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Verify Sori’s torture claim: SC to AIIMS

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 3, 2012 3:46:20 am

Verify Sori’s torture claim: SC to AIIMS

NEW DELHI: Amid allegations that foreign bodies were thrust into her private parts,the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed AIIMS to medically examine alleged Naxal sympathiser Soni Sori to treat her and ascertain the charges.

56-yr-old dies in row over eve-teasing

BANGALORE: A 56-year-old man,Alagesh,who tried to intervene an alleged incident of the teasing of his teenage niece,died from a massive heart attack after he was jostled and hit by two youths in Bangalore. The duo have been arrested and a case has been registered,the police said.

Protesters torch vehicles,39 held

PATNA: Aurangabad Police on Wednesday arrested 39 people after they pelted stones at the police and torched three vehicles,protesting delay in probe of the murder of Sonhathu panchayat mukhiya,Devendra Kumar alias Chhotu,who was killed over a month ago.

Indian student visa requests down: Oz

NEW DELHI: Australian minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen said here on Wednesday that visa requests from Indian students have registered a sharp decline after the incidents of attacks in Australia.

IPS officer held for taking bribe

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Wednesday arrested a senior IPS officer,Pramod Kumar,in New Delhi for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy to get a nearly Rs 10 crore bribe from a private firm accused of duping public of Rs 829 crore. Kumar was sent to transit remand by a local court.

HC warns on UGC appointment

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it was open to the idea of cancelling the appointment of UGC vice-chairman if the selection process was found to be “vitiated” by bias or grave procedural lapses. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw called for an affidavit from the central government,detailing the selection procedure.

‘Guidelines lakshman rekha’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said guidelines for court reporting was aimed at making the media know its “lakshman rekha” and not a means to take punitive action against journalists.

“… please don’t understand that it is for punishing or taking punitive action. We only want that press should know what is the lakshman rekha for them,” a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said.

The Constitution Bench added that an exercise had been undertaken to make journalists know that they could not go beyond a “particular limit”.

45 officials’ IDs were used: CBI

Widening the net around Income-Tax officials,the CBI has identified 45 of them whose login identities were used to generate fake I-T refunds.

In March,the CBI unearthed a fake I-T refund racket in which 1,100 cases of fraudulent refund cheques were reported.

Investigators stumbled upon more startling facts and a pan-India racket when they learnt that the I-T officials whose login identities were used are posted in Pune,Mumbai,Nagpur,Gurgaon and Jaipur.

The probe agency recently approached the Central Board of Direct Taxes seeking details of its employees in order to question the I-T officials.

However,they are yet to receive any replies from the I-T department.

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