Pak Supreme Court cites two SCI judgement to disqualify Gilani

Pakistan’s Supreme
Court referred to two judicial
verdicts by the Indian apex court
in its ruling disqualifying Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
following his conviction of
contempt.
The four-page short order issued
yesterday by a three-judge bench
headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar
Chaudhry referred to a total of
eight judicial verdicts, including
six by Pakistani courts and two
by the Indian judiciary.
The references, included in the
second paragraph of the order,
mentioned the cases of “Jagjit
Singh vs State of Haryana (AIR
2007 SC 590)” and “Rajendra
Singh Rana vs Swami Prasad
Maurya (AIR 2007 SC 1305)”
without giving details.
The order said these eight
judicial verdicts showed that the
Supreme Court, while exercising
the power of judicial review,
could examine rulings given by
the Speaker of the National
Assembly or lower house of
parliament.

Senior lawyer S.C Agarwal and family robbed at gun point.

Senior Lawyer S.C Aggarwal and his family targetted by robbers

Receptionist, Joginder Kaur working with the senior lawyer, along with her husband Tejinder Singh and four others have been arrested by the police of Rajinder Nagar police station.

The receptionist had helped the other accused to hide in the basement of the house of the lawyer.

Later the five accused went upstairs to the first floor and tied up the lawyer, his wife and servants at gun point and de-camped with cash and valuables.

S.H.O says: Police afraid in Jamianagar

Highly sensitive” from the point of view of
law and order; residents have scant regard
for the government and especially police;
tendency to overreact and indulge in
confrontation after getting united on
communal lines; more volatile situation after
Batla House encounter.” This is how the
Station House Officer (SHO) of Jamia Nagar
described the state of affairs in his area
before the Delhi High Court.
SHO Satyavir Dagar also admitted that almost
90 per cent area of Jamia Nagar is
unauthorised and the police required to be
“very careful” while dealing with such issues.
The affidavit was submitted in the course of
hearings on a petition filed before Justice
Hima Kohli. It had sought orders to the MCD
and police to take action against
unauthorised construction in Jamia Nagar.
On a previous date, the MCD had claimed that
the Delhi Police failed to make adequate force
available for carrying out demolition. The
court had then sought the area DCP to
respond to the civic body’s allegations.
Meanwhile, on the petitioner’s plea that there
was threat to his life from the builders in the
area, the court asked the SHO to submit a
status report.
Subsequently, Dagar filed two reports, citing
the situation in Jamia Nagar. Pointing to law
and order issues, his affidavit stated the area
had dominant population from a particular
community. “Majority of the people are
illiterate or semi-literate and they have scant
regard for the government, particularly the
police. They have tendency to over-react and
indulge in confrontation with government
agencies even on petty issues,” it read.
The affidavit stated that Jamia Nagar had also
witnessed a number of violent protests, in
which police personnel were assaulted and
public properties damaged.
“The situation has become more volatile after
the Batla House Encounter,” read the affidavit,
adding no building plans were sanctioned by
the MCD in this area since most of the
constructions were illegal. “Unauthorised
construction is a common issue and majority
of people have interest in it. Therefore, the
people of the area often get united on
communal lines whenever any mass
demolition or sealing drive are contemplated
by civic agencies. They feel targeted,
discriminated and alienated. In these
circumstances, police have to be very careful
and tactful while handling such matters,” said
the SHO.
This affidavit left Justice Kohli incensed. She
described the comments against the minority
community as “uncalled for and without any
cogent basis.” The judge asked Dagar if his
affidavit meant that the Delhi Police was
scared to enter the area.
The court then called upon a senior police
officer and Additional Commissioner of Police
(Southeast) Ajay Chaudhary showed up.
Chaudhary blamed it on “lack of
communication” between him and Dagar as
to why this affidavit was filed but seemed to
agree with the argument that police
apprehended law and order issues in Jamia
Nagar.
“Should I record this statement made by such
a senior officer that police is unable to
control law and order situation in an area of
the city?” said Justice Kohli, censuring the
two officers for adopting such a stand.
The judge also refused to accept this affidavit
saying this was not filed in terms of the court
order. “There are areas like Pandav Nagar,
Govindpuri, Seelampur where residents
belong to one community. How can the police
have a different take on only Jamia Nagar?” it
observed.
Chaudhary said police will take action as per
the law against the unauthorised
constructions and file a fresh affidavit. Justice
Kohli has posted the matter for July 24.

72 year old ex lawyer thief arrested

A 73-year-old ex-lawyer has been
arrested in Rohini here on
charges of auto-theft. He was
previously involved in 90 cases of
auto-theft, cheating and forgery,
the police said.
Dhani Ram Mittal, a resident of
Bhiwani in Haryana, is a first-
class graduate in science from a
prominent college in Rohtak. He
initially worked as ‘munshi’ to
advocates and acquired degree
in law in 1970. He has also
practised in a local court in
Rohtak. He took to auto lifting in
1964, the police said.
Dhani Ram, a diploma holder in
handwriting from Kolkata,
allegedly forged compulsory
leave order for a Jhajjar district
court in late 1970s and then
presided over the court for more
than 40 days with the help of a
forged appointment letter in his
name.
He was arrested by the Outer
Delhi police near a shopping
complex in Rohini Sector-3 on
Thursday following a tip-off. The
police claim to have recovered
three cars and a motorcycle from
his possession.
Dhani Ram purportedly told the
police that he would mostly
target cars parked in and around
court complexes. He would park
his own car close to the target
and then drive away with the
stolen car with the help of a
master key.

Dhani Ram

Former justice of Allahabad High Court commits suicide

Former Allahabad high court
judge MA Khan committed
suicide early on Thursday by
jumping from his fourth-floor flat
in the posh Gomtinagar area of
Lucknow.
Police said Khan was depressed,
and leapt out from his flat
around 3 in the morning. The
former judge lived with his wife
Shamshul Jahan, who told the
police that he had taken some
anti-depressants before going to
bed on Wednesday night.
The body, lying in a pool of blood
on the ground floor, was
discovered by the security guard.
Khan was suffering from
depression since the death of his
son, Kishwar Ali Khan, 11 months
back.. He worked as Chief Information Commissioner 2006-2008

Yet another lawyer sabotaged in Okhla Vihar

Lawyer Masih Alam’s house at
Okhla Vihar, Jamianagar, New
Delhi Burgled yesterday. He is the
eleventh lawyer sabotaged in the
garb of crime, Uncontrolable and
blind hostile attitude of general
Muslims in Muslim localities
against lawyers is inexplicable
and unprecedented. Any bad
news about lawyers, judges,
officials etc meets with such a
glee and indulgence by these
people who are otherwise so
apathetic to all things but dogmas
and communalism.