FP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms VOL. 13 NO. 150 | BHOPAL | SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 12, 2023 | PAGES 18 r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; `4 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE QUALITY AT VALUE / WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN T Four men linked to ISIS Aligarh module arrested LUCKNOW News Brief PMLA: 3 'associates' of Amanatullah held NEW DELHI: Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested three alleged associates of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on Saturday in connection with a money-laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the recruitment of staff for the Delhi Waqf Board, official sources said. The agency had last month raided the premises of the 49-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator who represents the Okhla constituency in the Delhi Assembly. Imran's wife may be held in corruption case ISLAMABAD: Bushra Bibi, wife of jailed former prime minister Imran Khan, may find herself in serious trouble in the near future, including being jailed in an alleged corruption case, a media report said on Saturday. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is crosschecking certain pieces of "evidence" pertaining to some financial transactions that Bushra Bibi allegedly received, The News International newspaper reported. Committee to empower Madigas, says PM HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Centre would soon form a committee which would adopt all possible ways for empowering Madigas (a SC community) with regard to their demand of categorisation of SC. He was speaking at a rally organised here by the Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS), a community organisation of Madigas, one of the biggest constituents of Scheduled Castes in Telugu states, which fights for the categorisation of SCs. Spurious liquor toll reaches 18 YAMUNANAGAR : With the death of six more people, the death toll in a suspected case of poisoning due to the consumption of spurious liquor has jumped to 18 in Haryana, officials said on Saturday. Six deaths were reported in Yamunanagar in the last 24 hours where earlier 10 people had died after having the suspicious liquor while two died in Ambala. Yamunanagar ASP Himadree Kaushik on Saturday said, "On the basis of information which we have, 16 people have died in the district so far." HOLIDAY NOTICE The office and press of FREE PRESS will remain closed on the occasion of Diwali on Nov 12. Therefore there will be no edition on Nov 13. Readers can keep abreast with happenings from across the globe on www.freepressjournal.in and on Free Press App. e-paper too will be available. The Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested four people allegedly linked to the Aligarh module of ISIS, it said on Saturday . The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested Rakib Imam Ansari, a 29-year-old BTech and MTech graduate from Aligarh Muslim University from Aligarh on Friday, it said in a release. The ATS nabbed Naved Siddiqui (23), who was pur- suing BSc from Aligarh Muslim University; Mohd Noman (27), a BA (Honours) from the university; and 23-year-old Mohd Nazim, a graduate; from Sambhal on Saturday . Banned ISIS literature, mobile phones and pen drives were seized from the arrested accused, the ATS added. The accused were allegedly linked to the banned terror outfit ISIS and working to overthrow the elected government through "vio- hey were mentally and physically preparing people for "terror jihad" and planned to carry out a major action in the country lent terror jihad" and establish 'Sharia'. The accused were distributing ISIS-related literature for the purpose among like-minded people and associating them with the terror group, the release stated. They were mentally and physically preparing people for "terror jihad" through online platforms and planned to carry out a major action in the state and the country, it added. The four accused came in contact with each other during meetings of the Students of Aligarh Muslim University -- a students' union -- and were trying to connect new people with ISIS under its garb. Earlier this month, Additional Director General of Police (ATS) Mohit Aggarwal said the unit had received a tip-off that some radicalised people, influenced by ISIS, were in- BJP PRESIDENT JP NADDA RELEASES MANIFESTO BJP promises wheat MSP at Rs 2700, free edu to poor Party also promises LPG cylinder at Rs 450, 100 units of electricity for Rs 100 for each household The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its manifesto for the state assembly elections. The BJP made many lucrative promises to all sections of society in its manifesto christened as "Sankalp Patra 2023". The party has promised to purchase wheat at Rs 2,700 per quintal (including MSP along with bonus). Likewise, paddy will be purchased at Rs 3,100 per quintal. Moreover, elderly people and divyang will get a pension of Rs 1,500 per month and free education up to class 12 will be provided to poor children. BJP national President JP Nadda released the manifesto at Kushabhau Thakre International Convention Centre in Bhopal. