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Allahabad High Court gets 7 Additional Judges

The President of India, in exercise of the power conferred by clause (I) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, appointed S/Shri Mohd. Aslam, Anil Kumar Ojha, Smt. Sadhna Rani (Thakur), Naveen Srivastava, Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi, Ajai Tyagi, and Ajai Kumar Srivastava-l, to be an Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court.A notification in this regard was issued by Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice on 22 March, 2021.

The notification mentioned that the appointment of Smt. Sadhna Rani (Thakur), S/Shri Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi, and Ajai Kumar Srivastava-l, would be for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. However, the period of appointment of S/Shri Mohd. Aslam, Anil Kumar Ojha, Naveen Srivastava, and Ajai Tyagi , would be with effect from the date they assumes charge of their offices till 14th January, 2023, I st July, 2022, 19th December, 2021 and 31st December, 2022 respectively.

Shri Mohd Aslam, B.Sc.. LL.B., joined the Judicial Service on 31.07.1986. He served as Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Meerut, Ramabai Nagar, Varanasi and District & Sessions Judge, Ballia, Baharich. At the time of recommendation, he was working as District and Sessions Judge at Hamirpur.

Shri Anil Kumar Ojha, B.A., LL.B., joined the Judicial Service on 01.08.1986. He served as Principal Judge, Family Court, Gorakhpur, Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Mathura, Special Judge (E.C. Act), Mathura, Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Mathura, Special Judge (SC/ST) Fatehpur, Special Secretary and Addl. L.R. (Law), Government of UP, Lucknow, District & Sessions Judge, Faizabad, Allahabad, Director, Judicial Training and Research, Lucknow. At the time of recommendation, he was working as District and Sessions Lucknow.

Smt. Sadhna Rani (Thakur), B.A., LL.B., joined the Judicial Service on 01.08.1986. She served as Principal Judge, Family Court, Bareilly, Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Meerut, Spl. Judge (EC Act), Spl. Judge SC/ST Act, Deoria, ADJ Gonda and District & Sessions Judge, Azamgarh, Shahjahanpur. At the time of recommendation, she was working as District and Sessions Mathura.

Shri Naveen Srivastava, LL.M., joined the Judicial Service on 31.08.1987. He served as Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Bareilly, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ramabai Nagar and District & Sessions Judge, Ambedkar Nagar, Mirzapur. At the time of recommendation, he was working as District and Sessions, Aligarh.

Shri Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi, BSc, LLB, joined the Judicial Service on 31.08.1987. He served as Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lucknow, OSD, Allahabad High Court, District and Sessions Judge, Chandauli, Azamgarh, Faizabad, Special Officer Vigilance, HC Allahabad. At the time of recommendation, he was working as District and Sessions, Hardoi.

Shri Ajai Tyagi, B.Com.. LL.B., joined the Judicial Service on 3L08.1987. He served as Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Jhansi, Moradabad, Etah, Jaunpur and District & Sessions Judge, Jaunpur, Bareilly. At the time of recommendation, he was working as Member Secretary, U.P. State Legal Services Authority since 05.08.2019.

Shri Ajai Kumar Srivastava, B.Sc., LL.B., joined Judicial Service on 3 1.08.1987. He served as Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Agra, Bareilly, Sonbhadra, Mathura, and as Special Judge, Principal Judge (Family court), Bareilly, Sonbhara, District & Sessions Judge, Sonbhadra, Saharanpur, Agra. At the time of recommendation. he was working as Registrar General Allahabad High Court, Prayagraj.


Hong Kong – Unauthorised website and phishing email related to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited on unauthorised website and phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA. Hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website for ease of reference by members of the public.
     Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the website or email concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the website or email should contact the bank concerned using the contact information provided in the press release, and report to the Police or contact the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.



With one of the most unpredictable years in history ending, give yourself some peace of mind in the new year and install a home safe. Not only do safes keep your valuables and documents safe from theft, but depending on the type of safe, they can also keep your sentimental valuables secure in the event of a natural disaster. It’s never been a better time to invest in home security.

