High Court relief for Bombay Dyeing

High Court relief for Bombay DyeingIn a major relief for Bombay Dyeing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that the stop-work notices issued to the textile firm, which is redeveloping two mills, are premature. The HC disposed of the petition filed by Bombay Dyeing after BMC lawyer assured the court that the two notices would be withdrawn by the state-appointed monitoring committee in its next meeting on March 16.

As per Development Control Rules (DCR), when a mill is redeveloped, proportionate areas of land have to be handed over to BMC and Mhada.

Kheduts to move SC over land deal

The Gujarat Khedut Samaj has decided to approach the Supreme Court after Gujarat High Court dismissed its plea opposing sale of a large tract of land used for cotton research for a commercial project.

The land in question is a vast tract of land, measuring around 65,000 sq mt, in the heart of the city near Ghoddod Road. The land, belonging to Navsari Agricultural University, is in the possession of Cotton Agricultural Research Centre, and has been used for research for decades.

Lahore High Court disposes off Hafiz Saeed’s wife’s petition

Lahore High Court disposes off Hafiz Saeed’s wife’s petitionLahore, Mar. 5: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has disposed off a petition filed by Jamaat- ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s wife, Memoona Saeed, challenging the government’s decision to detain Saeed without valid reason.

Saeed’s wife said the government had detained her husband only to please the US and India without giving any valid reason.

Social security cell can file cases under PITA

The Act is meant to stop trafficking of girls and prostitution in city

The social security cell of the city crime branch has been delegated with the powers to file cases under stringent norms of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (PITA), meant to stop prostitution and trafficking of females across the city.

Earlier, it was only the assistant commissioner of police of the crime branch who was vested with powers to file the cases. Under the new rule, the police inspector heading the social security cell will be able to file cases under the PITA.

Every year, the city police rescue around 400 women and minor girls forced into prostitution by the brothel keepers, massage centre operators and others under the special act.

HC raps cops for failing to trace 'kidnapper'

Mumbai police can't be that helpless, says court

The Sion police, in their investigation reports submitted to the high court on February 24, stated that they examined 33 women in two weeks but were unable to trace the 'kidnapper' of Mohan and Mohini Nerurkar's child allegedly stolen from Sion Hospital on January 1. The court, however, seemed far from impressed.

Additional public prosecutor KV Saste told the court that the police were putting in "serious efforts" to locate the child and the woman suspect who allegedly stole the newborn. Justice Nazki, however, remarked, "We have heard that before. Even a clerk could have made a report like that."

Registration plates probe gathers steam

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has collected the documents pertaining to the tender process of high security registration plates (HSRP) or number plates for vehicles. The bureau has started its probe after a special anti-corruption court directed the ACB director-general to initiate an inquiry into the alleged corruption in the Rs400-crore tender for HSRP in February end.

Ajit Singh, additional director general of ACB, said, "An SP-rank official has been appointed as the investigating officer in the case and the probe has begun. The court has directed to complete the investigation and present the report on April 21.