1. HC puts stay on Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to award 1 crore compensation to ex-serviceman who committed suicide

HC puts stay on Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to award 1 crore compensation to ex-serviceman who committed suicide

Following a petition filed by advocate Avadh Kaushik contesting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government's decision to award Rs 1 crore compensation and a job to the next kin of ex-serviceman ram Kishan Grewal, the Delhi High Court had, today, put a stay on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 7, 2016 12:46 PM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)

Following a petition filed by advocate Avadh Kaushik contesting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government’s decision to award Rs 1 crore compensation and a job to the next kin of ex-serviceman ram Kishan Grewal, the Delhi High Court had, today, put a stay on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision. Grewal had, last week, committed suicide, citing the delay in the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) by the central government.

The PIL filed by the advocate also challenges the government’s move to declare the deceased ex-serviceman as a ‘martyr’ and the court will be pronouncing its order on this next Monday.

Last week, the Delhi Chief Minister, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, had been detained by the police for trying to meet the family of Ram Kishan Grewal, outside the hospital. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also detained twice for making similar attempts and staging protest outside the hospital in which Grewal’s body was kept for post-mortem.

Advocate Avadh Kaushik had, in previous occasions challenged the Chief Minister’s decision to award similar compensation to suicide victims. The first tie Kaushik filed PIL against Kejriwal’s decision in the High Court was when the Delhi CM claimed for a ‘martyr’ status for Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat, who committed suicide by hanging himself at an AAP rally.

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    Arvind
    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:24 am
    High Court bhi Modiji se mili hai Ji...
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      B.L.Agarwal
      Nov 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm
      Kejriwal's mind is totally blogged. He rarely takes any sane decision. He is not fit as a chief minister.
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        Ganesh Babu
        Nov 7, 2016 at 7:40 am
        This is not the right way of giving the compensation for the suicide, then it will become culture, look and understand the problem/reason for the suicide, act firmly and clearly on the problem which made a person to go the level of suicide.
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          Manish
          Nov 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm
          Kejriwal should resign from his post on grounds of insanity.
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            Vickram singh
            Nov 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm
            It's not about sanity or insanity. Such decisions only undermine the sacrifice of soldiers being martyred on the front. Don't they deserve such kind of amenity.
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              Nitin S
              Nov 7, 2016 at 9:19 am
              Wasn't that the deal between AK & family of the deceased?Now the family of the deceased will cry foul that the CM is in breach of promise made.
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                Pankaj Singh
                Nov 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm
                Now what will happen to the votes that he was expecting?
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                  Sassi Segarane Pillai
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 10:35 am
                  Arvind Khejriwal wants to divert the attention for his poor governance. Let him pay from his party fund not from Delhi government treasury. Petty minded politicians foul interpretation of Martyrdom will irk any sane person.
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                    Kasturi Sundaram
                    Nov 8, 2016 at 5:30 am
                    Politically motivated decisions from of a man who swore on the heads of his children that he would never enter politics.
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                      vasudevan
                      Nov 8, 2016 at 6:45 am
                      Real nut, this guy
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