FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 161 | BHOPAL | TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 22, 2022 | PAGES 16 Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE QUAKE SHAKES JAVA ISLAND: 162 KILLED WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN FOR 24X7 UPDATES News Brief BJP rally in Kolkata demanding Akhil Giri's arrest KOLKATA: BJP activists demonstrated in the heart of the city on Monday demanding the arrest of West Bengal minister of State for Correctional Homes Akhil Giri and his disqualification from the Assembly for his controversial comments on President Droupadi Murmu. BJP activists led by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and senior party legislator Agnimitra Paul walked about 2 km from College Square to the Y Channel in Esplanade area, in the heart of city. Farooq to join Bharat Jodo Yatra in J-K JAMMU: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah will join the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi when it reaches Jammu and Kashmir, a spokesperson of the All Parties United Morcha said on Monday. The organisation called on Abdullah and discussed the need to further strengthen coordination among opposition parties to defeat the designs of "communal and divisive forces'', a spokesperson said. Jagan calls Naidu jilted power lover NARASAPURAM: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday dubbed the Leader of Opposition and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu a jilted power lover and alleged the latter was threatening people by saying that the 2024 election would be his last if not elected to power. Leaked videos: Court to hear Jain's plea NEW DELHI: A Delhi court will hear on Tuesday a plea moved by jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain seeking contempt proceedings against the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly leaking CCTV footage of his prison cell to media. The matter, which was scheduled to come up for a hearing on Monday, was adjourned for Tuesday since the judge was on leave. RSP emerging as dark horse in Nepal elections KATHMANDU : The Rastriya Swatantra Party, floated by a former television personality, has emerged as the dark horse in the Nepal elections, coming third behind heavyweights like the Nepali Congress and the CPNUML, and leading in seven constituencies. CIANJUR (Indonesia): A strong, shallow earthquake toppled buildings and walls on Indonesia's densely-populated main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 162 and injuring 700 injured as people fled into the street, some covered in blood and debris. Officials were gathering information on the toll of those injured and killed by the quake in the remote area. Emergency workers treated the injured on stretchers and blankets outside hospitals, on terraces and in Cong to challenge premature release of Rajiv Gandhi killers OUR BUREAU NEW DELHI The Congress is moving the Supreme Court, challenging its decision on November 11 to set free all six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination in 1991 on the ground that it had not acted in "consonance with the spirit of India." The Bench of Justices B R Gavai and B V Nagarathna released Nalini Sriharan, her Sri Lankan husband Mu. rugan, Robert Pais, R.P Ravichandran, Santhan and Jaikumar, noting that they had been jailed for over 30 years. It followed a direction in May to set free A G Perarivalan, another life-term convict in the cases.Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh, in-charge of communications, told reporters here on Monday that the supreme court's decision to free former PM Rajiv Gandhi's remaining killers is unacceptable and completely erroneous as it is wholly untenable. CONTD. ON P6 NITENDRA SHARMA Bhopal State Congress president Kamal Nath has begun to set the chess board for the assembly elections a year in advance. He has also given green signal to the strong candidates and asked them to pull out all the stops for the next assembly elections. He has also decided the names of candidates for 80 seats, so that they may get enough time to make a strategy for the elections. Not only that, Nath has already conducted a survey for all the assembly seats. He has also analysed the performance of the present legislators of the party After the . survey the legislators who , have been found winnable, are being given green signal for the 2023 assembly elections. CONTD. ON P6 DEAL AT COP27 THE ONLY SAVING GRACE THE NAME GAME UNVEILED Pg-15 parking lots in the Cianjur region, about three hours drive from the capital, Java. The injured, including children, were given oxygen masks and IV lines and were being resuscitated. "I fainted. It was very strong," said Hasan, a construction worker who, like many Indonesians, uses one name. "I saw my friends running to escape from the building. But it was too late to get out and I was hit by the wall." Residents, some crying and holding children, fled damaged homes after the magnitude 5.6 quake shook the MLA Singhar booked on rape charges A man stands beside damaged houses following an earthquake in Cianjur on Monday. COMPLAINT FILED by woman living with the Cong MLA as 'wife' FIR against JAYS leader for sexual exploitation FP NEWS SERVICE Dhar/Bhopal Police have registered a case against Congress MLA and former cabinet minister Umang Singhar on charges of raping and assaulting a 38-year-old woman, who claimed to be living with him as his 'wife', a senior official said on . Monday The case was lodged on Sunday evening at Naugaon police station in Dhar city following a complaint by the woman who claimed that he sexually assaulted her, Dhar's SP Aditya Pratap Singh said. The 48-year-old Singhar, represents Gandhwani seat and is also the Congress's national secretary He was . the forest minister of the state under former chief minister Kamal Nath. SP Singh Singh said that a Cong's Kamal Niti: 80 get green light for tickets a