LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, LUCKNOW, `5.00 ● THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 ● WWW.INDIAN TheIndian EXP DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JO ARREST OF ACTIVI Supreme Q valve of de cooker wi CJI-led bench asks Maharashtra to respond, activists under house arrest until Sept 6 At the wreath laying ceremony for the four policemen who were killed in Shopian on Wednesday. Shuaib Masoodi ANANTHAKRISHNAN G Again, J&K policemen targeted: Four shot dead after top Hizbul commander is killed BASHAARAT MASOOD SRINAGAR, AUGUST 29 HOURS AFTER a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander was gunned down by security forces at Anantnag in J&K, terrorists Wednesday ambushed and killed four policemen outside a vehicle workshop in Shopian. This marks the third high- profile attack on police personnel this year and comes just a week after an inspector and two constables were shot dead while on leave for Eid. The four policemen killed Wednesday were part of an officer’s security detail and were out getting a police vehicle repaired when they were fired upon. After the attack, the mili- tants took away three rifles of the slain policemen and escaped. Earlier in the day, security agencies said top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Altaf Ahmad Dar and an associate Umar Rashid were killed in an early morning operation in Anantnag’s Muniward village. “Altaf Ahmed Dar was currently operating as one of the most important terrorist commanders of proscribed terror outfit HM,” a police spokesman said. “He had a long history of criminal records since 2007.” Barely five hours after Dar was gunned down, militants attacked the police party. “Terrorists, in the afternoon, fired indiscriminately upon a police party at Arhama in district CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Journalist Rai’s assets seized, Govt can book him under Secrets Act too Some demonetisation facts: Over 99% of banned notes are back, cash at home at 7-yr high AMITAV RANJAN & DEEPTIMAN TIWARY ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU MUMBAI, NEW DELHI, AUG 29 NEW DELHI, AUGUST 29 AS THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) OVER 21 MONTHS after Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were withdrawn from circulation on November 8, 2016, the Reserve After note ban, cash share in savings is up ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, AUGUST 29 OBSERVING THAT“dissent is the safety valve of democracy... if it is not allowed, the pressure cooker will burst”, the Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the Maharashtra government and directed that five rights activists and lawyers arrested by Pune police be placed under house arrest until the matter is heard next on September 6. Probing an alleged Maoist link to a meeting of the Elgaar Parishad in Pune on the eve of the January 1 violence in Bhima Koregaon, Pune police Tuesday searched homes ofnine rights activists and lawyers and arrested five: Varavara Rao in Hyderabad; Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in Mumbai; Sudha Bharadwaj in Faridabad; and, Gautam Navlakha in New Delhi. Rao, Gonsalves and Ferreira were taken to Pune while Navlakha and Bharadwaj were awaiting word from the high courts on petitions moved on their behalf. Hearing a separate petition moved by Romila Thapar, Devaki Jain, Prabhat Patnaik, Satish Deshpande and Maja Daruwala on behalf of the arrested activists, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Police Wedn RAO Po he plo CHAN PUNE A DA arrest Wedn activi Ferrei were banne (Maoi acy to Front” cratic g Th thing ising Parish Pune,
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