TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, KOLKATA `5.00/EX-KOLKATA `6.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE One Reddy by his side, PM slams those calling Bellary a home of thieves 10 UP encounter death No. 50: Same chase, same story EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE LUCKNOW, MAY 3 MARKING THE 50th case of encounterkillinginUPsincetheBJP government came to power last March,policesaidThursdaythat awantedcriminalsuccumbedto bulletinjuriessustainedduringa shootout in Muzaffarnagar earlier in the day. 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 onhiswaytoalocalhospitaltoattack a 45-year-old woman and her11-year-olddaughterwho,he suspected, were witnesses in a case against an associate. He was travelling in a motorcycle along withanotherassociateatthetime of the encounter. “On December 15 last year, the woman and her daughter were attacked by Rehan and an unidentified associate in the Charthawal police station area whenshewasonherwaytomeet her brother. The women and daughter were severely injured butweresavedbytimelymedical intervention. Since then, we had been looking for Rehan,” said Muzaffarnagar SSP Anant Deo. “On Thursday afternoon, the womanwasatthehospitaltoget her bandage removed when we gotinformationthatRehanmight try to attack her again. A police teaminterceptedhimandhisassociateontheCharthawal-Peena road. In the firing from both the sides, he was seriously injured while his associate managed to flee. We took him to a hospital nearby where he succumbed to the injuries,” the SSP said. Police said they have recovered a .32 bore pistol and a .315 bore country-made pistol from the encounter site. With Rehan’s death, at least 50 criminals have been killed in over 1,700 encounters since the new government took over on March 20, 2017. The UP State Human Rights Commission (SHRC)isconductingaprobeinto four of these alleged encounters following complaints by family members that they were fake. Govt says SC usurping power of legislature, judges disagree DECISION 2018 EXPLAINED Why politicians eat with Dalits NO STAY ON SC/ST ACT ORDER KARNATAKA JOHNSON T A BELLARY, MAY 3 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. He cited the examples of the Congress failing to make Dalit leader Mallikarjun Kharge the chief minister of Karnataka in Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Bengaluru on Thursday. PTI INSIDE Page 7 ● THIMAYYA, CARIAPPA AND GOONDA: PM DIGS INTO HISTORY TO SAY CONG INSULTS ARMY LEGENDS 2013 and the BJP’s role in making Ram Nath Kovind the Presidentof Indiaasexamplesof the BJP’s greater acknowledgement of the community. ThePrimeMinistercitedhimself as an example of the scope giventoOBCsbytheBJPandcited APJAbdulKalambeingthepresidentandNirmalaSitharamanthe defence minister as examples of theBJPbeing“allencompassing”. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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 ceremony was conducted rather 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 away 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 Rathore. This did not go down well with many awardees who felt that this segregated the awards into two categories, and, most Lost tiger finds its way to an abandoned rubber factory in Bareilly, next home is zoo ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL NEW DELHI, MAY 3 AT FIRST, they thought those people were crying wolf. On Thursday evening, they found the tiger. And with it, an incredible story of survival that began in Haldwani or Pilibhit, wound its way through the tall sugarcane fields of western Uttar Pradesh, paused inside an abandoned rubber factory on the outskirts of Bareilly and ended up inside a narrow tunnel. Estimated to be 3-4 years old The tiger was first sighted near the factory two months ago Netaji’s bust found vandalised in Kolkata park, locals protest Bose’s grand-nephew calls incident ‘disgraceful’ SWEETY KUMARI KOLKATA, MAY 3 ABUSTof NetajiSubhasChandra Bose was found vandalised in a park in Kolkata’s Narkeldanga areaonThursday,sparkinganger from local residents and political parties. The agitators, who were protesting outside the area’s police station, relented after officersintervenedandtheForward Bloc submitted a complaint against unidentified persons. The partially-damaged statue was covered with a blue cloth. “Wesubmittedacomplaintin the police station and have given themaday’stimetofindoutwho The vandalised bust was later covered. Partha Paul isbehindtheincident.Ifnoaction istaken,wewillstagedemonstrations outside the police station,” said Sudipto Banerjee, general secretary of the Forward Bloc Atrocities against Dalits happening because no quick punishment: Bench The nameplates of winners who skipped the national film awards ceremony were removed at Vigyan Bhavan on Thursday, their seats went empty. Tashi Tobgyal youth wing in Kolkata. “The statue was constructed in 2007-2008 under the Left Front regime. These are acts done by perverted people. It proves how intolerant we are,” All India General Secretary of ForwardBloc,DebabratoBiswas, told The Indian Express. Local police refused to comment on the matter. NetajiSubhasChandraBose’s grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Basu,aBJPleader,toldThe Indian Express the party has given ChiefMinister Mamata Banerjee 24 hours to arrest the culprit. “We cannot expect anything frompolice,becauseinBengal,police only follow CM’s instruction. and weighing 172.45 kg on an empty stomach, “Fateh” will now spend the rest of his life in Kanpur