r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 11 Sunset: 06: 45 HUMIDITY Morning : 37 Evening : 17 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 38.0 C.20.2 C. The Unnao challenge for Yogi Sarkar HC: Don’t cremate body of victim’s dad if not done already Master Choa Kok Sui UNNAO GANGRAPE CASE AGAINST BJP MLA AGENCIES Allahabad The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered that the body of the Unnao gangrape victim's father should not be cremated, if already not done so. The man had died on Monday in custody after his 18-year-old daughter had accused a BJP MLA, his brother and his aides of raping her. A bench of Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar passed the order taking cognisance of the gangrape case in Uttar Pradesh on a letter to the court by senior lawyer Gopal Swaroop Chaturvedi detailing the incident. "If the body has not been cremated, then it shall not be cremated," the court said. Chaturvedi also demanded fair investigation in the heinous crime and later, on the death of the victim's father. The bench also sought the state government's stand on the case while slating the matter for next hearing on April 12. It also asked the advocate general or one of the additional advocate general to remain present during the course of hearing to apprise the court about the case and action being taken. The body of the woman's father was cremated on Tuesday . The police had on Tuesday CAN’T CHARGE MOBILE, CAN’T GO OUT: VICTIM A 16-year-old girl who has alleged rape by a lawmaker of UP’s ruling BJP and tried to kill herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's house describes prison-like conditions as she talks about being confined to a hotel room, "without a phone or water and guards at every corner". “I can't charge my mobile, there is no TV, no water. We are told we can't go outside," the girl said on Wednesday. VIDEO: VICTIM’S FATHER NAMED ATTACKER Days before he died, father of the victim had named his attackers: the brother of the "vidhayak" (lawmaker). “Atul Singh, the brother of the lawmaker thrashed me. He kept on beating me. Nobody tried to save me," he is heard saying. “Police waale (police men -- perhaps the security personnel of the lawmaker) were standing there. They did nothing," says the man, bruises plainly visible on his face and chest robe into incidents Pto death of Unnao leading A gangrape rape victim’s father, CBI PROBE ORDERED Surendra Singh, to be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), said Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Information), on Wednesday. H BJP se beti bachao: RaGa trocities committed on a father who was calling for justice for his daughter has shamed mankind. It is to be hoped that the Prime Minister will hold a fast soon over the violence against women, the failure of law and order and growing anarchy under the BJP rule. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (save the girl child, educate her) -- a campaign close to PM Modi's heart -- should be renamed BJP se beti bachao (Save girls from BJP) A chilling picture, says Amnesty, wants impartial probe uman rights group Amnesty International India on Wednesday termed rape survivors ordeal and her father’s custodial death as “painting a chilling picture” and demanded an “immediate and impartial investigation” into the case. Reacting to the death of the rape survivor's father in police custody on Monday, Amnesty International India's Programmes Director Asmita Basu said that the state police seemed to have “turned their backs on human rights”. “The reported failure of the UP Police to register an FIR against the accused, the harassment faced by the survivor and her family, and the death of her father in custody paint a chilling picture. There must be an immediate, independent and impartial investigation into these violations, and authorities must take all steps to ensure that the survivor and her family are protected from any further harassment," she said. arrested Atul Singh, brother of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in connection with the gangrape of the The working capital facility has not been repaid; it was cleared in Oct 2016; documents shows Mehul Choksi’s firm had utilised the facility CHOKSI ‘LOOTED’ ICICI-LED BANKS OF Rs 5280 CRORE FP NEWS SERVICE Mumbai The CBI is probing yet another loan of Rs 5,280 crore extended by a consortium of News Brief ‘No freeze order on fuel price’ NEW DELHI: The government has not asked state-owned oil firms so far to avoid raising the retail price of petrol and diesel in view of next month's elections in Karnataka, heads of IOC and HPCL said on Wednesday. 