News UpdatesPlea In Delhi HC Challenges Appointment Of 11 Special Public Prosecutors For Riots Cases Karan Tripathi21 Oct 2020 8:59 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the appointment of eleven Special Public Prosecutors for conducting cases pertaining to the riots that took place in the northeast districts of Delhi. Moved by Delhi Prosecutors Welfare Association, the writ petition challenges the notification dated 24/06/20 issued by the Delhi Government whereby eleven Special Public…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?LoginA plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the appointment of eleven Special Public Prosecutors for conducting cases pertaining to the riots that took place in the northeast districts of Delhi. Moved by Delhi Prosecutors Welfare Association, the writ petition challenges the notification dated 24/06/20 issued by the Delhi Government whereby eleven Special Public Prosecutors were appointed for conducting cases pertaining to the Delhi riots.The notification challenged in the petitionThe petition also seeks a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to appoint independent Special PPs, respecting the principles of fairness and impartiality. It is the case of the Petitioner that the current cohort of Special PPs have been appointed on the recommendation of the Delhi Police, which violates both section 24 of the Criminal Procedure Code as well as the law laid down by the Supreme Court.It is contended that the impugned notification is unsustainable as it has been issued by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi without the aid and advise of the Delhi Government. The petitioner argues that as per the interpretation given by the Supreme Court to Article 239AA of the Constitution, the L-G of Delhi cannot take a unilateral decision for the appointment of prosecutors. It is further argued by the Petitioner that these appointments violate Article 21 of the Constitution which guarantees free and fair trial to every accused person.The appointment of the 11 SPPs on the recommendations of Delhi Police “is a divergence from the principles of free and fair trial which is part of Article 21 of the Constitution”, stated the plea.According to the petition, the proposal of Delhi Police to appoint SPPs was rejected by the Delhi government which decided to appoint SPPs from the empanelled advocates. A revised proposal forwarded by the police was also rejected by the Delhi government, adding that subsequently, the Lt Governor intervened in the issue and decided to proceed with the names recommended by the police.It said that this led to a difference of opinion between the LG and the Delhi government and the issue was referred to the President who approved the names suggested by the police.In view of the Presidential approval, Delhi government issued the June 24 notification appointing the SPPs recommended by the police, the petition states.The plea claims that the association sent a representation to the Delhi government against the appointment of the SPPs, but no action was taken. The present petition has been moved through Advocates Aditya Kapoor, Kushal Kumar, and Manika Goswami.Understanding The ‘Tug of War’ As To Who Should Represent Delhi Police In Delhi Riots CasesOn July 31, the LG had appointed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and five Additional Solicitor Generals as Special Public Prosecutors to conduct court proceedings arising out of 85 FIRs registered in relation to protests against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 and the riots which occurred in North East Delhi in the last week of February.The appointment of Special Prosecutors in cases related to Delhi riots has been a bone of contention between the Delhi Government and the Delhi-LG. The peculiar situation arose as the Delhi Police is reporting to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.In February, the appearance of Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, in Delhi High Court in a case seeking investigation into Delhi riots had created a controversy, after Rahul Mehra, Standing Counsel of Delhi Government, objected to it by saying that appointment of Prosecutors was the sole preserve of Delhi Government. The objection was on the ground that LG can appoint Prosecutors only on the aid and advise of the Delhi Government.Following that, on February 27, the Lieutenant General of Delhi passed an order appointed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to represent Delhi Police in the case filed by Harsh Mander.On May 29, the Home Department of Delhi Government approved the appointment of Solicitor General, ASG Maninder Acharya, ASG Aman Lekhi, Standing Counsel (UOI) Amit Mahajan, and Advocate Rajat Nair, as Special Prosecutors in a case related to Delhi riots(Aqil Hussain vs State of NCT of Delhi). Next Story
