13062018-TTC-01.qxd 6/13/2018 1:28 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 wednesday, june 13, 2018 ! late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 162 | 24 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd INSIDE JAMMU & KASHMIR 2 cops killed, 10 CRPF men hurt in militant attacks Anantnag: Two policemen were killed and at least 11 security men, including 10 CRPF personnel, injured in two pre-dawn militant attacks in Pulwama and Anantnag districts of south P10 Kashmir on Tuesday. /thetribunechd Trump’s nuke-clear thumbs-up SINGAPORE SUMMIT Kim pledges ‘complete denuclearisation’; sanctions to stay Singapore, June 12 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday pledged to work toward the “complete denuclearisation” in return for security guarantees from the US as Donald Trump wrapped up his historic summit with outcomes that could ease tensions and reshape the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region. “Yesterday’s conflict does not have to be tomorrow’s war,” the US President said, following more than four hours of intense talks with Kim, which he described as “honest, direct and productive”. Trump said Kim “reaffirmed” his commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and also agreed to destroy a missile engine test site. “We are ready to write a new chapter,” Trump told reporters after the summit — the first between a sitting US President and North Korea’s top leader. Trump, however, said the sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear tests will remain for now. Trump and Kim conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions MP spiritual guru commits suicide SYMBOLIC OR EFFECTIVE? Had declined MoS status offered by CM ■ Noting promises in the past Anup Dutta POLITICIANS’ FAVOURITE US President Donald Trump (R) makes a thumbs-up gesture as he sits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their historic summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. AFP to denuclearise, analysts cast doubt on how effective Trump had been at obtaining his goal of banishing North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Trump also made a surprise announcement that was sure to rattle South Korea and Japan, which rely on a US security umbrella, saying he would halt the regular military exercises with South Korea because they were expensive and “very provocative”. N Korea has long sought an end to these ■ Summit gave international standing to the reclusive Kim. His government is under UN sanctions for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. REUTERS on the issues related to the establishment of new relations between the two countries and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean peninsula, according to a joint statement. The document was signed after the two leaders had a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, followed by an expanded meeting and a working lunch at Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa Island after months of diplomatic twists and turns. In response to a question about denuclearisation, Trump said, “We’re starting that process... very quickly.” Trump said he was very proud of what took place on Kim was asked at least three times if he would give up his nuclear weapons. In response, he just smiled. “There will be challenges but we will work with Trump. We overcame all kinds of scepticism about this summit and I believe this is good for peace,” Kim said. — PTI more on page 13 Targeted killings:Johal has to face law, UK told Army Chief okays force restructuring Make Op Bluestar files 2 Amritsar pharma firms lose licence public, rules UK tribunal Painkiller Tramadol meant for Dubai was being diverted to IS in Libya New Delhi, June 12 British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal, accused of conspiring for targeted killings of RSS leaders in Punjab, will have to face the law in India, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is learnt to have informed his UK counterpart Baroness Williams. Conveying this to Williams during an hourlong meeting on Monday, Rijiju said Johal, suspected to be one of the conspirators in carrying out targeted killings of seven RSS, Shiv Sena and Dera Sacha Sauda leaders between January 2016 and October 2017, would have to face the law in India for his alleged role in criminal incidents. India also made it clear that Johal had all legal avenues available to him and his lawyers were free to pursue his case through India’s independent judicial system, said a senior official in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The National Investigation Agency, in a chargesheet filed in a Mohali court on May 4, claimed that Johal was involved in funding the con- Ajay Banerjee London, June 12 A UK judge has ordered the declassification of documents that are expected to shed further light on Britain’s involvement in Operation Bluestar in 1984, dismissing the British government’s argument that the move could damage diplomatic ties with India. Judge Murray Shanks, who presided over a three-day hearing of the First Tier Tri- NATION Kejri braces for another night at Delhi LG’s house New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a video message released on Tuesday told Delhiites that he is protesting for them as he and three of his Ministers prepared to continue their sit-in in the Raj Niwas drawing room for another night. Kejriwal claimed the IAS officers were “only working on important files” and “not responding to Ministers’ calls and messages, and not attendP7 ing our meetings”. HARYANA Missing file complaint filed against Khattar Chandigarh: The Additional Chief Secretary’s office in the Haryana Forest Department has lodged a complaint with the Chandigarh Police against Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for documents found missing from a file pertaining to a High Court case related to Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi. ILLEGAL MIGRANT MoU ■ United Kingdom might link the extradition of fugitive diamond trader Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya with signing of a much-delayed agreement that would facilitate deportation of over 75,000 Indians, allegedly illegally staying there, a senior MHA official said ■ The issue of the final signing of the MoU on illegal immigrants was raised by Baroness Williams during her talks with Kiren Rijiju. “She stressed the need for a formal signing to enable the return of illegal Indian migrants within a month of detection by the British,” the official said spiracy to kill RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana last October. At present, Johal is lodged in a Punjab jail with various other cases against him at different stages of trial. Rijiju said regular consular access was being provided to diplomats of the British High Commission to meet Johal and so far 11 consular visits had been conducted. — TNS Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 12 Faced with the twin challenge of modernising the forces and managing a rising wage bill, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has given his nod for a cadre review to ‘restructure’ and ‘right-size’ the Army to match with future requirements. Gen Rawat gave his nod to the proposal in May-end and has given directions to form a Board of Officers to carry forward the scheme, it is learnt. A final draft of terms of reference of the cadre review is being readied. It will also be shared with the Ministry of Defence and then the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). This will be the first full cadre review of the Army in almost 34 years. It will lay down the strength, promotions and levels of ranks of the force, that has now grown to be 12 lakh strong. In the ongoing fiscal (ending March 31, 2019), the Army salary bill is budgeted at Rs 80,945 crore and the pension bill at Rs 95,949 crore. In contrast, the modernisation budget is Rs 26,688 crore. Punjab tenant verification site asks: Are you ‘killer, prostitute, smuggler?’ Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 12 Believe it or not, “beggar”, “pimp”, “hired killer”, “drug trafficker”, “bootlegger”, “smuggler” and “gambler” are listed as occupations on the police website for tenant verification. The faux pas by the Community Policing Resource Centre (CPRC) or the Police Sanjh Kendra, a subsidiary of Punjab Police, has left residents in a fix. Web portal www.policesanjh.in also treats prostitution as an occupation as it allows a “prostitute” to apply for tenant verification too. Under the law, landlords are required to get tenants who have moved into rented accommodation anywhere in Punjab registered with the police. The aim is to check their credentials to prevent crime. ADGP-Community Policing Ishwar Singh, when asked how illegal trades could be treated as occupation for tenant verification, said those with a criminal record could select the listed options to inform the police about their past. However, a senior police official said there was a separate column for information on one’s criminal record and the listing of the aforesaid trades as occupation “was a mistake”. “How can a trade be treated as occupation if a person is facing an FIR on account of it?” he remarked. “No one will apply under these categories, and if anyone does, they might invite trouble. The police will not only reject the tenant verification application, but may also summon them for questioning,” he added. Today’s issue is of 24 pages, including four-page Jobs and Careers and four-page Bathinda Tribune. Tuesday and the two leaders would “take care of a very dangerous problem for the world”. The 71-year-old said he has developed a “very special bond” with 34year-old Kim. Trump said Kim is “a very talented man” and he will invite him to the White House at the “appropriate time”. Jupinderjit Singh bunal (Information Rights) in London in March, has ruled that a majority of files relating to the period must be made public and rejected the argument that declassifying the Downing Street papers would damage diplomatic ties with India. The judge, however, accepted that one file marked “India: Political”, from UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee, continued on page 7 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 12 The Punjab Drugs Controller has banned two Amritsar-based firms from manufacturing and exporting Tramadol tablets after a consignment of 24 million tablets, meant for a Dubai firm, was found being diverted to Islamic State militants in Libya. The Tribune broke the story in November last year. Bhopal, June 12 Model-turned spiritual leader Uday Singh Deshmukh, alias Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, 50, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence at Indore’s Silver Springs on Tuesday. He was rushed to Indore’s Bombay Hospital, where he was declared dead, DGP Harinarayanchari Mishra said. Another top police officer said: “He shot himself in the right temple in a room bolted from inside.” The Indore police said a notepad was found on which he had purportedly written: “Somebody should be there to handle duties of family. I am leaving, too much stressed out, fed up.” Investigations are on to ascertain what propelled him to take the extreme step. The spiritual guru is survived by a 15-year-old daughter from first wife Madhavi, who passed away in November 2015, and his second wife Dr Ayushi Sharma. Born into a zamindar family in MP’s Shujalpur district, It has now been found that the consignment was repacked in Sri Lanka and the shipment diverted to Libya, according to Mohinderjit Singh, Additional Director, NCB. Tramadol, an opioid tablet, is immensely popular with IS militants. An effective numbing medicine, they reportedly call it a ‘fighter drug’. Sources said the militants were funding terror activities through further ■ When Bhaiyyuji Maharaj was injured in an accident in 2016, among those who came to meet him were RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and then Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel ■ PM Narendra Modi, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Pratibha Patil, Uddhav and Raj Thackeray, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle are among those who have visited his ‘ashram’ ■ UPA deputed him as mediator to persuade Anna Hazare to call off his fast over the Lokpal issue ■ He married a doctor a year after announcing ‘sanyas’ from public life in 2016 Bhaiyyuji Maharaj was known for his association with political leaders. He was among the five ‘saints’ offered Minister of State status by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, which he declined. continued on page 7 sale of the drug. According to the Narcotics Control Bureau, the tablet, which was imported from India at a cost of Rs 3 each, was sold by the IS at Rs 200 or more to addicts in Libya and European countries. The Italian police had in November last year intercepted a consignment at the port of Gioia Tauro. The Indian security agencies were informed that it originated from India. However, it was continued on page 7
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