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP state president VD Sharma, Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Faggan Singh Kulaste were present. CONTD. ON P9 3 Bangla tourists killed in house boat fire on Dal Lake Polygamy ban, live-in regn in U'khand Civil Code draft NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand government plans to hold a special session of the assembly soon to table the Uniform Civil Code draft, sources said. The draft was prepared earlier this year by a committee set up by CM Pushkar Singh Dhami. The committee worked with a cross-section of citizens and spoke to more than 2 lakh people and key stakeholders. UCC refers to a common set of laws that are applica- MAJOR TAKEAWAYS n Wheat will be purchased at Rs 2,700 per quintal, paddy at Rs 3,100 per quintal. n Free ration to poor. n 1.31 crore Ladli Behnas to get housing facility. n No one to remain without roof, CM Jan Awas Yojana will be implemented along with PMAY. n Free education to all poor children up to class 12. n One member from each family will get employment or self-employment opportunity. n Tendu patta collection will be done at the rate of Rs 4,000 per sack. n Gas cylinder will be provided at Rs 450 to beneficiaries of Ujjawala Yojana and Ladli Behna Yojana ble to all the citizens of India and is not based on religion in dealing with marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption, among other personal matters. In the draft bill that Uttarakhand will present in the assembly, the government seeks a complete ban on polygamy, sources said. There is a also a provision for live-in couples to register their relationship. Sources also said that the bill, if cleared, will instate equal inheritance rights for both the son and daughter. A UCC for Uttarakhand was one of the major poll promises made by the BJP in the run-up to the state assembly elections held last year. After being voted to power for a second consecutive term, Dhami gave his nod to setting up a committee headed by retired SCJudge Ranjana Prakash Desai to draft the UCC at the very first cabinet meeting headed by him. ENGLAND BT PAK BY 93 RUNS England bowler David Willey with teammate celebrates the wicket of Pakistani batter Abdullah Shafique during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match between England and Pakistan, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Saturday, Kukur Tihar: People in Siliguri worship dogs SILIGURI Animal lovers celebrated the "Kukur Tihar" or Kukur Puja festival at a street dog rescue centre in Siliguri on Saturday afternoon to honour the man's best friends, dogs. Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja literally means the worship of dogs. This festival is celebrated during Diwali, the festival of lights. During Kukur Tihar, people offer prayers and honour dogs, not just pets but also strays. The canines are garlanded, tikkas applied on their foreheads and plentiful food volved in anti-national activities and forming a jihadi group of like-minded people on the directives of their handlers. They were planning to carry out a major attack in Uttar Pradesh, he had said. The police later arrested Abdullah Arsalan, Maaz bin Tariq and Waziudin, who were also allegedly linked to ISIS. Information about the four accused arrested on Friday and Saturday was received while interrogating the trio. Modi stopped infiltration, abrogated Art 370: Shah Blames Cong for stopping welfare schemes, including 'Teerth Darshan Yojana' in MP FP NEWS SERVICE Badnawar/ Dhar OUR STAFF REPORTER email@example.com SRINAGAR: Three tourists from Bangladesh were charred to death in a major blaze in a houseboat on the famous Dal Lake on Saturday officials here said. , The tourists' bodies were retrieved from the debris of the gutted houseboats near ghat nine on the lake, a popular attraction for people visiting Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital, the officials said. A police spokesman said the three tourists who lost their lives are Anindaya Kowshal, Mohammad Moinud and a third person identified as one Das Gupta -- all from Bangladesh. They were staying on the houseboat Safeena, which was gutted in the blaze. Lt Governor Manoj Sinha condoled the deaths. Eight people were rescued through collaborative efforts of the Srinagar Police, State Disaster Response Force, Tourist Police, Fire and Emergency Services, and locals, the police spokesman said. Police said an investigation into the incident has been initiated and a report filed at RM Bagh police station. CONTD. ON P9 r RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 The festival is dedicated to dogs who are regarded as the guardian and messenger of 'Yama', who is the lord of death is offered to them. The festival is dedicated to dogs who are regarded as the guardian and messenger of 'Yama', who is the lord of death. Animal helpline, a renowned animal lovers organisation of Siliguri celebrated the day with great enthusiasm. In the morning the mem- bers of the voluntary organisation bathed around a hundred streetrescued dogs and worshipped them. They also cooked special food for them following the festival of Kukur Tihar. Priya Rudra, founder of animal helpline, Siliguri said, "It's a very special day for us like Durga Puja and Kali Puja. During the day, we tried to give special attention to them. We worship them and serve special dishes. It's a very important day for us because there are so many festivals for human beings, but nothing for animals. A day like Kukur Tihar tells us that animals are also an important part of our society. People should love and respect them. During the Diwali festival people like to burst crackers which are very disturbing for the animals. So they should be concerned if animal-like dogs are very much near to them during the time of bursting crackers." Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that only the Narendra Modi's government had the courage to stop infiltrators. The Congress and leaders of INDIA were lacking in it. "Modi ji has done the job of stopping infiltration into the country and it is not possible for the Congress and INDIA bloc leaders to do so. Whether infiltrators should be stopped or not," he asked people while addressing at Manawar in Dhar district ahead of the Nov 17 Assembly elections. It was the Modi government that abrogated Article Govt sends proposal for raising 4% DA of state employees OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL The government has sent proposal for 4% hike in 1. Dearness Allowances (DA) of employees and pensioners to the Election Commission. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted on Saturday that proposal for raising DA on the occasion of Diwali was sent to the EC. According to the proposal, the MP government employees' DA will be on a par with their counterparts of the Central government, he tweeted. At present, Madhya Pradesh government employees are getting 42% DA, but it will be increased. This will benefit 7.5 lakh employees of the MP government. The state government can implement the proposal only after the Election Commissionj's approval, because the Model Code of Conduct is in force. 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that it would lead to a bloodbath but nothing happened, Shah said. The home minister hit out at the Congress for what he called destroying the culture of the country and said it was the Modi government which nurtured and prevented it. Shah also blamed the Congress in the state for stopping several welfare schemes, including 'Teerth Darshan Yojana', during its 15-month rule post 2018 elections. Urging people to vote for the BJP, he said that this time people would celebrate three Diwalis first, on Sunday; second on December 3, when results of the assembly polls would be announced; and the third, on January 22, when the consecration of Lord Ram would take place in Ayodhya. I am alive: UP boy attends SC hearing of his murder case ONLINE REPORT/ PILBHIT An 11-year-old boy appeared before a Supreme Court bench today to convince them that he is alive and that the murder case involving him is a fake one. The case started when the boy's father falsely accused his grandfather and uncles of killing him. The murder case was registered by police in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit. The boy, Abhay Singh, has since then knocked on several doors to have the case closed and prove that he is alive. He also appeared before an Allahabad High Court bench, but his petition was dismissed, which in turn forced him to approach the Supreme Court. On Friday, he stood before a division bench of the Supreme Court and said "I am alive". Taking note of the matter, the court has sought reports from the Uttar Pradesh government, the Pilibhit Superintendent of Police, and the station house officer at the Neuria police station. The court has also directed authorities to not take any coercive steps against the boy and his grandfather till further orders. Abhay said, "I am safe and staying with my grandparents. The police keep coming to our house and threatens my grandparents. I want to continue staying with them, and hence want the case to be closed." The boy's lawyer, Kuldeep Jauhari, said the boy had been living with his maternal grandfather since 2013 as his father used to beat his mother and demand more dowry . After the mother died, the boy's grandfather filed a case against the father. In a tit-for-tat case, he accused them of murdering Abhay . DAUSA RAPE: ACCUSED S-I SUSPENDED AGENCIES Dausa The sub-inspector, who was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, has been suspended, police informed on Saturday . Dausa SP Vandita Rana confirmed the suspension of the accused sub-inspector. "After recording the statement of the accused, he will be produced before the district court," the SP said, adding, "We have also recorded 164 statements of the victim and she is being sent for counselling." Speaking to ANI on Saturday, the SP said Additional SP Surya is leading the investigation into the case. A case was registered un- Further action will be taken once a misconduct report of the accused S-I is sent to IGP, the SP said der the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act), IPC Section 376 and the POCSO Act, police said. "Further action will be taken once a misconduct report of the accused subinspector is sent to IG police," the SP said. Earlier, on Saturday, the ASP Dausa Bajrang Singh informed about the incident, adding that the accused sub-inspector was identified as Bhupendra. Meanwhile, taking cognisance of the arrest of a police officer for the alleged rape on a minor in Dausa, the chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Priyank Kanoongo on Saturday said a notice was being issued to the Rajasthan govt in the matter. The NCPCR chairperson said, "We have taken due cognisance of the incident and are in the process of issuing a notice to the Rajasthan government in the matter. We are taking action as per the preliminary information that we have received about the incident. It is also important to ensure the safety and security of the victim and her kin in light of this incident.