08082017-CT-01.qxd 8/8/2017 1:14 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 8 AUGUST 2017 | CHANDIGARH Jobless teachers end stir HC on commercial site Aaryan in 2nd round Members of the BEd Unemployed (TET and Subject Pass) Teachers Union end 55-day-long protest. P2 A building classified as commercial can also be used for general trade purposes, unless specified. P5 Aaryan, Shraey ease into the second round of the STA-AITA championship. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.3°C MIN 28.6°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.10 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.46 AM DOGGED BY PROBLEMS CBI to grill another HCS officer today SDM BRIBE CASE The Chandigarh railway station lacks hygiene, proper security and is dogged by strays. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR REPORT ON PAGE 4 SNIPPETS Hit by car, 70-year-old dies Chandigarh: In a hit-and-run case, a 70-year-old pedestrian, a resident of Sector 4, Chandigarh, was killed after a speeding car hit him in Sector 10. According to the police, the complainant, Arjun Goyal of Sector 39, complained that a car (PB 03F 0004) sped away after hitting the victim, Subodh Kant Gupta (70). The police were informed about the incident after which the victim was rushed to the GMSH, Sector 16, where doctors declared him brought dead. TNS The accused Nigerian woman in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO Nigerian held with heroin Kharar: The local CIA staff arrested a Nigerian woman, Adah Morin, wife of Godvin Nekvenko, from Delhi and recovered 125-gm heroin from her possession. According to Tirlochan Singh, in-charge of the CIA staff, Kharar, Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Sunny Enclave, was arrested by the Kurali police on August 3 with 10-gm heroin. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. During investigation, he informed the police that the Nigerian woman, who stayed in Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, dealt in the sale of heroin and supplied the drug to Punjab. The SHO, Kurali, and his team arrested the Nigerian woman from Delhi and recovered 125-gm heroin from her. OC 5-year-old dies of snakebite Mohali: A five-year-old child died after being bitten by a snake at his residence at Raipur Kalan village here late last night. According to the police, the victim, Jigar, was sleeping with his parents at the time of the incident. “The victim’s father, Jatinder, went to answer the nature’s call around 12.30 am. On hearing the cries of his wife Kiran, he returned and saw a snake in the room. The reptile had bitten their child, who was taken to the GMCH in Sector 32, Chandigarh, where the child was declared brought dead,” said the police. The postmortem would take place tomorrow, said the police. TNS ~3.5 lakh stolen from house Chandigarh: An amount of Rs 3.5 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 50,000 were stolen from a house in Sector 10. The theft came to light when the owner of the house returned from France. According to the police, Girimer Singh Maan, a businessman, complained that cash and jewellery were stolen from his house. Sources said the victim was abroad for the past few weeks. The police said there were two servants at home. The sources said there were no signs of forced entry into the house. A case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 3 police station. TNS A girl crosses a slushy road at Hallo Majra. Accumulated water on roads in the area has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN REPORT ON PAGE 5 Victim alleged abduction bid, FIR mum STALKING CASE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 7 Even as Friday night’s highprofile incident involving the daughter of an Additional Chief Secretary-rank IAS officer of Haryana and the son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala led to a political slugfest and put the issue of stalking in the cross hairs of national attention, questions are being raised over the police action in the case. A perusal of the FIR, a copy of which is with The Tribune, registered at the Sector 26 police station revealed that the victim, a DJ, had clearly mentioned in her police complaint that, “To me it was very clear that these boys intended to abduct me, even tried to open the door…” However, the FIR was ini- WHAT THEY SAY I seen any failure on ❝far;haven’thave been extremelythe part of the police so they helpful. ❞ The DGP has assured me that all CCTV footage on ❝route will be secured and taken as evidence. We the VICTIM will join investigation whenever required by the police. We will move court if we feel the charges are diluted or inadequately framed. Our target is to ensure that the guilty are brought to book. VICTIM’S FATHER ❞ unfortunate statement by city BJP vice-president ❝A veryBhatti. We have to provide security to Ramveer everyone ❞ KIRRON KHER, MP tially lodged under Section 354-D of the IPC (stalking) and Sections 341 of the IPC (wrongful restraint) and 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs) were added to the case. What has raised many an eyebrow is the fact that despite the complainant alleging “bid to abduction”, no such offence was added to the FIR. Fighting back charges that the UT police were being partial, UT SSP Eish Singhal today claimed that it was conducting a “fair investigation” into the case and legal opinion was being sought whether kidnapping charges could be added to the case. Surprisingly, Sub-Inspector Satnam Singh, who registered the FIR (156), noted, “received a complaint of harassment, attempt to kidnap and outrage the modesty of a girl against two boys in white Tata Safari bearing registration number HR 23G 1008...”