CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (CFC.ke) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (ABC.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

London Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch the Premiership match

first_imgA new chapter for London Irish as they play their first match today at the Brentford Community Stadium. See if they can mark it in suitable style against the visiting Tigers Clawed down: Leicester beat London Irish 13-7 when the sides last met, at Welford Road in August (Getty) VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address, so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and recommend ExpressVPN. It’s easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNLondon Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch from the UKLondon Irish v Leicester, which kicks off at 4.15pm today, will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when London Irish v Leicester takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.London Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch London Irish v Leicester (kick-off 5.15pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.London Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.London Irish v Leicester will kick off at 11am EST and 8am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.London Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to London Irish v Leicester from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5.15am on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerLondon Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so London Irish v Leicester kicks off at 6.15pm on SuperSport Variety 1 and Grandstand.There are various DStv packages giving access to SuperSport. They range from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Leicester welcome Matt Scott, Jordan Taufua and Nephi Leatigaga back to the match-day squad. Scotland centre Scott returns to the back-line as one of three changes to the starting line-up. Ryan Bower and Cyle Brink, a South African, join the pack after starting among the replacements a week ago. It will be back-row Brink’s first start for Tigers.Head coach Steve Borthwick said: “London Irish are a good side with a very experienced coaching team and they’ll want to start well in their new stadium. We take our lessons from every game and our focus is on what we need to do to improve each week.”Leicester have lost only one of their past eight fixtures with Irish – by 36-11 a year ago in Reading – and edged a low-calibre contest 13-7 when the clubs last met in August. You can remind yourself of what happened that day here.London Irish: Tom Homer; Ben Loader, Curtis Rona, Billy Meakes, Ollie Hassell-Collins; Paddy Jackson, Ben Meehan; Allan Dell, Agustin Creevy, Sekope Kepu, George Nott, Andrei Mahu, Seán O’Brien, Blair Cowan, Matt Rogerson (capt).Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Harry Elrington, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Chunya Munga, 20 Steve Mafi, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Theo Brophy Clews, 23 Tom Parton.Leicester: Freddie Steward; Kobus van Wyk, Jaco Taute, Matt Scott, Harry Potter; Zack Henry, Richard Wigglesworth; Ryan Bower, Tom Youngs (capt), Dan Cole, Harry Wells, Calum Green, Hanro Liebenberg, Cyle Brink, Jasper Wiese.Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Nephi Leatigaga, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Tommy Reffell, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Ben White, 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 23 Guy Porter.In the thick of it: Tigers locks Calum Green and Harry Wells in a maul against Gloucester (Getty Images)Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for London Irish v Leicester wherever you are…How to watch London Irish v Leicester from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like London Irish v Leicester, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS London Irish v Leicester live stream: How to watch the Premiership match“A momentous day” for London Irish, in the words of their director of rugby Declan Kidney, as the club play their first match at a new home after 20 years as tenants at Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium. The Brentford Community Stadium becomes the 39th venue to host a Gallagher Premiership fixture (kick-off 4.15pm).Leicester get the honour of participating in Irish’s big day, a match that brings together the two lowliest sides of last season’s Premiership – if you take Saracens, with their huge points deduction, out of the equation.Irish, in fact, have won just once in the past 12 rounds – 22-19 at Exeter on 30 September. They lost narrowly at Worcester in last weekend’s opening round of the 2020-21 season.Leicester, who parted company with DoR Geordan Murphy a fortnight ago, thumped Gloucester 38-15 in round one but have not won successive Premiership matches since October 2018. Their most recent away win in any competition was at Calvisano in the European Challenge Cup last December.No 8 Matt Rogerson captains Irish today as they begin a new chapter in their history. The front row of Allan Dell, Agustín Creevy and Sekope Kepu will be under pressure to put right the scrummaging problems that undermined Irish’s performance at Sixways.New opportunity: Wallaby prop Sekope Kepu, in action v Bristol last month, starts this afternoon (Getty)On the bench, there is a welcome return from injury for Steve Mafi, who hasn’t featured for the Exiles since before the 2019/20 season restart.“Sunday is a momentous day for the club. The squad, the staff and the coaches are all delighted and proud to be involved in this stadium move,” said Kidney.“We are a club with a 122-year history, so to be a part of the move is a real honour. It is now up to us to put in a performance on the pitch to remember the occasion by.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Calum Clark banned for 32 weeks for breaking another player’s arm

