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Dismissal From Service Apt Punishment For Corruption: SC

Here is the excerpt from the news:

“The Supreme Court has held that dismissal is the only form of punishment for those involved in corruption and misappropriation of public money, even if the embezzled amount is meagre. The apex court said that though punishment should be proportionate to the crime, in cases of corruption, dismissal is the only punishment that could be imposed on a government employee.”

Here is the judgment from India Kanoon: http://indiankanoon.org/doc/1473406/

Local copy in pdf format if the judgment disappears:  U.P. State Road Transport vs Suresh Chand Sharma -May, 2010

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A Few Notes On CrPC 125

The credit for this info goes to the original poster/researcher, a great guy and a true 498A warrior.

A Few Notes On Crpc 125

1. The code has dangerous implications – any wife (that includes divorced women) may file a petition for maintenance under CrPC 125. In the event that she doesn’t marry anyone, you are liable for her maintenance for the remainder of her life. You are liable no matter what, whether you pay or you don’t that’s your choice. If you don’t pay maintenance, the Order can go to execution resulting in a warrant against you and potentially Passport cancellation (Passport Act, 1967) – I repeat, passport cancellation – that DOES NOT mean you will be extradited – but it’s a concern nevertheless.

2. Divorced wife means – whether she lives in adultery doesnt affect her rights to maintenance – ONLY if she is capable of earning on her own (has a job) OR gets married – then you are off the hook. Or, you may get US or Canadian citizenship in which case the Indian law doesn’t affect you unless you land in India. Unpaid maintenance resulting in a warrant still remains valid within Indian jurisdiction.

3. Most importantly, US divorce – contested, uncontested, ex-parte, mutual consent, whatever… don’t matter in the case of CrPC 125……the Magistrate at the lower court, may upon his/her discretion, ignore the US court’s verdict. His call on “change of circumstances” is final… if the girl had a job in the US (legal or illegal) and she returns to India just for fun… that’s a change in fiscal circumstance and she may be entitled for maintenance u/s CrPC 125.

Even if you pay/settle in the U.S. or India – she may still claim and get more maintenance, if she has reasons – such as a medical need or any other life events that have changed her fiscal condition (she has blown all the money you had paid in permanent maintenance) .

No matter how fool proof your marital termination agreement here is, she can claim and get maintenance u/s CrPC 125. Monetary sanctions against a wife levied in the US has no impact in India as Indian law and judgments will be based on Indian public policy and socio-economic context.

4. The only silver lining is – if you can smoke her out in the U.S. to participate in a contested divorce, at least the divorce is valid in India.

5. Finally, marital misconduct in the U.S. such as restraining orders on wife’s or arrests of abusive wives may have some feeble impact, if any, on the “FINAL” maintenance order. As far as the interim “maintenance pendente lite” – court awards temporary maintenance based on prima facie assumption of truth on the girl’s petition and cursory review of preliminary facts.

Bad news huh? Well, I learned it/learning it the hard way.

This doesn’t mean however, that we shouldn’t fight – if your case has merits (or so you think) – keep fighting… the ONLY two prongs we have –

1. Lengthier procedure may frustrate the girl’s party

2. She may get married…Hope and pray that she gets married

In this gloom and doom, some rays of hope:

  • Mumbai HC: Deserting without just Cause. No Maintenance
  • THE HIGH COURT AT CALCUTTA
    Criminal Revisional Jurisdiction
    Appellate Side

    Amal Mukherjee
    versus
    Pranati Mukherjee & Anr.

    C.R.R. NO. 399 of 2007

    In the case of Md. Jahangir Khan Vs. Mst. Manoara Bibi, reported  in 1992 Cri L.J. 83, a Division Bench of our High Court held that the future salary not being a tangible corporeal property the same cannot be attached for recovery of the arrear maintenance.

  • More to come…

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Maharashtra Home And Police Depts Joginder Kumar Compliance Orders

The last order in issued by former CJI, Justice MN VENKATACHALLIAH, in joginder Kumar Vs State Of UP directed the DGPs of all states to issue the necessary orders for compliance.

The Protect India Family Foundation filed a bunch of RTIs and were able to get the Maharashtra Govt to produce the orders issued by the then DGP and Dpty Home Secy (Home) to comply with the orders issued by the most hon’ble former CJI.

Here they are:

This is yet another circular uncovered by PIFF.

In this circular, the police pretty much come up with their own rules, in defiance of the directives of the Supreme Court on the arrest of women.  Using the justification outlined in this circular, corrupt cops can categorize grandmothers, mothers and innocent sibling as “unscrupulous females” and arrest them. Justice AN Mulla* was so right about the nature of the Indian police force !

Here is the circular: Mumbai Police Circular On Arresting Women – 2004

Inspite of these orders, the Maharashtra police have been arresting innocents and subjecting them to threats, intimidation, illegal detention and extortion in 498A cases.

They are prima facie guilty of contempt of court.

*Justice A N Mulla had once commented, ” I say it with all sense of responsibility that there is not a single lawless group in the whole country whose record of crime is anywhere near the record of that organized unit which is known as the Indian Police Force.”

