Kalhiko Pul suicide: The high voltage argument in the Supreme Court

kalhikopulThere was high drama in the court hall of the Supreme Court presided by Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit which was hearing the Kalhiko Pul case. The 60-page suicide note written by Pul, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, made some sensational disclosures. Pul’s wife, Dangwimsai had written to the Chief Justice of India seeking a CBI probe. A bench was constituted to hear the matter.

However her counsel Dushyant Dave made some sensational allegations in the court following which they withdrew the petition. Dave said that since the note makes allegations against the judiciary, it cannot be heard by the SC.

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How Sasikala can pay the Rs 10 crore fine imposed by Supreme Court

sasikalaSasikala Natarajan will have to spent an additional 13 months in jail if she fails to pay the fine of Rs 10 crore imposed on her by the Supreme Court of India which convicted her in the disproportionate assets case.

A circular was issued on Tuesday which directed her to pay the fine failing which she would have to spend 13 months in jail apart from the 3.6 year sentence she is serving since the past week.

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If security is Sasikala’s concern, then a transfer to Tihar will keep her safe

sasijailIt has been a week since AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan was convicted and sent to the Bengaluru central prison after being convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. The media is going to town with stories on what she wears and what she eats and that she is desperately seeking a transfer to a jail in Tamil Nadu.

A prisoner swap programme is available and if both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agree for a transfer. However, with a (Tamil Nadu) government in place that is so ‘friendly’ to her, the chances are remote.

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CJI passes late night order after Kalhiko Pul’s wife demands probe

kalikho-pul1-09-1470723298Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar has passed an order based on a letter addressed by the wife of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister, Kalhiko Pul. The former CM had allegedly committed suicide on August 19 2016.

Dangwimsai Pul wrote to the Chief Justice of India seeking an FIR into the allegations made by her late husband. She had also sought an independent probe.

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TN ministers not allowed to meet Sasikala in jail

sasi-jail1Bengaluru, Feb 21: Three ministers in the newly sworn in government of the Tamil Nadu were not allowed to meet Sasikala Natarajan at the central jail in Bengaluru.

The three ministers D Srivasan, Sengottaiyan and Sellur Raju had travelled from Chennai to meet Sasikala who is lodged in jail after she was convicted in the disproportionate assets case.

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SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into Kalhiko Pul’s suicide note

kalikho-pul1-09-1470723298The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Kalikho Pul’s wife seeking a CBI probe. Dangwimsai Pul, wife of the former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister had sought a CBI probe into the suicide note left behind by her husband. The matter will be take up by the SC on Thursday.

Pul’s wife has demanded that the CBI probe into the suicide note of her husband must be monitored by the CBI. On Tuesday Chief Justice of India, J S Khehar had passed an order based on a letter addressed by Pul’s wife of. The former CM had allegedly committed suicide on August 19, 2016.

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UP elections: Understanding Modi’s kabristan remark

modirallyMonday witnessed a high voltage campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “If you create a kabristan (graveyard) in a village, then a shamshaan (cremation ground) must be created. If you give electricity uninterrupted during Ramzan, then it should be given for Diwali too without a break.

There should be no discrimination, Modi said. What led the prime minister to make such a heavy duty comment? Several pollsters say that the statement indicated a clear shift in the BJP’s strategy. It was aimed at pointing out the pro-minority stand taken by the Samajwadi Party and such a statement will help engineer counter-polarisation, pollsters say.

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TN trust vote: Go to court, governor advises Stalin, OPS

stalingovEven as Governor of Tamil Nadu, Vidyasagar Rao sought for a report on the trust vote held on Saturday, sources say that he is unlikely to interfere. The DMK and the O Panneerselvam group had complained that the rules were not followed during the trust vote.
They sought for an investigation into the matter. However, Rao told the delegation that the trust vote would have been won even if the opposition was present and a secret ballot held. He said that E Palanisamy had the support of 122 MLAs and there was no reason for him to suspect those numbers.

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UP elections: SP confident of 2012 blockbuster performance

kamal akhileshSunday witnessed a 61.16 per cent polling percentage in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017. At the end of polling, all parties expressed confidence of forming the next government in Uttar Pradesh. For the Samajwadi Party this phase was extremely crucial as in 2012 it had put up a blockbuster performance.
In 2012, the SP had won 55 of the 69 seats. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said after casting his vote that the SP government has done adequate work in the state and there is no reason why the voters will not chose the party again.

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UP elections: 116 candidates have criminal record

uppollsIn the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections there are 116 candidates with a criminal record. Out of 680 candidates analyzed, 116 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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