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Yogi govt dismisses 841 govt lawyers

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The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday dismissed 841 government lawyers with immediate effect.

The services of all public prosecutors appointed in the Allahabad High Court have been terminated.

Nikunj Mittal, Special Secretary, Law and Justice Department, issued this order.

According to this order, 505 State Law Officers from the Principal Bench of the Allahabad High Court and 336 Government Lawyers from the Lucknow Bench of the High Court have been discharged from their duty.

The state government has also removed Additional Advocate General Vinod Kant as a part of this change.

In addition, 26 Additional Chief Permanent Advocates were removed from the Prayagraj Principal Bench, and 179 permanent advocates were also granted leave.

At the same time, the services of 111 civil brief holders were terminated while 141 criminal brief holders have also been removed, and 47 additional government advocates have been dismissed.

The services of the Lucknow Bench’s two Chief Standing Councils have also been terminated.

With immediate effect, 33 additional government advocates, 66 from the criminal side, and 176 civil brief holders were also disengaged.

In addition, the services of 59 Additional Chief Standing Council and Standing Council members have been terminated.

However, no reason has been given for the removal in the government letter.

The government, according to the sources, has terminated services based on the performances of these law officers.

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BJP claims better performance than UPA govt in economic domain

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The political tussle between Congress and BJP has intensified with respect to the ‘politics of performance’. While Congress is constantly trying to put the Modi government in the dock regarding the economic condition of the country and rising inflation, BJP claims that their government has fared much better in the domain of economy.

Comparing the size of the country’s economy in the tenures of UPA and NDA governments, BJP expressed on twitter that during 10 years of the UPA government, India moved up just one notch as the world’s largest economy. On the other hand, the Indian economy has climbed up five places to become the world’s fifth largest economy in just eight-and-a-half years of under Modi.

India moved from 11th to 10th largest economy in ten years of UPA while India has moved from 10th to 5th largest economy in eight and half years of BJP-led NDA.

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Mumbai Police takes underworld don Chhota Shakeel’s relative Salim Fruit’s custody

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The Anti extortion cell (AEC) of the Mumbai Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested Underworld gangster and Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel’s relative Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit in a fresh case of land grabbing.

The police said a family based in South Africa had filed a complaint saying that their property in the Umerkhadi area of South Mumbai was allegedly grabbed by preparing fake documents. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered by the Economic Offence Wing of the city police and it was later transferred to the AEC.

Initial investigations revealed the involvement of five people including Salim Fruit in the matter following which the police arrested the suspects, an official said.

The police said the complainant had said that his property which is worth over Rs 25 crore was grabbed by making fake documents. The property was originally owned by his father.

“Salim Fruit was lodged in jail. He had been arrested by the NIA in a previous case. With the court’s permission, we have taken him into our custody and he is arrested in the matter,” said DCP Prashant Kadam.

The police said the arrested suspects were produced before a court that sent them to police custody. Further investigations into the matter are going on.

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Maharashtra: Shinde-Fadnavis government launches Disability Welfare Department

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The Maharashtra government of Shinde Fadnavis established a separate Disability Welfare Department for the holistic development of the disabled. The department will be operational beginning December 3.

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