Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 23-06-2022 | 06:00 am
The Gujarat Pollution Control Board and department of animal husbandry have filed affidavits in the Gujarat High Court in response to a PIL seeking to implement the Supreme Court’s directions to take action against illegal slaughter houses in the state. The government department stated that they have constituted slaughter house committees in the cities and districts as per the Supreme Court directions.The HC has posted further hearing next month as the other respondents have yet to file their replies.Last year, the HC had issued notices to the state government and others in response to a PIL seeking closure of unlicensed slaughter houses being run in the state and implementation of the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court over the issue.The petition was filed by Deesa-based lawyer and animal rights activist Dharmendra Fofani, who submitted that the state government failed to implement various laws and directions of the Supreme Court on regulating slaughter houses in the state.The petition stated that the authorities were not properly managing slaughter house waste and disposal as contemplated under various environment laws and solid waste management rules.Filmmaker Avinash Das files bail plea in HCMumbai-based filmmaker Avinash Das approached the Gujarat High Court after his anticipatory bail application was rejected by the Ahmedabad city civil and sessions court last week. The matter came up before the court of Justice Nikhil S Kariel on Wednesday and has been adjourned to June 27. Das was booked by the Ahmedabad crime branch for forgery and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act.Das, who has directed films like ‘Anarkali of Aarah’ and ‘Raat Baaki Hai’, had last month made two posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In one of the posts, he uploaded a picture in which the Tricolour was worn by a woman on her body, and another post had a picture of Union home minister Amit Shah with suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal.Singhal was in the news after Rs 17.49 crore was recovered from her residence. The picture was that of Singhal whispering something to Amit Shah. The caption had stated that the picture was of a few days before crores of rupees was found from Singhal’s residence.Later, an FIR was filed by Ahmedabad police under IPC 469 (forgery for the purpose of harming reputation) and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act.