TheIndian EXPRESS LATECITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `4.00 ● THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA Labourer from CRISIS AFTER CHIEF SECY ALLEGES ASSAULT BY MLAs Kanpur dies after assault by mob in Jaipur Mohammed Faisal Siddique brother Saif DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, FEBRUARY 21 NEARLY THREE weeks after a manfromKanpur,UttarPradesh, who worked here as a labourer was beaten severely by a mob in Jaipur’s Vishwakarma Industrial Area on suspicion that he was a child-lifter, and was looking to molest a little girl, the 25-yearold died on Wednesday. The girl’s father, who stayed next door to victim Mohammed Faisal Siddique, has rejected the allegation. “He often spent time with mydaughter.Wenevereversaw any inappropriate behaviour on his part.... Had anything like that occurred, our daughter would have told us. It’s absolutely wrong to say he had any intention of molesting her,” the neighbour, Aslam Ansari, said. The police said two people CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Breakdown in Delhi, L-G informs Centre, 2 AAP MLAs sent to jail 8 AAP-dominated House privileges panel summons Chief Secretary THE EDITORIAL PAGE EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 BATTLE LINES were clearly drawn in the Delhi government on Wednesday, a day after Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs had assaulted him during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. AAP MLA Amanatullah in Delhi Wednesday. Prem Nath Pandey While two AAP MLAs were arrested and sent to judicial custody, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, in a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), mentioned a “breakdown” between Delhi deserves better BY SHAILAJA CHANDRA bureaucrats and the political leadership. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ‘Drawn to dark roles that Sohrabuddin case: let you explore frailty’ CBI not helping, says Bombay High Court SURBHI GUPTA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 PORTRAYING WOMEN characters with multiple dark layers is what draws actor Tabu because they give her, what she calls, the space to explore “the depth of their frailty”. Speaking about her craft at the Express Adda Tuesday, Tabu said: “You didn’t want to play these women and what stood out about these characters was that they were not aspirational. But that’s exactly what drew me to them. I wanted to be those characters. I did not find anything wrong in those women, as I was not judging them, maybe that is why I could portray them and understand the depth of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RUHI BHASIN Tabu at Express Adda Is supervisory system adequate? Govt and Reserve Bank in talks SUNNY VERMA NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 IN THE wake of the alleged loan fraud at the Punjab National Bank(PNB),theFinanceMinistry has noted that the supervision andinspectionframeworkof the ReserveBankof Indiamayeither be “inadequate” or is not being “effectively implemented”, sources said. The government has also flagged its concern on whether theCAMELSmodelof inspection — it stands for capital adequacy, asset quality, management, earning, liquidity and system and control — followed by the RBI is sufficient to detect and preventlargescalefraudssuchas Sohrabuddin Shaikh DalpatSinghRathodandGujarat police officer N K Amin. “Itistheprimaryresponsibility of a prosecuting agency to place all evidence on record before the court. However, the CBI has argued only on the role of the two officials whose discharge it has challenged,” said the judge. The court has been hearing revision applications in these CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 the one at PNB. Last week, the PNB said that a number of companies controlledbyNiravModiandMehul Choksi,inconnivancewithsome bank officials, allegedly carried out fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 11,000 crore. Sourcessaidthegovernment and the central bank are discussing whether various provisions of the Banking Regulation Act that empower the RBI to supervise banks and inspect their books, and taking action against erring officials and financial institutions, are being effectively used to prevent frauds. Sections 35, 35A, 36 and 36 AA empower the RBI to inspect banks and their books, caution CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Media firm BCCL invested in Mehul Choksi firms, HT Media too ‘evaluated’ KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21 MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21 HEARING PETITIONS challenging the discharge of some of the accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case of 2005, the Bombay High Court said on Wednesday that it was still unclear about the prosecution’scase,pointingtolackof assistance on the part of the CBI. “What is the prosecution case about? No one has informed me yet,” said Justice Revati Mohite Dere, adding that the CBI has argued only on the limitedpointsintheapplications filed by it against the discharge of Rajasthan police constable JOURNALISM OF COURAGE MEDIA FIRM Bennett, Coleman andCompany(BCCL)investedin companies of Mehul Choksipromoted Gitanjali Group, which is now under the scanner of probe agencies in connection with the Punjab National Bank transactions fraud allegedly involving three firms of the group, according to documents accessed by The Indian Express. Thedocumentsshowthatanothermediagroup,HTMediaLtd, was in talks to invest in Gitanjali Gems Ltd and the jewellery firm hadevenreceivedapprovalfrom its shareholders to allot debentures to the media firm on December 1, 2017, according to a filing with the BSE Ltd. According to the documents, the BCCL, which runs The Times of India and The Economic Times,hasbeenallottedfiveconvertiblewarrantsof Rs32.5crore in each of the two subsidiaries of Gitanjali Gems Ltd — Nakshatra Brands Ltd and Gili India Ltd, according to board resolutions of these firms of August 2017 and October 2017 respectively. Incaseof listed newsfirmHT Media Ltd, which runs Hindustan,TheHindustanTimes andMint,GitanjaliGemsLtdhad received approval from members of the company to allot ten fully convertible debentures (FCDs) worth Rs 30.67 crore to Jaipur CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EPFO cuts rate to 8.55%, nod awaited from Finance AANCHAL MAGAZINE NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 21 THE CENTRAL Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Wednesday recommended slashing the interest rate for its 5-croresubscriberstoafive-year low of 8.55 per cent for the current financial year of 2017-18 from 8.65 per cent last year. Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Gangwar said that at a rate of 8.55 per cent, the EPFO will have a surplus of Rs 586 crore. “Hopefully, the Finance Ministry will give its nod,” Gangwartold reportersafter the Board’s 220th meeting in New Delhi. As per the estimates of EPFO’s Finance, Audit and Investment Committee (FAIC) shared at the meeting, retaining CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY INSIDE ● KAMAL HAASAN LAUNCHES PARTY, PAGE 5
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