14072017-CT-01.qxd 7/14/2017 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 14 JULY 2017 | CHANDIGARH Gold smuggling bid Garbage raises stink Packing a punch Custom sleuths foil another attempt to smuggle gold at the international airport. P4 UT turns a garbage dump as the Jaypee plant sends back around 200 tonnes of waste. P5 Indian boxing star Vijender Singh gears up for Maimaitiali showdown on August 5. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.4°C MIN 26.3°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.26 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.32 AM Special indeed TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Special children on the Kalam Express, a mobile educational-cum-rehabilitation unit for children with special needs, during the flagging off ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. PAGE 2 Day after snatchings, youth held Says wanted to go to Haridwar on pilgrimage with the money Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 13 A day after a youth committed five snatchings within an hour in the area falling under the jurisdiction of the Sector 39 police station, the police arrested him today. He had sped away after snatching purses containing cash and documents from five women. According to the police, the accused, Ajay Kumar, alias The accused in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Ajju (24), a resident of Maloya, was nabbed from near the bus stand in Maloya. All snatched articles and the cash (Rs 29,000) were recovered from him. The accused was identified by all five victims. They also identified their articles recovered from the snatcher. The police said the youth was a drug addict and was in the habit of taking charas and ganja. He snatched the money continued on page 5 Firing in Balongi village, youth critically hurt Mohali, July 13 Three motorcycle-borne unidentified youths allegedly opened fire on a youth injuring him critically at Balongi here tonight. The miscreants opened fire at Harvinder Singh, aka Hira (33), in front of his residence at the village and fled from the spot. According to the police, Hira received three bullets -two in his legs and one in an arm. He has been admitted to PGI in a critical condition. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal said the police were investigating the matter. According to sources, the youths came on a motorcycle and called Hira out of his house. “As soon as he came out, they opened fire on him. On hearing the gunshots, members of Hira’s family and neighbours rushed out of their houses. The miscreants then fled from the spot,” said the sources. Hira was taken to the Civil Hospital at Phase VI in Mohali from where he was referred to the PGI. “Circumstantial evidence indicated that the victim was known to the accused,” said the police, who recovered a bullet shell from the spot. The police claimed that the victim was not fit to record his statement. — TNS c m y b Gang war: Youth shot at in Ropar college Assailants fire several rounds; June 2 murder the trigger Tribune News Service Ropar, July 13 A 22-year-old youth was shot at in a gang war at Government College here today. The assailants fired several rounds. The victim has been identified as Chanpreet of Bhauwal village near Nurpur Bedi. The assailants chased him till the road outside the college when he ran for his life. Chanpreet received an injury on his right hand and was taken to the Civil Hospital. His condition is stated to be out of danger. Chanpreet was named as one of the five accused in the murder case of Davinder Singh (22) of Lehrrian village at the Bunga Sahib bus stand on June 2. However, during the investigation, the police did not find his involvement in the case. Talking to mediapersons at the hospital, Chanpreet said he had gone to the college with one of his friends, Gurbaksh Singh, who wanted to take admission. They were standing on the lawns of the college when Neeraj, a resident of Kheri village, and Preeti of Dhadi village Chanpreet, the victim No police deployment The assailants fired at least six shots in and outside the college before fleeing from the spot. They managed to escape as there was no police deployment at any of the roads in the town. The CCTV cameras installed at the college proved of no help. The college authorities said the recording system of the CCTV cameras was not working for the past few days. allegedly opened fire on him, injuring his hand. He ran for his life, but the assailants chased him till the road out- side the college and fired at least eight rounds, he said. Following this, they fled with their accomplice, who was standing with a motorcycle outside the college, said Chanpreet. Explaining the motive behind the attack, Chanpreet said Davinder Singh was shot dead on June 2 and his name was mentioned in the FIR. However, the police did not find his involvement in the crime, he said. The accomplices of Davinder Singh were not ready to buy the police theory and wanted to kill him, Chanpreet said. An eyewitness, Nindi, said there were over 10 members of both gangs in the college at the time of the incident. Two assailants fired two rounds into the air before firing at Chanpreet. Ropar SSP Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu said two of the three assailants had been identified. The police were working on some leads and soon the accused would be nabbed, he said. The police have registered a case under Sections 307, 148, 149 and 506 continued on page 5 CITY FUEL PRICES FOR TODAY PETROL HPCL BPCL IOC ~64.10 DIESEL ~64.06 ~64.06 HPCL BPCL IOC ~55.49 ~55.45 ~55.45 Youth killed, two hurt in scooter mishap Chandigarh, July 13 A long ride on an Activa scooter cost three youths dear as one of them was killed while the other two were injured after the vehicle skidded and rammed into a tree on the roadside near the Hallo Majra light point in the wee hours of today. The deceased has been identified as Rajat (20), a native of Yamunanagar who was putting up in a rented continued on page 5
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