first_imgFriday Mar 30, 2012 Calum Clark banned for 32 weeks for breaking another player’s arm Last night the ruling in the Calum Clark hearing made, with the Northampton Saints loose forward being suspended from the game for 32 weeks. He will only play again in November. Below is a short report with a reverse angle of the incident. The 22 year old flanker was cited for his seemingly unprovoked attack on Leicester Tigers’ Rob Hawkins, which left the hooker with a broken arm after his elbow was hyperextended.Hawkins had surgery earlier this week and will be out of rugby for the rest of the season. At one stage it appeared as though he might have been out of a contract as he was playing for a renewal, but Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has stepped out and said that they’ll take care of him.Clark pleaded guilty to hyperextending Hawkins’ right arm, and to committing ‘an act contrary to good sportsmanship’. As expected, he received a fairly heavy ban, although it appears that in many circles the opinion is that a heftier punishment wouldn’t have gone amiss.He will be out of rugby until 1 November though, and will also have to pay hearing costs of £500. He has the right to appeal and Northampton Saints are backing their player, reportedly saying they are disappointed with the severity of the ruling.“The disciplinary panel found that Calum Clark had not intended to injure Rob Hawkins in the course of moving his arm. Accordingly, the unfortunate injury suffered by Rob Hawkins was unintentional.“In the light of that finding of the disciplinary panel, Northampton Saints is bound to express concern and disappointment at the imposition of such a long suspension, even after significant mitigation in recognition in what was accepted to be Calum Clark’s genuine remorse,” they said.The RFU have published a full report from the hearing, which you can view here.The incident was featured when he was first cited so you can watch the full clip here, but below is a quick news report from this morning, which features a reverse angle of what happened. Video: Sky NewsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Farm Bill Will Move Into January

first_img Facebook Twitter Farm Bill Will Move Into January Lucas says a broad framework of the bill could be hammered out this month – but the conference committee isn’t quite there yet. He says it’s impossible to have a bill passed in the next 10 days – but it is possible to have a set of principles laid out and a text lawyers could work on with economists to complete so the final bill could be finished in January.American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says it’s time once and for all to unify behind a farm bill that works for all of American agriculture. Stallman says the nation can’t afford to do otherwise. The best way to do that – he says – is to trust those who have brought the process this far. He says AFBF strongly supports the ag leaders and believes through the leadership of Chairman Lucas, Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Peterson and Ranking Member Cochran – a farm bill will get done. Stallman says it’s time to let the leaders lead and move forward on a farm bill. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 4, 2013 John BoehnerOn Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner made a statement blaming Senate Democrats for slowness in completing a farm bill. In response – Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow says Republicans and Demorats have worked together for two years in a row in the Senate to pass a bipartisan farm bill. Stabenow says ag leaders continue to work together – and everyone needs to rise above partisan politics if bipartisan progress is to continue. During a teleconference with Ducks Unlimited on Tuesday – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the uncertainty of not having a farm bill for this length of time is having an impact. With time running out this year – House Ag Committee Chair Frank Lucas says the farm bill may not be ready for a vote before the end of the year – according to Reuters.center_img Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Will Move Into January SHARE SHARE Previous articleEllspermann taps McKinney as ISDA DirectorNext articleThe Truth About Hormones in Beef Gary Truittlast_img read more

