Law firms seek help to pay negligence claims

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content THE number of law firms looking for financial assistance to help cover professional indemnity (PI) premiums has risen dramatically, after a staggering rise in negligence claims in the High Court and the loss of a leading insurer. Independent financial provider Syscap said it has already received requests from 427 law firms seeking financial cover to help pay for negligence claims. The number represents a 90 per cent spike on last year when only 225 sought aid. Wednesday 22 September 2010 7:25 pm Syscap said the rise was linked to a dramatic increase in professional negligence claims taken to the High Court, which have already hit an 11-year high. The collapse of Quinn Insurance, which specialised in PI insurance, has also contributed to the rise. whatsappcenter_img Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Law firms seek help to pay negligence claims last_img read more

Solitics case study: Delasport

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Tokyo Olympics: Big boost for India’s Olympic bound shooters; SAI to…

first_img Latest Sports News Sport News SportSport News Tokyo Olympics: Big boost for India’s Olympic bound shooters; SAI to pay for Croatia training tour – Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Saturday said it will bear the expenses incurred during the country’s Olympic-bound shooting team’s upcoming competition-cum-training tour of Croatia.The entire tour will cost Rs 3 crore. Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Football Tokyo Olympics: Big boost for India’s Olympic bound shooters; SAI to pay for Croatia training tour By Kunal Dhyani – May 8, 2021 Football ATP Tour Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Football center_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: IOA thanks SpiceJet for agreeing to fly Olympic-bound athletes, officials to Tokyo ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Bett1Open 2021 Final LIVE: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, Follow Latest Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bengaluru Previous articleIPL 2021: Tim Seifert 3rd KKR player to test positive for COVID-19, misses flight to New ZealandNext articleMadrid Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in Madrid Open quarters Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports News Formula 1 TAGSbig boost for India’s Olympic shooters;SAISAI to pay for Croatia training tourSports Authority of IndiaTOKYO OLYMPICS SHARE A 15-member Olympic-bound Indian team will leave for Zagreb, Croatia on May 11 in a chartered flight to participate in the European Championship in Osijek from May 20 to June 6.After that the Indian team will take part in the ISSF combined World Cup, to be hosted in the same city from June 22 to July 3.The combined World Cup is being organised in place of the one earlier scheduled in Baku, Azerbaijan (from June 21 to July 2) but got cancelled due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in that country.After the training-cum-competition stint in Croatia, they will directly leave for Tokyo to participate in the Olympics, beginning on July 23.India is facing a devastating second wave of COVID-19, which has left the country’s health care system in complete shambles with most hospitals struggling for essential supplies like oxygen, ventilators, beds and life-saving medicines. Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Sport News last_img read more

Euro 2020: From Phil Foden to Moise Kean, top 5 new…

first_img Football Euro 2020: From Phil Foden to Moise Kean, top 5 new talents to watch out for in Euro 2020 Fantasy Football Euro 2020: From Phil Foden, Mason Greenwood to Moise Kean, Pedro Goncalves and Ferran Torres, top 5 new talents to watch out for in Euro Euro 2020: The UEFA Euro 2020 in many ways unusual. Not only it will be the biggest tournament during a pandemic, but it will also be held in 11 cities across Europe. While the top teams will want to field their best players on the pitch, it will also be a chance for youngsters to make a mark and also increase their value in the transfer market. Players like Phil Foden, Ferran Torres and Mason Greenwood are already established names but there will be others who could surprise as well.In Euro 2016, Portugal’s almost star-studded squad led by Cristiano Ronaldo himself had a certain youngster who stole the show. The player, Renato Sanches lit up the competition with his pace, skills and accurate passes to join the attack with Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma. While he struggled after moving to Bayern Munich, players like Phil Foden, Moise Ferran Torres and Mason Greenwood have consistently performed and improved their skills. With Euro 2020 set to kick off on June 11, InsideSport takes a look at 5 young talents to watch out for in the competition. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings TAGSEuro 2020Ferran TorresMason GreenwoodMoise KeanPedro GoncalvesPhil FodenTop youngsters in Euro 2020UEFA EURO 2020 SHARE Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoMumbai Indians Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI, ‘Board handled end of my career in a very unprofessional manner’UndoAlso Read: Euro 2020: All you need to know- Full schedule & fixtures, Groups, Match Timings and Live Streaming Details in IndiaEuro 2020: From Phil Foden to Moise Kean, top 5 new talents to watch out for Phil Foden (England): England’s rise in world football, especially European football has been down to the clubs’ bench strength. Manchester City’s Phil Foden is one who has impressed coming off the bench on numerous occasions and has even earned a spot in the Starting XI. England’s star in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, under Pep Guardiola, Phil Foden has grown over the last four years. In the Premier League this season, in 16 matches, he scored 8 goals and 5 assists. For the senior national team, he has already scored 2 in 6 matches and will be one to watch out for.Moise Kean (Italy): Despite being under the shadows of two superstars in Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe, Italy’s Moise Kean has found his feet in PSG. In the 2020-21 season, he was one of the breakout stars, scoring 13 goals for PSG in 22 appearances. For Italy, he will be eager to put on a good show and prove his worth for the national team. In 8 matches for Italy, the forward has struck twice.Also Read: Euro 2020: 5 legends who will play their last Euro 2020Pedro Gonçalves (Portugal): With 23 goals and five assists in 32 matches in the Portuguese league, Pedro Gonçalves is currently Portugal’s hottest prospect. It is surprising to see that the 22-year-old has never earned a call-up to the national team until now. But Portugal coach Santos Ferrando’s hopes of defending the Euro 2020 title will be on Pedro Gonçalves’s goal-scoring abilities in a tough group that consists of France and Germany as well.Ferran Torres (Spain): Another Manchester City youngster, Ferran Torres has given coach Luis Enrique hopes of re-developing the famed midfield that once Spain had. Ferran Torres has the ability to pass the ball around, control the tempo and unleash his attacking prowess like Cesc Fabregas was in his prime. In 23 matches this season, Ferran Torres has scored 7 times and for Spain, he has already struck six times in 10 games.Mason Greenwood (England): One of the most exciting youngsters to watch in the Premier League, Mason Greenwood is one of the future stars of England, if he is already not. It takes a lot to impress Sir Alex Fergusen and he at 19 has already done that. The Manchester United forward has praised from all over the world and will be one to watch out for in the Euro 2020. In the Premier League, Mason Greenwood scored 7 in 31 appearances and will be eager to prove his mettle.For more sports updates, follow us at and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. 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No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, By Kunal Dhyani – May 24, 2021 Previous articleWWE Raw: Charlotte Flair shuts trollers and critics with a spicy responseNext articleGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes 23rd May (today), find working codes & get rewards Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Dai Young to coach the Barbarians against the Lions in Hong Kong

