tirupati l saturday l may 21, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 14 l anantapur EDITION Navjot Sidhu walks in; Indrani, Azam step out Navjot Sidhu surrendered before a Patiala court on Friday to serve his one-year jail term over a 1988 road rage death case Navjot Singh Sidhu Azam Khan Indrani Mukherjea no amenities in ward where sidhu is lodged veiled azam attack on samajwadi party Sidhu is lodged in Ward 10 of the Patiala Central Jail with around 10 other inmates, sources said. There are no beds, televisions or other amenities in the ward. Elsewhere, Indrani Mukerjea, arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, was released from Mumbai’s Byculla prison, two days after the Supreme Court granted her bail | P8 ■ ■ Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan too was out of jail on Friday, a day after the apex court granted interim bail in a cheating case In what seemed like an attack on the SP leadership, Azam told media that “Those who put poison in the roots of these withered trees (referring to himself) were my own dear ones” 88 Number of cases registered against Azam Khan CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI SC transfers Gyanvapi case to dist judge costly ride Woman denies extra `200, run over by lorry E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Guntur A LORRY driver’s alleged bid to drive off with a minor girl and her mother’s mobile phone resulted in the death of the woman near the Jindal Plant at Naidupet on Friday morning. Police said the 40-year-old woman, Ramana, had taken a lift from Chilakaluripet to Guntur on the lorry along with her two daughters aged 10 and 12. On reaching her destination, she gave `100 to the driver, who reportedly demanded `200 more for the around 40-km ride. Though the woman, a ragpicker, said she did not have the money the driver refused , to relent, and took away her mobile phone. Seeing him trying to drive away, the younger daughter climbed back to retrieve the phone. Ramana, too, tried to board the vehicle as the driver started the engine. She, however, was left hanging by the door as the lorry moved, and was caught under the wheels, and killed. The driver reportedly left the kids and fled the scene. Passersby noticed the girls crying by their dead mother, and informed the Nallapadu police, who shifted the body to the GGH for post-mortem. The lorry was later found abandoned close to the spot. A case has been registered under Section 304, Part-II. Three teams have been formed to nab the driver. express read Thai Open: Sindhu defeats Yamaguchi Bangkok: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu defeated World Number 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-15 20-22 21-13 to make it to the semifinals of the Thailand Open Super 500 tournament here on Friday | P13 Tomato price zooms to `100/kg in Kurnool Kurnool/Chittoor/Vijayawada: The price of one kg tomato touched `100 on Friday while it was sold for `78/ kg at rythu bazaars in Kurnool. They are being sold for `80-`90 a kg in Nellore, Tirupati and Chittoor districts. High demand from other States has led to the hike in the last two weeks | P2 CM to hold 13 bilateral meetings at Davos Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday left for Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit to be held from May 22 to 26. Jagan will hold 13 bilateral meetings at Davos. He will also meet more than 35 global companies/MNCs | P4 Says better if a senior judicial officer hears it due to complexity & sensitivity of the matter mosque committee, that the survey report should not be selectively leaked. The Supreme Court on Friday Ahmedi went on to argue that transfer red the Gyanvapi his challenge is to the trial mosque case to the district court’s decision to appoint the judge in Varanasi from that of probe commission itself. “It is the civil judge (senior division) prohibited by the 1991 Act and in the city, stating it is betthe Constitution itself... Stater if a senior and experitus quo that was in existenced judicial officer ence for the last 500 years hears it because of the has been altered. It is complexities and sensibeing sealed,” he said. tivity of the matter. The bench, however, The court also disaid there are various rected the district nuances that will come judge to prioritise an into consideration. Bench’s application of the “The ascertainment poser mosque committee of religious character challenging the main- “Suppose there is of a place as a procesa Parsi temple tainability of the suit. sual instrument may and there is a It said its interim ornot fall foul of Section der of May 17 will con- cross in the corner 3 or 4 of the Act. These tinue till the maintain- of the area. Does are matters where we the presence of ability is decided and will not hazard an eight weeks after that. Agyari make the opinion,” the court cross Agyari or The SC also directed orally remarked. appropriate arrange- Agyari Christian? On the question of This hybrid ments for wuzu (ablumaintainability, the