Opposition legislators refer security law to Constitutional Council

first_img to go further Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News FranceEurope – Central Asia The Socialist and Communist groups in the National Assembly and Senate yesterday challenged the constitutionality of a new domestic security law known as LOPPSI 2 by referring it to the Constitutional Council.The two groups maintain that article 4, under which online content could be filtered, “does not provide sufficient guarantees against the possibility of arbitrary violations of freedom of expression.”Reporters Without Borders shares their concern. Deputies and senators focussed above all on the security aspects when they discussed the law. The council should heed the free speech aspects when they consider the appeal.La Quadrature du Net, which defends online free expression, has sent a memo on the subject to the council, which has a month to reach its decision.—————————————————————————————–French parliament definitely adopted LOPPSI 209.02.2011French parliament adopted the security law LOPPSI 2 on February 8, 2011, by 171 votes to 151.—————————————————————————————–Bill that would threaten online freedom continues its way through parliament13.01.2011Reporters Without Borders is worried that the French government and parliament seem deaf to the concerns being voiced by civil society about a proposed domestic security law known as LOPPSI 2 and the threat it poses to online freedom of expression.“Despite all the criticism from free speech groups and certain legislators and despite reports showing that Internet filtering systems are ineffective, this bill is advancing steadily without the major changes that are needed to protect online freedoms,” Reporters Without Borders said.With LOPPSI 2 due to come before the senate for its second reading on or soon after 18 January, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the elimination of article 4, under which the authorities would be empowered to filter and block pornographic and paedophile content without referring to a court. Ange Bleu, a French NGO that combats paedophilia, has itself said that LOPPSI 2 is using the protection of children “as a Trojan horse for generalized online filtering” and has described the proposed law as “ineffective,” “counter-productive” and “dangerous”.Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about two other articles in the bill. There are no guarantees for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources in article 23, which would allow the police to use remotely-introduced spyware under an investigating judge’s supervision to obtain information from computers without the knowledge of those targeted.And article 2, making identify theft punishable by imprisonment or a fine, poses a threat to the widespread use of pseudonyms and to the creation of profiles aimed at caricaturing or satirising well-known people (read more).Adoption of this law would constitute a serious violation of the constitution, article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and French jurisprudence. In its June 2009 ruling on the Internet law known as Hadopi 1, the Constitutional Council said limiting Internet access restricts freedom of expression and therefore needs to be authorized by a judge.Reporters Without Borders welcomes Socialist Party deputy Patrick Bloche’s announcement that he will refer LOPPSI 2 to the Constitutional Council. FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information February 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition legislators refer security law to Constitutional Council June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img June 4, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts Follow the news on France Organisation News News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Throat slasher set free

first_imgSurgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleAnti Austerity Alliance get no change from €400 pocket money in LimerickNext articleRubberbandits support anti-water charges protest in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK drug addict who slashed his drinking companion’s throat has avoided a jail sentence after a judge ordered him off alcohol and drugs.At Limerick Circuit Court this week, Eoin Cleary (34) of 20 Rathbane Road pleaded guilty assault causing harm to Dean Culhane on July 13, 2011.Cleary was among a group of people drinking at a house on Sean Heuston Place when a dispute arose. He left the group he was with and went downstairs where he armed himself with a knife, claiming he was going to “get rid of Dean Culhane in two minutes”.A witness described how Cleary lifted Mr Culhane’s head and drew the knife across his throat, “slicing his neck open”.Cleary told Gardaí that he was “egged on” to carry out the attack but he later admitted the the offence.Before imposing sentence, Judge Carroll Moran said Cleary was going to have to stay off illicit drugs which prosecuting counsel John O’Sullivan said was “impossible to police”.Called to the witness box, Cleary gave an undertaking to stay away from drugs and said he understood this would mean a “very rigorous examination of urine tests”.Judge Moran said it was difficult to imagine anything worse than “slitting someone’s throat with a knife”. Although the injured party made a full recovery, he was taking account of medical evidence that there was a significant risk of serious harm to the victim.Imposing a three year prison sentence, Judge Moran suspended it for five years on condition Cleary completely abstains from drugs during that period. He also ordered him to submit to any tests “urine or otherwise” as directed by the probation services. NewsCrime & CourtThroat slasher set freeBy Staff Reporter – November 27, 2014 1721 TAGSfeatured Twitter Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

