DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 18 PAGES Lakhimpur Kheri: SC says unfortunate, asks UP for arrest status EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 7 TERMING AS unfortunate the October3incidentinLakhimpur Kheri which led to the death of eight people — including four farmers and a local journalist after a vehicle in the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over protesters — the SupremeCourtThursdaysought a status report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the accused named in the FIR and whethertheyhadbeenarrested. A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana and comprising Justices Surya Kant andHimaKohli,directedthatthe matter be listed Friday after Senior Advocate Garima BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY SEVEN CIVILIANS KILLED IN 5 DAYS TerrortargetsminoritiesinValley: Principal,teacherkilledinschool Taken aside, IDs checked, shot; DGP says bid to disrupt harmony Prashad, appearing for the UP government, said the state will fileastatusreportwithalldetails and sought a day’s time for this. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MARKING A disquieting new pattern in violence in the Valley, suspected militants Thursday shot dead a woman principal and a teacher in their government school in Srinagar — taking to seven the number of civilians killed by militants in five days. Of the seven, four, including the two teachers, were from minority communities. On Thursday, shortly after 11 am, militants arrived at the Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School Sangam in Srinagar’s Eidgah neighbourhood and separated the principal, Supinder Kaur, a Sikh from Beerwah village in Budgam, and her teacher colleague, Deepak Chand, a Hindu from Jammu, PANDORA PAPERS – PART 5 AN INVESTIGATION BY THE INDIAN EXPRESS WITH INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS Sandesara formed 6 offshore firms to expand oil trade after fleeing India KHUSHBOO NARAYAN SRINAGAR, NEW DELHI, OCT 7 MUMBAI, OCTOBER 7 At Supinder Kaur’s home Thursday. She was living in Srinagar for the past 10 years. Shuaib Masoodi Jammu teacher who loved Srinagar, a principal’s first day at school in new car ATEACHERwhowouldalwaysinvitehisrelativesinJammutovisit Srinagar, pointing to the “good weather”and“verygoodpeople”. Andaprincipalfromhisschoolin Srinagar who had taken her new car to work for the first time. These were the two victims of Thursday’s attack by militants at the Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School in Srinagar. In Jammu, at the home of Deepak Chand, his two-year-old daughter Rajni walks up to her motherasgrief-ladenwailsrend the air. She can’t understand why so many people have gathered, and why her mother and community in Jammu andKashmir.Almost all civilian killings have been carried out by newly recruited terrorists or those about to join the ranks, using pistols, police said. Of the 28 civilians killed until October 7 this year, seven were non-Muslims, including two Hindu outsiders and five local Hindus and Sikhs. Duringthesameperiod in 2020, 37 civilians werekilled,andin2019,asmany as 39 civilians. Police officers attributed this to the “frustration of terrorist handlers” following a destruction of their support structures andeffectivemaintenanceof law and order. There is a new challenge, though. “Unlike full-time militants who go missing from their villages or advertise themselves on social media and thus end up figuring on militant lists, ARUN SHARMA & BASHAARAT MASOOD JAMMU, SRINAGAR, OCT 7 IN 2017-18 when investigating agencieswerebusyprobingcriminal cases against Nitin Sandesara and his group Sterling Biotech for an alleged bank loan fraudof over$2.1billion, Sandesara, who had fled India, was busy collecting character certificates from Nigerian banks and solicitors to float a string of companies intheBritishVirginIsland(BVI)to expand his oil business, Pandora PapersrecordsinvestigatedbyThe Indian Express show. “We consider Nitin Jayantilal Sandesaraasbeingfinanciallyreliableandofgoodmoralstanding fromourdealingswithhim,”said Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in a February 2018 reference letter to Fidelity Corporate Service Ltd. Another letter of March 2018 from Nigerian law firm EI Alosiba & Co said, “We have known Nitin Sandesara for 15 years andthathehasnevertothe bestof ourknowledgeandbelief, been involved in bankruptcy, criminalorsimilarproceedings.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Post-Ranbaxy, Singh brothers, now in jail, The shift: Off radar, small arms, civilian targets opened 2 offshore firms AVANEESH MISHRA & APURVA VISHWANATH LUCKNOW, NEW DELHI, OCT 7 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 `6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM BASHAARAT MASOOD & DEEPTIMAN TIWARY Summons for today for Mishra’s son, two aides held; UP sets up probe THE LAKHIMPUR Kheri police have summoned Union MoS (Home)AjayMishra’ssonAshish Mishra, who is accused in Sunday’sviolenceinwhicheight people were killed, for questioning at the district reserve police lines on Friday. Ashish alias Monu is the only accused named in complaints filed with police. Two of Ashish Mishra’s associates, Ashish Pandey and Luvkush Rana, were SINCE 1932 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Notice is put up at Mishra’s house. Vishal Srivastav FARM LAW CRITICS OUT IN BJP REJIG MISHRA CASE DIARY PAGES 7, 12 DEEPTIMAN TIWARY & NAVEED IQBAL NEW DELHI, SRINAGAR, OCT 7 IN WHAT is being seen by security agencies as a shift in their strategy, militants have in 2021 targeted civilians and, more recently, members of the minority CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SANDEEP SINGH NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 7 IN JANUARY 2009, just six months after the family sold its 34.8 per cent stake in Ranbaxy LaboratoriestoJapanesepharma major Daiichi Sankyo for around CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE FIFTH LIST PAGE 8
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