Produce Buying Company Limited ( 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

National Investment Trust Ltd ( Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgPuzder withdraws; Acosta also  anti-workerThousands of workers all over the country led the charge against wage-thief, sexist-pig, anti-minimum-wage, multimillionaire-fast-food-owner Andrew Puzder as Trump’s pick for secretary of the Department of Labor. When Puzder withdrew his name from nomination on Feb. 15, it was a great victory for all U.S. workers — and a defeat for sore-loser Trump.However, Trump’s next appointee for the DOL, announced Feb. 16, is no better — and maybe even worse. The Ivy League-educated R. Alexander Acosta, the only son of Cuban immigrants, clerked for Judge Samuel Alito before Alito was appointed to the Supreme Court, was an anti-worker member of the National Labor Relations Board, is currently a Florida law school dean and might be the first Latinx in the Trump cabinet.It’s his actions as an assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush that expose him as a virulent racist. In an Ohio voting rights case in 2007, Acosta sided with Ohio Republicans who engaged in a racially motivated, illegal tactic known as “vote caging” — challenging the credentials of 23,000 mostly Black voters. (Rewire, Feb. 16) Time to mobilize once more to expose and defeat this blatant racist tool of the bosses and enemy of the working class.Momentive workers vote for contractAfter striking since Nov. 2, the 750 workers at Momentive Performance Materials in Waterford, N.Y., agreed on Feb. 14 to a three-year contract that did not have massive health care or 401(k) cuts that the hedge fund bosses demanded in their “take it or leave it” offer. Even though the workers put up a strong defense, it was not a victory, despite a one-time signing payment of $2,000 and a 2 percent raise in June and another in June 2018. There were cuts in health insurance and loss of vacation time for current workers and an end to health insurance for retirees. And the agreement did not immediately bring back 27 workers fired during the strike for alleged misconduct on the picket line or for sabotage inside the plant before the strike. Their cases, to be heard by an independent arbitrator, could drag on for a long time. The vote of IUE/CWA Local 81359 (Electronic Workers/Communication Workers) members was 317-211.While Dennis Trainor, CWA District 1 vice president, who helped negotiate the pact with Gov. Cuomo officials, issued a statement recognizing that “some members felt they didn’t achieve everything they wanted or deserved,” he noted the workers and their families “can be proud of the battle they waged, and … for the amazing support they received from the labor movement, the community and elected officials.” (, Feb. 14)W. Mass Workers Center sets up “Sanctuary in the Streets”The Pioneer Valley Workers Center just initiated an action network, called “Sanctuary in the Streets: the Rapid Response Team of Western Massachusetts,” to support immigrants and stand against hate and deportation. The center, which works with other labor groups in Western Massachusetts, including Pioneer Valley Jobs With Justice, Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council and the ­UMass ­Labor Center, will provide Sanctuary Responder trainings. After filling out a form on its website (, the organization will contact volunteers via email or text to join public actions in support of immigrant communities.Labor organizations and progressive groups are setting up similar rapid response teams around the country. Taking action showing solidarity is a vital way the labor movement can put the long-standing labor slogan, “An injury to one is an injury to all,” into practice.21,000 AT&T Mobility workers begin contract fightMembers of the Communications Workers rallied around the country on Feb. 11 in solidarity with 21,000 AT&T Mobility workers represented by CWA in California and Nevada whose contract expired that day. The workers are now under an extended contract that can be terminated with 72 hours’ notice.AT&T wants to cut jobs by closing retail stores and shifting work to “authorized dealers,” by moving call center jobs overseas and by cutting commissions, among other demands. CWA announced on Feb. 15 that it is taking a two-week, cooling-off period after negotiations had become increasingly “contentious,” with AT&T making ”greedy and retrogressive demands despite their huge profits.” ( Solidarity is needed. Stay tuned.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway

