Phone Tapping Violates Article 21 Unless Permitted By Procedure Established By Law: Chhattisgarh High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPhone Tapping Violates Article 21 Unless Permitted By Procedure Established By Law: Chhattisgarh High Court Sparsh Upadhyay2 April 2021 8:34 PMShare This – xSetting aside a dismissal order passed against a constable and a head constable who allegedly wanted to favour the criminal and the phone conversation to that effect was recorded, the Chhattisgarh High Court last week observed that telephone tapping would infract Article 21 of the constitution of India unless it is permitted under the procedure established by law. The Bench of…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?LoginSetting aside a dismissal order passed against a constable and a head constable who allegedly wanted to favour the criminal and the phone conversation to that effect was recorded, the Chhattisgarh High Court last week observed that telephone tapping would infract Article 21 of the constitution of India unless it is permitted under the procedure established by law. The Bench of Justice Goutam Bhaduri was hearing the pleas of the petitioners who were dismissed from service without there being any departmental enquiry, merely on the basis of CD transcriptions of the conversation (with a criminal). Significantly, the orders of dismissal were passed in the back-drop of involvement of the petitioners with a hardcore criminal and the petitioners were in a telephonic conversation with him to extend some favour and the said conversation was converted in a CD The matter before the Court It was stated that since the services were terminated on the basis of the telephonic/mobile conversations by invoking power under Article 311(2) Clause (b), as such, no departmental enquiry was held. Further, when the said dismissal order was subject to departmental appeal, the same was also affirmed in appeal. The challenge in the petitions before the Court, therefore, was to the dismissal orders passed by the respondent State Respondents. It was alleged by the petitioners that the source of CD was not disclosed and the alleged telephonic conversation, which was converted into CD, which recorded the conversation was also not supplied to the petitioners. The question before the Court Whether the telephonic conversation between the two individuals can be recorded to form a basis of dismissal? To reach to a conclusion, the Court categorically observed that in PUCL Vs. Union of India AIR 1997 SC 568, the Supreme Court had issued certain directions/ guidelines for telephone tapping as otherwise, it had held that it would offend Articles 19(1)(a) & 21 of the Constitution of India. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court noted that the orders didn’t disclose the fact as to how the voices of the petitioners were identified and it was clarified as to whether proper assistance of any officer was taken to identify the voice of the petitioners or the criminal in question. The Court also noted that the compact disk was not sent for examination to any expert or to any Forensic Science Laboratory and that the telephones or the mobiles in which the voice of conversation was recorded were not produced in original. Noting that Section 65-B of the Evidence Act lays-down certain procedure to be followed about the admissibility of the electronic record, the Court remarked, “In the instant case, it appears that the procedure for admissibility of such Compact Disk (CD) as envisaged in section 65-B of the Evidence Act has not been followed.” Significantly, the Court also opined, “When a question comes to fore that whether any valid procedure or statutory mandate was followed to dispense with the departmental enquiry which proceeded on the premises of a telephonic recorded statement, the obvious answer would be in negative.” Lastly, examining the orders of dismissal in the light of the observations made by the Supreme Court in the PUCL case and the procedure prescribed in section 65-B of the Evidence Act, the Court held that the very substratum to dispense with the enquiry cannot be held to be justified. The Court also remarked, “The order of dismissal is primarily based on telephonic recorded conversation, which is against the dictum laid down by the Supreme Court, therefore, would tantamount to offend Article 21 of the Constitution of India.” Hence, the Court noted that the justification to dispense with an enquiry on the basis of telephonic recorded conversation couldn’t be insulated by the judicial verdict and consequently, the orders of dismissal dated 28th July 2011 were set aside. However, the respondents were given the liberty to hold the departmental enquiry against the petitioners by giving them proper opportunity of hearing and following the procedure of rules of natural justice and thereafter may pass appropriate orders. With this, the petitions were disposed of. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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‘Spider-Man,’ the scavenger hunt

