Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) 2017 Circular

first_imgWilldale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 circular For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw)  2017 circular Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgAfromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afromedia Plc (AFROME.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAfromedia Plc is a leading media solutions provider in Nigeria which primarily produces out-of-home media platforms for airport and roadside advertising. The company started in 1959 as a small service arm of West Africa Publicity (WAP) which was incorporated in 1928 as part of the parent company, United Africa Company Plc (UACL). At the time, two companies were set up; Afromedia Nigeria Plc, to handle outdoor advertising services; and Lintas Plc to handle agency work. Both companies were run as independent members of the UACL Group. Afromedia Nigeria Plc was acquired by its Nigerian management team and became Afromedia Plc in 1972. Airport structures produced by Afromedia include backlit boxes, electroluminescent structures, ultra-waves, drop-down banners and wall drapes. Roadside structures produced by Afromedia include lamp post banners, LED lamp post banners, IAT uni-poles (illuminate advertising tower) and Super 48 sheet structure light boxes. Afromedia Plc’s head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. Afromedia Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is a mortgage banking institution in Nigeria offering mortgage lending and lines of credit. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

£5 a day to invest? Here’s how I’d aim to turn it into £1m with cheap UK shares

first_img£5 a day to invest? Here’s how I’d aim to turn it into £1m with cheap UK shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Assuming the same return on a £5 daily investment, which is invested monthly for practical reasons, would produce a £1m portfolio within around 48 years.Clearly, not everyone will have 48 years in which to generate a seven-figure portfolio. As such, investing in cheap stocks could be a sound move. They may provide scope for greater capital returns that lead to an outperformance of the wider stock market.Investors may currently be undervaluing many companies due to their uncertain near-term outlooks. Through investing money in them, and holding them over the long run, it’s possible to benefit from their improving financial performances and stronger investor sentiment.Focusing on high-quality stocksOf course, buying some cheap UK shares may not provide an attractive risk/reward opportunity. Some stocks may well be priced at low levels for a very good reason. For example, they may have weak balance sheets or lack an economic moat that can propel them towards a recovery.As such, it’s important for an investor to focus their capital on high-quality businesses. Clearly, defining what makes a company attractive is very subjective. However, they’re likely to include companies set to benefit from changes within their industries, an improving economic outlook, as well as those businesses with solid financial positions and a clear competitive advantage.Over time, high-quality companies may be more likely to outperform other cheap UK shares. They may stand a better chance of overcoming short-term threats so they can capitalise on a likely economic and stock market recovery.Starting to invest in shares todayClearly, some investors may be hesitant about purchasing cheap UK shares today after the 2020 stock market crash. Furthermore, economic and political risks are relatively high. However, those threats create buying opportunities for long-term investors. They may be able to purchase high-quality companies when they trade at low prices. Over time, this may increase their chances of obtaining a £1m portfolio. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Cooking with Natural Gas…An Irreplaceable Holiday Tradition

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From the Lake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictWith the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the one seasonal tradition everyone enjoys… cooking. Whether it’s a juicy Thanksgiving turkey, ham, or roast, or your family’s favorite dessert recipe, this time of year would not be the same without the cherished dishes that make it extra special.At Lake Apopka Natural Gas District (LANGD), holiday cooking with natural gas is a tradition the entire team enjoys. Did you know that 90 percent of professional chefs prefer natural gas for cooking? Then, why don’t you let natural gas be your energy of choice for cooking all those family favorites?This year, ahead of the festive season, LANGD wants to remind its community members of the value and benefits of cooking with natural gas, some of which include:Design Options – Natural gas appliances come in many shapes and sizes. From the traditional freestanding range, which includes a stovetop and an oven, to built-in ranges that can fit between cabinet spaces, there is truly a natural gas appliance for everyone.Sealed Burners – Most natural gas stoves come equipped with sealed burners, which are available in several different sizes to support multiple cooking functions and allow for controlled temperatures.Temperature Control – Precision temperature control takes you from a boil to a simmer in a flash. Natural gas heat contains more moisture than no-gas which leads to better quality baking. Even heat makes for better results. Plus, you’ll never shuffle another pan with instant on/off. Continue to enjoy home-cooking and save – even when the power goes out!Easy Cleanup – When cooking with natural gas, several features allow for quick and easy cleanup. During the holiday season, natural gas can help decrease your cleaning time and increase your family time. Features like removable control knobs, porcelain drip pans under the burners and a raised edge around the cooktop to keep spills under control reduce your time spent cleaning the kitchen.In your family, you might be the master chef or the designated taste tester. Either way, with additional benefits like controlled temperatures and instant heat, natural gas cooking is a simple process that nearly anyone can follow. These perks are amplified at the holidays. Did you know that Americans consume more than 46 million turkeys at Thanksgiving alone? The average household using a gas-powered oven will spend about 50 cents to cook its turkey as compared to $1.00 per turkey with an electric oven.Your favorite holidays meals and delicious treats are so close you can taste them. Are you ready to make the switch? Throughout the holiday season and beyond, LANGD is committed to providing reliable natural gas service to every home and business it serves. Install a new natural gas range in your home during the holiday season from November 1 through December 31, 2020 and you could quality for an account credit of $125; or, have LANGD connect your new natural gas range at no charge. To learn more, call the LANGD marketing team at (407) 656-2734, ext. 307 or email [email protected] or  visit www.langd.org. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSBenefitsCookingLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictLANGDNatural GasThanksgiving Previous articleThese are the best face masks to exercise in for 2020Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Bank Barn / Birdseye

