Delhi High Court Grants Conditional Custody Parole To Ex Bihar MP Mohd. Shahabuddin To Meet Relatives

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Grants Conditional Custody Parole To Ex Bihar MP Mohd. Shahabuddin To Meet Relatives Sparsh Upadhyay4 Dec 2020 1:02 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted custody parole for three days to former MP Mohd. Shahabuddin (a convict and an under trial in custody), who is presently lodged in Tihar jail and serving life-term in a murder case. The Bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani was hearing the plea of Shahabuddin who submitted (through his Counsel, Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid) that his…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted custody parole for three days to former MP Mohd. Shahabuddin (a convict and an under trial in custody), who is presently lodged in Tihar jail and serving life-term in a murder case. The Bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani was hearing the plea of Shahabuddin who submitted (through his Counsel, Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid) that his father passed away recently; and in view thereof, he wishes to spend time with his grieving mother, who is herself, extremely unwell. It was also submitted that he has to attend and perform religious rites and ceremonies for the departed soul and wants to spend time with his family in this time of grief. It may be noted that Custody parole contemplates a situation whereby, for special exigencies mentioned in the jail rules, the prisoner is granted guarded liberty and the jail travels with the prisoner to wherever the prisoner is allowed to go under orders of the court. Apex Court shifted him to Tihar Jail the Apex Court, in the exercise of its extraordinary judicial powers, shifted former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Parliamentarian Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail Delhi (from Siwan Jail in Bihar) to undergo sentence as well as trials outside the State of Bihar “for compelling considerations”. The top court’s order had come on a plea filed by Asha Ranjan, the widow of slain Siwan-based journalist Rajdeo Ranjan and Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose three sons were killed in separate incidents by the gangster. Submissions It was argued that it was for the State of Bihar to take a stand in relation to his prayer for custody parole since all cases in which he has been implicated, and in which he is either under trial or has been convicted, are registered in the State of Bihar; and the petitioner is only in custody at the Central Jail, Tihar, Delhi under directions of the Apex Court. The ASC appearing for the State (NCT of Delhi) opposed grant of custody parole, submitting that he is implicated in some 41 criminal cases of very serious nature; that he is a habitual offender; and that his petition may therefore be assessed accordingly. Importantly, it was submitted that he is in custody at the Central Jail, Tihar, Delhi under directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and that he is a very high-risk prisoner. It was also submitted that the Apex Court has observed that even to allow the petitioner (Shahabuddin) to undergo sentence or be in custody as an undertrial within the State of Bihar would be a risk, which is what impelled SC to transfer the petitioner from Bihar to Delhi. The police departments of the States of Bihar and Delhi both submitted in unison that they cannot assure the petitioner’s custody and safety. Alternatively, they also stated before the Court that they would need to deploy inordinately vast resources, if the petitioner’s custody and safety is to be ensured. Court’s Observations While noting that rare is it to come-upon a case where State Governments are unsure and dithering to make a commitment that they can ensure the custody of a prisoner, the Delhi High Court, in its order noted. “He is a Category ‘A’ history-sheeter, meaning thereby that as per the State he is ‘beyond reformation’; that he has scores of extremely heinous criminal cases against him, in some of which he already stands convicted and in others he is undergoing trial.” In view of the above, the court opined, “A very strict balancing is required between the humane considerations for grant of custody parole and the overarching considerations of ensuring judicial custody of the prisoner; his own safety and the safety of others; and ensuring that there is no subversion of, or prejudice to, the legal process.” The HC also noted that the very presence of the petitioner within the State of Bihar was perceived by the Hon’ble Supreme Court as a grave threat and interference in the course of justice. Yet, in an effort to balance competing interests and rights, the Court said that it “would not completely negate the petitioner’s plea for custody parole in the backdrop of the recent bereavement, he has suffered.” Lastly, in the opinion of this court, the foregoing considerations are adequately and justly balanced, by issuing the following directions: a. The petitioner is granted ‘custody parole’ for a period of 06 (six) hours at a time on any 03 (three) days of his choice, whether consecutive days or otherwise, within a period of 30 (thirty) days from the date of this order; b. On each of these 03 days, the petitioner would be taken ‘in custody’ with adequate police security and protection, to a single address of his choice to be indicated by him in writing to the Jail Superintendent in advance, but only within the State of Delhi; which address and location would be verified and secured appropriately by the State; c. On each of these 03 days of his choosing, the petitioner shall be taken ‘in custody’ to the verified address for a maximum of 06 hours, excluding the time of travel to and from that address, between 6.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on each such day; d. During the period of custody parole, the petitioner shall be free to meet only his mother, wife and any other blood relatives but no one else; and the petitioner shall be afforded sufficient privacy to interact with such persons as he pleases; e. It is made clear that in the course of custody parole, the petitioner shall not be entitled to the presence of his personal guards or other such persons; f. In order to execute the aforesaid directions, the petitioner is directed to furnish to the Jail Superintendent the address which he would like to visit during custody parole within 03 days of this order, which address may accordingly, be verified in advance.[Picture Courtesy – DNA India] Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Concert to feature The Roots

