Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:20 pm ING and RBS?agree debt deal for Singapore petrochemical project Tags: NULL ING and Royal Bank of Scotland have launched a much delayed £1bn debt restructuring deal to help fund construction of Singapore’s Jurong Aromatic Corporation’s (JAC) petrochemicals project.The project is now expected to commence operations in 2014 with construction beginning next year. Talks over financing started last year but progress was delayed by poor market conditions.Some $1.24bn (£796m) – or 80 per cent of the debt – will now be financed or guaranteed by two South Korean export agencies for a period of up to 15.5 years. In a statement Bruce Macfarlane, head of the advisory team at joint coordinating bank ING, said yesterday: “The timing seems perfect now with almost no other deals of this size or quality expected in the market this year.” The $2.4bn project involves the development of a condensate splitter and aromatics facility on offshore Jurong Island and will produce 1.5m metric tons of aromatics per year and 2.5m metric tons of transport fuels per year, the company said.A JAC spokesman added: “We expect a very favourable reception from lenders given the long anticipation by the bank market of its launch, the favourable recovery of the financial markets and robust economics of the project.”Banks invited to join the lending group are expected to pledge financial commitments of between $75m to $150m by next month. The loan is expected to be signed by early December. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBig Data Courses | Search AdBig Data Online Courses Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItHealth.recetasget5 Common Cancer Signs to Pay Attention ToHealth.recetasgetOceandrawRemember Him? Wait ‘Till You See Him NowOceandrawLifestly.com30 People from History Who Look Exactly Like Today’s CelebritiesLifestly.com More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com whatsapp KCS-content
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Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/265486/hurst-house-john-pardey-architects-strom-architects Clipboard United Kingdom DarkLight Design Country:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Hurst House is a new build one-off contemporary house located on the edge of the village of Bourne End in Buckinghamshire. The site forms part of a garden of a substantial house located on the edge of Bourne End in Buckinghamshire, directly fronting an area of open fields that form part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding National Beauty (There are currently 33 AONB designations within England).Save this picture!© Andy MatthewsThe clients’ brief was to build a very sustainable and contemporary family home that would have the flexibility to successfully cope with changing family conditions as their children grow up and leave the nest. This lead to a house where they can live in one extended space while family bedrooms can be shut down and left on tick-over.Save this picture!© Andy StaggA masonry rectangular volume on the ground floor, contains bedrooms, and is slightly sunken into the ground to reduce the height of the building towards the AONB. A lightweight steel and timber volume at the first floor is set perpendicular to the ground floor volume and contains living, kitchen and dining spaces, as well as the master bedroom suite. It rests on top of the ground floor volume and spans across to a masonry wall that defines the southern edge of the house. A rectangular service element underneath the first floor sleeve – separated by a clere-storey – defines an entrance lobby with vertical circulation to one side as well as a carport to the other.Save this picture!© Andy MatthewsThis arrangement of space allows for a self-contained bedroom wing for children (teenagers) that opens up to a south-facing courtyard, whilst the first floor volume allows living spaces and master bedroom to make the most of the site with its incredible views of the rolling landscape of the AONB to the west.Save this picture!© Andy StaggA linear balcony along the length of the first floor allows the facade to open up, and the recessed floor to ceiling glazed sliding panels to be shaded in the summer. At the southern end of the first floor volume the glazing is pulled back to create an outdoor living area which is open to both the east and the west allowing the sun to reach it at different times of day.Save this picture!© Andy MatthewsThe environmental impact of the house was considered from the outset, and we were aiming to get very close to being a zero carbon home.The building utilises very high levels of insulation. A small highly efficient gas boiler, together with heat recovery ventilation, rainwater recycling, solar water heating, a 10kW wood burner and a 9.9kWp photovoltaic installation, and low energy fittings throughout, ensure the property has an overall near zero CO2 impact rating. (We are yet to carry out the as built environmental performance calculations, to establish the exact CO2 impact of the property.) Since the building was connected to services, it has generated 25% more electricity than has been used.We employed high quality natural materials that enhances and harmonises with the site; local Weston Underwood coursed stone to ground floor walls, and the upper