TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, LUCKNOW `5.00 ● TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 9 SEEKS RED CORNER NOTICES AGAINST PNB FRAUD ACCUSED EXPLAINED Nirav Modi in UK, CBI turns to Interpol India, UK to share information, cooperate on extradition Suspense in Singapore 3 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE INSIDE 7KILLEDINACCIDENTON LUCKNOW-AGRA EXPRESSWAY ● Failure to lock girders led to Varanasi bridge collapse, says probe report 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. 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 cooperation in the Indian government’s efforts to extradite Nirav, liquor baron Vijay Mallya and others in the UK. “I had a very useful meeting with UK Minister Baroness Williams. We discussed about India-UK joint effortstodealwithterrorismand 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 extremism. We also agreed to cooperate in the matters of extraditionandsharingof information,” Rijiju said after the hourlong meeting. Letters Rogatory (LRs) in the caseslodgedagainstNiravbythe Enforcement Directorate (ED), the CBI and the Income Tax Department were sent to the UK Central Authority (UKCA) on March 19, April 14 and April 15 respectively. The UKCA has forwarded these LRs to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for execution and conveyed that action would be taken on implementation of the EnforcementDirectorateLR.The ED and SFO have started discussing the way forward, officials said. Nirav, his wife Ami (a US citizen), brother Nishal (a Belgian national) and uncle Choksi, promoterof theGitanjaliGroup,fled the country before the Punjab National Bank complained against their companies, saying it had been cheated through fraudulent issue of Letters of Undertakings(LoUs)andForeign Letters of Credit (FLCs). As a first step, the CBI issued a diffusion notice with the 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, 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, Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS: PM to Rahul, all visit to inquire government buildings, politicians, minority groups and lawyers, officials said. Sanctions on JuA were slapped last year by UNSC on Islamabad’s request which claimed it was linked to intelligence agencies in India. In May this year, US blocked Pakistan’s bid to have JuA commander, Umer Khalid Khurasani, listed as a terrorist by the UNSC’s sanctionscommittee.Khurasaniisalleged to be the mastermind of the attack on the Army Public SchoolinPeshawarinDecember 2014 that killed nearly 150 people and the Easter Sunday suicidebombinginLahoreinMarch 2016 that left 75 people dead. While New Delhi said it had no objection in imposing of ban on the JuA, it is disappointed over UNSC accepting Pakistan’s proposal for the ban, that wrongly claims JuA links to Indian agencies. New Delhi sought UK’s intervention to immediately“delete”anyreference to India, both in the narrative summary and statement of case submitted by Islamabad before 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 advice from his doctors. “Former Prime Minister Shri GOVT & POLITICS Diagnosed with urinary tract infection: AIIMS A B Vajpayee has been admitted in AIIMS today for examination and management. He is stable. A team of doctors under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, are conducting tests,” said Dr Aarti Vij, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR IN TELANGANA, AS ADIVASIS BLOCK LAMBADA TEACHERS, CHILDREN SUFFER HE MEETS KIM TODAY 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 13 ● RAHUL GIVES JOB LESSONS WITH A TWIST OF SHIKANJI & COCA-COLA, P 7 10 THEEDITORIAL PAGE The Age of Surplus BY HARISH DAMODARAN THE INDIAN EXPRESS-OCCRP REPORT 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. 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