Poots urged to reach a detox service agreement with Whiteoaks

first_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Poots urged to reach a detox service agreement with Whiteoaks LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – September 9, 2014 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+center_img News Previous articleUlster’s Henderson major doubt for November gamesNext articleMcEntee & O’Neill to meet Down board News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH The North’s health minister says he’ll engage in discussions on funding the Whiteoaks addiction treatment centre in Donegal.Speaking after raising the issue in the Assembly, Foyle MLA Maeve Mc Laughlin said given the ongoing debate on the need for a detox facility in the north west, it is unacceptable that there is a purpose-built facility so close to Derry which is not operational at present.This, she says, is because while there is an agreement in place with the health authorities in the Republic, no such agreement is in place with the health authorities in the North.Maeve Mc Laughlin says this is an issue which must be addressed……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/maevewhiteoaks.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week last_img read more

Low Testing Of Covid19 Is Like Inviting Trojan Horse Into Citadel: Telangana HC Slams Govt For Abysmal Testing & Vague Reports

first_imgTop StoriesLow Testing Of Covid19 Is Like Inviting Trojan Horse Into Citadel: Telangana HC Slams Govt For Abysmal Testing & Vague Reports Sanya Talwar27 May 2020 11:57 PMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court on Tuesday pulled up the State Government for the abysmally low testing rate of the deadly Coronavirus infection in the state of Telangana.A bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Vijaysen Reddy directed the State Government to continually test people for covid19 and increase the number of tests throughout the state as far as practicable.”To…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?LoginThe Telangana High Court on Tuesday pulled up the State Government for the abysmally low testing rate of the deadly Coronavirus infection in the state of Telangana.A bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Vijaysen Reddy directed the State Government to continually test people for covid19 and increase the number of tests throughout the state as far as practicable.”To ignore the presence of coronavirus by not testing large number of population is inviting the Trojan Horse into our citadel. Therefore, this court directs the state to not only continue to test but to increase the number of tests throughout the state as far as practicable and as far as financially feasible”The Court passed the detailed order while hearing a batch of 5 connected PIL’s, filed for purposes of challenging the inaction of the State Government in terms of COVID19 testing in the state and towards plight of migrant workers.Bench pointed out that the numbers of Coronavirus positive patients were less in the State only because of low testing rates. In this backdrop, the bench questioned the inadequate testing numbers, even though the Centre had insisted the State & its concerned authorities to conduct more tests multiple times.Stating that the state cannot hide behind the “big leaf of financial constraints”, the court noted that it  “expects the Government to rise to the occasion and carry out its constitutional duty to tackle the menace of COVID19 to the best of its ability”Further, the court directed the State Government to provide comprehensive data viz. testings for coronavirus performed within the state and number of people quarantined in the State from March 11 to May 25, 2020.The court also directed the Government regarding information of methods used at railway stations where trains are coming in from across the country with migrant workers.”This court would like to know the number of those persons who are or were in contact with a confirmed case whether such persons were once between fifth and tenth of coming