[Death Sentence To Acquittal] Madras HC Acquits Prime Accused Chinnasamy in 2016 Udumalpet Honour Killing Case: [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates[Death Sentence To Acquittal] Madras HC Acquits Prime Accused Chinnasamy in 2016 Udumalpet Honour Killing Case: [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Jun 2020 6:52 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has set aside the order of conviction passed by the Principal District and Sessions Court, Tiruppur, against B. Chinnasamy, the prime accused in the 2016 ‘Udumalpet’ Shankar murder case, and has ordered that he be released from custody forthwith. Chinnasamy (A1) was the prime suspect in the honor killing of Shankar, an engineering student belonging to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has set aside the order of conviction passed by the Principal District and Sessions Court, Tiruppur, against B. Chinnasamy, the prime accused in the 2016 ‘Udumalpet’ Shankar murder case, and has ordered that he be released from custody forthwith. Chinnasamy (A1) was the prime suspect in the honor killing of Shankar, an engineering student belonging to the Scheduled Caste [SC] Community, who married Chinnasamy’s daughter, C. Kowsalya. Allegedly, 7 individuals, at the directions of Chinnasamy, brutally attacked on the couple near a bus stand in Udumalpet and slashed them with knives. Though the alleged instigator’s daughter Kowsalya survived the attack, Shankar died. Finding Chinnasamy guilty of criminal conspiracy and Murder, and other relevant provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, the Trial Court had sentenced him to death in December 2017. By way of a 327-page judgment, the HC bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and M. Nirmal Kumar on Monday, acquitted Chinnasamy of all charges, including that of criminal conspiracy, and set aside the death sentence. “The CRIMINAL APPEAL IS ALLOWED and the appellant/A1 is acquitted of all charges and the conviction and sentence imposed against the appellant/A1 by the learned Principal District and Sessions Judge, Tirupur, in SC.No.19 of 2016 dated 12.12.2017, for the offences under Sections 120[B], 302 r/w 120[B] r/w 109 IPC, 307 r/w 120[B] r/w 109 of IPC and under Sections 3[2][Va] of SC/St [POA] Amendment Act, 2015 are set aside and he is acquitted of all charges levelled against him,” the Order states. The court has further ordered that fine amount, if any, appropriated by the State as ordered by the Trial Court, shall be refunded to Chinnasamy. The order has been passed in an appeal preferred by six of the eleven accused, who were convicted by the Trial Court. As regards the appeals filed by A4-Jagatheesan, A5-Manikandan, A6-Selvakumar, A7- Kalaithamilvaanan and A8-Mathan, who were convicted for Murder, for slashing the deceased, the High Court has modified the order of life sentence. It has been ordered that the convicts will undergo a rigorous life term, with 25 years without any right for remission. “Conviction u/s.302 of IPC and the fine amount are confirmed. However, sentence of death awarded is modified and he is sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life with a direction that he should serve minimum period of 25 years of imprisonment, during which, he will not be entitled to any statutory remission or commutation,” the order states. “A4 to A8, who are in the Central Prison, Coimbatore, shall undergo the modified sentence now ordered by this Court. The period of incarceration undergone by them during investigation, trial and post conviction, shall be given set-off under Section 428 of CrPC,” the court further clarified. The bench also confirmed the acquittal of Chinnasamy’s wife, C. Annalakshmi and her brother P. Pandidurai from the case, in appeal against acquittal prefrred by the State. Inter alia, acquittal of Prasanna, who was allegedly a part of the unlawful assembly and was waiting on a motor cycle to facilitate the escaping of the assailants, is also upheld. Further, the court has set aside the order of conviction passed against Dhanraj (A9), who allegedly was standing nearby, was a member of the unlawful assembly and took steps to prevent the deceased from escaping from the attack. The court has also set aside the order of conviction against Manikandan (A11), accused of harbouring the assailants, by giving them accommodation in his house and facilitating their abscondence. “Since this Court had acquitted A1, A9 and A11 of all the charges leveled against them, they are directed to be released forth with unless their presence/custody is required in connection with any other case/proceedings,” the court ordered.Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Another human emergency looms