first_img Projects “COPY” 2019 Atelier Ten United States Area:  4566 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jim Westphalen+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeBirdseyeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodstockOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on September 30, 2020Cite: “Bank Barn / Birdseye” 30 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948546/bank-barn-birdseye Clipboard Houses Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture Lead Architects: Year:  CopyHouses•Woodstock, United States Bank Barn / BirdseyeSave this projectSaveBank Barn / Birdseyecenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Reynaers Aluminium, Bulthaup, FSB, Fisher & Paykel, Gaggenau, MWE, Marvin, Subzero/Wolf, Vipp, Bradford Spa, Trimble Brian Mac Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Jim Westphalen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Landscape Architect: Architects: Birdseye Area Area of this architecture project Environmental Design: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948546/bank-barn-birdseye Clipboard “COPY” Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsReynaers AluminiumCurtain WallsCity:WoodstockCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jim WestphalenText description provided by the architects. Located on a hillside meadow in rural Vermont, Bank Barn is a new residence conceptually inspired by the eponymous regional farm structures built into the banks of hills. At Bank Barn, a weathered cedar gable form is situated atop two 160’ linear concrete retaining walls. Utilizing the sloping topography, the support spaces and garage entrance are concealed below grade to create an extended plinth for the floor above. The main floor features an open living arrangement in a minimalist palette of exposed steel, plaster, concrete, and curtainwall with expansive and uninterrupted views beyond.Save this picture!© Jim WestphalenSave this picture!© Jim WestphalenThe concrete walls extend the living space outside with decks, green roof, hot tub, and fire pit. Inside, a central freestanding steel staircase provides a sculptural pathway to the ensuite bedrooms above. Bank Barn required intensive energy consultation and modeling as a central element of the design process.Save this picture!© Jim WestphalenSave this picture!Main floor planSave this picture!© Jim WestphalenEarly in the design process, the house was modeled to assess the design in terms of energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and visual comfort. This modeling determined the exterior envelope features and performance requirements, including thermally separated r-40 walls and an r-60 roof, closed-cell polyurethane foam cavities, target air-tightness of 0.6 ACH @50 pascals, and high performance, triple-glazed curtainwall with a specified 0.15 u-value.Save this picture!© Jim WestphalenAs the design developed the residence was additionally analyzed to help determine the mechanical system design and specifications, both from an annual energy usage perspective and from a life-cycle cost analysis. The final design, an electricity-based energy system with geothermal heating and cooling through water-to-water and water-to-air systems as well as heat recovery ventilators, was peer-reviewed to confirm equipment sizing and performance. The project was designed to be a net-zero residence pending a future 18 kW solar array.Save this picture!© Jim WestphalenProject gallerySee allShow lessChapel of the Earth / Cabrera ArqsSelected ProjectsEgyptian Places: An Illustrated TravelogueArchitecture Books Share Bank Barn / Birdseye ArchDailylast_img read more

