10072017-TTC-01.qxd 7/10/2017 1:18 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, july 10, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 84 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd Cops: No beef angle to Junaid lynching SP says a brawl ensued on train over seat, not beef Bijendra Ahlawat Tribune News Service Faridabad, July 9 Naresh (24), the prime accused in the lynching of Junaid Khan (16) of Khandawali village, was today sent to police remand for two days. The Government Railway Police (GRP) investigating the case had sought three days. Arrested in Maharastra last night, Naresh was produced in a local court this afternoon. Kamaldeep Goel, SP GRP , , at a press meet here today, claimed Naresh had admitted to stabbing Junaid and his brothers on board a train on June 22 and that the crime weapon (knife) was yet to be recovered. He said a brawl had ensued over a seat and not beef. He said Naresh, a security guard in a private company, had boarded the train at Shivaji Bridge in New Delhi. After the crime, he had been hiding at a kin’s place in Dhule, Maharashtra. But Suresh, the Naresh, the main accused in Junaid Khan lynching case, being taken to Faridabad District Courts on Sunday. PTI accused’s elder brother, is reported to have told the police that his brother was not carrying a knife when he boarded the train on June 22. Sources said Naresh had told his brother that he was among those attacked by a group of persons who boarded the train at Ballabgarh and that he had snatched the knife from one of the attackers for self-defence. Suresh and Naresh were on their way back home, but in different compartments. “Naresh told me he was targeted by an armed group when he tried to secure a seat for an elderly person,” said Sahaj Ram, a former sarpanch of Bhamrola village, who demanded a “fair” probe. Nagaland crisis: Ex-CM stakes claimtoformgovt Kohima, July 9 Former Chief Minister TR Zeliang has staked claim to form the government in Nagaland asserting that he enjoyed the support of 41 of the 59 MLAs, after the majority of ruling NPF legislators rebelled against the incumbent Shurhozelie Liezietsu. In a letter to Governor PB Acharya last evening, Zeliang claimed that at a meeting of the Legislature Party of the NPF on June 4, 34 party MLAs (including him) out of the total 47, supported him to be their leader and urged him to stake claim to form a new government. The MLAs also urged Liezietsu, who was yet to become a member of the Assembly, to resign and facilitate Zeliang becoming the new Chief Minister, the letter said. Zeliang also claimed that seven Independents had also affirmed their support to him taking the tally to 41 out of 59 legislators. Zeliang requested the Governor to invite him to form a new Naga People’s Front (NPF)-led DAN government in Nagaland at the earliest. — PTI SYL row: Haryana, Punjab gear up for INLD protest /thetribunechd Will quit after successor chosen, says Phoolka Delhi lobby for Bains as Leader of Oppn after merger Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 9 With Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA HS Phoolka deciding to give up the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and suggesting three names to pick his successor, the cold war between the party’s Delhi leaders and Punjab leaders has resurfaced. Phoolka announced today that he had met party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and told him of his decision to give up his post so that he could represent 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims in important cases, including those against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler. Phoolka said he would submit his resignation letter as soon as the party leadership chose his successor. He has proposed the names of Kanwar Sandhu (Kharar MLA), Sukhpal Khaira (Bholath) and Aman Arora (Sunam). But the Delhi leaders are reportedly have suggested ❝ I names from the AAP three Legislature Party — Kanwar Sandhu, Sukhpal Khaira and Aman Arora. HS Phoolka, LEADER OF OPPOSITION lobbying for Simarjit Singh Bains of the Lok Insaaf Party, AAP’s Punjab ally, for the post of Leader of the Opposition. They are convincing Bains to merge his party with AAP Under the rules, all or 50 . per cent MLA of a party can defect to another party. The Lok Insaaf Party has two MLAs — brothers Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains. Aman Arora, vice- president of Punjab AAP is the , next favourite for the post. But Simarjit told The Tribune that he was not in the race. He said he would not merge his party with AAP . Sources close to him said the Delhi leaders were trying to impress on him to accept the offer as they did not want either Kanwar Sandhu or Sukhpal Khaira on the post. The Delhi lobby had earlier tried to have Simarjit as state convener in place of Bhagwant Mann, Sangrur MP who , was eventually chosen for the post. Phoolka confirmed that Bains’ name was pushed by some Delhi leaders earlier too. “I have suggested three names from the AAP Legislature Party. It won’t be fair to if somebody else is chosen,” he maintained. The Delhi Bar Council had last week barred Phoolka from appearing in court, pointing out that he held an office of profit, being the Leader of the Opposition, which is a Cabinet-rank post. Mosul freed of IS Mosul: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over Islamic State after nearly nine months of urban warfare, bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city. PAGE 13 4 cops hurt in fresh Darjeeling violence Darjeeling: Violence re-erupted in Darjeeling on Sunday on the 25th day of pro-Gorkhaland stir, with agitators setting ablaze a police camp, injuring four police personnel and attacking a BDO office at Pokribong. The GJM claimed four persons were killed in police firing in clashes with the police on Saturday. PAGE 7 BCI rejects law panel report as ‘draconian’ Raids: Pressure on Nitish grows Satya Prakash Patna, July 9 After spending three days in Rajgir, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has kept a studied silence on the CBI raids on his ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his kin, including son Tejaswi Yadav, Bihar’s Deputy CM, today returned to his official residence here. “He may break his silence soon,” said a JD-U leader close to the