Council and NRA prioritise N21 death trap

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Previous articleO’Connell to return for Young MunsterNext articleWeekend local rugby fixtures admin Email Print Facebookcenter_img Twitter IT emerged this week that the Barnagh N21 Realignment Group secured 5,000 signatures in their campaign to have section of the road realigned, following a series of accidents in recent years.The group presented their findings at a packed county hall on this Monday, and expressed their disappointed that officials failed to attend a recent meeting in the Devon Inn, where they had planned to present their petition.Spokesperson Seamus Collins, addressed council.“The people in the gallery are residents of Barnagh and loved ones of those who have died.“I want to stress our disappointment at the non-attendance of officials, who hung the councillors out to dry at our recent meeting. It was an insult.“We’re not looking for heads, we just want answers”.Mr. Collins alleged that in the early ‘90’s, markings had been placed on residents land with a plan to realign the road, but that engineers had then walked away.“There were five fatalities in five months on the road where a motorway leads into a bottleneck, but it has been washed over and ignored”.Siobhán Kelly said that, having conducted an investigation into the council’s application for realignment, discovered that it was not valid as the application was made for a 300 metre stretch.Ms. Kelly learned that application to the NRA for realignment must be for a stretch of road of at least 1KM in length.“It’s only a matter of time before a truck jackknife’s and then you will have to get off your backsides and do something,” said Liam Madden, who lives on the dangerous stretch of road.Local Cllrs Michael Collins, Patrick O’Donovan, Jerome Scanlan, Francis Foley and Liam Galvin all voiced their concerns and pressed for the road to be made a priority by the NRA.“We need to apply ‘the three Es’ of enforcement, education and engineering,” said Cllr O’Donovan.“We have failed as councillors to get answers. The road is a chicane. A highway into a bottleneck with a right hand turn and we are told this is not a priority. The buck must stop here.“There isn’t even an accident blackspot sign at Barnagh.“We have enough of families ripped apart”, said Cllr Foley. “This has to be priority. We have every right to answers”.Director of Services in the roads section Paul Crowe, said that the matter had been prioritised in recent months by the NRA and the council for funding, when it becomes available.“We have it at number one. I’m confident the realignment will be allowed,” added Mr. Crowe.“We hope to get funding in the coming year and I have been assured that it is priority”.He continued: “We want a commitment that when this is commenced we can see it through, whether it takes one or two years. We must operate under the rules of legislation there.“We may get funding next June, but its a tall order. If we resort to a compulsory purchase it could take longer”.Mr. Crowe estimated that the project would cost between €2 and €5 million to complete.Cathaoirleach Cllr Richard Butler, requested that a progress report on the issue be placed on his desk in three months. NewsLocal NewsCouncil and NRA prioritise N21 death trapBy admin – November 25, 2010 481 Linkedinlast_img read more

FaceBook Post Saying Call On Pro-CAA Number Would Lead To Caller’s Data Being Hacked:Tripura High Court Quashes FIR Against Accused

first_imgNews UpdatesFaceBook Post Saying Call On Pro-CAA Number Would Lead To Caller’s Data Being Hacked:Tripura High Court Quashes FIR Against Accused Sparsh Upadhyay30 March 2021 10:30 PMShare This – xThe Tripura High Court recently quashed an FIR filed against man for offences punishable under Sections 120B, 153B & 505 of IPC who had allegedly posted on Facebook that if anybody calls on a particular mobile number, the caller’s data saved in the mobile phone would be hacked. Significantly, the mobile number in question was being used by BJP inviting members of the public to give…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?LoginThe Tripura High Court recently quashed an FIR filed against man for offences punishable under Sections 120B, 153B & 505 of IPC who had allegedly posted on Facebook that if anybody calls on a particular mobile number, the caller’s data saved in the mobile phone would be hacked. Significantly, the mobile number in question was being used by BJP inviting members of the public to give a missed call to show their support in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). The Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi was hearing the application of one Arindam Bhattacharjee who was accused of instigating division amongst religious groups and creating an environment of misinformation which was a public nuisance and that he had spread rumours by posting on FB. As stated It was alleged that the petitioner had posted a comment suggesting that if anybody calls on the number in question, the caller’s data saved in the mobile phone would be hacked. It was submitted that this would undoubtedly alarm the prospective callers and, in many cases, dissuade them from calling the said number. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court noted that there was no iota of allegation as to which offence the petitioner in consort with anyone else, agreed to do or caused to be done and thus, in plain terms Section 120B of the IPC is wrongly applied. Regarding the application of Section 153B, the Court noted that the allegations against the petitioner were that he had wrongly represented to the members of the public that a caller of a particular number would be incurring the risk of his data being hacked. In relation to Section 153B, the Court observed: – No imputation made that he had claimed that any class of persons cannot bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution and uphold the sovereignty of the country by the reason of their belonging to members of any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community. No allegation that he had asserted, counselled or advised or propagated or published that any class of persons be denied or deprived their rights as citizens of the country by reason of their being members of a particular religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community. No allegations that he made or published any assertion or plea concerning the obligation of any class of persons by reason of their being members of any religious, racial, language or regional group et “This alleged act on part of the petitioner, does not fall within any of the clauses (a) to (c) of sub-section (1) of Section 153B”, said the Court. Further, regarding the application of Section 505 of IPC, which pertains to statements concerning to public mischief, the Court said, “Once again, the contents of the post of the petitioner may be false, it cannot be said that the same was posted with intent to incite or which is likely to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community.” Significantly, the Court called it ‘ironic’ that when the petitioner had made a similar complaint against one Amlan Mukherjee for putting a misleading post on social media which had the tendency to draw innocent callers into making phone calls on the given number, the police authorities did not think it appropriate to register the complaint under any of the provisions which are applied to the petitioner namely Sections 120B, 153A or Section 505 of IPC. As a result, the impugned F.I.R. was quashed and the petition was disposed of accordingly Case title – Arindam Bhattacharjee v. State of Tripura [Crl.Petn. No.03/2020]Click Here To Download Judgment & OrderRead Judgment & OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more