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Legal Awareness Camp at District Jail

Legal Awareness Camp at District Jail

11 November 2006


A legal Awareness Camp was organized at District Jail Sirsa today as a part of Legal Awareness Week programs that started on 9th November (National Legal Awareness Day).

Mr. M.P. Mendiratta District & Session Judge also set up a Legal Aid Cell on the Jail premises.

Mr. MP Mendiratta said while addressing the Jail Inmates and the advocates that making the inmates aware of their legal rights can help change their lives. They should get the benefits of Free Legal Aid Cell.

Deputy Superintendent Jail Mr. Harvinder Singh, President BAR Association Mr. Daljit Singh Sra, Secretary Mr. Jaideep Garg, Ms. Chander Rekha Advocate, Ms. Hemlata Kapoor Advocate etc were present.

Mr. MP Mendiratta, District & Session Judge, also inspected the Jail soon after the camp.
SDO Held under SC Atrocities Act gets bail

Mr. S.K. Singh an SDO of DHBVNL posted at Ellenabad, who was held under Scheduled Casts (Prevention of Atrocities Act), got a bail from the court.

Acting on court orders, Ellenabad Police had arrested Mr. SK Singh SDO, on alleged charges of abusing a farm laborer and passing derogatory remarks against the caste of the laborer at the premises of farmer’s tube well. The SDO was their on a theft checking campaign.

The SDO on the other hand said that he had never abused the complainant and the charges against him were false and were made to evade theft inspection.

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