A Tough Stand By SC
After a tough stand by the Supreme Court BJP President – cum Home Minister Amit Shah told the party UP unit to go ahead with the expulsion Uttar Pradesh BJP a four-time lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a woman in Unnao. Who knows Amit Shah’s nine years back memory may spark, (when he was an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, and the SC directs Shah: Stay out of Gujarat), prompted him to take action. Because the way a SC bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi (comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose) made clear it will transfer of all five cases related to the rape case involving Kuldeep Singh out of Unnao to Delhi, and orders CBI to complete probe in a week and then file the charge-sheet in a fortnight. It also ordered that the trials in all five cases should be completed in 45 days thereafter on day to day basis. The only pillar of democracy and the aam admi’s last hope SC’s stiffness; surely will get justice to the victim and her family. One has to agree that Amit Shah even PM Narendra Modi remain lenient from rape to murderous accident in the name of legal action – a ploy that BJP played well in many other cases. But damage already done, due to delayed action. Kudos to SC for its prompt action after the ‘jan lewa hamla’ (murderous attack) and gave exemplary punishment to show that the lawmakers are not above the law.
Bidyut Kumar Chatterjee, Faridabad
Kudos To Mormugao Police
Crime does not pay, specially if it is a serious crime like murder. The Mormugao Police needs to complimented for nabbing a murder accused from Colva who had fled from Sada sub jail 13 years ago. It is understood that the accused underwent a drastic physical change and was caught by the police based on the dark mole on his face. The accused also moved to several states in the country during these 13 years.
ADELMO FERNANDES, VASCO
Pensioners Below Poverty Line
The implementation of the seventh Pay commission has brought cheer to lakhs of State and Central govt pensioners, unlike their counterparts under the EPS 1995 pension scheme of the govt,who have been kept out of such schemes, and have to subsist on a minimum pension of Rs 1000/pm .The last time their pension was raised was around 5 years back . Ever since their pensions have remained stagnant. A pension of Rs 1000/pm translates to Rs 33.33/per day, which puts these pensioners in the category of persons below the poverty line (BPL). Is not this a travesty of justice?
A F Nazareth, Porvorim