TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18+4 (NEWSLINE) PAGES, CHANDIGARH, `5.00 ● FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE KASAULI OFFICIAL’S MURDER NO STAY ON SC/ST ACT ORDER Accused arrested after 48-hr manhunt ASHWANI SHARMA SHIMLA, MAY 3 12 EXPLAINED Why politicians eat with Dalits SOLAN POLICE on Thursday arrested Vijay Singh, the man accused of killing Assistant Town PlannerShailBalainKasauliduring a demolition drive on May 1, from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh after a manhunt that stretched over 48 hours. The Himachal Pradesh government, meanwhile,shiftedoutSolanSPMohit Chawla and Parwanoo DSP Ramesh Sharma. Both officers havebeenpostedatpoliceheadquarters. Additional SP Solan Dr Shiv Kumar will be holding the charge of the SP till a replace- ment is appointed. Dr Shiv Kumar, who was heading the SIT formed in the case, said the accused was tracked down to Mathura as he was under close surveillance of the police for over 48 hours. The accused, he added, was being brought to Solan and will be produced before the court on Friday. DGPSRMardiexpressedsatisfaction over police team work in arresting the accused after a hard chase within and outside the state. The DGP had been camping in Kasauli to supervise the investigations and oversee CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORTS, PAGE 3 UP encounter One Reddy by his side, death No. 50: PM slams those calling Same chase, Bellary a home of thieves same story EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE DECISION LUCKNOW, MAY 3 MARKING THE 50th case of encounter killing in UP since the BJP government came to power last March, police Thursday said that a wanted criminal succumbed to bullet injuries sustained during a shootout in Muzaffarnagarearlierintheday. Police identified the man killedasRehanandsaidhewasa member of the Mukeem Kala gang with a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head. Rehan had 15 cases registered against him, includingthoseof murderandattempt to murder, police said. PoliceclaimedthatRehanwas on his way to a local hospital to CONTINUEDONPAGE2 2018 KARNATAKA JOHNSON T A Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Bengaluru on Thursday. PTI SPEAKING ON the home turf of the Reddy brothers, who are facing a number of charges includingillegaliron-oremining,Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday accused the Congress of consistently defaming Bellary by projecting the region as “inhabited by robbers and thieves” while ignoring the good governance witnessed during the Vijayanagara empire between the 14th and 17th centuries. The Prime Minister also called the Congress anti-Dalit, anti-Muslim, anti-OBC and antiwomen, and said the BJP has done more for these communities despite being tagged a “Bania and Brahmin” party. BELLARY, MAY 3 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The nameplates of winners who skipped the national film awards ceremony were removed at Vigyan Bhavan on Thursday, their seats went empty. Tashi Tobgyal 65TH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS 50 skip film awards saying want it from President, not Ministers KRISHN KAUSHIK & DIVYA A NEW DELHI, MAY 3 THE 65TH National Film Awards ceremony saw a lot of suspense, drama, action and emotion — much of this for the way the ceremonywasconductedrather than the cinema that was being celebrated. An estimated 50 of the 125 awardees refused to attend the event protesting that, contrary towhattheirinvitationsaid,they were not going to receive the awards from President Ram Nath Kovind. The wrinkle in the red carpet surfaced on Wednesday when the awardees reached the venue for the rehearsal. They were told that breaking from tradition, the President would give away only a select few awards — 11 of the 70 categories — and the rest would be given by Union Minister for Information and BroadcastingSmritiIraniandher junior Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. This did not go down well with many awardees who felt that this segregated the awards into two categories, and, most importantly, went against what their invitation had said. Irani, called to placate them, is said to have assured them that she would “convey” their “sentiments” to the President’s office.Unimpressed,thewinners reached The Ashok Hotel, where CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Govt says SC usurping power of legislature, judges disagree Atrocities against Dalits happening because no quick punishment: Bench ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, MAY 3 HEARING ON the Centre’s petition seeking review of the SupremeCourt’sMarch20order, whichstoppedautomaticarrests in cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, witnessed sharp exchanges Thursday with the government telling the court that it had usurpedpowersofthelegislature andthebenchgivingitback,saying atrocities against Dalits were continuing not because of its order, but because there was no Justice A K Mittal named new acting CJ of Punjab & Haryana HC, ends uncertainty SOFI AHSAN CHANDIGARH, MAY 3 ENDING UNCERTAINTY in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal was named its new acting Chief Justice, hours after Justice S J Vazifdar retired. In a notification, the Ministry ofLawandJusticestatedthat“the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal, senior-most Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court, to perform thedutiesoftheofficeoftheChief JusticeoftheHighCourt”witheffect from May 4. The delay over the naming of Justice Vazifdar’s successor had created uncertainty in the High Courtwithquestionsbeingasked on who would perform the dutiesof themasterof therostertill an appointment was made. Justice Vazifdar, in a communication to the Registrar (Judicial) of the High Court, had said: “I... in any event would not like to arrange the roster for the period after my retirement. Please seek orders from the seniormost judge.” High Court Registrar General Arun Kumar Tyagi told The Indian Express. “I have not yet received any information... no communication has been CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 quick punishment for offenders. “Forthelastfourdecades,the court has believed that it has the power of legislature,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit, contending that the March 20 order amounted to law-making by courts. “Your lordships have passed rules which are in the nature of laws... by virtue of separation of powers, which is part of the basic structure, court can lay down guidelines for disposal of a case but not as a matter of law in respect of the whole country,” he said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY
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