Booked in 18 cases, she was acquitted in 14, discharged in two and granted bail in remaining
The hearing on the Centre’s appeal against the Uttarakhand High Court’s verdict quashing President’s Rule in the state will now resume Wednesday.
The Delhi High Court dismissed various habeas corpus petitions under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act in view of the Supreme Court’s ruling of April 28.
The Supreme Court, in a recent judgement, had disbanded the interim board headed by Justice Patel and ordered restoration of the board of trustees, according to the release.
The Indian Express had reported Monday that at least one investigating officer (IO) of the CBI had complained to the agency director of “huge amounts” of money having “exchanged hands” and “corrupt” senior officers contaminating some probes.
In one case, the complaint alleges, where closure was reported to the Supreme Court, the case was re-opened when the director of the company being investigated refused to pay a bribe.
The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to give more time to taxi operators to switch to the cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG).
They also felt that inclusion of crimes like murder and culpable homicide, but exclusion of tax offences under ‘predicate offence’ for money laundering probe was out of place.
The bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, had on March 31, extended the deadline till Saturday for conversion of all diesel taxis to CNG.
“From 10 am to 3 am, there is always a queue of at least 10-15 vehicles waiting at the station,” said Jatender, a worker at the IGL CNG station in Lado Sarai.
“The officers have been asked to enforce the Supreme Court’s order. We will take action against cabs that violate the order, as per the law,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sandeep Goel.
The taxi owners who have got their vehicles converted to CNG-fitted cabs, and the thousands of others who are yet to do so, have one thing in common.
He said that government was enacting new laws but not creating judicial infrastructure to deal with them, leading to pendency of cases.
CJI T S Thakur’s emotional plea to the government to strengthen judicial infrastructure raises key questions: How vacant are our benches? Who is to blame and is there a way out?
The court also slammed the government for not being serious about the issue of pollution.