Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.
Find out how the New Zealander balances her rugby career with parenting Black Ferns centre Carla HohepaCarla Hohepa’s lockdown routine included a morning run with her partner, Karne Hesketh. As you’d expect from two professional athletes, that daily run could get competitive but while Hohepa concedes that Hesketh, the former Japan wing, is the faster of the couple, she says: “I don’t make it easy for him, that’s for sure!”It’s just one example of the Black Fern’s resolute nature. After all, she has returned to play international rugby after having a child not once but twice.Hohepa grew up with rugby, both her parents representing Waikato, and was a regular in the family’s touch team, but netball was her sport until she went to the University of Otago.Her flat-mate’s rugby team, Alhambra Union, were short of players one day in 2006 and she was asked to fill in. Soon she was playing provincial rugby, within 12 months she was making her New Zealand debut and come 2010 the wing was scoring the Black Ferns’ only try in the World Cup final as they beat England.The speed she shows on the pitch was replicated in her rugby comeback after having her first son, Cohen, now eight. Having a family as an elite sportswoman takes planning and the couple had decided post-RWC 2010 would be a good time to start. Hohepa was back in training weeks after giving birth, with the Rio Olympics the next goal.“It definitely wasn’t easy and it came with challenges, but I still wanted to play rugby again,” she says. “It was probably a lot of self-motivation to get back.“I was told to take it slow, but listening and wanting are two different things! After my first child, I was back running after five or six weeks and had my first sevens camp after two months.“If I was going for a run I’d put him in the pram and run the roads. If I had to do shuttles, I’d take him to the rugby field and put him on the sidelines. If I had to stop, I’d stop; it’s just a case of making it work.”A wrist injury prevented Hohepa from going to Rio 2016, but she was part of another 15s World Cup win the following year. Then came son number two, Kojiro, who is now two. This time Hohepa took things slower, four or five months passing before she started running.Fast show: Carla Hohepa is currently playing for Waikato in the Farah Palmer Cup (Getty Images)Test rugby wasn’t on the agenda and she was content playing at club level until the Black Ferns management called her up. She ended up starting all six Tests of 2019 at outside-centre. “The wingers coming through these days are half my age and very speedy, so it felt like this was the best time to move into the centres. I’ve always wanted to.” Kojiro travelled with her to the Super Series in San Diego last summer, too, with NZ Rugby’s contracts offering support for mothers in the international squads. It will be interesting to see if other nations follow the union’s lead.“I love international competition and the team environment. Last season my involvement with the Black Ferns was making sure what was available being a new mum.“To get to take him and a carer on tour with me as part of the NZ Rugby system was amazing. I felt very blessed and lucky to be part of that environment and the team were really supportive of me bringing him on tour. He had 35 new aunties and uncles, if you include the management team too.“It’s a huge step forward for women’s sport for NZ Rugby to put this in place. It helps female athletes know their career is not over if they have a baby. I don’t know if I’m a role model but I hope it shows it is possible to be a mum and a professional athlete at the same time.”Hohepa is part of this year’s contracted Black Ferns squad and admits the family diary takes a lot of organisation. Not only are there all the rugby and kids’ activities but the juggling of life between Japan, where Hesketh plays, and New Zealand.The next big date on the Black Ferns’ calendar is the 2021 World Cup. Now that there are just six weeks between the Olympics and the World Cup, we’re unlikely to see as much sevens and 15s crossover as we did in 2017, but New Zealand will still be favourites for the title and Hohepa hopes to be part of it.“I’d absolutely love to play in a home World Cup. I’ll have to wait and see what our crazy lifestyle throws at us!”Hohepa will be 36 when RWC 2021 kicks off but you wouldn’t bet against her given her tenacity. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Best foot forward: Carla Hohepa breaks against Australia last year (Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the June 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Nature Conservancy firefighters watch as smoke billows from wildfire in basin below. Photo courtesy of Dan Snodgrass[Diocese of West Texas] It began when a clap of dry lightning exploded on the parched “sky island” high in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. With no rain to douse the sparks, the wind-fanned smoldering embers quickly grew into a runaway wildfire, feeding on the tinderbox of dried grasses, piñon pines and juniper.Volunteer firefighters from the Fort Davis area battled the blaze before calling for reinforcements from the Texas Forest Service. Among the hundreds of responders were two from St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Blanco , a vibrant mission in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.Neither knew the other was there, much