At A.Abbott Locksmiths, we are one of Australia’s largest and most reputable safe providers. We deliver new and used safes anywhere in Australia, for all types of Residential or Commercial requirements.

Safe Deposit Box

While the stereotype of a safety deposit box is a small locked box rented out in a bank vault, these days you can have a safe deposit box installed in the comfort of your own home. Often banks offer only a small range of sizes and the price range is not so extensive, though at Abbot Locksmiths we have a vast inventory of safes to suit all budgets and any size required. We can deliver and install your new safe anywhere from Five Dock to Brookvale and our safe technicians are available to teach you how to use your new safe.

Choosing a safe can be a daunting experience, though at Abbott’s you can trust that all our safes are made from heavy steel and use an array of locking mechanisms, such as combination locks, key locks and electronic locks. Our highly trained safe experts are here to recommend which type of safe will be most appropriate for your security application. The following list is a helpful guide of our most popular types of home safes…

    Wall safes: This is a popular option if you want to conceal valuables discreetly. A wall safe is convenient as it can be inconspicuously hidden in the wall and covered over by furniture or a wall-hung artwork. It is also easy to access, as they are often installed at chest or eye level. Floor safes: If you are concerned about the safe itself being removed during a robbery; a floor safe is a great choice. Floor safes are installed under the surface of the floor and are concreted in place. The safe is accessed from above, and much like a wall safe, can be very discrete. Jewellery safes: are perfect for valuable collections of jewellery and are often designed with drawers and interiors that are similar to decorative display cases. Jewellery safes can weigh anywhere from 100kg to 2,500kgs. Drop safes: are unique as valuables can be “dropped” into an access hatch without opening the safe door. The items dropped into the safe are temporarily stored in a secondary compartment until the safe hatch is closed. At this time, the “dropped” items are transferred to the primary compartment of the safe and are unable to be fished out.

Fireproof Home Safe

While a home safe is ideal for securing cash, jewellery, documents or expensive valuables from theft, it is crucial to understand that your safety deposit box is not fire protected, unless it explicitly has an SP certification.

An SP certification upholds strict international standards, proving that a safe is fire-resistant through independent testing. The test involves putting a safe into a 180 ºC furnace for 60 minutes to 120 minutes. The contents are then checked, to ensure that they are still intact to deem the safe fire-resistant.

Also, note that safes can only be fire ‘resistant’ and therefore can only protect paper and documents from extreme heat for approximately 30 minutes up to 2 hours.

While any type of fire can put all of your household belongings at risk, a fireproof home safe or a fire-resistant safe is one of the best ways to safeguard your essential belongings. Fireproof safes also discourage theft due to their strength and weight, making them difficult to move and force open. There are two types of fire-resisting safes on the market, including:

    Fire Data Safes, these protect computer data and media from heat damage. Fire Document Safes, these are usually large cabinets with either single or double doors for maximum security to protect paper and files from heat.

Second-Hand Safes

At Abbott’s, we also sell second-hand safes which are usually more affordable for people who don’t want to spend big coming into the new year. We get many clients who upgrade their second-hand safes to new safes, allowing Abbotts to stock the most reputable second-hand home safes, commercial safes, firearms safes, drug safes and much more.

Used safes are equally as good as new safes, as they are built to last, and for that reason, we have no problem in recommending a second hand safe. So, if you are wondering what’s the difference between buying a new safe or a second hand safe, feel free to speak to one of our friendly used safe experts, for advice on selecting a second hand safe for your specific needs.

Locksmiths You Can Trust Sydney

Abbott Locksmiths offers mobile locksmith services in Sydney, meaning we can remove your safe, transport it and install it in your new location in a timely manner, with no disruption to your operation. We are compliant with NSW Work Health & Safety requirements and use top of the line equipment to ensure prompt and reliable workmanship.