first_imgPublished in the Italian journal Il Manifesto on Sept. 3. Translation by John Catalinotto.Faced with the spread of fires in the Amazon, the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, changed its agenda to “tackle the emergency.” The seven — France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States — have assumed, together with the European Union, the role of global firefighters. French President Emmanuel Macron, in his capacity as chief fireman, sounded the alarm: “Our house is on fire.” President Donald Trump has promised the greatest U.S. commitment to extinguishing it. Protest against G7 summit in France on Aug. 24.The media spotlight is on the fires in Brazil, leaving everything else in the shadows. First of all, the fact is that not only the Amazon forest (two-thirds of which is Brazilian), which declined by almost 3,800 square miles each year in 2010-15, is being destroyed, but also the tropical forests of equatorial Africa as well as those in southeast Asia. Tropical forests have lost, on average every year, an area equivalent to that of Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto as a whole. [About the equivalent of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the U.S. — ed.] Although conditions differ from one world region to another, the fundamental cause is the same: the intensive and destructive exploitation of natural resources to obtain maximum profit. In the Amazon, trees are cut down to obtain valuable wood for export. The remaining forest is burnt [so the land be used] for agriculture and stockbreeding, which is also intended for export. These very fragile lands, once degraded, are abandoned and new areas are deforested. The same destructive method is used, causing serious environmental damage, to exploit the Amazonian deposits of gold, diamonds, bauxite, zinc, manganese, iron, oil and coal. The construction of huge hydroelectric basins to supply energy for industrial activities also contributes to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. The intensive and destructive exploitation of the Amazon is carried out by Brazilian companies. These companies in turn are basically controlled — through shareholdings, financial mechanisms and commercial networks — by the major multinational and financial groups of the G7 and other countries. For example, JBS, which has 35 meat-processing plants in Brazil where 80,000 cattle are slaughtered a day, has large offices in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It is largely controlled through shares of debt by the following financial creditor groups: JP Morgan (U.S.), Barclays (Britain) and the finance companies of Volkswagen and Daimler (Germany).  Marfrig, in second place after JBS, is 93 percent owned by U.S., French, Italian and other European and North American investors. Norway, which today threatens economic retaliation against Brazil for the destruction of the Amazon, causes serious environmental and health damage in the Amazon with its multinational group Hydro (half of which is state-owned). Hydro exploits bauxite deposits for the production of aluminum — so much so that it has been placed under investigation in Brazil. The governments of the G7 and others, which today formally criticize Brazilian President Bolsonaro in order to clear their conscience in the face of reaction from public opinion, are the same governments that favored his rise to power so that their multinationals and financial groups have even freer hands in the exploitation of the Amazon. The Indigenous communities, in whose territories illegal deforestation activities are concentrated, are especially under attack, under the eyes of Bolsonaro’s Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina, whose family of landowners has a long history of fraudulent and violent occupation of the lands of Indigenous communities. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Open letter to the president of the European Commission

