Don’t let crime case affect adoption plea: HC tells CWC
The Bombay high court (HC) recently directed the Children Welfare Committee (CWC) not to be influenced by the criminal case against six couples who are accused of buying six male infants from middle-women, while deciding on their adoption pleas. The couples were booked in July for buying the children over a period of eight years.
A division bench of justices BP Dharmadhikari and SS Jadhav, while hearing the petitions of the six couples, was informed that after being rescued in July, the children were housed in Bal Anand World Children Welfare Trust at Chembur. The petitioners said the children were missing school and should be granted interim custody so that they can attend school. The counsel for CWC, however, submitted that concerns of the petitioners were unfounded as three children had started attending a municipal school near the children’s home. and the other three children were attending the playschool within the premises of the home.
After hearing the submissions, the court refused to grant interim custody of the six children but allowed the petitioners to visit the playschool children between 12-4 pm and the school-going children in the evening. The HC directed the CWC to prepare a social investigative report (SIR) of the prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) and to decide on their adoption pleas within six weeks and submit the decision to the city civil court.
The court also directed the civil court to decide the criminal cases against the PAPs within three months after the submission of the SIR and posted the matter for hearing on January 12.
The Delhi International Airport Limited, the operator at the Indira Gandhi International airport, on Wednesday announced that all private and commercial vehicles that pick passengers from Terminal 3 can now do the same through levels 1 and 2 of the multi-level car parking (MLCP) area. The move is aimed at decongesting Lane 3 and the forecourt area outside the terminal, officials said. After this, applicable parking charges will apply.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has faced criticism from a section of his party leaders over the death of a nine-year-old Dalit student in Jalore apart from opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. The boy died after a teacher allegedly thrashed him for drinking water from a pot meant for upper caste students and teachers. Congress lawmaker Panachand Meghwal sent his resignation to Gehlot on Monday citing rising cases of atrocities against Dalits.
Five members of a family were killed and one was seriously injured in a road accident near Ranjangaon MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) on Pune- Ahmednagar highway near Karegaon, officials said. Police officials said that the accident took place after a container coming from the wrong side rammed into a car, at 1:30 am on Wednesday. All these are residents of Avane Budruk village in Ahmednagar district. Ranjangoan MIDC police are investigating the case.
Bengaluru City Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested as many 13 persons in connection with an illegal gambling ring and seized over Rs 1 lakh from them. The incident occurred within the Kodigehalli police station limits. The identities of the accused have not been revealed but CCB officials said the accused were running 'andar bahar' games in the gambling den. Andhar Bahar is a game of chance played with a standard deck of cards.
The Congress party in Udupi district requested the police and district administration to remove Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's posters installed on the backdrop of Independence Day celebrations. Their move comes after Karnataka Police on August 15 imposed Section 144 in parts of Shivamogga district after a clash over Savarkar and Tipu Sultan's banners at Ameer Ahmed circle on Independence Day. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said nobody should take the law into their hands at any cost.