TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE J&K BJP leaders bought land near Nagrota ammo depot, Army tells ex-Deputy CM your house illegal, security risk What Army is claiming, is their view, not binding on me, says Nirmal Singh; co-owners include current Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta MUZAMIL JALEEL NEW DELHI, MAY 11 TOP BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including current Speaker Nirmal Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta, purchased, via a company, land right next to the Army’s ammunition depot in Nagrota. On a 2000-sq-m plot in about 12 acres that was bought, Nirmal Singh has begun constructing a house that has prompted a strong protest letter INSIDE ABODE OF KNOWLEDGE from the Corps Commander of the Army’s 16 Corps Lt General Saranjeet Singh. In the letter, dated March 19, 2018 (when Nirmal Singh was Deputy CM), Lt Gen Singh says that the house Nirmal Singh has constructed is illegal and “has implications on the security of a majorammunitionstoragefacility as well as the safety of all personnel living in close vicinity of the ammunition depot.” Lt Gen Singh in his letter, a copy of which is with The Indian Express,says:“MayIrequestyou Nirmal Singh, Kavinder Gupta to reconsider construction of residential accommodation in close proximity of the ammunition depot being a potential safety hazard”. When contacted, Nirmal Singh told The Indian Express that opposition to his construction is “politically motivated”. “I have no legal binding that I cannotdotheconstruction,”hesaid. “What the Army is claiming, it is their view and not binding on me.’’ The land in question was boughtbyHimgiriInfrastructure Development Pvt Limited, a company incorporated in 2000, whose shareholders include Kavinder Gupta and BJP MP for ● JHARKHAND HC GRANTS 6-WEEK PROVISIONAL BAIL TO LALU ● JINNAH A GREAT MAN, NO NEED TO SHIFT HIS PORTRAIT IN AMU: BJP MP EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, MAY 11 MAHARASHTRA ADDITIONAL Director General of Police Himanshu Roy, who handled several high profile cases, committedsuicideFridayathissouth Mumbaihousebyshootinghimself with a licensed revolver. PolicesaidRoy(54), who was battlingbonecancerandhadarelapse,wasonsickleavesince2016 and had visited the United States for treatment. According to the police, Roy shot himself with his athisresidence—Sunitibuilding inNarimanPoint—whilehewas alone in his bedroom around 1 pm. His wife, Bhawna was in the adjoining room. On hearing the gunshot, his wife and staff including his driverandoperatorrushedtohis Polling officials collect EVMs on the eve of assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Friday. PTI On eve of vote, EC defers polls in RR Nagar after voter ID row EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE BENGALURU, MAY 11 Himanshu Roy bedroom and took him to the Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. In a one-pagesuicidenoteheleftbehind, Roy allegedly said that he was ending his life as he was depressed due to his illness. An officer from the Cuffe Parade police station said, “Roy woke up in the morning and went about his routine. He had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PM offers Rs 100-cr aid, bus service to Nepal PAGES 6, 7 Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy commits suicide Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha constituency Jugal Kishore. Himgiri’sportfolioincludesa powerprojectinChambadistrict in Himachal Pradesh. Incidentally, while Nirmal Singh wasDeputyCMinPDP-BJPcoalition until the reshuffle on April 30, he was also in charge of the Power Ministry. The Corps Commander’s letter to Nirmal Singh minces few words. “I take this opportunity to apprise you about a matter of concern wherein a building is THE ELECTION Commission Friday deferred polls to one assembly constituency in Bengaluru on the eve of voting fortheKarnatakaassemblypolls after 9,896 voter ID cards were found in a flat in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar two days ago. A police probe supervised by the EC named the Congress candidate, Munirathna as an accused. The police probe found that the voter ID cards were obtained from genuine voters in slums to offer them inducements to vote DECISION 2018 KARNATAKA FULL COVERAGE, P 14 8 Karnataka’s blindspots By A R VASAVI THE EDITORIAL PAGE for the Congress candidate and film producer Munirathna. The decision triggered sharp criticism from the BJP, which demanded the arrest of the candidate,whiletheCongressaccused the BJP of attempting to malign the party. The EC had sent deputy election commissioner Chandrabhushan Kumar to assess the gravity of the situation and the statusof theprobe.TheECFriday reported that the “illegal collection of EPIC cards is likely to significantly affect