12082017-CT-01.qxd 8/12/2017 1:22 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 12 AUGUST 2017 | CHANDIGARH Students up in arms Amenities missing Ajay finishes on top Students of Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education, PU, hold protest. P2 Kharar railway station lacks facilities such as canteen, police post and reservation counter. P11 Ajay Singh dismisses Manveer in straight sets to win the boys’ U-16 title in tennis tournament. P12 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.8°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.07 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.49 AM STALKING CASE Accountant shot at, robbed of ~2 lakh Time to take ‘stalk’! Duo grilled, to be produced in court today Alto car used in crime caught on CCTV camera Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 11 The two accused in the stalking case were interrogated for the second day today. UT SSP Eish Singhal was also present at the Sector 26 police station for close to three hours. Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar, were held on the night intervening August 4 and 5 for trying to block 29-year-old Varnika Kundu’s way with their SUV while she was heading home. The accused also chased her in the SUV before being nabbed by the police at the Housing Board light point. They were later released on bail since the offence they were booked for was bailable. They were re-arrested on August 9 after the attempt-toabduction charge was added to the FIR. The security continued to be deployed at the police station for the third day today. Except complainants, nobody was allowed to enter the police station. The road in front of the police station was barricaded, restricting the movement of vehicles. The accused will be produced in the court on Saturday. Red alert at airport A red alert has been sounded at the Chandigarh airport ahead of I-Day. Page 10 People take part in the Bekhauf Azaadi March on Madhya Marg in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday night. PRADEEP TEWARI PAGE 9 Carjackers target youth in Mohali, decamp with Dzire Tribune News Service Mohali, August 11 Two armed robbers forcibly took away a Swift Dzire car from a 27-year-old youth in Sector 80 today. The victim, Paramjit Singh, son of a former Army man, said the robbers were young and one of them threatened to shoot him and fled with his car. He called the police, who are investigating the case. Paramjit, a resident of Baasiyan Baidwan village near Chunni on the outskirts of Mohali, was hunting for a job for the past few days. Around 2 pm, he reached his uncle’s house in Sector 80, where he was to have lunch. As he got out of the car, two men on foot asked him the way to Morinda. As Paramjit started to guide them, one of the youths pulled out a gun Victim Paramjit (right) outside the house where he was targeted in Sector 80, Mohali, on Friday. VICKY GHARU and asked for the keys of his car. He handed over the keys to them and the duo fled in the car after threatening to shoot him if he tried to follow them. Paramjit immediately dialled 100, which was busy. Around five minutes later, his call went through. The police reached the spot and Paramjit narrated the entire incident. The police tried to procure CCTV footage to get a clue about the carjackers and till the filing of this report, they were able to lay their hands on footage from one of the houses, but it was of little use as it was not clear. Paramjit said the snatching was not planned as he was not a daily visitor to the area. “They seemed to be lurking around and grabbed the opportunity seeing me alone,” he said. Paramjit said the youth carrying the gun appeared to be around 22 years of age while his accomplice, who drove away the car, seemed to be barely 18. He said they spoke in Punjabi. Mohali SSP KS Chahal said an FIR had been registered under Section 382 of the IPC and under the Arms Act. Three snatchings in nine hours Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 11 Three snatching incidents were reported from the city in less than nine hours. The snatchers in all incidents were pedestrians, who targeted the victims in different parts of the city. The first incident was reported around 5 am from Hallo Majra. The victim, Roshan Lal, reported that four unidentified miscreants thrashed him and fled away after snatching his mobile phone and a purse containing Rs 1,200. The second incident was reported around 6.30 am. Complainant Vimal Jain, a resident of Sector 10, reported that two pedestrians snatched a gold chain from his relative, a woman, and fled from the spot. The police were informed. Later in the evening, the snatchers, Sunny (19) and a juvenile, were arrested. The third incident was reported from a forest area near Raipur Khurd around 1.30 pm. Unidentified youths snatched mobile phones and cash from two persons. Sources said one of the victims, Anil, a resident of Raipur Khurd, told the police that the miscreants snatched mobile phones and Rs 200 from him and his friend. Woman caught stealing purses at Sadar Bazaar * High drama was witnessed when a woman was nabbed by people at Sadar Bazaar, Sector 19, while allegedly stealing purses of several women. Sources said the accused woman stole the purses by cutting their straps with a blade. The incident came to light when someone noticed it and raised the alarm. The accused woman was taken to the police station. Inspector Dalip Rattan, SHO, Sector 19, said they were verifying the matter. PU hostels to have reading rooms Panjab University has started working on converting common rooms of hostels into reading rooms. This will not only solve the issue of shortage of space for students in AC Joshi Library, especially during the exams, but will also help girls going to the library at late hours. Page 2 c m y b NRI hangs himself to death Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 11 An NRI, who had arrived in India last month, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a forest area near the Air Force quarters in Sector 31. According to the police, the victim has been identified as 48-year-old Paramjit Singh. The victim had arrived from Germany in July. He was seen hanging from a tree by a chowkidar in the area. The police were informed, who rushed to the spot. Blood was oozing out from the neck of the victim. Sources said the victim had a house in Sector 44. His friends and relatives reached the spot after getting information about the incident. The body has been kept at the mortuary. Inquest proceedings have been initiated. Panchkula, August 11 In yet another daylight robbery, two car-borne robbers fired a gunshot on the arm of an accountant of a company in the Industrial Area, Phase II, and took away Rs 2 lakh. The injured accountant, Rajiv Tiwari, is undergoing treatment at Alchemist Hospital in Sector 21. Tiwari, working as an accountant with Shreem Electrical Company, Plot No. 7, Industrial Area, Phase II, Panchkula, returned to the factory around 1.30 pm on his motorcycle after withdrawing Rs 2 lakh from a private bank in Sector 7. As soon as he parked his motorcycle inside the factory premises, two robbers, one of whom had covered his face, came in a white Alto car. The masked robber came out and tried to snatch the bag containing the cash from the accountant. Tiwari offered resistance following which the robber pulled out a pistol and fired a shot on the accountant’s arm. Other employees rushed towards the car and one of them, Sombir, hit a windowpane of the car with his helmet. However, the robbers managed to flee with the cash. Tiwari, who received a bullet injury on the right arm, was admitted to Alchemist Hospital. Sombir said after hearing cries of Tiwari, he, along with other employees, rushed towards the robbers and hit the car with a helmet, but Police and forensic experts inspect the crime spot in the Industrial Area, Phase II, Panchkula. A TRIBUNE PHOTO Presence of mind saved accountant Accountant Rajiv Tiwari, who was admitted to Alchemist Hospital in Sector 21, said he saw one of the robbers pull out a pistol and without wasting time bent and turned his face to the other side. The bullet hit his arm. Had he not turned around, the bulled could have hit his chest. Cops trying to identify car number Police officials said the white Alto car (below) was captured in a CCTV camera installed by another company. The police have procured the footage and are trying to identify the car number. they managed to flee. Panchkula Commissioner of Police AS Chawla, DCP Ashok Kumar and a forensic team reached the spot. DCP Ashok Kumar said they had formed teams to nab the robbers.
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