12092017-TTC-01.qxd 9/12/2017 1:10 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 tuesday, september 12, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 147 | 18 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd 5Cs ‘to seeValley through’ Green shoots of peace are visible on dry trees, says Rajnath Ehsan Fazili Tribune News Service Srinagar, September 11 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said there was “much improvement” in the situation in strife-torn Kashmir compared to last year and that the Centre had devised a strategy based on “five Cs” to resolve the crisis. Before leaving for Jammu as part of his four-day visit to the state, Rajnath said the “five Cs” stood for “compassion, communication, coexistence, confidence-building and consistency”. During his visit, Rajnath reviewed the security situation as well as implementation of the Prime Minister’s development package. He interacted with leaders of various political parties and other stakeholders. “What I have observed is that the tree of peace has not dried up in Kashmir. Green shoots of peace are visible on 98 MLAs, 7 MPs under probe for spike in wealth Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 11 As many as 98 MLAs and seven Lok Sabha MPs — whose assets witnessed a multifold increase in a short span of time — are under investigation, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) told the Supreme Court on Monday. CBDT may submit names to SC today In an affidavit filed in the top court on the disproportionate assets of elected politicians, the CBDT said a preliminary assessment of assets of 42 more MLAs was being examined. The petitioner had alleged a substantial increase in assets of 26 Lok Sabha MPs, 11 RS MPs and 257 MLAs as reflected in election affidavits. Of the 257 MLAs, the CBDT said, 98 were found to have substantially increased assets and were being further probed. continued on page 7 Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Srinagar on Monday. AMIN WAR HM: DON’T SEND YOUNGSTERS UNDER 18 TO JAIL Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the state not to treat youngsters below 18 years as criminals as “they may have been misled by wrong elements”. He said action should only be taken under the juvenile Act. “They should not be sent to jails but to juvenile homes. I have suggested to CM Mehbooba Mufti to counsel the youngsters properly.” Rajnath also directed the security forces “not to take excessive action at any place”. dry trees,” said the Home Minister, who is expected to follow the same schedule in Jammu. Rajnath said his visit was in the backdrop of PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day remarks wherein he called for “hugging Kashmiris”. “That’s why I have come with an open heart to talk to all stakeholders.” On talks with separatists, he said there was no question of a formal or informal invitation as the government was “ready to talk to any stakeholder who wanted to talk for restoring peace in Kashmir”. About “abrogating” Article 35A, he said the Centre would not go against the sentiments of the Kashmiris. On Pakistan, Rajnath said the neighbouring nation must stop “terror infiltration” and respond positively to the peace moves initiated by New Delhi. “PM Modi has walked the extra mile to improve relations. Terrorism has destroyed many generations, but the government will not allow the future generations to get harmed,” he said. Appealing to outsiders to visit the Valley for tourism as well as business, Rajnath said a wrong message had gone out that Kashmir was unsafe to travel. More on page 10 SC: Jaypee has to deposit ~2,000 cr for homebuyers IRP revived; interim resolution proposal in 30-45 days Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 11 The Supreme Court today directed Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 2,000 crore before October 27 and revived the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) appointed by the National Company Law Tribunal for insolvency proceedings initiated by IDBI Bank against Jaypee Infratech. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra restrained the directors and managing director of Jaypee Infratech and its holding company Jaypee Associates from travelling abroad without its prior permission. Directing the holding company i.e. Jaypee Associates to deposit the money, the Bench asked the IRP to submit an interim resolution proposal safeguarding the interests of over 30,000 homebuyers in 30-45 days. “We are not concerned about ORDER AGAINST DEBT-RIDDEN REAL ESTATE MAJOR ■ SC says Jaypee Associates is parent company of Jaypee Infratech ■ MD of Jaypee Infratech can’t go abroad without SC permission ■ Top court revives Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) appointed by NCLT for insolvency proceedings initiated by IDBI Bank against Jaypee Infratech ■ SC appoints amicus curiae to assist IRP in proceedings ■ Amicus to help find resolution of dispute between Jaypee Infratech and secured creditors/homebuyers . the company, we are only concerned about homebuyers,” CJI Misra said, giving back the management of Jaypee Infratech to the IRP appointed by the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad. “We understand the plight of homebuyers. We are not concerned about interests of companies but are concerned about middle-class homebuyers who are paying EMIs,” it said, assuring thousands who invested their hard-earned money in Jaypee Infratech for their dream homes. Over 30,000 buyers have booked homes in 27 housing projects of Jaypee Infratech and have been left to fend for themselves after the insolvency proceedings started against the debt-ridden company at the behest of IDBI Bank. The NCLT on August 10 admitted IDBI Bank’s plea to initiate insolvency proceedings against the company for defaulting on the Rs 526-crore loan. The top court had on September 4 stayed the insolvency proceedings against the real estate firm at National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Class VII F’bad boy ‘Rohingya must go’ sodomised, killed plan draws UNflak Body found after 18 days; 23-yr-old held Bijendra Ahlawat Tribune News Service Faridabad, September 11 A 23-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping, sodomising and murdering a Class VII student of a government school at Seekri village in the district almost three weeks ago. The body of Rahul Kumar (13), who was missing since August 24, was found buried in a forest area on the outskirts of the village yesterday following the interrogation of the accused, Suraj, also a resident of the same village. Commissioner of Police Hanif Qureshi said the body was recovered on the basis of information provided by Suraj, “who has admitted to his involvement in the crime and appeared to be the only accused in the case. The exhumed remains have been shifted to PGIMS in Rohtak for medical examination and a DNA test”. Qureshi said Rahul, who was A file picture of victim Rahul known to Suraj, was allegedly called outside the school premises on some pretext and offered a drink laced with an intoxicant. “The victim was taken to a nearby jungle, sexually assaulted and hammered to death before being buried”. His schoolbag has been recovered. As Rahul did not return home, his father Ram Sagar lodged a complaint. The police had announced Rs 10,000 reward for information leading to the missing boy. continued on page 7 Geneva, September 11 United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad alHussein today flayed any attempts by India to deport the Rohingya to Myanmar when the ethnic minority community is facing violence in their country. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had reportedly said the Rohingya were illegal immigrants and stand to be deported. The UN Human Rights Chief noted that Rijiju had said that as India is not a signatory to the Refugee Convention, it “can dispense with international law on the matter, together with basic human compassion” and nobody should preach New Delhi on the matter as India absorbed the maximum number of refugees in the world. “However, by virtue of customary law, its ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the obligations of due process and the universal principle of NO-DEPORTATION PLEA: SC HEARING ON SEPT 18 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed September 18 for hearing a plea challenging the government’s decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar. An SC Bench considered the Centre’s submission to defer the hearing. The apex court had earlier sought the Centre’s response to the petition challenging the decision on various grounds, including that it violated international human right conventions. non-refoulement, India cannot carry out collective expulsions, or return people to a place where they risk torture or other serious violations,” the UN rights chief said. At a Human Rights Council session here, Zeid also referred to activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh’s killing, observing that she “tirelessly addressed the corrosive effect of sectarianism and hatred”. — PTI oped: India changes tack more on page 15 /thetribunechd
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