first_imgAnother human emergency loomsBy Green Commute Initiative on 29 Mar 2021 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Latest News, Personnel Today No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website 8 top tips for bossing your PayrollPROMOTED | The first peak of the pandemic has shifted the priorities of large and small businesses alike, making payroll a top concern for UK companies with employee wellbeing a close second, according to new research by Payroll & HR services provider, SD Worx. Previous Article Next Article Make UK launches new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support Programme to protect businesses and safeguard jobsPROMOTED | Make UK has developed a new online suite of services to help manufacturers with the challenges of preparing…center_img Related posts: Picture courtesy of Fully Charged, stockists of premium E-bikes at fullycharged.com” Inactivity kills thousands of people EVERY single year.  And yet, no one is talking about it.  It’s the ignored health crisis that threatens the lives of those all around us.This is a human emergency and we need to act now.  Yet the cure is simple, free and staring at us in the face.  No need for research and vaccines.  It’s here now and ready to implement.Inactivity is a killerWhat is causing this emergency?  Inactivity.  Shockingly, four in ten adults don’t meet the minimum recommended levels for movement.  This puts them at an increased risk of becoming seriously ill.Being inactive can have devastating consequences for individual health.  It increases the likelihood of getting some serious life-limiting, long-term diseases including obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, and dementia, to name a few.For the last 50 years, the human population has steadily reduced its routine activity levels. In fact, it has declined so much that for many working adults, each day involves driving to work, sitting at a keyboard for eight hours and then driving home to sit in front of the TV.  Sedentary living now kills more people than obesity.Protect the NHSDuring the Covid-19 crisis, protecting the NHS was at the forefront of all government planning and messaging.  However, before Covid-19, the NHS was already struggling to meet the high demand for treatments for diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, brittle bones, mental health, and social care.   Demand for these services will be amplified by the inactivity during lockdown.  The financial cost of providing the healthcare and support will cripple the NHS unless we make positive changes to our lifestyles.  We must protect the NHS.Get up and MOVE!So, what is the cure?  Activity is the key to remaining healthy.; it’s time to get up and move.Research shows that being more active in our daily lives will reduce the likelihood of illness, slow down the ageing process and improve mental health.  Quite simply, being active is the vaccine, the magic pill, and its ready now.About a quarter of all journeys of less than 2 miles are done by car.  This equates to a 10 to 15 minute walk or an even shorter cycle ride.  Routine activity has disappeared from our daily lives and we need to start making choices based on what’s good for our health rather than what’s most convenient.Change the way we commuteIt’s time to make small but significant changes to our lives that will introduce more movement into daily routines so that it becomes a way of life.An easy way to incorporate exercise into everyday life is to change the way we commute. You won’t need to find time to exercise as you will be incorporating it into your daily schedule. Choosing active travel, such as walking and cycling, instead of driving or taking the bus to work, will make a huge difference.The Cycle to Work Scheme makes this an easier option by giving access to savings of at least 32% on a new bike.  Any bike in fact, including E-bikes which are perfect for those new to cycling or those with health issues meaning they are unable to ride a traditional bike.Switching from a passive driving commute to an active cycling commute has enormous benefits. Just getting our pulse rate up a bit and our muscles moving will extend our lives.Employers to get involved If nothing is done to combat inactivity, levels of employee sickness absence will rise as more employees suffer from the consequences.  Sick leave and time off for doctor’s appointments will take its toll on the workplace.Employers have an opportunity to help their employees make active travel choices through a variety of employee benefit options.  Green Commute Initiative is the UK’s industry-leading Cycle to Work Scheme provider with no spend limit and no end-of-scheme fees.  The scheme doesn’t cost the employer anything, in fact they will save money.  It’s also quick and easy to administer.  Instant GCI is a pay-as-you-go scheme which requires no registration or commitment.  Or larger organisations can use Corporate GCI which provides a portal for managing large numbers of employee applications.  As a UK-based not-for-profit social enterprise, GCI is committed to providing the best value scheme to both employees and employers.Small steps, big changesJust 30 minutes reasonable activity every day would help combat health problems resulting from inactivity.The amazing thing is that if we all get active; the gain is two-fold.  We’d benefit on an individual, almost selfish level, by being fit and healthy, but we’d also be doing something really positive to save the planet as emissions from cars and other dirty vehicles would fall.  And that’s the utopia; clean air to breathe whilst we are being active to stay healthy.Become a life saver and get in touch today. 2021: The key employee benefits challenges employers facePROMOTED | We take a look at the key trends highlighted in Aon’s 2021 UK Benefits and Trends survey – and the challenges they bring…last_img read more

