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HC upholds charges against Tytler

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Published on October 20, 2017 with No Comments

The Delhi HC has upheld the charges framed by a trial court against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and controversial businessman Abhishek Verma in a corruption case.
The high court dismissed the petitions of Tytler and Verma, an alleged arms dealer, challenging the trial court’s order putting them on trial in the case for allegedly using a forged letter, typed on the letter head of the then Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken and addressed to then PM Manmohan Singh in 2009.
Justice Ashutosh Kumar said it appeared that the trial court had come to the conclusion that the offences for which the two accused had been charged are “prima facie made out for trial”. It noted that after framing of charges, 13 prosecution witnesses have already been examined before the trial court. “This court is of the view that the prosecution of the petitioner ought not to be thwarted at this stage. No case for interference has been made out on behalf of the petitioner. The petition is thus dismissed.”

India gracious to allow 6 more medical visas to Pak
India has issued six more medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment, including two for bone marrow transplants and a five-year-old suffering from eye cancer.
“We are giving visa for the bone marrow treatment of your son Mohammed Shayaan Noorwala in India,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request by Madni Noorwala, who said his son had undergone bone marrow transplant and needed urgent follow-up treatment.
Also Sushma tweeted that a visa was being issued to Shehriyar, son of Saqib Shahzad, for bone marrow transplant in India. “There is a request for medical visa for five-year-old child Anamta Farrukh who is suffering from eye cancer for her treatment in India,” she tweeted.
She said she had told the Indian mission to issue medical visa for the child immediately. She said visas were being issued for the liver transplant surgeries of Baseer Imam Zaidi, Muhammad Riaz and the father of one Hammad Khan. Till now this month, India has issued 13 medical visas to Pakistanis.


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