less that they were both wildland firefighters.As associate director of land conservation for The Nature Conservancy, Dan Snodgrass oversees all 37 Nature Conservancy properties in Texas. When that bolt of lightning struck on April 24, 2012, he took a special interest in it. The fire was on the Davis Mountains Preserve — one of his preserves.The Davis Mountains Preserve is among the most unique and majestic areas of Texas. With elevations from 5,000 feet to the 8,378-foot summit of Mount Livermore, the preserve is an isolated “sky island” of diverse plant and animal life surrounded by the expansive Chihuahuan Desert.Since 1997, The Nature Conservancy has managed to cobble together a 32,000 acre tract carved out of the U Up U Down Ranch and other properties. Another 70,000 acres are protected in conservation easements adjacent to the preserve.Snodgrass, like many Nature Conservancy employees, has undergone the same rigorous wildland fire fighting training and certification that professional firefighters undertake. “We slip right in with them,” he said.So when he received word that the fire was burning his preserve, he grabbed his Nomax protective clothing, hardhat and headed to the fire from his home in Johnson City, Texas.As Snodgrass rushed to the fire, a call went out to Hunter Wistrand, a retired U.S. Forest Service ranger and firefighter now in his second year as bishop’s warden at St. Michael. The Texas Forest Service calls Wistrand when a fire gets big enough to require extensive mobilization.A wildland fire fighting operation is akin to a military campaign, complete with strict rules of engagement and a top to bottom command structure. At the top of the Davis Mountains command structure was Paul Hanneman, who himself has a link to St. Michael. His mother-in-law is Janet Smith, a long-time member of St. Michael.Wistrand was assigned the job of operations section chief, which gave him the responsibility of making day-to-day fire fighting assignments. Based on his recommendations, the fire fighting resources were doubled.Aircraft ranging from large tankers to single-engine planes and helicopters were brought in to drop water and retardants on the fire. Hot shots – those 20-person crews that cut fire lines by hand – arrived from as far away as Virginia and started scratching out a six-mile fire break to keep the blaze from spreading. A professional caterer was even called in to feed hundreds of empty stomachs.Dan Snodgrass, left, and Hunter Wistrand, right. Photo courtesy of Dan SnodgrassOn this fire, Snodgrass and other Nature Conservancy employees supported the operation by providing water, housing and strategic advice about how to fight the fire on preserve property.The biggest threat was to the isolated Davis Mountains Resort, an eclectic subdivision of 250 permanent residents and 400 absentee landowners adjacent to the Nature Conservancy and downwind from the fire.One morning, as Snodgrass reviewed the action plan for that day’s fire fighting, he noticed Wistrand’s name. “I saw his name there and thought, ‘I know that name,’ but couldn’t place it. Then at the morning briefing I saw Hunter,” Snodgrass said.“I looked out in the crowd and saw Dan,” Wistrand said. “I shook his hand and asked him what he was doing there.”Snodgrass asked Wistrand what he was doing there.“He didn’t know I worked for the Texas Forest Service and I didn’t know he worked for The Nature Conservancy,” Wistrand said.“Wildland fire fighting is a small world,” Snodgrass said. “Here you are out in the middle of nowhere and you have three people – me, Hunter and Paul Hanneman – all associated with one little Episcopal church.”When the Livermore Ranch Complex fire was finally out, it left 13,665 acres burned in and around the Davis Mountains Preserve and another 10,576 acres charred around nearby Spring Mountain. No structure was lost or damaged at the Davis Mountains Resort.Although fire is “mostly a good thing” for the environment, Snodgrass said the preserve “lost quite a few ponderosa pines we’d rather not have lost.” But the land’s generational recovery will present huge opportunities for researchers to study its rebound, he said.The son of lifelong Episcopalians, Snodgrass grew up in Brownfield, Texas, attended Texas Tech University, majored in wildlife management and has been at the Conservancy for some 15 years. Johnson City doesn’t have an Episcopal Church, so he, his wife Aylin, two children, mother and brother drive 15 miles south to church in Blanco’s St. Michael.Wistrand, also a lifelong Episcopalian, grew up in Colorado City in the rolling grass and scrub brush of West Texas where there wasn’t a forest and barely a tree in sight.How did he end up fighting forest fires?