the conduct of free and fair election in the constituency’’. The commission also CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Narendra Modi with K P Oli in Janakpur Friday. Reuters YUBARAJ GHIMIRE KATHMANDU, MAY 11 SAYING THAT Nepal is at the top of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a Rs 100 crore package to develop Janakpur,whileinvokingmythological links between the two countries. Later in the day, addressing a joint press conference after his meeting with Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Oli in Kathmandu, Modi said that “India supports a united, prosperous and strong Nepal”. “Prime Minister Modi and I have just concluded bilateral talks on the entire gamut of our relationshipinanatmosphereof NEXT MEET MAY 16 Cautiously, SC Collegium puts its foot down Reiterates decision to elevate Justice Joseph but says will also send names of other judges for Supreme Court SEEMA CHISHTI & ANANTHAKRISHNAN G NEW DELHI, MAY 11 DESPITE OBJECTIONS from the Centre, the Supreme Court Collegium on Friday stood by its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice Justice K M Joseph as judge of the apex court. The move comes two weeks after the Union Law Ministry asked the Collegium to reconsider its January 10 proposal to elevate him. The five-member Collegium, comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, which met this afternoon, said that “on principle,” it “unanimously agreed that the recommendation...shouldbereiterated”. The resolution added that “...thesaidreiterationshouldalso be accompanied by the recommendationof thenamesof Chief Justices of High Courts for elevation as Judges of the Supreme Court,forwhichdetaileddiscussion is required”. Inviewof this,“themeeting,” it said, “stands deferred for being held at 4.45 pm on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018”. Today’s unanimous reiteration comes as a relief to those looking to the Court’s next moves in its bid to assert its independence with the Centre. It CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 15 TRUMP-KIM MEETING: US TO SEEK WORLD ‘COMPLETE’ DENUCLEARISATION CANADIANSIKH MINISTERTOLD TOREMOVE TURBAN ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS SCRIPT SUCCESS STORY WITH BAKERY IN CHHATTISGARH TOWN DIPANKAR GHOSE KANSABEL (JASHPUR), MAY 11 FOR NINE years, she was one of the many girls who went missing. Born to Adivasi parents in a village in tribal-dominated Jashpur district, where trafficking has always been a problem, she left home at the age of 13. There was no money at home, and a local middlemen had promisedasteadyincometothe girl and her parents. They had thought their daughter would be paid, and would visit them often. But she found herself working in homes where she was constantly abused, paid very little, with no contact with the outside world. Until one day, in the beginning of 2017, she found a way to escape.Ayear-and-a-half later,she stands beaming almost as brightly as her red uniform, a proud member of a self-help group of victims of human trafficking who now run their own self-sustaining bakery in a small town in Jashpur district. “I wasn’t allowed to go out of the house where I found myself workinginDehradun.Therewas lotsof abuse,andnowaytogetin Beti Zindabad Bakery in Jashpur district. Express touch with my family. The only entertainment was that I was allowedtowatchtelevisionsometimes.OnedayIwatchedashow called ‘Savdhan India’, where someone said that if you dial the number 100, the police come. I took someone’s phone, and dialled the number, and told them about how I was mistreated and abused. I was rescued. And now I’m here,” said the 22-year-old. Inearly-2017,20suchvictims of trafficking,frominandaround Jashpur district, had been rescued. Some like the 22-year-old had worked in homes, others foundthemselvesinprostitution rings.Theywereallsenttoagovernment-run Vigyan Ashram in Pune, where they did a twomonth course in baking. And on CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur INSIDE Govt sent back Justice K M Joseph’s name on April 26 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY is believed that just sending Justice K M Joseph’s name back would have suggested that the apexcourtwasdirectlychallenging the Centre and so, a middleof-the-roadcoursewasadopted. Underthis,theJusticeJosephfile wouldbesentalongwithnames of other judges for the Supreme Court. This, after “detailed discussions” at the next Collegium meeting. Such a move is also seen as softening the act of reiterating a name that the Centre has been seen to be particularly averse to. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 PAGE 3 ● BARMER TEENS CASE: MINOR COUPLE’S 2000-KM RUN ENDS 200 KM FROM HOME ● WILL SUPPORT GUJJAR STIR, SAYS HARDIK
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