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first_img Previous articleNZ vs Pak 2nd Test: Big setback for Pakistan, Babar Azam ruled out of 2nd Test against New ZealandNext articleISL 2020-21 LIVE: Catch ISL 2020-21 Matches Live Streaming for free in India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – January 2, 2021 Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiUndoWhat Time New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test matches Will begin? TimeNew Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test matches Will begin at 3:30 AM ISTWhat are the venues for New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test ? – VenueNew Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test will be played at Hagley OvalWhere to watch Test Game between NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Telecast in India on TV?Unfortunately, no TV channel will provide the live telecast of PAK vs NZ 2nd Test in India. In Pakistan, PTV Sports will provide the live coverage of the tour. However, fans in India can catch the live streaming online of PAK vs NZ. More on that below.Pakistan tour of New ZealandPakistan tour of New Zealand TeamsPakistan tour of New Zealand ScheduleWhere to Watch Test match of NZ vs PAK 2nd Test Live Streaming Online in India?While no live telecast of PAK vs NZ is available in India, there is a good news for fans as live streaming will be available online. Fans will have to access FanCode app or website to catch the action live on their mobile devices. Users will have to pay a nominal subscription fee to watch love streaming online of PAK vs NZ.New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 schedule –First TestNew Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test, December 26-30, 3:30 AM –  New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Test Report: New Zealand boosted their hopes of reaching the ICC World Test Championship final after securing a 101-run win against Pakistan in the first TestPakistan tour of New ZealandPakistan tour of New Zealand TeamsPakistan tour of New Zealand ScheduleSecond TestNew Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test, January 3-7, 3:30 AM IST at Hagley Oval Cricket TAGSNew Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test LIVENZ VS PAKNZ vs Pak 2020 2nd TestNZ vs Pak 2020 2nd Test Live StreamingNZ vs Pak 2020 2nd Test Live Streaming for free in India SHARE Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Cricket Football F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start- Tea Break; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates CricketPakistan tour of New ZealandSportSport News Football Football Cricket Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test LIVE: NZ vs Pak 2020 2nd Test Live Streaming for free in IndiaWhen will the New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd test be Played ?New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test will be played on Jan 3 to 7 ATP Tour Formula 1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Zealand vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test LIVE: NZ vs Pak 2020 2nd Test Live Streaming for free in India Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your countrylast_img read more

first_imgUmeme Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Umeme Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileUmeme Limited supplies and distributes electricity in Uganda. It is the main electricity distribution company in the region; operating and maintaining a distribution network of some 31 790 kilometres of medium and low voltage electricity lines as well as providing after-sales services to its customers. Umeme Limited supplies electricity for domestic, commercial, industrial and public works usage, and is responsible for the purchase of electricity for Independent Power Producers. Umeme Limited is a subsidiary of Umeme Holdings; which is a subsidiary of Actis Infrastructure 2LP. Umeme Limited took over the supply and distribution of electricity in Uganda from UEDCL under a 20-year concession period. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgMonday Nov 25, 2019 Fans call for life ban after Bourgarit eye gouge on Curry Sale Sharks triumphed over La Rochelle in the Champions Cup on Sunday in a game that was defined by Pierre Bourgarit’s first half red card for eye gouging.ADVERTISEMENTThe France hooker saw red from referee Andrew Brace for making contact with Tom Curry’s eyes during a scuffle before half time at the AJ Bell Stadium, in what was one of the easiest decisions that referee will make in his career.In light of this offence, the 22-year-old is likely to face a lengthy ban, but many people have waged in with what punishment he should face.What the hell was he thinking??? ROG should kick him off the team.— Gavin Mitchell (@ConorCahill21) November 24, 2019There are very few things, if any, that are worse than gouging in rugby, and there have duly been suggestions that Bourgarit should be banned for the rest of the season, or even lose his contract. There have also been demands for him to be banned for life to make a statement that this is not tolerated.He should be given a 12 month ban for that, just to prove the point it’s not acceptable, and won’t be accepted.