floor element is clad in British Sweet Chestnut, which weathers to a natural silver colour and will last for many centuries without further maintenance. To the garden side, panels of pre-weathered zinc, set within the timber sleeve are employed. These materials will all weather naturally and blend harmoniously with the site and surroundings.John Pardey Architects and Strom Architects worked in collaboration to see this building completed. When Magnus Strom left his job as a Director of JPA in 2010 to set up his own practice, John and Magnus decided that it would be beneficial for the project, if Magnus continued working with the detail and construction side of the project as well as overseeing it on site. This collaboration ensured a continuity of the project and has resulted in a strong design that has been detailed with great care and finished to an extraordinary quality. Project gallerySee allShow less2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future PrenticeArticles2013 Mock Firms International Skyscraper CompetitionArticles Share Iluminación: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJohn Pardey ArchitectsOfficeFollowStröm ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesUnited KingdomPublished on August 23, 2012Cite: “Hurst House / John Pardey Architects + Ström Architects” 23 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Swimming Pool ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769474/jeju-bayhill-pool-and-villa-kim-dong-jin-plus-leau-design Clipboard “COPY” Year: South Korea photographs: Sun NamgoongPhotographs: Namgoong Sun Year: Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jin “COPY” BMB, DAEAN JEHYO Photographs Construction Supervision:L’EAU Design, GAU Co.LtdSite Area:9,989㎡Building Area:1,978.70㎡Gross Floor Area:4,854.02㎡Client:BAYHILL POOL&VILLADesign Team:Lee sang-hak, Lee young-sun, Park hae-in, Park Jong-beom, Jung Dong-hui, Ju Ik-hyeon, Yoon Ji-hyeCity:Seogwipo-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sun NamgoongRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Cropping of Photoshop is careful and determining completion stage of touching up image as a final image, on the other hand, cropping of location can continuously create coincidence and undetermined image which cannot be generated without that exact time, location, and atmosphere.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongAs different photographer takes different photos from the same scenery, same location creates different sense of place per each situation and different unconscious recognition mode. At this moment, cropping process which eliminates unnecessary part for individual is a process of ‘self editing’ that takes out memories they want to forget and delaying the time they want to keep. After cropping out the unnecessary elements, one’s memory connotes their own story for the first time and turn into an image. New world which is created by volcanic activity. This place with different atmosphere from other location makes us feel dizzy by facing the fact how insignificant we are in front of the Mother Nature. People feel freedom when they walk along the shoreline called Olle Route with scattered basalt stone and the experience to upstream the speed of world by staying in nondaily new world like guest house or second house presents fresh inspiration to boring lives. Haye is very quiet and peaceful village, but this is one of the few remaining place where time stands still as it is not famous as tourist attraction yet.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sun NamgoongSave this picture!SectionThe building calmly sitting on large yard provides various views of Haye. Beyond enjoying nature in one dimensional panoramic view from inside of the building, it is achieved by including landscape elements from beach, Baksugijeong, and village entry. If this is still common, the boundary based on descent solidity of the building become an origin of new experience that makes Jeju’s sky, ocean, mountain, filed more special. Concrete Frame – The landscape scenery that is proposed through artificial structure as a fixed screen with plasticity which provides various views through Scene Frame and Space Frame regenerates different scenery per each individual based on fixed physical frame as a gesture of capturing moments. Wood as a Hidden Frame, which uses more flexible natural material than concrete, makes the boundary vague and utilized as extension and editing tool of the scenery and create new concept of landscapes (Passage Editing).Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongAntique brick, stone mound, Jeju flagstone is a natural material that is refined by human hand and it becomes a process of human activity that naturally transfer for adjusting and communicating with rough nature, and also become a frame that creates a space for human living by creating standard and boundary as stratum of the world that connected to the ground. By using the effects of glass and mirror that reflects the scenery, unlimitedly reproduced scenery of ecstasy of nature through the Meditate Frame, people can experience the surrealistic space and create energy beyond deviating rest in Jeju.