LATE CITY AHMEDABAD, FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2013 20 PAGES Rs. 3.00 TheIndianEXPRESS JOURNALISM OF COURAGE DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD I CHANDIGARH I DELHI I KOLKATA I LUCKNOW I MUMBAI I NAGPUR I PUNE I VADODARA NATIONAL NETWORK CM Gogoi faces first dissidence in 12 years (P8) IndianExpress.com PAGES 10, 11 Edit & Op-ed TEA LEAVES FOR 2014: THIS YEAR’S STATE POLLS twitter.com/IndianExpress facebook.com/IndianExpress INTERNATIONAL Sport Osama’s son-in-law arrested in Jordan, taken to US (P9) by Suhas Palshikar ■ TIME-BOUND DELIVERY OF SERVICES MAY REWORK PEOPLE-STATE PACT IndianExpress.com/Apps PAGE 20 Smooth passage for PSG GUJARAT ● ABOUT TO GO ON ROAMING, MODI BEEFS UP HIS FLOCK IN STATE ● NOW, COLORS PULLS OUT AS SPONSOR OF WHARTON EVENT Explain links with engineering firms: MoD to AgustaWestland Demands reply in one week, notice sent days after Express report MANU PUBBY NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 N OT satisfied by AgustaWestland’s response to its showcause notice that moved to cancel the Rs 3,546 crore VVIP chopper deal, the Defence ministry has asked the Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer to specifically furnish details of its relationship QUICK TAKES with companies that have emerged as key links to the alleged kickbacks in the deal. The ministry sent the letter after The Indian Express reported Tuesday that AgustaWestland had signed agreements with three firms owned by the alleged middlemen who are suspected to have got kickbacks of over Rs 360 crore, sources said Thursday. One of the contracts was companies within a for 5 per cent of the week, specifically total value of the IDS that was earchopper deal S IN ACK lier in Mohali while another KICKB ER DEAL CHOPP and is now was for managing “hostile” based in media. Tunisia, and Sources said Chandigarhthe Defence minbased Aeromatrix istry has asked the that Italian investigators have named as chanhelicopter manufacturer to send a detailed reply, explain- nels through which the kicking all its dealings with the backs were distributed. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RAVI KANOJIA Pramukh Swami names new BAPS administrator AHMEDABAD:Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the 92-yearold spiritual head of one of the largest sects, the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha , has announced he will be stepping down from the day-to-day administration of the organisation due to his failing health. P5 By UNNY » Virender Sehwag at the Toyota University Cricket » The out-of-form opener was dropped for the final Championship, at his alma mater Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on Thursday. two Tests of the series against Australia. “I trust my REPORT, P 16 game. I’ll be back,” he tweeted. ‘After 1999 coup, Musharraf NIA arrests Ajmer claimed Kargil was a victory’ Sharif blast accused from Gujarat NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 As we salute the spirit of the Delhi gangrape victim this Women’s Day, we bring stories of courage from across the country of women who rise against oppression, for equality and justice I P 22 & 23 I GEN Pervez Musharraf launched the Kargil operations with the military objective to cut off supplies for Siachen and bargain a settlement, but months later, after his coup to become Pakistan’s President, he spun a new story before his corps commanders, telling them Kargil was a “victory” because it had refocused global attention on Kashmir. This is revealed by Lt Gen (retd) Shahid Aziz in his Urdu book Yeh Khamoshi Kahan Tak. Aziz headed the ISI’s analysis wing during Kargil and wentontobecometheDirectorGeneral of Military Operations. It was Aziz — Musharraf calls him his “relative” in his autobiographyIntheLineofFire—who ordered the Rawalpindi-based 111 Brigade to overthrow the Nawaz Sharif government in 1999 after it announced Musharraf’s replacement. But in his book, Aziz does not spare Musharraf. He recalls that when a corps commander described Kargil as a “debacle” at a conference after the Army had assumed power, Musharraf “exploded in anger” and said: “Debacle! What debacle? You know what the Kashmir cause has gained from it? Due toKargil,theworldfocuseditsattention on it. Now, they know to what extent we cango for Kashmir.It is our victory.” This contradicted the briefing during Kargil by Maj Gen Tauqir Zia, DGMO, who told all senior general officers in early-May 1999 that Pakistani regulars were on the frontline. “He (Zia) mentioned that the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) and units of the regular army had occupied hilltops which were vacant. On some of them the Indian Army used to deploy in the summer and vacate in the winter,” according to a translated version of Aziz’s book. “The rest of the area was vacant and unoccupied. Now our army has reached far ahead and beyond these places and the Drass-Kargil road was in the range of fire of our small weapons. The road has been closed. Now the supply line of Siachen sector has been cut off, and the dumping/storage of provisions for the winter couldn’t be completed. They would have to leave EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE VADODARA, MARCH 7 A TEAM from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Mafat alias Mahesh Gohil from Vadodara late Wednesday night in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Sharif blast. Gohil is also wanted in the 2002 Best Bakery case along with three of his relatives. All four are accused in the Ajmer Sharif blast case too. This is the second arrest this week in the Ajmer Sharif blast case. The NIA had on Tuesday arrested Bhavesh Patel from the national capital and produced him before a court in Jaipur, which was sent to 15-day custody. Both Gohil and Patel are likely to be interrogated about the conspiracy behind the bombing as well as the murder of RSS member Sunil Joshi, the sources said.While one of Gohil’s relatives, Harshad Gohil, was arrested by the Rajasthan ATS in Jaipur in 2010 for his alleged role in the Ajmer Sharif blast case, his other two relatives, Jayantibhai Gohil and Ramesh Gohil, are still absconding. