18072017-CT-01.qxd 7/18/2017 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 18 JULY 2017 | CHANDIGARH PU out of bounds Road dividers Deepender wins PU bans entry of students on the campus after 5 pm from the new academic session. P2 Mohali MC seems least bothered about damaged road dividers and broken footpaths. P5 Deepender Grewal stuns Bhupender Dahiya in the CLTAAITA championship. P6 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.5°C MIN 28.7°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.24 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.34 AM FORECAST TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU Student politics turns violent Two injured in attack; NSUI activists blame ABVP Tribune News Service An illegal mining site at Khizrabad village in Mohali on Monday. Day after DC’s visit, tippers, JCB machines vanish ILLEGAL MINING MLA for mining corp Akash Ghai Demanding the formation of a mining corporation in the state to handle the situation, area MLA Kanwar Sandhu said local mining officers should be held accountable for illegal mining. He said the authorities should also verify whether the stone crushers in the area were legal. Tribune News Service Mohali, July 17 A day after the Mohali Deputy Commissioner checked illegal mining sites at Khizrabad and Kubbaheri villages, a number of tippers and JCB machines vanished from the site today. Evidently, these were removed by those involved in unauthorised mining at the site by taking advantage of the authorities’ "laxity" in this regard. A visit to the mining sites by a Tribune team today revealed that several tippers and JCB machines, that were seen parked at various spots yesterday, were not there. “The machinery and vehicles should have been impounded by the authorities yesterday. The miners should not have been given time to save their paraphernalia,” said a local resident. Asked if any action had been taken by the administration after her visit, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra said records and documents of the departments concerned were being procured by ADC (General) Charandev Singh Mann (also the nodal officer for mining in the district) to prepare a detailed report in this connection. “The report will be ready within a day or two and will be sent to the state govern- ment. Besides, I have also asked the Mohali SSP and officials of the Mining Department to take steps to check the hazard in the area,” said Sapra, adding that appropriate action would be taken in the matter. Area MLA Kanwar Sandhu lauded the Mohali Deputy Commissioner for visiting the area after being informed about it three days ago. The AAP MLA, who has constituted teams of his party activists to check the hazard, claimed that the illegal excavation was on till three days ago. “Our teams started stopping the miners and we also apprised the authorities of the development,” said Sandhu. Demanding the formation of a mining corporation in the state to handle the situation, Sandhu said local mining officers should be held accountable for it. Sandhu said the authorities should also verify whether the stone crushers set up in the area were legal or illegal. CITY FUEL PRICES FOR TODAY PETROL IOC DIESEL HPCL BPCL HPCL ~64.12 ~64.16 ~64.16 ~55.54 BPCL IOC ~55.54 ~55.54 SNIPPETS 8 house owners booked Chandigarh: Eight house owners have been booked for not getting their tenants verified by the police. Cases under Section 188 of the IPC have been registered at the Industrial Area police station against Faqir Chand, a resident of Sector 47, Mohammad Iqbal, Raj Kumar, Munir Ahmed, Arsad Ali, Faujdar Singh, Ram Kumar and Om Parkash, all residents of Sector 29, who did not give information to the local police for the verification of their tenants. TNS 1 killed, 3 hurt in mishap Chandigarh: One person was killed and three others injured in a road accident near the Sector 45/46/49/50 light point here on Sunday. Paramjit Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran, alleged that Shakildin, a native of Kalayat, who was driving a Wagon-R (HR 55L 8628), hit his Innova (PB18 E 0021) near the light point. Four passengers in the Innova sustained injuries and were rushed to the GMCH, Sector 32, where one of them Mohammad Nawab, a resident of Jama Masjid, Delhi, was declared brought dead. TNS Gold chain snatched Mohali: Snatchers targeted a woman at Phase I here on Monday. The victim, Ekta Sharma, was buying vegetables from a street vendor in front of her residence when two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched her gold chain, weighing 17 gm. Before the victim could raise the alarm, both miscreants fled on their motorbike. The victim’s kin alleged that they made a call on the 100 helpline, but nobody took the call. TNS Chandigarh, July 17 In what appears to be the first major clash in the run-up to the student council elections of Panjab University and its affiliated colleges, two students, including one belonging to the NSUI, were injured in an attack allegedly by ABVP members at the Sector 27/28/29/30 light point today. The victims, Rajat, a resident of Sector 29, and an NSUI member, who was hit on his leg, were taken to the GMCH, Sector 32, where Rajat got four stitches on his head. Both of them were discharged after treatment. The incident occurred when Rajat, along with his friend Sumit, in-charge of the NSUI unit of Khalsa College, Sector 26, and three