Abbott Locksmiths also offers 24 hours emergency locksmith services in Sydney, meaning when you call for locksmith services, we notify our nearest technician so that you get a quick response time, as well as the quality service you expect. No matter if you are in Bondi Junction or Ryde, our technicians can quickly diagnose problems and work to provide prompt solutions. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to offer a resolution.

CA Armed Security Company Reviews When To Hire Armed Security Guards

American Protection Group (APG) has recently released a new educational resource on their website that goes over when to hire armed security guards. The new article is guided by the California security and surveillance experts at APG who have extensive experience providing professional armed security services for a variety of events and businesses. They hope that this new article will help to explain when to consider hiring an armed security detail and the benefits that they can provide to your company or worksite.

APG offers readers some valuable information regarding hiring armed security guards and the benefits that come along with hiring third-party security experts. In the article, they begin by explaining the duties and responsibilities of armed security guards and why they are valuable. They go on to explain the most important benefits of hiring armed security detail, including offering a physical and visual deterrent to crime, resolving on-site conflicts, and more. They hope that this helps to explain to business owners and commercial property owners the advantages of working with armed security officers.

While this new article focuses on explaining the benefits of hiring armed security guards, APG’s website provides visitors with more information regarding their team, experience, as well as a full list of service offerings. APG offers security solutions, surveillance, private investigation, and professional monitoring services. American Protection Group has over 34 years of experience in all levels of commercial, industrial, and home security. Their security and investigative techniques are a sure way to give your family and employees the invaluable peace of mind that they deserve.

With the addition of this new article, the team at APG hopes that readers will have a better understanding of why armed security guards can be a valuable asset. For more information, contact the security experts at American Protection Group today at (877) 713-1559 or visit their website at Their offices are located at 8551 Vesper Avenue in Panorama City, CA 91402.

Men’s for women safety, a unique initiative by Shri Kuldeep Rai – MP of Andaman & Nicobar

A special program was organized at Hotel Jukaso Inn to make men aware and responsible for women safety as part of “Mens for Women’s Safety” campaign in Delhi, under the leadership of Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar.

Many eminent personalities namely Anooja Kapoor , Lehar Sethi, Vinod Malhotra, Vikram Kochar , Rajat Shrivastava , Praful ji from Cancer Bhagao etc. have confirmed their graceful presence for the event.

Team PARI (People Against Rapes in India) are proud to be the organising partner for the event titled “Men For Women’s Safety” under the exemplary leadership of Yogita Bhayana, founder of PARI and a renowned social activist always strongly advocating for gender equality.

Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar, Kuldeep Rai Sharma said, “People always talk about women’s safety, but somewhere they fall behind on various issues. We always aware women about safety in the event/program or any activities. But it’s necessary for real safety of women, men should be aware about safety. So, I decided to start a campaign for Men for Women safety. So no one can stop a woman from moving forward. Events intend for all the men present on the occasion to take a pledge to respect, empower and protect women. We wish to spread awareness amongst them on the topics such as gender equality, gender sensitization, safety, respect and dignity for women etc.

Female lawyer Anooja Kapoor said, “For the safety of women, you have to start from your home. Your children understood the way the environment was created. I have two sons, they understand the importance of everything. They do not think that they are men. They do all the household chores. This initiative was very important, I thank Kuldeep Rai ji

Yogita Bhayana, Founder, Pari said “We declared Haiderpur district as a rape free zone on the occasion of Women’s Day this year and organized a daylong program to make women aware of it. We found that women as well as men we also want to join with us, so we envisioned a campaign that would not only make men aware of women subjects but also add their presence in a series and inspire them to work. Special thanks to Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma Ji, for the unique concept. 

