LATE CITY, 18+4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, PUNE, ` 4.00 TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM AN EXPRESS INVESTIGATION Chhattisgarh Minister’s wife buys state forest land to build a resort, his dept says we can do nothing BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Trading continues with Chinese, say residents of Kupup in Sikkim. 60 km east of Gangtok, it is one of the villages closest to the standoff point. Partha Paul PLA SPOKESMAN SPEAKS ON STANDOFF AT TRIJUNCTION PUNE I-T searches on Bhosale, kin for offshore transaction KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MUMBAI, JULY 24 THEINVESTIGATIONwingof the Income Tax (I-T) department is probing multiple offshore transactions of Pune-based realtor Avinash Bhosale in Mauritius, British Virgin Island and Dubai in the last five years, said sources familiar with the development. TheI-TsearchonBhosaleand his son-in-law Vishwajeet Kadam, which began on July 21, continued for the fourth day on CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Havetakenmeasures,pulloutorwe step up deployment: China’s army As Doval heads to BRICS NSAs meet, Delhi says both sides must back down APURVA & SHUBHAJIT ROY BEIJING, NEW DELHI, JULY 24 RATCHETINGUPtherhetoricasit urgedIndiato“abandonimpractical illusions”, the Chinese Ministry of Defence Monday warned that it would step up troopdeploymentandtrainingat the China-India border if Indian troops were not withdrawn immediately from the trijunction pointinBhutanwheretheyhave beenfacingoff withtroopsof the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for more than a month now. While there was no official response to Beijing’s latest statements, New Delhi maintained that the matter can be resolved peacefully if both sides withdraw their troops and have a bilateral conversation. “The External Affairs Minister’s statement in Parliament clearly states our position.Wearelookingforapeaceful resolution, there cannot be any unilateral withdrawal,” a government source said. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) too reiterated the demand for withdrawal CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Next to flashpoint, home tension bigger headache than China chill ESHA ROY KUPUP (SIKKIM), JULY 24 JUST OVER 60 km east of Gangtok and 13,025 feet above sea level, lies the hamlet of Kupup. With a population of about550,Kupupstandscloseto the trijunction, tucked in between the mountains of the eastern Himalayas where India, China and Bhutan meet. South of Kupup lies the popular Elephant Lake, its tail pointingtowardsthevillageanditstapering trunk towards the Dolam plateau, barely 5 km in a straight On way to Kupup. Partha Paul line on the other side of the raindrenched hills. Located near Nathulaat14,400feet,this89sqkm pasture land, to which Bhutanese shepherds take their yaks for grazing, has been at the CONTINUEDONPAGE2 (Left) Home of Vishnu Sahu who donated his land to govt and then sold it; resort entrance DIPANKAR GHOSE RAIPUR, JULY 24 RAISING QUESTIONS of proprietyandconflictof interest,Sarita Agrawal, wife of Chhattisgarh Minister and BJP leader Brijmohan Agrawal, acquired 4.12 hectares of forest land which was owned by the government and is now, along with her son, building a resort on it. The purchase, in September 2009,wasred-flaggedbyseveral officialsof theRamanSinghgovernment, as recently as June 30 this year, but her husband's Ministry put down in writing that "it's not possible to take any action in the matter," an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed. Brijmohan Agrawal has been MLA of Raipur South since 1990 and is currently Minister for CHORUS: ‘NOT AWARE... WILL LOOK INTO IT’ anything.” BRIJESH MISHRA, COMMISSIONER, RAIPUR: “This is the first Multiple calls, and text messages to Brijmohan Agrawal and his wife Sarita Agrawal went unanswered. The Indian Express contacted: ABHISHEK AGRAWAL (Son) : “I don't know the case of which you are speaking. I cannot tell you Agriculture, Water Resources and Religious Trusts and Endowments. When his wife time I am hearing of the case. I will look into it. If any action is needed, it will be taken as per law.” G S MISHRA, SECRETARY, WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT: “Revenue records should be kept up to date but sometimes the mutation doesn't happen. Please give me details and I will look into the case.” boughttheland,hewasMinister for School Education, Public CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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