first_imgBATH, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Dai Young, the Wasps head coach looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and London Wasps at the Recreation Ground on April 21, 2012 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Heading to Hong Kong: Dai Young toured with the British & Irish Lions in 1989, 1997 and 2001LONDON WASPS head coach Dai Young will lead the Barbarians in their historic match against the British & Irish Lions next summer, in the first match of the Lions 2013 tour at Hong Kong Stadium.Young went on three Lions tours in 1989, 1997 and 2001, making him the only player to have ever represented the Lions across three decades. The prop won over 50 caps for Wales during his playing career and after eight years coaching with the Cardiff Blues joined London Wasps in 2011, narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day of the season.Young worked with the Barbarians in 2011, leading them to victory over both England and Wales. He will take charge for the whole of the Barbarians summer tour, which begins by facing England at Twickenham on 26 May.“I have been privileged to coach the Barbarians on three previous summer tours in recent years but never mind how many times I am invited it is always an honour and one that I cherish. “This will be even more so next summer. The annual game against England is a big enough occasion it itself but to play the Lions on the first match of their own major tour is really a case of the icing on the cake. It promises to be a tremendous tour and all those of us involved will be committed to making it a big success.” “It is also a big responsibility to uphold the traditions of the Barbarians and to get the best out of the fantastic group of players they invariably assemble for these matches. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

UPDATE: Cheetahs prop gets lengthy suspension after yellow card for ‘Striking with the shoulder’

first_imgThursday Mar 7, 2019 UPDATE: Cheetahs prop gets lengthy suspension after yellow card for ‘Striking with the shoulder’ Cheetahs prop Ox Nche has faced the full wrath of a Disciplinary Committee after he was viewed as being fairly leniently sin-binned when he took Leinster’s Fergus McFadden out in a dangerous challenge last Friday. At the time, referee Nigel Owens felt it was not a red card offence.ADVERTISEMENTThe Cheetahs front rower took part in a video conference hearing after he was cited for allegedly infringing Law 9.12 – A player must not physically abuse anyone and Law 9.25 – A player must not intentionally charge or obstruct an opponent who has just kicked the ball [originally reported as Law 9.13 and Law 9.25].The Committee comprising of Sheriff Kathrine Mackie (Chair), Roddy MacLeod and Ian Douglas (All Scotland), concluded that the player had committed an act of foul play involving contact to the head.In upholding the Citing Complaint, the Disciplinary Committee deemed that the offence merited a red card under Law 9.12 (Striking with the shoulder) and that the contact to the head was intentional with a top-end entry point of 10 weeks.They took into account Nche’s previously clean disciplinary record and his good conduct and applied 20% mitigation which reduces the ban to eight weeks.To ensure the eight-week ban accounts for meaningful matches played by the Toyota Cheetahs in the Guinness PRO14 and the Currie Cup the player will be free to play from midnight on Sunday, May 19, 2019.ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