Indian Railway issues guidelines to prevent incidents of Crime against women in trains and in railway premises

Twenty three (23) million passengers travel through the Indian Railways everyday out of which 20% i.e. about 4.6 million are women. In the recent past, the incidents of crime against women in trains and railway premises has been a major area of concern. Therefore, the following steps as part of a focused effort across Indian Railways to collectively strive for safety of women passengers and to mitigate atrocities against women in railways:

Guidelines issued by Indian Railways to All Zonal Railways and Production Units to prevent incidents of crime against women in trains and in railway premises includes the following areas:

Action plan:

The action plan should be classified in Short Term & Long Term Plan. Short Term plan should be implemented immediately from the existing resources on priority without any delay. It may include keeping watch on suspects, regular visit to vulnerable spots by duty officers & staff during their rounds. However, Long Term Plan which may include improvement of Basis Infrastructure, CCTV, Light Masts, etc. which may take a reasonable time, should be chased with concerned authorities on regular basis and till such time it is completed, focus should be kept on temporary minor works that can be effective in improving the situation, which may be worked out and got implemented with bare minimum expenditure or with available resources.

Preventive measures to be adopted:

  1. Proper lighting arrangements should be ensured covering all vulnerable places identified in Railway Stations, Circulating area, Parking, FOBs, approach roads, ends of platforms, Yards, Washing lines, DEMU / EMU Car sheds, Saloon Sidings, Maintenance depots, etc.
  2. Abandoned structures in platforms/yards, abandoned quarters, buildings at isolated places which  remain unguarded/ unattended should be demolished immediately in consultation with engineering department. Till such time that they are demolished, they should be regularly checked as part of the beat of on duty staff especially during night time or period when the presence of people is minimal.
  3. Unauthorized entries/ exits should be closed.
  4. Yards / pits/ nearby railway area of stations must be kept clean of unwanted vegetation which may provide cover for concealment. View cutters such as these may offer opportunity to offenders to  commit crime.
  5. Waiting rooms should not remain unattended and persons should be allowed to enter the waiting rooms after proper entry, particularly in nights and at times when there is minimum presence of passengers. It should be cross checked by the duty officer at odd hours.
  6. Proper Police      Verification     and      Identity           Cards   of         staff     engaged on contractual basis engaged in services related to passengers should be ensured as per SOP & GCC. No staff without Identity Cards may be allowed in trains and railway premises.
  7. No unauthorized person may be allowed to move in Yard and coaching depots where the coaches are stabled. There should be controlled entry system.
  8. Before the empty rakes are moved to washing lines, it should be ensured that the coaches have been checked properly by the C&W and Electrical staff and locked. The condemned coaches kept in yards/ sick lines must be kept locked and checked from time to time.
  9. After cleaning & other activities pertaining to maintenance of coaches, again it should be checked properly and locked in the washing line and brought to the platform in locked condition.

10.Proper basic security arrangement should be ensured in coaching yards & depots.

11. Surveillance system should also be enforced in coaching depots & yards.

12. Encroachments particularly in/ near passenger area should be removed on priority following legal process and unauthorized entries to railway premises should be closed.

13. Railway is providing free internet services to the passengers. It should be ensured in coordination with the service providers that the porn sites are not accessible through this service.

14. Unwanted /Unauthorized persons in the railway premises should be rounded and prosecuted and railway station, yards & trains should be kept free from unwanted 8s unsocial elements.

15. Special drives may be launched to apprehend and prosecute persons consuming alcohol in railway stations and trains

16. Exemplary action should be taken against railway staff involved in such offences.

17. The cases of crime against women must be followed up till their logical conclusion.


  1. Sensitization of all railway employees and contractual staff may be done. Staff engaged in checking of rolling stocks, porters and hawkers/vendors should be encouraged to report the incident without loss of time to Police/ RPF or the Station Master. Help of NGOs may also be obtained for this purpose.
  2. It has been noticed that generally cases of eve teasing, if remain unattended, lead to increase in incidents of molestation or assault on women. As a measure to prevent such crimes, GRP/RPF officials shall promptly take necessary action on receiving complaints regarding any type of ‘Crime against women’.
  3. Regular briefing of staff at mounting and debriefing at the time of dismounting should   be ensured by the Post Commander/Duty Officers/ Shift In-charge.
  4. All Zonal railways may utilize cultural troupes for Nukkad Nataks etc to sensitize railway passengers towards cleanliness, respect for women, legal provisions for security of women and children and penal provisions for violation of these laws.
  5. Railway personnel across all departments should be sensitized regarding their duty towards women and children through soft skill and gender sensitization training in various training institutes. They should be trained to identify women in distress or children in need of care and protection and respond properly. Special sensitization programs should be arranged in ZTI/Training Centers where Railway Employee or RPF undergoes initial/periodical trainings.
  6. Sensitization sessions may be conducted for women to come forward and report incidents of misbehavior against them.

