2 arrested in Uttarakhand for chatting about killing Defence Minister

first_imgTwo persons were arrested on Monday after a WhatsApp exchange on a plan to allegedly kill Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while they were apparently drunk, the police said, as the minister paid a visit to Dharchula town in this district of Uttarakhand. The police were alerted to the message at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. The two have been booked under section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 66 of the Information Technology (IT) Act, Pithoragarh S.P. Ramchandra Rajguru said. “We were alerted to the chat [about killing the Defence Minister] on a WhatsApp group at 9.30 p.m. on Sunday. We identified two persons between whom the chat was taking place and arrested them Monday morning ahead of the Defence Minister’s arrival here,” he said. The controversial message, sent by one of the arrested duo, reads as, “Main shoot karunga Sitharaman ko, kal uska akhiri din hoga. (‘I will shoot Sitharaman, tomorrow will be her last day’), police said. It is being probed whether the duo had any criminal background or possessed any arms and ammunition, Rajguru said.The credentials of the admin of the WhatsApp group are also being looked into, the SP said. Though the matter is still under investigation, prima facie it appears the duo was chatting in a state of inebriation, the SP said.The Defence Minister visited Dharchula town Monday to inaugurate a mega medical camp organised by the Army on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.last_img read more

U.P. Law Commission pushes for life term in lynching cases

first_imgTaking cognisance of incidents of mob lynching, including those by cow vigilantes, the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission has submitted a draft Bill recommending up to life imprisonment for the crime.Commission chairman Justice (retired) A.N. Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.The 128-page report cited various cases of lynching in the State and recommended immediate enactment of a law as per recommendations made by the Supreme Court in 2018. The commission said the existing laws to combat lynchings were not sufficient.It recommended a punishment ranging from seven years to life imprisonment for the offence.Suggesting that such a law may be called the Uttar Pradesh Combating of Mob Lynching Act, the commission specified the responsibilities of police officers and District Magistrates and spelt out the punishment for failing in their duty.The panel said the law should also provide for compensation to the family of the victim for grievous injury or loss of life and property.There should also be provisions for the rehabilitation of the victims and their families, it said.Suo motu studyAccording to data available from 2012 to 2019, 50 incidents of mob violence have taken place in the State. Eleven of the 50 victims have died in the attacks. Twenty-five of these were cases of major assault, including those by cow vigilantes.“In the backdrop of this situation, the commission took up the study suo motu and accordingly recommended the State government the need for having a comprehensive law to combat lynching,” said Law Commission secretary Sapna Tripathi.The report said only Manipur has made a special law against lynchings and, as per media reports, the Madhya Pradesh government is soon going to enact one.It referred to various cases of lynching and mob violence in the State, including the 2015 killing of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri on suspicion of beef consumption.It also mentioned the killing of Inspector Subodh Singh on December 3, 2018, in a clash between police and Hindutva groups in Bulandshahr after cattle carcasses were found in a field.“Incidents of mob violence have taken place in Farrukhabad, Unnao, Kanpur, Hapur and Muzaffarnagar districts. Police are also becoming victims as people have started thinking of them as their enemy,” Justice Mittal said in the report.The panel studied laws of different countries and States, and decisions of the Supreme Court while preparing the draft Bill. It suggested punishment for conspiracy, aid or abetment in such cases, as well as for obstructing the legal process.last_img read more

Qualified Forest Program bills signed into law

first_imgOn hand for the ceremony were from left: Jamie Clover Adams, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development director; McBroom; Sen. John Moolenaar; Gov. Rick Snyder; Rep. Frank Foster; Sen. Darwin Booher, Rep. Bruce Rendon; and Sen. Tom Casperson.Legislation to encourage owners of the 11 million acres of private forestlands in Michigan to join the state’s Qualified Forest Program for timber harvesting and management was signed into law today. The nine-bill package, which includes a measure sponsored by Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, updates the program’s property tax incentives and offers educational and technical assistance.The program is capped at 1.2 million acres but less than 80,000 acres have been enrolled in the program designed to ensure and increase a steady, sustainable supply of timber to an industry that generates $14 billion annually and directly employs 26,000 residents. The package includes Public Acts 42-50 of 2013. 06Jun Qualified Forest Program bills signed into law Categories: Newslast_img read more

Rep Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept 11 ceremony

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was joined by local law enforcement officers for the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. Pictured from left are St. Joseph County Capt. Jason Bingaman, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, Rep. Miller, and Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith. The observance held Sept. 6 at the state Capitol memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: Miller News,News 07Sep Rep. Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremonylast_img read more


first_img DERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTPolicePSNI FOYLEPSNI Foyle on the scent of butcher’s shop burglar who swapped sausages for safe! An officer writing on PSNI Foyle’s Facebook page: “It’s hot out there over the past few days and the Reducing Offending Unit are on fire.“A 36 year old male thought since the weather was so nice he would break into a local butchers in the city.“Once there he decided not to opt for burgers and sausages, but instead go for the safe and money. “Not sure how that would taste in a bbq though! Man to face Derry court accused of breaking into local butcher’s shopA THIEF who broke into a butcher’s shop in Derry is to face a local court on Saturday morning for a first remand hearing on a burglary charge.He was arrested following good police work by the PSNI’s Reoffending Unit (ROU), crime scene investigators and local policing teams. ShareTweet “ROU got to work with planning the arrest and interview party after identifying the male involved!“LPT, CSI and other departments of course were invited, and the male has today been charged to appear in court tomorrow with Burglary.“The sausages are safe for another day.”PSNI Foyle on the scent of butcher’s shop burglar charge man to Derry court was last modified: July 27th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more