Corruption cases to be fast tracked: Moily
Union minister for Law and Justice Veerapa Moily on Sunday said that a system would be put in place to fast track the corruption cases in the next three months.
"We have written to the chief justices of 21 High Courts seeking details about the number of corruption cases pending in courts under their jurisdiction. We will get all the details within next three months and an order will be passed thereafter to fast track all these cases," said Moily while speaking to media persons at the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) headquarters in Lucknow on Sunday.
Moily said that the corruption cases should be decided within a period of six months to one year. He also gave indications that all the courts dealing with criminal cases would be fast tracked. Moily said no legislation was required to convert the existing courts into fast track courts. "Any cases pending at any court will be fast tracked as no case should exceed three years," said Moily.
Moily said that a sum of Rs 20000 crore had been allocated to build the infrastructure for the judicial system. He said that various judicial reforms were underway. These included the measures to bring about the Right to Justice. Replying to a question about the vacancies in the High Courts Moily said that the process was delayed in view of appointment of the new chief justice. But this would be expedited in the next three to four months, he said.
Moily said that the much awaited Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill to tackle judicial accountability would be brought soon. About the Women Reservation Bill he said that the same had been passed in Rajya Sabha and was pending with the Lok Sabha now. Replying to another question he said that the union minister for finance Pranab Mukerjee had convened a meeting of the leaders of various political parties to discuss the stalemate over the formation of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the 2G scam. He hoped some solution would be found in the meeting to ensure smooth functioning of parliament.
District administration in Jharkhand's Ramgarh was forced to call for an excavator to rescue an elephant that fell into a well. According to Dainik Bhaskar, the incident took place late night on Saturday in Ramgarh's Tandil Bisa village. The elephant, which was a part of a herd, got separated from the group and fell into a well. The report further stated that the herd was being followed by a forest department team.
Delhi Metro services on the busy red line were hit on Monday morning leaving large number of commuters stranded in the early morning hours. “Delay in services is being observed between Inderlok and Pitampura on red line.“ The red line has 29 stations that runs from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal with a total distance of 34.55 km,” DMRC said in a statement. Another commuter, Gaurav Gautam, said the Red Line wasn't working properly.
The Haryana cabinet will on Monday morning take a call on inking a supplementary power purchase agreement with Adani Power Ltd for supply of about 1,200 MW power generated from domestic coal at the agreed tariff of ₹2.94 per unit. Also read: Singers from Haryana join race to counter Moose Wala's SYL song A proposal in this regard will be tabled before the cabinet when it meets at 11am.
The Bharatiya Janata Party wrested Rampur and Azamgarh from the Samajwadi Party in the Lok Sabha bypolls on Sunday. The defeat in the two bastions meant that Akhilesh Yadav's party is now reduced to just three seats in the Lok Sabha. However, the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party might have played a role in the saffron party's win in the two Samajwadi bastions, Hindustan Times' sister publication Live Hindustan reported.
Delhi is likely to see a partly cloudy sky on Monday, with the minimum temperature to stay at 29 degrees Celsius, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature, however, is predicted to reach 40 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature on Sunday was 29 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal, while the maximum temperature was 40.6 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal. The prominent pollutants in Delhi's air were PM2.5 and PM10.