21032017-CT-01.qxd 3/21/2017 1:40 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 21 MARCH 2017 | chandigarh PU: SINGLE WINDOW SYSTEM MANSA DEVI FAIR: HEMA MALINI TO BOOK AUDITORIUM Þ PAGE 2 NOT TO PERFORM IN NAVRATRAS Þ PAGE 5 Þ PAGE 6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY TUESDAY AJEETESH TO MAKE A MARK IN KOLKATA CLASSIC MAXIMUM YESTERDAY MINIMUM 30°C 16°C 28.8°C 14.2°C SUNSET SUNRISE TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 6.34 PM 6.24 AM SSP-led SIT to unravel Mohali murder mystery Chief Minister Amarinder Singh orders naming of Seerat’s friend Nimardeep Singh in FIR, provides security to Ekam’s family Nimardeep Singh in the FIR. He said that Punjab DGP Suresh Arora was asked by the Chief Minister to personally monitor the case. The bereaved family will also be provided security cover, added Dhillon. Ekam’s brother also claimed that the Chief Minister said if Mohali SP (City) PS Bhandal had not been fair in the investigation, as alleged by Ekam’s family, the SSP should take action against him. He said Ekam’s body would be cremated tomorrow. Kulwinder Sangha Mohali, March 20 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today ordered the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) under Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal to probe the sensational murder of 40-year-old Ekam Singh Dhillon here yesterday. The CM has also ordered naming Nimardeep Singh, a close friend of Ekam’s wife Seerat, in the FIR registered in this regard. The 6 feet 3 inches tall businessman Ekam was found murdered and stuffed in a large suitcase that was found in the rear seat of his BMW car parked outside his rented one-kanal accommodation in Phase IIIB1 here yesterday morning. According to the police, Seerat, wife of the deceased, had confessed killing her husband with a .9mm pistol in the house where the family was living. Darshan Singh Dhillon, the younger brother of the deceased, told The Tribune this evening that he, his father and Ekam’s two minor children had met Capt Amarinder Singh in Sector 10, Chandigarh. Kulwinder Sangha Mohali, March 20 Seerat, the young wife of Ekam Singh Dhillon, who was found murdered in Phase IIIB1, here yesterday, today confessed before a local court that she had shot dead her husband. Seerat told the court that Ekam used to harass her for Register case against SP money. “There used to be Bhandal: Ekam’s father arguments between us and Earlier in the day, Ekam’s he also beat me up at times, father Jaspal Singh following which I Dhillon, who is a used to remain under human rights activist, stress,” she further demanded registrasubmitted. tion of a case against When the judge the SP (City) Bhandal asked who had shot for being an alleged EKAM Ekam, Seerat conaccomplice in the MURDER CASE fessed she had shot case and the formahim dead on Saturday tion of a SIT under a senior night. She further said that IPS officer to probe the case. her brother, Vinay Partap Addressing mediapersons Singh, and his friend Jagat, at his house in Phase VI had helped her in disposing here, Jaspal said his daugh- of the body. ter-in-law, Seerat, had come She also told the court that to the Matour police station the pistol used in the crime in a Porsche car, which was belonged to Ekam. It was an Continued on page 5 unlicensed weapon which Ekam’s father Jaspal (right) and brother Darshan Singh speak to mediapersons in Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Nimerdeep is influential, has links... Jaspal alleged that the Porsche car belonged to Nimardeep Singh, in which Seerat had come to the Mataur police station. He alleged that Nimardeep helped senior bureaucrats invest their money in real estate and had links with influential persons. He was close to Seerat. ...but yet to be named in FIR Acting on the CM’s order, a SIT, headed by Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal and comprising DSP City-1 Alam Vijay Singh and Matour SHO Baljinder Singh Pannu has been formed, the SSP disclosed on Monday evening. However, Seerat’s friend Nimardeep has not yet been named in the FIR despite the Chief Minister’s directive. “We have not added Nimardeep’s name to the FIR as yet,” confirmed Chahal, while adding that proper probe will be conducted in the case and anybody found guilty will not be spared. Dhillon claimed that the Chief Minister has ordered the setting up of the SIT Whodunnit? I did it, Seerat confesses before court under SSP Chahal and also issued orders for