“When I was in ninth grade, they gave us an aptitude test. Mine showed that I had an aptitude for either a forester, game warden or dentist,” he said. “I knew I didn’t want to spend my career looking down somebody’s throat. So I went into forestry.”After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in the Piney Woods of East Texas, he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service. His first assignment was spraying Southern pine beetles with insecticide. “I’d come home drenched in insecticide,” he said. “I’m lucky I don’t have cancer.”His next job was hauling trash and cleaning restrooms. “That was a step up from spraying pine beetles,” he said.The year he got out of college, he went on his first fire in the Santa Fe National Forest, doing the grueling work of cutting fire lines by hand. “When you’re 22, you don’t even think about how hard it is,” he said.As he advanced in his career, he had a variety of forest service assignments that took him from Texas to Florida to New Mexico before ending up in Flagstaff, Arizona, where his entire job was centered on fire fighting.After a 29-year career, he retired in 2001 and moved with his wife Virginia to Spring Branch south of Blanco to be near family. His daughter Laura has taught Sunday school at St. Michael for two years and Virginia serves on the altar guild and as an acolyte. The Wistrands bring a passel of grandkids to church with them.In addition to responding to calls from the Texas Forest Service, Wistrand teaches fire training courses across the nation. He finds life as a semi-retired fire fighter enjoyable.“There’s no conference calls, no budget meetings, no staff meetings. No meetings of any kind,” he said with a smile.Despite the rigorous work, fighting fires “is a lot of fun actually,” Snodgrass said. “Most everybody who does it enjoys it. It’s hard work. It’s exciting. It’s a real sense of accomplishment. It’s a finished product, if you will.”Although devote Episcopalians, neither has much time to think about spiritual matters while on a fire. “There’s no opportunity for church or prayer,” Snodgrass said. “Usually it’s a two-week detail, all day, every day. It’s all about fire.”In the quietness of an evening, though, Wistrand does take a moment or two to ponder the immensity of nature around him. “I make the connection with God by sitting on a mountain,” he said. “This may sound odd, but sitting on a peak at night time there is nothing prettier than watching the sparkle of a wildfire burning on a hillside with the stars above.”“Fire is a natural force like tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanos,” he said. “I don’t think the good Lord put these forces here to harm us. I look at fire as a beneficial thing, not a destructive force.”When he looks at the power of a fire burning through the lands, “that kind of scenery really puts things in perspective about how little influence we have as a single person and who’s really running things here.”In his reflections, Snodgrass thinks about environmental stewardship. “I love the outdoors. The church makes me think about that. It’s a way to fulfill both my personal and church missions,” he said.— Mike Patterson is a freelance writer and member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Blanco. He is a regular contributor to The Church News, a publication of the Diocese of West Texas. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 July 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm Good article……………be careful and we’ll be praying for you………………….. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 18 September 2008 | News Travel review website Tripadvisors.com is going to donate $1 million to US nonprofits and it is asking its users and site visitors to choose how to split it among five organisations.These are Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Save the Children.Voting in the “More Than Footprints Campaign” runs from 15 September and 9 November 2008 on the US website and from 6 October to 9 November on the UK, Ireland and India websites.TripAdvisor says that the $1 million will be allocated evenly among the charities, based on the percentage of total votes that each charity receives during the campaign. It adds that “each charity will receive a minimum donation of $50,000”.www.tripadvisor.com/causes 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tripadvisor.com users to vote on $1 million donation recipients
Organisation In an extremely troubled situation that may have involved “elements of genocide,” according to the United Nations, it is essential that journalists should be able to go there and document what is happening. And now they should above all be free to cover implementation of the accord signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar on 23 November for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, which is supposed to begin on 23 January. The authorities said that the two policemen who gave the reporters the documents were also arrested under the Official Secrets Act at the same time. But the two reporters say the detained police officers were not the ones who gave them the documents. The authorities have not explained this glaring inconsistency. Help by sharing this information News News “What with the lack of transparency, the failure to respect proper legal procedure and the fabrication of evidence, everything suggests that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are being used by the authorities as scapegoats in order to deter overly curious reporters.” Myanmar continues to languish in the bottom third of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and is currently ranked 131st out of 180 countries. RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more They are currently facing up to 14 years in prison under Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act, a 1923 law that is rarely used except to make the media understand that the military do not want to be the subject of investigative reporting. It was last used against four journalists in 2014. The pair will return to court on January 23 for legal arguments. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsJudicial harassment Receive email alerts MyanmarAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsImprisonedFreedom of expressionUnited NationsJudicial harassment January 9, 2018 – Updated on March 19, 2019 RSF urges Myanmar to free two Reuters reporters Wa Lone (on the left) et Kyaw Soe Oo were first transferred before a Rangoon court on December 27, after two weeks of incommunicado detention. (Photo : Ye Aung Thu / AFP). “None of the claims made by the authorities in this case seems to be credible,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The two journalists had the misfortune to take an interest in what is happening in Rakhine State, where 650,000 members of the Rohingya community have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape the army’s operations. News Ever since the Rohingya refugee exodus began in late August, journalists have been systematically denied access to the region, an issue that RSF raised with Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in September. News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Follow the news on Myanmar Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been held since 12 December, when they were arrested immediately after being handed documents by two mysterious policemen they met in a Yangon restaurant. The police later announced that they were “arrested for possessing important and secret government documents related to Rakhine State and security forces.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of two Burmese reporters working for the Reuters news agency who appeared in court again in Yangon on Wednesday, when they were formally charged with breaching a colonial-era secrecy law. May 26, 2021 Find out more to go further US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 12, 2021 Find out more
First Irish death from Coronavirus Email Advertisement Previous articleLimerick man gets four life sentencesNext articleGood Stuff: Tumbledown – ‘Chink In My Armour’ Editor TAGSCaherdavindrowningfeaturedfull-imageKilkeelifeguardspostmortem RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Kilkee prepares for Summer Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Post Show | Kilkee is open for business Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter airlifting the man to Limerick University Hospital after transfer from an ambulance crew inside Kilkee GAA Grounds on Sunday evening.GARDAÍ are awaiting the results of a postmortem carried out earlier today on the body of a man in his seventies from the Caherdavin area of Limerick city who taken from the sea in Kilkee on Sunday evening.He was spotted face down in the bay shortly before 6 pm as hundreds of holidaymakers looked on in disbelief. Lifeguards pulled him from the water and began CPR.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Volunteers from the local unit of the Irish Coast Guard gave assistance while paramedics requested the HSE’s air ambulance to attend but it was involved in another incident in Co Offaly.The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter attended the incident instead and the man was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. NewsLimerick swimmer dies after Kilkee incidentBy Editor – July 8, 2013 917 No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment
Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – June 22, 2012 Google+ Twitter Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Youths cheer as elderly couple brutally attacked in Derry Facebook Previous articleSIPTU hope to reduce 29 redundancies at Abbotts in SligoNext articleDonegal born Priest was ‘horrified’ by allegations teenage girl made against him News Highland Twitter Pinterest News A 64-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he and his wife were attacked by youths outside their home in Derry on Wednesday night.One of the victims said other youths cheered as the couple were assaulted outside their house on the Racecourse Road.Jack Doherty has three cracked ribs, plus arm, head, and back injuries.His 63-year-old wife Margaret suffered neck injuries after being grabbed by the throat.Derry City Cllr Tony Hassan says it was a sickening attack….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tony.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp
News Updates”Govt Is Expected To Scrupulously Follow Covid19 Protocol”: Delhi High Court On Allegation Of Irresponsible Disposal of Rapid Antigen Test Swabs Shreya Agarwal7 Dec 2020 6:45 AMShare This – xEven as the capital struggles to overcome the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a plea in the Delhi High Court today alleged the irresponsible disposal of Rapid Antigen Test swabs during and after the conduct of Covid-19 tests, at the Lajpat Nagar office of South-East Delhi’s District Magistrate.The petitioner had specifically alleged that used swabs were being “thrown out in public”…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginEven as the capital struggles to overcome the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a plea in the Delhi High Court today alleged the irresponsible disposal of Rapid Antigen Test swabs during and after the conduct of Covid-19 tests, at the Lajpat Nagar office of South-East Delhi’s District Magistrate.The petitioner had specifically alleged that used swabs were being “thrown out in public” and “tests were being carried out over a pile of used swabs for COVID-19” at the district magistrate’s office, in blatant disregard of the