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Flavor of Georgia 2017

first_imgWhether it’s a specialty sweet treat, small-batch pork sausage or pimento cheese made from Grandma’s secret recipe, the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest shines the spotlight on the state’s craft food scene.The contest, in its second decade, serves as a springboard for food entrepreneurs, assisting them in testing new products and reaching a larger audience, and helps new craft brands break into new markets and expand sales.Registration for the 2017 Flavor of Georgia contest, which is conducted each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open at http://flavorofga.com/.Over the years, more than 1,100 food products have been entered in the contest. Today, many of those products are sold in national and regional supermarkets. Others have increased their wholesale distribution or internet sales, or experienced better traffic at local farmers markets.”Flavor of Georgia participants tell us that the contest provides recognition, credibility and exposure for their products,” said Sharon P. Kane, a UGA food business development specialist and the contest’s coordinator. “It also provides a valuable resource for networking with other food entrepreneurs and industry experts.”Nearly a dozen of the 2016 finalists had new business contracts within two weeks of the 2016 competition, and 85 percent of the finalists reported increased sales. Additionally, 92 percent of the finalists reported that they made new business connections because of the contest. “Customers’ eyes light up when they find out that our product won the grand prize,” said Amanda Wilbanks, owner of Gainesville, Georgia’s Southern Baked Pie Company, 2016 Flavor of Georgia grand prize winner. “We’ve made many great food industry contacts by participating, and the contest is a great conversation starter when we’re promoting our product.” Finalists and winners participate in a number of high-profile industry showcases throughout the year following each annual contest, including the Georgia Grown Symposium, the Georgia National Fair and showcase days at the Buford Highway Farmers Market. They also receive industry feedback and use of the Flavor of Georgia logo for their products’ packaging and promotional materials.Product categories for the 2017 contest include barbecue sauces, beverages, condiments and salsas, confections, dairy products, dairy-alternative products, honey, jams and jellies, meats and seafood, meat-alternative products, sauces and seasonings, snack foods, and miscellaneous products. There is no limit to the number of products an individual business can submit.Judges evaluate each product based on flavor, texture and market innovation. Consumer appeal and product representation of Georgia are also considered.Registration closes Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, but contestants can enter at an early discounted rate before Thursday, Jan. 15, 2017.  Contest finalists will participate in the final round of judging and a public tasting Tuesday, March 21, 2017, as part of the governor’s statewide Agricultural Awareness Week.For more information or to register, visit http://flavorofga.com or call 706-583-0347. Follow the contest @FlavorofGA on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flavorofga.last_img read more

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FTK to hit Dutch pension funds’ coverage ratios, consultancies warn

first_img“If the Ministry of Social Affairs is to adopt the recommendations of the ultimate forward rate committee, the new discount rate would be slightly lower than the current one and result in a lower coverage ratio,” he said.However, he said he could not confirm whether a lower discount rate would lead to new rights cuts.“So far, we haven’t conducted exact calculations about the effects on the funding of a new curve,” he said.“In the new situation, for example, the current three-month average of the discount rate would be abolished.”Krijgsman pointed out that Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs, had said no rights discounts needed to be applied at the end of 2014, and that, under the new FTK – still scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2015 – cuts could be spread out over a 10-year period.Driessens’s response came on the back of calculations of the average coverage ratio, which were, according to Aon Hewitt, stable at 109% in April but so far have not improved in 2014.The company said liabilities increased by 1.9% in April in the wake of falling interest rates, which caused the three-month average of the discount rate to fall.On the other hand, the assets of Dutch pension funds grew by 1.4% on average, largely thanks to a 1.7% increase in fixed income holdings, but also due to a value increase of equity investments of 0.3%, according to Aon Hewitt.Mercer, which linked its calculations to the most recent figures of supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) also concluded that average funding had hardly changed, estimating a 0.1 percentage point drop to 110.4% in April.According to Krijgsman, the 30-year swap rate dropped from 2.55% to 2.45% in April, while the three-month average of the discount rate fell from 2.66% to 2.6%.Dennis van Ek, principal and actuary at Mercer, added that, based on the actual market rate at April-end, the average coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds would have been 104.8%. Aon Hewitt has warned that a number of Dutch pension funds will find themselves with insufficient financial buffers when the new financial assessment framework (FTK) is enacted if their coverage ratios fail to improve significantly in the coming months.Frank Driessen, chief commercial officer for retirement and financial management at the pensions adviser, said: “This would threaten to erode their indexation potential and might even lead to new rights discounts.”Driessen also argued that the lower discount rate for liabilities under the new FTK would generally hurt schemes’ funding. Edward Krijgsman, team leader for monitoring at Mercer in the Netherlands, agreed.last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 23, 2013•6:37 a.m. Stephen J. Carrier, 45, Youngsville, La., was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.•8:41 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 400 block. N. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:05 a.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone by a known suspect in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•11:32 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and criminal trespass in the block. N. C, Wellington.•11:35 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1300 block. N. C, Wellington.•12:31 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block. E. 15th, Wellington.•1:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 700 block. N. C, Wellington.•1:59 p.m. Officers investigated a counterfeiting in the 1100 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•2:11 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block. W. 16th, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1100 block. E. Crusader Drive, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile female 17, Wellington with another female, 17, Wellington.•3:22 p.m. Officers investigated leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident in the 1100 block. E. Crusader Drive, Wellington.•3:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 700 block. S. G, Wellington.•3:25 p.m. Officers took a report of a bicycle in the 1100 block. S. B, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a puppy in the 800 block. S. H, Wellington.•4:34 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

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