02082017-CT-01.qxd 8/2/2017 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 2 AUGUST 2017 | CHANDIGARH MCom counselling Broadband services hit Nikita in quarters Centralised admission for 333 MCom seats in all city colleges gets under way. P2 BSNL grapples to fix the nationwide external virus attack on its broadband services. P5 Nikita eases past Princy in the CLTA-AITA Ranking Championship pre-quarters. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.5°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.16 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.42 AM 2-yr-old sodomised, killed by father Turning trash! Our Correspondent Lying unused near the Sukhna Lake parking lot for over a month, these dustbins now contain rainwater. PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Study Israel technology, High Court tells UT WATER PURIFICATION Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 1 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the UT Administration to get in touch with the Israeli Embassy for the water purification technology pioneered by Israel at a water desalination unit. The suggestion came during the hearing of the Save Sukhna case after the amicus curiae or the friend of the court, ML Sarin, referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel where he witnessed the water desalination technique. Sarin told the Bench that Modi not only viewed the demonstration but also tasted the purified water. During the course of the hearing, the Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Amit Rawal was also told that the flow of sewage from the Kaimbwala side had been taken care of. It was now flowing into the main sewer line along Madhya Marg. Haryana, meanwhile, sought time for informing the Bench on the flow of continued on page 5 SNIPPETS Couple jumps before train, dies Kharar: Yogita Shant (22), a student of Chandigarh University, Gharuan, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan in her hostel room on Tuesday. Gharuan SHO Harbhajan Singh said she was a final-semester student of BCA. She was living in the hostel along with two classmates. She remained in the hostel and did not attend the classes on Tuesday. When the other girls came back after their classes, they saw her hanging. The victim's parents have been informed about the incident. OC Purse snatched from woman Chandigarh: In yet another case of snatching, an unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreant sped away after snatching a purse containing Rs 13,000 and documents from a woman in Sector 34. According to the police, the victim, Anju Garg, was targeted near her house. Sources said the victim was returning home from her shop around 9.40 pm when the incident took place. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. A total of 124 snatching incidents have already been reported this year. TNS Online fraud: DPR loses ~90K Chandigarh: In a case of online fraud, the Director, Public Relations (DPR), Panjab University, lost Rs 90,000 to a swindler, who called her posing as a bank executive. Sources said Renuka B Salwan, DPR, received a call from the fraudster, who claimed that she had rewards in her account which could be encashed. The victim gave her bank account details and later found that 18 transactions were made in her account and she was duped of Rs 90,000. Salwan informed the police about the fraud and submitted a written complaint. The matter is under investigation at the cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police. TNS him back to the village. The family was trying to dispose of the body without informing the police, but a few villagers insisted that an FIR be registered. All this raised suspicion over the family. During interrogation, the victim's father could not answer police queries satisfactorily. Later, the accused confessed to his crime. A medical report prepared by doctors on a questionnaire sent by the police seeking clarity on the postmortem report confirmed that the two-year-old was sexually abused before being killed. “The victim was subjected to anal perforation. There were a few marks on the victim's neck," said a doctor on condition of anonymity. Nigerian among 2 held with 550-gm heroin, ~4 lakh Mohali, August 1 A team of the Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, arrested a Nigerian and a Patiala native and recovered 550 gm of heroin, Rs 4 lakh (drug money) and a Fortuner vehicle from their possession here. The duo, Abu Henri, alias Kevin, from Alagbado, Nigeria, and Narinder Singh, alias Batth, from Noorkheria in Patiala, was arrested from a bus stop near Bougainvillea Park at Phase IV here following a tip-off. Narinder was at present residing in Sector 76 here while Abu Henri was living in Delhi. Rajinder Singh Sohal, Superintendent of Police, The accused in the custody of the Special Task Force in Mohali on Tuesday. said Abu Henry used to procure the drug from Delhi and supply it to Narinder. “Narinder sold