The court passed an order in a Public Interest Litigation filed by Ahmad Abdi, a lawyer, seeking direction to provide a new building for the Bombay High Court with fixtures, furniture and other infrastructure on priority basis.
The project, also being planned in seven other major cities across India under the Nirbhaya Fund, has proposed one-stop crisis centres for women. A senior state official said the Centre had agreed to release Rs 151 crore for the project in Mumbai.
Claiming that several patients are bearing the brunt of the sudden closure of the scheme, Corporator Dr Saeeda Khan has threatened to hold a protest at the Worli office of MJPJAY if the three BMC hospitals are not re-empanelled.
A senior civic official said, “The BMC has spent Rs 1.10 crore on development and beautification of this open space into a recreation ground. There have been demands for it after the Kabaddi Premier League was launched."
According to data from the railway police commissionerate, every year nearly 3,000 deaths are recorded on railway tracks: both commuters and trespassers. More than 50 per cent of the deaths are of those crossing the railway tracks.
While notices have already been served to all 70 MLAs, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, based on the January 9 complaint, Goel has urged Khetrapal to recall them, saying the allegations are “baseless and politically motivated”.
On Sunday, while the meeting was on, a group of seven to eight men allegedly forced themselves inside and beat up Selvam and Valmiki, police said. “We have lodged an FIR on the basis of Valmiki’s complaint,” a senior officer said.