first_img May 6, 2020 Find out more to go further 1st February 2005 Dear Mr President,Reporters Without Borders wishes to inform you of its deep disappointment that the EU council of foreign ministers on 31 January 2005 agreed to a six-month suspension of EU sanctions* that were adopted in June 2003 to protest at the March 2003 arrest of 75 dissidents and journalists.In a letter sent to the representatives of the 25 member states on 27 January, our organisation urged that the policy of supporting the dissidents should be “maintained and even strengthened” in view of “the absence of any noticeable progress in respect for freedom of the press in the country.”Even if the 31 January decision envisages developing more intense relations with the peaceful political opposition and broader layers of civil society in Cuba, it constitutes a step backwards by ending invitations to dissidents to member states’ national day celebrations. This aspect in particular allowed dissidents to step out of the Cuba-US standoff in which President Castro’s government attempts to confine them.We urge you to rigorously monitor the situation so that the announced intensification of relations with the opposition and Cuban civil society is not limited simply to meetings. We expect the EU, for example to be represented at the dissidents’ general meeting on 20 May, called by the (unofficial) Assembly for the Promotion of Civil Society headed by economist Marta Beatriz Roque.We also urge you to ensure that European cooperation programmes with Cuba also benefit civil society that is not recognised by the authorities. It seems to us essential that, to work for a peaceful democratic transition, the EU support independent press agencies, trade unions, organisations of librarians, doctors, economists and so on, whose freedom of association, meeting and expression are constantly trampled.Reporters Without Borders considers that the EU must take these steps now, making the Cuban authorities understand that if they oppose them sanctions would have to be re-applied.Failure to take such steps would mean that the EU decision would effectively look like “caving in” to the Cuban government, which is the fear of a section of the Cuban opposition. We remind you that the release of around a dozen dissidents in 2004 was not accompanied by any significant progress towards respect for political freedom and multi-parties. Sixty-one of the 75 dissidents and journalists arrested in March 2003, whose release the EU has demanded, are still in prison.Our organisation hopes that you will make yourself personally responsible for this case. Reporters Without Borders will be particularly vigilant about the results of the EU decision.I trust that you will give this letter your careful consideration.Yours sincerely, New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News One day after the EU agreed to lift sanctions adopted against Cuba, Reporters Without Borders expressed its disappointment at the move and urged José Manuel Barroso, to rigorously monitor the “deepening of relations announced with the opposition and Cuban civil society so it is not limited simply to meetings.” News Follow the news on Cuba Organisation News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas center_img February 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to the president of the European Commission CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Robert MénardSecretary General*To press for the release of the 75 journalists and dissidents arrested in March 2003, EU member states decided on 5 June 2003, to cut back cooperation with the Cuban authorities, to limit high level bilateral government visits, to reduce the size of member states participation at cultural events and to invite Cuban dissidents to national day celebrations. The 75 dissidents were sentenced in the days following their arrest to jail terms ranging from six to 28 years in prison. October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Boys Athlete of the Week: Darius Mason of Pasadena High School

first_imgtop box 10 Boys Athlete of the Week: Darius Mason of Pasadena High School Published on Monday, March 13, 2017 | 12:41 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name: Darius MasonSchool: Pasadena High SchoolGrade: SophomoreSport: BasketballPosition: ForwardAccomplishments: Mason played a huge role in two Pasadena road wins in the CIF State Division 2 playoffs. On Wednesday, Mason had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the Bulldogs’ 63-57 victory over Heritage Christian. On Saturday, for the first time this season, the super-soph led Pasadena in scoring with 21 and in rebounds with 10 that led Pasadena past Mission Hills of San Diego, 64-57. Mason scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the decisive second half. Top of the News center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a commentlast_img read more

Pasadena Senior Games Celebration of Athletes will be Virtual on July 18

first_img More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Sports Pasadena Senior Games Celebration of Athletes will be Virtual on July 18 STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 5:18 pm Subscribecenter_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 280 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment For the first time in 28 years, the Pasadena Senior Center has had to cancel the Pasadena Senior Games that feature adults 50 to 99+ who display their athletic abilities during an annual series of about 20 competitive, Olympic-style individual and team events throughout Los Angeles County.According to Annie Laskey, the center’s events director, the cancelation does not prevent them from celebrating and honoring the athletes who would have participated this year if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are among the most vulnerable for contracting the virus.The virtual celebration via Zoom is scheduled Saturday, July 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. Athletes, Laskey and others will share photos and videos from past years, fitness tips will be offered by Pasadena Senior Games sports commissioners and athletes, and friendships forged over the years will be rekindled.“Every year the Pasadena Senior Games promotes healthy lifestyles for older adults through education, fitness and the spirited competition of sports,” said Laskey. “These remarkable athletes are shining examples that good health, socialization and optimism all contribute to healthy lifestyles, so we all remain confident that next year they will be able to compete again.”Athletes are invited to display or wear their medals, T-shirts and/or other memorabilia from prior Pasadena Senior Games during the Zoom celebration.Friends and families of athletes, the Pasadena community and others are welcome to join in the celebration.To register or for more information, visit and click on Lectures and Events, then Online Events, call (626) 795-4331 or email [email protected] Everyone who registers online will receive email instructions for accessing the Zoom celebration.For more information about Pasadena Senior Center programs and services, including more online options for classes, events and activities during the COVID-19 crisis, visit or call (626) 795-4331.The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has been deemed an essential service provider for older adults by the city of Pasadena, so its doors remain open five days a week for social services and other assistance to older adults in need. Hours during this period are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

