Sunanda Pushkar death case transferred to fast-track court

first_imgA Delhi court on Thursday transferred the case against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in the matter of the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar to a designated fast-track court.Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh transferred the case to the designated court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal as per a Supreme Court judgment which said that cases against politicians would be heard by a fast-track court, and fixed May 28 as the date for further proceedings.“Since he is a sitting Member of Parliament, matter is being sent to the special designated court for politicians, that is ACMM Samar Vishal. Matter be taken up on May 28,’’ Mr. Singh said.The Delhi police had on May 14 accused Mr. Tharoor of abetting Pushkar’s suicide, and chargesheeted him under Sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. While Section 498A entails maximum punishment of three years in prison, Section 306 attracts a maximum jail term of 10 years.The MP had termed the chargesheet “preposterous” and said that he intends to contest it “vigorously”.The court is yet to take cognisance of the chargesheet and summon Mr. Tharoor.last_img read more

MLS Players Union denounces Trump comments

first_imgMLS MLS Players Union denounces Donald Trump’s controversial comments amid protests Goal Last updated 2 years ago 02:42 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Donald Trump Getty Images MLS NWSL The U.S. president called on NFL team owners to fire players for kneeling during the national anthem, and the MLS Players Union expressed its concern The MLS Players Union has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial statements regarding protests during NFL games over the past 13 months, calling the remarks “jarring and disappointing.”Trump at a rally Friday called on NFL team owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who “disrespects our flag” by kneeling during the national anthem. He also asked for harder hitting in the league, saying “they’re ruining the game” by implementing new rules for player safety.The MLS Players Union chimed in Monday, releasing a statement of support of all professional athletes in North America. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “All players have every right to exercise their Constitutional rights and we will do everything in our power to defend those rights…” pic.twitter.com/piPlCfdi2R— MLS Players Union (@MLSPlayersUnion) September 25, 2017″To hear the President of the United States single out certain professional athletes and call for their termination of employment was jarring and disappointing, as was his disregard for player health and safety,” the statement read.”Like NFL players, and players across the North American sports landscape, MLS players spend countless hours off the field doing charitable work that makes a significant impact in the communities in which they play.”All players have every right to exercise their Constitutional rights and we will do everything in our power to defend those rights when they are challenged. It is our deepest hope that the solidarity exhibited on a daily basis by professional athletes throughout North America can serve to encourage a more tolerant and less divisive society.”If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017…our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017The defiance against Trump on Sunday included NFL players locking arms, refusing to stand for the national anthem and not coming out to the field for the pregame tradition as a protest for racial and social injustice. In the NWSL, the top women’s professional soccer league in North America, U.S. national team players Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe refused to enter the pitch for the anthem ahead of a match Sunday.last_img read more