Top StoriesPIL In Supreme Court Seeks Confiscation Of Benami Properties, Black Money & Disproportionate Assets Sanya Talwar15 Nov 2020 8:31 PMShare This – xA PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the centre to ascertain the feasibility of confiscating benami properties, disproportionate assets and black money.Advocate Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay has filed the plea which also seeks awarding of life imprisonment in offences relating to bribery, black money, benami property disproportionate assets, tax evasion and…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?LoginA PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the centre to ascertain the feasibility of confiscating benami properties, disproportionate assets and black money.Advocate Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay has filed the plea which also seeks awarding of life imprisonment in offences relating to bribery, black money, benami property disproportionate assets, tax evasion and money laundering.The plea states that the cause of action accrued on December 1, 2020 when corruption watchdog Transparency International put india at rank 80 in the Corruption Perception Index.”Due to weak and ineffective anti-corruption laws, India has never been ranked even among top 50 in Corruption Perception Index but Centre has not strengthened them to weed-out the menace of corruption, which brazenly offends rule of law as well as right to life liberty dignity guaranteed under Articles 14 and 21.”- Plea in SCFurther to this, the plea states that Right to Live Happily and with dignity is guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution but due to massive corruption, our ranking in Happiness index is very low.Putting forth a solution oriented approach, the plea states that as the total budget of Centre, States and local bodies is around 70 lac crores, however, “due to massive corruption in every department, around 10 per cent of the budget becomes black money.” In this context, the PIL avers that the Centre can save this huge public money by recalling currency above Rs. 100, restricting cash transaction above Rs. 5000, linking assets above Rs. 50,000 with AADHAAR, confiscating 100% black money, benami property, disproportionate assets and awarding life imprisonment to looters. It is highlighted by the petitioner that due to weak and ineffective anti-corruption laws, even one district is not free from land mafias, drug and liquor mafias, mining mafias, medicine-hospital mafias, transfer-posting mafias, betting mafias, tender mafias, hawala mafias, school and coaching mafias, illegal immigration mafias, conversion mafias, superstition-black magic mafias and white-collar political mafias, who divide our society and country on the basis of religion race caste sex and place of birth.In this background, Upadhyay contends that the injury caused to people is extremely large because corruption is insidious plague, having wide range of corrosive effects on society.Upadhyay has alternatively sought directions to the Law Commission of India and/or Lokpal to examine and publish the best anti-corruption laws of the world, particularly the most effective provisions related to bribery, black money, benami property, disproportionate assets, tax evasion, money laundering, profiteering, grain hoarding, food adulteration, human-drug trafficking, black marketing, cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust, falsification of accounts, benami transactions and fraud including corporate fraud and forensic fraud.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
WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department reported its ninth COVID-19 related death on Saturday.Health officials say the death involves a man in his 70s who had severe underlying medical conditions prior to being diagnosed with COVID-19.Additionally, three new cases of the virus were reported on Saturday. The cases involve two women in their 20s and a man in his 70s. There are now 221 confirmed cases with 10 active.One person also remains hospitalized with Coronavirus in Chautauqua County. There are also 187 people under quarantine orders by the Public Health Director. Officials say not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors.Furthermore, 753 people are under a domestic traveler quarantine order for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory.Since the outbreak began, 202 people have recovered from COVID-19 and more than 21,000 negative test results have been reported. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN — Members of the Jamestown City Council have agreed to table action on proposed parking changes downtown so they can finalize the city budget and have time for more discussion.Members of the Finance Committee want the issue tabled until the 2021 budget is completed, Councilwoman Kimberly Ecklund messaged council members, while Council President Anthony Dolce said the members want more time for discussion and research.Mayor Eddie Sundquist is proposing increasing parking meter fees to $1 an hour in the City starting Jan. 1. His proposal also calls for increasing parking fines from $10 to $15 and having the fines double if not paid within 20 days and double again after 30 days.Several council members expressed concerns at the city’s recent work session. Among concerns raised were having to put four quarters in a meter for one hour when there is an alleged coin shortage, increased parking costs driving consumers out of the city and how adding an app-based system will likely confuse older residents.
Image by Justin Gould / WNYNewsNow. 01/31/20.BEMUS POINT – A student who was last in class on Monday at Maple Grove Middle/High School has tested positive for COVID-19.Superintendent of Schools Joseph Reyda says the student has been isolated and the Health Department is now working to identify and contact those who may have come in close contact to the pupil.“Close contact means being within 6 feet of someone for more than 10 minutes while they are infectious with COVID-19,” said Reyda. “It also means being in a standard classroom setting for 60 minutes or more with someone who is infectious with COVID-19.”He says the student will not return until they have completed quarantine procedures are and released by the Department of Health. Additionally, Reyda says areas used by the student were thoroughly cleaned and sanitized as part of the building’s daily cleaning procedure.According to the state’s COVID-19 report card, this is the sixth student at the school to test positive for the virus since September, the second in the last month.Four teachers have also previously tested positive for COVID-19 at the school. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)