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 » RELATED REPORT PAGE 5 In Maharashtra, cattle get identity tags 1 PAGE ANCHOR Barcodes for animals at drought relief camps cut work load, malpractices THE Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to a draft Bill thatwillensuredeliveryofservicessuchaspassports,birthand deathcertificates,andpensions in a time-bound manner. In case of delay, officials responsible for delivering the services can be fined Rs 250 per day, upto a maximum of Rs 50,000. The “Rights of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011”, part of the legislative measures proposed to check corruption, is likely to be brought before parliament soon. Sources said the Bill, through a citizens’ charter that will be set up for each department, will specify the goods MADHYA PRADESH Business as Usual Women’s Day NEW DELHI, MARCH 7 and services supplied, with a time frame for providing them. The names of designated officials responsible for delivery of the services will also be listed. In case of non-compliance by officials, provisions have been included to initiate criminal and administrative proceedings against them. Such appeals will have to be made before the Lokpal at the Centre and the Lokayukta in the states. Every public authority will also have to designate grievance redressal officers at all levels. There will also be state and central public grievance redressal commissions. The inclusion of NRIs in the ambit of the Bill will be dealt with separately by the Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions ministry and the Law ministry. HOW SOME STATES DO IT PRANAB DHAL SAMANTA ARUL HORIZON GARIMA MISHRA NIDHAL (SATARA), MARCH 7 I N 2002, when the state suffered a drought-like situation, the Maharashtra government set up chavanis (open animal camps) to help farmers take care of their cattle. Following this season’s drought situation, the chavanis have returned after a decade, but with a difference. This time, each animal has been given a unique identity number, in the form of a barcode, to check malpractices. “The software helps maintain data of each farmer, and the count of A laptop, barcode scanner and barcode tags are needed his animals kept at the chavani. The data is further divided into two categories — big and small animals,” said Abhaysinh Jagtap, owner of Shaurya Slain DSP’s family sends 8 names for govt jobs FAISAL FAREED LUCKNOW, MARCH 7 Investigators believe that over 21 million euros were transferred through this route. The latest notice has been sent after the Central Bureau of Investigation registered a preliminary enquiry in the case and has named both IDS and Aeromatrix, besides several Indians including former Air Chief S P Tyagi and three of his cousins. ❚ SEHWAG DROPPED, SAYS ‘WILL BE BACK’ Cabinet clears Bill to penalise delay in services Enterprises, a Pune-based company which has developed the software, eAnicamp Management System. To put the system in place, each chavani needs a laptop, a barcode scanner and barcode tags. While the cost of the laptop and the barcode scanner adds up to around Rs 32,500, each barcode tag comes for Rs 10.25. The barcodes are scanned during the day, and the total animal count sent to the district collector’s office. The data is also uploaded on www.charachavani.com. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE MP Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act came into force on Sept 25, 2010. COVERS 52 services under 16 departments, 20 more services to be added soon. TIME for delivery: 3-60 days. 104 officials penalised so far. PUNJAB THE Right to Service Act was passed in Oct 2011. COVERS 69 services under departments like revenue, health, transport, housing and urban development. TIME for delivery: 1-60 days. FIVE officials penalised so far. BIHAR THE Bihar govt implemented the Right to Public Service Act on August 15, 2011. COVERS 51 services under 10 departments including health, transport, food and civil supplies, education and social welfare. TIME for delivery: 7-30 days. THE family of slain DSP Zia-ulHaque has sent a list of eight names for govern- ZIA-UL-HAQUE ment jobs on compassionate grounds. Besides Haque’s wife Parveen Azad and his younger brother Sohrab, the list sent to the Deoria district magistrate includes Azad’s sister Farheen, Haque’s sister’s husband Mujibur Rehman, Azad’s sister’s husband Ismail Ahmed, Haque’s sisters Kaneez Fatima and Razia Khatoon, and Haque’s cousin Rustam Ali. District magistrate Vivek Kumar has forwarded only two names to the government — Azad and Sohrab. The list has been signed by Azad, her father Babuddin Azad and father-in-law Shamsul Haque. “But Shamsul Haque met me and objected to the inclusion of names from Azad’s family,” said Kumar. When CM Akhilesh Yadav met Haque’s family earlier this week, he had promised them government jobs. Kumar said he was asked to submit two names. SP MLA Ghazala Lari also said “only two members are to get jobs”. Shamsul Haque and Azad were not available for comment. » CBI BOOKS RAJA BHAIYYA FOR REPORT, P 8 MURDER
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