Pujari has employed a top lawyer in Senegal, for fees in the range of Rs 7 crore, and is likely to contest the extradition procedure, police officers said. Since Senegal does not have capital punishment, the extradition process may require a guarantee that Pujari will not be executed if convicted under Indian laws.
As the two parties now hold discussions to hammer out a seat-sharing agreement for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, JD(S) general secretary and convenor of the Congress-JD(S) coalition co-ordination committee, Kunwar Danish Ali, speaks on the progress of the talks
Stating that he has been labelled a communist on account of his latest posts, he said, “I am an engineering teacher.... I am only reacting to the situation around me. But I do not want to say much — my parents are worried.”
The two cases were filed in February 2018 for offences punishable under Section 276 C (1) of the Income Tax Act ,1961, for tax evasion and Sections 201 and 204 of the Indian Penal Code for causing disappearance and destruction of evidence.
As part of this new strategy, HAL has developed the HTT-40, a basic trainer aircraft for IAF pilots, and is now developing a Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT) for training pilots who are on the cusp of being inducted into fighter squadrons.
The IJT, also known as Hindustan Jet Trainer 36, is an aircraft indigenously designed and developed by HAL to replace its own Kiran jet trainers —- which were made from 1964 to 1989 and are now being retired from IAF service on account of their vintage.
The Feb 8 midnight conversation between BJP's Karnataka chief Yeddyurappa, BJP leaders and JD(S) first-time MLA Sharangouda Kandakur that stirred the bribe allegation pot. The Indian Express transcribes the recordings and looks at the key figures in the sting tape.
Both the opposition BJP and the ruling coalition have issued whips for presence of all their legislators over the next two days of the session, creating the impression that the passage of the finance Bill will be a tight affair.
Fresh signals suggest cracks in ruling alliance, which are quickly played down. Congress alleges attempts at poaching, BJP claims its leader has been wronged, JD(S) finds new relevance. With elections around the corner, what all this could mean for each party.
The Karnataka audio tapes: Since the Congress-JDS alliance came to power, the BJP, especially Yeddyurappa, has been biding its time and waiting for an opportunity to be in a position to topple the coalition government.
As part of a broad agreement, the Congress and JD(S) had decided to divide the 28 Karnataka Lok Sabha seats as per their strength in the Assembly: roughly two-third to the Congress (18 seats) and one-third to the JD(S).
The move comes in the wake of findings from the investigation into the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh that suggested that members of a radical Hindu group involved in the murder were also involved in attacks on theatres screening the movie in Maharashtra and Karnataka.