zoo. Accordingtoofficialsandrescuers, the first alarm was raised two months ago near the crumbling factory northwest of the city. As reports of more sightings came in, a team from the UP forest department and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) set up camera traps and “rovers” on the premises. ForDrPPSingh,chief conservator of forests (Bareilly) and field director of the Pilibhit Tiger WORLD CHINAINSTALLS MISSILESON SOUTHCHINA SEAOUTPOSTS NEW DELHI, MAY 3 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 they had been put up. This morning, the Press Information Bureau posted a statement that the award ceremonywouldbedividedintotwo phases: At 4 pm, Irani and Rathorewouldhandtheawards, then at 5:30 pm President Kovindwouldarriveandgivethe CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY HEARING ON the Centre’s petition seeking review of the SupremeCourt’sMarch20order, whichstoppedautomaticarrests in cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (PreventionofAtrocities)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 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 NEW DELHI, MAY 3 EXPRESS NETWORK ● STORM KILLS OVER 100 IN RAJASTHAN, UTTAR PRADESH, P4 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. But the bench disagreed and pointed out that there were several cases in the past where judicial pronouncements had settled the law. The Attorney General referred to protests against the March 20 order but Justice Lalit reminded him that “our judgment did not ask anyone to commit any crime”. Venugopal said the matter should be sent to a larger bench for review and requested the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Regional faces: Govt & SC once took opposite sides KAUNAIN SHERIFF M CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 13 ANANTHAKRISHNAN G THE GOVERNMENT today underlines the importance of regional representation in the apex court as one reason to block Justice K M Joseph’s elevation. The irony is that the government and the Supreme Court were on different sides on this issue when they last crossed swords over judicial appointments in the famous NJAC case in 2015. In October 2015, it was the Supreme Court, which had argued for regional representation 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Hurting the judiciary BY ARVIND P DATAR intheappointmenttothejudges to the apex court while quashing the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act (NJAC)anditwastheBJPgovernment which was silent on this criterion. Returning the file of Justice K M Joseph for reconsideration, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Institute for Civil Services Examination We congratulate over 400+ of our successful students in the Civil Services Examination 2017. We are happy & proud to announce that our students have captured all the first 7 ranks this year, 15 positions within the first 20 ranks and 32 positions within the first 50 ranks. TRUMP ADMITS HE REPAID HUSH MONEY FOR STORMY DANIELS WEST BENGAL PAGE 3 ● ONE MORE HELD IN Anudeep Durishetty AIR 01 Anu Kumari AIR 02 Sachin Gupta AIR 03 ROTTEN MEAT CASE, OPPN SLAMS KMC CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR 15 DAYS & COUNTING, VILLAGE WAITS FOR ITS MISSING VIVEK DESHPANDE GATTEPALLI, KASNASUR (GADCHIROLI), MAY 3 NEARLY A fortnight after the Gadchiroli police claimed one of its biggest successes in an antiMaoist operation, 21 of the 40 bodies remain unidentified. Most of them decomposed beyond recognition, these lie at four mortuaries, in Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gondia and Bramhapuri, and could contain answers to what happened to eight people who went missing from Gattepalli village in Gadchiroli district around the same time. Of the 19 identified too, five bodies are yet to be claimed by their next of kin. The relatives of the missing In Gattepalli, the families of the missing. Deepak Daware eight belonging to Gattepalli — the youngest 15, the oldest 39 — have been doing the rounds of police and mortuaries to see if their kin are among the dead. Their fears were strengthened whenoneof thebodiesappeared to resemble one of the missing girls,BhujjiUsendi,15.However, DNA result is awaited. The government ordered testing of all thebodiesafterreportsemerged of eight missing villagers. The families are reluctant to talk, claiming pressure from boththeauthoritiesandMaoists. SP, Gadchiroli district, Abhinav Deshmukh said, “We are relying upon DNA test to ascertain if the missing eight, four girls and three men (apart from Bhujji), had died in our operation. It will take some time for the DNA test results to reach us.” Villagerssaytheeight,includingBhujjiUsendi,NusseMadavi, Anita Gawde, Raso Madavi, yet another Raso Madavi, Mangesh Atram,MangeshMadaviandIrpa Madavi, left Gattepalli together with their bags around 7 pm on April21.“Theysaidtheywerego- ing to the marriage of Soma Madavi at Kasnasur,” says a villager. The encounter, in which the Gadchiroli police shot 34 near Kasnasur village in Bhamragad tehsil, happened early next morning. The distance from Gattepalli to Kasnasur is about 23 km. A shortcut through the jungle on foot cuts this to about 15km.Thevillagerssaytheeight set out on foot. In a separate encounter, near Rajaram Khanla village in Aheri tehsil, police killed six more alleged Maoists. The guests at the Kasnasur wedding say the eight never turned up. Refusing to be identified, a Kasnasur villager said, “ThemarriagewasonApril22at 11 am. 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