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 bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Michel was extradited to India Tuesday night, the CBI said. The 57-year-old British national is expected to be produced 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 INSIDE SC TO HCS:MARK CASES AGAINST LAWMAKERS TO LOWER COURTS PAGE 2 YOGESH RAJ, Accused Number 1 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 against alleged cattle smugglers. Bulandshahr police said that Raj is affiliated with the local Bajrang Dal unit as a zila sanyojak (district coordinator) and is on the run. Police have arrested four persons in the case and detained several others while an SIT has been constituted to investigate the entire sequence of events leading to the SHO’s death. Until late tonight, The Indian Express tracked down families of nine men of the 27 named in the FIR. The FIR 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 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 LESS THANa fortnight after turning the Jammu and Kashmir Bank (J&K Bank) Ltd into a public sector undertaking and making it answerable to the state 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 met him Tuesday. His November 22 decision sparked outrage across the political spectrum and 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 Grieving son’s question: whose father will be next? ETAH, DECEMBER 4 AS THEbody of Inspector Subodh 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 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?”. Hours later, Abhishek and his CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 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. registered as a government company under the Companies CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Why Dalits are keeping BJP, Congress guessing APURVA & HAMZA KHAN ABHISHEK ANGAD `4.00, WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 EXPLAINED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018, AHMEDABAD, LATE CITY, 20 PAGES 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, the homes of two Hindaun politicians were set ablaze. Hindaun’s Congress candidate, Bharosi Lal Jatav, is yet to repair 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 9 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 GUJARAT 4 MORE HELD IN PAPER LEAK CASE, CONG ALLEGES CMO LINK 2016 RAID: POLICE FILE CHARGES AGAINST 129 FOR DRINKING LIQUOR PAGE 3 PAGE 5
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