r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 00 Sunset: 07: 07 HUMIDITY Morning : 87 Evening : 62 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 29.5 C.22.9 C. POLL WITH EVMS ALONE 24 girls rescued from Deoria shelter home 18 inmates missing, DM removed AGENCIES Deoria/Lucknow News Brief US to resume sanctions against Iran WASHINGTON: The White House said in a statement on Monday that the US will reactivate a slew of sanctions on Iran's financial and industrial sectors beginning on Tuesday. The action, followed by another set of sanctions scheduled for November, will bring US sanctions against Iran to the level on par with those prior to a major multilateral nuclear deal reached in 2015, Xinhua reported. US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in May while other signatories vowed to remain committed to it. The first batch of sanctions, which will take effect on Tuesday, target Tehran's purchase of US banknotes, trade in gold and other precious metals, as well as the use of graphite, coal, aluminum and steel in industrial processes. NIA arrests LeT operative deported from Saudi Arabia NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested senior Lashkare-Taiba operative Habibur Rahman after he landed here following his deportation from Riyadh, the agency said on Monday. The anti-terror agency said that Rahman was held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday when he deboarded an incoming flight.A resident of Kendrapara in Odisha, Rahman had been residing in Saudi Arabia's capital for a long time, said NIA Spokesperson Alok Mittal, adding that his deportation was a result of cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. Escorts chairman Rajan Nanda passes away NEW DELHI: Rajan Nanda, chairman of tractor and construction equipment maker Escorts and father-inlaw of Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta, died last night after a brief illness. He was 76. Bill seeking strict punishment in rape cases passed NEW DELHI: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, earlier passed by the Lok Sabha, was on Monday unanimously passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote. The Bill will replace the urdinance the government had brought in April. Twenty-four girls were rescued from a shelter home in Deoria after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the district magistrate and ordering a high-level probe. Police said three people, including a couple who ran the shelter, were arrested in connection with the matter. "Twenty-four girls were rescued on Sunday from the shelter home at station road in the name of Ma Vindhyawasini Mahila Prakishan Evam Samaj Sewa Sansthan, which has 42 inmates. Eighteen inmates are still missing. We have sealed it," SP Rohan P Kanay said in Deoria. Taking a serious note of the matter, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered immediate removal of Deoria District Magistrate Sujit Kumar, UP Minister for Women and Child Welfare Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters in Lucknow. She said Adityanath has sent a high-level probe team to Deoria for on-the-spot inquiry. CONTD. ON P10 Samajwadi Party workers stage a dharna over Deoria shelter home issue, at GPO in Lucknow on Monday PTI 10-YR-OLD RECOUNTS DAYS AS ‘SEX SLAVE’ Takes lid off thriving racket in UP shelter home A 10-year-old, who fled from a shelter home in Deoria (UP) on Sunday evening, has taken the lid off a saga of sexual and physical abuse. She has recounted how ‘‘red, white, black cars picked up them up at night and dropped them in the morning.’’ Most of them were sobbing when they returned and cried all day. Locals took the 10-year-old to the police station where she narrated her harrowing experience and that of other girls – all between 15 and 18 years of age. The police raided the shelter later in the night and 24 girls were rescued; 15 girls are still missing. The couple who ran the shelter has been arrested. The girl who escaped had been staying at the home for the last three years. Not just trafficking, but adoptions were also happening an illegal manner at the shelter home. ‘‘We are looking in into it and searching for the missing girls," the Superintendent of Police said. Investigations are underway, he added. The privately run shelter in Deoria, about 300 km from Lucknow, was earlier receiving funds from the government, but its affiliation was cancelled in 2017 following a nationwide enquiry by the CBI which found irregularities in its functioning. CONTD. ON P10 RAPE COMPLAINT UP Dy Commissioner, C-T arrested OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Assistant Superintendent of Police, Bhopal, Dharamvir Singh Yadav said that Deputy commissioner(DC) (commercial tax), UP Pankaj Kumar Singh was arrested in a rape case under 376,294,323 of IPC on Monday in Bhopal on the basis of a complaint filed by Joint commissioner (commercial tax), UP . According to police, the 41-year-old complainant posted in Ghaziabad and the 43-year-old accused posted in Jhansi, know each other since 2010). They came to Bhopal to meet a senior BJP leader. Both stayed in Jehan Numa Hotel under Kamla Nagar police station. The JC also checked into the hotel on August 2. On the same day, the DC phoned her up to know her location. Later in the night, the accused knocked the door of JC's room. When she opened the door, the accused entered the room and made sexual assault on her. The JC was to fly to Delhi on August 5 but she was desisted by the accused. He also hurled abuses and physically assaulted her. On Monday, the aggrieved JC filed a written complaint with Kamla Nagar police against the DC, Pankaj Kumar Singh. After her medical examination, she was brought to the court to record her statement before the magistrate. Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO NEW YORK: Indra Nooyi will step down as PepsiCo's CEO after heading the world's second-largest food and beverage giant for 12 years, the company announced on Monday, with its Indian-origin top executive exuding confidence that the "best days are yet to come" for the soda and snacks firm which she helped transform. Nooyi, 62, will leave the company on October 3 after 24 years with PepsiCo. She will remain as chairman until early 2019. PepsiCo's board of directors unanimously voted in 54-year-old President Ramon Laguarta, who will take over on October 3 and will also join the board, according to the company. 15 Maoists killed in CG, 2 held RAIPUR Fifteen Maoist guerrillas were killed and two others, including a senior cadre and an injured woman rebel, were held after a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday police said. , The fighting started around 6.15 a.m. near a village forest in Miltkatong area when the District Reserve Guard (DRG) of the Chhattisgarh Police force, who are trained to fight the Maoists -- were out on an anti-insurgency operation. The gun battle took place at a spot situated between Gollappalli and Konta, hotbeds of insurgency around 490 km from here. Police said the firing lasted for around one-and-a-half hours and an unknown number of fighters managed to flee from the spot. IGP Bastar Vivekanand Sin, ha said the operation was conducted by the DRG personnel as they were out on the operation since August 4. Earlier, the Chhattisgarh Police had said that the operation was conducted by a joint team of the DRG and STF "The oper. ation lasted till 7.30 a.m. Area committee commander Deva and a woman Maoist were held during the operation," said Sinha, adding that the woman has suffered a bullet injury to her leg. EDIT SC declines plea for anticipatory bail by two Kerala priests NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday declined a request for anticipatory bail by two priests of the Malankara Orthodox Church facing charges of sexual abuse. Declining the plea, the bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan directed both to surrender by August 13 and then move the trial court for regular bail. Justice Sikri said: "This is not a fit case for anticipatory bail." The court directed the trial court to take up for hearing the plea for regular bail on the same day when it was moved. In the last hearing on July 26, the top court had sought the status report of police investigation in the case. The two priests moved the apex court seeking anticipatory bail. Sony (Abraham) Varghese and Father Jaice K. George had approached the court challenging the order of the Kerala High Court which had denied anticipatory bail to three priests, including them. A woman, who regularly visited the Malankara Orthodox Church, has accused five priests of sexually abusing her for a decade.Initially, it was only one priest who first exploited the woman. About 80,000 persons facing criminal charges and against whom non-bailable warrants have been issued, will be barred from casting votes in the forthcoming Assembly elections, said Chief Electoral Officer V Kanta Rao. About 80,000 persons wanted by the police in various cases and reported absconding for the last six months will not be allowed to exercise their franchise, THE ERO will serve notice on these persons giving them seven days time to appear before him. If they fail to comply with the directive, their names would be deleted from voters' list. said Rao while addressing a press conference here on Monday The names of ab. sconding persons will be deleted from the voters' list, he added. The police department will provide names of these wanted accused and the electoral registration officer would serve notice on them giving them 7 days time to appear before the ERO. If they fail to comply with the directive, their names will be deleted from voters' list, said Rao. Importantly if they ap, pear to put their domicile claim, they will face arrest, said the CEO. Briefing the media per- CROREPATI CLASS IV EMPLOYEE IN LOKAYUKTA NET IMC labourer with Rs 18,000 salary has 21 immovable properties OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore Lokayukta police on Monday raided residences of a beldaar (a labourer) working at Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and unearthed assets worth crores of rupees, which were found disproportionate to his known sources of income. “Beldaar Aslam Khan’s monthly salary is about Rs 18,000 but his properties were found to be worth several crores of rupees,” Lokayukta DSP Pravin Singh Baghel said. Acting on complaints, Lokayukta carried out raid in Ashoka Colony in Manikbagh area and found proofs including documents, which show he owns unaccounted assets. During the raid, the sleuths discovered that he and his family members own immovable properties at several places in Indore, Ratlam and Dewas. The raids disclosed that Khan and his brother own four houses in Ashoka Colony, including one valued at Rs 1 crore, about eight plots in Indore, Dewas and Mhow. CONTD. ON P10 POSH HOUSE IN ASHOKA COLONY Aslam HIS ASSETS I I I I I I I I I I 21 immovable properties Four houses in Ashoka Colony Properties in Mhow and Dewas Four plots in Shukhliya Two plots in Jagrati Housing Society Two plos in IDA residential scheme LIC poliicy of Rs 70 lakh of which he paid Rs 25 lakh premium Ornaments weighing 2 kg- 11 gold biscuits Rs 25 lakh in cash, 10 bank accounts Five 4-wheelers, 5 two-wheelers LS passes bill to restore SC/ST Act NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest. The amendment bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot last week. "The government had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court