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Kotkhai Probe: CBI gets 55 more days to submit final report

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Shimla: The Central Bureau of Investigation submitted a 70-page report in the Himachal Pradesh High Court on October 25 in relation to the ongoing probe into gruesome gangrape and murder of a minor girl in July 2017. The agency was granted more 55 days to file the final report.

As the court has requested the media to not report the hearing, the only credible information was received through the counsel.

However, a report by an English Daily said the CBI has sought six more months to complete the investigation. The report did not clear what does it actually imply.

He said the CBI’s report has satisfied the division bench comprising of the acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma about the progress in the case.

Though the forensic reports, as per credible sources, have failed point out the real culprits, CBI has given sufficient evidences in its 70-page long report to convince the court. At least, this what the court’s satisfaction suggests.

In relation to the FIR registered in the custodial death of the accused Suraj Singh, the court has asked the agency to file chargesheet by November 20.

In the case of rape and murder of the minor of the minor, the court sought submission of a complete report by December 20.

Yet again, the parents, public and social activists who were awaiting a deliverance of justice were disappointed to such an extent that they reportedly chased the CBI SIT while they were leaving the court premises after the hearing. The activists tried to ‘gherao’ the SIT asking them to reveal information about the real culprits.

However, with the intervention of the local police and co-operation of the CBI officials, the matter was later resolved.

As per reports, one of the CBI officials invited a representative of the activist group to the CBI office and succeeded in convincing her as well.

The hearing came as a relief to the CBI which has been facing the wrath of the court for its slow pace of the investigation. Prior to this report, the agency has filed at least half-a-dozen incomplete reports in the court.

Remember that all accused arrested in relation to the rape and murder of the minor are out on bail as the CBI had failed to file a chargesheet within 90 days.

Ironically, the HP Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) including the Inspector General Zahur H Zaidi and DSP of Theog Manoj Joshi that had arrested these six accused is behind bars in judicial custody.

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Hamirpur college girl alleges local police of threatening her instead of acting against molester

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Shimla: The image of Himachal Pradesh Police was badly dented by the case relating to the gangrape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kotkhai, Shimla, in July 2017. 

Now, in yet another case of alleged harassment and molestation, a girl enrolled in a private college in Hamirpur town has labelled serious allegation against the local police.

As per the sources, a person had been stalking and harassing the girl, who is living in a rented room in the town, for over a month. The person, whom she identified as a member of an influential family of Maunhi (मौहीं) village, crossed the limits, used abusing words, and even molested her on Friday.

On reaching the police station with her complaint on the same day, instead of taking action the police allegedly threatened her and forced to sign a blank paper.

As per the girl, the police allegedly pressurized her to compromise in order to hush up the matter as culprit’s family was an influential one.

Eventually, the girl has approached the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Balwinder Thakur, with her grieve complaint.The ASP has also given her an assurance that appropriate directions were given to the incharge of the station to take strict action against the culprit.  

Yesterday, a teacher of a private college in Hamirpur town was arrested for allegedly raping his pupil inside college premises. A video showing students and parents thrashing the accused publically also did rounds of social media.

The appearance of another case has put a big question mark over the law and order conditions of the town, the image of the police, and declarations made by the new government over the safety of women in Himachal.

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Brig. Satish Kumar appointed new HPSSC Chairman

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Shimla: Brig. Satish Kumar became the new Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPPSC), Hamirpur as the Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry administered him the oath of office.

Born on May 27 in 1957, Brig. Satish Kumar belongs to village Biara of Tehsil Palampur, Kangra district. He was earlier appointed as Member of HPPSC, Hamirpur.

Earlier, Brig. Satish Kumar had rendered his services in various wings of Indian Army and has an experience of 35 years in various fields.

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HP Cabinet Decisions Feb 2018: Nod to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interviews, relief in MBBS tendering bond money

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Shimla: In a cabinet meeting of Himachal Pradesh Government held on February 17, 2018, the Government gave nod to fill 200 vacant posts of Medical Officers (MBBS) on local specific contracts through walk-in interviews, particularly in rural and far-flung areas.

The Cabinet decided to amend PG policy on tendering bond money for MBBS doctors pursuing higher courses, MD/MS degree or diploma, super speciality DM/MCH courses, DNB courses, Master Courses within and outside the State.

As per the government, it will help MBBS doctors undergoing PG courses in obtaining bank guarantees for their courses.

HP Govt to sign MoU with NCCF

The existing policy, provisions and method of procurement of pulses will also be revised to facilitate procurement of four pulses i.e. Dal Channa, Urd Sabut, Moong Sabut and Malka from National Co-operative Consumer’s Federation of India Ltd. (NCCF) under the state-subsidized scheme meant for procurement and distribution of pulses.

 It will save Rs. 2.63 crore per month only on account of purchase of pulses, the government claimed.

 The H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. and NCCF will execute a MoU for the same soon.

The government said it would seek more staff from Development Bank, Germany for the boosting the H.P. Forest Ecosystem Climate Proofing Project, which is being implemented in Chamba and Kangra districts.

The government said this project is covering 600 panchayats of said districts to minimize and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change by increasing biodiversity and sustained income in rural areas through sustainable management of forest resources.

List of HP Cabinet’s other decisions:

  1. Approved deployment of two medical physicists and four radiotherapist technicians on outsource basis at Government Medical College Tanda to operationalise the sophisticated cancer treatment equipment available there
  2. Gave nod to upgrade Community Health Centre Bagsaid to 50 bed Civil Hospital in Mandi district along-with creation of 29 posts of various categories in the hospital
  3. Consent to upgrade Civil Hospital Ani in district Kullu to 100 bed Civil Hospital along-with creation of 26 new posts of different categories
  4. Consent to fill up 20 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in district Solan on contract basis
  5. Consent to fill up three vacant posts of Investigators in H.P. Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) on contract basis

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