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Delhi court pulls up “lazy” CBI for delay in disposal of 37-year-old case, fines agency Rs 10K

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Delhi court pulls up “lazy” CBI for delay in disposal of 37-year-old case, fines agency Rs 10K

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The case, filed in 1981, pertains to theft and attempted smuggling of an antique idol from the Takashakeshwar Mahadev temple in Allahabad

In a stinging indictment of the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) lethargic pace of prosecuting cases, a special court in New Delhi has fined the premier agency’s director of prosecution Rs 10000 for delaying the disposal of a case of theft for nearly four decades. Quoting an Urdu proverb – Muddai Sust, Gawah Chust (the complainant is lazy and the witness is active) – the court reprimanded the CBI for not being “vigilant enough” while disposing off pending cases.

“As is apparent on the face of the record, this is the best case where an old saying ‘Muddai Sust, Gawah Chust’ has come true in all its spirit. The case was filed by the CBI and hence it should have been vigilant enough to see that the old cases are disposed off as early as possible,” special judge Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal said.

The comments came while the special court was adjudicating over a case filed by the CBI sometime in 1981 regarding the theft of an antique idol from the Takashakeshwar Mahadev temple situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Allahabad’s Dariabad locality. The idol was stolen with the alleged purpose of smuggling it out to New York. The case filed by the CBI in the matter has been raging on for nearly 37 years and is currently in the stage of final arguments.

The premier investigation agency came in for the court’s reprimand for transferring the public prosecutor in the case without informing the court or naming another lawyer for representing the case. The court took a dim view of the agency’s failure and imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 on the office of the CBI’s director of prosecution.

According to a report by NDTV, the special court noted that it was aware that it “cannot put its neck” into the administrative affairs of a department as that was the sole prerogative of the agency. However, special judge Aggarwal also pointed out that he wasn’t imposing the cost purely because the CBI chose to transfer its senior public prosecutor but as the agency didn’t bother to inform the court of its decision.

The court sought to know “why steps in anticipation were not taken by the director of prosecution so that no inconvenience is caused to this court for effective disposal of this oldest case and the other old cases in which the hearing was in progress.”

The judge also pointed out to the investigation agency that under directives given by the Supreme Court for effective disposal of cases that had been pending for a period of over 10 years, it had specifically asked the CBI’s previous prosecutor BK Singh to prepare himself for the case. However, Singh was transferred within six months even though he had advanced himself with all the facts and law of the cases pending in the special court while the CBI gave no prior information to the court in this regard, the NDTV report said.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Delhi Metro: Rajiv Chowk’s gate number 4 to remain shut from tomorrow, check alternative gate numbers here

Passengers can use gate number 3 for entry/exit.

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Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has shared an important update for daily metro travellers. As per a tweet shared by DMRC, Rajiv Chowk metro station’s gate number 4 will remain shut from tomorrow.

In a tweet, DMRC said entry/exit gate number 4 at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station will remain closed from January 29, 2023, for civil renovation work and passengers can use gate number 3 for entry/exit.

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Other gate numbers and metro facilities will function normally and no other metro lines will be affected due to the civial renovation work as of now.

The DMRC recently achieved a milestone in the Patna Metro project on Republic Day. As per the tweet by DMRC, the Patna Metro project got its first ever U-Grider between two piers near Bhoothnath Station on the priority corridor.

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PM Modi releases special commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination at NCC rally

Reports said around 196 officers and cadets from 19 foreign countries have been invited to participate in the event in the true spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

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PM Modi at NCC rally in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the annual NCC PM rally at the Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi and released a commemorative specially minted Rs 75 coin denomination.

The Rs 75 crore has been released to mark the 75th successful year of the National Cadet Corps. PM Modi also released a special Day Cover at the event.

The NCC rally will also include a cultural programme on the theme Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Reports said around 196 officers and cadets from 19 foreign countries have been invited to participate in the event in the true spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Earlier, PM Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. The coin was released as an ode to the relations between India and the United Nations agency.

For those unversed, the commemorative coins cannot be issued in general circulation, however, citizens can get them if they want. These coins are released to celebrate special occasions in India and can be issued as a mark of respect for prominent individuals and monuments.

India’s first modern commemorative coin was issued in 1964 that depicted the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to mark his birth anniversary. Indian mints including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Noida have released commemorative coins and these can be issued for general circulation in specially marketed packages.

The lower denomination coins are for general circulation and their metal composition is in line with the regular coins. While the higher denominations are composed of silver and are used for collection purposes only.

To get commemorative coins, people can visit the website of IG Mint Mumbai, IG Mint Hyderabad, and IG Mint Kolkata and place an order. The payment for these coins can be done either by Demand Draft in favour of INDIA GOVERNMENT MINT (UNIT OF SPMCIL) COLLECTION A/C or by Debit/Credit Card (VISA and MasterCard).

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Video of teacher beating up student over formula enrages Twitter users | Watch

Other students in the class can also be seen complacently watching the whole situation unfold as no one bats an eye. Some students can also be smirking at the child as the teacher assaults the student.

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A spine-chilling video has surfaced on the internet where a student is getting brutally beaten and choked, elbowed by his teacher as a way to teach the student about formulas. The video so far has been watched over 36,000 times.

In the video, a teacher can be seen choking out a student of the class in a bid to make him learn about a formula. The video also shows the teacher brutally beating the child with his elbow while repeating the formula of proton.

The video also shows the teacher asking the student to repeat the formula after him while the student is getting choked out. Other students in the class can also be seen complacently watching the whole situation unfold as no one bats an eye. Some students can also be smirking at the child as the teacher assaults the student.

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Twitter reactions

After the video went viral, many users came forward to add their take on the incident as one user wrote and said that it seems like the teacher’s head is not in the right place for him to turn to such measures. The user also said that after the video goes viral, he will lose his mind fully.

One user wrote and said that this is not the way to teach anyone and further said that parents love their children and if they witness such a thing happening they will be shocked. The user also accused the teacher of taking out his frustration on a student.

One user also said and highlighted that other students were just complacently watching and if they wanted, they could have all stood up against the teacher and stopped him from assaulting the student.

One user also shared his account of how he was beaten up like this in his time as well. The user also said that during their time, such practices by the teachers was considered the norm. He further stated that the teacher who used to beat him is now the principal of his ex-school.

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