character is not tion before namaz) on bench said: “The mounknown,” the the mosque premises ment you argue that if they have not been bench orally said the appointment of made already. In the the commissioner is May 17 order, the SC directed void ab initio because the suit is that the area where the ‘Shival- barred by the Act, it is faringa’ is indicated to have been fetched, because we can’t decide found should be fully protected the maintainability of suit here while Muslims should get free right now. We have to adopt fair access to the mosque for process... We have to maintain worship. peace and balance on the The bench accepted the re- ground.” It kept the special quest of senior advocate Hufeza leave petition open and will Ahmadi, appearing for the hear the matter in July . E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Police deliberately killed gang-rape suspects: Panel E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ New Delhi File photo of police at the site where four gang-rape suspects were shot dead, on the outskirts of Hyderabad | express What next T h r e e sc e n a r i os High HC accepts resuming findings, moves SC 1 TelanganahearingCourt 2 Ifpanel’stake into 3 State govt pending PILs, but does it could also claiming evidence not take the Sirpurkar Commission report on record. Trial could then go back to the Sessions Court in the main case of gang-rape and murder consideration that prima facie a case has been established by the report. It can then commit the case to Sessions Court for trial submitted before a commission of inquiry is not admissible before a court of law Just as mob lynching is unacceptable, so is any idea of instant justice. At any point of time, rule of law must prevail. Punishment for the crime has to be only by the procedure established by law - Sirpurkar Commission report Grave violation of human rights by any standards impunity is not justice for women - Kalpana Kannabiran, legal scholar A Supreme Court-appointed panel that probed the alleged encounter killing of four persons in the gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad in 2019, tore into the police version of the events, saying it was “concocted”, adding the suspects were “deliberately fired upon with an intent to cause their death”. Pointing out that three of the four suspects were minors, the panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge V S Sirpurkar recommended trial of 10 accused policemen for murder. “It cannot be said that the police party fired in self-defence or in a bid to re-arrest the deceased suspects. The record shows that entire version of the police party beginning from the safe house to the incident at Chatanpally is concocted. It was impossible for the deceased suspects to have snatched the weapons of the police and they could not have operated the fire arms. Therefore, the entire version is unbelievable,” the report said. “...it cannot be believed that the deceased suspects might have died due to the indiscriminate firing from the pistols allegedly snatched by them and it has to be held that all the deceased suspects died due to the injuries caused by the bullets fired by the police party It cannot also be believed . the deceased suspects opened fire towards the police,” the reCONTINUED ON: P5 port said. MLC delivers ex-driver’s body home, kin cry foul E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kakinada YSRC MLC Ananta Udaya Bhaskar delivered the body of his former driver in a car to the residence of the latter’s parents at Ramaraopeta, saying he was killed in an accident. The driver’s family alleged that he was murdered. The deceased, 23-year-old Veedhi Subrahmanyam, had Jab-o-meter Take your shot May 19 13,07,905 doses May 20 13,41,844 doses Total doses 1,92,11,04,655 NATIONWIDE May 19 May 20 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 2,364 2,259 2,582 2,614 10 20 worked for MLC Ananta Udaya Bhaskar for five years before quitting three months ago. Early on Friday, Udaya Bhaskar took Subrahmanyam’s body in a car to the apartment of the latter’s parents near Nukamamma Temple and informed them that he had met with an accident, and was declared dead on arrival by the doctors at Amrutha Hospital in the city. The body was taken home without conducting a post-mortem examination. The MLC left in another vehicle when the driver’s family refused to take the body out of the car. Later, police registered a case of suspicious death on a complaint by Veedhi Rathnam, Subrahmanyam’s mother. Quoting her complaint, Additional SP (admin) P Srinivas said the driver had left home with a man identified as Man- ikanta around 9.30 pm on Thursday Udaya Bhaskar rang . up Subrahmanyam’s brother around 1.30 am, asking him to rush to Amrutha Hospital since the driver had met with an accident. “In a short while, he (the MLC) took the body to their apartment and informed the family that the doctors had declared Subramanyam was brought dead,” the officer told P5 reporters.
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