Craig A. Hodges, Ph.D., Awarded Sensory Sentinel™ Grant by Turner Scientific

first_img Craig A. Hodges, Ph.D., Awarded Sensory Sentinel™ Grant by Turner Scientific Pinterest JACKSONVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– Turner Scientific, a world leader in animal laboratory environmental monitoring, has chosen Craig A. Hodges, Ph.D., as the winner of its 2020 Sensory Sentinel™ grant to promote animal welfare and improved research. Dr. Hodges is Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126006000/en/ Sensory Sentinel grant winner Craig A. Hodges, Ph.D. (Photo: Business Wire) Dr. Hodges is a leading researcher into the causes and treatments of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder characterized by chronic lung infections, poor growth, gastrointestinal disorders, and shortened lifespan. “Mice are very well suited to study CF, but are particularly fragile and susceptible to variable living conditions,” stated Dr. Hodges. “Using the Sensory Sentinel in my lab will improve the welfare of my animals, and reduce the number of animals needed by protecting them from excessive environmental stimuli.” Among the many applicants for the grant, Dr. Hodges’ proposal most effectively embraced the purpose of using the Sensory Sentinel. “We offer the Sensory Sentinel primarily to protect animal welfare and improve the quality of research generated by leading scientists,” said Jeremy Turner, Ph.D., founder of Turner Scientific. “Dr. Hodges’ CF research leads to life-saving breakthroughs, and we are very proud to support this work.” Turner Scientific is a provider of devices and consulting services to measure variables in laboratory environments that are harmful to animals. The Sensory Sentinel, Turner Scientific’s flagship product, was introduced in October 2020 and represents the culmination of years of technological development led by Dr. Turner. Capable of measuring noise, vibration, temperature, humidity, and light both in animal rooms and cages, this device allows research scientists and animal facility managers to identify and reduce harmful and excessive levels of these environmental conditions. Dr. Hodges will receive a Sensory Sentinel device and adequate consultation to allow for proper installation, use, and interpretation of data. About Turner Scientific Turner Scientific is a consultant in environmental control to animal research facilities, and a nonclinical contract research organization specializing in auditory sciences. The company provides consultancy and monitoring services to minimize the confounding influences of noise, vibration, temperature, humidity, and light exposure to animals in research facilities, as well as auditory efficacy and ototoxicity testing to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Turner Scientific is located in Jacksonville, IL. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126006000/en/ CONTACT: David Hicks, M.D. Turner Scientific, LLC Office: 217-602-0306 Email:[email protected] Turner Scientific website Turner Scientific LinkedIn profile KEYWORD: ILLINOIS OHIO UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY FDA HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER SCIENCE RESEARCH GENETICS SCIENCE VETERINARY CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: Turner Scientific, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 02:27 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 02:27 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126006000/en Local NewsBusiness Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleSuter scores first 3 NHL goals as Blackhawks beat Red WingsNext articleWashington Post’s Marty Baron says he’s retiring next month Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 last_img read more