first_imgWhen Sony Pictures contacted the Harvard Museum of Natural History about doing something fun to accompany the release of the new movie “The Amazing Spider-Man,” museum officials had a creative idea.The museum drew thousands of new visitors last year with its Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt. Its new Spider Sense! Scavenger Hunt promises to entertain fans of Spider-Man and natural science alike. “We took a pop culture theme and used it as a segue into natural history and science,” said Janis Sacco, director of exhibitions at the museum. “It’s an interesting way to introduce people to science.”The scavenger hunt helps visitors to understand the relationships between the fictional superhero and the natural world. Visitors can pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the front desk and explore the spider exhibit and others that relate to Spider-Man’s powers, and see a live tarantula.“We took a pop culture theme and used it as a segue into natural history and science,” said Janis Sacco, director of exhibitions at the museum. “It’s an interesting way to introduce people to science.”The film is a refreshed take on the classic Marvel comic book series, in which Peter Parker, a young photographer, is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers, such as the ability to make webs of strong silk and to crawl on walls, as well as a “sixth sense” that allows him to sense and locate danger.Although the sixth sense is a fairly common premise for science fiction, the ability for an animal to have such a sense and similar extraordinary powers is not fictional at all.“We humans understand five senses,” said Sacco. “However, other animals do use other senses. It’s not at all impossible for Spider-Man to have the sixth sense because other animals do.” For example, certain fish have the ability to sense danger; they can anticipate encroaching predators and escape quickly. Spider-Man’s ability to shoot super-strong cables from his fingers is not wholly unrealistic either. Pound for pound, spider silk is tougher than Kevlar and stronger than steel, noted Sacco.Mariah O’Brien, 9, a student at the Bates School in Salem, Mass., looks at a preserved sea spider as part of the Spider Sense! Scavenger Hunt.The scavenger hunt will run daily from now until Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  According to museum officials, wall-crawling ability and tolerance to numbing toxins are not required.last_img read more

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The weirdest thing I did to save money

first_imgby: Christina LavingiaPersonal finance experts are in the business of helping readers save money every day. Although not every tip can apply to every reader, there is a shared goal of imparting financial wisdom to others to help them cope with debt, improve their credit, successfully obtain a home and accomplish a number of other financially based goals. It’s definitely possible to take frugality too far, however, and the quest to save money can quickly turn from the wise to the weird.We asked 30 major bloggers and personal finance experts to share both the most bizarre things they’ve ever done to save money — and the lessons they learned through the experience.1. I Scrounged in the Lost and Found for a Free Swimsuit“I don’t consider it weird, but others I’ve told about this incident find it cringe-worthy,” Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate, said. “I checked into a hotel once, only to realize that they had a swimming pool and I didn’t bring a bathing suit. The clerk at the desk suggested that I buy one at the mall next door. Grimacing, I asked if instead they perhaps had a suit in my size in their lost and found. She proudly produced a nice-looking swimsuit in just my size, and said that I could keep it when I was through, since it had been in their lost and found for more than 30 days. It’s still my favorite suit. Lesson: It never hurts to ask.” continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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4 signs your boss is ready for you to hit the road

first_imgIf you feel like your boss no longer wants you around, you could be right. There’s nothing worse than losing your job and not seeing it coming. If you don’t want losing your job to come as a surprise, here are some warning signs that your boss is ready for you to go…They don’t want you to succeed: Did you just do something awesome? Did you finish an amazing project or finalize a big sale? Most bosses would be ecstatic about that. If your boss seems annoyed or irritated, it may be because he doesn’t like that you’re not giving him any reason to let you go.They talk about you behind your back: It’s not professional to complain about someone behind their back. If you find out from your coworkers that your boss is doing this, it’s definitely a bad sign.They start analyzing everything you do: The best bosses don’t micromanage, so if your boss suddenly starts to do that, they might be looking for a reason to let you go. If you’re also receiving constructive feedback, they might just be trying to help you improve. But if not, they’re probably trying to find a reason to justify your dismissal.They start giving you all the worst assignments: By giving you horrible assignments, your boss could be trying to wear you down. Either you’ll get distraught and quit or your work quality will suffer and they’ll have a reason to let you go. Either way, constantly giving you the worst projects might be their way of driving you out. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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What does the ABA appeal mean for FOM?