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The Supreme Court Whips The Indian Police Force-Lalita Kumari Orders-2008

Stating that officials in India understood only the “crack of a whip”, the apex court on Friday ordered that a policeman turning away a person without registering his complaint could face contempt of court charges and cool his heels in jail if he failed to justify non-registration of the FIR.

Here are the orders issued in the Lalita Kumari case. The scum, refused to help this lady whose daughter was missing. If this had been a 498A, they would have fallen over themselves to capture grandmothers sitting at home. The SC has provided the proper medicine.

The SC link is here, but I expect it to die soon.

You can find the orders here:

1. SC to DGPs and Chiefs Secys: SC Order To DGPs And State Chied Secys

2. Jail time for cops for not registering complaints: SC Order In Lalita Kumari Case-2008

As written before, the police are required to register and investigate a cognizable complaint.

I hope to see a few goons and criminals dressed in a police uniform, jailed under this order.

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Delhi HC Landmark Judgment On Paternity (DNA) Test – 2008

Folks,

finally got my hands on this landmark judgment. The Delhi HC allowed DNA tests to establish paternity. This is a landmark judgment for victims of paternity fraud in India.

Just imagine this situation. A devoted husband and father spends years of his life building a life for his wife and offspring and suddenly one day, he finds out that his wife had cheated on him years ago and what he perceived to be his own flesh and blood wasn’t after all, his own. And worse, his now exposed adulterous wife files a 498A against him. This happened to a very dear and now devastated friend of mine.

Justice Vipin Sanghi has done us all a great service.

Thanks to him, these bitches can face the consequences of their actions.

Should any bleeding heart feminazis like Girija Vyas or Indira Jaising object to my words, or raise a hue and cry about how the child was becoming the victim or the mother was the victim, I implore them to do more than that, by adopting these signs of infidelity and sin into their homes and raising them as their own and better still, marrying these adulterous women to their nephews or grand nephews and random relatives. Don’t actions speak louder than words?

Here is the judgment: Delhi HC – DNA Test-HMA-2008- Justice Vipin Sanghi

For those of you who find yourselves in a similar situation or luckily, are just facing a 498A, please read the judgment (M.Srinivasulu Vs State of A.P. (10/09/2007)) below.

The reason for introducing this judgment is this. Most 498A complaints aren’t worth the paper they are written on. This judgment clearly establishes that the consequences of cruelty need to be proven, before a complaint can be brought under the purview of 498A. Click on the quote to download it:

Consequences of cruelty which are likely to drive a woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health, whether mental or physical of the woman is required to be established in order to bring home the application of Section 498A IPC.”

This judgment, coupled with Joginder Kumar Vs State of UP will go a long way in beating off the 498A. I promise you that !!!

I dedicate this post to my friend. Hopefully he’ll be able to climb out of the hole he’s been pushed into and overcome the ordeal he’s been subjected to…

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SC 498A AB Judgment Explaining Some Misconceptions – 2003

Here is the judgment: SC 498A AB Judgment – 2003

Excerpts:

  • From a careful reading of the said judgment we do not find any restriction or absolute bar on the concerned Court granting anticipatory bail even in cases where either cognizance has been taken or a chagesheet has been filed. This judgment only lays down a guideline that while considering the prima facie case against an accused the factum of cognizance having been taken and the laying of chargesheet would be of some assistance for coming to the conclusion whether the claimant for an anticipatory bail is entitled for such bail or not.
  • We respectfully agree with the observations of this Court in the said case that the duration of anticipatory bail should be normally limited till the trial court has the necessary material before it to pass such orders and it thinks fit on the material available before it. That is only a restriction in regard to blanket anticipatory bail for an unspecified period. This judgment in our opinion does not support the extreme argument addressed on behalf of the learned counsel for the respondent-State that the courts specified in Section 438 of the Crl.P.C. are denuded of their power under the said Section where either the cognizance is taken by the concerned court or charge sheet is filed before the appropriate Court. As stated above this would only amount to defeat the very object for which Section 438 was introduced in the Crl.P.C. in the year 1973.

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Steps To Get Anticipatory Bail After You Are Hit By 498A!!

Here is the link:

Steps To Get Anticipatory Bail After You Are Hit By 498A!!

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Some Interesting Stats On Arrests Of Women

In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB.

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The family of the writer was tortured by the Indian Police in an attempt to extort over a $100,000 by holding them in custody for over a week. The police, in cahoots with the magistrate and the PP, did this due to the ridiculous allegations made in a 498A case by his embittered ex-wife. She filed the case years after he and his family had last seen her. Thousands of 498A cases are filed each year in India by women seeking to wreak vengeance on their husbands and in-laws. Enormous sums are extorted from intimidated families implicated in these cases by corrupt Indian police officers and elements of the Indian judiciary. The author and his family haven't bribed any public official nor have they given in to the extortion. This blog aims to raise awareness of due process in India. The content of this blog constitutes, opinions, observations, and publicly available documents. The intent is not to slander or defame anyone or any institution and is the manifestation of the author's right to freedom of expression – with all the protections this right guarantees.

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