x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri district | Hartal dying fast in Kashmir after JK becomes UT | Poor teenager purchases smart-phone on instalments, police takes it forcibly | Bidders allege GMC Doda alters rules | Farooq, Omar, Mehbooba likely to be shifted to Jammu | GOI provides concession to students of community in academic, technical institutes | JK still shown as state on Government websites | Aspirants sleep on streets to beat 2 hours deadline for submission of applications | Top posts in Sheep Husbandry Deptt vacant, staff without salary | Dwivedi for 100% coverage under Beneficiary Centric Schemes | Ghulam Nabi Azad on three-day Jammu visit from Wednesday | Gurpurab celebrated with religious fervour | Dogri film shooting 'Mouj Masti' begins | Sanjeev Sharma brings laurels to Air Jammu | Natrang's Dogri play 'Bawa Jitto' spell bounds thousands in Jhiri Mela | Winners of J&K specially-able Judoka team felicitated | BGSBU celebrates National education day | Nine-day Jhiri Mela begins in Jammu | KVK Reasi organises campaign on seed treatment | NGO distributes plant saplings | BMS delegation calls on DC, Assistant Labour Commissioner | JKNPP appeal President to call meeting with JK leaders | JKMF appeals PM to intervene in salary issue of BSNL employees | MJR-47 appeals Lt Governor to address issues of refugees | Sikhs demand nomination of minority commission | JKNPP celebrates birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev | Federal Bank felicitates old age people | P L Gupta, Deva meet Lt Governor | Surrender yourself to Sadguru: Madhu Param Hans | SBBDT organizes Sadbhawna Yatra | Women Club Meri Pehchan organizes 'Maharaja Hari Singh Samman' | JU faculty members, Research Scholars meet Dr Kiran Bedi | Dwivedi for 100% coverage under Beneficiary Centric Schemes | Inclement weather forecast: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness | ABVP stages dharna outside Civil Sectt; raises charter of demands | Minor dies after speeding truck runs him over, locals demand justice | Massive combat ops in Kashmir by forces have broken back of terrorist organisations | 1503 bunkers complete, work on remaining in full swing | 6 year old raped, killed | Cold wave continues in most parts of J-K | Samba police recover kidnapped minor girl | Doda Accident: all 17 passengers boarded in vehicle killed | Srinagar-Baramulla rail service resumes after three month | Pak violates ceasefire along LoC | Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for 7th day | Flight Services at Srinagar Airport, Low Visibility Causes Delay in Operations | Kupwara-Karnah road reopens, Keran, Machil Gurez still cut off | 15 years on, Aishmuqam Shopping complex awaits completion | Unidentified militant killed in Ganderbal, search operation on | No official available in tehsil headquarters of Mankot, Balakot | Union Jt Secy Culture terms Kashmiris as ardent readers of good literature | AJKLTF demands separate education commission for JKUT | PHE EJF demands disbursement of wages | VC SKUAST Jammu meets Lt Governor | Justice Kumar visits Bal Ashram, Nari Niketan at RS Pura | India settling conflicts to move on path of progress: Raman Suri | AYUSH Medical Camp held at Gai Dessa | Congress, NC, PDP responsible for UT Status: TDF alleges | NOC from Traffic, Municipality sheer harassment to Private Schools: MPEJ | NOC from Traffic, Municipality sheer harassment to Private Schools: MPEJ | Teenager mauled to death by leopard | KPOA welcomes Ayodhya verdict | Back Issues  
 
news details
HC seeks report on death of 11 students on Mughal Road
7/17/2019 12:44:49 AM

Early Times Report

Jammu, July 16: The J&K High Court on Tuesday took serious note of the death of 11 students recently in an accident on Mughal Road and 37 persons on Keshwan road in Kishtwar.
A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sindhu Sharma in the open court issued several directions to the state government and also framed important questions to be answered within a period of three weeks.
The directions were passed in a Public Interest Litigation filed by Intakhab Ahmed Qazi, a lawyer from Poonch, seeking directions to the government to initiate appropriate action/enquiry against ARTO Poonch, ARTO Shopian, Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Rural Jammu/Kashmir, SHO Police Station Surankote for their negligence and dereliction in duties which led to the tragic road accident on June, 27, 2019 at Aliyabad Sarai on Mughal Road in which 11 students (including 9 young girls) ranging between 20 to 25 years lost their lives who were traveling in Tempo Traveler bearing registration No.JK12-3475 in which 18 passengers were seated against the sitting capacity of 12 passengers.
After hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed appearing for the petitioner, the court issued directions to the Transport Commissioner J&K to place before the court the result of the enquiry entrusted to the Regional Transport Officer, Jammu with regard to the expiry of the route permit of the Tempo Traveller, issuance of permit and the fitness certificate besides the reasons which led to the road accident.
The Division Bench noticed with concern the issues raised in the PIL and expressed its grave concern over the dance of death on the roads particularly on Mughal road and the roads of erstwhile Doda district.
While expressing its deep concern over the 'Dance of Death' on Mughal road as well as the recent accident in Keshwan area of Kishtwar, the Division Bench framed several questions to be answered by the state respondents including the total number of traffic personnel deployed for regulating traffic in the twin districts of Rajouri-Poonch including Mughal Road and also the personnel deployed in erstwhile Doda district and other vulnerable roads of these districts.
The Division Bench further sought reply from the IGP Traffic J&K to inform the court about the lack of supervision or the action, if any, initiated against the officials/officers who were duty bound to check overloading of the offending vehicle which met with fatal accident on Mughal road on June, 27, 2019.
The Division Bench further framed the questions with regard to the suspension/ cancellation of the driving license of those drivers who repeatedly indulge in rash driving and further the Court also sought response with regard to the banning of the commercial/passenger vehicles having more than 15 years life on the pattern of NCR Delhi.
Division Bench also issued notices to the Principal Secretary (Home) J&K, Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. of J&K Transport Department, Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. of J&K Public Works Department, Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. of J&K Health and Medical Education Department, Director General of Police J&K, Deputy Commissioners Poonch/Rajouri/Shopian, Inspector General of Police (Traffic) J&K, Transport Commissioner J&K, Chief Engineer Mughal Road Project Jammu/Srinagar, Executive Engineer Mughal Road Project Surankote (Poonch), Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Rural Jammu/Kashmir, RTO Jammu, ARTOs Poonch, Rajouri, Shopian for filing their response to the PIL within a period of three weeks. AAG Raman Sharma accepted notices in the open court on behalf of Principal Secretary Home J&K, Director General of Police J&K, Inspector General of Police (Traffic) J&K whereas Deputy Advocate General Arshad Majid Malik accepted notices on behalf of Commissioner/ Secretary to Govt. of J&K Transport Department, Transport Commissioner J&K, RTO Jammu, ARTOs Poonch, Rajouri, Shopian. Both the State Counsel assured the Division Bench that the replies shall be filed within the stipulated period looking into the seriousness of the matter.
The court also impleaded National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) as well as Border Roads Organization (BRO) as party respondents in the PIL.
The Division Bench also clubbed the instant PIL with PIL No.1/2018 filed by Advocate Syed Asim Hashmi on behalf of Bar Association Doda wherein the Doda Bar has highlighted the road accidents in the erstwhile Doda district.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU