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Around Town: Court quashes stabbing case against Armymen

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed an FIR against two Army officers,chargesheeted for allegedly causing injuries to two civilians with a knife last year.

Written by Express News Service | Published: June 14, 2012 12:57:42 am

High Court quashes stabbing case against Armymen

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed an FIR against two Army officers,chargesheeted for allegedly causing injuries to two civilians with a knife last year. It however directed them to pay Rs 25,000 each after the parties settled the issue out-of-court. The court quashed the FIR lodged at Amar Colony police station in South Delhi after recording their statements of compromise. The incident occurred on December 18 last year when the officers had gone to drop their woman friend in Amar colony when the complainants reportedly passed lewd comments against her,leading to a brawl.

Show no leniency to criminals,says ASJ

New Delhi: The need of the hour is to create a deterrent effect on criminal elements to curb people’s fear against stepping out of their homes,a Delhi court has said. Additional Sessions Judge Savita Rao made the remarks while sentencing a 24-year-old youth to five years in jail for attempting to murder a man after an unsuccessful bid to rob him. “It may be noted that such criminal activities,becoming rampant in society,are not only a threat to the law and order and the peace in society but has also created fear in the minds of people against moving out of their homes freely,” she said. The court awarded a five-year jail term to Mohd Khurshid for stabbing Jhujhar Singh in 2011 after the latter resisted his robbery bid.

Three students held for robbing and stabbing

New Delhi: Two students of an open school and one from a vocational college have been arrested for allegedly robbing and attempting to murder two teenagers in a South Delhi locality about a week ago,the police said on Wednesday.

“The teenagers were returning home from a food joint in Khirki Village where they were employed when the accused intercepted their bicycle and dragged one of them before assaulting him. When the other teen tried to intervene,they snatched his cell phone and stabbed him and escaped on their motorcycles,” South District DCP Chhaya Sharma said.

Court tells landlord to repair property

New Delhi: A landlord is duty-bound to maintain the tenanted premises in habitable condition,a Delhi court has said. “Section 44 of the Delhi Rent Control Act casts a duty on the landlord to maintain the tenanted premises in good habitable condition,” Senior Civil Judge Anil Kumar Sisodia said. The court made the remark during hearing of a tenant’s plea,highlighting the dilapidated condition of the premises he was residing in since 1982 and the landlord’s lack of interest in carrying out the repairs. Northeast Delhi resident Waheed Ahmed had moved the court seeking directions to his landlord to carry out the repairs.

MCD told to pay health benefits to pensioner

New Delhi: Health services to pensioners at state expense is not a charity,a consumer forum has said while directing the MCD to reimburse one of its retired employees’ expenses on medical tests. Pointing out to the civic agency that such services by the state are “valuable rights” “earned” by the pensioners because of their services,said the North Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum. It directed the MCD to pay Rs 8,000,including compensation,to its former employee. “In our opinion the facilities of treatment at state expenses extended to a pensioner is not a charity. It is a valuable right of an employee earned by virtue of long service rendered by him to his department,” it said. The forum’s order came on the plea of North Delhi resident and former MCD employee,Ram Rattan Aggarwal,who had alleged that despite being entitled to the reimbursement of his medical expenses under the Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme,the amount paid by him for tests was not reimbursed. The MCD had refused to reimburse the amount paid by Aggarwal on the ground that the diagnostic centre where he underwent the tests was not recognised for laboratory and imaging services.

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