Surveillance over the identified vulnerable area:

  1. CCTV surveillance system should be used effectively. Time to time audit of the cameras installed and the area covered by them should be done. It should be ensured that all the  persons visiting the Railway Platform/ Passenger area are caught on the cameras.

2. The vulnerable places identified for such crime should mandatorily be covered under the CCTV surveillance. While planning for location/ relocation of CCTV it should be kept in mind.

3. The position of women’s coaches should be fixed at the platform and CCTV camera to be especially installed on the platform at that point so as to provide adequate coverage of these coaches.

4. CCTV feed should be monitored by officers regularly.

5. Crime Intelligence Branch & Special Intelligence Branch should be utilized to ensure surveillance of the area identified to be vulnerable for rape and other heinous crime related to human body (women) in addition to being done regularly by concerned RPF executive staff.

6. Use of National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO) may be made for keeping surveillance of offenders residing in that area.

Special measures to be adopted for prevention of such crime in trains:

  1. Escort parties to be briefed properly about the steps to eradicate chances of such heinous crime in train. They should be extra cautious during the night.
  2. Toilets are the most common place where the incidents have been reported in past. As such any gathering of persons near the toilets should be removed.
  3. Usually Coach attendants/AC Mechanic remains at their allotted seats near the entry/exit gates which can be helpful to have surveillance over the space. Escort  party should ensure briefing of these staff and pantry car staff who are moving in the trains, taking them in  confidence to report any suspected activities or probabilities of such crime to them and the escort staff should act on it properly.
  4. Proper care should be taken for Security of lady passengers traveling alone or with small children by focusing on proper implementation of Meri Saheli initiative.
  5. Escorting staff should be briefed to be courteous with passengers especially with ladies passengers.
  6. Train Captain/ Suptd. should be asked to cross check the identity cards of all out sourced staff working in the train. PCSCs/ Sr.DCC should coordinate with their counter parts of Commercial, Electrical, S&T and Mechanical dept. counterparts to ensure good coordination between all staff on board and ensure that all the outsourced staff bears Identity Card issued after proper Police Verification. Cross checking should be ensured by these departments also.
  7. It should be ensured that the CCTV cameras and Emergency Response System installed in the coaches are in working condition and are attended properly.
  8. Usually, ladies coaches are near/with the train Guard in the tail end of trains which at many places remains outside the Platform area. Escort parties and station RPF/ GRP staff should ensure that they are attended properly at the halting stations.
  9. Staff deployed in train escort & in yards should be careful when the train approaches or leaves the station where the speed of train is restricted and criminals usually jump out from the running train. They must ensure that the persons jumping from the trains are apprehended and questioned for further necessary action.

Notice for passengers:

  1. Though, the details of helpline numbers are printed on the reverse of train tickets, helpline numbers provided by railways should be widely publicized.
  2. People should be made aware of Pan India Emergency Response System and other important forum and calling facilities available for reporting offences and particularly offences against women in that area.
  3. People should be made aware of “One Stop Centre (OSC) which is exclusively designed to provide integrated services such medical aid, police assistance, legal counseling/court   case management, psychological, social counseling and temporary shelter to women  affected by violence under one roof.
  4. Proper advertisements educating the passengers should be published in various print, electronic and social media platforms.

Guidelines issued by Indian Railways advised All Zonal Railways and Production Units that these instructions are merely indicative and not exhaustive and acting proactively, field units may implement various other mechanisms to ensure safety of women depending upon local conditions and circumstances.