— Dan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@DanLeahy71) November 24, 2019The authorities will undoubtedly be quite severe with their punishment, but as the hooker has no history of such offences, his punishment may not be as extreme as some may like.ADVERTISEMENTIt would be wrong to say that gouging has ever been rife in rugby, but there were more cases earlier this century, with the punishments being far more lenient than they have been in recent years. Former Stade Francais prop David Attoub’s 70-week ban in 2010 could be seen as a watershed moment in gouging, where there was a major crackdown to stamp out such a despicable act.Attoub was punished for what was one of the most heinous cases of gouging in rugby’s history, and while it has diminished over the years, Sunday showed that there are still cases.Only way to stamp it out once and for all is to hand out a lifetime ban, there is never any excuse for deliberately gouging.— alun price (@alunprice667) November 24, 2019Despite playing over half the match with 14 men, and a quarter of the match with 13, Ronan O’Gara’s side were still able to stay in the match throughout, and only a late Chris Ashton try put the game out of reach.ADVERTISEMENTLa Rochelle have now lost their opening two games of the Champions Cup, and are likely to play the majority of their campaign without Bourgarit. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgArchitects: Filipe Xavier Oliveira Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Housing CopyHousing•Sintra, Portugal Accommodation Block Of Sergeants / Filipe Oliveira CopyAbout this officeFilipe Xavier OliveiraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSintraHousingPortugalPublished on March 03, 2012Cite: “Accommodation Block Of Sergeants / Filipe Oliveira” 03 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Accommodation Block Of Sergeants是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Filipe Xavier OliveiraText description provided by the architects. The building for the housing of Sergeants seeks the contemporary world through the resolution of functional, programmatic, and cultural requirements of the construction of its era, escaping from a mimetic design of the existing one, proposing itself as an alternative, which interprets timeless values of the military, such as the rule, sobriety, rigor and discipline, embodied in architecture through the rhythm and pure volumes. The accommodation block of the Sergeants emphasizes the structure as an element forming the architecture, being this tradition in the genesis of the military culture. Save this picture!Courtesy of Filipe Xavier OliveiraRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsLooking for a solution that could offer decent conditions at low cost, imposing itself as a building of its time, was one of the premises on which it was based. The typology would have to be the one of a “gallery”, in search of a historical continuity, with values already proven. Thus, in the accommodation block of Sergeants, there are facts of the Portuguese architectural own culture, such as the arcade, which conveys dignity by its design while entering the building and is also a meeting space. Save this picture!Courtesy of Filipe Xavier OliveiraOne took advantage of the architectural forms in a functional, structural and logical aesthetic coherence, materialized by combining volumes that correspond to and symbolize certain functions, namely: the cylindrical volume as dynamic form, which corresponds to the vertical access; the typology of “gallery” is emphasized by horizontal lines and the rhythm of the bays themselves, culminating in the emergency stairs that dematerializes the volume and assigns a proper value to the architectural form. This option is consistent with the values held by Vitruvius when he mentions that when the meaning of the work refers to something tangible and concrete, while what they mean concerns “(…) with the evidence based on the logic of concepts.” Save this picture!Courtesy of Filipe Xavier OliveiraThe notion of economy in architecture is always the result of a compromise between the structure and the architecture. The structure was understood as possessing functional, spatial and aesthetical capacity, beyond its primary function as a support of loads. There was a concern to find beauty by showing simple things, based on the belief that architecture begins when the need ends. The pursuit of beauty in architecture is what gives it a timeless character, not having value just for the novelty, but always looking for a value of permanence.Save this picture!planProject gallerySee allShow less”Presenting Architecture” ExhibitionArticlesMichael Meredith: “Playful Experimentation and Criticism” LectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Sintra, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  837 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Projects Accommodation Block Of Sergeants / Filipe OliveiraSave this projectSaveAccommodation Block Of Sergeants / Filipe Oliveira Save this picture!Courtesy of Filipe Xavier Oliveira+ 17 Share 2011last_img read more

