In a jolt to the Uttar Pradesh government, the Allahabad High Court

A senior Delhi Police officer said that the case has been transferred to the Crime Branch for indepth probe in view of recovery of fake notes from south-east Delhi in the past. In a similar case, a Sangam Vihar resident Rohit Kumar had been dispensed four fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination, bearing “Churan label” and “Children Bank of India” printed on it, from an SBI ATM in Sangam Vihar in south east Delhi, on February 6. The complainant Chandan also received a message of withdrawal of money from his money as he was dispensed with the fake note, police said. Police is trying to get details of the cash management company that was responsible for filling up bank notes in the ATM in question. In the Sangam Vihar incident, Mohammed Isha, custodian of the Brinks India Pvt Ltd, that worked for the SBI ATM was zeroed in and his liability was fixed by the bank as he was the custodian at the time of the incident. Isha was detained on February 6 but was released by police. He was finally arrested on February 23 and is currently out of jail on bail, said the officer.
quashed a cabinet decision of October whereby interest to the tune of Rs 2000 crore, payable by sugar mill owners to sugarcane farmers, was waived. A division bench comprising justices V K Shukla and M C Tripathi passed the order on a petition filed by Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan through its convenor V M Singh. The state cabinet had, vide an order dated October 03, 2016, waived the interest payable by mill owners on account of delayed payment to cane growers for the period 2012-14. The Samajwadi Party government had said that the decision was taken in view of the fact that sugar industry was going through a bad phase and it was essential to ensure the mills did not stop running because of financial distress which would ultimately hit the farmers as well. However, cane growers had strongly protested the state government’s decision which had also drawn flak from leaders like Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait. The court, while quashing the order passed by the state cabinet, made it clear that while the government had the power to effect waivers, “the decision making process in the present instance was not proper”

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