After the news was flashed, the Jharkhand High Court took suo-motu cognisance into the matter and directed District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to take required action.
The so-called test is based on the incorrect assumption that a sexually active woman cannot be raped. Nothing could be further from the truth – a woman’s sexual history is wholly immaterial.
The high court in its orders dated March 4 and 5, 2021, had directed the husband to deposit a demand draft of Rs 10 lakh as ad-interim victim compensation in favour of his wife.
The court also issued notices to Deoghar Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri, airport security in-charge Suman Anand and the officer in charge of Kunda Police Station.
It will serve demolition notices to the owners of nine high-rise buildings around the airport, making them respondents, and submit a report in this regard.
In the course of proceedings, the bench was informed that WhatsApp chats have been gathered from the accused persons which indicates the involvement of more people in the conspiracy behind the death.
Kumar is currently lodged at Alipur Jail in Bengal after being arrested by Kolkata police.
Singhal has been in custody since May 11 after raids were conducted in properties owned by the former Jharkhand Mines Department Secretary.
Allegedly, Kumar had filed a PIL in Ranchi High Court against a Kolkata-based businessman and was asking Rs 10 crore to withdraw the PIL.
The court also wondered why the CCTV footage is not being verified and the investigation was handed over to the CID and SSP was removed.
Soren has moved the apex court against an order of the high court which had accepted maintainability of PIL in connection with shell companies allegedly related to Hemant Soren and his associates.
A bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad observed the state government did not appear serious as it had done nothing to expedite the probe, except changing the SSP.
Amid claims and counterclaims by the ruling JMM and opposition BJP about large-scale defection of legislators, political uncertainty is looming over Jharkhand.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said it finds no reason to interfere with the impugned order passed by the High Court granting bail to the accused.
“The Court has directed the State Government to do the security audit of all the courts on which we said that it will be done within a month,” said Additional Advocate General Sachin Kumar.
“Why is the state government adamant on making only a particular advocate appear on behalf of it, given the fact that it has a battery of advocates,” the Court observed.
Two people were killed and two dozen critically injured in violent protests in the state capital on June 10.
The IA was filed by Advocate General Rajeev Ranjan on Wednesday, seeking adjournment on hearing of the PIL against Soren.
The 73-year-old Prasad on April 22 was granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in the Doranda Treasury Case involving embezzlement of over Rs 139 crore.
“The Court said that since the order is quite lengthy, it will be uploaded on the site of Jharkhand High Court in the next 2-3 days,” said Kumar.