first_imgIn the latest move in a long-running back and forth, the American Bankers Association has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the National Credit Union Association’s new field of membership (FOM) rule.“What the ABA has done is petition the Supreme Court to hear the case. We will know in around six weeks whether the supreme court is going to hear the case. Statistically, they only grant about 1 or 2% of these petitions. If they deny the petition, the bankers challenge on these issues is over.  If they grant the petition, there will be briefs and oral argument and it will likely be several months before there is a supreme court decision.” says Bob Fenner former counsel of the NCUA.In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a rehearing en banc of the case between the ABA and NCUA. That ruling briefly seemed to bring what had been a three-year legal saga over the FOM expansion rule to a close, however, an appeal seemed likely.The argument at the center of the case continues to be the NCUA’s rule’s regarding Well-Defined Local Communities and, in particular, a provision allowing credit unions to serve Combined Statistical Areas of up to 2.5 million people and rural districts with up to one million people. The Appeals Court ruling upheld the NCUA’s right to define the terms of these FOM rules. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino blames England under-21s for Harry Kane’s loss of form

first_img Kane has scored only twice in the 16 Spurs appearances since his memorable England debut in March and the forward is yet to get off the mark for his club this season. Spurs have been eager to protect Kane and expressed reservations about his involvement in the under-21 European Championships last summer – a tournament that involved three matches across 10 days in the Czech Republic and meant their star player arrived late for pre-season. “Not only on the pitch, but off the pitch with the pressure – he is a hero for Tottenham and England – it was unbelievable how people see him. “It’s not easy to recover because it’s not only physical, also mental. It’s true that maybe the summer did not help.” Kane is not the only high-profile striker struggling to find his stride, with last season’s other three top scorers – Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa – mustering only two league goals between them so far. “You can improve a lot in the bad moments,” Pochettino said. “For Harry it’s a very tough moment. He is still young. You can improve and realise who are your people and the people who can help you. “When you are on the crest of a wave, there are a lot of people around you. “It was easy when he scored to talk about him but now maybe the confidence he needs…but this is football. “The club have very good people, me and my staff at the club. We are all behind him to help him.” Spurs host league leaders Manchester City on Saturday, hoping to bounce back from the Capital One Cup defeat to rivals Arsenal in midweek. Ryan Mason is out with a knee injury while Mousa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard all have ankle problems and are unavailable. Pritchard’s absence has been particularly disappointing for Spurs, after the 22-year-old winger arrived on the back of 12 goals on loan at Brentford last season. “It is difficult because he arrived in the summer, now with the injury it has been difficult for him for weeks and weeks to learn about the team and to show his quality,” Pochettino said. “For that, we are – not worried – but a little bit sad, because it will take more time for him. He is close.” Kane has not looked tired, and has played well for Spurs in his overall game, but Pochettino believes his talisman is lacking the confidence he enjoyed a few months ago. “The striker sometimes needs confidence and trust and maybe he has lost his confidence a little bit,” Pochettino said. “It’s our job to give back his confidence so he can start to score. I think he is the same person and he has the same mentality as last season. “But maybe at the end of the season he rested, went to the Euros, didn’t score at the Euros after three games, he came back late for pre-season and you need time to recover. “Sometimes you are not in the best scoring condition when you start to play and your confidence goes down. “This is probably what has happened. But this is a good experience for the future, to manage a young player like he is.” Hype surrounding Kane’s rise to prominence reached its peak after he notched within 79 seconds of his England debut while Tottenham fans revelled in the success of their home-grown hero. “This is why last season towards to the end we tried to explain that last season for Harry Kane was very, very hard,” Pochettino said. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane is short of confidence and believes playing for England under-21s contributed to the striker’s loss of form. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Stats Perform secures long-term partnerships with LFP and TFF