CM. In the last two days, opposition BJP leaders have repeatedly demanded that Nitish Tribune News Service Senior police officers on Sunday visited the Haryana- Punjab Shambhu barrier to oversee security arrangements in view of the INLD call to stop vehicles from Punjab on Monday. Punjab has decided to deploy 1,500 cops in Patiala and Bathinda zones sharing border with Haryana. Punjab has decided not to ply its buses through Haryana on Monday. PTI PM to meet state ChiefSecys today New Delhi, July 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to meet all Chief Secretaries together — probably for the first time — on Monday to fast-track all-round development of states by taking a cohesive approach. At the upcoming national conference of Chief Secretaries, Finance Secretaries and Planning Secretaries of states, Modi will deliberate on the issue. “Modi will attend the daylong conference of Chief Secretaries and other officials on July 10,” a source said. The PM’s presence is expected to ensure better coordination with states with REFORMS: STATES TO LIST OUT THEIR BEST ■ At the national conference of Chief Secretaries, Finance Secre- taries and Planning Secretaries on Monday, states will list out their best practices and put on the table issues handled efficiently ■ Andhra Pradesh will talk about online management of outcome-based public finance system on real-time basis ■ Rajasthan will give details of its electronically managed public distribution system, ‘e- PDS’, for efficient public service delivery a view to removing “regional imbalance and disparities”. Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy will make a presentation on “An analysis of financial position of states, post 14th Finance Commission”. He will also speak about “re-engineering the government” that can improve delivery by states. Quality Council of India Chairman Adil Zainlubhai is scheduled to address the audience on “Moving away from inputs to outcomes and their monitoring on dashboards” to set the tone for outcome-based budgets and online monitoring of public finance management. Many other issues are also set to come up for discussion, including less-cash economy, ranking on the basis of ease of doing business, direct benefit transfer, agriculture, health and nutrition, targeting Olympic medals, promotion of electric vehicles and leveraging e-marketplace by states. Positive impact of cash payment under a nutrition programme in Bihar and a presentation by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation on public-private partnership for setting up drinking water and sewage treatment plants are part of the broader agenda too. — PTI New Delhi, July 9 The Bar Council of India (BCI) today rejected Law Commission of India’s 266th report, favouring the entry of foreign lawyers and law firms in the legal sector and recommending drastic changes in the manner of regulating the legal profession in the country. After a two-day brainstorming session with various Bar bodies, the BCI, which regulates legal profession and education in India, “unanimously decided to reject the draconian, anti-lawyer and undemocratic 266th report of the Law Commission in toto.” BCI secretary Srimanto Sen said, “It was further resolved that the government be requested not to consider it at all.” The Bar bodies’ decision comes a day after CJI JS Khehar favoured the entry of foreign lawyers and law firms, saying the opportunity should not be missed. The Bar leaders decided that the BCI would formulate its own recommendations related to amendments in the Advocates Act, 1961, in consultation with the State Bar Councils and various associations, including the High Court Bar Associations, and send the same to the Union Law Ministry. The Union Ministry of Law and Justice had asked the top Bar body to furnish views of the Bar Councils on the Law Commission report. Assam flood situation grim, PM assures central help A girl and her brother travel by raft to cross the floodwaters at Murkata village in Morigaon district of Assam. PTI New Delhi, July 9 At least 19 persons were killed by lightning in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh while the flood situation in Assam deteriorated today, with one more person losing his life in Karimganj district, taking the flood toll in the state to 26. Nearly five lakh people have been hit across 15 districts. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 1,096 villages have been inundated and 41,200 hectares of crop area damaged. The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger In Punjab & Haryana, monsoon expected to revive in 2-3 days mark at several places. The PM spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today and assured him of all central help. The floodwater has submerged the low-lying areas of the Kaziranga national park. Ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati have been suspended. In Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Bathinda Tribune. all, 14 districts of Assam are in the grip of floods. The state government has opened 128 relief camps. Nearly 24,000 people have taken shelter in these camps. Relief material, like drinking water and rice, are being distributed. Medical teams have been deployed in flood-hit areas. “Abt 5 lakh people affected by the raging Brahmaputra in Assam but little relief from State or Central govt as they are mentally in Israel (sic),” tweeted Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi. — PTI Jitendra K Shrivastava Tribune News Service takes action against Lalu’s two sons —Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, who is Health Minister — for their alleged involvement in corruption. Some BJP leaders have demanded that Nitish end his party’s alliance with the RJD in view of the CBI raids. Nitish was scheduled to attend a public meeting tomorrow. The meeting was cancelled today, with a press statement claiming the CM had fever. The CM will meet party’s senior leaders on July 11 to discuss the political developments. The image-conscious Nitish is said to be in a dilemma on the Opposition’s demand to sack the Deputy CM. An ardent advocate of “zero tolerance”against corruption, he had sacked four ministers in his previous government for facing corruption charges. Edit: Lalu’s troubles
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