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Some Metro commuters could face jail, heavy fines

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Riding in an intoxicated state, creating a scene or using abusive language inside the premises of a Metro network could lead to rs. 5,000 fine, according to sweeping changes proposed in the law to govern mass rapid-transit systems in India.

The Union housing and urban development ministry has sent the draft Metro Rail (Construction, Operation and Maintenance) Bill, 2017 to the law ministry for vetting, and it contains clauses that will overhaul not only rules and regulations for passengers but the way Metro projects are built and fares revised.

The bill also proposes stiff fines for staffers, who could be fined rs. 10,000 for general offences and rs. 30,000 and jail term of up to two years if their actions endangers passengers. Continue reading

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Pakistan court ordered release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed

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A Pakistani review board on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, who pledged that he and his followers in the Jamaat-udDawah will play a strong role for “Kashmir’s independence”. Pakistan’s Punjab province had sought a three month extension in Saeed’s detention but the request was turned down by the Continue reading

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How did Sanjay Dutt get out of Jail early ?

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MUMBAI : The Bombay high court asked the Maharashtra government on Monday to explain why it released actor Sanjay Dutt, serving a sentence over the 1993 bombings, eight months early.

Dutt, sentenced in 2013 to five years in jail for illegally holding and destroying a rifle, was let out eight months early in February 2016 on account of what the government said was his “good conduct” in Yerwada prison.

The bench of justice RM Savant and justice Sadhana Jadhav asked the government to file an affidavit detailing the “parameters considered, and the procedures followed” in arriving at the conclusion that Dutt deserved leniency.

“Was the DIG prisons consulted or did the jail superintendent directly send his recommendation to the governor? Isn’t there a uniform procedure followed for all prisoners who receive good conduct reports? ” the bench asked.

“Also, how did the authorities assess that Dutt’s conduct was good? When did they get the time to make such assessment when he was out on parole half the time?” the bench said.

The court was hearing a petition filed by activist Pradeep Bhalekar, challenging Dutt’s early release and questioning the frequent paroles granted to him while he was in jail.

Bhalekar’s counsel Nitin Satsaid there are several convicts who secure a good conduct report from prison authorities, but are not granted remission or early release.

According to the plea, around 400 convicts across the state have secured good conduct reports.

The state government told the court that jail authorities consent to an early release for prisoners who display exemplary conduct while in jail. However, it said the usual practice was to “grant them a remittance of 114 days” that comes to about three-and-a-half months. “We just want to understand your decision making process,” the court said in return.

Dutt was serving a five-year sentence in Yerawada central prison in Pune for illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle in 1993 serial blasts case.

 

 

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