TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE SEEKS RED CORNER NOTICES AGAINST PNB FRAUD ACCUSED Nirav Modi in UK, CBI turns to Interpol India, UK to share information, cooperate on extradition DEEPTIMAN TIWARY & RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 WITH THE United Kingdom confirming thatNiravModiison its soil, CBI officials said the agency has moved Interpol to issue Red Corner Notices against theabscondingdiamantaireand his uncle Mehul Choksi who are accused in the Rs 13,500-crore fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB). The RCNs, officials said, will help track Nirav and Choksi and return them to India through official channels to face trial in the case. The CBI recently filed chargesheets in the bank scam case. Pak linked India to terror outfit in UNSC ban, get it deleted: Delhi to London RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 Rijiju with UK counterpart Baroness Williams in New Delhi Nirav’s presence in the UK was confirmed by members of the British delegation led by Minister of State for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams, who held deliberations with MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi Monday. Williams assured Rijiju full CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INDIAWANTStheUnitedNations to drop the reference to Indian agencies in its declaration of Pakistan-based Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (JuA) as a terrorist organisation. This was conveyed to the UK, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), during a meeting betweenIndia’sMinisterof State for Home Kiren Rijiju and UK Minister of State for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams, Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS: PM to Rahul, all visit to inquire in New Delhi Monday. According to officials, India objected to UNSC admitting Pakistan’s case for banning JuA that “falsely” links the terror outfit to Indian intelligence agencies — it said it did not object to the ban, but was against the India link that Pakistan was claiming. A splinter group of Tehrik-iTaliban, JuA has claimed responsibilityforanumberof attacksin Pakistan in recent times, particularly those targeting military andlawenforcementpersonnel, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 FORMER PRIME minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi Monday. In a statement, AIIMS said Vajpayee was admitted for investigationandevaluationand that “he has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection”. According to AIIMS, his condition was stable and he is under the supervision of a team of doctors closely monitoring “appropriate treatment”. The BJP issued a statement Monday that the 93-year-old former PM, who has been ailing for years, was admitted on advicefromhisdoctors.“Former PrimeMinisterShriABVajpayee has been admitted in AIIMS today for examination and management. He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of DrRandeepGuleria,Director,AIIMS, are conducting tests,” said Dr Aarti Vij, chairperson, media and protocol division, AIIMS. Vajpayee is at the cardiac intensive care unit in the Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre and AIIMS sources said that there were no immediate plans to discharge him. Union Ministry of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, Diagnosed with urinary tract infection: AIIMS who also visited Vajpayee at AIIMS, said: “He is fine. There is nothing to worry about.” FivedoctorsledbyDr.Guleria are part of the team conducting tests—Dr.SoumitaBagchi,assistant professor of nephrology, Dr. Shiv Kumar Choudhary, head of the cardiothoracic vascular surgery department, Dr. Naveet Wig, professor at the department of medicine. Dr. Guleria has been Vajpayee’s physician for 15 years, including when he was the PM. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Congress MP KC Venugopal were the first politicianstovisitVajpayeeevenasAIIMS sources said that they were given no prior notice of their arrival. He was followed by BJP president Amit Shah and Union Health Minister JP Nadda. Prime CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN TELANGANA, AS ADIVASIS BLOCK LAMBADA TEACHERS, THEIR KIDS SUFFER GOVT & POLITICS HE MEETS KIM TODAY ● COCA-COLA US President Donald Trump blows out a candle on a cake celebrating an early birthday during lunch with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore, Monday. Trump turns 72 on Thursday. AP REPORT, PAGE 12 FOUNDER SOLD SHIKANJI, SAYS RAHUL, PAGE 8 MANODHAIRYA SCHEME Victims’ compensation may be recovered SADAF MODAK MUMBAI, JUNE 11 VICTIMS OF rape, sexual abuse and acid attacks who avail of the Maharashtra