Sunday, May 7, 2000,
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No headway in match-fixing case: CBI

NEW DELHI, May 6 (UNI) — The CBI says it has not achieved any breakthrough in the cricket match-fixing investigations and clarified that it has not been given any deadline to complete the probe.

“It’s too early for any breakthrough. We are going into this with a very open mind,’’ CBI Joint Director R.N. Sawani, who is heading the probe team, said in an interview to last night.

He said his team would interrogate Manoj Prabhakar as soon as he returns to Delhi. “Prabhakar is understood to be out of station,’’ he said.

Mr Sawani said the Board of Control for Cricket in India former President I.S. Bindra had not submitted the ‘document’ he claims he has with him pertaining to the case. Bindra had said that the document could pin several bigwigs connected with the game.


No leniency to rash drivers: SC

NEW DELHI, May 6 (PTI) — Expressing deep concern over the alarming rate of road accidents in India, the Supreme Court has come down heavily on rash and negligent drivers and directed trial courts to impose deterrent punishment on them without showing any leniency.

“While considering the quantum of sentence to be imposed for the offence of causing death by rash or negligent driving of automobiles, one of the prime considerations (before the trial courts) should be deterrence,” a Division Bench of Mr Justice K.T. Thomas and Mr Justice Doraiswamy Raju said.

The court, while upholding one year and three months’ sentence to a Haryana Roadways bus driver for crushing a cyclist to death, said these drivers deserve no leniency under the Probation of Offenders Act.Back

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