31 banks led by the ICICI Bank to companies of absconding billionaire jeweller Mehul Choksi, officials said on Wednesday . In this particular loan, the ICICI Bank has an exposure of Rs 405 crore. During searches in the Gitanjali Group offices, investigative agencies had seized crucial documents, including an agreement between the group and the consor- The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it was the "prerogative" of the Chief Justice of India - a high constitutional functionary - to constitute the benches and allocate cases and that authority can't be regulated on the mere apprehension of being exercised arbitrarily. Holding that in the allocation of cases and the KATHUA GANGRAPE 8-year-old raped again before being stoned to death HITTING THE GOLD JAMMU The eight-year-old girl allegedly raped by six men, who had held her in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in January was kept sedated , and sexually assaulted once again before she was bludgeoned to death, reveals the chargesheet in the case. The abduction, rape and killing of the Bakherwal girl was part of a carefully planned strategy to remove the minority nomadic community from the area, reveals the 15-page chargesheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch in the chief judicial magistrate's court here. It lists the caretaker of the Devisthan, a small temple, in Rassana village in Kathua, about 90 km from here, as the main conspirator behind the abduction, rape and killing. Sanji Ram was allegedly joined by special police officers Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma, friend Parvesh Kumar alias Mannu, Ram's nephew, a juvenile, and his son Vishal Jangotra alias "Shamma". The chargesheet also names investigating officers head constable Tilak Raj and sub-inspector Anand Dutta, who allegedly took Rs 4 lakh from Ram and destroyed crucial evidence. A separate chargesheet was filed on Tuesday on the role of the juvenile, who cannot be publicly named according to the law. All eight are under arrest. Lawyers in Jammu on Wednesday struck work in support of the accused. Shreyasi Singh won gold medal in women's Double Trap at Belmont Shooting Centre during 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday SUNNI WAQF BOARD’S OWNERSHIP CLAIM ON TAJ MAHAL Show us original deed with Shah Jahan’s signature: SC tium of 31 banks. The documents mentions that this consortium had sanctioned a 'working capital facility' of Rs 5,280 crore to the group, which has not been repaid till now. The loan was cleared in October 2016, and the agreement was revised in October 2017. The document shows that the Mehul Choksi firm had 'utilised' the 'working capital facility', a report in India Today .com said. As per the agreement, ICICI Bank was the "lead bank" in the consortium, which sanctioned the 'capital facility' to Gitanjali Group. CONTD. ON P10 n BENCH judicial work of the Court". "There cannot be a presumption of mistrust. The oath of office demands nothing less," said the judgement rejecting a PIL for framing of rules for regulating the constitution of benches and allocation of cases. CONTD. ON P10 W AGENCIES New Delhi The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board has been asked by the Supreme Court to show documents signed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to prove its claim that it owns the iconic Taj Mahal. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the counsel of the board to show it documents to substantiate that Shah Jahan, who had built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1631, had executed a ‘waqfnama’ in favour of the board. Waqfnama is a deed or a document through which a person expresses intention to donate a property or land ho in India will believe that it (Taj) belongs to the Waqf Board. Show us the signature n CJI LED BENCH for charitable purposes or waqf. "Who in India will believe that it (Taj) belongs to the waqf board," asked the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, and added that such issues must not waste the time of the apex court. When the waqf board counsel told the court that Shah Jahan had himself declared it a Waqf property, the bench asked the board to show it the original deed executed by the Mughal emperor. "Show us the signature", the CJI told the counsel, who then sought more time to produce relevant documents. The court was hearing a 2010 appeal filed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) over the ownership of the historic monument against the waqf board's decision to declare the Taj Mahal as its property . LAW & ORDER FALLS PREY TO CADRE WAR 257 dead in Algeria Commissioner system military plane crash plan goes kaput, courtesy chief secy CM puts proposal in cold storage after Singh hurdle PNB........................Rs 587 cr ICICI Bank ..............Rs 405 cr Corporation Bank ..Rs 297 cr Bank of Baroda......Rs 265 cr Central Bank..........Rs 206 cr Syndicate Bank......Rs 231 cr here cannot be a presumption of mistrust. The oath of office demands nothing less constitution of benches, the Chief Justice has exclusive prerogative, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud, in their judgment, said: "... such an entrustment of functions is necessary for the efficient