Current Affairs 20 May

By Samriddhi Kaushik

Telangana HC censures retired judge for “false and motivated allegations” against a sitting judge but refrains from initiating contempt

A retired judge of the High Court has been pulled up by the Telangana High Court for leveling charges against a sitting High Court judge. The telangana High Court today pulled up former judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, Justice P Swaroop Reddy, for leveling allegations against the Justice MS Ramachandra Rao, a sitting Judge of the Telangana High Court.

Asia’s biggest drug racket busted in Myanmar, 200 million meth pills seized

Myanmar police have uncovered Asia’s largest drug racket and during this period and 20 million meth pills worth billions of rupees have been seized, used to make dangerously potent synthetic opioids. In this case, the police arrested 33 suspects from Lowe Kham Village of Kutkhai Township. This operation was carried out in three months. According to Jeremy Douglas, the regional coordinator of the United Nations office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the number of confiscated pills was truly shocking. Myanmar police said in a joint statement that the operation seized nearly 200 million meth pills, more than 500 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.

The Supreme Court today refused to transfer the investigation into the FIRs filed against journalist Arnab Goswami to the central bureau of investigation (CBI)

The court has also refused to quash the FIRs filed against Arnab Goswami in connection with statements he recently made during news broadcasts. The Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud further confirmed the courts earlier intrim order transferring the investigation into the FIRs from Nagpur to Mumbai .The protection against coercive steps earlier granted by the court has been extended for three weeks, during which time Arnab Goswami may pursue appropriate remedies. The Mumbai police commissioner has been directed to ensure protection to Goswami during this time.   

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