New Delhi: A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to police to curb excess force used by it and maintain cordial police-public relation in the wake of recent alleged police assault on an auto rickshaw driver and his son in Mukherjee Nagar area of the national capital. The PIL is listed for hearing on Monday before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Hari Shankar. The petitioner sought direction to implement the suggestions made by him through a representation to curb the use of excessive force by the police and on overall monitoring of the functioning of the police. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items The petition filed by advocate and social activist Amit Sahni suggested for providing body cameras to police officers to monitor and ensure proper conduct, behaviour of officials as well as public and also to ensure foolproof and transparent prosecution in case of any violation. On June 16, several video clips of a brawl between Sarabjeet Singh, an auto driver, and policemen went viral on social media. The video showed Delhi Police officials allegedly thrashing the auto driver and his minor son in front of Mukhejee Nagar Police Station in north Delhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Several police officers were allegedly seen beating Singh and his son with baton, kick-blow and pulling him by hair. The minor, who was trying to rescue his father was also allegedly brutally beaten up. Three policemen — two Assistant Sub-Inspectors and a Constable — were suspended after the incident. The petition said that the courts while dealing with brutality of police in various judgments have observed that the object of the police is to control the situation and not to punish the person at the spot. It sought to sensitise police officers not indulge into fight with suspects and the focus must be on controlling the situation and not to punish the person on the spot. Another petition has also been filed in the high court seeking an independent CBI probe into the incident.
by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 9:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GE 1Q profit declines 12 per cent, although industrial businesses boost earnings NEW YORK, N.Y. – General Electric’s first-quarter net income topped Wall Street expectations on a strong performance from the conglomerate’s industrial businesses.GE said Friday that net income fell 12 per cent to $3.03 billion, or 29 cents per share. Excluding charges, GE earned 34 cents in the quarter, a penny better than Wall Street estimates.The industrial and financial giant said its primary manufacturing operation has rebounded after posting weak results following the global recession. Operating profit at its industrial businesses, which include transportation, health care and energy infrastructure, rose by 10 per cent on a 14 per cent gain in revenue.That’s an improvement from 2011, when GE was able to grow revenue in the industrial segment but operating profit remained flat.The Fairfield, Connecticut, company has a stake in almost every sector of the economy, from light bulbs and credit cards to windmills.Altogether, GE reported earnings of $3.03 billion for the first quarter. That compares with $3.4 million, or 31 cents per share, for the same part of 2011.Revenue slipped by 8 per cent to $35.2 billion. That topped Wall Street’s forecast of $34.8 billion. Stripping out revenue from NBC Universal from last year’s quarter, revenue rose 4 per cent. GE sold its stake in NBC last year.GE said profit increased 10 per cent in energy infrastructure, its largest industrial business by revenue. Profit also rose 48 per cent in its transportation segment, 10 per cent in health care, and 2 per cent in aviation. The only decline came in the home and business solutions segment.On top of the strong operating profit, orders for locomotives, aircraft engines and other industrial equipment grew by double-digit rates for the quarter.“I’m encouraged by the industrial side of GE,” said Nicholas Heymann, an analyst with William Blair & Co. “It performed very well. Orders are up.”The company’s GE Capital lending reported a profit increase of 6 per cent.Shares of GE rose 25 cents to $19.39 in premarket trading. Citi analyst Deane Dray expects GE shares to increase by “a low single digit percentage” on the results. She has a $24 price target for the shares.