first_img StumbleUpon Stats Perform has demonstrated its commitment to both French and Turkish football after extending its current partnership with host broadcaster, BeIN, to broadcast matches from the French Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF).As part of the partnership extension, Stats Perform has struck a five-year deal with the LFP for the rights to global betting video and data across the body’s major competitions, and a three-year deal with the TFF. Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer Alex Rice commented: “We are delighted to have extended our partnership with BeIN and to continue to bring these two exciting competition packages to our global betting partners and their customers. “This renewal gives us the ability to offer global betting partners and their fans deeper coverage of their favourite leagues and players, and an extensive offering with the LFP. We are committed to enhancing the video experience with new features in order to deepen viewer connection to the game, its teams and players.”Under the terms of the agreement, video rights from the leagues will be distributed to licensed global sportsbook operators through Stats Perform’s Watch&Bet service.  The agreement with LFP will see over 800 live football matches per season made available through Watch&Bet video feeds, including Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions. Watch&Bet offers round-the-clock coverage of sports including football, tennis, basketball, cricket, rugby and ice hockey. The video and accompanying deep data is distributed to regulated operators for use in online, mobile and land-based sportsbooks and maintains the highest integrity standards.The agreement will complement Stats Perform’s agreement with the LFP which involves Stats Perform’s fast data RunningBall arm already serving as the official data partner of the league. Stats Perform also serves as the official tracking partner of the LFP for media and team performance.Meanwhile, the three-year agreement with the TFF will make over 600 matches per season available to Stats Perform partners via the Watch&Bet service. Share Related Articles Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Submit Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020last_img read more

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Toure and Bony boost City- Lampard

first_imgFrank Lampard believes Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony can provide Manchester City with a huge lift over the rest of the season.The Ivory Coast duo of Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony will both be in the Manchester City squad this weekend, and Frank Lampard believes the club can only benefit from their presence.Toure and Bony have been away on Africa Cup of Nations duty with their country, returning triumphant after an epic penalty shootout win over Ghana in the final.Bony has yet to feature for the club since signing from Swansea City in January, while Toure has not played since the FA Cup third-round win over Sheffield Wednesday.Manchester City have won just one of their six matches in all competitions since then, falling seven points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League title race, but Lampard is optimistic when assessing the impact Toure and Bony could have.”He [Toure] is a massive player for the club,” said Lampard. “I could see that from afar when I was at Chelsea. “You want him back in and hopefully that will give us a boost as a squad.”Of course you miss a player like Yaya with his talent and his ability, and we’ve had a time where we lost quite a few games.”Alongside Yaya coming back, we’ve got Bony arriving. We’ve seen what he’s been doing at Swansea and he’ll be a fantastic signing for the club”There’s an air of confidence about him and he’ll add to the squad.”last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2016