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongOrientation-In terms of building orientation, before discussing about extraordinary scenery and nature, the most important element of Haye is the essence of location that ocean and village should be considered as main. By linearly orienting the main circulation along the ridge, it became part of the village more naturally and as a result of considering continuous future expansion in linear layout of phase type, the main building of resort is located on the entrance. By the strategy of having vague boundary with no wall or perimeter trees to blend in to village without sense of difference and make Haye to be read as a whole, it became new methodology to make a various culture based village where are not boring and made it function as community base that continuously develop.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongImpressive symmetrical building of complex A, B and C with congregated layout which utilize topography and zigzag form of complex D are created by the fusion of role and functional element of each complexes. Different from Villa Complex B, C, and D, complex A is a Hotel Complex. Based on effective circulation of service area, we realized that views are different depending on the height and by differentiating the grounding system of each terrace which accepts views to layout the block (Block Housing), it allows each room and terrace have various colors. Through this method, it determined the impression of the resort.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongComplex B as a Stacking Villa format, it uses stacking method that reflects the characteristics of sloped topography. It is a form that is possible to continuously layout in one direction like Go or checkmate move of Korean Chess. It also allows to have various forms and application of congregating. 2 units are combined to create 1 complex and one of the 2 units are allows to use 2 rooms and as a result, 1 complex can have maximum 3 households.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongComplex C shares the same context as complex B which utilizes the slope, and the characteristics of complex C is having shared element that the roof of next door can be used as my courtyard (Clipping Villa). This can be inferred from the gathered layout of Jeju’s private houses, this project is reinterpreting the motif of Jeju’s private houses as symbiosis an harmony was the matrix of Jeju’s private houses which has low stone mound for house and courtyard boundary to share neighbor’s and my properties.Save this picture!© Sun NamgoongDifferent from complex A, B, and C, complex D is an independent building and based on loose spatial layout like gallery, z shaped circulation and forms is derived from having ramp format and locating many courtyards by utilizing the characteristics of road and topography. So-called Zigzag Villa utilizes horizontal and vertical dislocation to grant distinct characteristics on each in between spaces, secure each room’s independency, and induce accidental cross of gaze to allow experiencing abundant scenery frame. Written by Kim Dong-jinProject gallerySee allShow lessKakko House / YYAASelected ProjectsVivarium / HYPOTHESIS + Stu/D/O ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769474/jeju-bayhill-pool-and-villa-kim-dong-jin-plus-leau-design Clipboard HANA Consulting & Engineers SDM Structural Engineering Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jinSave this projectSaveJeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jin 2013 Architects: Kim Dong-jin, L’EAU design Year Completion year of this architecture project Construction: Save this picture!© Sun Namgoong+ 20 Share ArchDaily CopySwimming Pool, Houses, Housing•Seogwipo-si, South Korea Projects 2013 Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Structure Engineer: CopyAbout this officeL’EAU designOfficeFollowKim Dong-jinOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsSports ArchitectureRecreation & Trainingswimming poolResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingSeogwipo-siSouth KoreaPublished on July 03, 2015Cite: “Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jin” 02 Jul 2015. 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SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 26, 2017 SHARE Industry analysts are expecting U.S. farmers to plant more soybeans next year, up from this year’s record acreage of 88.7 million acres. Experts say farmers could plant anywhere from 86 to 90.5 million acres of soybeans in 2018. University of Illinois ag economist Todd Hubbs is warning against planting more soybeans next year. He says soybean acreage may need to decline in 2018 to generate a 2018-19 marketing year average farm price in the mid-$9.00 range to cover the cost of production. He recommends that farmers monitor soybean exports and demand before making 2018 planting decisions. Specifically, he says farmers should study the Department of Agriculture’s release of the Winter Wheat Seedings report for the first indication of farmer acreage decisions in early January.Soybean futures, however, are trading above $10 a bushel. Tom Fritz, with EFG in Chicago, says this is the market’s way of buying more acres, “The market is saying we will need more soybeans in 2018 to meet demand.” He added that planted wheat acres will be down this fall and it is likely some of those acres will be planted to soybeans next spring.Source: NAFB News Service and HAT More Soybeans Expected for 2018 Home News Feed More Soybeans Expected for 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleDairy Industry Applauds Introduction of School Milk Nutrition ActNext articleBe Prepared to Plant Early in 2018 Hoosier Ag Today
