News UpdatesFIR Based On ‘Cow Slaughter’ Video: Allahabad High Court Directs Police To Verify Person’s Identity In Video Before Taking Action Against Petitioner Sparsh Upadhyay8 Nov 2020 2:25 AMShare This – x”It is expected that if the petitioner is arrested, before taking further action, it would be verified whether the web post is in respect of the petitioner or some other person”, directed the Allahabad High Court while hearing the Plea of one Sikandar Ali seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him for allegedly slaughtering a cow.The Bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Saumitra…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?Login”It is expected that if the petitioner is arrested, before taking further action, it would be verified whether the web post is in respect of the petitioner or some other person”, directed the Allahabad High Court while hearing the Plea of one Sikandar Ali seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him for allegedly slaughtering a cow.The Bench of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh, however, refused to quash the First Information Report lodged against the Petitioner.The matter before the CourtThe Petitioner sought quashing of the First Information Report dated 04.05.2020 registered as Case Crime No.-0143 of 2020, under Sections-3/5/8 Cow Slaughter Act and Section 67 Information Technology Act, P.S.-Naugawan Sadat, DistrictAmroha.It may be noted that the FIR against the Petitioner was lodged by a sub-inspector of police upon noticing a viral video in the social media which depicted a person having slaughtered a cow and holding out a cow body part as a trophy.The allegation was that upon inquiry, it was found that the person whose video was circulating in social media is the petitioner (Sikandar Ali @ Sikandar Abbas).The petitioner contended before the Court that he is a resident of Mumbai and neither date nor time of the incident has been disclosed in the FIR, and therefore, the impugned FIR is liable to be quashed.To this, the Court noted,”As the impugned first information report has been lodged on the basis of a web post which is viral in the social media, the said post can be taken as a clue for further investigation of the matter.”The Court further observed,”As cow slaughter appears to have been done and a video depicting the same had been posted on the web post, an offence has been committed of which investigation would be required.”With these observations and the direction, the petition was disposed of.Notably, the Allahabad High Court recently expressed concern over frequent misuse of the provisions of Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, for implicating innocent persons.While hearing the bail application of one Rahmuddin, accused of cow slaughter and sale of beef under Sections 3, 5 and 8 of the said Act, the Single Bench of Justice Siddharth observed,”Act is being misused against innocent persons. Whenever any meat is recovered, it is normally shown as cow meat (beef) without getting it examined or analyzed by the Forensic Laboratory. In most of the cases, meat is not sent for analysis. Accused persons continue in jail for an offence that may not have been committed at all and which is triable by Magistrate Ist Class, having maximum sentence up to 7 years.”Case Title – Sikandar Ali @ Sikandar Abbas v. State Of U.P. And 2 Others [CRIMINAL MISC. WRIT PETITION No. – 10321 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaIf you want to make sure your Christmas tree is fresh, cut it down yourself, said a University of Georgia specialist. But if you can’t, you can still make sure the tree you pick stays fresh until next year.“If you go to a cut-your-own farm, you know it’s fresh,” said Matthew Chappell, a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist.Georgia has more than 250 Christmas tree farms. To find the ones closest to you, he said, visit the Georgia Christmas Tree Association Web site at www.gacta.com.If trekking through a tree farm isn’t appealing, precut Christmas trees are springing up at supermarkets, home and garden stores and empty lots around Georgia. Most trees sold at home improvement stores grew up somewhere in the North or West. “They can cut a tree and have it in Georgia in five days,” he said.The best time to buy a cut Christmas tree is “anytime, if you keep water on it,” Chappell said. To get the best prices and quality, buy a tree at the beginning of the holiday shopping season, he said. Retail stores want to sell ornaments and lights and often give discounts on trees. Tree prices are good the week before Christmas Day. “But you’ll sacrifice quality for price.”To test a cut tree for freshness, he said, take a branch and lightly pull down it. If you get one or two needles, it’s OK. If you get a handful, the tree is not fresh.Chappell’s tips for a merry Christmas tree are:• Measure the area that you need it to go before you go buy the tree. The tree could end up taking up half of your living room if you don’t.• Pick the right kind of tree. Red cedars, for example, aren’t good. They dry out very quickly if not watered properly. • Cut a half-inch off the tree’s base when you get it home.• Water the tree within 20 minutes of making the cut at home. Secure your tree in its base first. A tree will consume a gallon of water the first two days, and as much as two pints per day after that. Don’t let the water dry out.• Recut the base another half-inch if the water dries out. Don’t do this on a daily basis or by Christmas your tree will be much shorter.
