12052017-CT-01.qxd 5/12/2017 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 12 MAY 2017 | CHANDIGARH Problems aplenty Food for thought Date with Man Kaur Shortage of water, rooms, benches and toilets plagues Government Primary School, Badmajra. P2 Good food is always tempting, but when it is available for ~10, it also generates curiosity. P4 Punjabi University felicitates veteran athlete Man Kaur for her record-breaking gold medal run. P6 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39.7°C MIN 27.7°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.07 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.31 AM FORECAST Save Sukhna CITY FUEL PRICES FOR TODAY PETROL DIESEL HPCL BPCL IOC HPCL ~65.76 ~65.73 ~65.73 ~55.98 BPCL SEXUAL HARASSMENT Three Patiala YPS students booked IOC ~55.96 ~55.96 SNIPPETS Aman Sood Thieves on the prowl, three vehicles stolen from city Chandigarh: Three cases of vehicle theft have been reported from the city. Two motorcycles and an auto-rickshaw were stolen. According to the police, Daljit Singh, a resident of Sector 41, reported that someone stole his Bullet motorcycle that was parked near his house. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. In another incident, Vinay Kumar, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, reported that someone stole his TVS Victor motorcycle that was parked outside his house. A case has been registered at the Maloya police station. The third incident was reported by Kashmiri Lal, a resident of Badheri village, Sector 41. He complained that his auto was stolen. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. TNS Tribune News Service The dry bed of Sukhna Lake on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI REPORT ON PAGE 5 Gagandeep had mobile in jail Chandigarh-Delhi rail Was in touch with accomplices through WhatsApp calling facility Cops rule out contract killing Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, May 11 In a serious security lapse at the Nabha jail, the main conspirator in the Meet murder case, Gagandeep Singh Dhillon, was found using a mobile phone in the prison. “Gagandeep was in touch with his accomplices, including Harjinder Singh, alias Laddi, and Amandeep Singh, alias Mani, through the WhatsApp BOUNCER’S KILLING The Mohali police have ruled out the contract killing angle in the Meet case. Inspector Atul Soni, in-charge of the Mohali CIA, claimed that Laddi and Mani were friends of Gagandeep. “Gagandeep had hatched the murder plan and roped in the duo to execute the crime, but no money was given or taken,” said Inspector Soni. calling facility from the jail,” claimed the Mohali police. Laddi and Mani, along with an unidentified accomplice, had fired at least 11 bullets at bouncer Amit Sharma, alias Meet, near the Saketri temple continued on page 5 route curves may go New Delhi, May 11 The Railways will examine the possibility of straightening up to 10 major curves on the existing Delhi-Chandigarh rail route to increase the train speed up to 200 kmph. The 245-km Delhi-Chandigarh corridor, one of the busiest routes in northern India, is slated to be the first semi-high speed project being taken up by the public transporter to run trains at c m y b Move aimed at increasing train speed up to 200 kmph . speeds of 200 kmph with French help. The SNCF the , French railways, has been assigned the task of submitting the execution strategy and implementation model continued on page 5 Man hit by car in Mohali, dies Mohali, May 11 A 37-year-old person was killed while his acquaintance sustained serious injuries after being run over by a car, being driven by a youngster, here last night. The incident occurred around 8.45 pm. Dalbir Singh of Mundi Kharar succumbed to his injuries at Fortis Hospital while Baljit Singh, a resident of Kumbhra village, sustained serious injuries when an out-of-control continued on page 4 Patiala, May 11 At least three students of the local Yadavindra Public School (YPS) have been booked for sexual harassment, assault and criminal conspiracy, and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, on a complaint of the mother of a Class IX student. The school authorities have “expelled” the main accused and sought an explanation from the other two. The victim’s mother claimed her daughter had spurned the advances of a senior, who had proposed her when she was in Class VI, and had no inkling that he nursed a grudge. The FIR, registered under non-bailable Sections, states that as directed by the accused, now in Class X, a Class VIII student had abused the victim in the school corridor a few days ago. “On Saturday (May 9), when my daughter was standing outside her class, two boys attacked her, who repeatedly pushed her, threatened her with dire consequences and later abused School expels key accused, victim his junior in school . her. My daughter has stopped going to school and is under pressure,” the mother has stated in the FIR. The police have booked the boys under Sections 354 (assault), 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-B (use of criminal force against woman with intent to disrobe), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Section 8 of the POCSO Act. Sources said this had been done, even though the sexual harassment charges were yet to be probed, as the victim’s father was a senior police officer. The Director, YPS, Patiala, Maj Gen Sanjiv Verma (retd), said the parents of the victim met him only today. “We have expelled the main accused while the parents of the other students have been summoned. Strict action will be taken against them as per the rules.” He said the matter could have been resolved had continued on page 5
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