TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Major Gogoi to face Court of Inquiry, Army chief says will punish if guilty VIDEOCON LOAN MATTER Show cause: Sebi notice to ICICI Bank, its CEO Kochhar Regulator acts after their response to queries on links with Kochhar spouse ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU Army chief General Bipin Rawat, in Anantnag Friday; (left) Major Leetul Gogoi PTI EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE SRINAGAR, MAY 25 THE ARMY Friday ordered a Court of Inquiry against Major Leetul Gogoi, two days after he was questioned by police after a fracas at a Srinagar hotel where he had shown up with a young woman and a man. The decision to order a Court of Inquirywastakenshortlyafter Army chief General Bipin Rawat said exemplary punishment would be given to Major Gogoi if he was found guilty of “any offence”and“thepunishmentwill set an example”. MajorGogoi,whotiedacivilian to a Jeep and drove through several villages of Budgam last year, has been at the centre of a new row. On Wednesday, Gogoi, a young woman and Sameer Ahmed, who police sources said wasalsointheArmy,werequestioned at a police station in Srinagarfollowinganaltercation at the Hotel Grand Mamta after the staff refused to let the woman in. Police said the officer was later handed over to his unit. SP North City Sajad Ahmad Shah, whowasaskedbyIGP(Kashmir) S P Pani to conduct an inquiry, saidpoliceweretoldthataroom in the hotel had been booked in the name of Leetul Gogoi. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MUMBAI, MAY 25 A BREAK FROM POLITICS Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Visva-Bharati convocation in Santiniketan on Friday. Subham Dutta REPORT, PAGE 6 New govt must send fresh request for Lingayat minority status: MHA RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, MAY 25 WITH THE Congress-JD(S) alliance winning the trust vote in Karnataka Friday, the Centre has droppedthestate’sdemandfora separate flag and minority status for Lingayats, saying the proposals were made by the previous government. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will now be required to send a fresh request, it is learnt. The proposal for a separate flag and minority tag for Lingayats were made by the Congress government under chief ministerSiddaramaiahjust weeksbeforetheassemblyelection was announced. While the BJP emerged the single-largest party with 104 seats in the assembly polls, the Congress, which finished second with 78 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY stitched an alliance with the JD (S) and its allies, with 38 seats, to form the government. Home Ministry officials said the demands of the Karnataka government were still under process until last week but with a new government in charge, it was suggested that a fresh proposal was necessary before examining the matter further. “While the proposal to declare CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Why deny some rights to women, Behind lynching, child kidnap rumours on WhatsApp, a mob baying for blood Law panel asks Muslim groups KAUNAIN SHERIFF M NEW DELHI, MAY 25 THE LAW Commission of India, which has started consultations to formulate recommendations for a uniform civil code (UCC), has sought the views of Muslim groups on at least seven key issues including custody of children, inheritance and adoption, it is learnt. Sources said that the panel has also asked various 10 WORLD stakeholders to recommend a model Nikahnama and Talaqnama that can be implemented uniformly across the country. Sources part of the deliberations told The Indian Express that the panel asked about Muslim personal law not allowing a mother to be the natural guardian and also cited the differences in the interpretation of Hanafi, Shayfai, Maliki or Humbali law. NORTH KOREA SAYS STILL OPEN TO TALKS AFTER US CANCELS SUMMIT WEINSTEIN HELD,CHARGED WITHRAPEAND SEXABUSE The Commission headed by Justice B S Chauhan is presently holding consultations with over 30 individuals and religious institutions. It has already held deliberationswithformerlawminister Salman Khurshid, BJP leader and lawyer A K Upadhyay and various Muslim groups including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. On inheritance, the panel is learnt to have sought detailed CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SREENIVAS JANYALA JIYAPALLY (TELANGANA), MAY 25 ITBEGANwithshoutsof “donga” (thief). Then came the brutal assault. Within half-an-hour he wasdead,lynchedbyamobthat accusedhimof beingachild-kidnapper. The next day, they came toknowthatthevictimwasa32year-old autorickshaw driver fromaneighbouringvillagewho had stepped out for a drink of At Jiyapally village, Telangana toddy after visiting a relative. On Friday, a brooding silence hung over the Lambada thaanda (settlement) about a kilometre from Jiyapally village, 80 km northeast of Hyderabad. Most of the houses were locked. And the 40-member local WhatsApp group on which rumours about childkidnappershadfirstspread had been deleted. Police have arrested six persons from the settlement for their alleged role in the lynching of NimmalaBalakrishnaTuesday night, including Dharavath Malleshthemainaccusedandan CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE SECURITIES and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued notice to ICICI Bank and its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar for allegednon-complianceof thelisting agreement in the Videocon casewhichrelatestodealingsinvolving the Videocon group and NuPower Renewables, an entity in which her husband Deepak Kochhar has economic interests. “The MD & CEO and the Bank received a notice from Sebi on May24,2018requiringresponses on matters relating to alleged non-compliance with certain provisionsoftheerstwhileListing AgreementandtheSecuritiesand Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015,” ICICI Bank said in a stock exchange filing. “Appropriate responses would be submitted to Sebiinaccordancewiththeregulation,” it said. The notice, it acknowledged, hadbeenissued“basedoninformationfurnishedbytheBank/its MD & CEO to diverse queries made by Sebi concerning dealings between the Bank and Videocon group and certain dealings allegedly between Videocon group and NuPower, an entity in which Mr Deepak Kochhar, spouse of MD & CEO, has economic interests”. 8 THEEDITORIAL PAGE 26 May ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR ‘SNAKES NOT AFTER US, THEY ARE FRIGHTENED OF US’ Romulus Whitaker says it’s not an easy job to get his message across EKTAA MALIK NEW DELHI, MAY 25 “FIFTYTHOUSANDpeople dieof snakebiteseveryyear,andmany more thousands end up being permanently injured because of them. We are looking at a rather big, a rather drastic problem here. There are several reasons forthis,allsolvablereasons,since snake bites are accidents, they are avoidable.” It’s this message that India’s ‘snake man’, wildlife conservationist and self-taught herpetologist Romulus Whitaker wants to “get out there to the people in ruralIndia”.“It’snotaneasyjob,” said Whitaker at the Express Adda Thursday. It was while studying incidents of snakebites in India that Whitakerdiscoveredthatnumerous lives were lost due to inadequate production and distribution of anti-venom serum. Over the years, he has been working closely with the Irulas of Tamil Nadu,atribeofsnake-catchersto Whitaker at the Express Adda Thursday, Abhinav Saha set up a cooperative, that under licences from the Wildlife Department,suppliessnakes,extractsandfreeze-dryvenomand sellsittoanti-venomlaboratories. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Jaipur TANGLE OF TRANSACTIONS ICICIBank-Videocon-DeepakKochhar Sebi issued the notice under Rule 4(1) of Securities Contracts (Regulations) (Procedure for Holding Inquiry and Imposing Penalties by Adjudicating Officer)Rules,2005whichstates that “the adjudicating officer shall, in the first instance, issue a notice to such person requiring him to show cause within such periodasmaybespecifiedinthe notice (being not less than 14 days from the date of service thereof) why an inquiry should not be held against him.” “If,afterconsideringthecause, if any,shownbysuchperson,the adjudicatingofficerisoftheopinionthataninquiryshouldbeheld, heshallissueanoticefixingadate fortheappearanceofthatperson either personally or through his lawyerorotherauthorisedrepresentative,” it states. “If the adjudicating officer is satisfied that the person has becomeliabletopenaltyunderany of the sections... he may, by order in writing, impose such CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Segregation in an urban sprawl BY CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT & SHARIK LALIWALA
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