Chrysaor’s decommissioning plan for the Ganymede platform topsides, which is located on the Jupiter area in the UK sector of the North Sea, has been approved by UK authorities. The decline in production led to the cessation of production thatwas approved by OGA in 2016, enabling decommissioning activities to begin on thefacilities in 2017. The platforms are in cold suspension, awaiting removal anddisposal. In 2000, NW Bell and Europa came online. This backed out Ganymede and some wells were shut-in. When NW Bell and Europa declined in 2001, the Ganymede wells were reinstated. The Ganymede field is located approximately 132 kilometres east of the Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal (TGT) terminal. First production from the Ganymede Field and Callisto Field was in September 1995. The Jupiter field was net cash flow negative in 2014 which initiated decommissioning activities on the installations to start and production to cease from Jupiter in November 2016. Chrysaor, as the operator of the Jupiter fields, applied to the OffshorePetroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) to obtainapproval for the decommissioning of the following Ganymede ZD topsides. The Jupiter fields were discovered in 1972 by the 49/16-4 wellwhich encountered 325 feet of gas column in the Rotliegendes Group LemanSandstone Formation in what became the Ganymede Field. The exploration andappraisal programme continued through the 1990s with discoveries in the Europa,Callisto, and Sinope Fields. Source: Chrysaor The schedule outlined in the decommissioning programme started with the well plugging and abandonment in 2016 and will span approximately seven years. The Jupiter fields consist of several separate gas accumulationswhich lie within blocks 49/16a, 49/17a, As for the Ganymede topside, it weighs 1,082 tonnes and theinstallation stands in 33.5 metres of water. Other installations, including theGanymede ZD jacket and pipelines in the Jupiter area, will be decommissioned atan appropriate time and covered by their own decommissioning programmes. The first phase was the development of the Ganymede ZD normally unmannedinstallation (NUI) platform and Callisto subsea tie-back to Ganymede in 1995. Jupiter fields 49/22a, 49/22c, 49/22d and 49/23a (licences P.025 and P.033) inthe Southern North Sea of the UKCS. The Jupiter fields were developed in two phases to support theproduction from the Jupiter area using the LOGGS Gathering Station to transportthe produced oil and gas from the field for further processing and sale. The second phase was the development of the Europa EZ NUI platformand NW Bell ZX subsea tie-back to Callisto ZM in 2000. The Jupiter facilities currently consist of two Jupiter surface installationsGanymede ZD and Europa EZ, one subsea tee at the intersection of the Europa EZto Callisto ZM, two Jupiter subsea tiebacks with wellhead protection structures– Callisto ZM and NW Bell ZX – and the inter-field pipelines. The Ganymede ZD, Europa EZ, and subsea tiebacks Callisto ZM and NWBell ZX produced 494 bscf of gas up to the termination of production in 2016.
Philadelphia’s NBA 2K League team has revealed the brand logo and team identity ahead of next year’s inaugural league. The brand chosen is the “76ers Gaming Club (GC)”. The release states that the name and brand is inspired by the city’s origins and modern edge of the esports athlete. The primary logo (seen below) reflects the number 76, fused into the shape of a bell. The bell is in tribute to Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell and the 1776 Declaration of Independence. Credit: 76ers GCThe 76ers GC is one of 17 franchises set to compete in the inaugural which will be run by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software. The league gets underway in May 2018 but qualification begins in January. Players drafted to the Philadelphia team will move to the area and be provided first class facilities as they bid to become the first champions of the new league.“We are excited to unveil 76ers GC’s new brand identity as we welcome another dynamic sports property to the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment family,” said Chris Heck, Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations. “Working alongside the NBA 2K League, we developed a brand identity that pays homage to the revolutionary origins of this city, speaks to the new Philadelphia fan and exemplifies the edge of the esports audience.”The GC logo is revealed just days after the 2K League revealed its primary logo, which uses both the colours and shape of the NBA with the font of the NBA 2K. It doesn’t have the human silhouette, and the release suggests it “speaks to the inclusive nature of the league and the opportunity for any type of player to compete”. The logos were designed by branding agency RARE Design of Hattiesburg, Mississipi.Esports Insider says: Nifty design from the 76ers GC. It’s quite a subtle one, and doesn’t go too over the top. We’ve seen some interesting branding decisions of late, but this one seems tidy and well received. We’re eager to see what the rest of the franchises come out with.