first_imgThe Student Union Board (SUB) recently announced that the much anticipated spring concern will feature The Roots, the current house band for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” on Saturday night in the Stepan Center.“The biggest consideration for us is that we book a performer that Notre Dame students actually want to see,” said concert programmer Marie Wicht, a junior.  “We really believe that The Roots will be one of the best concerts Notre Dame has ever had.”Named as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 20 live acts in the world, The Roots recently performed at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and have released a total of 13 albums since 1993.  The Philadelphia hip-hop group has also won numerous awards, including several Grammys, Wicht said. She said deciding on The Roots “was what took the bulk of our time.”The concert planning process began last spring, but once an offer letter was sent out, The Roots signed the contract in about a week, she said. “In comparison with the other contenders, they stood out as having a great, award-winning history and are known for their fantastic live performances,” Wicht said.  “Once the results from the student body survey came in, The Roots became one of our top options.”Of the seven genres listed on the survey, hip-hop was the clear preference, said senior Brian Hagerty, the concert’s co-programmer along with Wicht. “When we narrowed down our options based on price and availability, we felt that The Roots would put on the best concert and would generate the most excitement among the student body,” he said. Hagerty said they did their best to find a group that directly responded to the requests of the student body. Mike Posner, a singer, songwriter and producer who has collaborated with various artists, including Kid Cudi and 3OH!3, will open for The Roots.  Known for his mixed tapes and high-energy shows, Posner is also scheduled to be a part of this summer’s Warped Tour.  Tickets for the SUB spring concert went on sale Tuesday morning and can be purchased at the LaFortune Box Office for $10.  Only 1,500 tickets are available and both Wicht and Hagerty said they expect the show to sell out.last_img read more

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on ‘ugly’ win over UNC: ‘We’re not perfect’

first_img Mike Leach calls Washington State players ‘fat, dumb, happy and entitled’ after ugly loss Clemson entered Saturday’s game as 28-point favorites, but ended up winning by just a point. The game came down to whether the Tigers could stop UNC’s 2-point conversion attempt with just 1:17 left in the game. “I’ve always had the theory that the longer the game goes, the best team wins, and they have the best team,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. “So my thought was, ‘Go now.’ We’ve got momentum, they’re tired, they’re on the field, so that was the best chance for us to win the game.”The Tigers ultimately stepped up in a big moment to stop UNC and stay undefeated through the first five games of the season. “But it’s disrespectful to just put it all on us. You’ve got to give them some credit. Those kids played their heart out, and they coached their hearts out, and they played with tremendous will to win, but I’m proud of my guys because they found a way when we had to have it. We found a way.” Related News Mississippi State’s mascot Bully narrowly avoids disaster vs. Auburn “There’s been a game every year the past four years or so in this program where it’s been close or we lost,” Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who completed 18 of 30 yards for 206 yards with two total touchdowns, said.”We know it’s hard to win. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that when you win so many games by so many points, but this game is only going to make us better. Obviously, we’d like to win every game by four touchdowns, but it’s going to bring us closer and show us how to appreciate every win and like tonight, just finding a way.”Clemson has a week off before facing Florida State on Oct. 12. Three takeaways from No. 10 Notre Dame’s win over No. 18 Virginia No. 1 Clemson barely escaped Saturday’s game against unranked North Carolina with a 21-20 win as coach Dabo Swinney admitted the Tigers weren’t perfect.”It’s not easy to win,” Swinney told reporters (via ESPN). “I know we’re supposed to destroy everybody, like nobody else has scholarships, nobody else has coaches. It doesn’t work that way. We’re just normal people. There’s nothing special about us. We’re not perfect. We don’t coach perfect. Unfortunately, we don’t play perfect every down, every game, but we found a way to win an ugly game.last_img read more

