Senior advocate at Supreme Court, former Solicitor General of India and King’s Counsel Harish Salve, in an exclusive interaction with Nation Next, speaks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi, recent gruesome murder of Shraddha Walker involving her boyfriend Aftab Poonawala, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and much more!
Corrigendum: In one of the questions during Mr Harish Salve’s interview, interviewer mistakenly quoted former Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Bobde, saying, “Constitution is under threat.” Justice Bobde never made this remark. We sincerely apologise to Justice Bobde and the audience for committing this mistake. Inconvenience caused is regretted!
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Everything important in country doesn’t need to come before us: SC on Joshimath case
The Supreme Court (SC) denied to take up urgent hearing of Uttarakhand’s Joshimath land subsidence case on Tuesday, January 10.
Joshimath, is a hill town in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, with a population of about 23,000. It is located at an altitude of 6,107 feet. In late 2021, residents started noticing cracks in their houses. Reportedly, Around 700 houses have so far developed major and minor cracks on their walls, ceilings, or floors.
Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, is the petitioner who sought SC’s intervention to declare the crisis in this natural disaster.
Advocate Parmeshwar Nath Mishra is appearing for Saraswati, he had mentioned the Joshimath case for urgent hearing, to which, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said, “Everything important in the country doesn’t need to come before us; there are democratically elected governments which can take care. We will take it up on January 16.”
The bench also said, “There are other democratically elected governments that can take care of the things.”
Saraswati maintained that Joshimath disaster occurred because of large-scale industrialisation. In is plea, he pursued immediate financial assistance and compensation to the people of Uttarakhand. The plea also sought support from the National Disaster Management Authority for residents in this difficult time.
Maha-Karnataka border issue: Amit Shah asks parties to wait for SC verdict
Amit Shah announces formation of a panel to discuss and resolve contentious issues…
In a bid to calm border tensions between Maharashtra and Karnataka, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of both states where Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra were also present.
Making a statement to the media after the meeting, Shah said that the meeting between Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and his Karnataka counterpart Basavaraj Bommai “was held in a positive atmosphere today and that CMs of both states agreed that a resolution should be reached in a constitutional manner.”
Saying that the matter is in the Supreme Court and hence “till the SC verdict on this matter is not out, the two states will not make any claim or create any demand on the other.” Announcing the formation of a panel to sort out any issues, Shah said three “ministers from each of these two states will sit together & discuss about ensuring that all decisions are percolated to the ground level.”
Shah further said that both states have agreed to form a committee headed by one senior IPS officer so that law and order is maintained in both states so that outsiders and locals don’t face any problem. Speaking about fake Twitter accounts that were opened in names of political leaders (of both states) to spread misinformation, Shah said that FIRs will be registered against such Twitter accounts & people involved will be exposed in public.
Urging the opposition parties of both states not to politicize this issue Shah said that “We should wait for the outcome of the discussions of the committee formed to resolve this issue & decision of Supreme Court. I’m confident that NCP-Cong-Uddhav Thackeray group will cooperate.”
Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son in money laundering case
Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh in money laundering case
In a major development, Special Court granted bail to former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh on Monday in an alleged money laundering case. Hrishikesh, who was arraigned as an accused in the chargesheet, was granted bail after a special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) recorded his appearance.
He had filed an application through his advocate Aniket Nikam after appearing before the court and requesting the same to accept his appearance and grant him bail.
Hrishikesh also pointed out that the accusations in the ED’s case were confined to the alleged acts of omission and commission by his father in his capacity as the former home minister from January 2020 to April 2021. The plea also cited that the former home minister had already been granted bail in the case by the Bombay High Court.
The court had in February this year issued summons to Hrishikesh after ED submitted its complaint (chargesheet) in the case.
Bombay High Court granted bail to NCP leader Anil Deshmukh in October this year in the same case. While Deshmukh had secured the bail in the ED case, he remains in custody in connection with the CBI case registered against him in April last year.