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‘Om’ burn controversy: Jail officials to file response on April 30
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday directed the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to file the letter of authority on behalf of the DG Prison and also directed Tihar jail officials to file a response (investigation/ medical) on April 30 in connection with inmate Nabbir’s case. The DSP sought two weeks’ time. However, the defence opposed. Earlier, Nabbir through his lawyers Ashutosh Bhardwaj and Jagmohan had moved an application in the court in which he alleged that Jail Superintendent Rajesh Chauhan “imprinted” an ‘Om’ symbol on his back and denied him food for two days. On this, the court sought a response from the jail authorities. Nabbir, who was produced before the Karkardooma court on Monday informed the judge that he has not been given medicines by the jail authorities. (ANI)

HC seeks Michel’s response on Tihar Jail plea on calls`
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked alleged AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case middleman Christian Michel and the CBI to respond to Tihar Jail authorities’ plea challenging an order allowing him to make international phone calls in violation of prison rules. Justice Mukta Gupta also allowed Michel’s and Central Bureau of Investigation’s plea, seeking more time to file their response and listed the matter for further hearing on July 31. The court was hearing Tihar Jail officials’ plea challenging a trial court’s January order which allowed Michel to make international phone calls to to his family, friends and lawyers and granted him 15 minutes a week for this. Jail officials said that as per the prison manual, only 10 minutes per week was allowed for making calls and the trial court judge had erred in passing the order allowing Michel to make overseas call without considering the facts and circumstances. (IANS)

Modi biopic: EC submits report
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday received in a sealed envelope the Election Commission’s report on “PM Narendra Modi”, a biopic, after the movie’s producers cried foul that the poll panel barred the film’s release without watching it. The movie on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s journey right from his childhood to him becoming the Prime Minister, has been waiting for clearance to be released after the EC issued an order barring the screening of political films during the Lok Sabha elections. The top court on Monday directed that the EC report should be served to the petitioner – the film producers. The apex court had last week directed the EC to watch the film and submit the report. The filmmakers had moved the apex court challenging the EC’s order delaying its release. (IANS)


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