Chilli hot chocs

first_imgPrint NewsChilli hot chocsBy admin – October 21, 2010 504 Advertisement Previous articleAll Stars – All FarceNext articleChildren’s snack attacks admin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Perfect for these colder nights, as winter sets in, this Hot Chocolate is smooth and full of delicious flavours, with a little kick to heat you up!(Serves two chilly people…)Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEED50g Fair-trade chocolate (70% cocoa)1 litre whole milk1/2 tspn chilli flakes1 tablespoon light muscovado sugar1/2 vanilla podWHAT TO DOSplit vanilla pod and scrape out seeds by running a knife along the inside of the pod. Leave aside.Add milk to pan with sugar. Place on a medium heat for 2 – 3mins.Break chocolate into pieces and add to milk along with vanilla and cinnamon. Stir continuously. Reduce to a low heat.Once the chocolate has melted, add chilli flakes and stir.Leave hot chocolate to stand for two minutes to infuse, then strain and serve!For extra loveliness, finish with some whipped cream and a grating of nutmeg.Soya, almond or oat milk are great replacements for vegans or those that are lactose-intolerants. Email Facebooklast_img read more

OPD names Detective of the Year

first_img OPD names Detective of the Year Facebook By admin – January 13, 2018 The Odessa Police Department has named Cpl. Justin Caid as its 2017 Detective of the Year, who has served with OPD since 2012 and is a detective with the robbery/homicide unit. The Odessa Police Department has named Cpl. Justin Caid as its 2017 Detective of the Year, who has served with OPD since 2012 and is a detective with the robbery/homicide unit.While Caid said he appreciated the recognition, it’s not the reason he’s a detective.“I appreciate getting the recognition, but we don’t go out here and do our job to get recognition,” Caid said. “We’re just trying to do the best we can for the citizens and crime victims.”OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said Caid was selected as Detective of the Year for his overall accomplishments with the agency, and due to his work ethic and his willingness to go the extra mile and work late hours and extra assignments for the department.Born and raised in Michigan, law enforcement runs in Caid’s family. His father is in law enforcement, and his uncle was killed in the line of duty in 2011. Caid said he’s wanted to be a cop since he was a little kid.Due to a struggling economy in Michigan, Caid said OPD was one of the first agencies he saw when he searched for police departments in Texas, having not even heard of Odessa beforehand.After successfully completing the OPD police academy, he was assigned to Patrol Services Bureau “A” Shift in 2012, staying on for two-and-a-half years and also joining the OPD SWAT team and the OPD Honor Guard during the time.Caid was promoted to the Special Operations Bureau in 2015, assigned to the burglary unit and promoted to Corporal. During that time, Caid was also selected to represent OPD as a task force officer with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.In 2016, Caid was transferred to the robbery/homicide unit, where he is currently assigned, and has worked several high profile cases involving homicides, robberies and aggravated assaults.Caid said he can often work 60 to 70 hour work weeks, and the current deficit in the amount of OPD officers can increase his work load as well, but he still takes the time to volunteer for extra assignments.“Whenever I get a call from my supervisor, or any supervisor, I’m more than willing to help out in any way I can,” Caid said. “I like doing it. Any time we have an opportunity to help put violent criminals in jail and prevent them from causing further harm, we’ll take that opportunity.”Caid was previously selected as a finalist for the 2016 City of Odessa Employee of the Year.“It’s a great community and the police department has provided me with some great opportunities. I’ve been very blessed,” Caid said. “Let’s go out there and do the best job that we can do.” Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local News Facebook Twitter Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Jan. 12 ScoreboardNext articleCatholic high school opening pushed back admin Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

