07072017-CT-01.qxd 7/7/2017 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 7 JULY 2017 | CHANDIGARH More CCTVs at PU Staff crunch at Fire Dept UT wins cricket c’ship Admn block at Panjab University will soon have more CCTVs to keep an eye on visitors. P2 The Panchkula Fire Department lacks firepower as there are only 52 firemen for 6 lakh people. P4 Chandigarh beat Jalandhar by 85 runs to emerge winners in the inter-district championship. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.2°C MIN 24.7°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.28 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.28 AM Hry gets cracking to clean Sukhna choe Death trap Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service A school bus passing through the road separating Sectors 7 and 8 was trapped in a cable dangling in the middle of the road near the Sector 7 fuel station. The bus had to be stopped and the driver and helper had to go on the rooftop of the bus to get rid of the cable. The bus was on the way to drop school students. According to sources, the cable was still lying on the road till the evening, posing a threat to motorists. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Justice Darshan Singh, who convicted KPS Gill, retires Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 6 Justice Darshan Singh, who convicted Punjab’s former Director General of Police KPS Gill in a case of outraging the modesty of a woman, was given a warm send-off today after he retired upon attaining the age of superannuation. Then a Chief Judicial Magistrate posted at Chandigarh, Justice Darshan Singh had slapped three-month imprisonment and a fine of Rs 700 on Gill after convicting him. In his 81-page order pronounced way back in 1996, Justice Darshan Singh had dismissed the defence of the accused after describing then senior Punjab IAS officer Rupan Deol Bajaj’s testimony as "wholly credible and worthy of credit". The order had added: "Such type of testimony can be even acted upon without corroboration in such molestation cases." The former Punjab Police chief was found guilty by the Chief Judicial Magistrate under Section 354 for outraging the modesty of a woman while he was allegedly in an inebriated condition at a party hosted by then Finance Commissioner (Home) SL Kapur at his residence in July 1988. The Sessions Court had, subsequently, maintained the sentence, but had kept it suspended during a “probation” period of three years, during which Gill’s public behaviour was to be supervised by a probation officer. The High Court, in its order on August 20, 1998, made some modifications in the sentence. It removed the condition of supervision by the probation officer and reduced the period of probation to a year, which ended on January 5, 1999. The Punjab and Haryana High Court judgment was, subsequently, upheld by the Supreme Court. Considered an old hand in criminal laws, Justice Darshan Singh was continued on page 5 Pay ~75K to injured kids, school told Chandigarh, July 6 The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) has asked Mount Carmel School to pay Rs 75,000 to two students hurt in a bus accident. The compensation will be in addition to the medical expenses of the students that are already being borne by the school. While Satvik will be given Rs 50,000, Arjun Singh will be given Rs 25,000 as compensation. The compensation is to be paid within 15 days. Satvik had received an injury near his eye and an artificial nerve was fitted. It will be removed after six months, according to doctors. continued on page 5 c m y b Chandigarh, July 6 In a bid to ensure uninterrupted flow of water from the catchment area of Sukhna Lake during the monsoon, the Haryana Irrigation and Water Resources Department has started cleaning work on the Sukhna choe in its area on a large scale. Two pocklanes, a JCB machine and other machinery have been engaged for cleaning the bed of the Sukhna choe to remove weeds, roots, shrubs, sludge, garbage and silt in a length of nearly 2 km of the choe so that the maximum water reaches Sukhna Lake. VK Kamboj and Balraj Chauhan, Superintending Engineers, Deepak Kumar, SDO, and Munish Kumar, JE, were present at the site of work today. Chauhan said cleaning of the choe would also check the entry of pollutants into the lake. Over 20 people have been engaged for the cleaning work. He said the work was executed on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The cleaning operation would be carried out in the Haryana portion of the Sukhna choe near Saketri village and efforts would be made to complete it within a week. Birender Singh, Engineerin-Chief, has directed the officers concerned to complete the work in a time-bound manner. Haryana officers had offered to extend all help to revive the lake at a meeting of the committee of experts held recently. The Adminis- Hit by car, woman dies Chandigarh, July 6 A 50-year-old Dadu Majra woman was killed after an i20 car, being driven by a woman, a BDS student, hit her on the road separating Sectors 37 and 24 today. According to the police, the Hyundai i20 car (HR 70C 5821), being driven by Patiala native Kudrat Kang, hit Veena Rani Chawla, who was crossing the road. The woman was rushed to the PGI where she was declared brought dead. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered against the car driver on a statement of an eyewitness. — TNS GMCH timings to change from July 17 The timings of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, will change from July 17. The college will function from 9 am to 5 pm while the OPD registration will be from 8 am to 11 am. The Emergency services will be available round the clock as before. CITY FUEL PRICES FOR TODAY PETROL HPCL Work on cleaning the Sukhna choe under way near Saketri in Panchkula on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Breathing life into Sukhna Two pocklanes, a JCB machine and other machinery have been engaged for cleaning the bed of the Sukhna choe to remove weeds, roots, shrubs, sludge, garbage and silt in a length of nearly 2 km of the choe so that the maximum water reaches Sukhna Lake. . tration had requested the governments of Punjab and Haryana to clean the catchment areas falling in their respective domain. Experts were of the view that because of encroach- ments in the catchment area, not much rainwater was coming into Sukhna Lake. They said the catchment area should be cleaned so that the lake received the maximum water during the monsoon. BPCL IOC ~63.54 DIESEL ~63.50 ~63.50 HPCL BPCL IOC ~54.64 ~54.59 ~54.59
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