TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 18 PAGES, KOLKATA `5.00/EX-KOLKATA `6.00 (`12 IN NORTH EAST STATES & ANDAMAN) ● WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE BANGLADESHI MIGRANTS WEST BENGAL4 P 4 Won’t let any illegal stay, will expel one by one: Amit Shah ‘In poll time, Opposition raises issues like Akhlaq...when Akhlaq happened, we won; we will win again’ PROTEST VIGIL DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, SEPTEMBER 11 ● ‘EVIL FORCES THREATENED RAMAKRISHNA MISSION TO CANCEL MY CHICAGO TRIP’ 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE What Congress needs to do BY PRATAP BHANU MEHTA BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY BJP PRESIDENT Amit Shah said Tuesday that the Government will identify all illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in India and expel them, one by one — “chun chun kar nikalenge”. Addressing party workers in Jaipur,ShahalsosaidthattheBJP would win every election, even if there were attempts by the Opposition to revive issues such as the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq over suspicion of consuming beef or the return of awards by authors citing a climate of intolerance. “When Akhlaq happened, we won. We won when award wapsi happened. If they do somethingelsenow,too,wewill win,” Shah said. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress over the NRC, Shah said: “Arrey, aapko jitna virodh karna hai woh karo, Bharatiya Janata Party ka sankalp hai, ek bhi Bangladeshi ghuspethiya desh mein rehne nahi denge, chun chun kar nikal denge (You oppose it as much you want, but the BJP’s vision is that we won’t let even one Bangladeshiinfiltratorstayinthe country...We will single them out, one by one, and expel them).” Laterintheevening,addressing a gathering of senior party leaders and residents, Shah said thatthe BJP governmentwill not go back on the issue of NRC. Protesters demand the arrest of Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused of raping a nun, in Kochi on Tuesday. Vignesh Krishnamoorthy REPORT, PAGE 5 Amit Shah in Jaipur on Tuesday. Rohit Jain Paras Urban Maoists were caught...Starting with Rahul Gandhi, everyone started to speak in their favour. Now they are silent because some information has come to light... Should those who buy mortars be given freedom? “Humne firm nirnay liya hai. NRC mein se Bharatiya Janata Party wapas nahi jayegi. Aur chun chun kar sabko wo soochi mein dalkar, isko ingit karne ka kaam BharatiyaJanataPartykaregi(We have taken a firm decision that the BJP will not go back on the NRC. And after singling them out, we will put them on the list so that they can be identified),” said Shah. CONTINUEDONPAGE2 EC sends AAP showcause notice on ‘concealing’ income, party calls it bias EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 THEELECTIONCommission(EC) servedashowcausenoticetothe Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday, asking why its recognitionshouldnotbewithdrawnfor allegedlyconcealingitsactualincome for 2014-15 financial year. The party has been asked to respond within 20 days, failing which the EC will decide the matter based on the “information available on record”. Earlier this year, as first reported by The Indian Express on January 9, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had flagged tothe ECan alleged mismatch in AAP’s actual and reported donations.InhismissivetothenChief Election Commissioner (CEC) A K Joti, CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra had said that AAP had notdisclosedthesourceof donationsadding upto Rs13.16 crore. The EC’s showcause notice reiteratestheCBDT’sfindings,includingthediscrepancybetween totalcreditof Rs67.67crore(from donationsinexcessof Rs20,000) in AAP’s bank account and total income of Rs 54.15 crore disclosed by the party in its auditedaccountssharedwiththe poll panel. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Delhi Police spectators, perpetrators: CBI in HC on 1984 riots PM announces Diwali gift: Pay hike for 24 lakh frontline health workers PRITAM PAL SINGH PRIMEMINISTERNarendraModi on Tuesday announced a hike in the monthly honorarium of accredited social health activists (Ashas)andAnganwadiworkers. There are over 24 lakh of them, mainly women, who attend to health and nutrition needs of mostly women and children. The announcement of doubling of remuneration — made during the PM’s interaction with Anganwadi, ANMs (auxiliary nurse midwives) and Asha workersovervideo-conferencing on Tuesday — will take the mini- NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 THEREISoverwhelmingcircumstantial evidence to show that Delhi Police personnel were “silent spectators”, “abettors” or “perpetrators” in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the CBI has told the Delhi High Court. “Circumstances really speak louder than words. It has rightly been said that while men may lie, circumstances do not. In the present case, overwhelming circumstantial evidence has come on record to establish that Delhi Police