SINCE 1928 RAJASTHAN BEAT BANGALORE BY 19 RUNS IN 'BATTLE ROYALE' Pg 15 Lunch to dinner stir: Fasts are now a farce REG. NO. MCS/048/2018-20; RNI NO. 1541/1957 M.P.C.S office Mumbai-400001 `2 EDIT URMILA BELIEVES SHE WAS SEDUCTIVE, BUT NEVER VULGAR Pg 12 Pg 8 Former civil servants join in pan-India protests by celebs and man in the street, pen open letter to PM, holding him "RESPONSIBLE MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE" In a strongly-worded open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a group of former civil servants on Sunday asked him to check the nation’s "free fall into anarchy" by acting tough against the culprits of the Kathua and Unnao rape cas- es and the perpetrators of hate crimes across the country . Holding Modi responsible "more than anyone else" for the "terrifying state of affairs" and pointing out that both in Uttar Pradesh (Unnao) and Jammu and Kashmir (Kathua) it is his party (BJP) that is in power, the 49 former civil servants, who Surat girl not identified, same chilling details included Aruna Roy Harsh , Mander, Wajahat Habibullah, Jawahar Sircar and N.C. Saxena, termed the present state of affairs as an "existential crisis". "This is a moment of existential crisis, a turning point -- the way the government responds now will determine whether we as a nation and as a republic have the capacity to overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order within which we function. "Prime Minister, we write to you not just to express our collective sense of shame and not just to give voice to our anguish or lament and mourn the CONTD. ON P2 from filing the charge-sheet in the district court, family lawyers said they would request the Supreme Court to transfer the trial to another state. The Jammu Bar association, whose members held rallies in support of the rape CONTD. ON P2 Kathua: Family wants trial outside politicised Jammu SURAT: The police are yet to identify the girl whose body was found on Saturday in a cricket ground on the outskirts of Surat. Nor has anybody come forward to claim the body despite messages being put out on the social media. The city is also plastered with appeals. It is sus- pected that she was murdered elsewhere. Surat is a four-hour drive from Mumbai and also shares border with the Union Territory of Daman. With that, the scope of investigation has widened across Gujarat. Even as the police await the results of CONTD. ON P2 FPJ NEWS SERVICE Jammu Wary of the acute politicisation of the Kathua rape case, which led to the unceremonious sacking of two BJP ministers in Kashmir and constrained the local lawyers in Jammu to restrain the Crime Branch FPJ NEWS SERVICE / MUMBAI murdered in Gujarat, constrained him to cast aside his calm demeanour and comment on Twitter: ‘‘The job of executioner is not an aspirational job. But for the execution of brutal rapists & murderers of young girls I would volunteer unhesitatingly I work hard to stay . calm, but my blood boils over to see this happen in our country Many respond.” ed that he was in the queue. CHENNAI: In a shocking incident, a 10-year-old boy died after falling from the second floor of the upscale Express Avenue Mall in Chennai. The boy's bag had got stuck in an escalator belt inside the mall, reports IndiaToday .com The incident took place on April 10 when the victim, CONTD. ON P2 Mahindra offers to be the executioner Industrialists seldom speak up on mundane matters of social consciousness. Anand Mahindra, too, is known to keep his calm reserve on the social media. But the body of a 9-year-old - bearing 80 wounds - who was raped and Boy dies after bag stuck in escalator Sunrise: 06:24 am Sunset: 06:52 pm THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Vol. 61 No. 354 | MONDAY | APRIL 16, 2018 | 16 Pages EDITIONs : MUMBAI*, PUNE, INDORE, BHOPAL freepressjournal.in twitter.com/fpjindia Check free fall into anarchy, PM told FPJ NEWS SERVICE New Delhi WEATHER 350C. 250C. Peace and happiness are life’s invaluable gems. Without them, man becomes a beggar. Sri Ma Cops, netas collude in ‘fixed’ UP encounters FPJ NEWS SERVICE Lucknow Fake encounters have spawned a cottage industry in Uttar Pradesh with cops and politicians cashing in on Yogi Aditynath’s unstated policy of tackling gangsters and crime through the barrel of the gun. An audio clip has surfaced in which a police officer is heard suggesting that some BJP leaders can engineer encounters in Uttar Pradesh. The station house officer of Mauranipur in Jhansi district is purportedly heard on tape Lekhraj Singh Yadav, an accused in several murder and extortion cases, about a planned encounter. "The season of encounters is on.... Your mobile number is under surveillance and you will be killed soon. Manage the Babina MLA and the BJP district president if you want to save yourself," says the person believed to be the SHO, who has been suspended pending an inquiry . ‘‘We are the biggest criminals," the voice adds, laughing. "I have killed many people and thrown them away .... You are a good man. God is with you.... But my history is very bad and my future is bright." The person believed to be Lekhraj doesn't speak much in the audio except for requesting the man at the other end to do something to save him. Babina MLA Rajeev Singh Parichha and Jhansi BJP CONTD. ON P2 GOOD, BUT NOT OUR BEST Woman molested during IPL match STAFF REPORTER Mumbai A 24-year-old woman was allegedly molested during a star-studded IPL 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at Wankhede stadium on Saturday evening. Confirming the incident, the Zonal Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoj Ku- mar said the man had touched her inappropriately while she was watching the match with her friends. The accused Gendraj Dadulal Satnami (26) was arrested after the lady raised an alarm. But not without some commotion as the men in khaki had to chase him for some 200 metres. Later, he was hauled to Marine Lines police station and booked for molestation under the relevant section of the IPC. The incident took place near the Sachin Tendulkar stand. Satnami, a resident of south Mumbai’s Masjid Bunder area, works for a contractor and was distributing water at food stalls in the stadium. In her complaint, the woman, who works in a CONTD. ON P2 With 26 gold, 20 silver and as may bronze medals, India signed off third on the Commonwealth Games table — a combination of youth and experience which delivered the results. At 2010 Games in New Delhi, India had won 101 medals, including 38 gold, while in the 2002 Manchester Games, India had managed a total of 69 medals of which 30 were gold.