Medical Admission – NRI Quota Not Compulsory; Private Colleges Have Discretion To Abolish It: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesMedical Admission – NRI Quota Not Compulsory; Private Colleges Have Discretion To Abolish It: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Oct 2020 5:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that it is not compulsory for the private medical colleges to provide for 15% NRI quota.Private colleges and institutions which offer such professional and technical courses can decide whether, and to what extent, they wish to offer NRI or management quotas, subject to limits set by judicial precedents, enacted law or subordinate legislation.In this case, NEET…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 Supreme Court has held that it is not compulsory for the private medical colleges to provide for 15% NRI quota.Private colleges and institutions which offer such professional and technical courses can decide whether, and to what extent, they wish to offer NRI or management quotas, subject to limits set by judicial precedents, enacted law or subordinate legislation.In this case, NEET PG Medical & Dental Admission/Counseling Board issued a notice stating their decision to do away with the NRI quota. The notice further stated that the candidates who have applied for allotment on NRI seats will accordingly be considered based on their remaining eligibility criteria. Two candidates challenged this decision before the High Court of Rajasthan.  Single Judge of the High Court, relying upon the seven judges’ bench judgment of the SC in P.A. Inamdar & Ors. v. State of Maharashtra ,held that after having appeared in the NEET PG examination and qualifying it, and after having approached the colleges (including MGMC) for the NRI seats, the appellants could not be deprived of their choice of admission in NRI seats by the respondents through the process of deletion of the NRI quota seats altogether. The single judge also directed that the writ petitioners before the High Court should be given admission forthwith. The Division Bench of the High Court reversed the Single Bench direction. The Division Bench held that the private institution has the choice of earmarking an NRI quota or not doing so, and proceeding to fill the management quota by considering NRI students as part of the general management seats quota. It agreed with the contention that private educational institutions including medical colleges, are not obliged to set apart such a quota, and that the observations in Inamdar only enable the colleges or universities to avail of that quota to the extent of 15%.Challenging the Division Bench order, some candidates approached the SC.In appeal, the Apex Court bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat observed that a provision for 15% NRI quota was not compulsory; it was only potential, as per Inamdar. It said:The four crucial elements in the NRI quota, per Inamdar are: one, the discretion of the management (whether to have the quota or not); two, the limit (15%); three, that seats should be available for genuine and bona fide NRI students, and lastly that the quota was to be filled based on merit. The court agreed with the division bench of the High Court that the single judge could not have directed admission of the candidates before him. It observed:Given that the decision in TMA Pai Foundation was by a larger bench of 11 judges, and PA Inamdar was a judgment delivered by seven judges, this court is clear that precedentially, those and other previous judgements of this court, only declared that as a part of the private colleges’ autonomous decision making, they could set apart some percentage of seats for admission to students of their choice. The Inamdar decision is important, inasmuch as it declared that the set apart (or quota, so to say) for NRIs should be about 15% of the overall intake. Other decisions of this court19 have underlined the paramountcy of the NEET requirement as a common standard regulating medical courses’ admissions in India, irrespective whether the courses are offered in publicly owned, state owned or privately owned or managed institutions. A combined effect of the provisions of the Medical Council of India Act and regulations with respect to admissions (which have been progressively amended in respect of eligibility for admission to courses, procedure for admission, etc.) and the decisions of this court, is that private colleges and institutions which offer such professional and technical courses, have some elbow room: they can decide whether, and to what extent, they wish to offer NRI or management quotas (the limits of which are again defined by either judicial precedents, enacted law or subordinate legislation). In these circumstances, it is held that the respondent management (of MGMC) possessed the discretion to indicate whether, and to what extent, NRI reservations could be provided. As is evident, there is nothing in PA Inamdar to say that a 15% NRI quota is an unqualified and unalterable part of the admission process in post graduate medical courses. It was, and remains within the discretionary authority of the management of private medical colleges, within their internal policy making domain.While allowing appeal, the bench further observedIt is evident that the NRI quota is neither sacrosanct, not inviolable in terms of existence in any given year, or its extent. However, if a medical college or institution or, for that matter, the state regulating authority, such as the board in the present case, decide to do away with it, reasonable notice of such a decision should be given to enable those aspiring to such seats to choose elsewhere, having regard to the prevailing conditions.Taking note of the special circumstances in this case, the bench directed that a special counselling session should be carried out by the board, confined or restricted to the seats in respect of which admissions were made pursuant to the single judge’s directions.Case name: NILAY GUPTA vs. CHAIRMAN NEET PG MEDICAL AND DENTAL ADMISSION/COUNSELLING BOARD 2020 Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3345/2020 Coram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

[Hathras Case] SC Reserves Orders In Plea Seeking Court Monitored SIT Investigation