first_img[4] For background information on the campaign to stop the carve-up of the Congo Rainforests, visit News. [2] The World Bank is supporting plans that would open up 60 million hectares – an area the size of France – to industrial logging. Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “We wanted to take a very serious issue and make it interactive and so engaging that people would want to take action,” said Rob Daly, Rainforest Foundation Fundraising Manager. “The internet also offers a low-cost, paper-less medium for reaching people.” A challenging new online computer game designed to raise awareness of the impending destruction of the world’s second largest rainforest has gone live. ‘Raiders of the Lost Bark,’ released by the Rainforest Foundation [1], invites players to dodge fast-rolling logs, avoid flying chainsaws, leap across burning forests… and stop the carve-up of the Congo’s rainforests.In a cutting edge approach to campaigning, the Rainforest Foundation has enlisted the latest technology in its efforts to call on the World Bank to save the world’s last great rainforest frontier in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). [2] Contact: Within days of its release, ‘Raiders of the Lost Bark’ made the Top 10 list on, a leading online entertainment website. It is also being launched through “While it is too early to ascertain the full results of the campaign, website daily visits have increased three-fold over last month’s average,” said Rob Daly, “and a staggering 15-fold compared to the daily average for 2003.” Log on to ‘Raiders of the Lost Bark’ at Online game aims to save rainforests Rosemary Brown 020 7251 6345 [email protected] [1] The Rainforest Foundation UK supports indigenous people and traditional populations of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights. When players finish the game they are invited to take real life action and send an email to World Bank President James Wolfensohn, asking him to halt proposed industrial logging in the country and develop alternatives to benefit the 35 million people [3] living in and around the forest who depend on it for their survival. [4] -ends- [3] According to the Bank’s own estimates, as many as 35 million of the Congo’s 50 million people depend on the forests for their very survival. Rob Daly 020 7251 6345 [email protected] Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  37 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 November 2004 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe Black Lives Matter National Network on Jan. 22 issued the following statement of solidarity with the people of Flint, Mich. It has been lightly edited. The Black Lives Matter National Network stands in solidarity with the people of Flint, Mich., and demands that the Obama administration and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder designate Flint a federal disaster zone indefinitely or as long as it takes to remedy the man-made water crisis.For [over] a year, Gov. Snyder and other state and city officials sat idly by as the people of Flint were poisoned. A man-made disaster, the water crisis is an explicit and egregious form of state violence, one that impacts low-income Black people hardest. Flint is more than 50 percent Black. More than 40 percent of the residents in the Vehicle City are living below the poverty line — making it the second most impoverished city of its size in the nation.The right to clean drinking water is a matter of health and dignity, and for many Black residents in Flint, it is also a matter of life and death. Residents living with autoimmune disorders like lupus and HIV are at especially high risk. Additionally, pregnant people, elders and children are all exceptionally susceptible to lead poisoning — the most critical concern for Flint residents who rely on tap water for drinking.For what it is worth, Resolution 64/292 of the United Nations General Assembly recognizes the human right to water and sanitation. However, like other fundamental human rights, Black people in America — especially those living in rural and poor areas — have long been denied the same access to clean water for drinking, bathing and sanitation as everyone else. The crisis in Flint is not an isolated incident. State violence in the form of contaminated water or no access to water at all is pervasive in Black communities.The people of Detroit have fought tirelessly against unlawful shutoffs, where in 2015 over 10,000 households were without running water and more than 27,000 homes had their water shut off.Government officials who promised to earmark money to connect homes that once relied on wells to local water systems have let down rural residents in Mississippi time and time again — some waiting as long as seven years for water their families can rely on.Black small-scale farmers and agriculturists in California, who since the early 20th century have relied on crops to sustain their families, are facing bleak circumstances because of California’s drought. While the drought is not entirely man-made, for more than half a century Black families living in the Central Valley experienced systemic racial discrimination