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- Hearing on the application filed against the installation of name plates or bars on private vehicles, the state government
The petition filed against the installation of name plates or bars on vehicles was heard in the Jharkhand High Court on Thursday. Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad expressed displeasure over the notification issued by the state government. The bench is annoyed that the state government has issued a notification allowing all public representatives to put name plates or bars on their vehicles. Whereas, the notification states that only government vehicles can be barred, creating a contradiction in itself.
A bench headed by the Chief Justice has sought a clear reply from the state government in this matter. During the hearing, Transport Secretary KK Sen was also present through video conferencing. The court asked the Transport Secretary that when the judicial officers have not been given the freedom to put a bard on the private vehicle, then what and how have the public representatives been given the freedom to put the bard on the private vehicle. Are the public representatives seeking any introduction in their area, they are being allowed to install name plates. Under what law has this been done? A reply has been sought from the Transport Secretary in this matter by August 5.
Government’s argument: People’s representatives have to go to distant areas
Transport Secretary KK Son told the court that name plates or boards can be installed only on government vehicles. Doing so on a private vehicle is prohibited. After hearing Son’s reply, the court asked whether all MPs, MLAs and Mukhiyas get government vehicles? During this, Advocate General Rajiv Ranjan said that public representatives have to go to distant areas, so they are exempted from this. At the same time, on the question of CO-BDO, he said that he has been given exemption for maintenance of law and order.
34th National Sports Scam: RK Anand files petition in ACB court for anticipatory bail
RK Anand, the main accused in the 34th National Sports Scam and the then chairman of ONGC, has filed a petition in the Special Court of ACB for anticipatory bail. His petition will be heard in the court on July 12. Earlier, to get relief from the case, accused RK Anand had filed a petition in the Jharkhand High Court to seek bail and quash the FIR lodged in the police station in this regard. He had told that he was a directive, but the High Court rejected his petition. After this, a petition for bail has been filed on his behalf in the Special Court. This case was registered in the year 2010 at ACB Ranchi police station. Other accused in the case PC Mishra, SM Hashmi and Madhukant Pathak have already got bail. ACB’s investigating officer has filed a charge sheet against all the above accused in the court.