r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 Sunrise: 06: 12 Sunset: 06: 34 HUMIDITY Morning : 90 Evening : 60 RNI No. 38281/83 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 29.0 C.19.0 C. MODI HATAO DOES NOT SELL England beat India by 118 runs despite tons from Rahul, Pant www.freepressjournal.in EDIT SPORT His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj NATION Where there is necessity, there is deeper appreciation. NUN SEEKS JUSTICE FROM VATICAN IN RAPE CASE VOL. XXXVI NO. 95 | INDORE INDORE | WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 | PAGES 18 | ` 3 Thought for the day 1,097 cases pending against lawmakers before spl courts AGENCIES New Delhi The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that 1097 criminal cases are pending before 12 special courts against members of parliament and members of State legislatures in 11 states and a Union Territory . The Ministry of Law and Justice in an affidavit told the court that there are a dozen courts -- six sessions and five magistrate courts (in the case of Tamil Nadu, CENTRE TELLS SUPREME COURT the class of the court has not been indicated). As many as 1,233 criminal cases involving MPs and MLAs were transferred to these courts. Of these 1,233 cases, 136 have been disposed of and 1,097 are pending. The Centre's reply came in response to August 21 order of the top court seeking to know the number of special courts that have been set up following its December 14, 2017 order and the number of cases pending before these courts. DISPOSING CASES TWO SPECIAL COURTS are in Delhi and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. THESE COURTS, Centre told the court, would function within the territorial jurisdiction of the state they have been set up. IN REMAINING STATES where the cases against MP/MLAs are less than 65, the Centre has said these would be tried by regular courts in fast-track mode. Of the special courts, two are in Delhi, one each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. These courts, Centre told the court, would function within the territorial jurisdiction of the state they have been set up. Accused acquitted in 75% cases in state MISUSE OF SC/ST (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT SPURT IN SUCH CASES with every passing year NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal News Brief Telangana bus tragedy toll 57 HYDERABAD: An overcrowded state-run bus swerved off the road and hurtled down the hillside into a valley in Telangana's Jagtial district Tuesday, killing 57 people and wounding 20 others in one of the worst highway tragedies in the state, police said. The deceased included 36 women. NGO: Over 100 migrants drown off Libyan coast TRIPOLI: More than 100 migrants drowned when the precarious and overloaded vessel they were using in a bid to cross the Mediterranean from Libya sank last week before help reached them, French NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said in a report on Tuesday. Cong, TDP tie-up in Telangana HYDERABAD: The Congress, Chandrababu Naidu's TDP and the CPI have formed an alliance in Telangana, where assembly polls are expected to take place later this year. The leaders of the three parties met the Governor on Tuesday evening and demanded that the state be placed under the President's Rule. The amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which has led to nation-wide stir is also bothering the state government ahead of the assembly polls. It has come to fore that the acquittal rate in the cases filed under the Act has been more than 75 per cent. The special courts, set up for such cases, disposed 4940 cases in the year 2017. In all 1051 persons were convicted while 3698 were acquitted by the court. As far conviction rate in past years is concerned, as many as 4119 cases were registered under the act in year 2016 and court had sentenced 946 persons. While in 2015, of the 4240 cases filed, court convicted 1062 persons and in 2014, court had found 1200 persons guilty . In the year 4529 cases had reached court under the Act. The number of cases filed under the Act has been rising year by year. For atrocities on SCs, 3539 cases were registered in 2014, 3656 in 2015, 5025 in 2016 and 5962 cases last year. As far as cases of atrocities against STs are SC LEADER'S HEAD SKIN PEELED FOR WEARING TURBAN SHIVPURI: The skin of the head of a Scheduled Caste leader of the BSP was peeled off allegedly by some villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police said on Tuesday. Another leader of the BSP claimed that the victim, Sardar Singh Jatav, 45, was targeted for "wearing a turban". Police registered a case against three persons Tuesday and are investigating the matter. The trio allegedly called Jatav to the residence of one of the BJP TRYING TO CREATE CONFUSION: DIGVIJAYA ormer CM Digvijaya alleged that BJP was Fthe controversy said SinghSC/ST (Prevention of behind over the Atrocities) Act. He that BJP was projecting such issues to divert the attention of people from its failures. It is the Parliament which makes law on constitutional arrangements and it should be followed, he added. concerned, 1650 were registered in 2014, 1710 in 2016 and 2332 in 2017. In the past financial year, around Rs 85 crore were given to the victims under the SC/ST Act. Samanya Pichhda Evam Alpasankhyak Varg Adhikari Karmachari Sansthan (SPAAKS), patron, Hiralal Trivedi said the num- You can hack Aadhaar with software patch FP NEWS SERVICE New Delhi An investigation by HuffPost has revealed the existence of a software patch which can be used by any unauthorized person anywhere in the world to generate an Aadhaar ID. The patch is freely available for Rs 2,500, it is claimed. The UIDAI, however, has refuted the report, calling it "completely incorrect and irresponsible.’’ The revelation seemingly debunks the government claim that the Aadhaar accused, Surendra Gurjar, in Mahoba village, around 50 kilometres from here, on September 3 under some pretext and abused him there and then peeled off the skin of his head using a knife, a police official said. CONTD. ON P7 database is fully secure and its security features cannot be disabled. The easy availability and widespread use of the patch cannot only compromise the biometric and personal data of over a billion enrolled Indians but also have national security implications, it has been pointed out in the investigation. The patch allows a user to completely bypass the biometric authentication of enrolment operators. This enables the user to generate unique Aadhaar numbers independently. ber of cases saw a rise following the amendment in the Prevention of Atrocities Act in 2016. According to Trivedi, several people intentionally frame people to get financial help given under the Act. Trivedi said it was clear from the high acquittal rate that the Act was being misused. CONTD. ON P7 SC to magistrate: Pass appropriate order in case against Yogi AGENCIES New Delhi The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a magistrate in Uttar Pradesh to pass appropriate orders in accordance with law in a rioting case allegedly involving Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud disposed of a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court order dismissing a plea filed by one Rasheed Khan in the case. Even God's 'houses' default on tax ATUL GAUTAM Indore Temples, mosques and crematoria are major property tax defaulters. Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has sent letters to management of several shrines asking them to clear their outstanding property tax dues. “Property tax worth crores of rupees is pending against temples and mosques in the city Tax is . also pending on some crematoria. Only those shrines, which are run by trust pay tax,” said IMC revenue department incharge Suraj Kero. PENDING TAX IN 2016-17 DEPT/PROPERTY PENDING TAX Police department PWD Education department Other govt depts Rest Houses Hospitals Schools IMC buildings IMC departments Hostels State govt buildings Temples Mosques Crematoria Sulabh Complex TOTAL I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Rs 1,87,75,019 Rs 10,33,02,763 Rs 23,78,224 Rs 63,37,844 Rs 94,975 Rs 1,52,05,139 Rs 2,35,38,869 Rs 7,30,928 Rs 80,33,907 Rs 3,49,76,221 Rs 87,04,167 Rs 1,44,86,125 Rs 1,52,73,722 Rs 29,915 Rs 19 RS 25,18,67,837 As per information, tax dues worth Rs 3 crore are pending against shrines and crematoria located in municipal limit. “This amount is only for 2016-17. If pending amount of other fiscal years are also added, the dues won’t be less than Rs 20 crore,” said Kero. The IMC has also written letters to Indore Development Authority, police department, public works department and other state government departments to clear their outstanding property tax dues. Kero said government agencies do not pay property tax on time. CONTD. ON P7 In the remaining states where the cases against MP/MLAs are less than 65, the Centre has said these would be tried by regular courts in fast-track mode. On the requirement of additional courts, the Centre said that Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Patna and Calcutta high courts have said that there was no need for additional courts. The Bombay High Court has said it needs additional courts, but it has not indicated the number. The Del- hi High Court has left it to the government to take a call. The Madras High Court, Andhra Pradesh High Court (for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) and Allahabad High Court, the Centre said have not furnished any information. The top court by its December 2017 order had directed the Centre to set up special courts for trying criminal cases against lawmakers so that trial in these cases could conclude in a year. Media trial can’t be allowed; press needs to draw a line: SC Most NPAs originated in 2006-08, banks to blame: Raghuram Rajan NEW DELHI The press should "draw a line" and strike a balance as media trial of cases cannot be allowed, the Supreme Court said Tuesday while hearing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in which several women were allegedly raped and abused. The apex court, which was dealing with a plea challenging a Patna High Court order restraining the media from reporting on the investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, said the issue was not "simple". "It is not such a simple matter. The media goes to one complete extreme at a point." CONTD. ON P7 AGENCIES New Delhi Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that a big number of non-performing assetes (NPAs) originated in 2006-08 when India's economic growth was strong while some banks proved inadequate in making proper due diligence. Rajan was replying to a Parliamentary panel on NPA. Acknowledging corruption as a factor, he also said that though he had for- F BOMBSHELL: SENT HIGH-PROFILE FRAUD LIST TO PM'S OFFICE ormer RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said,”The RBI set up a fraud monitoring cell when I was Governor to coordinate the early reporting of fraud cases to the investigative agencies. I also sent a list of high profile cases to the PMO urging that we coordinate action to bring in at least one or two to book. I am not aware of progress on this front.” Unfortunately, he said, the system had been "singularly ineffective" in bringing even a single high profile fraudster to book. "As a result, fraud is not discouraged," Rajan said. warded some names for filsuch as power plants had ing cases against some been completed on time "high profile" bank fraudand within budget.” sters to Prime Minister “It is at such times that Narendra Modi, no action banks make mistakes. had been taken in the matThey extrapolate past ter. growth and performance “A larger number of bad to the future. So, they are loans originated in 2006-08 willing to accept higher when economic growth leverage in projects, and was strong, and previous less promoter equity,” he infrastructure projects said.