Aarushi murder case is one of the most controversial and talked about whodunit crime cases that could not be entirely solved. It did see a lot of twists and turns and got many movie directors making movies about the case as well as a book release on it. Last October the parents of Aarushi-Talwar, got acquitted from the murder on account of lack of full-proof evidence, but CBI wasn’t in favor of this decision of the court. A few days ago, after almost one year of the acquittal of the dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, the High Court finally has admitted the appeal of CBI against the acquittal of Aarushi’s Parents.
Hemraj’s wife was the first to file the petition in the court against the couple saying that they were acquitted wrongly. After a few days even the CBI filed for a review saying that the acquittal was wrong on ‘many counts’. The Talwar’s have already spent four years in jail after a CBI court had convicted them of the double murder with a life sentence.
Many investigators believe that the murder was committed by an insider because there was no sign of forced entry into the apartment and the victims were in the presence of the couple before the murder occurred. Though the court has not denied the carelessness in the investigation and evidence as well.
The Aarushi murder case investigations had delved into three angles associated with the crime
- Couple Parents as suspects of the crime
The UP police suspected the couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar during the investigation due to a number of clues and circumstantial gap indicating their involvement.
- Three intruders namely Krishna, Vijay Mandal and Rajkumar as suspects
Their role in the crime was a possibility because they had easy access to the house and Krishna, one of the helpers of Dr Rajesh was scolded for making mould correctly.
- Other intruders besides servants as suspects
The possibility of involvement of intruders besides the servants was ruled out during the investigation as there was no circumstantial evidence to prove the same.
But, there was not enough evidence to prove whether the servants had created the crime or the parents. Hence, the CBI had asked for closure of case citing reasons of insufficient evidence in 2017 after 2.5 years of botched of investigations. But, the report file in Ghaziabad was rejected but the couple convicted by the Ghaziabad Trial court in the case and sentenced to life term. But, they were ultimately acquitted in October last year citing lack of key evidence in the matter. The Talvar couple has denied that they committed the crime and said that they were only victims of a botched up investigation as well as unfair media coverage.
Now, the Supreme court has admitted the review of double murder case filed by CBI and Hemraj’s wife and sent a notice to the dentist couple for reviewing it.
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While the governing government has already proposed the One Election System in India, it has been opposed by opposition parties. Presently, the State assembly and Lok Sabha elections are two separate elections and if they are organized at the same time, it can be big relief to not only the administration and people but to the economy as well.
The former Chief Commissioner of India, did bring up the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Standing committee which harped upon the enormous amount of money that was spent of conduction elections separately and the cost saving of adopting a one election methodology. The four reasons includes that were mentioned besides two more at the India foundation Symposium on One Nation, One Election include the following –
- The imposition of Model Code of Conduct on separate election results in a policy crippling.
- A mammoth manpower is needed to handle the election in a country beyond billion
- It does impact the delivery of essential services adversely
- Blows a big hole in the pocket of the government
The other two reasons included –
- Many parties and political leaders make promise big freebies and money at times during the election time
- Caste and communalism reaches its peak during the election times.
In the month of July 2018, the law commission did invite all the National and State parties that were recognized for conformity on the proposal but very few showed up. The opposition party also had their say on the same. Many political leaders of opposition put their thoughts that included the following –
- The idea or concept is fundamentally anti-democratic
- The opposition said that one election could help the ruling party to hide their poor performance and policy failures
- It would weaken the regional parties and strengthen the national ones.
The NITI Aayog was in favor of one nation one election on reasons of financial and administrative loading issues that arise on account of separate elections beside the point that it would go on to avoid the misuse of MCC. The MCC comes into force when the dates of election are announced and prevents the ruling government from making any changing like transfers, posting without EC approval, new appointments or launch of new schemes to name a few. It acts like a trap for governance and also leads to destabilizing the elected government and burdening the treasury heavily. The Estimated cost of the election of 2014 was around 4000 crores and the 2019 elections would definitely cross this amount.
Thus, approval of the one nation one elections will definitely mean a lot of savings of people’s money and a big advantage to the election commission as well as campaigning parties.
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The Delhi court is soon going to rule out its decision on whether the ban on the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and NCR region will continue this Diwali or not. The kid petitioners who had filed the PIL are less than four years of age and have sought a complete ban on the purchase, sale as well as transportation of fire crackers. Their lawyer did present a lot of material on how children were the most affected amongst all because of the smoke that arises out of bursting the fire crackers.
The highlight of the case was that the petitioners has got the chief of Lung Foundation Sri Arvind Kumar as well as Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery and Lung Transplantation, to strengthen their case.
Both the doctors explained the jury about the ill effects that smoke causes on people and Dr. Kumar also shared his experiences as a Surgeon stating that indirectly everyone in Delhi is a smoker. Through pictures of lungs he showed how a spike in PM 2.5 during the Diwali season of fire crackers can prove to be fatal and have a major effect on the mortality rate even if there is a 10 micron rise.
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The plea also included explanation on how kids were adversely affected by the smoke pollution of fire crackers as their lungs were not developed fully making them even more vulnerable to conditions like asthma, bronchitis, lung disease as well as cognitive impairment.
Last year the high court did suspend the sale of fire crackers in Delhi as well as NCR to measure the positive effect of fire cracker less festive celebrations for the period October 9 – November 1, 2017. The hearing bench of Justices do agree that children are affected adversely and the most due to the smoke pollution but they are still to come to a decision of whether to levy a ban on the same or to regulate the sale of fire crackers this Diwali.
While it is a known fact that fire crackers worth crores of Rupees are sold for Diwali celebrations, even the fog cover that Delhi has experienced recently does pose the need for strict rules and regulations to curb different types of pollutions and maintain healthy air standards in the capital and around.
*Source form the internet