Thursday, May 28, 2015

Supreme Court of India fines government over missing POW report

The Supreme Court of India has fined the government Rs 20,000 for failing to issue a report on the status of Indian POWs held by Pakistan. According to this report:
The bench presided over by Justice T S Thakur noted that the court had on November 18 directed the Centre and ministries concerned to collate information and indicate current status of the prisoners, but they still needed more time to file the report. “There is no reason to grant additional time since sufficient time has already been granted to them. 
"However in the interest of justice, one last opportunity is granted to them for filing the status. We deem it appropriate to impose Rs 20,000 cost to be deposited in SC Advocate on Record Welfare fund,” said the bench.

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