SRINAGAR, MAY 09: Minister for Horticulture, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today direct the legal counsels, public prosecutors and police officers to present the facts of the criminal cases with due diligence before the courts.
He made these remarks during a high-level meeting called to review the status of criminal cases before different courts.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajay Nanda, Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganie, Principal Secretary Home R K Goyal, DGP Dr S P Vaid, Secretary Law Abdul Majeed Bhat, IGP Kashmir SP Pani, DIG CRK, Director prosecution, officers of Law Department, law officers representing the state in High Court, Public Prosecutors, Chief Prosecuting Officers of Kashmir.
Bukhari directed the concerned to ensure that all the groundwork related to the cases is properly done so that guilty do not go scot free.
Saying that appeals/ revisions should be done within a given period, the Law Minister asked the participants that any reference beyond limitation shall not be entertained unless it is supported by cogent reasons for the delay.
He also asked the prosecution wing of the police department to provide district and year wise details of criminal cases to the department of law at an earliest.
To ensure the appearance of official witnesses in the courts, Bukhari asked the police officials to include personal identification and mobile numbers as part of challan so that there is no difficulty in notifying witnesses about the date of hearing.
The meeting also decided that department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary affairs will provide the necessary staff to the public prosecutors.
The Minister directed the participants to take steps for the vacation of stay where High Court has ordered a stay for investigation/ trial.
He also directed the DGP to prepare a proposal for engaging retired police officers as ‘Pairvi officers’ to follow criminal cases along with criteria for engagement. He was also asked to provide an action taken report regarding their police officials who have failed to perform their duties resulting in failure of criminal cases.
“DGP shall also explore the feasibility of posting investigating officers with a legal background,” Minister said in the meeting.
The meeting also decided that in order to obviate delay in filing appeals/ revisions concerned police stations will directly approach Law Department for necessary action.
Bukhari also directed that all prosecutors shall inform Law department, office of Advocate General and Director General of Police about the details of applications filed against the witnesses who have resiled from their statements recorded under section 164A Code of Criminal procedure within seven days.
Jammu airport to function till 9 PM
Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.
In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.
The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.
Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.
This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.
Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.
Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home
Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.
PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC
Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.