RSF_en Follow the news on Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America January 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rio radio station manager is first journalist murdered in Americas in 2013 May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Renato Machado Gonçalves, the manager and joint owner of Radio Barra FM in Rio de Janeiro state, has become the first journalist to be killed in the western hemisphere in 2013. He was gunned down as he left his home in the north of the state yesterday.”The motive has not yet been determined, but robbery has already been ruled out, and the manner in which the crime was carried out clearly indicates that it was a targeted murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The victim’s profession as a journalist will have to be taken into account in the coming investigation. While paying tribute to Gonçalves and sending our condolences to his family, we reiterate our concern from the safety of journalists in Brazil after a particularly lethal 2012.“The recent flight abroad of well-known journalists such as André Caramante – who has since returned – and Mauri König underlines the urgent need for better protection. A debate is now under way at the federal level and we hope it leads to solutions.”Gonçalves, who lived in the same building as the radio station, located in São João da Barra, in the north of the state, left his home on the evening of 8 January after receiving a phone call. Witnesses said two individuals on a motorcycle intercepted him outside and opened fire. Hit four times, twice in the chest, he died of his injuries after being taken to Ferreira Machado Hospital in Campos. A São João da Barra police station has been given the job of investigating his murder.One of his colleagues told Reporters Without Borders that Gonçalves was physically attacked at a meeting of the São João da Barra municipal chamber during last October’s local elections. There were several cases of violence against journalists during the campaign, as well as attacks on news media and many cases of court-ordered censorship.The colleague nonetheless added: “Renato had not received any threats and if he had, he would have reported them. “He was not working on anything controversial at this time. I would not go as far as to say this was politically-motivated, but given the way it was carried out and the fact that he was fired on seven times, you can call it a targeted killing. It certainly was not a case of armed robbery.”Reporters Without Borders will return to the situation of media freedom in Brazil later this month, when it will publish the report of its fact-finding visit to Brazil last November. Reports April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further News Help by sharing this information BrazilAmericas BrazilAmericas News Organisation
Twitter Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Malachy McCreeshlimerickSinn Feinst johns hospitalUniversity Limerick Hospital Group Facebook Previous articleCouncillors claim crime is at crisis levels in County LimerickNext articleFunds no barrier to M20 motorway Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SINN Féin councillor and Health Forum member Malachy McCreesh has urged University Limerick Hospital Group (ULHG) to expedite the re-opening of 20 beds currently closed in St John’s Hospital Limerick.The City West representative was responding to the reply received at the September meeting of the Regional Health Forum to his question asking if there were any beds currently closed across the UL Group of hospitals.“Despite the acknowledgement from ULHG that lack of inpatient beds is contributing to the on-going trolley crisis at University Hospital Limerick, it is very disappointing to learn that 20 beds are still closed in St John’s Hospital,” Cllr McCreesh commented.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These beds have been unavailable since early summer 2016. It is essential that the required staff are recruited urgently in order to have these beds available to relieve pressure on the Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick.”Cllr McCreesh went on to describe the recent opening of 17 medical short stay beds in the old ED in UHL and the planned opening of 16 new beds at Nenagh Hospital by year end as a welcome development.“Lack of inpatient beds is having a detrimental effect on the running of UHL elective procedures are postponed if necessary to free up bed capacity for admitted patients. Every available bed should be used so every effort must be made to get the 20 beds on stream immediately,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] NewsLocal NewsHospital Group urged to re-open 20 bedsBy Alan Jacques – October 13, 2017 1952 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