year ahead CONG IS GETTING READY FOR ASSEMBLY POLLS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PCC PRESIDENT EDIT MLAs who got green signal Rakesh Mavai, Govind Singh, Mewaram Jatav, Satish Sikarwar, Ajab Singh Kushwah, Praveen Pathak, Lakhan Singh Yadav, Suresh Raje, Ghanshyam Singh, KP Singh, Lakshman Singh, Jayvardhan Singh, Gopal Singh, Harsh Yadav, Vikram Singh, Alok Chartuvedi, Kalpana Verma, Nilanshu Chaturvedi, Kamaleshwar Patel, Sunil Sarraf, Tarun Bhanot, Vinay Saxena, Lakhan Ghanghoria, Sukhdev Panse, PC Sharma, Arif Masood, Omkar Singh Markam, Hina Kamre, Jitu Patwari, Sanjay Shukla, Yogendra Singh, NP Prajapati, Sanjay Sharma, Nilay Daga, Shashank Bharvava, Vijay Choure, Kamlesh Shah, Sunil Uke, Priyavrat Singh, Vipin Wankhede, Hukum Singh Karada, Kunal Choudhary, Vijay Lakshmi Sadho, Sajjan Singh Verma, Bala Bachchan, Pratap Grewal, Panchilal Medha, Mahesh Parmar, Ramlal Malviya and Dileep Gurjar. All these legislators have been told to pull the things together. the leaders who have been given indication for the polls Ajay Singh, Manoj Shukla, Swapnil Kothari, Vikrant Bhuria, Ramesh Saxena, Rajnish Singh. case was registered against Singhar under Indian Penal Code Sections 498-A (domestic violence), 377 (Unnatural offences), 376 (2) (n) (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 294 (obscene act), and 506 (criminal intimidation). Further legal steps were being taken, he added. Earlier, Singhar had made headlines when an abetment to suicide case was filed against him after a woman allegedly died by suicide at his residence in Bhopal. A case was registered against him under IPC Section 306 for abetment to suicide. CONTD. ON P6 CASE AGAINST ME POLITICALLY MOTIVATED: SINGHAR See Dist page FP NEWS SERVICE Ratlam/ Sailana A 29-year-old woman from a tribal-dominated village in Sailana tehsil of Ratlam district lodged a complaint against JAYS leader Kamleshwar Dodiyar accusing him of exploiting her sexually on the pretext of marriage. She recorded her statement at Ratlam SP's office on Monday and based on that, police registered an FIR against Dodiyar, confirmed ASP Sunil Patidar. In her statement, she claimed that the JAYS leader sexually exploited her for 4 years on the pretext of marriage, but recently he decided to marry another girl. The complainant also claimed that Dodiyar used to visit her place in an inebriated condition and used to exploit her. He also socially humiliated her by circulating her pictures on social media. `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 26.20c. 12.10c Sunrise : 06.43 Sunset : 05.42 region in West Java province in the late afternoon, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). It also caused panic in the greater Jakarta area, where high-rises swayed and some people evacuated. Rescue teams and civilians in Cianjur were looking for people buried in collapsed brick homes. In many homes, chunks of concrete and roof tiles fell inside bedrooms. Shopkeeper Dewi Risma was working with customers when the quake hit, and she ran for the exit. CONTD. ON P6 IPS officer Sharma: HC orders reinstatement OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org Jabalpur High Court orhas dered to reinstate the services of suspended senior IPS officer Purshottam Sharma, whose video went viral on social media in which he was allegedly seen manhandling his wife, two years back. The HC has dismissed the state government petition filed against the order given by CAT Jabalpur and now the government have to reinstate the suspended special director general Purshottam Sharma, the officials said on Monday . Defence counsel advocate Manoj Sharma told Free Press that the IPS officer was suspended on the government order given on Sept 29, 2020. The govt had suspended the officer because a video went viral on social media. CONTD. ON P6 Shivraj yet to reveal new CS's name, Suleman ahead of others Present chief secy is not keen on getting extension OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL Only nine days are left for the retirement of chief secretary Iqbal Singh Bains. Nevertheless, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has yet to open his cards about the name of the new . chief secretary As Bains does not seem to be keen on getting an extension, there are possibilities that a new CS will be appointed. After the retirement of the 1985-batch officer Bains, the next seniormost officer, Shailendra Singh, a 1987-batch officer, will retire next month. The chances of the 1988batch officer Veera Rana getting the post are slim and another aspirant for the post Anurag Jain is on deputation at the Centre. Against this backdrop, the 1989-batch officer Md Suleman is ahead of others in the race for the post. In the corridors of power, the name of Suleman and that of Jain have been in discussion for the past few days. Should the state government want to appoint , Jain as the chief secy they have to call him back from the Centre. The state government has yet to take an initiative for that. Besides the Central government is keeping mum over Jain's return to the state. There are speculations that Jain will remain in Delhi. The chances of Suleman becoming the CS look brighter than others. The Assembly elections will be held next year. Both Suleman and Jain are close to Chief minister Chouhan. Therefore, in an election year, the CM has to see who will be more favourable. All said and done, Suleman seems to be ahead of others in the race for the soughtafter post. SC terms Morbi bridge collapse as an ‘enormous tragedy’, asks Gujarat HC to periodically monitor probe Mangaluru auto blast accused inspired by global terror outfit Terming as an “enormous tragedy” the Morbi bridge collapse that claimed 141 lives, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Gujarat High Court to periodically monitor the probe and other aspects including rehabilitation and award of “dignified” compensation to the victims. