r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2015-2017 WEATHER 0 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE 0 24.6 C.10.5 C. Sunrise: 07: 09 Sunset: 06: 01 HUMIDITY Morning : 62 Evening : 40 — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar VOL. XXXIV NO. 213 | INDORE INDORE | SATURDAY | JANUARY 13, 2018 | PAGES 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 NATION If you don’t add a preservative which is dedication, then the love will go stale and become fear. www.freepressjournal.in EDIT CHINA STRONG BUT INDIA NOT WEAK: GEN RAWAT REVOLT SETS A BAD PRECEDENT GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY TAAPSEE TAKES ON TROLLS VIRTUAL REVOLT BY 4 SUPREME COURT JUDGES AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA ‘DEMOCRACY AT STAKE, THINGS NOT IN ORDER’ LET THE NATION DECIDE ON IMPEACHMENT OF CJI, say four senior most judges of the apex court New Delhi happened in the last few months." Unless this institution is preserved, "democracy will not survive" in this country, Chelameswar said in the unscheduled press conference, in the first of its kind event in independent India. In a scathing criticism and unvarnished self-reflection of the Supreme Court, Chelameswar, who was accompanied by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Chelameswar's residence. He said all the four judges "failed to persuade CJI that certain things are not in order and therefore you should take remedial measures. Unfortunately our efforts failed. "And all four of us are convinced that democracy is at stake and many things have happened in recent past," he said. Asked what these issues were, he said they included the "allocation of cases by CJI". The remarks assume significance as the Supreme Court today took up for consideration the issue of alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Justice Chelameswar said "we owe a responsibility to the institution and the nation. Our efforts have failed in convincing CJI to take steps to protect the institution." "This is an extraordinary event in the history of any nation, TOP QUOTES more particularly this naTHE CHIEF JUSTICE is only the first Four senior judges of the tion and an extraordinary among the equals - nothing more, Supreme Court on Friday event in the institution of nothing less. mounted a virtual revolt judiciary ... It is with no against the chief justice, pleasure that we are comCERTAIN JUDICIAL ORDERS passed by listing a litany of problems pelled to call this press this Court have adversely affected the that they said are afflicting conference. But sometimes functioning of the justice delivery the country's highest court adminstration of the system and the independence of the and warned they could deSupreme Court is not in orHigh Courts besides impacting the stroy Indian democracy . der and many things administrative functioning of the office The unprecedented which are less than desirof the Chief Justice of India move at a joint news conable have happened in the THERE HAVE BEEN INSTANCES where ference by the four judges last few months," he said. cases having far reaching consequences including Justice J The four judges, in their for the nation and the institution had Chelameswar, the second seven-page letter to the CJI been assigned by the Chief Justices of Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar along with senior judge after the that was released to the other judges addresses press conference in New Delhi this court selectively to the benches 'of Chief Justice of India, press, said, "It is too well their preference' without any rational left the judiciary and obLokur and Kurian Joseph settled in the jurisprudence PRESS MEET COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED: AG basis. servers stunned, leaving at the press conference, of this country that the What has happened today could have been avoided. The judges will now have to act in WE ARE NOT MENTIONING DETAILS uncertain how this open said they had met Chief chief justice is only first statesmanship and ensure that divisiveness is wholly neutralised and total harmony only to avoid embarrassing the dissension in the halJustice Dipak Misra this amongst the equals -- nothand mutual understanding will prevail in future. This is what all of us at the bar want institution but note that such lowed institution would morning and "raised issues ing more or nothing less." and I am sure that the judges, including the CJI, will rise to the occasion. I had departures have already damaged this be resolved. affecting the institution". At the news conference, promised to the judges that I would not speak to the media. n K K VENUGOPAL institution to some extent" Justice Chelameswar "Unless this institution is all the judges rubbished himself described as an preserved, democracy will questions on whether they THE CONVENTION OF RECOGNISING THIS IS ABOUT THE INSTITUTION: BOMBAY HC CHIEF JUSTICE the privilege of the Chief Justice to form "extraordinary event" the not survive in this counhave broken ranks and news conference during try," Justice Chelameswar said that they will start doThese situations are difficult. But what needs to be kept in mind is that this is not about just the roster and assign cases to different individuals. This is about the institution in totality. All steps must be taken to ensure that the members/benches of the Court is a which he said "sometimes said, adding that it was "exing things which they do. dignity of the judiciary is held high. Courts are the last place the public goes to resolve their administration of the tremly painful" to hold the Justice Gogoi said "nobody convention devised for a disciplined and disputes and problems. I am sure AG K K Venugopal and the Union law minister will take Supreme Court is not in orpress conference in such a is breaking the rank and it efficient transaction of the business of nMANJULA CHELLUR the Court but not a recognition of any into consideration all the factors and take a suitable decision. der and many things which manner. The press conferis discharge of debt to naare less than desirable have ence was held at tion which we have done." superior authority, legal or factual of IRREPARABLE DAMAGE: SANTOSH HEGDE , RETD SC JUDGE the Chief Justice over his colleagues" RELATED NEWS, PAGE 10 THEY SHOULD HAVE APPROACHED THE PREZ INSTEAD WHAT HAS DEMOCRACY TO DO WITH IT As a retired SC judge , I feel devastated. For some reason or the other, their cause INTERNAL MATTER OF