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One step forward, one step back for Uganda at ICC cricket league

first_img Denmark101000–1.296 All eyes on 2023 World CupThe 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three is an international cricket tournament that is currently taking place in Oman between 9 and 19 November 2018. It forms part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.The top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, and the other four teams will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World CupThe 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is scheduled to take place in April 2019 in Namibia.Six teams will qualify for the tournament:Papua New Guinea (9th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Hong Kong (10th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Canada (3rd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)Namibia (4th in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)TO BE DETERMINED (1st in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)TO BE DETERMINED (2nd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)  Oman220004+0.892 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRR Standings so far  United States110002+1.080  Uganda211002+0.058center_img  Kenya101000–0.595 SOURCE: Wikepedia.comFULL SCHEDULEFriday, 9 November –  Oman v Kenya, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Denmark, OC Turf 2 – 8.30amSaturday, 10 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Oman v Singapore, OC Turf 2Monday, 12 November –  Kenya v USA, OC Turf 1; Denmark v Singapore, OC Turf 2Tuesday, 13 November – Oman v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Uganda v Kenya, OC Turf 2Thursday, 15 November – Singapore v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Denmark v USA, OC Turf 2Friday, 16 November – USA v Uganda, OC Turf 1; Kenya v Singapore, OC Turf 2Sunday, 18 November – Kenya v Denmark, OC Turf 1; Oman v Uganda OC Turf 2Monday, 19 November – Singapore v USA, OC Turf 1RELATED STORIES  Singapore101000–1.260 This was all there was to smile about for Uganda yesterday. Roger Mukasa (right) gives a memento to US captain Saurabh Netravalkar ? @usacricketDay 2 #WCL3 Uganda ??  198/9 vs USA ?? 252/6USA wins by 54 runs Oman ?? 186/6  Singapore ?? 185/9Oman wins by 4 wicketsNext GameTuesday – Oman v Denmark, Uganda v KenyaKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Arnold Otwani again starred for Uganda with the bat, but it was not good enough to stop a rampant USA from winning Saturday’s World Cricket League Division 3 match in Al Amarat, Oman.USA’s opening batsman Monank Patel survived a run-out in just the third ball of the match to score a match-winning 107 as they set Uganda a 253 target that they eventually failed to match. Uganda fell 54 runs off the target, for a one-win, one-defeat start to the tournament.Otwani’s 52 had given Uganda an ideal start to build on, run out after reaching the half-century point with Uganda at 89 for 3, but with no other batsman able to build on this, Steve Tikolo’s boys withered. They eventually concentrated on damage control.“Uganda gave up chasing after the 6th wicket fell at 122/6 in 31 and worked to limit the NRR damage, which they did quite effectively as USA lacked a killer instinct,” said Espncricinfo writer Peter Della Penna.The game earlier had a controversial moment when key bowler Irfan Afridi was removed from the Uganda attack under threat of being no-balled by umpires.Fall of wickets20-1 (RG Mukasa, 6.4 ov), 82-2 (HB Kayondo, 23.5 ov), 89-3 (A Otwani, 24.3 ov), 91-4 (Mohammed Irfan, 25.1 ov), 104-5 (DM Nakrani, 27.6 ov), 122-6 (Riazat Ali Shah, 30.6 ov), 179-7 (RB Patel, 45.2 ov), 180-8 (Bilal Hassun, 46.3 ov), 197-9 (C Waiswa, 49.4 ov)Peter Della Penna concluded by saying, “On the whole, a strong performance for USA led by Monank Patel’s century. Solid spells by Timil Patel with 3 for 28 and Netravalkar with 2 for 33 as well. USA moves to 1-0 and has a day off before taking on Kenya. Uganda goes level at 1-1 but crucially did not take a severe net run rate hit that looked very probable at the 31-over mark.”Uganda had started the tournament on a bright note Friday, beating lower ranked Denmark.Up next, in a must-win game now for Uganda, is KENYA! Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Day One – Women’s Amateur: Cool Kirby leads the way