including the name of Ekam’s friend Bullet hit Ekam in temple, says autopsy report Seerat in police custody. A postmortem examination of Ekam’s body was conducted by a three-member board of doctors, comprising Dr Himmat Mohan Singh Ghuman, Dr Manhar Deep and Dr Kuldeep Singh, at the Phase VI Civil Hospital here. It revealed that a bullet had pierced Ekam Singh in the temple. It went through after damaging the brain. No bullet was reported to have been found in the body during the examination. The viscera was sent for examination to a chemical laboratory at Kharar, sources added. Mohali, March 20 Seerat, the wife of Ekam Singh Dhillon, who was found murdered yesterday in Phase IIIB1 here, told the police that her brother and his friend had come to her house to teach her husband a lesson over his behaviour with her and there was no intention to kill him. Sharing the details of Seerat’s statement before the SAKETRI MURDER police, the SP (City), PS Bhandal, said here today that Seerat had told the police that quarrels often took place between the couple over Ekam’s behaviour with her. She told the police that Ekam’s business ventures were not running well and members of her paternal family used to extend financial help to her. She also told the police that her husband used to allegedly pressure her to get additional financial assistance and suspected her relationship with others. Bhandal said on March 18, Seerat arrived at her house around 8 pm while her brother, Vinay Partap Singh, and Vinay’s friend, Jagat, reached the area a little later between 8.15 pm and 8.30 pm, but kept sitting in their car. Ekam reached his house around 10 pm. Vinay and was lying in the house. According to her, after using it, she had kept it back. When the police told the court that the members of Ekam’s family wanted other names to be included in the FIR, the court declined to accept the plea on the ground that Seerat had already made a confession Continued on page 2 Ekam and Seerat in happier times. WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT FATEFUL NIGHT WHEN TEMPERS RAN HIGH…. ‘YOU SHOOT ME OR I’LL SHOOT YOU’ VICTIM PRESSURED HER FOR FINANCIAL HELP SP (City) PS Bhandal said on March 18, Seerat arrived at her house around 8 pm while her brother, Vinay Partap Singh, and Vinay’s friend, Jagat, reached the area a little later between 8.15 pm and 8.30 pm, but kept sitting in their car. Ekam reached his house around 10 pm. Vinay and Jagat then followed Ekam into the house. The SP said Seerat and Ekam had strained relations with her brother and did not want him to come to his house (Ekam’s house) or interfere in his life in any way. Later, on the night of the crime, arguments took place between them. She told the police that when tempers ran high, Ekam took out a pistol. A scuffle followed and he allegedly told Seerat that either she should shoot him or he would shoot her. Seerat told the police that she took the pistol from Ekam and shot him dead, the SP added. Seerat had told the police that quarrels often took place between the couple over Ekam’s behaviour with her. She told the police that Ekam’s business ventures were not running well and members of her paternal family used to extend financial help to her. She also told the police that her husband used to allegedly pressure her to get additional financial assistance and suspected her relationship with others. Continued on page 4 Quiet calm Accessories stolen from 3 Innovas in Sector 35 & 36 P4 PANCHKULA Youth kills father over minor tiff Panchkula, March 20 A 22-year-old youth killed his 65-year-old father by attacking him with a sharp weapon in a village near Morni here, today. While the victim’s wife, Bhud Ram, had left him, accused Sanjay is a bachelor. The fatherson duo lived together. Sanjay was the only son and lived in Maun village. They both worked as daily wagers. To make extra money, they also made handicrafts. This afternoon, they both quarreled over handicraft work which further escalated and involved other family issues. At 4 pm, Sanjay attacked his father with a sharp weapon “mocha” in the head. Hearing his cries, neighbours rushed to the spot but by then Bhud Ram had died. The Morni police post In-charge, ASI Jile Singh, was informed by a neighbour who reached the spot and arrested Sanjay. No immediate hike in water tariff; House defers agenda on property tax Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Continued on page 2 Part of Sector 38, 39, Motor market 38 West and Maloya village