TCU’s network leaves students, faculty with irregular wireless connection

first_imgLinkedin Taylor Boser Previous articleMen’s Basketball blow past West Virginia by 31Next articleTCU simply outmatched by No. 4 Baylor, loses third-straight 79-55 Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care ReddIt There is no specific time for the wireless network to be fixed, but TCU’s IT network and systems team are working on the finding a solution, according to Tooley’s email. Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death ReddIt Linkedin printSome students and faculty have had to adjust to classrooms without technology as TCU’s wireless connection continues to not work.The network serving faculty, FWSPA2, and the one for students, eduroam, went out just hours into the spring semester.The problem started Friday and continued through the weekend, according to an email from IT Information Technology.Oncor, TCU’s electric delivery company, scheduled a power outage last Thursday and problems began occurring after that, said Joshua Tooley, associate director of IT Support.Some students shared their frustrations on Twitter. Facebook Taylor Boser TCU’s wireless network has not been working properly for students and faculty I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys!center_img Taylor Boser Taylor Boser honestly the wifi being down for the first 2 days of classes is the most TCU thing ever— catherine (@CatLois) January 15, 2019 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Twitter I like how TCU is constantly emailing us apologies about the WiFi as if we have the connection to even open our email— Maddie Miller (@8millionmaddies) January 15, 2019 Taylor Boser Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

A pesar de algunas agresiones aisladas, el referendum transcurrió en calma

first_img News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment BoliviaAmericas News Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more News August 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A pesar de algunas agresiones aisladas, el referendum transcurrió en calma “Con motivo del referendum revocatorio del 10 de agosto de 2008, que ponía en juego el mandato del presidente Evo Morales y el de ocho gobiernos regionales, se produjeron pocos actos violentos contra la prensa. Mientras que se podia temer lo peor, teniendo en cuenta el tenso contexto politico existente, nos hemos sentido aliviados por el clima relativamente tranquilo en que se han celebrado las votaciones. Sin embargo, condenamos la decena de ataques dirigidos a periodistas y medios de comunicación ocurridos en los días anteriores”, ha declarado Reporteros sin Fronteras.El 1 de agosto de 2008 un policía atacó con gas lacrimógeno a Silvia Gómez, del canal privado de television PAT, cuando cubría un enfrentamiento entre miembros de la Unión Juvenil de Santa Cruz (oposición) y militantes del Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), partido del presidente Evo Morales.El 3 de agosto unos partidarios del gobierno insultaron a varios periodistas, y entre ellos a Carlos Hugo Vaca de la agencia Reuters, cuando seguían el paso de una caravana de partidarios del MAS en Santa Cruz. A Carlos Hugo Vaca le pegaron y le acusaron de tener relaciones con el poder económico de la region.El 5 de agosto los estudiantes de una universidad pública atacaron los locales del canal privado de television Unitel-Oruro. El canal tuvo que suspender la programación durante 24 horas. Juan Carlos Soria, responsable de Unitel-Oruro, ha indicado que sin duda la agresión está relacionada con el hecho de que el canal tiene su sede en Santa Cruz, bastion de la oposición.También el 5 de agosto, en Oruro, unos mineros arrojaron al suelo y molieron a golpes a Dehymar Antezana, de La Patria. El periodista iba a fotografiar el ataque a pedradas de un convoy military, de camino hacia Cochabamba. El periodista tuvo que acudir al hospital para que le curaran.El 6 de agosto recibieron una paliza Edwin Flores, de la emisora privada Radio Patujú, Adalberto Egüez, camarógrafo de Canal 11 Televisión Universitaria y Rubén Villán, periodista independiente, cuando cubrían la llegada de Evo Morales a Trinidad, en el final de campaña. Unos miembros del Comité Cívico de Trinidad insultaron y molieron a golpes a Edwin Flores.El 10 de agosto fueron agredidas Mili Saravia y María Luz Arce, de la emisora progubernamental de radio Patria Nueva, cuando cubrian las votaciones en dos escuelas de Tarija. A Mili Saravia le arrojaron piedras, sobre todo un tal Gutiérrez, que formaría parte del Comité Cívico de la ciudad. Mili Saravia fue agredida cuando pedía explicaciones acerca de la existencia de listas paralelas. Fue violetamente atacada por miembros de los colegios electorales de la escuela de San Roque, que querían saber en qué medio de comunicacion trabajaba. Después señalaron su presencia a la policía. Follow the news on Bolivia to go furthercenter_img BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile February 1, 2018 Find out more RSF_en November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