first_imgMartin Garcia3955713%44%$344,774 Drayden Van Dyke4255512%36%$304,964 Patrick Gallagher1432221%50%$228,758 Steve Knapp1331223%46%$97,320 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Edwin Maldonado59105717%37%$328,710 Doug O’Neill6159128%43%$291,092 Kent Desormeaux3347512%48%$329,970 Joseph Talamo68891012%40%$415,164 Steven Miyadi2036315%60%$116,214 Mario Gutierrez71815711%42%$442,604 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Eurton28410414%64%$194,700 William Spawr1453136%64%$132,314 Philip D’Amato4187920%59%$488,570 Vladimir Cerin1041240%70%$111,300 John Sadler2533212%32%$149,650 David Lopez631341121%44%$365,528 J. Eric Kruljac1531220%40%$50,150 Jeff Mullins1032030%50%$88,980 Fernando Perez63741111%35%$299,916 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Richard Baltas3875318%39%$456,104 Mark Glatt2842114%25%$130,880 Flavien Prat61841213%39%$429,978 Gary Stevens2142019%29%$492,680 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Mike Smith3843311%26%$427,650 Jerry Hollendorfer484578%33%$252,262 J. Keith Desormeaux1940621%53%$100,920 FINISH LINES: The lead news item today at the Great Race Place: A massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $307,069. It’s expected today’s total Pick Six pool should approach $2 million. OCHO OCHO OCHO MAKES DOWNHILL DEBUT SUNDAYOcho Ocho Ocho makes his first start on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course Sunday when he runs in the $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs.“It’s actually the second time he’s been entered to run down the hill,” pointed out Jim Cassidy, who trains the four-year-old colt for owner Deron Pearson, campaigning as DP Racing. “The last time was in the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Breeders’ Cup day in 2014, but the race was taken off the grass.”That didn’t stop the son of Street Sense from winning by nearly six lengths. His last two races have come at one mile on turf, including the Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 26, in which he finished ninth after a wide trip. It was his first start in seven months.The Clockers’ Corner marks the first time in his last six races that Ocho Ocho Ocho has not run in a graded stakes. His last win came in the Grade III Delta Jackpot on Nov. 22, 2014, when he held on by a nose under Mike Smith, who rides veteran Silentio in the Clockers’ corner.In other Clockers’ Corner news:Leading trainer Phil D’Amato has two horses scheduled to go in the Clockers’ Corner.One is Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding who makes his U.S. debut, and Coastline, who was second by a neck in his first start down the hill, in the Grade III Daytona on Dec. 30.“Cape Wolfe is a nice horse and is in the race to kind of get started,” D’Amato said of the bay son of Piccolo who has not raced since last July, when he won his third straight race in Ireland. “He’ll be coming late. We’ll see if 6 ½ is too short or not for him, but I think down the road he’s going to be best going a mile.”Home Run Kitten makes his first start in eight months when he runs in the Clockers’ Corner.“He might need this race, but with the weather being what it’s been lately, we decided we’d better get a race into him and not worry too much about working,” said trainer David Hofmans of the son of the prolific turf sire Kitten’s Joy.“Our long-range goal would be the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint here in November. We’re working towards that.”In the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, Home Run Kitten finished 11th but was beaten only four lengths in a field of 14.The Clockers’ Corner: Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 10-1; County Lineman, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; Fleet Eagle, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Silentio, Mike Smith, 8-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; and Bench Warrant, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1.STAKES WINNER GERVINHO STANDS AT LEGACY RANCHGrade II winner Gervinho has relocated for his second season as a stallion to Legacy Ranch in Clements, CA. A stakes winner at two and three, and a California champion at three, he won Santa Anita’s Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes and Del Mar’s $100,000 Oceanside Stakes.Gervinho earned over $420,000 and was on the board in eight of nine career starts, including the Grade I Hollywood Derby, the Grade II Del Mar Derby and Santa Anita’s Grade III Twilight Derby.A six-year-old son of Unusual Heat out of Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place, who raced primarily on turf, Gervinho possess solid credentials for multiple surfaces.“One of the best horses I have ever trained, Gervinho had an amazing turn of foot and an incredible mind,” said trainer Carla Gaines. “It’s very disappointing we never had the chance to try him on the dirt as he trained brilliantly on it.”“Gervinho is absolutely gorgeous physically and has so much to offer California breeders,” said Gayle Van Leer, manager of the stallion who stands in 2016 for $3,500 live foal with consideration to approved mares. For more information visit www.legacyranchinc.com MOR SPIRIT BREEZES FOR LEWIS STAKES ON FEB. 6TRAINERS AT THE READY FOR CLOCKERS’ CORNERTWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER STANDS AT $307,069 Bob Baffert3474821%56%$437,120 MOR SPIRIT IN ‘STIFF’ WORK FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTUnder a 360-degree cloud cover that obliterated old Sol, leading Triple Crown contender Mor Spirit worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday morning in a relatively pedestrian 1:13.60 in preparation for his three-year-old debut in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 6.Trainer Bob Baffert had the Kentucky-bred colt by Eskendereya galloping out seven furlongs in 1:29 flat.Regular rider Gary Stevens was aboard Mor Spirit, who worked in company with Mt Veeder, who was also timed in 1:13.60.“It was a good stiff work for him,” Baffert said of Mor Spirit, who last raced on Dec. 19 when he won the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity by a length and a quarter. “The track is very demanding in the mornings.“It’s on to the Lewis. He’s on schedule.”Exaggerator worked seven furlongs in 1:25.80 for trainer Keith Desormeaux with brother Kent in the irons as the Delta Jackpot winner readies for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15. Santiago Gonzalez952113922%45%$758,658 Martin Pedroza3752114%22%$93,940 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller4363314%28%$212,370 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 22) Tyler Baze85714118%38%$389,702last_img read more

