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The Ghaziabad police have registered an FIR against a former judge in which the victim has alleged that she was tortured and severely punished while working as a help in his house.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
March 7, 2009 2:59:36 am

FIR against former judge for torturing domestic help
The Ghaziabad police have registered an FIR against a former judge in which the victim has alleged that she was tortured and severely punished while working as a help in his house. The father of the help has filed a complaint with the Sahibabad police saying that the family has tortured her daughter,14. The station house officer,Sahibabad,Yogesh Pathak said the retired judge,had filed an FIR against the girl before her family accused him of torture,alleging that the girl had stolen Rs1 lakh from his house.

Court upholds life imprisonment of 3 cops
The Delhi High Court on Friday upheld the life imprisonment of three policemen convicted for burning a man to death in a police station 29 years ago. A bench comprising Justices V B Gupta and B D Ahmed relied on the dying declaration of Laxman Singh that the policemen had,in August 1980,poured kerosene oil on him and set him on fire.“All three appellants have been rightly convicted and the present appeal is not sustainable and is thereby dismissed,” the court said. The Bench also directed the police to take convicts head constable Narendra Kumar,constables Vijay Kumar and Om Prakash,who are out on bail,in custody.

Court flak for ICICI Bank staff
An authorised representative of ICICI Bank has incurred the wrath of a city court,which noted that the officer had misrepresented facts for repossessing a car bought on loan. Taking cognizance of the false affidavit submitted in the court,the judge has restrained the bank from appointing representative Vishu Kumar Sharma as a receiver of a loaned vehicle anytime in future. It has also summoned Sharma for furnishing an explanation regarding the alleged distortion of facts. The court had on February 17 allowed Sharma to repossess the car from Arun John after accepting his petition that he did not pay EMIs since last November. John had however produced before the court the proof of making regular payments,falsifying the claims.

Former deputy mayor in police custody
Ashok Jain,a former deputy mayor and Congress councillor,has been remanded to 10 days’ police custody by a city court under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for allegedly running a crime syndicate. After the police moved court seeking fresh police remand of Jain,who has already been in judicial custody in a murder case,the court allowed his custodial interrogation till March 14. Jain was arrested on February 20 last year from Chanakyapuri for allegedly plotting the murder of Vijay Yadav,a builder on September 29,2007 in Hauz Quazi. He was booked under MCOCA separately in August last year.

Ghaziabad encounter: kin demand CBI probe
Families of the two alleged criminals who were killed in the recent encounter on Wednesday have demanded a CBI judicial probe in the encounter at a panchayat held on Friday by residents of Islam Nagar. They also called for the suspension and arrest of the police officers who have been named in the FIR,as well as a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for both families. The panchayat has given the administration three days’ time to accept their demands,failing which a mahapanchayat will be held on March 13. Senior Superintendent of Police,Ghaziabad,Akhil Kumar said,“We will cooperate with the demand for an independent probe.”

HC notice to CBI,police in Al Badr case
The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to the CBI and the police on a petition filed by the two alleged members of Al Badr,a militant outfit,challenging a trial court order that refused to absolve them of the charges on the basis of a CBI closure report. Justice Mool Chand Garg sought their response by April 20 on the petition filed by Irshad Ali and Mohd Moarif Qamar. The Special Cell had arrested Qamar and Ali in February 2006 for their alleged links with the outfit. A CBI report,however,had later termed the duo “innocent”. Accusing the police of falsely implicating the two,their families sought the HC’s intervention.

Convict escapes from Gurgaon district court
A convict,wanted in several cases in Haryana and Rajasthan,managed to flee from the Gurgaon districts court on Friday. The accused,Azad,a resident of Mehwat district,was brought to the Gurgaon court by the Rajasthan police on Friday afternoon. After a while,he said he wanted to relieve himself. “However,when Azad did not come out for a long time,the constable called for help. The police broke the door open and found that he had escaped,” said the police official. A case has been registered.

ASI arrested for demanding bribe
Vigilance officials arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector from Palam Vihar police station on Friday for demanding bribe from a villager. One Attar Singh had reported to the vigilance department that ASI Mumtaz Khan had asked him to pay Rs 5,000 to register a case of snatching. “Vigilance department officials accompanied the complainant and caught the ASI red-handed,” said an official.

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