CBI takes over probe Sushant Singh Rajput death case

Central Bureau of Investigation took over Sushant Singh Rajput death case and registered an FIR over the charges of
criminal conspiracy and abetment to suicide against Rhea Chakraborty, her family and associates.

Special Investigation Team headed by Superintendent of Police Nupur Prasad from Gujarat Cadre will investigate the case.

CBI now takes over Patna police who has earlier registered a case after the late actor’s father lodged a complaint against Rhea and her family.

This development comes at a time when Maharashtra government refused to hand over the case to CBI and even opposed to Bihar Police’s investigation. The Mumbai Police registered an Accidental Death Report into Sushant’s death and recorded statements of 56 people.

Palghar lynching case: SC seeks chargesheet

Maharashtra government was asked by the Apex Court to apprise it regarding the status of the inquiry and action taken against the police personnel in Palghar Lynching case wherein 3 people including 2 seers were murdered in cold bold by a mob in April.

Supreme Court has also asked the state government to also file the charge sheet of the case before it as the court wanted to examine it.

2 charge sheets have been filed in July 2020. Let the State bring the charge sheets on record. It has further been stated that a departmental enquiry against the police personnel was ordered and show-cause notices have been issued. Let details of the enquiry, including the action taken against the police personnel as well as enquiry report, are also brought on the record.

Supreme Court

3 weeks time has been given to Maharashtra govt by the Supreme Court to file an affidavit. Solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Centre, said that the court has to decide whether there was any dereliction of duty calling for disciplinary action.

Pakistan fumes over OIC’s reluctance to convene meet on Kashmir

Pakistan threatened to call a separate meet of Islamic countries after Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ignored Pak’s request to hold Foreign Ministers’ meet on Kashmir. For almost a year a now, Pakistan has been seeking the 57-country body to hold a meet ever since India scrapped Article 370.

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which is the second largest intergovernmental body after the UN, is yet to reciprocate to Pakistan’s requests

I am once again respectfully telling OIC that a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers is our expectation. If you cannot convene it, then I’ll be compelled to ask Prime Minister Imran Khan to call a meeting of the Islamic countries that are ready to stand with us on the issue of Kashmir

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has been reluctant to chair a meet on Kashmir as Saudi is yet to accept Pakistan’s request.

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima Nuclear Attack

Survivors of Hiroshima Nuclear Attack gathered to mark 75th anniversary of US’ attack. In 1945, United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima destroying the city and claiming 140,000 lives. 3 days later, second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki forcing Japan to surrender on Aug. 15 thus ending World War II.

The ceremony saw some minor hiccups as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was confronted by six members of survivors’ groups over his reluctance to sign Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty. While claiming that his government aims to eliminate nuclear weapons, Abe has maintained that Japan will not to sign the treaty.

Japan’s position is to serve as a bridge between different sides and patiently promote their dialogue and actions to achieve a world without nuclear weapons

Shinzo Abe, Japan PM

While Japan doesn’t possess, produce nuclear weapons, it hosts 50,000 American troops and is protected by the U.S. ‘nuclear umbrella’.

Japan has been reluctant to sign UN’s Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, which was adopted in 2017 as North Korea’s has been pushing for an aggressive nuclear program.

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