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Mishra bombared Kejriwal with Hawala charges, Jain filed defamation against Mishra.

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Sacked Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra is not letting any chance to attack Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendra Jain. Today in press conference Mishra alleged that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is connected to a ‘hawala’ scam, or money laundering scheme.

Mishra also accuse Kejriwal that he is making a Delhi businessman Mukesh Kumar to white his black money by donating it to the party.
While addressing media Mishra said, “This is all an elaborate ploy to launder money, to convert black money into white.”  Mishra alleged, adding that Kejriwal was the kingpin of this elaborate conspiracy.

On May 14, Mishra alleged that Rs 2 crore through four cheques of Rs 50 lakh each was transferred to AAP’s coffers through four shell companies. Sharma or Kumar claimed yesterday he was the one who donated that money.

Earlier on Thursday Mukesh Kumar had twitted that ,” “I donated the money to AAP because I thought AAP has come into politics to serve the poor.”
later Kejriwal retweeted the video in which the man claimed that he owns the four companies, that all of them are genuine and that he donated Rs 2 crore to AAP because he believed the party “will do good” for the public.
Mishra also exhibited four letters – of unknown provenance – he claimed were letters of donation of Rs 50 lakh each to AAP. Of the four, he said, only two were signed by Sharma.
He further alleged that part or all of this Rs 2 crore donation was made a day before the municipal corporation elections last month, making the money “even more dubious”.

“When the Income Tax Department asked Kejriwal where the Rs 2 crore came from he said he didn’t know. I challenge him to say they came from Mukesh Kumar,” said Mishra.

On other Health Minister of Capital Satyendar Jain, filed a criminal defamation case sacked minister Kapil Mishra.

Jain has also filed a suit against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Manjinder S. Sirsa in the Tis Hazari Court here.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mishra took the fight against Kejriwal to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and filed a complaint against the former for financial irregularities.

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CBI approaches Nigeria seeking information on absconding businessman Nitin Sandesara

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New Delhi | The CBI has asked the Interpol wing of Nigeria to confirm if the absconding promoter of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech, Nitin Sandesara, being probed in a Rs 5300 crore banking fraud case, has moved in that country, officials said on Tuesday.

The move came after reports that Sandesara along with his family members, also accused in the scam, have fled from the United Arab Emirates to Nigeria with which India does not have any extradition treaty.  The agency has said it has no input on the whereabouts of Sandersara and his family members.

Following the reports, the agency has approached the Nigerian Interpol authorities to find out details of Sandesara and his family members. Last October, the agency booked Sterling Biotech, its directors Chetan Jayantilal Sandesara, Dipti Chetan Sandesara, Rajbhushan Omprakash Dixit, Nitin Jayantilal Sandesara and Vilas Joshi, chartered accountant Hemant Hathi, former director of Andhra Bank Anup Garg and other unidentified persons.

The CBI has alleged that the company had taken loans of over Rs 5,000 crore from a consortium led by Andhra Bank which have turned into non-performing assets. The FIR has alleged that the total pending dues of the group companies were Rs 5,383 crore as on December 31, 2016.

The directors of the company “connived with the in-house chartered accountant and falsified material records of the company”, such as production, turnover and investments in capital assets, the FIR alleged. “This was allegedly done using various India-based entities and those situated abroad,” it said. The company was earlier booked by the CBI in August for allegedly bribing senior Income Tax department officials.

On June 28, 2011, the IT department had conducted searches and seizures at 25 premises of Sterling Biotech Ltd, during which a diary containing hand-written records of financial transactions was found, the FIR in that case had alleged. “Some of these names were appended with further references such as IT or Commissioner etc,” it had alleged.

In the present case, the CBI has booked all the accused for criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption among other charges.

The CBI has alleged that false and fabricated documents and manipulated balance sheets were prepared for getting loans sanctioned from the banks which were later diverted for personal purposes.

It said that in an attempt to cheat the banks and falsely represent market capitalisation of the group companies, the shares in India and abroad in the names of non-promoters were held by directors themselves and were concealed from banks.

The CBI FIR alleged that the directors had quoted false documents under their signatures with “mala fide intention” to induce banks to sanction and release the credit limits.

