15032017-CT-01.qxd 3/15/2017 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 15 MARCH 2017 | chandigarh EDUCATION: PU TO GET ~21 CR CRIME: 5-YEAR-OLD RAPED IN PANCHKULA VILLAGE WEDNESDAY Þ PAGE 2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY ADDITIONAL GRANT CONSUMER AWARENESS RALLY HELD Þ PAGE 2 Þ PAGE 5 MAXIMUM YESTERDAY MINIMUM 25°C 12°C 24.3°C 9.2°C SUNSET SUNRISE WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 6.30 PM 6.32 AM Councillor’s son among 2 held for youth’s murder Holi revelry: Law catches up with traffic offenders 742 challaned, 198 vehicles impounded in city 48 lose driving licence for 3 months Victim attacked with swords, dragged for a kilometre, crushed under cars Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 14 A total of 742 motorists were challaned for various offences by the Chandigarh Police on Holi, 90 of them for drunken driving. The police also impounded 198 vehicles. The police had laid nakas at various places to deter hooligans from creating a ruckus in the city. However, some of them still managed to throw eggs on girls in various sectors. The youths also threw eggs on cars being driven by girls on the geri route, including Sectors 8,9,10 and 11. The police then started checking vehicles to ensure that revellers did not have eggs stocked in these. The traffic police laid 20 special drunken driving nakas on various roads since 10 am till the afternoon. The police impounded 113 vehicles at the drunken driving nakas. They also challaned 652 motorists for offences other than drunken driving and also impounded 85 vehicles. During the drive, 5,391 vehicles were checked. As many as 516 calls were received by the PCR on Holi, including 244 of quarrel, 38 of creating nuisance and 108 accident calls. Chandigarh, March 14 As many as 48 persons, who were caught for various traffic violations, mostly for drunken driving, on Holi, lost their driving licence for three months. The offenders came to the local court to get their vehicles/challans released today. The court, in line with the Supreme Court guidelines, suspended their licence for three months. The court also imposed a fine on them, depending on the nature of violation. Last year on Holi, the then Chief Judicial Magistrate had sentenced 33 persons to one-month jail for drunken driving. Earlier, the courts, in several cases, had ordered the violators to stand till the rising of the court, besides imposing a fine on them. Yesterday, the police had challaned 90 motorists for drunken driving at nakas. Some of them have not appeared before the court yet. Meanwhile, touts had a field day at the District Courts today. Some touts were even seen handling challan documents along with court officials inside their rooms. Tribune News Service Panchkula, March 14 The police have arrested the son of a councillor from Ward No. 8, Kuljeet Kaur Waraich, for allegedly murdering a 26year-old Saketri resident. Manmeet Singh Waraich, alias Monty, and his first cousin Harmanpreet Singh were arrested today from Samrala in Punjab in connection with the murder of Varinder Singh Sandhu at Saketri last night. The two accused, along with 10 others, came to the house of the deceased around 8 pm and dragged him for around a kilometre after attacking him with swords and other sharp weapons. The accused also crushed him under the wheels of their cars and fled from the spot. The victim’s body was disfigured and his limbs and teeth separated. Narendra Kadiyan of the CIA-1 said the murder was the result of an old rivalry, which started around six months ago. Waraich had then hit Varinder’s cousin Avtar with a bat, but a compromise was reached. Yesterday morning, the accused had called Avtar and they had abused and threatened each other. At around 8 pm, the accused, along with 10 others, arrived in a Maruti Swift and a Hyundai i20 car at Avtar and Varinder’s house, who live together, and started calling out to them. Varinder and Avtar both came out, but the attackers caught hold of Varinder. Relatives recovered the disfigured body of Varinder and took him to the PGI in Chandigarh where he was declared brought dead. Avtar then got an FIR registered at the Chandimandir police station under Sections 148, 149, 285, 302, 364 and 452 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and named Waraich and Harman. The other 10 are still uniden- Missing boy found dead Our Correspondent Kalka, March 14 A five-year-old boy, who had gone missing from his house on Sunday, was found dead in a well at Vishawkarma Colony in Pinjore. The victim has been identified as Lavish, grandson of Joginder Pal, a local shopkeeper. The complainant, Joginder Pal, told the police that his grandson was missing from the house since evening. Around 11 pm on Sunday, the boy’s family noticed his body in a well. He was rushed to a private hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The family suspects foul play. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH Poultry farm, Phase I, Dhanas village, Housing Board, Dhanas, Raipur, Makhan Majra, Kaimbwala, Bank Colony, Kishangarh, Police Colony in Mani Majra and parts of Sectors 5, 7, 8, 18, 21, 24, 34, 41, 43 and 44: 10 am to 4 pm The accused — Manmeet Singh (second from right) and Harmanpreet — in police custody; and (below) villagers and kin of the deceased, Varinder Singh Sandhu (inset), block the road near the railway bridge at the MDC in Panchkula on Tuesday. PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL VILLAGERS BLOCK TRAFFIC FOR OVER FOUR HOURS Relatives of the deceased, along with hundreds of residents of Saketri and Mahadevpur villages, blocked traffic at the Mansa Devi Complex for over four hours on Tuesday morning, starting 8.30 am. The protesters claimed police inaction as the accused was the son of a councillor and said they would not get up until the accused were arrested. Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar Dhawan, who was also present at the spot, refuted the allegations and said teams were already conducting tified. The police tracked the accused and arrested them and will produce them in a court tomorrow to seek their police custody. Varinder had left his job two months ago as a supervisor at the bus stand in Sector raids to nab the accused. Around noon, the police informed the villagers that the accused had been nabbed and convinced them to clear the road. After seeing a picture of the accused in police custody, the villagers cleared the road. BJP MLA Gian Chand Gupta reached the spot and joined the dharna along with the villagers after listening to their grievances. Later, Ranjeeta Mehta of the Congress also reached the spot and talked to Varinder’s family. 5 and installed high security registration number plates. Avtar’s father and Varinder’s maternal uncle Nirmal Singh said Varinder had been living with him for over 20 years as his parents were separated. The accused is the youngest son of current Indian National Lok Dal councillor Kuljit Kaur Waraich, who has been a fourtime councillor and senior vice-president of the erstwhile Panchkula Municipal Council for 10 years. 19-year-old girl ends her life 2 killed as cab falls into gorge Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 14 A 19-year-old girl, a native of Himachal Pradesh, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her rented accommodation in Sector 22 on Monday evening. The victim celebrated Holi with her friends and later committed suicide. Sources said the victim had been identified as Purnika, who hailed from Mandi. The victim was residing as a paying guest and taking PMT coaching from an institute in Sector 34. The sources said the victim played Holi with her roommates till the evening and she was fine till then. “The victim’s roommates then went to a park for a walk around 8.30 pm. On returning, they found the door locked from inside,” the sources said. When the victim did not open the door, her roommates informed the landlord WAS TAKING PMT COACHING IN SEC 34 Sources said the victim had been identified as Purnika, who hailed from Mandi. The victim was residing as a paying guest and taking PMT coaching from an institute in Sector 34. who called the police. The police rushed the victim to Government MultiSpecialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, where doctors declared her brought dead. The victim’s kin were informed, who reached the city. The autopsy was conducted on Tuesday and the body handed over to the family. The police said no suicide note was found from the spot. The victim was residing in Chandigarh for the past one year. Inquest proceedings have been initiated at the Sector 17 police station. Panchkula, March 14 Two Ambala residents were killed after their cab fell into a gorge near Tikkar Taal in Morni last evening. Ten persons, including the driver of the Tata Magic cab, were going towards Morni from Barwala when the incident occurred. Devendra (24) and Rupesh (22) died due to head injuries while the others escaped unhurt. Police officials said around 4 pm, the cab fell into a gorge due to the negligence of the driver and two of the nine passengers died on the spot. The police were informed, who came to the spot and took out the vehicle from the gorge with the help of a crane. The police rushed the two to the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 where they were declared brought dead. Both Devendra and Rupesh were residents of Dukhedi village in Ambala and worked in a private telecom company as security guards and were going to Tikkar Taal to celebrate Holi. c m y b The police challan violators on Holi at the Kalagram light point in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN TRAFFIC SNARLS ON GERI ROUTE Revellers in large numbers thronged the geri route, leading to traffic snarls. Seeing the rush, the police had to make diversions in Sectors 8,9 and 10 to regulate the traffic. 82 CHALLANED IN MOHALI 28 IN PANCHKULA Barring a couple of minor incidents of brawl, Holi passed off peacefully here. Confirming the development, Mohali SSP Kuldip Singh Chahal said there was no report of any untoward incident from the town on Monday. “We issued 82 challans (20 in Zone A, 32 in Zone B and 30 in Zone C) to Holi revellers for various traffic violations, including helmetless riding and tiple riding on two-wheelers,” said the police. TNS Twenty-eight persons were challaned on Holi for traffic violations and drunken driving. Twenty-one of them were challaned for helmetless riding, triple riding and not wearing a seat belt while seven persons were challaned for drunken driving at the lone checkpoint. Twenty persons were injured in separate road accidents on Holi. Forty-six cases were received at the Civil Hospital, which included accident victims. TNS
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