HYDERABAD SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 16 LATE CITY 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 TS govt raises upper age limit to apply for police jobs E N S @ Hyderabad THE State government on Friday enhanced the upper age limit for police jobs by two years. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao took the decision to enhance the upper age limit by two years following a request by MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy . In his request, Rajeshwar Reddy brought to the notice of the Chief Minister the implementation of 95 per cent job quota for locals for the first time and the impact of Covid-19 pandemic for the past two years. Taking the request into consideration, the Chief Minister instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and the DGP to initiate measures immediately . Following the State government’s decision, the Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board extended the last date for applying for police jobs till 10 pm of May 26, 2023. Later, the Chief Secretary issued a GO, which stated: “In respect of various services / categories of posts of uniformed services in police, fire prisons, Special Protection Force, Excise, Transport and Forest departments, the maximum age limit shall be raised by further two years, in addition to the raise of three year already notified on April 13, 2022”. The relaxation will be applicable for a period of two years. LETTER TO UGC: SATAVAHANA VARSITY SACKS 5 CONTRACT LECTURERS|P3 5 GST officers ‘illegally detain’ woman, booked EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad ACTING on the directions of the National Commission for Women, Punjagutta police on Friday booked five senior GST officers on charges of illegally detaining a businessman’s wife J Raghavi Reddy overnight during a search operation. In her complaint, Raghavi Reddy stated that she was detained for the entire night by the officers, in violation of the law and Supreme Court guidelines. She complained that the GST officers were aggressive and high-handed. Raghavi Reddy accused the GST officials of barging inside her house, ransacking it and not showing any warrant when asked due to which her P2 mother-in-law fell ill. 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 . EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi Police deliberately killed gang-rape suspects: Panel E X P R E SS N E WS S E 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 THREE SCENARIOS 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 reP4 port said. Another man killed for ‘honour’ in city EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad Neeraj Panwar and Sanjana Yadav 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 TELANGANA MAY 19 MAY 20 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 47 32 00 45 28 00 EVEN before the cold-blooded murder of a Hindu man by the brother and relative of his Muslim wife could fade from public memory Hyderabad wit, nessed another gruesome death on Friday this time of a 24-year, old youth. Neeraj Panwar, father of a two-month old baby, was bru- tally stabbed in front of his father Rajender Panwar under Shahinayathgunj police station limits. The needle of suspicion points to the relatives of Sanjana Yadav, his wife. According to police, Neeraj was going to Mirchi Market with his father on a two-wheeler when five unidentified people, on two two-wheelers, stopped him, stabbed him in- discriminately and left him dead on the spot. So brutal was their attack that there were 20 stab wounds on Neeraj’s body and not only his father, but even passersby were shocked into immobility . Police said that Neeraj married Sanjana Yadav, an OBC, a year ago against the wishes of her family who objected to a Marwari son-in-law originally P2 from Rajasthan.
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