[Delhi Riots] Shahrukh Pathan, Who Pointed Gun At Cop During The Riots Denied Interim Bail By Delhi Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Delhi Riots] Shahrukh Pathan, Who Pointed Gun At Cop During The Riots Denied Interim Bail By Delhi Court [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay10 Nov 2020 2:03 AMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (09th November) refused to grant interim bail to Shahrukh Pathan, whose infamous picture, showing him pointing a gun at a policeman, during February 2020 Delhi Riots had gone viral on the Social Media/Internet.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat was hearing the bail plea of accused Shahrukh Pathan @ Khan, who was on 24.02.2020, caught brandishing…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 Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (09th November) refused to grant interim bail to Shahrukh Pathan, whose infamous picture, showing him pointing a gun at a policeman, during February 2020 Delhi Riots had gone viral on the Social Media/Internet.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat was hearing the bail plea of accused Shahrukh Pathan @ Khan, who was on 24.02.2020, caught brandishing a pistol with the temerity of firing and pointing it at police personnel HC Deepak Dahiya, who was deputed on that day for law and order arrangements near Jafrabad Metro Station.Case against PathanThe instant case (FIR No. 51/20 PS¬ Jafrabad) against Pathan was registered under Section 147, 148, 149, 216, 186, 307, 353 & 34 IPC read with Section 25 & 27 Arms Act.After the said incident near Jafrabad Metro Station, he had absconded, however, after a concerted effort; the applicant was arrested by the team of Crime Branch on 03.03.2020 from Shamli Bus Stand, Uttar Pradesh on the basis of secret information.The Car used for escaping from Delhi after committing the crime was recovered from Uttar Pradesh at his instance. One Kaleem, who had given shelter to the applicant after his escape from Delhi, initially absconded but he too was later on arrested.The illegal weapon along with two live cartridges and the shirt worn by him at the time of the incident was also recovered at his instance from his home on 05.03.2020 during police custody remand.Arguments put forth by PathanIt was argued in his bail application that the people present at the place of incident were exercising their fundamental rights and criticizing the government against the Citizenship Amendment Act and accused was initially trying to pacify the matter and when attacked with heavy stones, thereafter, he rushed to seek a shelter.However, it was contended that after getting no place to hide, he shot fire in self-defence by an armed weapon which was given by some unknown person from the public. There was no intention of the applicant to harm anybody.It was further submitted that the father of the applicant is a chronic patient of arthritis since 2018 and had undergone left knee surgery in 2019.It was argued that the applicant has only four members in the family consisting of his old and ill father, mother and another brother who resides separately and has nothing to do with the family.It was also submitted that the mother of the applicant has fallen from the stairs while staying in the house of her sister at Bareilly, UP and she got operated.It was, therefore, prayed that interim bail may be granted to the applicant for taking care of the mother for operation and post-operation care, on such terms and conditions as the court deems it fit.Court’s orderThe Court noted in its Order that,”The accused has been alleged to have participated in the riots and has been duly identified. His picture, as recorded by the brave journalist Sh. Saurabh Trivedi, Sr. Reporter, The HINDU speaks volumes about the involvement and the conduct of the accused on the said day.”Thus, the Court observed that “the gravity in the present case is sufficient to deny any benefit of interim bail to the accused”.The Court also took into account the conduct of the accused as after the incident of 24.02.2020, he had absconded.The Court observed,”Going by the conduct of the accused and the manner in which he absconded and was arrested, later on, suggests that he is a flight risk.”The Court noted that the applicant had moved the regular bail application, which was dismissed. The Court also noted that even the interim bail application moved on the ground of the medical condition of his father and surgery was also disposed of as withdrawn by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.The Court also observed that there was no emergency for the surgery of the right knee of applicant’s father Baldev Singh @ Sabir Ali.Importantly, in an earlier interim bail application, which was moved by him before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, some new medical paper of his father was filed.He was shown to be under treatment from K.S. Nursing Home, Greater Noida, U.P for knee replacement with a tentative date of surgery for 16.06.2020.The Court further noted,”The said Nursing Home when visited was found to be managed by Dr G.K. Nayyar. It is quite strange that Dr G.K. Nayyar was later on arrested in FIR No. 85/2020 under Section 420/467/468/474 IPC & 120B IPC for issuing fake medical documents to different other accused persons in other cases.”However, the medical documents of the Pathan’s mother of the applicants were verified and found to be correct, but the Court noted that his father and the relatives can take care of the mother.In view of the above discussion, the Court was not inclined to grant the relief prayed for. Accordingly, the interim bail application under Section 439 Cr.P.C of accused Shahrukh Pathan @ Khan stood dismissed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more