29072017-CT-01.qxd 7/29/2017 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 29 JULY 2017 | CHANDIGARH A satire on education Passport staff protest Princy finishes on top Hindi satirical play ‘Bade Bhai Saheb’ staged during the CSNA Children Theatre Festival. P2 The All-India Passport Staff Association stages protest against transfer of employees. P8 Princy Panchal beats Snigdha Sran 6-3 6-0 in the STA-AITA Championship final. P10 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 33°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.6°C MIN 25.5°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.40 AM SC NO TO TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY It’s a dark world for 10-year-old, unborn child Mohit Khanna Tribune News Service RAIN FALLOUT WOULD YOU WANT TO PAY TO PARK HERE? The MC's smart paid parking in Sector 34-A, a day after heavy rain lashed Chandigarh, on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN A day spent draining out rainwater Kulwinder Sangha Post-rain, time to calculate losses Mohali, July 28 It was a hectic day for Mohali residents. For, they spent hours draining out rainwater that had entered their houses following Thursday's downpour. It was quite taxing a job. First, they shifted valuables and other household items to other rooms and when the sun showed up, they kept them in the open in order to dry the stuff. The worst-affected area was Phase I, where rainwater had entered many houses. Residents had to seek a fire tender's help to drain water out. One of the affected residents, Kulwant Kaur, said on Thursday, she had the first meal at 5 pm as she remained busy trying to save the household items. She said rainwater had damaged her sofa and clothes in cupboards. "The water entered our car parked along a road. A bed too was damaged," she added. Kulwant Kaur, who is 68year-old, said it was too much. The authorities should be prepared to deal with such a situation. Sumit Verma, another resident, said heavy rain always heralded trouble for residents as water entered houses and damaged house- hold items. He said nothing had changed in the past 30 years and that the residents continued to suffer. "The authorities have failed to provide us relief," Verma said. Man booked for sexual harassment Gangsters were using foreign SIM cards Chandigarh, July 28 The police have booked a Sector 22 resident for sexual harassment. The accused, Mohit Goyal, a resident of Sector 22, is learnt to have threatened to post the pictures of a married woman on a social networking site. The 25-year-old victim came in touch with the accused through Facebook a year ago. They became friends and met a few times. The victim, who works at a salon, filed a police complaint following which a case was registered against the accused at the Sector 17 police station. — TNS Amit Sharma Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 28 A day after heavy rain, residents of Sector 19 were busy calculating losses and MC workers cleaning slushy roads. The residents brought out their household items that the rain had damaged. They dried mattresses, beds, sofa sets, clothes and other articles. Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia said they had deployed the civic staff to clean roads and gullies. For a long-term solution, they would take up the issue at the inter-state level. "It is the residents of Sector 19, Panchkula, and Baltana, Zirakpur, who suffer the most," she said. Bhuwan Singh, a resident Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 28 The two Bishnoi gang aides arrested by UT cops were using SIM cards of foreign countries to dodge the police. Sources said the police had also found some foreign numbers on which calls were being made by the accused. Two gangsters, identified as Bharat Bhushan, alias Bhola Shooter, who along with two others, were involved in the murder of Lavi Deora, a mem- Plan was to lay pipeline In 2015, former Panchkula DC Vivek Atray had taken up the matter with the then Mohali Deputy Commissioner. The plan to lay a pipeline in the area never materialised. . of Sector 19, said they had only got assurances from politicians and officials, but no solution. " To date, nothing has been done to rid us of the misery," he said. The residents said political differences between the Mayor and the MLA were also aggravating the problem. A local said the Mayor and local MLA should iron out their differences and work out a solution. Otherwise the situation would remain the same every monsoon, he said. A Phase XI resident, Jasbir Singh, said many had to take leave from work today. Most were busy saving their belongings and draining out water, he added. Interrogation on Police teams from Punjab, including Kotkapura and Haryana, on Friday visited Chandigarh to interrogate the two gangsters involved in various criminal cases. The accused were produced in a local court, which sent them to judicial custody. ber of Vicky Gounder gang, at Kotkapura (Punjab) on July 13, and Inderpreet Singh, alias Parry, were arrested by TRAGEDY WAITING TO HAPPEN: Schoolchildren pass by an open manhole near Government Primary School in Sector 19, Panchkula, on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Road caves in at Sector 42 Chandigarh, July 28 Thursday showers inundated many parts of the city. Residents of Sector 42 complained that the road opposite the Government College for Girls had caved in. The parking area at the rear of the passport office in Sector 34 too was submerged. the Chandigarh Police with two .315 bore pistols and two live cartridges following which a case was registered at the Sector 49 police station. The sources said investigations had revealed that the gangsters in Punjab had procured foreign SIM cards to call up their gang members. “The gangsters were using these SIM cards to make internet calling, making difficult for the police to trace them," said a police official. Sources said Deepak Kumar, Employees of the parking contractor said after seeing the condition of the parking lot, visitors stayed away from the area. They said they had a lodged a complaint with MC officials. A resident of Sector 42 said the caved-in road was a threat to commuters. "The MC officials should act before a mishap alias Tony, an undertrial, who had escaped from police custody at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, with the help of three assailants on June 17 and gangster Sampant Nehra, who had freed Deepak from police custody, were in touch with Parry. “Nehra and Toni had asked Parry to arrange money for them following which they were supposed to meet at a college in Sector 26. However, they didn’t turn up. Later, Parry was arrested," said the official. TECHNOLOGY PAYS Aadhaar unites teenager with parents Mohali, July 28 Aadhaar data has united a teenager, who got lost about two years ago, with his parents living in Rajasthan. Vishnu was handed over to his happy parents by Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra here today. Vishnu, who