and Colony: 10 am to 3 pm Parts of Sec 29, 31, 44, 52, 61, Kajheri village, Dhanas, Milk Colony, & HB Dhanas, Assembly Hall Sector 1 and Motor Market, Mori Gate, Gobind Pura, Thakurdwara, Civil dispensary, Rama Market in Mani Majra: 10 am to 4 pm Entry tax to be levied on commercial vehicles 3 more arrested, 2nd car recovered Panchkula, March 20 The police have arrested three more accused in connection with the brutal murder of 26 -year-old Varinder Singh Sandhu on Holi. The second Maruti Swift car used by the attackers was also recovered from them. Out of the nine accused, the police have arrested eight so far. However, one accused is still at large and the revolver used in the crime is yet to be recovered. The three were arrested near the CGC College in Landran (Mohali). Kharar resident Manjot Singh (21), alias Happy, Jashanpreet (24) alias Jassan, a resident of Landran and Barminder (24), alias Poli, also a resident of Landran, were arrested and the car bearing a Kharar registration number was recovered from them. On the night of March 13, Varinder was abducted from his house, attacked with swords, dragged by the head first from a car for around a kilometre and crushed under the wheels of the car. Varinder’s brutal death was a result of an old enmity of the accused and Varidner’s cousin Avtar. CHANDIGARH Tribune News Service My brother, friend did not intend to kill Ekam, Seerat tells police Our Correspondent POWER SHUTDOWN A man is silhouetted against the rising sun as he performs yoga on the bank of the Sukhna early in the morning in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VIJAY MATHUR Green corridor helps HP donor save two lives Heart, liver airlifted from PGI to Delhi for transplant on to other patients Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 20 A joint team of the PGI, UT Administration and Chandigarh Police transported vital organs of a brain dead patient to New Delhi in a swift action on Monday. Due to the well-coordinated efforts by the team members, the organs were transported from the PGI to the Chandigarh Airport within 21 minutes through a dedi- Organ shared by PGI till date Year Kidney Liver Heart 2015 0 9 0 2016 2 3 1 2017 2 1 1 The organ being transported through the green corridor from the PGI, Chandigarh, to Delhi on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH cated green corridor. The green corridor was made from the PGI to the Chandigarh International Airport twice this morning when it came to light that c m y b there was no matching recipient for the heart and liver received from a brain dead donor. The ambulance bearing the heart left the PGI at 7.20 am escorted by police vehicles. The second vehicle carrying the donor’s liver left the PGI at 9.15 am. Both the organs reached the international airport within 20-21 minutes.An official of the PGI said, “Since the PGI authorities decided to transport the organs to Delhi, an alert was sounded to the police. Immediate routes Continued on page 5 Chandigarh, March 20 To increase the revenue generation of the ‘cashstrapped’ civic body, the General House of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today resolved to levy entry tax on commercial vehicles entering the city on the pattern of Delhi. The decision was taken on the agenda placed in today’s monthly House meeting that proposed a slew of taxes to increase revenue generation. Meanwhile, the MC House deferred agenda items to increase water tariff threefold and 10 per cent increase in property tax. It was resolved that the agenda on the hike in water tariff will be discussed only after the MC would start providing 24-hour water supply to city residents. Congress councillors Fee for fire NOC The House unanimously approved that the fee be charged for the issuance of no objection certificate (NOC) and renewal of fire certificates on the pattern of Mohali Municipal Corporation. The fee will be charged from multiplex buildings, cinema halls, malls, gas agencies, hotels, marriage palaces, educational institutions and hospitals to name a few. These will be charged Rs 5,000. A committee has been constituted for conducting a survey of different types of buildings and framing modalities. Tax now on advertisements The House also accorded nod for levying of tax on advertisements, other than advertisements published in newspapers. Continued on page 5 An MC House meeting in progress in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN
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