TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22+4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, CHANDIGARH, `3.00 ● WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DECISION 2018 NAGALAND TERROR FUNDING In poll time, a probe twist: NIA summons CM’s staff DEEPTIMAN TIWARY & DIPANKAR GHOSE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 13 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 13 THEIDEASPAGE Why the roll call isn’t so innocent The move to impose student attendance at JNU is symptomatic of a larger administrative malaise THE NATIONAL Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Officer on Special Duty to Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliangandtwoof hisofficestaff for questioning in connection with a case of alleged terror funding. The case pertains to alleged extortion by groups such as NSCN (K), NSCN (IM) and Naga National Council from at least 14 government departments. Coming days ahead of the elections in Nagaland, which Naga groups had asked political parties to boycott unless the peace accord is signed, this development has set off a political firestorm. Incidentally, Zeliang took over as CM from Neiphiu Rio whenbothwereintheNagaland People’s Front (NPF), after the latter went to the Lok Sabha as an MP from Nagaland in 2014. TheBJPhadbeeninalliancewith the NPF for almost 15 years. The BJP and the NPF are the ruling coalition in the state with two BJP ministers still part of the Cabinet. In-fighting within the NPF meant that Rio broke away and formed the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).TheBJP,too,endeditsalliance with NPF last week and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FAREWELL Mehbooba Mufti pays tribute to Army personnel killed in the Sunjuwan attack, in Jammu. PTI Capt to receive Trudeau in Amritsar, accompany him to Golden Temple SGPC wants Sukhbir, Harsimrat in its delegation to welcome Canadian PM KANCHANVASDEV& KAMALDEEPSINGHBRAR CHANDIGARH,AMRITSAR, FEBRUARY13 PUNJAB CHIEF Minister Amarinder Singh will receive Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Amritsar and accompany him to the Golden Temple during his forthcoming visit to India, sources close to the CM revealedonTuesday. “He will go to Amritsar to receive him and will also accompany him to the Golden Temple. We are, however, yet to get the itineraryof CanadianPM.Butthe CM will go there as and when he is scheduled to visit,” said the source close to the CM. TheSGPC,meanwhile,ismakingeffortstomakeSADpresident SukhbirBadalandhiswife,Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a part of its delegation to welcome Trudeau. “WearehopefulthatSADpresident Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badalwillbepartof SGPCdelegationtowelcomeTrudeau.Thereis possibility that both will be presentduringthevisitoftheCanadian PM. We will do the needful to make them part of SGPC delegation,”saidSGPCpresidentGobind SinghLongowal. Last year, while SGPC had made arrangements to welcome Canadian Defence Minister of Punjabiorigin,HarjitSajjan CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FULL COVERAGE, P 7, 11 JUSTICE ABHAY M THIPSAY SPEAKS OUT Failure of justice system in Sohrabuddin case, HC should relook: ex-judge JusticeThipsay,whoruledon4bailpleasincase,flags:selectivedischargeofhigh-profile accused,abrupttransfers,questionsoverbail,pressureonwitnessestoturnhostile’ revision,evensuo-motuif necessary, to relook at the case. Describingas“absurd”theinconsistencies he found in orders passed by the special CBI court currently hearing the case in Mumbai, Thipsay said the court believed there was an abduction and a staged encounter but still discharged senior police officers. Several aspects of the case raise CONTINUEDONPAGE2 MAYURAJANWALKAR& RUHIBHASIN MUMBAI,FEBRUARY13 THEWAYseveralhigh-profileaccusedintheSohrabuddinShaikh fake encounter death case were discharged, the “absurd” inconsistencies in the legal process, signsofwitnessesunderpressure or threat, evidence of “mischief” — all point to the “failure of justiceandofthejusticedeliverysystem”. Theseareamongtheseriesof observations made by Justice AbhayMThipsay,aformerjudge of the Bombay High Court who ruled on four bail applications in Retired Bombay HC Judge Abhay M Thipsay. Pradip Das the case, in an interview to The Indian Express (see page 6). Speakingoutforthefirsttime on the case since he retired last year as judge of the Allahabad HighCourtinMarch2017,Justice Thipsay said the Bombay High Courtmustexerciseitspowersof ‘IFELTUNEASYBECAUSEIHAVE DEALTWITHTHECASE PAGE14 VIDEOOFINTERVIEW WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM
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