“In three areas manipulation was substantial — reporting of turnover of companies, reporting of investments in capital goods (fixed assets) and taxes to be paid on the manipulated turnover,” it alleged.

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Out of every 10 children going missing in Delhi 6 remain untraced: Report

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New Delhi | Out of every 10 children going missing in the national capital, six remain untraced, a report released by the Alliance for People’s Rights (APR) and NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) stated on Tuesday.

According to the report based on NCRB data and RTI replies from police, 63 per cent of missing children in Delhi were untraceable, while it was 30 per cent across the country. As many as 26,761 children went missing in Delhi in the last five years, and of them only 9,727 could be traced, the report titled ‘Missing Children In Delhi 2018’ stated.

However, according to Delhi police data, the rate of missing children has been significantly reduced from 22 going missing every day in 2015 to 18 daily in 2017, the report stated. In reply to an RTI query, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Raj stated that out of 2,42,938 children reported missing across the country between January 1, 2012 and March 20 last year 1,70,173 could be traced.

“The data reveals that there is a decrease in the total number of missing going children in Delhi in comparison to previous year… But in terms of tracing missing children Delhi is the worst and this should be critically taken care of by the authorities,” the report suggested. To ensure that a robust preventive mechanism is in place, a model system was introduced by APR and CRY in the form of community vigilance.

It highlighted how people from every community could be empowered and entrusted with the task of keeping an eye on children in their locality, and look out for any sign of danger or potential harm that can befall them.

“While the role of police is paramount with regard to the issue of missing children, the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) suggests community-level preventive mechanisms to tackle the issue,” Regional Director (North), CRY, Soha Moitra said.

Seen in this light, the system and society have to come together to prevent children going missing, as the responsibility of creating a reliable safety net around them lies both with the state and the community, she said.

“Taking cognizance of the enormity of the issue, ensuring inter- and intra-state coordination in the investigation, rescue and rehabilitative mechanism and investing in adequate resources and trained personnel at every level are the need of the hour,” Moitra said.

Reena Banerjee, the state convenor of APR, said by forming a strong security net around children, their safety can be ascertained to a large extent, which is evident from the fact that there have been close to no incident of a child gone missing over the past two years within the communities that have engaged with the idea of forming vigilance groups.

“In a couple of instances where a child was found to be missing, the vigilance groups were able to take immediate action to notify the authorities which ensured early recovery of the child,” she said.

The report revealed that the number of missing children in the age group of 12-18 years is the highest and among them the number of girls are much more than boys. The reasons include child labour, commercial sex work, forced marriage, domestic work and forced begging.

“A complete apathy is seen among police department. There is no wide-scale research or comprehensive analysis of missing children with an aim to tackle and deal with the problem in Delhi. The national capital has turned out to be most unsafe for children amongst the list of seven major metropolitan cities, according to NCRB 2016 data,” the report stated.

Strengthening of preventive mechanisms, including police patrolling, announcements of missing children in public spaces, ‘hue and cry’ notice, hoardings and banners of missing children, installation of CCTV cameras and many other strategies are not yet adopted extensively in the most vulnerable areas, it stated.

According to the report, Delhi has set up 11 District Child Protection Units, however, their link with communities through community-based vigilant groups have not been developed yet as mandated in the Centre’s Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).

Also there is a lack of personnel in the police department to deal with the issue of missing children. Police personnel are overburdened and not able to concentrate on the cases of missing children with enough sensitivity due to their various engagements in other cases and duties, it stated.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman assures phase 2 completion of the Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) on time

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New Delhi | Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday assured that the second phase of the Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) would be completed on the mentioned time period.

The Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) provides real-time surveillance of the high sensitivity areas along the coastline to avoid 26/11 like terrorist attacks on Mumbai.  Sitharaman lauded the exemplary efficiency of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and foresightedness of its leadership for scientific and meticulously planned development of the organisation to meet the emergent challenges while inaugurating the 37th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference.

The Defence Minister also appreciated the coast guard for its work and saving people’s life post-cyclone Ockhi and during Kerala floods. Nirmala Sitharaman admired the surveillance efforts of ICG in the vast and expansive maritime zones of India in the Indo-Pacific region.

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