eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE NEWDELHI,LATECITY APRIL7,2019 The Perfect Beat 20+6(EYE)PAGES,`6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, ` 12SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SUNDAY STORY BIG PICTURE PAGE 9 Rising sun and setting stars PAGES 10-11 In the Valley, election without a campaign In TN which votes on April 18, the DMK-led Oppn alliance’s narrative centres on a key question: ‘Don’t you want to keep out Modi?’ A groom in panic, schoolchildren without buses, traders anxious as J&K lockdown begins today 5 days to polls, jawan shot outside his home BASHAARAT MASOOD & ADIL AKHZER SRINAGAR, ANANTNAG, BARAMULLA, APRIL 6 FORTHREEdays,DanishAliBhat kept frantically trying for a security pass that would allow him and his family to travel on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on his wedding day, Sunday. On Saturday morning, the family finally got a travel pass, but by then Bhat and his weddingprocessionhadalready leftforhisbride’svillageinDoda. The permission, signed by the Additional District Magistrate, Anantnag, said Bhat be allowed to move with 12 persons in four vehicles on Sunday, to return the next day. It specified the numberplates of the vehicles, said “the permission is valid for 02 days only”, “subject ADIL AKHZER SRINAGAR, APRIL 6 Heavy security on National Highway on Saturday. Shuaib Masoodi to the Srinagar-Jammu NHW road clearance”, and “after frisking/security check”. Bhat’s brother Zameer Ali said the wedding party left a day earlieras“wedidn’twanttotake any chance”. All along the highway, on the Dutch officials allege money laundering linked to Reliance promoter group Strongly deny any suggestion of impropriety, full compliance of rules: RTGIL, now East West Pipeline KHUSHBOO NARAYAN MUMBAI, APRIL 6 DUTCHINVESTIGATORShavealleged that an estimated $1.1 billion in profits earned by Dutch pipeline firm A Hak NL, through over-invoicing services and works rendered to Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd, were “creamed off” to Singapore-based Biometrix Marketing Ltd, a company they claim is allegedly linked to Reliance. Reliance Gas Transportation InfrastructureLtd(RGTIL)isnow called East West Pipeline Ltd (EWPL). It is a privately owned entity. The Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service & Economic Investigation Service (FIOD-ECD)of theDutchgovernment, which has been investigating the case, arrested three former employees of A Hak, NL, and produced them in court Friday. Both Reliance Industries Limited and EWPL issued statements “emphatically” denying any wrongdoing. The arrests in The Netherlands were made in connection with alleged over-invoicing of materials and services supplied by A Hak International Contractors Asia FZE (a firm set up by A Hak, NL, in the UAE) for building a gas pipeline with RGTIL in India between 2006 and 2008. A statement by the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office said the arrested former executives of A Hak allegedly received payments up to $10 million for their alleged involvement. According to case details accessed by The Indian Express, profits of about $1.2 billion were “creamed off” by A Hak International Contractors Asia through “four insurance companies” allegedly using false insurance contracts. Of this,upto$1.1billion were invested in two companies allegedly related to RGTIL (EWPL now) through “bearer documents”, the Dutch investigators alleged. A bearer instrument is a document that entitles the holder of the document rights of ownership or title to the underlying property, such as shares or bonds. When contacted by The Indian Express, EWPL said the pipeline project was built by a privately owned entity, in which promoters’ private funds were invested. A Hak was one of the contractors, it said, but denied any wrongdoing. “No public funds were invested and all borrowings from banks, financial institutions and others have been fully repaid by thepromoters.Westronglydeny any suggestion of any money having been laundered at any stage during the implementation of the project. Suggestion of such impropriety lacks logic and economic rationale and is emphatically denied,” EWPL said in a statement. “East West Pipeline project wasimplementedinfullcompliance with all rules, regulations and applicable laws. All applicable taxes and duties have been duly paid,” it added. And that EWPL had no branches or subsidiaries outside India including Singapore. The case details accessed by The Indian Express said bearer documents were later transferred to Biometrix Marketing Ltd through a web of transactions involving about 15 companies based in Dubai, the Caribbean and Switzerland among others. The investigators have allegedly found that the ultimate beneficial owner of some of these entities, which are said to have routed the money to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 eve of the first day of curbs on movement of civilian traffic coming into force, there is similar uncertainty. While the authorities said Friday they would allow schoolchildren, governmentemployeesandemergency CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FIVE