New push to fund completion of Greencastle breakwater

first_img Pinterest Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Newsx Adverts Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp New push to fund completion of Greencastle breakwater RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The issue of the Greencastle Breakwater is being put back on the agenda of Donegal County Council with calls for renewed pressured to applied to Government to complete the project.Millions of euro has been invested in the Greencastle breakwater however work ground to a halt when funding dried-up.The concern is that in it’s current unfinished state it creates a hazard to local vesels navigating the harbour, with claims, in its current state, the breakwater could be washed away.Councillor Jack Murray will raise the issue at the Council’s monthly meeting next week – he wants a council delegation to travel to Dublin and demand the breakwater be completed:[podcast][/podcast] 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img Previous articleHomes evacuated in Carnhill alertNext articleRoad Traffic Bill passed with new legislation promised to address loopholes News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest By News Highland – April 21, 2011 Facebook Google+last_img read more

Press Note Against Devangana Kalita Was A Proportional Response to the Allegations of Communalisation of Police: Delhi Police Informs Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesPress Note Against Devangana Kalita Was A Proportional Response to the Allegations of Communalisation of Police: Delhi Police Informs Delhi HC Karan Tripathi15 July 2020 11:02 PMShare This – xDelhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that the press note released by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, highlighting the allegations of conspiracy of instigating Delhi riots against Devangana Kalita, was a proportional response to the allegations made by Pinjra Tod members on their Twitter account. The Single Bench was further informed that the said press note was…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?LoginDelhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that the press note released by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, highlighting the allegations of conspiracy of instigating Delhi riots against Devangana Kalita, was a proportional response to the allegations made by Pinjra Tod members on their Twitter account. The Single Bench was further informed that the said press note was intended to restore the public faith in the police and was a proportional response to the allegations of communalisation of police. These submissions were made in a writ petition moved by Devangana Kalita seeking a direction to be issued to the Delhi Police refraining it from leaking information regarding FIRs registered against her to the media. Appearing for the Delhi Police, Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi submitted that the Press Note of the DCP, which the Petitioner has cited as derogatory and prejudicial to her right to fair trial, was a response to the allegations made by the Pinjra Tod members on their Twitter account. Mr Lekhi submitted that the Pinjra Tod members had accused the Delhi Police of ‘massive Hindutva conspiracy’ and ‘political witch hunt to stifle dissent’, which undermined the public faith in police and subsequently threatened social order. Mr Lekhi further submitted that since Kalita made no efforts to disassociate herself from the tweets made by Pinjra Tod, the prevailing context warranted a response from the police. ‘The intention of the press note was not to conduct a media trial or to malign the reputation of the accused or to prejudice her case. The intention was to address the issue of damage caused to the public faith in police due to the allegations made by the Petitioner’s association.’ Mr Lekhi further went on to argue that the press note did not reveal any information which was not already part of the public knowledge. He said: ‘The nature of the case against Kalita was revealed by the members of the Pinjra Tod themselves by giving all the details about the offences invoked against her.’ At this point, the court interjected Mr Lekhi and highlighted that: ‘Presumption of innocence is not destroyed when the accused person runs a campaign saying that he’s innocent. Rather, it is destroyed when the prejudicial statements are released in the media by the police.’ Mr Lekhi responded to that observation by submitting the presumption of institutional integrity is equally important as presumption of innocence and the balance between both the presumptions of disturbed by the tweets made by the Pinjra Tod members. Therefore, this balance had to be restored by the police. While relying upon judgments of the Supreme Court in the Romila Thapar case and Sahara v. SEBI, Mr Lekhi argued that the press note did not violate any of the tests laid down by the apex court on what makes a statement qualify as prejudicial to the case of the accused. Mr Lekhi pointed out that the press note was sent through WhatsApp to 480 persons from across the media and news agencies. Therefore, it rules out the allegation of ‘selective leaking of the information’. He said: ‘The press note was not a celebratory leak for touting the achievements of the police or taking credits for the imaginary investigation. It was a proportional response, restricted itself to the allegations made in the charge sheet and was circulated to media houses from across the spectrum.’ While asking Mr Lekhi to explain as what parts of the Pinjra Tod tweets did he find offensive, the court observed that: ‘Social media is an unruly horse. There are absurd comments made which have no connection to reality.’ The court added: ‘You (police) could’ve kept your ammunition dry till the chargesheet is filed. It becomes pivotal for the court to ensure that the matters which are yet to be heard do not become prejudicial.’ Mr Lekhi responded to this by arguing that the Pinjra Tod members can’t go on to communalise the police’s actions and then expect the police to stay quiet. These are the consequences that were invited by their conduct. The court reiterated that the accused’s statement claiming innocence or challenging her arrest can’t be a ground to release information to the media. The court said: ‘This is how protests work. Agencies are given an opportunity to defend their actions in the court.’ At this stage, the court adjourned the matter till tomorrow for further hearing. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more