SC criticises HC over order granting bail
fact that the deceased belonged to a certain community cannot be a justification for any assault much less a murder,” the bench said, ordering the immediate arrest of the accused last week.
The three accused — Vijay Gambhire, Ganesh Yadav and Ajay Lalge — are among the 21 activists of the Hindu Rashtra Sena, including their leader Dhanajay Jayram Desai, who were booked in connection with the murder of the software engineer in Hadapsar on June 2, 2014.
Shaikh was attacked by a mob during violence that erupted over a social media post. Around halfan-hour before the attack, Desai was allegedly addressing a meeting that instigated the audience to violence.
In its controversial order last year, the The Bombay High court said: “The fault of the deceased was that he belonged to another religion. I consider this factor in favour of the accused. Moreover, the accused do not have criminal record and it appears that in the name of the religion, they were provoked and have committed the murder.”
Not satisfied with the Bombay High court’s bail order, the brother of the deceased Mubain Sheikh approached the Supreme Court for cancellation of the bail.
The top court has not just cancelled the bail of the accused but remanded the case back to Bombay high court for fresh consideration. cabinet approved a plan to monetise almost 1600 acres of land belonging to the four companies and spread over different parts of the country. The four companies have a total land of 2352 acres.
When the panel asked if there were other ways to make these companies profitable, the government maintained that in view of the cabinet decision to offload stakes, no comment can be offered at this stage.
The total liabilities of the three ailing companies amount to ₹20,358 crore. Out of this, the liability for IDPL stands at ₹ 10,866 crores, BCPL, ₹ 8681 crore and HAL, ₹811 crore.