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli also turned down the submissions that a Commission of Inquiry be appointed to ensure that incidents like the Morbi collapse do not happen again. “Sometimes, the Commission would just put the issue to the back burner. Sometimes, it is good for the judges to take charge of the proceedings. We would have done it ourselves but now the High Court Chief Justice is dealing with it,” it said. “It is an enormous tragedy and this will require a weekly monitoring to see award of contract, credentials of party awarded the contract, attribution of responsibility for those guilty . CONTD. ON P6 Police MANGALURU: found materials that go into making bomb from the rented house in Mysuru of Mangaluru autorickshaw blast accused Mohammed Shariq, who was "influenced and inspired" by a global terrorist organisation, a senior police officer said on Monday . Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Alok Kumar said the police are trying to find out the 24-year old's links with people outside Karnataka. "His handler was Abdul Mateen Taha from Suddaguntepalya (in Bengaluru) on whom the National Investigation Agency has announced a reward of Rs five lakh," the ADGP said. Shariq was "influenced and inspired" by a (terrorist) organisation with global presence, Kumar said. Shariq, hailing from Thirthahalli in Shivamogga district, was travelling in an autorickshaw with a pressure cooker fitted with detonator, wires and batteries, when it exploded on the outskirts of Mangaluru on Saturday. CONTD. ON P6 Bomb-making materials seized from his house AGENCIES New Delhi England beat Iran 6-2 England started their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with 6-2 win over Iran. A brace from Bukayo Saka and strikes by Jude Bellingham and Sterling, Rashford and Jack Grealish helped them complete the rout. Within 6 hrs of Rs 1.2 cr loot, Gwalior police nab 2 accused OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal/Gwalior Within six hours of Rs 1.20 crore robbery Inderganj po, lice of Gwalior arrested two accused and recovered the looted sum on Monday . One of the accused is a driver of the trading company and the other a robber. A 315-bore country made revolver has been confiscated from the accused. The police said that after the daylight loot of Rs 1.20 crore from the clerk of Harendra Trading Company, three teams were formed to nab the accused. All CCTV cameras close to the incident site were checked and the technical team was activated. During the course of investigation, the statements of the trading company driver were found to be suspicious. When the driver was grilled, he accepted of committing the incident with the help of two accomplices. On the basis of input provided by the driver, a hunt was launched to search the accused. One of the accused was held from Maharajpura village and from his possession, looted money carton and country made revolver were recovered. CONTD. ON P6 NASA capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit Gehlot minister bats for Pilot as CM CAPE CANAVERAL NASA's Orion capsule reached the moon on Monday, whipping around the back side and passing within 80 miles (128 km) on its way to a record-breaking lunar orbit. The close approach occurred as the crew capsule and its three test dummies were on the far side of the moon. Because of the half-hour communication blackout, flight controllers in Houston did not know if the critical engine firing went well until the capsule emerged from behind the moon, more than 375,000 km from Earth. It's the first The moon time a capsule loomed ever has visited the larger in the moon since video beamed NASA's Apollo back earlier programme 50 in the mornyears ago, and ing, as the represented a capsule closed huge milestone the final few in the $4.1 billion thousand test flight that be- This handout image from NASA released miles since gan last Wednes- on Monday shows view of the spacecraft, blasting off day Orion's flight the Earth and the Moon captured by a . last Wednesday path took it over camera on Orions solar array wing. from Florida's the landing sites Kennedy Space of Apollo 11, 12 and 14 — humaniCentre, atop the most powerful ty's first three lunar touchdowns. rocket ever built by NASA. “This is one of those days that you've been thinking about and talking about for a long, long time,” flight director Zeb Scoville said while awaiting to resume contact. As the capsule swung out from behind the moon, onboard cameras sent back a picture of Earth — a blue dot surrounded by blackness Orion needed to slingshot around the moon to pick up enough speed to enter the sweeping, lopsided lunar orbit. If all continues to go well, another engine firing will place the capsule in that orbit Friday . CONTD. ON P6 OUR BUREAU Jaipur Amidst the ongoing political conflict of Rajasthan Congress, minister of Ashok Gehlot cabinet Hemaram Chaudhary has demanded to give responsibility to Sachin Pilot. ‘Sachin Pilot revived the party while in opposition. It was because of him that the party came to power. Seeing the hard work put in by him, he should be given responsibility said Hemaram , to the media. Hemaram Chaudhary is a strong supporter of Sachin Pilot and is one of those leaders who went with Pilot to Manesar during the political conflict of July 2020. He was inducted in the cabinet during the cabinet expansion of November 2021. He said that there is a feeling of uncertainty among the Congress workers. The high command should take immediate action against the three leaders responsi- ble for the September 25 incident. The party has suffered severally due to this incident. Hemaram said that the incident of boycotting the Congress Legislature Party meeting happened in the presence of party president Mallikarjun Kharge but the party has not taken any decision on this till now. ‘The Bharat Jodo Yatra should not be affected, so a decision on this should be taken at the earliest,’ said Hemaram.