government’s compensation scheme, Manodhairya,willnowfaceproceedings for recovery of the compensation awarded to them if it is found that “any relevant fact” shared during the inquiry was false. This clause is part of guidelines issued by the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority in February, based on which the District Legal Services Authority ineachdistricthasbegunimple- menting the scheme from last month.Victimsarealsobeinginformed that if they turn “deliberately hostile” before the court, the compensation granted to them will be recovered from them under the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code. Under the code,recoverycanbemadefrom victims or their guardians through attachment of property or seizure, if the money is not returned. The Manodhairya scheme underwent a series of revisions in December 2017. Besides the clause on recovery of the compensationsum,therearealsoadditional documents to be CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 10 THEEDITORIAL PAGE The Age of Surplus BY HARISH DAMODARAN THE INDIAN EXPRESS-OCCRP Indians probed by govt agencies are linked to high-end real estate in Dubai KRISHN KAUSHIK NEW DELHI, JUNE 11 INDIANNATIONALSinvestigated by various agencies in India, including CBI, for alleged financial crimes and links to opaque offshoreentitiesfigureonaglobal database of those connected to properties in over 20 prime real estate projects in Dubai. The database was accessed by The Indian Express in partnership with the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project(OCCRP),aninternational investigative reporting platform formed by 40 non-profit investigative centres, and journalists and regional organisations. The entries were investigated by around 50 media groups in as many countries. The database also includes the names of at least 20 Indian nationals who have featured on alistof thosewhosetupoffshore entities in tax havens investigated by The Indian Express — Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers—inpartnershipwiththe International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Of the 129,000 entries in the Dubai database from 181 countries, those of Indians form a sizeablechunkwith5,800linked to properties in top sites such as the Palm Jumeirah, The World, Motor City, Emirates Living, Dubai Marina, Burj Dubai, Old Town Island, etc. Most of these Indians are long-term residents of Dubai,withmanyhavinglived outside India for more than a generation. According to Indian laws, it is not illegal for Indians to own property in Dubai. As per the Foreign Exchange Management 5,800 Indian entries in Dubai database Act of 1999, resident and nonresident Indians are allowed to own immovable properties abroad. Similarly, Dubai, one of the seven emirates and the largest city in the UAE, does not barforeignersfrombuyingproperty in the country. However, the Indians on the database include some who have been investigated or charged by various agencies for crimes including hawala transactions, match-fixing scandals, money laundering, and links to one of India’smost wanted men, Dawood Ibrahim. Accordingtotheofficialwebsite of the Indian Embassy in UAE: “The Indian community in UAE, numbering 2.6 million, constitutes 30 per cent of the totalpopulation.Itisthelargestexpatriatecommunityinthecountry.” ON THE DATABASE, UNDER THE SCANNER Arshad Ahemad Siddiqui Linked to one property in The Residences, Emaar Siddiqui is the son of former BSP MP Iliyas Azmi. The address listedforSiddiquiinthedatabase is the same listed for several CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 VAJIRAM & RAVI’S MAIN EXAM TEST SERIES GENERAL STUDIES CRASH COURSE FOR MAIN EXAM 2018. 8 WEEK COURSE COVERING IMPORTANT TOPICS FROM G.S. PAPERS I to IV WITH STUDY MATERIAL. GENERAL STUDIES MAIN EXAM TEST SERIES ALONG WITH EXPLANATION. Headmaster A Sudarshan with students at the Government Ashram Boys School at Luxetipet in Adilabad. Sreenivas Janyala SREENIVAS JANYALA LUXETIPET (ADILABAD), JUNE 11 INSIDE HIS room at the Government Ashram High School at Luxetipet in Telangana’s Adilabad district, Headmaster A Sudarshan discusses with three other teachers two burning questions: What can they do to keep the school open, how can they prevent students from dropping out. On May 31, the Adivasis announced a boycott of Lambada teachers as part of an ongoing agitation in the tribaldominated districts of Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad and Mancherial. The Adivasis claim that a majority of benefits earmarked for STs in the state have been “cornered” by the dominantLambadacommunity. But the boycott has also led to a worrying fallout. 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