www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Afternoon clouds Temp: Max.32C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 64% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:17 Rita Jatinder Guest on DD show dies during live telecast Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a guest on a popular regional Doordarshan TV show died during live telecast on Monday. Rita Jatinder, a known educationist and writer, was answering questions about her life and achievements on the channel's 'Good Morning J&K' show when she suddenly collapsed, shocking the two anchors and scores of viewers. The 86year-old woman was later declared dead. The producers of the widely watched TV show were unable to handle the unforeseen situation initially. Nirav’s siblings face CBI, ED action New Delhi: Probe agencies have moved to stifle movements of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi's family members, with the Enforcement Directorate getting an Interpol Red Corner Notice issued against his sister and the CBI making an extradition request against his brother, in connection with the alleged USD 2-billion PNB banking fraud. Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against 44-year-old Purvi Deepak Modi on the request of the Enforcement Directorate, and the CBI has moved an application to extradite 34-year-old Neeshal Modi, officials said Monday. BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CONG-TDP TRUCK UNETHICAL: TALASANI DEATH FOR 2, LIFE FOR 1 IN TWIN BLASTS CASE OUR LEGAL CORRESPONDENT Hyderabad: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, constituted in the Cherlapally Central Prison, on Monday awarded capital punishment to Aniq Shafeeq Sayeed and Akber Ismail Choudhury, accused No1 and No2 in the 2007 twin bomb blasts which were set off at Gokul Chat and Lumbini Park in Hyderabad. The special court awarded life imprisonment to another accused in the case Tareeq Anjum on charges of providing shelter to A1, A2, including Indian Mujahideen chief Riyaz Bhatkal and his brother Iqbal Bhatkal. It may be recalled that Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge (in-charge) T Srinivas Rao pronounced Aniq Shafeeq Sayeed and Akber Ismail Choudhury as guilty on September 4, but the quantum of punishment and pronouncement of order for the other accused, Tareeq Anjum, has been postponed to Monday. The court has also imposed a ﬁne to the tune of Rs 10,000 to all convicts. The lower courts are competent to impose death penalty, but its execution is conditioned on the sanction of such penalty by the High Court. Speaking to The Hans India, Special Public Prosecutor C Seshu Reddy explained that they sought death penalty for the third accused also, Tareeq Anjum, but the court has awarded him life imprisonment. Reddy has informed that legally the convicts can seek relief against the order of the special court in the High Court, in the Supreme Court and can also seek mercy of the President of India via a clemency petition. Lawyer for A1 Aneeq Sayeed, Gandam Gurumurthy, said that he will challenge the death penalty in the High Court. It may be recalled here that the other two accused Farooq Sharfuddin Anique Shafiq Sayeed He is a native of Pune, planted bomb at Lumbini Park on August 25, 2007. As Riyaz Bhatkal, he is also a senior member of Indian Mujahideen. He was running a computer and mobile shop in Pune. Mohammed Akbar Ismail Choudhari He was a computer mechanic in Pune. He worked as a driver for the terrorists. He planted bomb at Dilsukhnagar foot-overbridge. He transported explosives from Mangalore. Tarkash and Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik, were acquitted for want of enough evidence by the court on September 4. But, they are kept under detention as they face charges in other cases. The three other accused, Indian Mujahideen operatives, in the case who are also charge-sheeted namely Riyaz Bhatkal, his brother Iqbal Bhaktal and Amir Reza Khan are currently absconding and are suspected to have been taking shelter in Pakistan. After the punishment was pronounced, the family members of the Mohammed Tarik Anjum He was a native of Nalanda in Bihar. He pursued Civil Engineering in Bhatkal area of Karnataka. While pursuing Civil Engineering he joined SIMI as a member in 1998. He later joined Indian Mujahideen with the help of Riyaz Bhatkal in 2001. He was one of the key associates to Ameer Raza Khan. victims of the twin blasts expressed happiness over the death sentence and life sentence given for the accused. R Chander Naik (26), Baghlingampally, who lost his right eye, and Syed Raheem (67), Saroornagar, who lost his left eye in the twin bomb blasts, expressed satisfaction over the punishment and appealed to the courts to implement it without any delay. They requested the President of India not to entertain any clemency petitions from them. They demanded the arrest of other culprits who are on the run. Senior Advocates of NIA at Cherlapally, Hyderabad OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that tax on petrol (35.02 per cent) and diesel (27 per cent) in Telangana was highest in the country. TRS government headed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was equally responsible for the plight common man was facing at present, he said, adding that prices of petrol and diesel touching an all-time high was the biggest failure of Narendra Modi government. S P3 Hyderabad: Even as the second special summary revision of electoral rolls -2018 began in Telangana on Monday, the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) team is set to embark on a 2-day visit to Telangana from Tuesday to review the preparedness for the conduct of the elections. Ahead of the Central team’s visit, Telangana