. However, he concluded, “after perusal of the complaint, a case under Section 354-D of the IPC is made out and registered against Vikas Barala, son of Subhash Barala of Bidhari Khera village in Tohana tehsil of Fatehabad district, and Ashish Kumar, son of Surender Kumar of Barsi village in Bhiwani district”. Light point cameras weren’t working LEGAL EXPERTS DIVIDED OVER CHARGES Some say police right, others differ not the ❝Men may speak lies, butthe girl circumstances. At that time, was under shock and was tortured at night throughout her way. She could have banged her car somewhere and the injuries could have proved fatal for her. Or it could be death due to shock or she could have attempted suicide to save herself. It is a case of attempt to murder. The police here have made it a simple matter of stalking, which is not the case. AS SUKHIJA, Senior Lawyer ❞ As followed ❝carper the case, she wasHowever, in the and was restrained. there was no physical touch or attempt to kidnap or otherwise. How can we assume that they wanted to abduct her. It could be that by knocking at the window, they wanted to say something or, maybe, abuse her. Also, it is the right of the police to study the sequence of the case. And the statement recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC supports the fact it is not attempted kidnapping. Even if she has said something in her complaint, it has to be verified first. RABINDRA PANDIT, Senior Criminal Lawyer ❞ Police claim to have procured footage of other cameras installed en route Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 7 While the UT police have been urging city residents to install CCTV cameras outside their houses under the Nighebaan project, the CCTV cameras installed by them at the light points on the route between Sector 7 and the Housing Board light point, through which an IAS officer’s daughter drove after being stalked by youths, were not working. The police are now relying on the footage of CCTV cameras installed outside schools in Sector 26 and various other points, which they claim to have procured. The police have “reconstruct- ed the route map” on which the victim was stalked. Vikas Barala (23), son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar (22) were arrested for stalking and wrongful restraint after they tried to block the victim’s way with their car while she was heading home. The accused also chased her before being nabbed by the police at one of the light points. The CCTV cameras installed at various light points are not functional due to some issue with regard to the annual maintenance contract (AMC) between the company and Landslips cut off Morni from Raipur Rani Women on way for rakhi celebrations stuck; veggie and milk supply affected Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Heavy rain triggered landslides on the Morni-Raipur Rani road. Chandigarh, August 7 Virender Chaudhary, an HCS officer who was on deputation in Chandigarh and was recently repatriated to Haryana, was today summoned for questioning by the CBI after his name cropped up in the graft case. The officer, however, could not appear before the CBI today and has been summoned again tomorrow. Virender Chaudhary was posted as the MC Joint Commissioner, Assistant Estate Officer and the STA secretary. On August 5, the CBI had arrested Shilpi Pattar, an HCS officer, her husband Dheeraj Dutt and a middleman GS Brar in a graft case. The CBI had caught Brar and the SDM while taking Rs 75,000 as the first instalment of a bribe. The SDM’s husband was also arrested as Rs 50,000 of the bribe money was recovered from him while Rs 25,000 was recovered from Brar. The investigation revealed that the middleman came in contact with the SDM through Chaudhary. Chaudhary will be questioned tomorrow at the CBI office in Sector 30. — TNS Panchkula, August 7 Continuous rain for four days in Morni triggered landslides and uprooted trees and boulders this morning. Morni was cut off from Raipur Rani and Tikkartal for over 11 hours today following fresh landslides on the MorniRaipur Rani and MorniTikkartal roads. The landslides were reported at 7 am due to which women, who were on the way to tie rakhis on the wrist of their brothers, had to wait for hours. The main vegetable and milk supply to Morni comes from Raipur Rani, which was hit badly. Tara Devi, one of the villagers who got stuck on the Morni-Raipur Rani road, said she was going to tie a rakhi on her brother’s wrist, but got stuck. After waiting for over two hours when no one turned up to clear the road, they crossed the road continued on p5 c m y b the engineering wing of the UT Administration. CCTV cameras are installed at the grain market chowk, the Transport light point, the Railway light point, the Kala Gram light point and the Housing Board light point. However, none of these was functional on the day of the incident. The investigating team is now relying on the footage of other CCTV cameras installed on the route. UT SSP Eish Singhal told mediapersons at the Police Headquarters today that the police had reconstructed the route map from where the victim drove on the day of incident. “We are scrutinising the CCTV footage,” he said. The SSP however, evaded , queries over the non-functional CCTV cameras. He said a technical analysis was being done and nothing could be said at this moment. The SSP said they had sought legal opinion whether kidnapping charges could be added to the case. “The police are not under any kind of pressure and, if required, more Sections would be added to the case,” the SSP said. Flooded with media queries, the SSP left the press conference midway. Senior officers, including DGP TS Luthra and DIG Om Parkash Mishra, avoided the media. girl has in ❝If the attemptmentionedandthe FIR it was an to abduct outrage her modesty, the police should have added the Sections concerned. It is the complaint that is considered first while recording of statement under Section 164 of the CrPC comes later. HARISH BHARDWAJ, Senior Advocate ❞ of the complainant ❝The claimfirst. Kidnapping hashas to be verified to have some intention, which does not seem to be the case. It is not that since high-profile people are involved and the matter has been highlighted so whatever Sections are there should be added. I do not think the Section pertaining to attempted abduction is made out. TERMINDER SINGH, Senior Lawyer ❞ SWEET BOND Girls tie rakhis on the wrist of their brother on Raksha Bandhan on Monday. The festival was celebrated with religious fervour in the tricity. PRADEEP TEWARI
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