watch video to hear yourself :: s: /watch?v 3N128Oz5eEc
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    Rupesh Kumar
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    My murder was ordered by ASARAM BAPU'S SON NARAYAN : False allegation exposed Please watch the entire video to see what Mahendra Chawla himself says ... Now you will know the reality of this cheap chap... s: /watch?v 3YQrUAPsbvQ list FLIc1XqkQ_WGTMltqCcbwEaw
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    Chander Mohan
    Jul 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    I think that many requests have already been made by Asaram Bapu's side to protect all the witnesses bcoz as a part of conspiracy someone may attack them put the blame on the other side.
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    Dharmendra Singh
    Jul 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    Sant Asharam Bapu - परदे के पीछे का सच जो किसी मीडिया ने समाज तक नही पहुँचाया navbharattimesdotinfo/blog/id/4
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