LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA AN EXPRESS INVESTIGATION — PART 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Services with L-G until SC rules: Centre In latest case, all 25 arrested in Dhule are either jobless or daily-wage workers; of these, 15 never went to school ANANTHAKRISHNAN G THE AYODHYA issue returned to centrestage Friday after the Uttar Pradesh government opposed demands to refer to a Constitution Bench a 1994 ruling of the Supreme Court which stated that “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and namaz (prayer) by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open”. Appearing for the UP government, Additional Solicitor General General Tushar Mehta told a bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer that the demand to revisit the M Ismail Faruqui vs Union of India to a Constitution Bench was never made all these years and the present attempt was only to “delay” and “avoid adjudication ofa long-pending dispute”. NEW FLASHPOINT IN DELHI Look who all make up the murderous lynch mob Don’t allow bid to delay Ayodhya ruling: UP govt to SC NEW DELHI, JULY 6 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE Justice Ranjan Gogoi with CJI Dipak Misra at a farewell function for Justice A K Goel in New Delhi. Anil Sharma Justice Ranjan Gogoi to deliver Third Ramnath Goenka Lecture next week EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, JULY 6 SUPREME COURT judge Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the second most senior judge of the apex court, will deliver the Third Ramnath Goenka Memorial Lecture here on July 12. The lecture series was launched by The Express Group in March 2016 to mark 25 years of the passing away of Ramnath Goenka, founder of The Indian Express. The lecture, in the spirit of the founder and the newspaper, is meant to deepen understanding of change and inspire debate on issues of vital contemporary interest. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CJI IS MASTER OF ROSTER: SC PAGE 6 Rashmi Rajput in Dhule, Abhishek Saha in Guwahati, Sweety Kumari in Kolkata, Sreenivas Janyala in Hyderabad, Johnson T A in Bengaluru, Arun Janardhanan in Chennai, Prashant Pandey in Ranchi & Dipankar Ghose in Raipur Responds to Kejriwal’s charge of Centre refusing to let him transfer bureaucrats SOURAV ROY BARMAN OF THE 25 arrested in the latest case of lynching fuelled by rumours of child-lifting, in Maharashtra’s Dhule, only four have completed higher secondary education. Five others have studied till the primary level — the remaining 15 have never been to school. Over 15 were under the influence of alcohol when they took part in the attack on the five men who died. And, almost all the accused were daily-wagers, or unemployed young men. What goes inside the head of NEW DELHI, JULY 6 The Dhule lynching accused. Prashant Nadkar an individual as he joins a mob to kill will always remain a mystery. But an investigation by The Indian Express into 27 similar lynchings across nine states has found stark parallels in the demographic composition of the accused and the location of the crime. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RELATED REPORTS PAGE 7 Panama Papers: Sharif gets 10 yrs in jail, Land compensation due for three decades, court attaches daughter 7 yrs, can’t contest Pak polls SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD, JULY 6 PAKISTAN’S DEPOSED prime minister Nawaz Sharif was Friday sentenced in absentia to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by an anti-graft court in one of the three corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal, dealing a huge blow to his party ahead of the national elections on July 25. Sharif’s 44-year-old daugh- Blow to party ahead of Pakistan elections on July 25 ter and co-accused Maryam was given seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of two million pounds, while her husband Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar was jailed for one year for not cooperating with the anti- graft authorities. Amid tight security, the court delivered the much-anticipated verdict after postponing it for five times during the day in the case pertaining to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed the case, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 HARD FOR HIM TO BOUNCE BACK PAGE 11 Gujarat govt’s cars, furniture EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE RAJKOT, JULY 6 A COURT in Gujarat’s Amreli attached three cars and furniture items of the office of the executive engineer of the state irrigation department in Amreli on Thursday after the state government, despite court orders, did not pay dues to nine farmers whose land was acquired for the Thebi and Vadiya dam projects in that district in the 1990s. A bailiff, accompanied by affected farmers, executed warrants issued by the court of principal senior civil judge Kiran Dohare in nine cases. The attached cars and furniture, including the main table, of the office of the executive engineer (EE) were officially put in custody of the court. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 HOURS AFTER Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the Union government and the Lt Governor were violating the Supreme Court order by refusing to hand control of the Services department to his government, the Centre Friday said it would be against the law to take a final view on the Services matter since it was still pending before the top court. Lt Governor Anil Baijal too made it clear that he would retain control of the Services department unless the regular bench ofthe Supreme Court rules on the 2015 notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that authorised him to decide on transfers and postings of bureaucrats in the Delhi government. A spokesperson for the MHA, responding to Kejriwal’s allegation, said: “The MHA has not advised L-G to ignore any part of SC order. This is a misleading 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia with L-G Anil Baijal at Raj Niwas on Friday. Express statement. The MHA has only advised the L-G, based on a reference received from him, to follow the law.” “This advice is based on Ministry ofLaw’s opinion that the Constitution Bench has clearly ordered that the matter be placed before the appropriate regular Bench. In fact, it would be against the law to take a final view on matter related to Services which is still pending before the regular Bench. This is also in accordance with the Proviso to Article 145(3) of the Constitution,” the spokesperson said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 VERDICT ENHANCES AAP GOVT APPEAL By SANJAY KUMAR
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