first_imgTop Stories[Hathras Case] SC Reserves Orders In Plea Seeking Court Monitored SIT Investigation Sanya Talwar15 Oct 2020 2:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday reserved orders in the plea seeking Court Monitored CBI/SIT investigation into the Hathras case.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun that affidavits had been filed on behalf of the State stipulating the Witness protection plan as well as choice of legal representation by the Victims’ family…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 Supreme Court on Thursday reserved orders in the plea seeking Court Monitored CBI/SIT investigation into the Hathras case.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun that affidavits had been filed on behalf of the State stipulating the Witness protection plan as well as choice of legal representation by the Victims’ family in terms of an earlier order of Top Court.”There are two affidavits filed by state one regarding the protection given to witnesses and family of the victim. The other one is regarding the choice of lawyer for the victim. There are CCTV cameras deployed outside the home of the Victim. The victims family had informed the Police that Adv Seema Kushwaha has been engaged by them and that they would also like a lawyer from the Government,” said the SG.Next, the SG informed the court that the publication of the name of victim is prohibited in the CRPC and the same has been revealed in the Allahabad HC orders. To this, the CJI said that they can delete it suo motu.Advocate Seema Kushwaha appeared today for the victims family and urged the court to transfer the trial of the proceedings after investigation to Delhi.Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra who intervened on behalf of one of the accused sought to make submissions.Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, at this juncture, interjected and said that Luthra should not be allowed to be heard as he is for the accused. “This is between us and the court, how can the accused be heard during pendency of investigation?”Then, she submitted that a fair trial is not expected in the state of UP. “Investigation has been botched up completely and the FIR does not even have a number,” she added.”We want intensive monitoring of the case by a constitutional court. We want a special PP to be appointed. We are not satisfied by witness protection granted by the UP Govt but want it by the CRPF. The victims have grievance against the State. There the victim died, here the victim has already died. We don’t know how many more people in the family are safe. It is critical for the trial to be transferred out of Uttar Pradesh”- Jaising in SCSenior Advocate Harish Salve appearing for the Director General of Police (UP) said that he had no problem with the witnesses being protected by the CRPF but said that if the court ultimately does so, it must clarify that the same does not reflect on the Uttar Pradesh Police.Luthra went on to submit that investigation details should not be dispensed with by the victims’ family as this would lead to interference in a fair trial for the accused. The CJI asked him to approach the Allahabad High Court with this grievance. “We are not entertaining this,” he said.Other intervenors including Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, Advocate Aparna Bhat, Kirti Singh & BR Talekdar also made submissions.In this backdrop, the court concluded hearing in the case and reserved its verdict.The bench had earlier directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to file an affidavit stipulating Witness Protection Plan for the family and witnesses of the 19-year old woman who was allegedly gang-raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras District, Uttar Pradesh.The CJI led bench had also asked the Solicitor General, appearing for the State of UP to find out whether the victims family had chosen a lawyer for representation.The bench further asked all parties appearing before the Court to put forth suggestions as to the scope of the Allahabad HC proceedings and how the top court can make them more relevant.Before the case was taken up by the top court, the UP Government had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court asking it to order a CBI inquiry into the Hathras Gang Rape case so as to ensure that a fair and impartial investigation takes place by a Central Agency “which is not within the administrative control of the State administration”.In this context, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Court that the UP Government was not taking an adversarial stand in the present plea but urged the court to take note of the “narratives” that were being spread in relation to the unfortunate case by various stakeholders.SG: I appear for the State of UP. I am not opposing the petition. There are narratives and narratives in public domain. Let us not sensationalise the death of a young girl. Investigation just be fair and impartial. All kinds of people, political parties giving one narrative or another. Your lordships must supervise the investigation and the purpose of it must not be lost.Senior Advocate Indira Jaising appearing for one of the intervenors urged the Court to provide witness protection to the family of the girl in terms of the stipulated provisions of the SC-ST Act.Further, Jaising request for an SIT appointed by the Court. “Family has expressed that they are not satisfied with the CBI to take up the case,” she added.At this juncture, CJI SA Bobde asked Jaising what her locus was in the present case which was a criminal case.”We are hearing your because this a shocking incident, but we are still pondering over your locus in this case,” said the CJI.While SG informed the Court that the Family of the victim had already been provided adequate police protection, the CJI insisted that the same be brought on record before the Top Court.The plea had further sought a transfer of the matter from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi alleging failure of the State Government to take action against the accused persons.As per news reports, on September 14, a 19-year-old Dalit woman was abducted and then gang raped by four upper-caste men who then subjected her to brutal torture by breaking her bones and cutting off her tongue. She passed away on Tuesday, the 29th of September, and was cremated by police officials in the middle of the night without the consent of her family.It was submitted in the petition, filed by Advocate Sanjeev Malhotra on behalf of social activist Satyama Dubey, that the statement of the police that the cremation was carried out as per the wishes of the family is false as “the police personnel himself buried the dead body of the deceased even media personnel has also been banned as per the information received (sic)”.The plea underlines the issue that the police authorities have not performed their duties and are shielding the accused. Additionally, the family of the victim is being victimized by upper-caste persons.The plea contends that the “Petitioner herein is demanding justice for the victim for the brutal attack, rape and murder of the victim”.In view of the same, it seeks for directions to the Union of India and other concerned authorities for a fair investigation and to transfer the same to CBI or to form an SIT under a sitting or retired Judge of the Supreme Court/High Court.Lastly, it prays for the transfer of the trial from Hathras, Uttar Pradesh to Delhi and for an order for speedy trial.Next Storylast_img read more