by the state that excluded them from buying land in towns that had access to reliable water sources. The land on which they could settle, where they live today, still doesn’t have access to reliable sources of water.Stop state-sanctioned racist violenceThe water crisis in Flint is one of many ways state agencies and elected officials have sanctioned violence against Black people. In solidarity with the people of Flint, Mich., the Black Lives Matter National Network demands the following: Gov. Snyder request Flint be named a federal disaster zone A moratorium on all water shutoffs Removal of all water liens on property taxes Immediate replacement of all water public infrastructure including service lines at no cost to residents and business owners Refund for all water bills since the switch to the Flint water system Creation of a fund to repair all property damage from the toxic water such as appliances, interior plumbing, water heaters and furnaces The lifting of executive immunity from the Governor’s office and the immediate release of communications related to the Flint water crisis An independent state and federal investigation into the Flint water crisis Creation of a Flint Citizen Civilian Core to train local workers to repair the infrastructure Creation of a holistic medical care facility in Flint to treat residents that will offer chelation therapy as treatment for lead poisoning Installation of whole home reverse osmosis systems in all homes and businesses to protect residents and businesses from all contaminants in the water Creation of a medical monitoring fund for treatment of Flint residents Return of Flint to home rule The immediate resignation of Gov. Rick SnyderAdditionally, we urge the Environmental Protection Agency, which, with the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, is charged with oversight, funding and development of water systems, to develop a comprehensive plan to address the violation of Resolution 64/292 of the United Nations General Assembly that recognizes the human right to water and sanitation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgNews Updates”No Prosecution Qua The Offence Of Unlawful Possession Of Arms Without Previous Sanction From DM : Delhi CBI Court Acquits Former Chief Secretary Of Nagaland [Read Judgment] Live Law News Networks12 July 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xOn Friday, conviction of former IAS Officer and former Chief Secretary of the State of Nagaland S.S. Ahluwalia under Section 417 IPC read with Section 415 IPC, Section 471 IPC read with 467 IPC and under Section 25 of the Arms Act was set aside by Sh. Harish Kumar, Special Judge, CBI, Rouse Avenue Courts. The Appellant had been convicted for having knowingly and dishonestly…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?LoginOn Friday, conviction of former IAS Officer and former Chief Secretary of the State of Nagaland S.S. Ahluwalia under Section 417 IPC read with Section 415 IPC, Section 471 IPC read with 467 IPC and under Section 25 of the Arms Act was set aside by Sh. Harish Kumar, Special Judge, CBI, Rouse Avenue Courts. The Appellant had been convicted for having knowingly and dishonestly used forged license for purchasing two weapons and for having possessed more firearms than permissible limit of three as mentioned in Section 3 of the Arms Act. Possession of firearm in contravention of section 3 is punishable by way of Section 25 of the Arms Act. As per section 39 of the Arms Act, no prosecution can be instituted against any person in respect of any offence under section 3 without the previous sanction of the district magistrate. The contentions raised by the Prosecution and the Appellant and the observations by the Court are as follows: Was CBI competent to carry on investigation and file report under Section 173 CrPC when the sanction had been withdrawn by the State of Nagaland and the RC had been quashed by Hon’ble High Court of Delhi? The Ld. Judge rejected these grounds for appeal and held that these issues were no more res integra and had already been dealt by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the Apex Court. The Ld. Judge held that permission/consent under Section 6 DSPE Act once granted cannot be revoked with retrospective effect. The Ld. Judge further upheld that, “in law an FIR has only two fates that is to say it will either culminate into a report under Section 173 CrPC or it may be quashed by the Hon’ble High Court. There is no third fate of an FIR at investigation stage.” Lack of sanction under Section 197 CrPC While declaring that there was no requirement of sanction under section 197 CrPC since ‘act of acquiring firearms for self protection cannot be said to be part of his official duty’. However, the Judge declared that, “it must be borne in mind that Section 197 CrPC bar jurisdiction of the Court to take cognizance and since it relates to competence of the court therefore it can be raised at any stage even if it was inadvertently not raised before the Trial Court.” Whether the appellant had dishonestly and fraudulently induced the authority to issue a fourth arm license and whether the appellant had manipulated/ added in the said license? The