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HP Govt names school after Kotkhai rape-murder victim’s real name against SC directions

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With this step, the government has disclosed real identity of the minor victim, which is legally prohibited.

Shimla- As another effort to calm down infuriated people of the Kotkhai region, the Himachal Pradesh Government has upgraded a school and has named it after victim’s real name.

The government said it was a tribute to Gudiya. With this step, the government has disclosed real identity of the minor victim, which is legally prohibited. The government did not issue any notification regarding prior permission from any authority or kin of the victim.

The Government Middle School Dhar Tarpunoo (धार तरपुणू/टाली) was upgraded to Senior Secondary level. Nine posts were created for the school, regarding which a notification was also issued on July 22, said a spokesperson of the government. There are five posts for PGT, one for TGT (arts), TGT (medical) and language teacher, and a principal. The school will be functional with immediate effect, he said.

The school will be functional with immediate effect, he said.

However, according to Section 228 of the Indian Penal Code:
Section 228 indian penalcode

As per the two judgments given by the Supreme Court of India in 2003 and 2006,

Keeping in view the objective of preventing social victimisation or ostracism of the victim of a sexual offence for which section 228-A has been enacted, it would be appropriate that in the judgments, be it of this court, high courts or lower courts, the name of the victim should not be indicated.

The government cited the reason behind this tribute to be the distance that the victim girl used to cover to reach her school. She was compelled to walk about six kilometers from her village. The father of the victim always wanted his daughter to receive a good education, but there was no school in the vicinity. The parents do not wish to send victim’s brother to the same school she was attending before meeting a horrible death after alleged gang-rape.

However, explanation regarding legal aspect of the disclosure of victim’s name is still awaited.

As an aid from the government, Rs. 2 lakhs were also given to the family. The Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur, who visited the family on Friday, has requested the government to consider upgrading more schools.

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Gudiya Case: Ex-SP Shimla joins 8 other accused at Model Central Jail Kanda

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Shimla: The former Superintendent of Shimla Police, D.W. Negi, finally joined eight other police officials including the ex-Inspector General, Southern Range, Zahur H. Zaidi, and the ex-Deputy Superintendent, Theog, at the Model Central Jail, Kanda.

The Court of Judicial Magistrate Ranjeet Singh Thakur on November 21, sent Negi in a judicial custody till November 23. He will be produced in the  court along with eight other accused on the same date. 

As per the report, the Central Bureau of Investigation sought his remand for five more days, which was denied by the court. 

The CBI had arrested Negi on November 16 in case relating to the custodial killing of a Nepalese laborer, who was arrested by State Police SIT in relation to the rape and murder of  a minor and was on remand till November 21.  

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, gangraped, and murdered savagely in the Halaila woods of the Kotkhai region in Shimla district. Her naked dead body was found in the woods on July 6, 2017. 

The HP Police SIT claimed a breakthrough on July 13 after arresting six accused including the deceased Suraj. Suraj was killed at the Kotkhai Police station under mysterious circumstances. 

On August 29, the CBI arrested eight police officials for the alleged killing of the accused. Negi was arrested for forging FIR in custodial killing of Suraj.  As per this FIR, local police had framed a co-accused Raju for he killing of Suraj.   

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Candidates in Shimla (U) served notices for defacing public property

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He removed the promotional material along with his team. He said the political parties will have to pay the expenditure made by the district administration on removal of the posters/flyers/banners.

Shimla: With the elections come usual visual pollution and defacing of the public property because the political parties or the candidates are ignorant and possess little or no respect towards the rules. Neither they care about maintaining remaining beauty of Himachal’s towns. 

As an appreciable step, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Shimal (Urban) Ajit Bhardwaj on Wednesday issued a notice to candidates of various parties who are defacing the public property in the city by pasting their posters, flyers, banners etc.

These candidates include Suresh Bhardwaj, Harish Janartha, Harbhajan Singh Bhajji, and Sanjay Chauhan.

The SDM visited some localities of Shimla and found that parties are not adhering to the places specifically marked for placement of such posters/banners.

He removed the promotional material along with his team. He said the political parties will have to pay the expenditure made by the district administration on removal of the same.

On Tuesday, the district administration and the Municipal Corporation of Shimla had asked these candidates to remove their promotional material from the public property.

The candidates were warned of appropriate legal action as per the rules related to defacing of the public property.

It is an ethical duty of all the political parties and candidates that they show respect to laws and refrain from creating cluttered scene in their respective constituencies.

There is no justification for defacing public property if the administration has already marked specific zones or places for this purpose. 

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Theog Constituency drama leaves Congress perplexed as Stokes’ nomination rejected

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Shimla: The Returning officer of the Theog Constituency has rejected the nomination filed by the veteran Congress leader Vidya Stokes (89) on the last date. Now, she won’t be able to fight as an independent candidate either. 
 
The set-back came following an intense drama over the Theog seat. Not only Congress faced distress in one section of party workers, but also exposed the party’s internal politics and miscommunication.
 
Here is what happened
 
A day before the last date for the filing of nomination, the list of final candidates included the name of Deepak Rathore as the ticket-holder from Theog, while the Chief Minister were seen congratulating Mr. Khachi .
 
As per the political critics and experts, Stokes had vacated the seat for the Chief Minster who had sacrificed Shimla-rural constituency to introduce his son. However, after Virbhadra Singh moved to Arki, Stokes expressed her right to nominate a candidate of her choice, which was Vijaypal Khachi, son of late Congress leader JBL Khachi,
 
However, the high-command and state committee gave the ticket to Deepak Rathore, who even filed the nomination.
 
At the same time, Virbhadra Singh tweeted a photo in which he was congratulating Khachi for securing a ticket. The tweet was later deleted, however.
 
Stokes had even announced her retirement but on the last date, she files her nomination as a Candidate representing Congress party. It was speculated that Rathore would contest as an independent candidate as Stokes would take back the charge as the official candidate from Theog.
 
Congress was left red-faced after her nomination was rejected today. As per the rule there could be only one official claimant for the party symbol. Moreover, she had failed to produce 10 proposers, as mentioned in the RO handbook. Also, Rathore had filed the nomination with party authority letter first.
 
As per critics, it is a blunder that could affect the results because Stokes had won past three elections successively.
 
 
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