TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `4.00 ● WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 8 Has UP police won people’s faith? THEEDITORIAL PAGE BY PRAKASH SINGH In a first since ceasefire, artillery used in Uri sector SUSHANT SINGH NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27 MUST TALK: GOC WHILE THE recent spate of ongoing ceasefire violations at Uri marks an early start to tensions with Pakistan on the Line of Control(LoC)inareasnorthof Pir Panjal mountain range, it is the first time in nearly 15 years that the Army has used field artillery in this sector. According to official data, there have been 411 ceasefire Referringtoceasefireviolations on LoC, General Officer Commanding-inChief, Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Lt GenMMNaravane,saidit will be difficult to restore peaceatthe“tacticallevel alone” and a lasting solution“requiresstatesmanship not brinkmanship”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Dubai hands over body to family, Sridevi funeral today SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27 A DAY after the Dubai Police said veteran actor Sridevi died of “accidental drowning” in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness, the Dubai Public Prosecution on Tuesday said it has approved the release of her bodytoherfamilyaftercompleting a “comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death”. According to an Indian government source, the Dubai PolicetoldIndiandiplomatsthat they “did not suspect any foul play”, and the case has been closed. The body, sources said, is likely to be flown back to Mumbai later tonight. The fu- JOURNALISM OF COURAGE PNB-NIRAV MODI CASE ScamupbyRs1,251cr, CBIquestionstopbanker DEEPTIMAN TIWARY NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27 THE CBI Tuesday questioned UshaAnanthasubramanian,former managing director of Punjab National Bank, in connectionwiththeloanscandalinvolving companies of diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Agency officials said the extent of the fraudulent transactions at the bank had been revised upward to Rs 12,636 crore following fresh information from the bank. Ananthasubramanian is currently CEO of Allahabad Bank, oneof thebankswhoseoverseas branch provided buyer’s credit to Modi and Choksi against Letters of Undertaking issued by the PNB. In a communication to the CBI,thePNBsaiditsBradyHouse branch in Mumbai had issued more than the hitherto known 293 LoUs, exposing the bank to BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY With just 100 cr as collateral, Choksi got Rs 5,280-cr loan KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 27 further fraud of Rs 1251 crore. CBI sources said all these LoUs were issued in 2017-18 on the request of Choksi-owned Gitanjali group of companies. The total number of LoUs under the scanner, sources said, add up to more than 300. Ananthasubramanian, CBI sources said, was being CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 APRELIMINARYinvestigationby probe agencies into firms associated with Gitanjali Gems promoter Mehul Choksi has found that a consortium of 31 banks lent Rs 5,280 crore to his firms between November 2010 and April 2014 against a collateral of only about Rs 100 crore, sources familiar with the development said. Allbank Finance Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allahabad Bank, is the custodian of securities in this case. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BJP leader was driving SUV that ran over nine children: Bihar cops SANTOSH SINGH MUZAFFARPUR/ SITAMARHI, FEBRUARY 27 Outside Sridevi’s residence in Mumbai Tuesday. Amit Chakravarty neralwillbeheldonWednesday. “DubaiPublicProsecutionhas approved the release of the body oftheIndianactressSridevitoher family following the completion ofacomprehensiveinvestigation into the circumstances of her CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS and CCTV footage has helped “conclude” that Sitamarhi BJP leader Manoj Baitha was driving the SUV that killed nine schoolchildren crossing a road, Bihar police Monday said. Police also believe Baitha was treated for injuries Manoj Baitha's house in Sitamarhi. Ashok Sinha after the accident, including 24 stitches, before leaving the country. Whiletryingtofleeafterrunningdowna65-year-oldwoman near the Dharmpur middle school, Baitha had allegedly lost control of his SUV — BR06PA7084 — and ran over a group of students crossing NationalHighway77,killingnine children aged between seven CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AN EXPRESS INVESTIGATION PART TWO Gynaecologist treating men, inflated estimates and fake applicants SANDEEP ASHAR MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 27 A MALE patient’s diagnosis of prostate cancer conducted by a gynaecologist, an application seeking Rs 1 lakh submitted by a “proxy” unknown to the patient,andadoctoradmittingthat he was “under pressure to give an inflated estimate”. An investigation by The Indian Express, based on documents accessed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has found how healthcare providers in Maharashtra obtained funds from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), a popular and well-intentionedschemetohelp the poor meet their medical expenses, by fudging records and inflating costs. On Monday, The Indian Express reported on how cash was deposited from the charity fund last June for the treatment of a patient who had died 21 daysagoanddubiouscertificates were used to claim benefits in other cases. Reacting to these findings, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promised strict action against those fraudulently claiming benefits. The RTI documents show several instances of regulatory lapses, including the case of Raghunath Gade, a 58-year-old man from Gadewadi in Beed, who was sanctioned Rs 1 lakh for prostate cancer treatment. Butthediagnosiswasconducted by a gynaecologist at the Hake Hospital, an infertility and laparoscopy centre, which CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 don’t bother for scars any more. Get dazzling Glamour with... To get blemish free skin use NO SCARS once every night. It helps to reduce and remove, scars and marks. Long Lasting Premium Quality Soap Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. 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