TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, NEW DELHI, `5.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) ● MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA NATIONAL LAW DAY JOURNALISM OF COURAGE CBI JUDGE’S DEATH IN 2014 CJI watching, PM seeks balance, limits Nothing suspicious, say 2 Bombay HC judges who were at hospital Cites Emergency to stress separation of roles; says ‘we are family’, after Law Minister, CJI engage over appointments ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed the need to ensure the balance between the Judiciary, Legislature and Executive, and urged the three organs to work together to fulfil the wishes of people while remaining within their limits. The PM’s remarks came soon after a passionate exchange between Union Law Minister Ravi ShankarPrasadandChief Justice of IndiaDipakMisraoverjudicial appointments, at a gathering of judges and advocates at a National Law Day event here Sunday. Deliveringthevaledictoryaddress, Modi said, “The balance between the Legislature, JudiciaryandExecutivehasbeen thebackboneof ourConstitution. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PM Modi with CJI Misra in New Delhi, Sunday. Renuka Puri No resolution on temple as VHP meet ends JOHNSON T A UDUPI, NOVEMBER 26 DESPITE INSISTING that a temple would be constructed at the Ramjanmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Hindu religious leaders assembled in Udupi for the last three days for a Dharam SansadorganisedbytheVHPdid not pass any resolution setting a deadline for the same. “Only a temple will be built at the site and not a mosque,” VHP working president Praveen Togadia told a public gathering on Sunday, at the end of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SPORT Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Amitabh Bachchan with families of victims of the 26/11 terror attack at the Stories of Strength event at Gateway of India Sunday. Nirmal Harindran At 26/11 memorial, Fadnavis calls for unity, Bachchan says don’t vilify the foe EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 26 FROM 26 children who shared their pain dealing with life without their closest ones, to survivors who still remember the night of 26/11 clearly, to police and defence personnel who spent long hours in rescue during the three-day long siege. Against the backdrop of the Gateway of India and Arabian Sea, nine years after the Talks don’t mean a halt in operations: Kashmir Corps Commander SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 LAYING TO rest speculation that counter-terrorismoperationsby security forces may be put on hold following the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as a special representative to hold talks on Kashmir, Lt General J S Sandhu, the GOC of Srinagarbased15Corps,hassaidthat“dialogue and operations will continue concurrently”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY November 26, 2008, terror attack killed 166 people in Mumbai, families of over 52 victims, police personnel and survivors gathered on Sunday to share stories of how they coped withtheirlossandfacedtheirfuture in a memorial organised by the Indian Express Group along with Facebook. “Morethan70percentof our nationismoderate.Andasmoderates,wemustrecognisethatto vilify a foe is no victory at all, to understand a foe is the first act of strength in resistance. To understandafoe,onemustfirstunderstand ourselves... To understand ourselves, we can only do so together,” said Amitabh Bachchan, one of the guests at the event, invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha. Apart from Bachchan, the memorial was attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, singer Amit Trivedi, and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Naval Command ViceAdmiral Girish Luthra, among several IAS and IPS officers. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● 5 BOXING GOLD FOR INDIA, P 22 Crucial claims in Caravan report — ECG not working, judge virtually abandoned after death, body sent home unescorted — contradict records investigated by The Indian Express His family distraught: ‘Can never get past grief’ VIVEK DESHPANDE & MAYURA JANWALKAR NAGPUR, LATUR, NOV 26 DELHI CHIEF Minister Arvind Kejriwal, leaders of the Congress and CPM, and former Delhi High Court Chief Justice A P Shah have called for a probe into the 2014 death of the CBI Special Judge in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Their call follows a report in Caravan magazine last week that quotes a sister of the judge and his father suggesting foul play and a cover-up in the death of judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya. Loya,48,recordsshow,diedof a heart attack in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, a day after he attendedtheweddingandreception of the daughter of fellow judgeSwapnaJoshi,whoisnowa judge in the Bombay High Court. In the light of the report in Caravan, The Indian Express reconstructed the sequence of events by checking official hospital records, re-visiting eyewitnesses in Nagpur, Latur and Mumbai, including members of Loya’s family. It also spoke to doctorsattendingonLoya,police officialsandtwosittingjudgesof the Bombay High Court who were there at the hospital when Loya died. The investigation revealed thatcrucialclaimsintheCaravan MAYURA JANWALKAR LATUR, NOVEMBER 26 (Top) The hospital in Nagpur where an ECG was conducted; (above) Justice Bhushan Gavai (left) and Justice Sunil Shukre: ‘were with Justice Loya in hospital at the time of his death’ report — that “the ECG was not working”, that someone unknown to the family picked up the body, that the judge was virtually abandoned after his death and that his body was sent to his village home unescorted — are not supported by evidence on the ground, including official records. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THREE YEARS after the death of judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya in Nagpur, his family members in Latur are still struggling to come to terms with their loss. While some of them have raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his death, of a heart attack at the age of 48, others told The Justice Loya Indian Express they have nothing to say except share their sorrow. InLatur’sPadmaNagar,Padma Randad,theyoungestofLoya’ssix sisters,said,“Wecannevergetpast the grief of losing my brother. We don’t want to get into anything else.” Asked about claims made by her sister Anuradha CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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