11052017-CT-01.qxd 5/11/2017 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 11 MAY 2017 | CHANDIGARH Students at risk ‘Political vendetta’ Maruti FC win The building of Government Elementary School at Balongi is not safe for students. P2 Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma accuses Congress government of political vendetta P4 Maruti FC beat New Public School, Sector 18, to win the Oorja-CAPF U-19 football tourney P6 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 37.2°C MIN 30°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.06 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.31 AM FORECAST Window of devotion Judicial remand for elderly woman in cruelty case Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Devotees offer prayers at Ashoka Buddha Vihar at Khuda Ali Sher in Chandigarh on Buddha Purnima on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN CITY FUEL PRICES FOR TODAY PETROL HPCL BPCL IOC ~65.95 ~65.93 ~65.93 HPCL BPCL IOC ~56.23 ~56.21 ~56.21 DIESEL Mohali police crack Meet murder case SNIPPETS Say rival Dhillon main conspirator; crime executed by accomplices Woman hit by train, dies Tribune News Service Kharar: An unidentified woman, aged about 40 years, died when she was hit by a train, which was on its way from Amritsar to Chandigarh here on Wednesday morning. Jagdev Singh, in-charge of the railway police post, Kharar, said the deceased appeared to be a migrant. Her body has been kept at the Civil Hospital in Kharar. OC 2 thefts reported Chandigarh: Two theft incidents have been reported from the city in which thieves decamped with valuables. According to the police, Ashish Bist, a resident of Sector 20, reported that someone stole an LED, a gas cylinder, the key of his car, a mobile phone and Rs 3,000 from his house. The police have registered a case at the Sector 19 police station. In another incident, Parmod, a resident of Hallo Majra village, reported that someone stole Rs 1,800 and important documents from his house. A case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. TNS Mohali, May 10 The Mohali police claim to have cracked the Meet murder case stating that the vicitm’s old rival, Gagandeep Singh Dhillon, was the main conspirator and his two friends, Harjinder Singh, alias Laddi, and Amandeep Singh, alias Mani, along with another unidentified person, executed the murder. Amit Sharma, alias Meet, was shot dead outside a temple at Saketri around 11.30 am on Monday when he, along with his mother, was leaving the temple after paying obeisance. The accused had fired at least 11 bullets at him from two 9-mm Gagandeep Singh Harjinder Singh Amandeep Singh Had planned to kill him in club BOUNCER’S KILLING Earlier, the accused had conspired to kill Meet at Club Hollywood in Mohali, which the victim used to visit often. “They (accused) kept waiting for Meet for nearly four hours at the club around a month ago, but he did not turn up. They then conspired to eliminate him during his visit to the Saketri temple. revolvers. Meet was taken to the PGI where he was declared brought dead. Their third accomplice was yet to be identified, said the Mohali police. The police are Girl ends her life Dera Bassi: A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling in a rented accommodation at Pandwala village here on Wednesday. No suicide note was found from the spot, the police said. The deceased has been identified as Pooja (17), who hailed from UP. The police said the incident came to light when the victim’s mother found her hanging in her room around 6 am. OC 1 held for teasing Chandigarh: One person has been arrested for teasing a minor girl at her residence. According to the police, the accused teased the minor girl after which the victim narrated the incident to her family members, who approached the police. A case has been registered at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS c m y b also verifying whether or not it was a contract killing. Dhillon, who was lodged at the Nabha jail and is at present in the custody of the Mohali police on production remand, confessed to his crime during his interrogation, said Kuldeep Singh Chahal, Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Chahal said Dhillon had hatched the murder conspiracy in the Nabha jail and informed his friends, Laddi and Mani, also hardcore criminals, when they went to meet him during a court hearing in Ropar around two months ago. Both Laddi, a resident of Continued on page 4 Chandigarh, May 10 A retired government schoolteacher, who is in her seventies and walks with the help of a stick, would never have thought that in the twilight years, she would have to see Burail Jail. Sector 19 resident Usha Sharma was today remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court in a case of cruelty with her NRI daughter-inlaw Kanika. Her NRI son Kanish Awasthi, also an accused in the case, did not join investigation. The accused woman’s husband is already dead. The septuagenarian accused was arrested by the women cell of the Chandigarh Police yesterday from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, after a lookout circular was Septuagenarian Usha Sharma comes out of the District Courts on Wednesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Accused an ex-teacher Sector 19 resident Usha Sharma, a retired government schoolteacher, was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court in a case of cruelty with her NRI daughter-in-law Kanika. Her NRI son Kanish Awasthi, also an accused in the case, did not join investigation. issued against her. She was flying back from Australia at that time. “Usha and her son had not joined the investigation even though the case against them was registered in NovemberDecember last year. Thus, we had issued a lookout circular Continued on page 4 No parties, music at tricity clubs on bouncers’ call Tribune News Service Panchkula, May 10 Responding to the call of bouncers to have a “no-party Wednesday” to express solidarity with Amit Sharma, alias Meet, owners of clubs did not allow parties on Wednesday. While most clubs in the city see a huge rush on Wednesday, being a “ladies’ night out”, the clubs wore a deserted look today. Around 15 clubs in the tricity did not play music today. On Tuesday evening, tricity-based bouncers had called for a “no-party Wednesday”, but owners were undecided till last night. When contacted today, many club owners said they would not have any party today. The club owners have no option as parties without bouncers are not possible as they handle the crowd, especially rowdy elements. Bouncers said it was the least they could do for Meet, who was a senior and respected in their community. Gurpreet, a city-based bouncer, said, “Meet was like a brother and his murder has shocked us. The entire tricity is not partying for a day.” Around 200 bouncers, who worked for and with Meet, did not work today. Even cafes and bars such as Peddlers and Underdoggs at Elante Mall, which use the services of bouncers, did not play music or serve alcohol today. Gurpreet said around Continued on page 4
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).