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HC urged to start contempt proceedings against state govt

The Gujarat High Court (HC) amicus curiae has moved an application before the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the state government for not complying with the court’s directions,given in connection with poor infrastructure and implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in February this year.

The Gujarat High Court (HC) amicus curiae has moved an application before the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the state government for not complying with the court’s directions,given in connection with poor infrastructure and implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in February this year.

Following the application,the state government on Thursday sought time to file an affidavit on the steps taken by it. The court has kept the matter for further hearing on June 13.

“In spite of the court’s order to comply with the directions and to file a compliance report in that regard,the state government did nothing. It didn’t even file an application to seek more time to comply with the directions. Following this,we have moved an application to initiate contempt proceedings against the state government,” said advocate Hemang Shah who is appointed as the amicus curiae in the matter by the court.

The High Court had initiated suo motu proceedings while acting on a news report that depicted poor infrastructure and implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in Gujarat.

In February this year,the court had directed the state government to appoint adequate protection officers on regular basis within eight weeks as per the provisions of the statute.

The court had given the direction after the state government informed it that it had only one protection officer in each city and they were being recruited on contract basis which was against the statutory provisions.

“The state government’s counsel on Thursday sought time to put the steps taken by it on an affidavit. And following this,the hearing has been adjourned to June 13,” Shah added.

Wife,son of CBI constable found dead

Wife and son of a CBI constable who was part of the team probing the Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram Prajapati encounters were found dead at their residence in Vastral area of Ahmedabad on Thursday.

The bodies of Reeta Patel (40) and Kartik (17) were found hanging by a dupatta in the bedroom of their house.

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According to Ramol police,which is investigating the case,constable Kamlesh Patel had scolded his wife for wasting water following which the two had a heated argument. Police have registered a case of accidental death.