into contact as prescribed by guidelines dated 18.05.2020 or not? The Government is also directed to inform this Court with regard to the number of migrant workers who have entered the state so far and whether they have been tested while entering the state?”Court noted that the affidavit was vague and contradictory in respect of data on record pertaining to testings being carried out by the State in the population as well as comprehensive testings done and quarantine measures taken for migrant workers.”The affidavit is absolutely silent as to the total number of migrants who have been screened at the state borders so far. It is silent as to the period for which the asymptomatic patients have been home quarantined. It is silent about he 118 migrants who were found positive for covid19 with regard to their quarantine, treatment and cure.”Additionally, bench directed the State Government to also bring on record a detailed status report encompassing the stock as well as distribution of PPE kits that have been distributed till date.The State Government on May 26 had brought on record a counter affidavit after the Court had directed the State Government to file an updated status report encompassing the strategy for purposes of conducting Coronavirus tests on dead bodies on May 14. Court had slammed the Government for filing a “vague” and “incomplete” report.Notably, this order was passed after a previous May 12 order directing the same.Taking note of the status report filed by the State Government, Bench observed that the report was vague and lacked comprehensive data to ascertain the action being taken by the State Government during the subsisting Coronavirus pandemic. While highlighting that other states such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu were doing testings in large number, Court observed that the State of Telangana must also conduct large scale testing of COVID19 including tests on dead bodies as well as their primary and secondary contacts. Other issues highlighted in the PILs included challenge of inaction by concerned authorities for conducting Covid19 tests on dead bodies as well notifying specified Covid19 bedded hospitals other than, in the area of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), filed on behalf of Prof. P.L. Vishweswar Rao (Petitioner’s Counsel, Advocate Chikkudu Prabhakar)On May 14, Petitioner’s counsel, Advocate Chikkudu Prabhakar pointed out the outright lack of strategy viz. conducting Covid19 tests on dead bodies without paying head to the ICMR notifications of March 24 & April 13 in the said status report.Prabhakar further informed the court that it is requisite upon the government to have a person tested, traced, isolated or treated for the disease as per guidelines of the WHO.While highlighting the innate need to test people who have died for Covid19 samples, Advocate Prabhakar further presented before the court the recent cases of doctors in Nellore and Kurnool of Andhra Pradesh, who were tested positive after their death. Accordingly, while emphasising on the need for strategising dead-body samples, he also pointed out the lack of Covid19 testing in Italy & USA which led to a surge in Covid19 positive cases and deaths.The court, while adjourning the matter to May 26 as the next date of hearing, had directed the state to strictly comply with the guidelines issued by the WHO and ICMR to conduct Covid19 sampling on dead bodies.The PIL filed by Professor Vishweshwar Rao inter alia has averred that inaction of part of the Government authorities circumvents the Constitutional guarantee of Right To Life as non-testing of dead bodies for COVID19 defeats the inundated and ongoing process of contact-tracing.Furthermore, the plea stated that this inaction of providing “trained staff, medical equipments and medicines as illegal arbitrary, discriminatory, unreasonable, unfair, unjust, unlawful, unconstitutional, whimsical, perverse, mockery, inhumane, bad in law, rid with ulterior motive and against Article 14, 19 & 21.”Click Here To Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