Chief Secretary SK Joshi held a day-long meeting with police, excise departments, Collectors and SPs. The official team headed by Deputy Election Commissioner SH Umesh Sinha will be in Hyderabad on Tuesday and Wednesday. On the ﬁrst day, the ECI officials will hold meeting with all parties and seek their suggestions and opinions on the conduct of early elections in the Telangana state. On the second day, the officials will meet Chief Secretary and Secretaries of all-important departments. Officials said that the government has begun preparations to appoint Returning Officers at revenue division and district level to monitor the second special summary revision of electoral rolls launched on Monday. The last date to ﬁle claims and objections is September 15. Disposal of the claims will be completed by October 4 and ﬁnal publication of electoral rolls will be done on October 8. As per the second summary revision -2018 draft electoral rolls, the total number of voters is 2,61,36,776. The Chief Secretary instructed all Collectors to complete revision of electoral rolls on a war-footing in coordination with all other departments. The district authorities were instructed to hire outsourcing staff if required to complete the task within the schedule announced by the EC. Disgruntled TRS leaders make a beeline to TDP A majority of them were TDP leaders before joining the TRS OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Disgruntled TRS leaders, whose names are missing in the list of 105 candidates announced recently, are knocking the TDP doors. A majority of them were TDP leaders before joining the TRS. Already two senior leaders M Venkateswara Rao from Serilingampally Assembly constituency and Mohanlal from Mahabubabad assembly segment joined TDP. Venkateswara Rao was given the assurance of TRS ticket at the time of joining TRS in 2015. But the TRS chief announced incumbent MLA Gandhi as the party candi- Ramesh Rathod Many former TDP leaders have already approached the TDP high command with a request to admit them. Some of them are asking for party ticket in lieu of shifting loyalty to the Telugu Desam Party date in the ensuing election. Mohanlal was vying for the party ticket for the ST reserved Mahabubabad seat. Against his expectations, KCR declared Shankar Naik as the party candidate. OPPN RALLIES AGAINST BJP Mixed response to Bharat Bandh New Delhi: The Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and Left on Monday against rising fuel prices and tumbling rupee evoked mixed response in the country as the opposition closed its ranks against the Modi government. The BJP dubbed the protest a failure. The day-long shutdown affected normal life in Odisha, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala and Tripura and triggered a mixed response in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. But it was mostly ineffective in Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal. Shutdown enforcers resorted to blocking roads and rail tracks disrupting traffic in several parts of the country. In Bihar, a critically ill twoyear-old girl died on her way to a hospital in Jehanabad town apparently due to a road blockade. Bandh supporters allegedly resorted to violence and clashed with the police in some parts areas, prompting the ruling BJP, which dubbed the Congress leader VHR rides a cycle in Hyd shutdown a "complete failure", of accusing the Congress of creating an "environment of fear" by violently enforcing the shutdown. Normal life was paralysed in Odisha with veOUR BUREAU hicular movement and train services thrown out of gear as Congress workers blocked roads and Hyderabad: The bandh called to protest against trains. Hundreds of Congress activists were arthe rising fuel prices evoked a partial response rested. The Railways cancelled 12 trains while in Hyderabad and elsewhere in the state. The schools and colleges were closed. government and private schools worked norNormal life was hit in Bihar with the shutmally, and public transport was not affected. down supported by the Rashtryia Janata Dal Those who resorted to panic buying of fuel on (RJD), Left, Hindustani Awam Morcha and Jan Sunday night were in for surprise since all petrol Adhikar Party of Pappu Yadav. In Karnataka, bunks were open since morning. It was business normal life was affected as public transport as usual for colleges, shopping malls and banks. kept off the roads across the state. Schools and Though city buses ran as usual, operation of colleges were closed although state and central bus services to destinations outside Hyderabad government offices remained open. Global was affected with Congress leaders not allowing software ﬁrms like Infosys and Wipro funcbuses from bus stations. tioned normally. Continued on Page 4 Continued on Page 4 Bandh partial in TS AP SLASHES PETRO PRICES BY `2/LITRE TS admin gets ready to receive EC team TRS govt equally at fault for fuel price hike: Uttam ALIBABA’S JACK MA TO BID ADIEU IN 2019 Mohanlal Many former TDP leaders in the Greater Hyderabad Corporation (GHMC) limits have already approached the TDP high command with a request to admit them. Some of them are demanding party ticket in lieu of shifting loyalty to the Telugu Desam before the elections. TDP leaders said the party was still maintaining considerable strength in some assembly segments in North Telangana districts of Warangal, Karimnagar, Adilabad and parts of Nizamabad. Many TDP leaders, mainly those who were in charge of Assembly segments, joined the TRS after 2014 elections. Former TDP leader Ramesh Rathod from the Khanapur Assembly in the erstwhile Adilabad district was shocked when he was denied party ticket. Continued on Page 4 P4
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