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Give details of criminal cases withdrawn against netas: Kerala HC 

  • The Kerala High Court has directed the state govt to furnish details of all the criminal cases relating to MLAs and MPs which were withdrawn after Sept 16 last year with the reasons for the same
  • The details have been sought by the HC pursuant to a direction by the Supreme Court to all the High Courts to examine the legality of withdrawal of the criminal cases against them
  • The apex court in August this year had directed that prosecution against the lawmakers under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) cannot be withdrawn without prior sanction from the respective HCs

Plea for social security benefits for transport workers

  • The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and firms, including Uber and Zomato, on a plea of an organisation of transport workers seeking social security rights available for unorganised sector workers
  • The plea by Indian Federation of App-Based Transport Workers (IFAT) has sought formulation of welfare schemes like health insurance, maternity benefits, pension, old age assistance, disability allowance, etcc as per the law in force

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