DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE UNDER DOVAL ‘GUIDANCE’, CHRISTIAN MICHEL EXTRADITED Agusta middleman is here Accused of bribing officials, Michel claimed he was under pressure to confess DEEPTIMAN TIWARY & SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 4 HOURS AFTER External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed the extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600crore AgustaWestland chopper deal,with her counterpart in the BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Waiting for Michel at CBI office Tuesday night. Praveen Khanna United Arab Emirates, Abdullah binZayedAlNahyan,Michelwas extradited to India Tuesday night, the CBI said. The 57-year-old British nationalisexpectedtobeproduced in court tomorrow. “A team lead by A. Sai Manohar, Joint Director in CBI has been to Dubai for the purpose”, the CBI said. “Under the guidance of Ajit Doval, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Bajrang Dal to ex-pradhan: Meet some men in Bulandshahr mob ANAND MOHAN J BULANDSHAHR, DECEMBER 4 CITY BJP GEARS FOR 2019: KAMAL MEHENDI TO UJJWALA CHAI PAGE 3 YOGESHRAJ,AccusedNumber1 in the FIR in the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh is a second-year LLB student who rose to prominence in Bulandshahr’s Nayabas village by targeting suspected “eveteasers,” intervening in domestic disputes and going on raids againstalleged cattlesmugglers. Bulandshahr police said that Raj is affiliated with the local BajrangDalunitasazilasanyojak (districtcoordinator)andisonthe run.Policehavearrestedfourpersonsinthecaseanddetainedseveral others while an SIT has been constitutedtoinvestigatetheentiresequenceof eventsleadingto the SHO’s death. Until late tonight, The Indian Express tracked down families of nine men of the 27 named in the FIR. TheFIR also mentions 50-60 unnamed persons. All nine have studied until at least Class X and most are farmers by profession. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 UP police officers carry the body of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh who was killed by a mob in Bulandshahr. Gajendra Yadav Grieving son’s question: whose father will be next? ABHISHEK ANGAD ETAH, DECEMBER 4 ASTHEbodyofInspectorSubodh Kumar Singh, killed by a mob in Bulandshahr a day earlier, was being taken to the family home at Tarigawa near Etah for the final rites, his 17-year-old son `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 Abhishek could only shake his head: “My father wanted me to be a good citizen, one who doesn’t incite violence in the name of religion. Today my father lost his life in this Hindu-Muslim dispute, whose father will it be tomorrow?”. Hourslater,Abhishekand his CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Governor rethinks on J&K Bank’s autonomy Tells staff that RBI will remain bank’s regulator, and board will decide ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, DECEMBER 4 LESSTHANafortnightafterturning the Jammu and Kashmir Bank (J&K Bank) Ltd into a public sector undertaking and makingitanswerabletothestate legislature, Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday said that the government would re-examine the issue and that the bank board was the right forum to take all decisions. Malik’s assurance came after a delegation of bank employees methimTuesday.HisNovember 22 decision sparked outrage acrossthepoliticalspectrumand leaders in the state including Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajad Lone called it an assault on the bank’s autonomy. The Governor Tuesday clarified that J&K Bank, which was E X P L A I NE D WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 24 PAGES E Blends economics ● & politics AFTER HIS remarks on Sajad Lone being Delhi’s man, the Governor’s latest step is a bid to bridge the trust deficit between J&K and the government. Finance did not issue any directions to J&K Bank on the Nov 22 decision that it be treated as a PSU. Tuesday’s assurance to review the decision and highlight the board’s powers suggests he is heeding sound counsel. registeredasagovernmentcompany under the Companies CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Why Dalits are keeping BJP, Congress guessing APURVA & HAMZA KHAN HINDAUN, NAGAUR, DECEMBER 4 WHEN AN upper caste mob went on the rampage on April 3, the day after a Bharat Bandh called by Dalits over what they said was a move to dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act following a Supreme Court order,thehomesof twoHindaun politicians were set ablaze. Hindaun’s Congress candidate,BharosiLalJatav,isyettorepair his house. His supporters say it is a testimony to the caste DECISION 2018 KARTARPUR IN PAK BECAUSE OF CONG’S LACK OF VISION: PM WHERE ARE THE JOBS, ASKS RAHUL PAGE 7 violence and want people to see it every day. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SINDHU, GOPICHAND AT ADDA Badminton ace P V Sindhu and coach Pullela Gopichand in conversation with Seema Chishti and Shivani Naik of The Indian Express, at the Express Adda in Mumbai. Nirmal Harindran EXPRESS NETWORK SC TO BIHAR, KERALA HCS: MARK CASES AGAINST LAWMAKERS TO LOWER COURTS HC ACQUITS BIBI JAGIR KAURIN CASE OF HER DAUGHTER’S DEATH PAGE 9
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