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Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Speculation that Lynch will relinquish Letterkenny council seat Previous articlePlanes could be grounded ‘until later in the week’Next articleHarney due in Letterkenny today News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Google+ News Pinterest There’s speculation that Letterkenny’s Mayor Cllr Jim Lynch will resign his seat after his Mayoral term ends in the summer. Cllr Lynch, who previously served as a member of Independent Fianna Fail has been an independent in the chamber for several years now, and his continued exclusion from the mayor’s chair, despite being one of the longest serving members of council, was an ongoing topic of discussion. There’s been no comment from Cllr Lynch, despite repeated attempts by Highland Radio News to contact him, but Donegal on Sunday reported yesterday that sources close to the mayor say he is likely to stand down after leaving the chair, with a view towards having a family member coopted onto the council to take his place. Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – April 19, 2010 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter
News UpdatesTelangana HC Dismisses Plea For Judicial Inquiry Into Alleged Torture By Police By Forcing Accused To Move Barricades In Hot Summer [Read Order] Mehal Jain11 Sep 2020 6:02 AMShare This – xNoting that the the very identity of the alleged accused persons is unknown, the Telangana High Court last week disposed off a PIL on the basis of a report in ‘The Hindu’ that that certain persons were made to move barricades under scorching summer sun by the police. Based on a news item, published in ‘The Hindu’, English daily news paper, on May 10 entitled as “Police, not Judges,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNoting that the the very identity of the alleged accused persons is unknown, the Telangana High Court last week disposed off a PIL on the basis of a report in ‘The Hindu’ that that certain persons were made to move barricades under scorching summer sun by the police. Based on a news item, published in ‘The Hindu’, English daily news paper, on May 10 entitled as “Police, not Judges, award punishment”, an advocate, Baglekar Akash Kumar, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan with regard to the incident reported, based on which, a suo motu Writ Petition was registered. According to the petitioner, to force the accused persons to move barricades in the hot summer tantamounts to torture inflicted by the police. Therefore, necessary action should be taken against the erring police personnel. Before the bench of the Chief Justice and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy, the Advocate General for the State of Telangana submitted that a large number of statements of villagers recorded by the police belonging to different villages, to this Court on 27.08.2020. According to all these witnesses, migrant workers were stopped at the barricade of Wadapally check-post. The villagers volunteered to shift the barricades in order to help migrant workers on the way to their homes. According to these witnesses, no one was forced to carry out any work, and their work was entirely voluntary in nature. Based on these statements, the Advocate General submits that the news item appearing in “The Hindu” is incorrect one as the people had volunteered to help out the migrant workers, who were moving across the State at the relevant time. The division bench noted that though the present petition is based on a news item published in ‘The Hindu’, even the reporter, who has given the said news item, is not in a position to reveal the identity of the alleged accused persons. “Therefore, it is very difficult to find out the actual identity of the alleged accused persons, who were allegedly forced to move barricades in hot summer days”, it said. It opined that in the absence of concrete evidence and facts, it would be a futile exercise to appoint a Judicial Commission. For, Judicial Commission cannot be asked to go on a “wild goose chase”. The appointment of Judicial Commission is a serious step, and it cannot be taken lightly, said the bench. Moreover, the bench differentiated the instant case from the landmark Supreme Court decision in Sheela Barse.It noted that the latter case dealt with custodial violence meted out to women while they were in the police lock-up in Bombay. “The women were imprisoned, and their identity was well known. Therefore, taking the issue of custodial violence with women under-trial prisoners as a serious issue, and where the identity was well known, the Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed that a report be prepared and submitted”, said the bench. However, it proceeded to observe that in the present case, the very identity of the alleged accused persons is unknown. Moreover, it observed that since all the witnesses and the participants have clearly stated that they had helped the police voluntarily, there is no reason to disbelieve their statements. “After all the persons whose statements have been recorded and submitted before this Court are all independent witnesses. Therefore, these statements cannot be brushed aside”, said the court, expressing that it is not inclined to appoint a Judicial Commission to examine the alleged incident. “Moreover, since there is no cogent and convincing evidence to establish the fact that the accused persons were, indeed, forced to move barricades, that too in the hot summer days, this Court is not in a position to pass any further orders”, it said in closing the plea.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story