Supreme Court Stays Removal of Mobile Phone Towers Near Rajasthan Prisons


On Monday, the Supreme Court put on preserving a Rajasthan governments order directing mobile phone operators to eliminate their mobile towers from inside 500 meters of prison premises throughout the state.

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The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) informed the pinnacle court that the excessive courtroom, whilst it passed its order, changed into no longer advised that the August 31, 2012, coverage which barred set up of mobile towers within 500 meters of jail premises was outmoded by way of a February 6, 2017, policy.

The February 6 policy of the State authorities accepted putting in cell towers not best within 500 meters of jails but additionally on public and personal locations along with parks, playgrounds, hospitals, schools, and government-owned or -managed homes and lands below cultivation.

However, this coverage turned into amended saying that the permission for cellular towers should not be delivered in those areas/premises if barred by way of a competent court.
This situation was blanketed through a modification made on February nine.

The cell service carriers had sought direction to no longer be asked to dispose of the towers, nor would the authorities take steps to seal them or take any coercive steps in opposition to the cell carrier providers.

It had said that the order could impact eighty lakh subscribers because the complete exercise would contain elimination of four hundred Base Transceiver Towers (BTSs) which includes Base Station Controllers sites which can be further catering to 2,500 BTSs.

A holiday bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Deepak Gupta stayed the order as senior suggest Kapil Sibal told the bench that removing cellular towers might affect eighty lakh human beings and would have a cascading effect.

NEW DELHI: A 17-12 months-vintage female changed into severely injured after a biker dragged her with the aid of the hair for nearly a hundred meters whilst she tried to withstand his bid to snatch her cell phone in northeast Delhi.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night time whilst she turned on foot to her house from Ashok Nagar. The victim is a salesgirl at tailoring save in Jyoti Nagar and is the only breadwinner of her circle of relatives. Her father had died a year ago.

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When she reached Loni Road, guys on a motorcycle stopped in front of her, and one of them snatched her mobile telephone. When she hung on to the phone, the only riding pillion grabbed her ponytail and requested his partner to power. She becomes mercilessly dragged for almost 100 meters until she permits a cross of the cellular cellphone.

The girl hit her face and head on the street in the course of the snatching incident. “I started bleeding profusely from my head and face and pleaded to the snatcher to let me go; however, he hung on to my hair until a number of it ripped off,” said the sufferer.

A few passersby quickly started chasing the snatchers. One of them caught the collar of one of the snatchers and pulled him off the motorcycle. The teenagers, later diagnosed as Sagar, become thrashed and surpassed over to the police. The lady determined her cellular cellphone lying on the road.