DAYS before Baramulla in North Kashmir votes in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls amidst an unprecedented security cover, an Army jawan was shotdeadbysuspectedmilitants outside his home in Warpora areaof theconstituency’sSopore town on Saturday. Policeofficialssaidthejawan, Mohammed Rafi Yatoo of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, was home on leave. SSP Sopore Javaid Iqbal said further investigation was on. An Army official based in US TO NAME IRAN’S GUARDS CORPS A TERROR GROUP MALDIVES VOTES FOR NEW PARLIAMENT PAGE 15 Srinagar said Yatoo, who was attacked around 5.30 pm on Saturday, was posted in Baramulla districtandhad come home on a month’s leave. Residents of Warpora said Yatoo married last year and had come home only a few days ago. Last month, Warpora village had witnessed an encounter between militants and security forces at the end of which two militants affiliated with the Jaish-e-Mohammedwerekilled. Last month, militants had shot dead a man in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The man had been declared a deserter by the Army after he left his training midway last year. Biopic waits, playing in west UP: Chowkidar guarding ‘Bharatpur’ against ‘Khanpur’ DECISION 2019 APURVA MUZAFFARNAGAR, APRIL 6 THE FICTIONAL village of ‘Bharatpur’ is in turmoil. Thefts and robberies have increased, women feel unsafe, corrupt politicians rule and the neighbouring village of ‘Khanpur’ has residents worried. Bharatpur’s chief, an Armyman, suggests the village hire a new ‘chowkidar’ from ‘Gurjarpur’tosetthingsrightand rid the village of politicians who either disconnect electric wires or steal fodder or appease Khanpur or steal stones to build statues in parks. This is the plot of a film shot in Uttar Pradesh titled Mein ‘Armyman’, ‘Chowkidar’ in a still from the YouTube film Main Hoon Chowkidar Hoon Chowkidar and released only on YouTube. Released on February12,almosttwo months before the biopic PM Narendra CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 GATHBANDHAN RALLY TODAY, FOCUS ON GETTING THE PITCH RIGHT ON FOUNDATION DAY, MODI SAYS BJP HAS DEMOCRATIC ETHOS THOSE REJECTING DIVERSITY ARE NOW PATRIOTS: SONIA PAGES 5, 7 Congratulations to all the Rank Holders from * SRUSHTI JAYANT DESHMUKH AIR 5 On his birth centenary, remembering the maestro who lifted the tabla from the margins to the spotlight ANTI-SATELLITE TEST Debristoclearin 45days,norisk tospacestation, saysDRDO Explains timing scientifically driven, says test could not have been secret RAHUL TRIPATHI NEW DELHI, APRIL 6 THE DEFENCE Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday held a detailed briefing on India’s AntiSatellite Test (A-SAT), defending both its timing and the government revealing it to the world. Asked whether the DRDO had the permission of the ElectionCommission(EC)forthe briefing, officials said they had the “necessary clearance”. Amidst the Opposition going totheECoverthetest,andPrime Minister Narendra Modi himself announcing it to the nation, DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy gave a detailed representation on ‘Mission Shakti’, with graphics. Addressing a packed auditoriumhere,hesaidthetiming of the test was “technologically and scientifically driven” and said tests of this nature couldn’t be kept a secret. He also ruled out any future A-SAT missile tests in the lower Earth orbit by India, saying these were not needed any more. Reddy said India had chosen an orbit of less than 300 km for Mission Shakti for “capability demonstration” and to avoid threat of debris to global space DRDO chief G Satish Reddy (left) at the briefing. PTI assets. “The chosen orbit was nearly 120 km below the International Space Station (ISS) orbit. There was no possibility of hittingtheISSwithA-SATdebris. EvenNASAspokeabouta10-day risk period that is over today,” Reddy said, adding that their radars had spotted the debris after the test and these would dissolve within 45 days. On Tuesday, the US space agency had termed India shooting down a satellite, one of its own,a“terriblething”sayingthe CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SHUBHRA KUMARI SAYANTAN GHOSH AIR 539 HIMMAT SINGH AIR 634 NITIN KUMAR AIR 649 Rajnath’s missile flexing: Can ward off big superpowers SANTOSH SINGH JAMUI, APRIL 6 CALLING INDIA a “space power” after the success of Mission Shakti, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh claimed here Saturday that India’s anti-missile system is so effective that it can ward off any attack, even thosebypowerfulnations.“Even if the anti-satellite techniques of Russia, America or China try and break our satellites, our antisatellite system can break them in outer orbit itself.” Speaking at a rally in Jamui in support of LJP candidate Chirag Paswan, Singh also accused former prime minister Manmohan Singh of delaying the launch of the anti-missile system. “Though our scientists had developed the anti-missile system in 2007, our then PM Manmohan Singh did not give it his nod because he feared that America, Russia and China would take it down. 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