38.6c New Delhi, India, Saturday, April 20, 2024
Judiciary

Supreme Court Appoints All Women Ex-HC Judges Panel for Humanitarian Relief in Manipur Amidst Violence [ Watch Court Proceedings]

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      08 August, 2023 01:07 AM      0 Comments

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to set up a team of retired High Court judges namely Justices Geeta Mittal, Shalini P Joshi and Asha Menon to consider diverse aspects of humanitarian nature, including measures for relief, rehabilitation, rebuilding homes and places of worship in the violence-hit Manipur.

The top court also indicated to appoint ex-Maharashtra DGP Dattatrey Padsalgikar to oversee police probes.

A bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra proposed including five or six deputy SP rank officers from different States in the CBI probe team for investigating about 11 cases of rape and sexual assault cases, including parading of two women naked on May 4, 2023.

The bench indicated the broad contours and outlines of the order proposed to be passed by Monday evening, after hearing Attorney General R Venkatramani for the Centre and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for the Manipur government and other counsel.

Manipur DGP Rajiv Singh was present in the hearing before the court to answer queries on violence in the state and measures taken so far, besides bifurcation of cases for the purposes of effective investigation.

The bench clarified that the court will not supplant the CBI since it is probing the investigating the FIRs transferred to it by the state government.

The Manipur government said it would constitute six SITs comprising senior police officials for six districts to probe offences caused after the ethnic clashes between Kuki and Meiteis.

The court ordered that for each SIT, there would be a inspector level police officer, brought from outside the state.

"But to ensure faith in rule of law," the bench said it is proposing to direct that there shall be five or six officers of rank at least Dy SP who will be brought into CBI from various states, and these officers to be brought on deputation to the CBI to oversee the investigation into these FIRs.

Justice Mittal is former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, and Justice Joshi, a former Bombay High Court judge and Justice Menon, a former Delhi High Court judge.

On August 1, the Supreme Court had sought personal presence of state police chief on Monday to provide details of actions taken in over 6,000 FIRs lodged in the state.

The court said if law and order machinery is unable to protect the people what are they left with, and where they would go

It found the investigation as "tardy and lethargic" and lapse between occurence of the offences and recoding of the statements of the victims.

A status report filed by the state government stated that150 deaths have occurred in the violence-hit state, which included 59 deaths between May 3 and May 5. It said 28 persons lost their lives between May 27 and May 29, while there were over 5000 cases of arson, and 502 people were injured in the violence.



Share this article:

About:

Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more

Follow:
TwitterLinkedinInstagram


Leave a feedback about this
Related Posts
View All

Ayodhya verdict: SC rules in favour of Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board gets alternate land Ayodhya verdict: SC rules in favour of Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board gets alternate land

SC bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has allotted the dispute site to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, while directing the government to allot an alternate 5 acre land within Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque.

Himachal Pradesh High Court Grant Bail to a Man Accused of Committing Unnatural Acts with Cow, Said that there is no Criminal History Depicting Pervert Mind [READ ORDER] Himachal Pradesh High Court Grant Bail to a Man Accused of Committing Unnatural Acts with Cow, Said that there is no Criminal History Depicting Pervert Mind [READ ORDER]

without commenting on the merits of the case at this stage of investigation and the period of detention he faced in jail, the Court after analyzing all things allowed bail to the accused person ( Jai Ram). Himachal Pradesh High Court, Grant Bail, Justice Anup Chitrakara

How the Waqf Board has the third largest ownership of land after the Indian Railways and the Defense Dept.? How the Waqf Board has the third largest ownership of land after the Indian Railways and the Defense Dept.?

SHO Bhardwaj was quick to defend the Maulvi in questioning regarding the Mazar but harassed the reported who sought truth. Why did the SHO have to harass a Media reporter when he was doing his job? Who benefits from this? Why is there a Mazar on a flyover? Why is a Minority Welfare development Board in control of so much property? || #Mazar #SHOBhardwaj #Mazar #Mosque #WaqfBoard #Islam #News #Waqf #RemoveSHOBharadwaj

Does the Waqf board hold any relevance in the secular India of today? Does the Waqf board hold any relevance in the secular India of today?

Towards the end of the clip, Advocate Jain can be seen questioning the leaders of our land, the Central Government, and the parliament to look into the above and review such biased provisions for the greater good of all.  In the end, we are made to question if India is a secular country in the true sense of the term, after all! Wakf board land scam, Central Waqf Board, secular India article

TRENDING NEWS

kejriwal-eating-mangoes-sweets-and-having-tea-with-sugar-ed-tells-court
Trending Judiciary
Kejriwal eating mangoes, sweets and having tea with sugar, ED tells court

Enforcement Directorate alleges Delhi CM Kejriwal consumed mangoes, sweets, and tea with sugar in jail, raising doubts on his diabetes claim for bail plea.

19 April, 2024 11:01 AM
sc-to-consider-forming-guidelines-on-trial-for-deaf-dumb-people
Trending Judiciary
SC to consider forming guidelines on trial for deaf-dumb people [Read Order]

Supreme Court to consider guidelines for trials of deaf-dumb individuals, addressing fairness in cases like rape. Notice issued to Union and Chhattisgarh govt.

19 April, 2024 11:50 AM

TOP STORIES

need-to-safeguard-judiciary-from-unwarranted-pressures-21-ex-judges-write-letter-to-cji
Trending Legal Insiders
Need to safeguard judiciary from unwarranted pressures: 21 ex-judges write letter to CJI

21 ex-judges write to CJI Chandrachud urging protection of judiciary from pressures undermining its integrity and autonomy.

15 April, 2024 12:17 PM
sc-notice-to-ed-declines-early-date-on-plea-by-delhi-cm-arvind-kejriwal-against-arrest
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to ED; declines early date on plea by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal against arrest

SC issues notice to ED, declines early hearing on Delhi CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest in liquor scam.

15 April, 2024 03:08 PM
call-for-chapters-gender-based-violence-and-religion
Trending Law School
Call For Chapters: Gender-Based Violence and Religion

Calling For Book Chapters: As an editor, Dr. Amit Anand, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru, is inviting people to contribute to a book, entitled "Gender-Based Violence and Religion." This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

15 April, 2024 04:21 PM
cannot-stop-any-public-rally-bombay-hc-says-on-allegation-that-ram-navami-processions-deliberately-pass-through-muslim-majority-areas
Trending Top Stories
Cannot stop any public rally, Bombay HC on allegation that Ram Navami processions deliberately pass through Muslim-majority areas

The Bombay High Court calls upon the Maharashtra Police to ensure that no law and order issues occur during a Ram Navami rally in a Muslim-majority area in Mumbai.

15 April, 2024 06:36 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email