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World Cup: Iran deserved to win vs Portugal, says coach Carlos Queiroz

first_imgIran coach Carlos Queiroz was certainly not a happy man after a 1-1 draw against Portugal in a must-win game at the FIFA World Cup 2018.Queiroz reacted angrily but said Iran deserved to win and he was proud of his team after they were knocked out of the tournament after one win, one defeat and one draw in group stage.Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off for what he said was an elbow in the face of Morteza Pouraliganji, and Iran should have been awarded at least one more penalty.Queiroz also implicitly criticised the refereeing and renewed his attacks on the VAR system.”Only one winner could come out in this game and it should have been Iran,” Queiroz told reporters. “We deserved to win. I am a bad loser, I am proud but frustrated.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEVictory over Portugal in their final Group B match would have seen Iran through to the knockout stage. The underdogs played with huge heart in a drama-filled match.After a lovely strike by Ricardo Quaresma put Portugal ahead on the stroke of halftime, Iran fought back and a stoppage-time penalty by Karim Ansarifard secured a draw. But with Spain and Morocco drawing 2-2 in the other Group B match, it was not enough.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEQueiroz was incensed by an incident in the 80th minute when Ronaldo sent Pouraliganji to the ground. The referee consulted the VAR to see if it was a red card, then decided to hand the Portuguese captain a yellow.advertisement”An elbow is a red card. The rules do not say what if it is Ronaldo or Messi. It is a red card. The decisions must be clear,” Queiroz said.Gutsy Iran fight back to hold Portugal to 1-1 drawPressed on whether he thought referees treated stars such as Ronaldo leniently, he said. “You need to ask them.””I am not in a good mood, as you can see. There could have been at least one more penalty against Portugal, at least one.”Five guys sitting upstairs and they don’t see an elbow. Give me a break.”Portugal achieved their goal, feels Quaresma after Iran drawAsked what he thought of the refereeing, Queiroz said: “I have a clear opinion but I need to measure my words. I have to be careful.”Queiroz, who has also coached Portugal and South Africa at World Cups, poured scorn once again at the VAR system, which was used to award a dubious penalty to Portugal.As it happened, Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand saved Ronaldo’s effort.”The VAR is not going well. There are a lot of complaints. We must know who is reffing the game, who is making the decisions.” he said.Spain top Group B, Portugal 2nd as VAR sparks fight”VAR gives no room for human mistakes. Before we accepted human mistakes as part of the game. The refs on the pitch are like Pilate washing their hands.”Queiroz, who has said he will quit his post after six years at the helm following this tournament, paid fulsome tribute to his players, staff and to the Iranian fans who have turned up in Russia in huge numbers.FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights: Spain, Portugal embarrassed by minnows, Ronaldo misses penalty”We have learnt a lot here, we have gained respect from people,” he said. “The Iranian players are very courageous. I try to get the spirit of Portuguese bull-fighters from them. How they go into the ring and dominate the animal with courage.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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