is now 14, had got lost at the Ludhiana rail- way station and was found by the Railway Police in November 2015. His father, Pappu, and his wife looked for him everywhere, but to no avail. He was sent to Children’s Home at Dusarna as directed by the Child Welfare Committee, Ludhiana. Vishnu could only give the name of his village, Noh, in Bharat- pur district, Rajasthan. The child was admitted to a government school at Kurali. Last year, he was asked to present his Aadhaar card by the school. As he did not have one, he was sent for registration for the card, but the official concerned said the system could not register him. He c m y b was later sent to the Chandigarh regional office of the UIDAI. An inquiry revealed that Vishnu’s biometrics matched with those in Noh village. The Bharatpur centre was informed and efforts made to look for his parents. His father was shown Vishnu’s photograph and he recognised his son. — OC takes place," he added. NP Sharma, MC Chief Engineer, said directions had been issued to the staff to check spots where roads could cave in. Teams were sent to areas from where complaints of waterlogging had come. He said the drive to clear road gullies had also been started. — TNS Chandigarh, July 28 Eerie silence gripped the oneroom quarters of the 10-yearold rape victim following the Supreme Court verdict rejecting her parents' petition for abortion. Family members feel destiny has played a cruel joke on them. “They are worried about many things such as who will take care of the child after it is born? Where will the funds come from to look after the girl and her child? What about the social stigma their daughter will face? Who will marry a girl knowing that she gave birth to a child at the age of 10. All such questions are driving the family crazy,” said one of the relatives who visited the house. “Now, we have no option but to wait for the arrival of the child. We have no space to accommodate another member in the one-room quarters. Another child means added responsibility. We do not know where to go, what to say and what to do. Who will address all our concerns?” said the victim’s mother. On July 26, an eight-member board of doctors of the PGI had conducted a medical examination of the 10-yearold rape victim, who is now seven-month pregnant. The doctors had hinted that performing an abortion was not possible at such an advanced state of pregnancy. The daughter’s uncertain future is causing a lot of anxiety to the parents. The family members said the 55-year-old accused, who is in jail, had left their daugh- THE RAPE CASE ■ July 14: Girl complains of acute stomach ache, rushed to hospital. Doctor says she is pregnant. Family questions the girl. The girl names her 55year-old maternal uncle. Family reports the matter to the police. ■ July 15: Police arrest the accused for raping the minor. Family moves an application in the court for termination of pregnancy. ■ July 18: Citing the 20-week legal sealing, local court rejects the plea. ■ July 19: Family moves the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The court seeks a medical opinion from GMCH-32 doctors who state termination of pregnancy not possible at such an advanced stage. ■ July 20: Delhi-based lawyer approaches the Supreme Court. ■ July 24: The Supreme Court directs the PGI, Chandigarh, to constitute a board and decide whether the 30-week pregnancy can be terminated. ■ July 26: The eight-member board of the PGI examines the girl and submits the medical report. ■ July 28: The sealed report opened in the court. The opinion of the board of doctors is that termination of pregnancy is not safe either for the girl or the foetus. The apex court directs to continue with the pregnancy. . ter in unending misery. “Currently, she is not aware about the tragedy. However, the day when she will learn the truth, what will happen to her? How will she cope with the situation? Such thoughts are giving us sleepless nights,” said the relative. SNIPPETS 3-yr-old falls off balcony, dies Panchkula: A three-year-old boy died after falling off the balcony of his house at Abhaypur village in Panchkula on Friday. The incident occurred around 7 pm when the child, Shivam, was playing in the balcony. An eyewitness, Ashish, said the boy climbed the railing and lost balance. His parents rushed him to the Sector 6 General Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. TNS Panel inspects garbage plant Simranjit Singh, the victim Mohali youth shot dead in USA Mohali, July 28 Gloom descended on neighbours in Sector 70 here on hearing of the killing of a youth in Sacremento in the USA. According to reports, Simranjit Singh (20), who worked at a gas station in Sacremento, was gunned down around 10.30 pm there two days ago. He had gone to the USA last year to meet his elder sister, who lived in Sacremento. Simranjit Singh’s father, Ranjit Singh Bhangu, is a retired PSEB official and has his residence in Sector 70. At present, Ranjit Singh and his wife are reported to have gone to New Zealand to meet one of their daughters. — OC Chandigarh: The high-powered committee constituted on the directions of the NGT reviewed the functioning of the Dadu Majra garbage plant at its first meeting on Friday. The member secretary of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee heads the four-member committee. The other members of the committee are a representative from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, a Professor from the PEC University of Technology and a representative from the Central Pollution Control Board. The members of the committee later visited the plant where they took stock of the situation. TNS Youth gets 10-yr jail for rape Chandigarh: A youth of Kishangarh village here was awarded 10-year jail and a fine of Rs 62,000 by a local court for raping a minor girl. According to the case, the victim’s father complained in August last year that his 17-year-old daughter had gone from the house, but did not return. On his suspicion, a case was registered at the IT Park police station against an unknown person for enticing his daughter to flee. A few days later, he told the police that he saw his daughter with Om Prakash, alias Billa, at the Chandigarh railway station. The complainant then called up the police after which the accused was nabbed. During a medical examination, rape was confirmed. A case was registered under Section 376 of the IPC and under the POCSO Act against the youth and he was held guilty. TNS Sunny Enclave MD booked Kharar: The Kharar police have booked four persons, including realtor Jarnail Singh Bajwa, managing director of Sunny Enclave, for attempting to take the possession of 4-kanal land at Jandpur village. Complainant Amarjeet Kaur of Mohali alleged that she was the co-owner of the land and the accused tried to take its possession on July 21. A case has been registered against Jarnail Singh Bajwa, Harveer Singh, Mony and an unknown person. OC
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