BENGALURU SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 20 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 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 | P10 ■ 88 VEILED AZAM ATTACK ON SAMAJWADI PARTY ■ 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” 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 AIMED AT BRO-IN-LAW Panic at KIA after man’s bomb hoax call EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru TO teach his brother-in-law a lesson for divorcing his sister, a 35-year-old man set off panic at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) by making a bomb threat call to the police control room. The accused called the police control room (112) at 3 am on Friday and said that a bomb planted at KIA would go off in 50 minutes. The accused, Shubhashish Gupta, is from West Bengal. He came to the city a few years ago in search of a job and had previously worked in the cargo section of KIA. “Gupta’s sister had a troubled marriage with one Deepak which ended up in a divorce. Gupta, who was upset with his brother-in-law, made the call in Deepak’s P3 name,” a cop said. NATIONWIDE MAY 19 MAY 20 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths KARNATAKA Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 2,364 2,582 10 2,259 2,614 20 MAY 19 MAY 20 124 159 0 95 155 0 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 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 P10 Ahmadi, appearing for the hear the matter in July . EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi Kannada in Canada parliament: MP Arya creates history D EVA RA J B H I R E H A L L I @ B e n ga lu r u AT A time when Karnataka is in the doldrums over issues related to language and inclusion, and deletion of certain chapters in Class X Kannada textbook, heartening news of two-time Canada MP Chandra Arya making a speech in Kannada in the House of Commons has thrilled Chandra Arya Kannadigas. “I spoke in my mother tongue Kannada in the Canadian parliament. This beautiful language has a long history and is spoken by about 50 million people. This is the first time Kannada is spoken in any parliament in the world outside of India,” he tweeted, attaching a 59-second video. In his speech, Arya said, “Honourable speaker, I am happy for the opportunity to speak in Canada parliament. India’s Karnataka state’s Tumakuru district’s Sira taluk’s Dwaralu village’s individual having been selected as MP and speaking in Kannada is a proud moment for over five crore Kannadigas. The Kannadigas in Canada observed the Kannada Rajyothsava in this House in 2018. I will conclude my speech with Rashtrakavi Kuvempu penned poem sung by Natasarvabhouma Dr Rajkumar ‘Elladaru iru enthadaru iru endendigu nee Kannadiganagiru(wherever you are, however your are, remain Kannadiga forever. CONTINUED ON: P4 Thank you speaker.” EXPRESS READ Outsourced govt jobs: 33% quota for women Bengaluru: The state government has reserved 33% of jobs for women, while outsourcing employees for all departments. Chief Secretary P Ravikumar has issued a circular. There are 7.2 lakh sanctioned posts and 4.6 lakh are working with the state government, including 1.5 lakh outsourced staffers. P4 7 Bangla migrants get life term for gangrape Bengaluru: A city court has convicted 11 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in the case involving the gangrape of a Bangladeshi woman. Seven of the convicts have been awarded life imprisonment. The incident had taken place on May 18, 2021. A video of the incident had gone viral on social media. P3 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 reCONTINUED ON: P9 port said. SC lifts curbs on export Apex court: BBMP polls of iron ore in Karnataka must be held in 8 weeks EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru THE Supreme Court on Friday allowed mining firms to export their excavated iron ore from mines in Ballari, Chitradurga, and Tumkur districts in Karnataka. “Keeping in mind all the aforesaid factors, we are inclined to favourably consider the prayer made by the applicants and grant them permission to sell the already excavated iron ore stock-pile at various mines and stockyards located in the districts of Ballari, Tumakuru and Chitradurga in the State of Karnataka, without having to resort to the process of e-auction,” the top court said. “Permission is granted to the applicants to enter into direct contracts to lift the excavated THE Supreme Court on Friday set a deadline of eight weeks for the Karnataka government to clear all the hurdles to hold Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike elections and to finish the process of delimitation and reservation of 243 wards in the municipality limits. The matter has been listed for next hearing on July 22. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and JB Pardiwala said the state government has appointed a commission for delimitation and reservation based on Other Backward Classes in 243 wards. “The assurance given on behalf of the state is placed on record and accepted. In other words, the necessary notification of delimitation of wards and determination for reservation of local bodies/ newly constituted corporation is completed and notified no later than eight weeks from today ,” the bench stated in its observation. The bench said that the State Election Commissioner can also begin the work from its end to ensure conducting of local body polls and install the new elected body under the BBMP Act of 2020. P2 iron ore through interstate sales. We also grant permission to the applicants to export the iron ore and pellets manufactured from the iron ore produced from the mines situated in the State of Karnataka, to countries abroad, as is being done in the rest of the country , but strictly in terms of the extant policy of the Government of India,” it added. CONTINUED ON: P4
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