Police Attack On Bihar District Judge: Lawyer Files PIL In Supreme Court Seeking Court Monitored Inquiry

first_imgTop StoriesPolice Attack On Bihar District Judge: Lawyer Files PIL In Supreme Court Seeking Court Monitored Inquiry LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Nov 2020 9:26 PMShare This – xIn the wake of the reports about a policeman attacking a District Judge in Bihar, a lawyer has filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored inquiry into the incident and measures to ensure the protection of judicial officers.The petition filed by Advocate Vishal Tiwari refers to newspaper reports about the District Judge of Aurangabad being…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?LoginIn the wake of the reports about a policeman attacking a District Judge in Bihar, a lawyer has filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored inquiry into the incident and measures to ensure the protection of judicial officers.The petition filed by Advocate Vishal Tiwari refers to newspaper reports about the District Judge of Aurangabad being chased, abused, threatened, and assaulted by a police sub-inspector on October 21 while he was on his evening walk.Following the incident, ‘The Association for Judges’ has addressed a letter to the Supreme Court of India and the Patna High Court, seeking strict action against the erring police officer.In his PIL, Advocate Tiwari states that no FIR has been registered with respect to the incident and no protection has been given to the judge.The lawyer asserts that the attack on a judge is a blot on the entire judiciary and legal fraternity, and if left unpunished, it will lower the public confidence in the efficacy of the criminal justice system.”Attack and assault upon the judges and magistrates by police not only lowers the dignity of judiciary but it also leaves the impression in the minds of public that when the judicial officers are not safe from police atrocities than what safety public will aspect”, the PIL readsMr. Tiwari points out that when a similar incident of a police attack on a Chief Judicial Magistrate happened in Gujarat in 1989, the Supreme Court had taken cognizance of it under criminal contempt and punished the concerned officials in the case DELHI JUDICIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION TIS HAZARI COURT, DELHI Vs. STATE OF GUJARAT AND ORS. ETC.AIR 1991 2176.He prays for a similar response over the Aurangabad incident, which is stated to be on account of the policeman’s personal grudge against the judge.The petition seeks a direction to register FIR in the matter against the erring/identified police officials under section 307, 364 Read with 511, 365 Read with 511 of Indian penal Code and other relevant provisions and set up a two-member inquiry commission consisting of sitting High Court judges to inquire into the incident and to submit a report before the Supreme Court.The petition further seeks initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against the erring police officer and also against the Director General of Police of Bihar for his alleged inaction.Next Storylast_img read more

Phil Lesh Announces Mardi Gras Celebration For Tomorrow Night

first_imgThis afternoon, Terrapin Crossroads announced via Facebook a surprise performance by Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band tomorrow evening at Lesh’s legendary venue. The line-up they’ve gathered for this show is awesome, and the night is likely to be a perfect way for those around San Rafael, California, to celebrate Mardi Gras in style. With Phil Lesh back from his recent stint in Hawaii, the Terrapin Family Band will also include Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Jason Crosby in addition to the Terrapin Horns, featuring Michael Mark Bello, Dave Scott, and Elizabeth Larson. Tickets for tomorrow night’s performance are available here for $15.[Cover photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography]last_img read more

Brazilian Marine Corps Commandant Visit Boosts Cooperation with U.S.

first_img Winning the seat of host for the Summer Olympics in 2016, meant not only that it was the first time that a South American nation was chosen for this post, but also that the South American giant has a huge responsibility in the next four years. After all, in its preparations to also host the World Cup in 2014, millions of people from around the world will flock to the Samba nation to witness these events and their security will be heavily scrutinized. Aware of this, Brazil’s current government put forth a national defense strategy to modernize and expand its forces, as it is expected that the Brazilian Armed Forces will play a vital role during the country’s preparation to host the events. In order to forge stronger partnerships with a longstanding collaborator, Brazil and the United States have been looking to strengthen their partnerships with each other in many areas, including equipment, technology and security cooperation. On June 23rd, Admiral Marco Antonio Corrêa Guimarães, Brazilian Marine Corps Commandant, visited the United States for a weeklong journey that included scheduled visits at key locations, such as the U.S. Marine Corps Forces South (MARFORSOUTH) headquarters, within the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida; the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia; the II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), in Quantico, Virginia; and the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters and Marine Barracks, 8th & I, in Washington, D.C. Major General John Croley, Commander of MARFORSOUTH, extended the invitation to Adm. Guimarães to facilitate the visits around the country’s East Coast. Among them, the amphibious vehicle refurbishment and maintenance line in Albany, Georgia, where the admiral was able to see the capabilities of these vehicles. Highlights of this visit included aerial tours of Camp Lejeune aboard the UH-1Y “Venom” and MV-22 “Osprey” aircrafts; in depth discussions of amphibious vehicles maintenance and operations and the hosting of the traditional Sunset Evening Parade at Marine Barracks, 8th & I in Washington, D.C. “Brasil is a strategic partner in the region and the Brazilian Marine Corps has been an important contributor to international security as evidenced by their support for peacekeeping operations in Haiti and Lebanon,” said Maj Gen Croley. This visit strengthened ties between the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and the Brazilian Marine Corps, and supported an expansion of current security cooperation engagements with the South American nation. “The visit represented the will to [continue to] build stronger bonds and military cooperation between Brazil and the United States, to benefit both institutions and their countries, in addition to the withstanding positive relationship between the two already,” said Brazilian Navy Commander Alexandre Silva, who accompanied Adm. Guimarães during his trip. By Dialogo July 26, 2012last_img read more