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Can COVID-19 negative migrant labourers be sent home? SC seeks Centre’s response



Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond within a week on whether migrant labourers who test negative for coronavirus can be sent home and asked it to respond within a week.

The order came in response to a petition that sought the apex court’s help in returning migrant labourers to their homes in view of the lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activist Prashant Bhushan was representing the petitioners and during the argument said, “People have one day’s ration with them. They are in a desperate situation. Why the people who are tested negative, can’t go to their respective homes, I don’t understand.”

The matter was being heard through the video conference by three judges bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai.

Meanwhile, a stormy exchange between the judges and Prashant Bhushan took place during the course of hearing over later’s remark on the judiciary.

“You don’t have faith in us. How can we hear you? An order can always be criticized,” Justice SK Kaul told Mr Bhushan. “This institution is not hostage to the government. You don’t have faith in us,” he said.

On this Prashant Bhushan responded by saying, “I have never said that I have no faith in this institution. I could be wrong. But this is the opinion expressed by several retired judges that the court is accepting whatever government says without verifying.”

“You say that you are with this institution for more than 30 years. You know some orders are favourable, some are not. You should not have said such things,” Justice Kaul said.

“I understand sir. This is not lack of faith in the institution,” Bhushan responded.

Further, Justice Gavai commented that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he would bring back 15 lakh labourers.

Bhushan said it would collide with Central government’s orders. “The Central government has shut its eyes, it seems. The migrant labourers who are in distress should be considered immediately,” he said.

Representing the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the government is also very much concerned about the matter and wants to help migrant labourers.

“The government is consulting with the states on how many have to be transported to their states and how many have to be given help and what kind. We are taking all kind of steps,” he said.

“Their daily needs are taken care of wherever they are working. The needs of their families are being taken care of at their villages. At this stage, migration defeats very object of preventive measures and there is a high chance that people in rural areas will get infected,” Mehta added.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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