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WHS GolfFri., April 25W. Collegiate- Cherry Oaks3 p.m. Follow us on Twitter. WHS TrackFri., April 25Clearwater3 p.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington boys tennis team finished fourth out of eight teams in Circle on Tuesday; the WHS track team had success in the Caldwell Invitational including a new school record being set and the Wellington Middle School boys lost a tough one in Andover Central. Those details and the sports schedule through Monday are below:Wellington tennis:Â The Wellington boys tennis team finished fourth in the eight-team Circle Invitational. Augusta, Circle, Collegiate, El Dorado, Independence, Labette County, Parsons and Wellington were participating.â€œWe went with new players in every event,â€ said Allen Keller, Wellington head boys tennis coach. â€œInstead of playing singles, Tyler Pettegrew teamed up with Dutch Brownlee for the first time this season. Since they had no â€œwin/lossâ€ record, the best we could do was a No. 4 seed.â€Pettegrew/Brownlee beat No. 5 seed Collegiate team Van/Hoeckle in the first round 8-3, beat No. 1 seed Parsons team of Benevides/Wells in the semis 8-3, and then beat the No. 2 seed Circle team of Larson/Hunter in the finals 8-7 (7-4).â€œPotentially a very good team heading into the last week of the regular season,â€ Keller said.Instead of playing No. 2 singles, Brock Edwards stepped up into the No. 1 spot. Â Again, with no record at that position, but with a 10-5 record at No. 2 Singles, Brock only got a six seed.He lost to No. 3 seeded Trewecke of Circle 8-0.Â In the consolation bracket, he beat Stenseng of El Dorado 8-1 before losing his final match to Waugh of Labette County 8-5.â€œAs a freshman, Brock played well in his first time at the top spot on the team and picked up his first varsity win at No. 1 Singles,â€ Keller said. â€œHe was our only player to score points at the Maize South tournament last Friday and improves every time he steps on the court.â€Moving into the No. 2 singles position for the first time this year was Will Long.Â Â As the No. 7 seed, Will lost his first round to No. 2 seed Mathes of Labette County.Â Will battled back in the consolation beating Harter of El Dorado 8-7 ( 7-4 tie-breaker).Â In the final match for fifth place, Will lost to Parks of Collegiate 8-1.Also teaming up for the first time this season at No. 2 Doubles, Jon Ryberg and Weston Driskell were able to get a No. 2 seed and lived up to their reputation by taking second place beating Lowery/Lowery of Augusta 8-2 in the first round, Cooper/Hurley of Parsons in the semiâ€™s before losing the championship match to the No. 1 seeded team of Cushing and Lowrie of Independence 8-1.â€œIt was a good day of tennis for the Crusaders,â€ Keller said.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Wellington track:Â The Wellington girls tied for first while the boys took second in the Caldwell Invitational on Tuesday. Many of the Wellington track athletes did not participate in this track meet to save their legs for the Clearwater Invitational on Friday, April 25.The big highlight of the day was Cajen Shore, who finished first in the girls pole vault and set the new school record at 9â€™0â€ – breaking the previous record said by Megan Campbell, who leaped over the bar at 8â€™4â€ in 2012.Other placers include:Shelby McNamara second in Pole Vault.Boys 4×100 (Mason, Bruns, Rusk, Gilkey) firstÂ in 4×100.Remington Gilkey second in 400m.Nick Franks third in 200m.Girls 4×100 (Shore, Haskins, Sober, Salvador) second.Girls 4×400 (Sober, Treadway, Haydon, Williams) second.Dietra Sober third in 400m.Dietra Sober third in 100m.Avery Lewellen firstÂ in High Jump.Queen Barnes second in Triple Jump.Micah Rogers third in Triple Jump.Mariah Moore third in Discus.Caitlin Williams firstÂ in Javelin.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢WMS tennis team losesThe Wellington Middle School boys’ tennis team lost a tough meet last night against Andover Central. Â Individual winners include No. 1 Singles Cade Phelps, No. 1 Doubles Cade Phelps and Jaden Adams, No. 4 Singles Grey Hatfield and No.10 Singles Avery Rademacher.The top six will be headed to the Goddard Invitational on Monday April 28th, starting at 9.Caldwell Invitational including a new school record being set and the Wellington Middle School boys lost a tough one in Andover Central. Those details and the sports schedule through Monday are below:â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢The sport schedule through Monday is as follows: WHS Girls SoftballMon., April 28Circlehome4:30 p.m. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersThurston County Public Health has lifted the toxic algae-related warning for Summit Lake. Sample results for the last two weeks show that Anatoxin-a concentrations in the water are less than one microgram per liter, the level of public health concern.The sample taken on May 13, 2018 had Anatoxin-a at 0.59 ug/L, below the level of public health concern for the second consecutive week. The results for the first sample taken on Monday, May 7, 2018 showed toxin levels were at 0.076 micrograms per liter.Since April 24, Summit Lake has been under a toxic algae alert recommending not drinking or using the lake water for the roughly 400 homes that surround the lake.Health Department staff will monitor the lake for toxin producing algae blooms only when residents report a new algae bloom. Residents can sign up for email updates and advisories for Summit Lake by calling Thurston County Public Health at 360-867-2626.“It’s important for residents of all our lakes to understand that algae blooms tend to increase in the summer months, when the weather is warmer,” said Art Starry, Environmental Health Division Director. “While science doesn’t yet know what makes an algae bloom become toxic, we do see patterns that indicate people should use extra caution in the warmer months. A catch phrase that may help is, ‘when in doubt—stay out.’”Residents should flush their water systems any time an algae alert is lifted, prior to drinking from their taps. Instructions on how to do this are on the Thurston County Summit Lake Toxic Algae web page here: https://bit.ly/2ohXydEFor more information about blue-green algae and the County lakes program, visit the County’s Blue-Green Algae Advisories website.