first_img Thalia Kirby refused to be blown off course as she defied the blustery conditions to card a brilliant opening round of 69 (-4) to lead the way in the English Women’s Amateur Championship.The 19-year-old (pictured above) carded six birdies in her round on Woodhall Spa Golf Club’s Hotchkin Course to hold a three shot advantage over a chasing pack led by England Girls’ squad player Rosie Belsham.Another England Girls’ international, Lottie Woad from Surrey, ended the day in third spot on her own after a one over par round of 73 on the Bracken Course.Kirby got off to a flyer with birdies at her opening two holes and picked up another shot at the sixth.A bogey at the seventh was remedied with a birdie at the ninth as she turned at three under par.Into the teeth of the gale on the back nine, the player from Stoke Park Golf Club picked up further birdies at 15 and 17 and the only blemish was a bogey at 16.After the round, Kirby said: “The opening birdies settled me down. The wind was really gusting and it almost blew me off my feet on one green.“I’m really pleased with that and I’ll just try to take the momentum into tomorrow’s round.”Belsham, from Whitley Bay Golf Club, has been in sparkling form since competitive golf recommenced after lockdown restrictions eased.The 18-year-old has played in three events – winning two and only losing the other on a countback to England colleague Jess Baker.An opening birdie at the first hole of the Hotchkin settled any lingering nerves and despite carding bogeys at the fourth and fifth, Belsham held her nerve.With the gusting wind causing severe difficulties for the player as they turned for home and pondered the prospect of enduring a majority of holes into the breeze, Belsham was able to play steady, par golf and ensures the round finished all smiles with a birdie four at 18.It could have been a little bit better – her 20-foot eagle putt on the par five 18th hole just needing one more revolution to topple into the cup.“I’m pleased,” admitted Belsham (pictured below) after a relatively stress-free round.“I expected the scores to be better than they are. I played steady golf and I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow.“I just feel like I can’t make any mistakes at the minute and the putting is on top form. I did a lot of work over lockdown and worked hard on my short game.“I was in the garden and played so many new games that I didn’t know existed!”Another of the England Girls’ squad, Woad, had a good day on the par 72 Bracken .The Surrey golfer was the epitome of steadiness throughout her round.A birdie on the par three, seventh hole cancelled out a bogey at the first.And just one more dropped shot on the way home allowed her to sign for a one over par total.Defending champion Ellen Hume is handily placed after a first round of 75(+3) on the Bracken Course left her in a tie for sixth.Also on that score is 2017 champion Lily May Humphreys who shot a three over par round of 76 on the Hotchkin.Following 18 holes of stroke play on Wednesday on the opposite course from the one each competitor played on day one, the top 16 women will qualify for the match play.All of the knockout games will be played over the Hotchkin course. Saturday’s final will be decided over 36-holes of match play.Photograph credit: Leaderboard 28 Jul 2020 Day One – Women’s Amateur: Cool Kirby leads the way Tags: English Women’s Amateur, Lottie Woad, Rosie Belsham, Thalia Kirbylast_img read more

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