No Room For Any Laches Or Laxity While Investigating Heinous Crime Against Women & Children: Jharkhand HC Reprimands Police For Shoddy Investigation [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNo Room For Any Laches Or Laxity While Investigating Heinous Crime Against Women & Children: Jharkhand HC Reprimands Police For Shoddy Investigation [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay15 Oct 2020 1:16 AMShare This – xThe Jharkhand High Court on Monday (12th October) reprimanded the state police for its shoddy investigation in a case where a lady along with her three minor children died because of extensive burn injuries and the allegation is against in-laws, of burning her along with her minor children.It was submitted before the Court that the police is taking all efforts to sabotage the investigation…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?LoginThe Jharkhand High Court on Monday (12th October) reprimanded the state police for its shoddy investigation in a case where a lady along with her three minor children died because of extensive burn injuries and the allegation is against in-laws, of burning her along with her minor children.It was submitted before the Court that the police is taking all efforts to sabotage the investigation and are also taking all efforts to help the accused persons so that they can escape from the clutches law.To this, the Bench of Justice Ananda Sen observed,”The allegation of sabotaging an investigation and helping accused persons is a very serious allegation.”The Bench further observed,”The police, who are investigating a heinous offence, like the one, which is in hand, has to act professionally with utmost sense of responsibility while investigating the offence. There is no room for any laches or laxity while investigating a heinous crime against women and children, nor any laches can be tolerated. The margin of error is zero.”Facts of the caseA case was instituted upon a first information report lodged by this petitioner. The FIR was lodged under Sections 302, 120B & 34 of the Indian Penal Code.This is a case where the daughter of this petitioner along with her three minor children died of severe burn injuries. In the FIR, the informant stated that the daughter of the informant was married six years ago.On 09.06.2020, in the morning, the informant received the information that his daughter along with her three minor children is burnt and are undergoing treatment at Referral Hospital, Rajdhanwar.He stated in the FIR that in the presence of Doctor and Police personnel, his daughter told him that her husband Rajendra Kumar Yadav and five other named persons burnt her and her children.In this writ application, the petitioner prayed to take appropriate legal action against the named accused persons, on the ground that no action had been taken against them and they are roaming free and they are also giving continuous threat to the petitioner not to pursue this case.The Petitioner also prayed that a direction be given to initiate a departmental action against the Investigating Officer and other police officials, who have acted to defeat the purpose of law in helping the accused persons.Court’s ObservationsFrom the argument of the petitioner and the statements, which were made in the petition, the Court found that serious allegation had been levelled against the Investigating Officer and the police officials.While observing the Case diary, the Court was shocked to see the manner in which the investigation of this sensitive and heinous crime had preceded. The Court noted that not only the investigation, but also the supervision had not been done professionally or seriously.In this context, the Court observed,”To my utter surprise, I do not find any statement of the Doctor or the Nurses in the case diary. The fact whether there was any doctor or nurse present has also not been mentioned in the case diary. Investigation is silent on this point. Neither there is anything on the record to suggest that no statement was given by the daughter of the informant before any Doctor or Nurse. No investigation has been done on this aspect.”Further the Court said,”This theory or the fact (that the Deceased had some relationship with one Gopal Yadav, S/o Late Kartik Mahto and the deceased used to remain in contact with him) which the Supervising Officer has noted down (in the case diary), is not backed by any material. In the entire case diary, which has been produced before this Court, I found no statement of any of the witnesses, who has stated the aforesaid fact. This Court failed to understand as to how and from where the Supervising Officer gathered this fact.”The Court was also surprised as to why the transcription of the video recorded dying declaration did not find place in the entire case diary. Even the gist of what has been said was also mentioned in the entire case diary.”Is the Investigating Officer or the Supervising Authority trying to hide something?”, the Court noted.Further, the Court remarked,”I find that without there being any material, the Supervising Authority propounded a new theory that this incident can be a case of suicide also. What is the basis of propounding the said theory by the Supervising Authority is also unknown. The case diary suggests nothing which can give rise to the aforesaid suspicion.”Court’s Observations regarding the role of the Supervising AuthorityPrima facie, the Court observed that neither the Investigating Officer nor the Supervising Authority performed their duties and that if this be the style of the investigation, the prosecution cannot succeed finally during trial.The Court took judicial notice of the fact that on 08.10.2020 in W.P. (Cr.) No. 127 of 2020, the Court in an investigation, which had also arisen out of an occurrence in the District of Giridih, had deprecated the manner in which the investigation and supervision was been done.Today, in this case, when the Court put a question to the Superintendent of Police, Giridih, whether the Supervising Authority is the same officer, he, after going through the records, submitted that the Supervising Authority of that particular case, which was dealt with by this Court in W.P. (Cr.) No. 127 of 2020, is the same.In that case also there was an allegation that the Authorities were helping the accused persons. Thus, the Court observed that in two successive cases prima-facie the conduct of the same Supervising Authority, who is SDPO, Khori Mahua, has come under the cloud, which needs investigation by the higher authority.Court’s Directions to the DGPOn Court’s direction, the Director General of Police, Jharkhand appeared before the Court and after assessing the entire matter and considering the way the Supervising Authority and the Investigating Officer had investigated the case, he submitted before the Court that he will hand over the investigation of this case to the CID.He also submitted that he will set up an inquiry against the Investigating Officer and the Supervising Authority, and in the meantime he will take steps so that those police personnel will not be in a position to interfere or participate in investigation.Considering the fair submission of the Director General of Police and the material, which surfaced in this case, the Court directed the Director General of Police, to immediately transfer the investigation of this case to CID.It was further directed that he should set up an independent inquiry on the role of the Investigating Officer and the Supervising Authority and proceed accordingly, if there are materials to proceed against them.It was made clear that steps should be taken by the Director General of Police, Jharkhand to ensure that the Supervising Authority or the Investigating Officer no way remain connected with this investigation and further if possible till the investigation is concluded against them, they should not be entrusted with any investigation or supervision of any criminal investigation.With the aforesaid observations and directions, this writ application stood disposed of.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more