r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2015-2017 WEATHER 0 RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE 0 25.0 C.10.0 C. Sunrise: 07: 04 am Sunset: 05: 54 pm HUMIDITY Morning : 64 Evening : 31 NATION VOL. 7 NO. 209 | BHOPAL BHOPAL | SATURDAY | JANUARY 13, 2018 | PAGES 14 + 8 = 22 | ` 3 CHINA STRONG BUT INDIA NOT WEAK: GEN RAWAT www.freepressjournal.in EDIT REVOLT SETS A BAD PRECEDENT GLAM THOUGHT FOR THE DAY To the degree we have something, to that degree we can give something. To the degree we have love and harmony in our heart, to that degree we can give it to others. — His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj 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 School bus catches fire, students rescued Had sold company’s shares without permission OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Mandsaur News Brief RETAIL INFLATION RISES TO 5.21 PC NEW DELHI: Retail inflation crossed the RBI's comfort level and rose to 5.21 per cent in December on rise in prices of food items, egg and vegetables, dashing hopes of interest rate cut in the near future. MANUFACTURING LIFTS FACTORY OUTPUT BY 8% NEW DELHI: An exponential rise in the manufacturing output lifted India's total factory production by over 8 per cent in November, official data showed on Friday. A major tragedy was averted at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh on Friday when 30 students were rescued after the school bus they were travelling in caught fire, police said. City Superintendent of Police R M Shukla said the bus, belonging to a private school, caught fire at the Station Bus Square with 30 students on board on Friday afternoon. Onlookers and police personnel rescued them quickly, he said. The documents of the bus, including its `fitness certificate', were up to date, but no first-aid box and fire extinguisher were found inside, he said. Police arrested driver Rakesh Joshi, while the Regional Transport Officer cancelled the fitness certificate of the vehicle, he added. The bus is 12 years old, he said. On January 5, four students of Delhi Public School (DPS) and the driver were killed when a speeding school bus ran into a truck at Kanadiya by-pass in Indore. Following the accident, the transport department initiated a drive against the school buses which do not meet safety norms. PTI Mumbai police have registered an FIR against Provident Fund Investment Company sacked manager Atul Borikar in a multi-crore land scam case. Borikar has been accused of committing financial irregularities and embezzlement. Borikar has allegedly committed huge embezzlement by selling company’s shares. The Company’s managing director and principal secretary to the government Aniruddha Mukherjee said LAND SCAM HE OBLIGED PEOPLE USING COMPANY FUNDS The probe report against Borikar has revealed that he used to oblige people to maintain his clout in the government. He using company’s funds got expensive hotels booked for people and arranged luxury cars for them. These people also included those who had nothing to do with the Company. He also got a government vehicle allotted in his name. that all documents of the company have been scrutinized. A complaint was lodged against Borikar at Cuffe Parade police station at Mumbai. CONTD. ON P3 G OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal No Padmavat in state, says Chouhan OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal G 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 Madhya Pradesh. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated this while interacting with journalists here on Friday Chouhan said there . is no change in his earlier stand on the film. PG-3 HC: Detaining patients for unpaid bills is illegal 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 government to publish on its web- How can a hospital detain a person who is declared fit on ground of non-payment of fees? Such hospital is curtailing the personal liberty of a person site 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. In a major crackdown to unearth unaccounted money, the investigation wing of income tax department on Friday conducted search at 14 premises of two different business establishments. The raids were conducted at Oriental Group of companies and at a firm related to real estate and insurance owned by Dilip Gupta and Rajendra Pawar. The department officials seized documents related to tax Chaudhary is Bhopal DIG, Sharma DIG Indore (rural) G OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Bhopal deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Santosh Singh has been promoted and posted as Inspector general of police (IG), Chambal. DIG, Ratlam, Dharmendra Chaudhary has been posted as DIG, Bhopal. Chaudhary is said to be chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s favourite officer. Chaudhary had earlier worked as SP, Vidisha. Anil Sharma, DIG, Chambal has been posted as DIG, Indore, rural. CONTD. ON P10 DELHI TO BAN ENTRY, OF MULES, DONKEYS ISRO hits century; launches Cartosat 2 series Sat, 30 others 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. Sriharikota 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. 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 PM TWEETS The launch of the 100th satellite by @isro signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India's space programme PSLV-C40 carrying Cartosat series along with 30 other satellites lifts off from first launch pad at Sriharikota 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. I-T search on Oriental group, real estate firm FIR against sacked PF company manager G SC seeks autopsy report, records of judge Loya from Maha govt New Delhi (PSLV), ISRO put behind a rare failure it encountered four months ago. The Indian Space Research 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. A visibly relieved ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar, on his final mission as the chief of the space agency, said he was happy to provide Cartosat 2 Series as a New Year gift for the country. evasion and bank accounts of both the establishments. Principal director of I-T (investigation) R K Paliwal said searches were conducted from early morning and may continue for one or two days. According to sources, Oriental Group of companies are owned by Thakaral fam- ily that includes R K Thakaral and his son. The group runs education institutions and other businesses. The search teams found that Oriental group collected huge amount of fees and donations, which were deposited in various accounts. But these amounts were not shown as their income. The search was conducted at seven places in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. The I-T team seized cash of Rs 25 lakh, jewellery during the raid conducted at houses, offices and other places. CONTD. ON P10 US hopes Pak will do right thing and turn over terrorists Washington The US on Friday hoped that Pakistan would do the "right thing" to "turn over" the terrorists and honour its commitment, a senior Trump administration official said. The US had shared with Pakistan a list wanted terrorists from groups like the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harakatul Mujahideen that it believes are operating from its soil to target India and Afghanistan. "I have a feeling, I am hopeful that Pakistan will do the right thing and turn over the terrorists and honour their commitment," Steven Goldstein, the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs told reporters at a news conference here. Responding to questions, Goldstein said the US has so far not heard from Pakistan on its reported decision to suspend its military and intelligence cooperation with it in retaliation of the Trump administration's decision to freeze all its security assistance. "We would hope that Pakistan would come to the Won't seek resumption of military aid: Pak Gen Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels "betrayed" by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad's fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. "The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reiterated that Pakistan will not seek resumption of aid but expect honourable recognition of our contributions, sacrifices and unwavering resolve in fight against terrorism for peace and stability in the region," according to the statement. table and that they would turn over those terrorists that we have asked be turned over. We've indicated very clearly that we believe that can happen," Goldstein said. The US, he said, has only suspended the aid; and the money has not been reallocated. "So now it is the job of Pakistan to take seriously their commitment to us, and most importantly to the people of Pakistan who would most be hurt by this, by any terrorist activity, and come forward. So, our position hasn't changed. They have not yet come forward," Goldstein said.