The uncle of the Unnao alleged gang rape survivor on Monday requested the Uttar Pradesh government to transfer the case of the Rae Bareli accident, in which two of his relatives died, to the CBI. An FIR was being registered on a complaint of the uncle, who is lodged in the Rae Bareli jail, said ADG Lucknow, Rajeev Krishna. The CBI is already probing the gang rape case and ‘custodial death’ of the survivor’s father. BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, now jailed, is the main accused in the entire case.Mr. Krishna told reporters that the police were awaiting the government’s report on the request to transfer the accident case to the CBI. “As soon as that report comes it’ll be recommended to the CBI,” he said.One of the two deceased persons, the aunt of the survivor, was a CBI witness in the Unnao case, he noted.
Rattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally got something to cheer about when long- jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold medal on the opening day of the 19th Asian Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, on Thursday.Long Jumper Mayookha JohnyDiscus thrower Vikas Gowda added a silver while Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan bagged a bronze in the women’s 10,000m race.Mayookha leapt 6.56m in her second jump to open India’s gold medal account on a rain- hit opening day at the Kobe Universiade Stadium to emulate her idol Anju Bobby George, who had won the Asian Championships gold in 2005.China’s Lu Minjia took home the silver by jumping 6.52m while the bronze went to Saeko Okayama of Japan, who had an effort of 6.51m.The women’s long jump event was delayed after the stadium was lashed by rain, which affected the performance of the athletes.Mayookha’s training mate and Commonwealth Games silver medallist MA Prajusha finished sixth with an effort of 6.27m.Mayookha’s effort, though, was below her season’s best of 6.63m, which she recorded in the national inter-state meet in Bangalore last month, and her personal best of 6.64m, which she came up with at the Asian All Star Meet in New Delhi last year.She also failed to go past the 2012 London Olympics and next month’s World Championships ‘B’ qualifying standard of 6.65m.Earlier, in the morning session, national record holder Gowda’s performance was also affected by weather conditions as he finished second with an effort of 61.58m, behind Iran’s Asian record holder Ehsan Hadadi, who also had a below- par 62.27m. The bronze medal went to Wu Jian of China ( 56.61m).This was the Iranian’s fourth consecutive Asian title, though he was well below his season’s best of 65.89m and Asian record of 69.32m.advertisementGowda, who has a season’s best of 64.91 and three marks over 64 metres, has already crossed the Olympics and World Championships ‘ B’ qualifying standard of 63m, while he is yet to touch the ‘A’ standard of 65m.It was a bit of a disappointment, though, for the Indian camp as Preeja had to settle for a bronze in 10,000m.Preeja, who has been struggling to reach peak form, clocked 33:16.55 sec, well below her Asian Games gold medalwinning timing of 31:50:28.Compatriot Kavita Raut, who had won silver in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, was a poor sixth with a below- par 35:24.35, much below her personal best of 31:51.44.SE Habitegbrel of Bahrain won the gold in 32:47.80 while compatriot and 2007 champion Kareema Jasim Saleh took silver in 32:50.90 With inputs from PTI.
Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is reporting that there has been a consistent reduction of the criminal case backlog over the past three to four years. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is reporting that there has been a consistent reduction of the criminal case backlog over the past three to four years.“On December 31, 2016, there was a backlog of 30,667 criminal cases in the parish courts. As at the end of Fiscal Year 2018/2019, some 12,399 of these cases had been cleared. This represents a 40 per cent reduction in the backlog,” Mr. Chuck pointed out.He was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21.Mr. Chuck noted that the Government is committed to supporting the Chief Justice’s vision and will stay the course so that, in the words of the Chief Justice, Jamaica will have the best court system in the Caribbean in three years and one of the best in the world in six years.“I applaud the leadership of the Chief Justice, who has shown, by example, that these defined standards are achievable. In particular, he has indicated that all probates and divorces will be completed within four months of filing, and at the end of 2019, there will be no outstanding matter,” he said.“He has also promised that all outstanding judgements by his colleagues will be completed by the end of 2019, and I expect this promise to be kept,” the Minister added.Mr. Chuck cited the 309-page Judgement of the Constitutional Court in the recently delivered National Identification System (NIDS) constitutional ruling, which was done within six months.“Still, there are too many matters in the Courts dragging on for five years and more, and some in excess of 10 years. A first-class justice system requires that all matters be completed in under five years, and we must give the court system the support it needs to ensure the speedy dispensation of justice within three years in the Supreme Court, and two years in the parish courts as soon as possible,” the Minister said. Story Highlights He was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21. “On December 31, 2016, there was a backlog of 30,667 criminal cases in the parish courts. As at the end of Fiscal Year 2018/2019, some 12,399 of these cases had been cleared. This represents a 40 per cent reduction in the backlog,” Mr. Chuck pointed out.