Daily Archive: May 16, 2017

Court dismisses former Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar’s plea in rape case

A special court today dismissed sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar’s plea seeking direction to the police to file a status report on the probe in the rape case against him. Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry, however, gave liberty to Kumar to file the plea after some time after the police informed the court that it was awaiting sanction to prosecute the accused, as also the forensic science laboratory report.

Delhi HC raps govt bodies for inaction against spread of vector-borne diseases

Delhi High Court on Tuesday rebuked the Government of India, Delhi government and the civic bodies for their failure to take necessary steps to prevent vector-borne diseases like dengue from spreading. The court has asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to map areas vulnerable to such diseases, where cases of dengue, chikungunya have occurred before. The court also said that "mosquitoes don’t wait for meetings" and action needs to be taken immediately.

JNU students welcome Delhi HC order on Najeeb, but still wary

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students today welcomed the Delhi High Court order transferring the Najeeb Ahmad case from the Delhi police to the CBI, but wondered if the government’s investigation agency would be given a free hand to probe the disappearance of the JNU student. "It is a good move, but we were demanding an independent enquiry monitored by the court. Even the CBI functions under the ambit of the central government and can be influenced as we have seen in several cases," JNU students’ union (JNUSU) president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.

“Mosquitoes don’t wait for meetings”, Delhi HC pulls up Arvind Kejriwal government, MCD on preparedness against dengue

Delhi High Court on Tuesday rapped the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi for failing to take appropriate steps against spreading of vector-borne diseases like dengue, ANI reported. Saying that "mosquitoes don’t wait for meetings", HC asked the MCD to conduct mapping of vulnerable areas where dengue or chikungunya cases have occurred. The news comes two days after a principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed 10 lawyers as local commissioners to check, inspect and prepare inspection reports on the issue of dengue menace afflicting the national capital Delhi.