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Attempt to settle rape case with a house and a car as compensation
Report dated 15/06/2011 @ 2:32 AM
The Bombay High Court chastised Mumbai police for trying to settle a rape case by asking the accused to give the victim a house and a car.
The Court was shocked and angered and berated police commissioner Sanjeev Dayal, questioning on what authority the police took it upon themselves to settle a rape dispute, when there is no question of a settlement in a rape complaint.
The judges have now directed the investigating officers to produce various evidence in the maze of sub-cases that surround the core case of rape.
Post video clips on Facebook to fight corruption
Report dated 15/06/2011 @ 2:31 AM
In a laudable initiative to harness social media, Chandigarh Police created a Facebook account to enhance public participation in maintaining law and order, and rein in errant cops.
People are now tagging pictures of cops violating traffic laws, and three personnel have already been identified and penalised.
NGOs and residents of Chandigarh are pleased that they now have a tool to contribute to law management through the Facebook site that is particularly popular among young people.
Women and children form human chain to block land acquisition
Report dated 14/06/2011 @ 2:09 AM
Women and children of east Orissa, formed a human barricade to prevent police and officials from entering villages earmarked for a $12 billion South Korean built steel plant.
The head of the anti-POSCO campaign said the protesters are going to fight to the finish, determined to keep POSCO off their tribal land.
POSCO was given the go ahead by India in May to set up the plant on forest land in the impoverished state. The project is one of India's biggest foreign projects. The deal, first announced in 2005, is being watched as a test case for foreign investors who are eager to enter the growing Asian economy, but are wary of the potential for environmental concerns to derail their plans.
Teenage girl gang raped and murdered inside police station
Report dated 14/06/2011 @ 2:06 AM
A 14 year old girl was found hanging inside the premises of a police station in Lakhimpur (UP).
Police ruled out the possibility the girl was murdered, and said the post mortem found the cause of death was asphyxia as a result of hanging.
An allegation of rape was also rejected and evidence was sent to hospital for testing before a final conclusion is drawn. The victim's mother filed a complaint saying the girl was gang raped and murdered by policemen.
The girl who went missing was allegedly raped and found hanging from a tree inside the police compound. Eleven police officers were suspended.
The Commission decided to depute an investigation team and issued a notice to the DGP of the state, calling for a detailed report on the incident.
Congress calls Baba Ramdev thug
Report dated 14/06/2011 @ 2:04 AM
Congress general secretary B K Hariprasad called Baba Ramdev a fake and asked for an explanation on how he acquired Rs.1000 crore to run his trusts. He also criticised five members of the Lokpal bill joint drafting committee and said some of them also have to explain their sources of income.
The five members of the drafting panel are social activists Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, lawyers Shanti Bhushan and his son Prashant and Karnataka ombudsman N Santosh Hegde, a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
Ramdev broke his fast unto death against corruption on the 9th day (June 12).