transaction of the administrative and woman and the custodial death of her father. EDIT MAIN LENDERS CJI is first among equals, will decide allocation of cases: SC T AGENCIES New Delhi TIME LINE JUNE 2017: A girl is allegedly raped by a BJP MLA and his brothers APRIL 8, 2018: Survivor attempts suicide outside UP CM's House APRIL 9, 2018: Her father dies in police custody after she refuses to withdraw plaint APRIL 10, 2018: Govt forms SIT. MLA's brother arrested APRIL 11, 2018: HC steps in AN ACTOR FOR LIFE... www.freepressjournal.in GLAM NATION Sometimes when you are insulted, the pain causes you to improve yourself and therefore you develop. ‘Can’t force forces to procure indigenous weapons’ VOL. XXXIV NO. 300 | INDORE INDORE | THURSDAY | APRIL 12, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 Thought for the day OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal AGENCIES Algiers At least 257 people were killed in a military plane crash near an airfield outside the Algerian capital on Wednesday, the media reported. An Ilyushin I76 troop carrier belonging to the Algerian Air Force crashed in the military airbase of Boufarik in Blida province, Xinhua news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying. Ennahar private television channel said the plane carried over 250 troops and was departing for the southwest province of Bechar, before crashing in an unpopulated green field near the airport. Footage captured by witnesses showed a huge plume of black smoke billowing from near the run- way. Army Chief of Staff Lt Gen Ahmed Gaid Salah extended condolences to the families of the victims but did not provide a death toll. The cause of the crash was unclear and an investigation was launched, the Defence Ministry said. Authorities said that 300 fire-fighters equipped with 40 ambulances and 40 fire trucks were at the crash site. Chief secretary Basant Pratap Singh has come in the way of setting up the police commissioner system forcing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to put the proposal in cold storage. Chief Minister announced two weeks ago that the system would be implemented in Bhopal and Indore, but the chief secretary opposed it. Nearly ten days have passed since the police headquarters sent the proposal to the home department, but it is still lying with the additional chief secretary KK Singh. Sources said the proposal was not implemented, because there were directions from higher authorities to stop it. At a meeting on setting up police commissioner system, chief Chouhan warned of collector’s ire Shivraj Chief Ministerthatwas Singh Chouhan reportedly told police commissioner system would anger collectors through whom government has to get welfare work done in districts before election. Besides, the chief minister was also angry with the police department for its failure to prevent violence in Bhind, Morena and Gwalior during Bharat bandh on April 2. This, too, had an impact on the implementation of the police commissioner system. secretary told the chief minister that without discussion and opinion of others, the system could not be implemented. After that meeting, chief minister held dialogues twice with DGP Rishi Shukla and CS about it, but since the chief secretary was not ready to accept the proposal, Chouhan had to backtrack. CONTD. ON P10 Google celebrates India’s 1st superstar Saigal AGENCIES Mumbai Google on Wednesday paid a Doodle tribute to the legendary singer-actor Kundanlal Saigal, considered India’s first ‘superstar’, on his 114th birth anniversary . The Doodle, designed by Vidhya Nagarajan depicts Saigal sporting a kurta and a 'gamcha', with his welloiled shiny hair side-parted to the right -- as was his style -- his spiritually dreamy eyes gazing up as he croons a number on a traditional microphone, against the backdrop of the Calcutta (Kolkata) of the early 1900s with visible road traffic. The Indian film industry was born in Kolkata, before it gradually shifted to Mumbai in the mid-1930s to grow into Bollywood -the world’s biggest in terms of the sheer number of films produced and released annually . Born on April 11, 1904 in Jammu, Saigal used to be accompanied his devout mother Kesarbai to various religious functions, while his father Amarchard remained busy as a courtier with the Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja. He would listen keenly to the bhajans, kirtans and devotional songs often accompanied by classical music and dance, and also occasionally acted as Sita during the Ramlila celebrations in Jammu. Dropping out after early schooling, the young Saigal took up odd jobs and tried to indulge in his passion for singing whenever he got a chance. He then met a businessman, Mehrchand Jain, and they became longtime friends, attending music concerts (mehfils and mushairas). They then shifted to Calcutta and Jain coaxed Saigal to pursue his singing career seriously -- a fact later gratefully acknowledged by the legendary singer.