New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday directed all the state and union territory governments to file the “rules, orders or guidelines” permitting the use of red lights on the vehicles and security personnel to various people in public life and administration. The court also sought the details of the names and designation of people having security cover, the number of security personnel so used and the total cost to the exchequer. The court has also sought details of the total security personnel in each of the states and those engaged in maintaining law order, crime prevention and investigation and traffic management. The court direction to the state and UT governments came in the course of a hearing where it is examining the issue of allowing red lights on the vehicles to various people as well as deployment of police and other security personnel for their security.
Court stops ruling on Gulberg carnage
New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday asked an Ahmedabad court not to pronounce its orders on the closure report filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the allegations of inaction by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and senior state officials in the Gulberg Society carnage during the 2002 riots. The court passed its order while hearing a petition by Zakia Nasim Jaffri, wife of a former Congress MP killed in the Gulberg Society carnage, that the magistrate’s court has not given her all the documents that SIT had relied upon while filing the closure report of its investigation into her complaint. Jaffri’s husband Ehsan Jafri was one of the 69 killed at Gulberg Society.
President’s rule likely in Jharkhand
New Delhi: The union cabinet decided to recommend president’s rule in Jharkhand, where no party has staked claim to form the government after Arjun Munda resigned as chief minister following the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha withdrawing its support.IANS