the drug to his customers at Mohali, Chandi- Man held for ~50-lakh extortion bid Lalru: A couple reportedly jumped to death before a train on the Ambala-Kalka track here on Tuesday morning. The deceased are yet to be identified. Rampaul, Railway Police in-charge, Lalru, said the couple appeared to be in the mid-30s. No suicide note was found from the spot, but it is suspected that they had an affair. GRP sources said they got information at 4 am on Tuesday that the bodies of a boy and a girl were lying on the railway track. The bodies were sent to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital morgue. OC Girl student commits suicide Dera Bassi, August 1 A man has been arrested on charges of sodomising and killing his two-year-old son on Monday night. Mohammad Saleem was arrested this evening after he confessed to having committed the crime during questioning by the Dera Bassi police, sources said. He allegedly murdered his son after subjecting him to unnatural sex on the outskirts of Mahiwala village where the family lives in a one-room house near the fields. A case has been registered against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Dera Bassi police station. Harbir Singh Atwal, SP (Detective), said Saleem had cooked up a story that his son, who was sleeping with him, went missing on Monday night. The family started looking for the boy and later, at some distance, saw somebody imposing himself on their son, who fled away on seeing them. The accused got an FIR registered at the Dera Bassi police station stating that he saw somebody thrashing his son. However, no external injury was found on the victim’s body. Atwal said prima facie evidence suggested that the minor was sexually assaulted. The family was asked to take the two-yearold victim, Mohammad Farman, to the PGI, but it took Tarun Gupta, the accused Chandigarh, August 1 A day after a city resident received an SMS from an unknown person demanding Rs 50 lakh as extortion, the UT police arrested the accused, Tarun Gupta, a native of Mau district in Uttar Pradesh who resides in Kajheri village, Sector 52, Chandigarh. The accused revealed that he got the idea to extort money from TV serial "CID". Ramesh Sood, administrative head, Ashwani Automobiles Pvt Ltd, Phase II, Mohali, had complained that he received an SMS from an unknown person demanding Rs 50 lakh as extortion. The accused threatened him with dire consequences if he failed to pay the money. The complainant gave the accused's mobile number to the police. The accused was identified as Tarun Gupta and he was arrested. The police said the accused got married around a year ago and moved to Chandigarh four months ago. He was in search of a job. However, when he failed to find one, he decided to extort money. — TNS c m y b garh and other cities in the region,” said the SP . He said Narinder was a notorious smuggler and five other cases under the NDPS Act were registered against him at police stations in Mohali, Dhuri (Sangrur) and Patiala districts. “We are investigating the source of the drug in Delhi and trying to gather details of Narinder's customers here,” said the official, adding that the customers were mainly youngsters belonging to rich families. Narinder was living lavishly and used to roam around in swanky cars. He is a Class XII (non-medical) passout. Abu Henry, who did his BSc at his native place, had landed in India in 2009 on a business visa. “First, he dealt in readymade garments. He came into the drug business around three years ago. We are yet to procure his passport and other details about him,” said the SP — TNS . Special Secy, VC spar over PU’s ‘falling standards’ Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 1 UT Special Secretary, Finance, Jitender Yadav almost staged a walkout from a meeting of the Board of Finance at Panjab University after a heated exchange with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover. After Yadav’s comment on the apparent falling standards of the PU, the VC allegedly lost his cool. Yadav rose from his seat and was about to leave when city BJP president Sanjay Tandon, who was present as a representative of the MHRD, intervened and requested Yadav to take his seat. Tandon hits out at VC Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, city BJP chief Sanjay Tandon said, “I told the VC that he may differ, but he needs to keep a check on his temper." He told the VC, "You spoil the atmosphere in every meeting”. According to sources, Yadav pointed out that things were not right at the PU as in the past the need for the intervention of the UGC and the MHRD never arose. The VC said he would not tolerate such a statement from anyone irrespective of his post. Yadav got up from his seat and was about to leave the room when Sanjay Tandon requested him to sit down and told the VC that his language and tone were not right. The meeting continued peacefully after that. SEE ALSO PAGE 2
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