with regard to its order to strike down the original provisions of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989."Following the court decision, many SC/ST organisations called for a 'Bharat Bandh', leading to unfortunate incidents. The court decision says that to arrest an accused, approval of the SSPs concerned will be required. But this is not possible be- Parliament passes bill on OBC panel's constitutional status AGENCIES New Delhi The Rajya Sabha on Monday unanimously passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twentythird Amendment) Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha to give a constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. Earlier, the upper House had made some amendments to the bill passed by the Lok Sabha and sent it back to the lower House of Parliament. The Lok Sabha, in a rare gesture, adopted the "amendment alter native to the amendment made by the Rajya Sabha" and passed the bill. The bill seeks to grant NCBC the constitutional status on a par with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Replying to the debate on the bill in the Rajya Sabha, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot assured the members that the provision for having a woman member on the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) would be made while formulating the Rules under the new law. The Minister, however, ruled out the possibility of mandatorily having at least one member from the minority communities as the NCBC member, saying there was no provision of religion-based reservation in the Constitution of India. Gehlot also clarified that the NCBC would not undermine the autonomy of the states and the state OBC commissions. 'Kanwariyas' arrive to perform rituals as they carry Narmada water on the second Monday of the holy month of 'Shravan', in Bhopal PTI 80,000 facing criminal charges to miss voting right OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal Swara gets social media rolling www.freepressjournal.in GLAM His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj NATION Science without humanity heals in retail and kills in wholesale. Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra is her ‘Vidai Yatra’, says Gehlot VOL. XXXVI NO. 60 | INDORE INDORE | TUESDAY | AUGUST 7, 2018 | PAGES 14 | ` 3 Thought for the day sons about poll preparations, the CEO said that for free and fair elections, the police will install 10,000 CCTV cameras across the state. The police are having district and state-level control rooms, which will be used by the ECI to monitor live feed during the elections. The home department will provide two nodal officers to ECI to monitor law and order situation and to keep an eye on poll expenditure respectively . cause in most parts of the country there are no SSPs," Gehlot said while speaking on the bill in the Lok Sabha. He pointed out that in MP , SSPs are posted only in Gwalior, Bhopal and Indore. Gehlot asked the Congress if they were so concerned about protecting the rights of the SCs and ST, why didn't they strengthen the Act for so many years since the Act was passed in 1989. Justice KM Joseph appointment row: SC judges meet CJI AGENCIES NEW DELHI A group of top court judges including those from the collegium on Monday met Chief Justice Dipak Misra to express their concern over the Centre altering seniority of Justice K.M. Joseph by placing him at third position, after Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran, in the order of appointment as top court judge. Justice Joseph, along with Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran, will be administered oath on Tuesday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Misra. Upset over the Centre altering the seniority of Justice Joseph by placing him at number three, the aggrieved judges urged the CJI to convey their concern to the government, which they alleged was an interference by the government in judicial appointments. It was learnt that Chief Justice Misra has spoken to the Attorney General to convey the concern expressed by the judges upset over the development. While some judges are expressing concern over government's interference with the appointment process, Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh said that the fault lies with the collegium itself. RS deputy chairman election: Yet another test for Oppn unity FROM OUR BUREAU New Delhi All bets are off on who will become the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman in the election slated on Thursday . Though the Opposition has greater strength in the House, the BJP leaders claim they could spring a surprise. In a deft move, the BJP-led NDA floated the name of 62year old Harivansh of Janata Dal (U) and former Chief Editor of Ranchi's Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar. Nominating him for the number two post in the Rajya Sabha that fell vacant af- ter Congress leader from Kerala, P J Kurien, retired on July 1 could serve at least two purposes. First, a JD (U) candidate could be more acceptable to some of the big regional parties like the BJD and the AIADMK who are playing their cards close to their chest. Secondly it , would work as an adhesive for the BJP-JD (U) ties. But the election could also be a shot in the arm for the Opposition, which will look to convert this election into a platform on which they could dissolve their differences and come together. The Opposition leaders met in the evening, but they could not finalise a candidate, and they decided to meet again on Tuesday . The Opposition consensus seems to be evolving around DMK's Tiruchi Siva (64); he is perceived to be more experienced since this is his third term in the Rajya Saabha, after one in the Lok Sabha.