personnel in uniform were either silent spectators to the crime or abettorsoreven the perpetrators,” the CBI stated in a written submission before a bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel. “The immoral and illegal role of policedidnotevencometoan end when the riots subsided. Even after the registration of a few cases, the investigating agency resorted to sabotage and subversion of their statutory duty,” the CBI said. It alleged that police investigatorsacted“asprotectorsof the culprits and abused their statutoryfunctionsandpowers todestroy the few cases that somehow came to be registered”. The CBI’s submission came during a hearing of its appeal against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal five years ago in the murder of five persons in the Raj Nagar area of Delhi CONTINUEDONPAGE2 RSS invites 60 nations to lecture series, Pak left out LALMANI VERMA NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 BARRING PAKISTAN, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will soon start sending invitations to diplomatic missions of around 60 countries for a three-day lecture series in Delhi next week, which will be addressed by chief Mohan Bhagwat, who will also take questions from the audience. The RSS is also inviting all national political parties and regional parties with a strong base in the states which aggressively target the RSS on different issues. Apart from diplomatic missions and political parties, the RSS is also expected to invite representatives of industry, media and other sectors. “Invitations will be sent to embassies of most Asian countriesexcludingPakistan.Pakistan will not be invited because that country supports terror, kills Indian soldiers at borders and its relations with India are strained,” said an RSS functionary, who added that the Embassy of China will be invited becauseChinahas“culturalsimilarities with India”. Asked about not inviting Pakistan, RSS Delhi unit prachak pramukh Rajiv Tuli declined to comment. The three-day lecture series begins from September 17 in whichBhagwatwilladdressand interact with a select audience comprising prominent citizens on the “Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective”. In a press conference on August 27, RSS All India Prachar Pramukh Arun Kumar had announced the lecture series. “Today, Bharat is moving ahead towards regaining her special anduniquepositionintheworld among the galaxy of nations. At CONTINUEDONPAGE2 ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR MUSEUM ROBBERY: 2 HELD, POLICE SAY THEY WANTED TASTE OF NIZAM LIFE SREENIVAS JANYALA HYDERABAD, SEPTEMBER 11 POLICEONTuesdayarrestedtwo people on charges of stealing a golden tiffin box of the VIIth Nizam — made of pure gold and weighing 1,950 gm — a gold cup and saucer set and a gold spoon from the Nizam Museum in Hyderabad. The market value of the items is around Rs 1 crore, buttheirantiquevaluewouldbe about Rs 40 crore. But selling off the items was not the first priority of accused Mohammed Ghouse Pasha, 23, and Mohammed Mubeen, 24, said S Chaitanya Kumar, Addl DCP,Commissioner’s Task Force, Hyderabad City. While they hid in a hotel in Mumbai, the duo, who are cousins and childhood friends, wanted to get a taste of how theNizamsdinedin luxury, the Addl DCP said. Ghouse told the police after his arrest Tuesday that first they wanted toget afeelof theluxury in which Nizams lived and that he and Mubeen relished eating from the tiffin box. “Ghouse and Mubeen are ‘shaukeens’. They grew up in Rajendra Nagar and dreamed of making it big in life someday. Mubeen became CONTINUEDONPAGE2 Police officers display the stolen items on Tuesday. PTI EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 Modi interacts with workers via video-conference. PTI mum money an ASHA worker makes every month from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000. Anganwadis who now draw an honorarium of Rs 3,000 will CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Sent list of high-profile fraud cases to PMO, not aware of progress: Rajan ‘Behind NPA: Suspect coal allocation... slow decision-making in UPA & NDA’ ENS ECONOMIC BUREAU NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 11 FORMER RESERVE Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said he had submitted a list of highprofile fraud cases to the Prime Minister’s Office urging coordinated action to bring at least one or two to book. “I am not aware of progress onthisfront.Thisisamatterthat should be addressed with urgency,” said Rajan in a note submitted to Parliament Estimates Committee chaired by Member of Parliament Murli Manohar Joshi. He said the banking system has been singularly ineffective in bringing even a single “high profile fraudster to book”. Rajan said the size of frauds 12 EXPLAINED Understanding bad loans inpublicsector bankswassmall, relative to the overall volume of NPAs. As far as corruption was concerned, he said instead of CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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