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D.T.RATHAVA posted a topic in RTI in MediaSrinagar, May 15: Although National Intelligence Act is not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir but Kashmiris arrested under the “dreaded” anti-terror law are arbitrarily shifted to Delhi to face trial over there, Kashmir’s High Court Bar Association has said. The fact has been brought to light by a report by an HCBA team that recently visited Tihar Jail in Delhi and found that 21 Kashmiri’s were languishing in the jail for many years without getting proper legal aid and other facilities entitled to them under law. In states where NIA has been made applicable, special courts have been created and the under-trials are tried in those courts of the respective states. “The action of arresting and shifting of accused from Jammu and Kashmir to Delhi is illegal and devoid of any sanction and needs urgent intervention by the members of the legal fraternity,” the team comprising the HCBA president and other members said in the report....... ...........http://www.dailykashmirimages.com/news-bar-highlights-plight-of-j-k-prisoners-held-in-tihar-jail-78914.aspx
CIC to visit Tihar, meet War Room Leak accused AS REPORTED by Mohit Sharma, July 07, 2008, Express India New Delhi, July 6 Chief Information Commissioner Wajahad Habibbullah will be visiting the Tihar Jail next week. The reason: Intelligence Bureau's denial to reply a Right To Information (RTI) query by two accused in the Navy War Room Leak case. The two are currently lodged in the jail, having been booked under the Official Secrets Act. According to sources in the jail, the matter came to light when the officers — Ravi Shankaran and Vijender Rana — filed the RTI application last month, seeking to know the basis of their arrest and the cases against them. The jail officials said after a month, they received a reply. “The Intelligence Bureau refused to present the documents,” an official said. “The applicants were reluctant to accept the reply given by the IB.” Following this, the two wrote to Habibbullah's office and it was decided last week that the CIC would visit Tihar. Confirming the visit, Habibbullah said: “A visit to Tihar Jail on July 16 is on our schedule. We have two to three matters, including the War Room Leak case pending for hearing. To avoid inconvenience to Tihar authorities in producing them before us, we have decided to pay a visit to the jail.” He said the two officers did indeed have queries about the Intelligence Bureau's denial. Tihar sources added that the CIC would be accompanied by a few officials of the Commission. Undertrials Shankaran and Rana are in jail number one. They, along with three other defence officers, were charged under the Officials Secret Act for allegedly entering into a conspiracy and “compromising” about 7,000 pages of defence information. The documents from the Naval war room and air defence headquarters had a direct bearing on national security. The CBI registered the case on March 20, 2006, following a reference from the Defence Ministry and a scrutiny of an inquiry conducted by the Indian Air Force. CIC to visit Tihar, meet War Room Leak accused - ExpressIndia.Com
The fact that criminal justice system has almost collapsed in our country seems to hold good when we analyse the conviction rate in criminal cases. In order to verify the low rate of conviction an application was given to Police HQ Delhi on 05.01.07 by a member of SDJ team seeking information about current status of criminal cases filed with various police station . After passing of 60 days information in respect to 3 police zones out of total 11 zones were received. After analysis of information furnished some of the interesting and thought provoking points came into light. Details Ajit Kumar This is an effort by SDJ Team Society for Development and Justice - Home