LD. Judge held that the Trial Court had acquitted the appellant under section 420 and 467 IPC since the CBI had failed to prove the same. Thus, the said finding had attained finality since the acquittal had not been appealed against by CBI. Once it has been proved on record that appellant had applied for fourth license then it is for the appellant to prove that he had applied for two firearms? The Judge, rejecting the contention held, that it is not sustainable as it is always the prosecution who has the onus to prove its allegation beyond reasonable doubt against the accused person. The Judge reiterated that it is settled law that case of the prosecution has to stand on its own legs and any weakness or failure to prove his defense by the accused, would not ipso facto prove the case of the prosecution. Whether Arms rules do not permit more than one weapon under one license? On the failure of the prosecution to prove by way of examination of witnesses whether the fourth license was issued for one arm only or not, the Ld. Judge upheld the arguments of the Counsels for the Appellant. The Ld. Judge iterated that in the license itself was a heading requiring disclosing of description of each weapon with details. The Judge opined that if there had been a rule that only one firearm would be issued under one license then there was no need to have such disclosure of each weapons. Whether the Ld. Trial Court committed error in holding the appellant guilty of offense under Section 417 IPC r/w Section 415 IPC and offense under Section 471 IPC r/w Section 467 IPC? The Judge held that once prosecution failed to prove that the fourth license was in respect of only one firearm, appellant cannot be accused of having induced the arms dealer to sell him two weapons under the license as said license was in fact in respect of two weapons as has been held herein before and therefore appellant cannot be held guilty for having knowingly used forged/false license and induced the seller to sell him two weapons. Whether the prosecution against the appellant was legally instituted in respect of the offense under Section 25 of Arms Act with valid sanction as required under Section 39 of the Arms Act? The Judge stated that it has been held in numerous decision by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Court that want of sanction takes away the jurisdiction of the court and the defect is not curable. The Judge further stated that it has been held that obtaining of sanction is not a mere formality, it has to be proved that it was granted by the competent authority after applying his mind. The Judge proclaimed that it should be proved that firearms or the weapon pertaining to which sanction was prayed for was actually taken to the concerned authority and that the said authority after looking at all the relevant papers and applying his mind granted the necessary sanction. The Judge declared that a defective sanction is no sanction in the eye law. The Judge noted that in the present case chargesheet qua offense under Section 3(2) of the Arms Act punishable under Section 25 of the Arms Act was filed on 23.12.1992 that is to say prosecution was instituted on 23.12.1992 but sanction was obtained on 21.08.1996 and filed on 20.12.1996 after about 4 years of the filling of the chargesheet. The Judge asserted that, “Sanction dt 21.08.1996, even if valid, cannot relate back to the date of institution dt. 23.12.1992. Hence, there was no compliance of Section 39 of the Arms Act which lays down requirement of previous sanction before institution of prosecution.” Relying on Smt. Javitri Devi v. State 1971 Crl.L.J 1340 (V 77 C 384), Om Prakash v. State 1980 RLR 649, Ashish Sinha & Ors v. State of Chhatishgarh 2009 Crl. L.J. 184 and Sukhlal & Anr. v. State of Madhya Pradesh 1998 Crl.L.J. 1366, the Ld. Judge further held that the Ld. Trial Court had no competence to take cognizance and try the appellant in respect of offense under Section 25 of the Arms Act without previous sanction. Laying down the grounds for a valid sanction, the Ld. Judge held the sanction obtained by CBI was vitiated by concealment of relevant material and thus invalid. The judge held that the sanctioning authority must be informed of the fact of previous refusal of sanction or grant of defective previous sanction, weapons or firearms (alongwith with ballistic report in the event of doubt as to whether the arms is firearms or not) must be taken to the Competent Authority for his inspection along with other materials like FIR, seizure memo, statements of witnesses etc., in order to ensure proper application of mind on the part of the sanctioning authority. Thus, conviction of the accused under Section 25 of the Arms Act cannot be sustained both for want of previous sanction and for want of valid sanction irrespective of it being post or previous to the institution of prosecution. The appellate court then declared that the entire proceeding in respect of offence under Section 25 of Arms Act was void and acquitted the appellant.The said appeal was filed by Advocates Akash Nagar and Ramisha Jain.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

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