eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE The Future is Flexible NEWDELHI,LATECITY With the pandemic transforming the way we work, returning to office will never be the same again PAGES 13, 14, 15 OCTOBER10,2021 18PAGES,`6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, ` 12 SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA AN INVESTIGATION BY THE INDIAN EXPRESS WITH INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS Arrested this week, Unitech promoter’s wife got offshore trust, Dominica passport NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 9 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Mishra son arrested, cops say he’s evasive; SKM wants MoS detained Tikait says farmers accused of lynching were just reacting SHYAMLAL YADAV NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 9 NIHARIKA RAJE, wife of BJP MP Dushyant Singh and daughterin-law of BJP leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister VasundharaRaje,isnamedinthe Pandora Papers as a “beneficial owner” of an entity in Belize, a tax haven in Central America. According to records from CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Meet the Mishras Ashish Mishra, son of Union MoS Ajay Mishra, arrives for questioning in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday. Vishal Srivastav Ajay Kumar Mishra’s journey — from ‘Teni Maharaj’ to Union MoS ‘Message to my assailant: LAC talks today, Army Pledge that you will chief says China infra educate your kids better’ means ‘there to stay’ Vasundhara daughter-in-law SPECIAL TO THE had firm in tax haven Belize EXPRESS Notieswithoffshorefirm:Niharika’shusband PAGE 9 LAKHIMPUR KHERI, NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 9 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Preeti Chandra’s two passports, one Indian and the other Dominican, are part of the Pandora Papers SUNDAY STORY ASAD REHMAN & AMIL BHATNAGAR FACING MURDER charges over the Lakhimpur incident, Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, was arrested late Saturday night, after questioning that lasted the entire day. Having skipped the first summons issued to him, Ashish, 40, appeared before the SIT investigating the Lakhimpur Kheri incident,thathadlefteightdead, JAY MAZOOMDAAR SIX YEARS ago, around the time desperate homebuyers approached courts against Unitech Group promoter Sanjay Chandra,hiswifePreetiChandra set up an offshore family trust structure and changed her nationality, records in the Pandora PapersinvestigatedbyTheIndian Express show. Records of corporate service provider Trident Trust show that Unitech Group defaulted as early as2009 on servicing a $210-million loan from Credit Suisse for investing in realty projects in India. HELD AFTER DAY-LONG QUESTIONING Caroline Rowett I ENJOY my early morning walks in the ‘City Beautiful’. It’s a time toreflectonwhathappened and look forward. A time to plan my meals for the day (dal makhni or paneer lababdar). Sometimes I start planning my next trip to explore India. But my peaceful reflections were shattered recently when, as I was walking, I was hit forcefully and deliberately on the back by a motorcyclist who sped away into the darkness. I was left bruised and angry. What gives a man the right to hit an elderly, grey-haired woman as she quietly walks along the street early one morning? What CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 KRISHN KAUSHIK NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 9 INDIA AND China will hold the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks Sunday to try and resolve the military standoff on the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. On the eve of the talks, Army chief GeneralMMNaravanesaid the Chinese have been building CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 E E X P L A I NE D PANDORA PAPERS – PART 6 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● Chinese checkers CHINAHASbeeninvesting ininfrastructureinitsregionsfacingLadakhand ArunachalPradesh.Itis testingIndia’spreparednesswithtransgressionsin middleandeasternsectors. Many Pandit, Sikh govt staff leave Valley: ‘who will guarantee security’ ARUN SHARMA, AANCHAL MAGAZINE & BASHAARAT MASOOD JAMMU, NEW DELHI, SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 9 A SENSE of anxiety and fear has gripped the minorities in the Kashmir Valley, with several government employees and teachers belonging to Kashimiri PanditandSikhcommunitiesreturning toJammu,someseeking transfer, and many staying away from work, due to rising worries about safety. Susheel, a junior assistant with the Education Department in Srinagar, returned to Jammu in the early hours of Friday. “Hum Kashmir se bike par bhagey hain (We fled Kashmir Kashmiri Pandit families return to a migrant camp in Jammu on Saturday. PTI MANY SARPANCHES RESIGN IN J&K OVER ‘INTERFERENCE’ P 7 on a bike),” he said. The “targeted killing” of a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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