JUDICIARY: GOVT SOURCES I think instead of talking to media persons, the four judges Under the law, the CJI is the master of roaster. The judges is justified, (but) relief they are seeking is wrong...going to the media? No. should have approached the President. Distribution of court should have tried to meet CJI to resolve the issue. What Judiciary was always considered as a family. Family disputes are never taken to The issues raised by the four senior Supreme Court judges in the unprecedented work should be regulated by the rules and not be left up to the democracy has to do with which judge has been awarded the streets. It amounts to a Constitutional crisis now. I don't think this damage can press conference on Friday are an internal matter of the judiciary, highly placed nSANTOSH HEGDE sources said, indicating that the government is unlikely to interfere. CJI to decide. nVS KOKJE, Ex-Chief Justice, Raj HC what case n RAMESH GARG, Ex-Chief Justice Gauhati HC ever be repaired. CRISIS IN JUDICIARY I-T search on Oriental group, real estate firm OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal G News Brief NO PADMAVAT IN MP: CHOUHAN BHOPAL: The Censor Board may have permitted the release of film Padmavati by modifying its name as Padmavat but the ban on the film will continue in MP. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this on Friday P 5 ANIL SHARMA IS DIG, INDORE (RURAL) BHOPAL: Anil Sharma, who is currently posted as DIG, Chambal, was shifted to Indore as DIG, rural on Friday as government shifted 15 IPS officers. P5 DELHI TO BAN ENTRY, OF MULES, DONKEYS NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has decided to ban entry and exit of horses, mules, and donkeys in the city due to the spread of Glanders disease, Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai said here on Friday. BIGGEST-EVER DEAL FOR TCS NEW DELHI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Friday said it has bagged a deal worth more than USD 2 billion from the US insurance group Transamerica, marking its largest contract to date. In a major crackdown, investigation wing of Income Tax department on Friday searched 14 premises of two different business establishments. The raids were conducted on Oriental Group of companies and at a real estate and insurance firm owned by Dilip Gupta and Rajendra Pawar. Documents pointing to tax evasion and bank accounts were seized. Principal director of I-T (investigation) R K Paliwal said searches began early morning and may continue for a day or two. Sources said that Oriental Group of companies are owned by Thakaral family , including R K Thakaral and his son. The group runs education institutions and other businesses. The teams found that Oriental Group collected huge amount of fee and donations and deposited in various accounts. These amounts were not shown as income. The search was conducted at sev- en places in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. The I-T team seized cash of Rs 25 lakh and jewellery from houses, offices and other places. Dilip Gupta and Rajendra Pawar who are into real estate business also deal in insurance. The teams searched their seven premises in Bhopal, including their offices, houses, office of their chartered accountant. The team found cash of Rs 5.94 lakh. Sources said that Dilip Gupta and Rajendra Pawar opened several companies and deposited amount in them. Through insurance firms, they received huge amount of commission, which they invested in real estate. After demonetisation, they deposited huge amount in banks. Detaining patients for unpaid bills is illegal, says HC Mumbai The Bombay High Court on Friday asserted that detaining a patient in hospital over unpaid bills is illegal, and "every member of public" must be made aware of this. A bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Bharati Dangre directed the health department of the Maharashtra govern- ment to publish on its website the legal rights of patients and the penal provisions that can be invoked against errant hospitals. "How can a hospital detain a person who is declared fit otherwise on the ground of non-payment of fees? Such hospital is curtailing the personal liberty of a person. "Every member of the public must be made aware that such action on the part of a hospital is illegal," the bench said. ISRO hits century; launches Cartosat 2 series Sat, 30 others Sriharikota India on Friday reaffirmed its space prowess and commercial launch capabilities as it successfully launched its 100th satellite along with 30 other spacecraft including weather observation Cartosat 2 series onboard the Polar rocket from here. This was PSLV's longest-ever mission. With the successful launch, including 28 satellites from foreign countries, by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), ISRO put behind a rare failure it encountered four months ago. The Indian Space Re- PSLV-C40 carrying Cartosat series along with 30 other satellites lifts off from first launch pad at Sriharikota search Organisation (ISRO) had suffered a setback after the failure of the earlier PSLV-C39 mission in August last year. The previous mission to launch backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 had failed after the heat shield did not separate in the final leg of the launch sequence, with the satellite getting stuck in the fourth stage of the rocket. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed ISRO scientists for the successful PSLV C-40 mission. "The launch of the 100th satellite by @isro signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India's space programme," he said a tweet. SC seeks autopsy report, records of judge Loya from Maha govt New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday termed as a "serious matter" the issue of alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Seikh encounter case, and asked Maharashtra government to file his autopsy report. The top court asked the state government to file its reply by January 15 and said "this matter requires bi-parte hearing rather than ex-parte". "This is a serious issue. We would like counsel for state of Maharashtra to seek instructions and file the post mortem report and other relevant documents by January 15," a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar said. At the outset, senior advocate Dushyant Dave representing Bombay Lawyers' Association said the high court was already seized of the matter and the top court should refrain from hearing the issue.