06042018-TTC-01.qxd 06-04-2018 01:12 Page 1 13 established in 1881 friday,april 6, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 94 | 16 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd Mumbai, April 5 ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar’s brotherin-law Rajiv Kochhar was stopped from boarding a flight from here to Singapore on Thursday. He was picked up by Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths and taken to an undisclosed destination for questioning. According to sources, a lookout circular had been issued against Rajiv and other members of the Kochhar family so that none of them could leave the country. The CBI has filed for a preliminary enquiry against Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak and brother-inlaw Rajiv and others as part of a probe into the Rs 3,250crore loan issued to the Videocon group in 2012. The preliminary enquiry comes after media reports alleged that financial dealings of Deepak’s companies coincided with the big loans made by ICICI Bank to Videocon. Rajiv, who runs a firm, Avista Advisory, in Singapore is reported to have business dealings with several companies that had borrowed money from ICICI Bank but are now facing bankruptcy. Last week, the ICICI Bank board came out in support of Chanda Kochhar, saying it had full faith and confidence in her and described certain reports against her regarding credit disbursement to Videocon group as “malicious and unfounded rumours”. — TNS Salman gets 5 yrs for ’98 blackbuck killing Golden girl Nirav Modi in Hong Kong: MEA to House New Delhi: Absconding jeweller Nirav Modi, an accused in PNB loan fraud, is currently in Hong Kong, MoS for External Affairs Gen VK Singh (retd) said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. “The ministry has sought his provisional arrest by the government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China... a request was submitted on March 23,” he said. TNS Bail plea hearing today; four other actors acquitted Our Correspondent Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games in Australia in the women’s 48kg category. The world champion from Manipur smashed the Games record with a lift of 196kg (86kg+110kg). PTI PAGE 14 ‘Sight-the-criminal’ 8 yrs on, new home glasses for Pb cops for Mirchpur Dalits Jupinderjit Singh and Vijay C Roy Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 5 With specialised eyewear that will recognise a suspect and flash his or her criminal data on the glass screen — the Punjab Police are, indeed, set to go hi-tech. The first in the country to enrol themselves with a pilot project started by a Gurgaon-based company, details of 80,000 criminals have already been fed into a server connected to the eyeglasses to be worn by the men in khaki. Gathering and feeding in data was an arduous exercise that took a year. The eyewear, that looks like Google Glass (an optical head-mounted display designed in the shape of a pair of eyeglasses), can help spot Continued on page 7 Chandigarh/Hisar, April 5 Eight years after caste violence singed Mirchpur village in Hisar district, the Haryana Government on Thursday announced a rehabilitation plan for 254 Dalit families by identifying 8 acres of land at Dhandoor village, 60 km from the native village. The rehabilitation will begin from June 1. Minister of State for Welfare of SCs and BCs Krishan Kumar Bedi said this after meeting a delegation from Mirchpur. Bedi had earlier promised to identify a place for rehabilitation after fresh differences cropped up between the Dalits and Jats in January last year. On April 21, 2010, some families were forced to move out of the village after members of the Jat community burnt down houses following a dispute Continued on page 7 Jodhpur, April 5 A Jodhpur court on Thursday sentenced actor Salman Khan to five years in jail for violating the Wildlife (Protection) Act, killing two blackbucks at Kankani village, near Jodhpur, on the night of October 1, 1998, during the shooting of “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. The actor was fined Rs 10,000. The court acquitted his colleagues Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre, giving them the “benefit of doubt”. Local resident Dushyant Singh was let off too. The case remained under spotlight with the media monitoring every development. Salman’s legion of fans tuned in to social media and television and trade analysts watched anxiously to know the fate of the superstar who has an estimated Rs 600 crore riding on his next ventures — “Race 3”, “Bharat” and “Dabangg 3”. Crowds with phone cameras lined up along the 2-km route from the court as the 52-year-old actor, clad in a black shirt and denims, was whisked away in a Bolero to the Jodhpur Central Jail. He was lodged in barrack number 2 in a heavily protected cell. This is Salman’s fourth RBI retains key lending rate at 6% TWITTER CBI detains Kochhar’s brother-in-law /thetribunechd Salman Khan inside the Jodhpur Central Jail after he was awarded jail term in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case on Thursday. QAIDI NO. 106 GIVEN DAL-ROTI IN JAIL Salman, a heartthrob of millions, is just Qaidi No. 106 at the Jodhpur jail where he was served simple dal-roti, which he did not eat. His morning meal will include khichdi. Jail Superintendent Vikram Singh said the actor would be treated as a normal prisoner and no special treatment would be given to him. He will have a simple wooden bed, a rug and a cooler in his cell. stint in the jail, which also houses controversial preacher Asaram Bapu. He had spent 18 days in the jail in 1998, 2006 and 2007, all in poaching cases. Salman’s lawyer Anand Desai said the Sessions Court would hear their appeal for suspension of sentence/bail at 10.30 am on Friday. “The actors were in a Gypsy on the night of October 1, 1998, with Salman at the wheel. He spotted a herd of blackbucks and killed two of them,” prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi had told the court during the final arguments on March 28. “The accused is a popular actor whose deeds are followed by people. Despite this, the accused hunted two blackbucks,” Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri wrote in his judgment. Salman’s career and personal life have been peppered with controversies, including a pending manslaughter charge in a hitand-run case. (With PTI inputs) Edit: Being salman More on page 11 Mumbai: The RBI on Thursday maintained status quo on repo rate at 6 per cent, along with its “neutral” stance, in line with what was being widely expected. The decision may be fuelled by rising crude prices, fiscal slippages and higher prices of foodgrain. The status quo policy will be neutral to the EMIs for housing and vehicle loan borrowers, but banks can tinker with deposit and lending rate. PAGE 12 Delhi-Pathankot air service takes off New Delhi: Alliance Air on Thursday operated its maiden DelhiPathankot flight under Centre’s UDAN scheme. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh greeted the first batch of passengers who landed in Pathankot. The flight will operate on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at ~2,570. It will leave Delhi at 9.55 am and land at 11.30 am. On return, it will leave at 11.50 am and arrive in Delhi at 1.45 pm. PTI
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