Farmer’s Death During Tractor Rally : Delhi HC Directs UP Police To Give Post Mortem Video, Inquest Report & X-Ray To Delhi Police

first_imgNews UpdatesFarmer’s Death During Tractor Rally : Delhi HC Directs UP Police To Give Post Mortem Video, Inquest Report & X-Ray To Delhi Police Shreya Agarwal4 March 2021 7:56 PMShare This – xHearing a petition filed by the grandfather of a 26-year old farmer, Navreet Singh, who died during the tractors rally on the Republic Day Tractor Parade in the capital, the Delhi High Court today directed the UP Police to handover crucial case material, including the original X-Ray, post-mortem video and inquest report to the family of the deceased, on a prayer made by them in this regard….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHearing a petition filed by the grandfather of a 26-year old farmer, Navreet Singh, who died during the tractors rally on the Republic Day Tractor Parade in the capital, the Delhi High Court today directed the UP Police to handover crucial case material, including the original X-Ray, post-mortem video and inquest report to the family of the deceased, on a prayer made by them in this regard. The family alleges in its petition, filed through Navreet’s grandfather Hardeep Singh, that Navreet’s tractor overturned only after he suffered an ante-mortem head injury due to a bullet shot on the head by the police. The petition had therefore sought a Court-monitored probe into the incident, seeking to “know the truth” about the incident. The matter was heard by Justice Yogesh Khanna. In a previous hearing, the court had issued notice on the matter and allowed the government of Delhi to file a detailed status report on the incident. The Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra today informed the court that the status report has been filed in the matter. Earlier, Mehra had also stated that they would have “no hesitation” in handing over the relevant, prayed for documents, including electronic evidence to the family of the deceased. Pursuant to the same, he today submitted that they had made several requests to the UP police in this regard following the previous court order, but they hadn’t been handed over relevant reports. He claimed to have faced non-cooperation in the process from a Superintendent of Police in the UP Police. Appearing for UP Police and the Chief Medical Officer, Standing Counsel Garima Prashad, however vehemently denied this claim, stating, “We are ready and willing anytime to provide and have provided the inquest report, and post mortem report already.” “The only things not provided are the X-Ray plate, that is not a report, it’s a plate, lying with the hospital; and the original recording of the post mortem. We are ready to provide the same anytime,” she said. Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for the petitioner grandfather, however, stated that she agreed with Mehra, and that they had indeed not been given due cooperation by the UP Police. She claimed that it was due to the non-cooperation of the police that a notice under Section 91, CrPC had to be issued by the Delhi Police. In response, Prashad interjected, “The Delhi Police sent the body to us and we conducted an emergency post mortem at 2 am. We have provided all possible assistance.” S.91 CrPC provides:91. Summons to produce document or other thing.(1) Whenever any Court or any officer in charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code by or before such Court or officer, such Court may issue a summons, or such officer a written order, to the person in whose possession or power such document or thing is believed to be, requiring him to attend and produce it, or to produce it, at the time and place stated in the summons or order.(2) Any person required under this section merely to produce a document or other thing shall be deemed to have complied with the requisition if he causes such document or thing to be produced instead of attending personally to produce the same. After heated arguments between the standing counsel of UP Police on one hand, and the Petitioner’s counsel and the Delhi Standing Counsel on the other hand, Adv. Vrinda referred to a judgement and argued that the post mortem report and video constitute crucial evidence in the case and were required by the family to arrive at any conclusion. Relenting, Prashad said, “There was only a refusal so far as handing over is concerned. There was no refusal for production. If appropriate orders are passed, we have no objection to handing over.” Noting that the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the SP had refused to provide the post mortem video without an order, and that the UP Police had stated that there was no X-Ray report available with them, the court directed the UP Police to hand over the original post mortem video, the inquest report and the X-Ray plate to the Investigating Officer of the case tomorrow. The matter is next posted for hearing on Mar 17. Next Storylast_img read more

Legislature refocuses budget cuts to retain safety net

first_imgAfter hearing the testimony of those who would be affected by the Douglas Administration’s proposed rescissions, the Joint Fiscal Committee determined that the state cannot solve its budget shortfall by disproportionately placing the burden on the backs of the most vulnerable Vermonters. Instead Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and Representative Shap Smith worked with members of the Joint Fiscal Committee to craft a counter-proposal that better serves Vermonters.The Joint Fiscal Committee recommended and approved its counter-proposal to reduce the severe impact of its rescissions on the mental health community, working parents, and small businesses.The plan reduces these impacts by asking the mental health and developmental disabilities agencies to accept a 5% half year cut, instead of an 8% half year cut; postpones the implementation of the childcare eligibility change until April 1, 2009 instead of eliminating the eligibility change; and accepts only half the reduction in the Individual Development Accounts and Micro business lending program. These measures not only reduce the impact on vulnerable and working Vermonters, but send $2.2 million more into the community than the administrations proposal, due to federal matching funds.Senator Shumlin and Representative Smith expressed optimism that federal stimulus measures will reduce the need for rescissions to mental health.”In these difficult times, we must make many difficult decisions now so our choices and their impacts do not become even more painful in the next year,” said President Pro Tem Shumlin. “Yet, these decisions must be measured and thoughtful.””We made these changes with an eye to the future,” said Representative Smith. “Without adequate mental health services, vulnerable Vermonters may end up on our streets and in our hospitals, which costs more in the long run. Working parents rely on access to affordable child care and the micro businesses program is more important than ever as Vermonters pursue lasting economic opportunity in these difficult times.”The legislature’s package does not alter the total $19.7 million in rescissions. Instead, the measures refocus the states priorities to better protect Vermonters who rely on mental health and childcare services and preserve jobs and economic opportunities for working Vermonters in this time of economic crisis.The plan equally reduces the state’s expenditure of Vermont Housing and Conservation Board funds and unobligated Next Generation funds, transfers unused energy loan program funds, accepts the Judiciary’s proposed savings, changes the funding source for the drivers’ education grants and the technical center leadership education grants to the education fund, and re-assesses the value of the 5% reduction to exempt employees to reflect benefits and non-general fund savings.”Every state program serves some Vermont community,” Senator Shumlin said. “We recognize that reducing any of these services impacts Vermonters in very real ways. While these decisions are difficult we believe that this alternative is fiscally prudent and protects the most vulnerable among us, jobs, and the child care system rather than proceeding with a new program. In all, it better serves Vermonters.”last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor El Paso and Dayton Victims

first_imgGov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor El Paso and Dayton Victims August 05, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to half-staff to honor the victims of the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton, and the two young women shot in Philadelphia over the weekend. Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those struggling. We cannot accept this violence as normal. We must act.”The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The United States flag has already been ordered to half-staff during this time.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.last_img read more