26062022-TT-01.qxd 6/25/2022 11:33 PM Page 1 123 MAYAWATI BACKS MURMU NATION /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 175 | 16 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH sunday | 26 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Sena summons 16 rebel MLAs, including Shinde Uddhav loyalists stage protests, deface banners Tribune News Service POST VERDICT, ATS DETAINS TEESTA ■ A day after the SC upheld the SIT clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots cases, Gujarat ATS detained activist Teesta Setalvad from Mumbai ■ She has been booked for allegedly conspiring to falsely implicate innocent persons ■ Setalvad lodged a complaint in Mumbai, terming her detention illegal. BACK PAGE New Delhi, June 25 Amid the buzz that rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde had taken a flight to Vadodara last night to meet BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, the ongoing fracas in Maharashtra took another dramatic turn today. The Shiv Sena national executive passed a resolution authorising Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take action against “those who betrayed the party”. The executive, however, refrained from taking immediate action against Shinde. It also passed a resolution that no other political outfit could use the party’s name and that of its founder Bal Thackeray. This, after rebels indicated forming a new party called Shiv Sena (Balasaheb), claiming they were not joining the BJP . The battle for the control of the Shiv Sena between party Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray comes out of Sena Bhavan after a meeting, at Dadar in Mumbai on Saturday. PTI UDDHAV AUTHORISED TO TAKE ACTION ■ Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray authorised to take action against “those who betrayed the party” president Uddhav Thackeray and rebel leader Eknath Shinde played out on the streets with cadres loyal to the Thackerays staging ■ Resolution says no other politi- cal outfit can use the name Shiv Sena or its founder’s name Bal Thackeray protests against the rebels, defacing their banners, hurling stones and vandalising the office of an MLA. Sena continued on page 6 Graft accused officer Popli’s son dies by suicide Family harassed, deceased had argument with officials, says lawyer Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 25 Graft accused IAS officer Sanjay Popli’s 26-year-old son Kartik reportedly died by suicide at his house in Sector 11 here on Saturday afternoon even as a team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau claimed making a huge recovery of gold and valuables from the premises. VB officials, later, termed the incident as “sad and unfortunate”. Kartik allegedly shot himself in the head with his father’s pistol, on the first floor of the house. Later, the IAS officer’s 12-KG GOLD SEIZED Sanjay Popli’s wife being consoled by a relative; and (R) file photo of deceased Kartik. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI lawyer claimed the family was harassed and the victim had an argument with the officials. DSP Vigilance Bureau, Ajay , IN BRIEF PM leaves for G7 summit; energy, climate on agenda NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi, who left for G7, said he was looking to discuss with leaders topical issues such as environment, energy, climate, food security, health and counter-terrorism. BACK PAGE Two Moga cops booked for aiding gangster MOGA: The police have booked two cops for allegedly helping gangster Sukhdool Singh, alias Sukha Duneke, obtain passport and police clearance certificate to flee to Canada in 2017. TNS Khushi from UK wins Miss India Worldwide title WASHINGTON: Khushi Patel, a biomedical student from the United Kingdom, has been declared the winner of the Miss India Worldwide 2022, the longest-running Indian pageant outside India. PTI 19 SFI activists held for vandalising Rahul’s office WAYANAD (KERALA): Nineteen activists of the Students' Federa- tion of India (SFI) have been arrested so far in connection with the attack on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's office here. The police said some more arrests were likely in the incident. PTI Kumar said the team was “very sad” at the death of the youth. “We had left the accused’s house after the recovery which was done in the presence of the Chandigarh Police. The IAS officer led us to the storeroom in the house where the gold and other valuables were hidden.” He said the recovery of so much gold and valuables were among the highest ever. “Probably, this had upset the victim and the family.” The VB said it recovered over 12-kg gold, 3-kg silver, four iPhones, one Samsung phone and two Samsung smartwatches from the storeroom. The incident took place in the presence of a VB team that had brought Kartik’s continued on page 6 In debt trap, Punjab mulls disinvestment: White Paper Chandigarh, June 25 After years of fiscal mismanagement, Punjab could see some course correction, as indicated in the White Paper on state finances, which was presented by Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema in the Vidhan Sabha today. The Punjab Government proposes to shed some of its “inheritance of loss” by disinvesting its stake in loss-making state undertakings, boards and corporations. The government also proposes to merge and wind up some of these 46 entities. MORE INSIDE Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann addresses the Vidhan Sabha. GRIM PICTURE ~2.85 LAKH CR total outstanding debt ~43,000 CR outstanding debt of boards, corporations Good governance & policing can check revival of pro-Khalistan forces: Former Governor Vohra Tribune News Service Shimla, June 25 Former Governor NN Vohra today said it is only through good governance and effective policing that the resurgence of pro-Khalistan forces in Punjab can be dealt with effectively. Delivering a talk on “Internal Security” at the State Police Headquarters here for police officers from across the state, the former Defence and Home Secretary expressed serious concern over antinational and subversive elements spreading their net- ❝ Criminalisation of politics, unless liquidated, shall result in eroding the people’s faith in democracy and trust in the ruling dispensation NN Vohra, FORMER GOVERNOR OF J&K NN Vohra, former Governor of J&K, delivers a talk at the State Police Headquarters in Shimla. PHOTO: LALIT KUMAR works from one shore to another and activating their sleeper cells whenever they found it opportune to strike, HASINA OPENS PADMA BRIDGE BACK PAGE particularly when the domestic environment is disturbed with communal divisiveness. Replying to a question on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, he observed that the biggest challenge in the coming months as the Union Territory advanced towards elections would be to ensure prompt and efficient governance at the ground level, which resolved the people’s grievances without delay or harassment. In the background of political hurt, it was of crucial importance to create an atmosphere of calm and normalcy, which would also ensure large-scale participation in the coming polls. continued on page 6
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