CPCB’s guidelines. Mehta also alleged that upon complaining about the risk of widespread infection and the irregularity in the disposal of the swabs, the doctor at the counter had said that the swabs were of patients who had tested negative and thus it was safe to “stand over them and get yourself tested.”Hearing the petition filed by lawyer Pankaj Gupta, the Delhi High Court today disposed of the petition with an observation, after the AAP-led Delhi Government informed the court that guidelines for disposal of such test kits are already in place, namely, the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) “Guidelines for Handling, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste Generated during the Treatment/Diagnosis/Quarantine of COVID-19 Patients’ issued earlier this year, in July.The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan observed that the Government is expected to follow these guidelines, and said, “We expect (of) the respondents (Delhi government) that the guidelines and protocols shall be scrupulously followed by them”. The Government then assured the court that action would be taken against those not following the same.Next Story
News UpdatesDemand Of Outstanding Loan Amount From Defaulting Borrower Not Abetment To Suicide: Bombay High Court Akshita Saxena11 Jan 2021 12:43 AMShare This – xThe Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has made it clear that demanding outstanding loan from a defaulting borrower cannot be said to constitute an offence of abetment to suicide. “The demand of outstanding loan amount from the person who was in default in payment of loan amount, during the course of employment as a duty, at any stretch of imagination cannot be said to be any…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has made it clear that demanding outstanding loan from a defaulting borrower cannot be said to constitute an offence of abetment to suicide. “The demand of outstanding loan amount from the person who was in default in payment of loan amount, during the course of employment as a duty, at any stretch of imagination cannot be said to be any intention to aid or to instigate or to abet the deceased to commit the suicide,” a Bench of Justices VM Deshpande and AS Kilor has held. The Court was hearing a criminal application moved by one Rohit, seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him by the Maharashtra Police under Section 306 of IPC. It was alleged in the FIR that the Petitioner harassed the deceased, Pramod Prakash, for repayment of loan, which ultimately led him to commit suicide. The Petitioner’s counsel had contended that the allegations against him were only in respect of demand of outstanding loan amount does not amount to any intention of applicant to abet the deceased to commit suicide. He submitted, “Abetment involves mental process of instigating a person or intentionally aiding a person in doing of a thing and without a positive act on the part of the accused in aiding or instigating or abetting the deceased to commit suicide, the said persons cannot be compelled to face the trial.” Reliance was placed on Amit S/o Ashok Naharkar v. State of Maharashtra, & Anr., 2018 SCC Online Bom 1399. In the instant case, the deceased had taken a loan of Rs. 6,21,000/- from Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Service Limited for purchasing new vehicle. Whereas as per the contract the deceased was liable to re-pay the loan amount in four years by giving monthly installment of Rs.17,800/-, he had paid only Rs.15,800/- and had assured that he will pay remaining amount later on. In the FIR it was alleged that applicant did not listen the request of the deceased and started harassing the deceased. It was the further case of the prosecution that on mobile phone also deceased was harassed. The suicide note written by deceased was seized which indicates the involvement of the applicant in the crime. In this backdrop, the APP submitted that because of demand of outstanding loan amount, the deceased was under tremendous mental pressure, which was the cause for commission of suicide by the deceased. Findings The Division Bench observed that the allegations against the accused were only to the effect that the he demanded outstanding loan amount from the deceased, which was the part of his duty being employee of the Finance Company. The Bench referred to the case of Amit Naharkar (supra) where also an employee of a Finance Company was implicated in a criminal case pertaining to suicide of a man, allegedly for requesting re-payment. In that case, it was held that it is necessary for the prosecution to at least prima facie establish that accused had an intention to aid or instigate or abet the deceased to commit suicide. In a similar case in Santoshkumar v. State of Maharashtra, 2020 SCC online Bom 914, the High Court had held that “If previous loan amount is outstanding and if the applicant, who is Branch Manager of the said Bank, is refusing to grant any further loan, can be said as act of a vigilant and prudent banker and if he is not granting any further loan, it cannot be termed that by such act he instigated and/or abetted the person to commit suicide.” Accordingly, the Division Bench quashed the impugned FIR and held that none of the requirement of Section 306 of Indian Penal Code is being satisfied. Case Title: Rohit S/o Nawanath Nalawade v. State of Maharashtra Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story