SC refuses to entertain plea for CBI probe into murder of UP

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent killing of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav at the Agra court premises and asked the petitioner to approach the Allahabad High Court.A vacation bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai said that as far as the specific matter relating to the bar leader’s murder is concerned, the petitioner would have to approach the jurisdictional high court. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaThe bench referred to the prayers made in the petition filed before it and said most were pertaining to the incident in which the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president was shot dead. When the counsel appearing for petitioner referred to another incident in a district court premises in Delhi, the bench said, “Please do your homework. File separate petitions. Your prayers are primarily dealing with one incident. You go to the jurisdictional high court”. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahWhen the petitioner said that issue raised in the plea was regarding safety of women advocates, the bench said, “Is the high court powerless in dealing with it and grant relief?”. The bench granted liberty to the petitioner to approach the jurisdictional high court with the grievances. The apex court had last week agreed to hear the petition seeking CBI probe into the murder of Yadav. Yadav, who was the first woman president of the bar council, was allegedly shot thrice by another lawyer Manish Sharma, who had been her long-time acquaintance. The plea, filed by advocate Indu Kaul, also sought a direction to the Bar Council of India for formulation of social security measures for woman advocates. It listed out different incidents of sexual harassment against women lawyers in different court premises, including the Delhi High Court and trial courts. The plea said safety of women lawyers in court premises and at chamber blocks should be “paramount” or else incidents like these could be “discouraging” for new female entrants in the legal profession. It also sought a direction to the Delhi Bar Council for disbursing the sum of Rs 50 lakh received from the AAP government towards social security measures and asked for a direction to the UP Bar Council to pay Yadav’s family a compensation of Rs 25 lakh. “Gender disparity cannot be overlooked in the legal profession where any successful lady advocated is attributed motives for her success which can be as hurting as her character assassination. Safety and security ought to be made the first priority,” the petition said.last_img read more

UWI awaiting formal police update on female body found in pond

The senior management of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona says it is awaiting a formal report from the police regarding the discovery of a body on the campus this morning.According to the online edition of the Jamaica Observer, the body of the female was discovered in a pond near the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Center. The incident was reported at approximately 7:45 a.m.The university, in a statement a short while ago, said a preliminary assessment of the scene revealed that the body was fully clad and partially submerged.The police are awaiting members of the Technical Service Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to process the scene, the UWI said.It also disclosed that the scene was visited by the director of security who gave further instructions and deployed campus security officers around the scene to assist with crowd control, the Jamaica Observer stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUWI appoints dean for new Faculty of SportsJuly 21, 2017In “latest news”15th UWI Invitational Meet on todayApril 2, 2016In “latest news”Caribbean News Round-upOctober 16, 2015In “Regional” read more