others, was returning from the college in a Ciaz car. On the way to SD College in Sector 32, they were chased by youths in Fortuner and Scorpio vehicles. After intercepting them at the light point, the youths, allegedly belonging to the ABVP asked those in the , Ciaz to come out. When they refused to do so, the youths stared attacking the car with swords and sticks. The car occupants sustained minor injuries from broken glass pieces. The assailants then hit Rajat and another youth before speeding away. They also allegedly brandished a pistol at them. Rajat said he had done BA from Khasla College and was returning from the college after enquiring about MA (Economics). He alleged that his friends were members of the NSUI and were attacked the youths belonging to the ABVP . “They wanted to attack Sumit, but Rajat came in their reach. We have got an FIR registered against ABVP members and have named a few persons,” said an NSUI leader. The incident is believed to have been triggered by a fight in the college a few days ago. Though the two sides had reached a com- A police official inspects the assailants' vehicle that turned turtle near the Gymkhana Club on the Saketri-Mansa Devi road. While fleeing, assailants’ vehicle turns turtle The damaged car at the Sector 26 police station in which NSUI activists were allegedly attacked by ABVP members at the Sector 27/28/29/30 light point in Chandigarh on Monday; and (below) injured Rajat comes out after receiving treatment at the GMCH, Sector 32; and weapons that were recovered from his car. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR The complaint A case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered on a complaint of Sumit, a resident of Phase IX, Mohali. The complainant said a Scorpio (PB 65 AK 6511) and a Fortuner (CH 01 AK 0013) came from the rear side and intercepted the Ciaz car. Parminder Singh, who was carrying a pistol, Jatinder and Gurjot Sandhu, along with others, came out of their vehicles and smashed the windows of the car, injuring two occupants. They then fled from the spot. promise, the incident took an ugly turn today. The NSUI leader claimed that Rattan Lobana, presi- Shashank is new UT SP (Traffic) Tribune News Service Haryana recalls AEO Chandigarh, July 17 A Haryana-cadre 2006-batch IPS officer, Shashank Anand, has been appointed the Superintendent of Police (Traffic and Security), Chandigarh. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order for his appointment. The post had been lying vacant since the term of SSP (Traffic) Maneesh Chaudhary, a 2005-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, ended on May 7, 2016. Ravi Kumar Singh is at present officiating as the SP (Traffic). The appointment to the post was delayed for various reasons. The Administrator turned down the first panel of officers on the grounds that all three officers lacked the required experience for the post and they were promotee police officers. Later, the Haryana Government sent another panel of officers in June 2016 comprising The Haryana Government has recalled the services of Virendra Chaudhary, Assistant Estate Officer (AEO), and Ranjit Kaur, and has sent a panel of four officers to the Chandigarh Administration. Sources said now the Administration would select two officers to replace them. Both officers recently completed a two-year tenure in the city. Meanwhile, the UT Administration will get another IAS officer as Bansi Lal Sharma is likely to join this week. . three IPS officers -- Simardeep Singh, Dr Arun Nehra and Ashwin Shenvi. The Chandigarh Administration selected Ashwin Shenvi for the post, but he withdrew his name at the last moment. Then yet another panel of three officers, including Anand, was sent by the Haryana Government to the UT Administration. The UT recommended Anand’s name to the Ministry of Home Affairs. c m y b dent of the ABVP at SD College, Sector 32, and his associate Inder Saini were behind the attack. However, the duo refuted the allegation. The SHO of the Sector 26 police station said they were trying to trace the accused. Panchkula, July 17 While fleeing, the vehicle of the alleged assailants of NSUI activists turned turtle in Panchkula. They escaped but left behind two pistols in the vehicle. The UT police were chasing them when the assailants lost control over the vehicle near Gymkhana Club, Sector 1, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula. A senior Panchkula police official said ABVP stickers were pasted on the Fortuner. Some stickers and posters were also inside the vehicle. The police are on the lookout for the accused, believed to be four, he said. Eyewitness account An eyewitness, Baljeet Singh, an auto driver and resident of Saketri village, said there were four persons in the vehicle, who ran towards the forest area after the accident. Around 30 minutes after the accident, he again saw two youths, including one wearing a turban, standing close to the accident site. They took some pistols from the car before fleeing. — TNS ABVP stickers found in Fortuner A senior Panchkula police official said ABVP stickers were found pasted on the Fortuner. Some stickers and posters were also inside the vehicle. Commandos of the UT police during a search operation to nab the accused in the Saketri forest area. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: PRADEEP TEWARI
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