01092017-CT-01.qxd 9/1/2017 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 1 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Dera follower dies Mataur SHO suspended Aariv wins TT title Kapoor Singh, a resident of Kaithal and accused in the Panchkula violence, dies in police custody. P3 Inspector Gurmeet Singh Sohal placed under suspension, inquiry ordered. P5 Aariv of Gurukul Global School beats Harkeerat to lift TT title. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.6°C MIN 26.8°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.45 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6 AM Minister assures MC of ~200-crore grant 24 laptops, ~44,000 stolen Tribune News Service Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, August 31 Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal today assured Mayor Asha Jaswal of a Rs 200-crore grant to the cash-strapped Municipal Corporation. “We will make some arrangements to provide the funds. I will contribute some amount and will also meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard. A delegation of four or five persons from here should come to Delhi and I will arrange their meeting with our expenditure wing,” Meghwal said at the BJP’s “Sankalp Se Siddhi” programme at the party office here. Earlier, while addressing the gathering, the Mayor raised the demand before the minister. “Our corporation is short of funds. If you release Rs 200 crore, we will make Chandigarh the most advanced city of the country,” she said. “Yesterday, at an MC House meeting, Congress men told me that I will be remembered as ‘tax wali Mayor’. I have not raised many taxes. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal (centre) with city BJP president Sanjay Tandon and Mayor Asha Jaswal during the “Sankalp Se Siddhi” programme in Chandigarh on Thursday. Says China had to withdraw from Doklam Addressing party men, Meghwal said earlier China was saying “we will do this and that”, but it had to withdraw its troops from Doklam. “It shows the courage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. On the GST, he told reporters, “A GST council has been formed comprising 180 IAS officers and 30 ministers. It will resolve all issues of people.” . In fact, for the MC, I have managed a huge amount like over Rs 14 crore from a parking firm in the tender process. However, we are running short of funds to run developmental schemes,” Jaswal told the minister. Yesterday, the MC had approved a 10 per cent increase in the property tax of commercial, industrial and institutional land and buildings. The MC Commissioner had reminded the House that the civic body was going through a rough time financially and funds had to be raised. Chandigarh, August 31 Twenty-four laptops worth several lakhs of rupees and Rs 44,000 were stolen from a computer store in Sector 35 on the night intervening August 29 and 30. According to the police, the complainant in the case, Sanjay Duggal, reported that they had closed the showroom at night. On reaching the showroom the next day, the complainant found the locks of the shutters broken. The police were informed about the incident, who arrived at the spot. During investigation, it was found that laptops and desktops were stolen from the store. The thieves also stole cash lying in the counter. Sources said the complainant mentioned that they had accidentally switched off the DVR of the CCTV cameras installed at the showroom due to which the theft incident could not be recorded. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. “We are scrutinising the footage of CCTV cameras installed near the spot,” said a police official. Gitanjali Jewels’ top bosses POs Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 31 Three persons, including the Director and the Managing Director of Gitanjali Jewels, one of the largest branded jewellery retailers in the world, have been declared proclaimed offenders by a local court here. In a chequebounce case involving Rs 1 crore, the bank account from which the cheques were issued has also been attached. The three accused are Shiv Raman Nair, Director, Mehul Choksi, Managing Director, and Vipul Chaitalia, authorised signatory of the company. Three cheques were meant for returning the security amount to a city-based jewellery retailer, Tara Jewels, who had given up the franchise of the multi-crore firm three years ago. However, the cheques were dishonoured and the accused did not appear in court after which they were declared POs. The case The complainant, Pranshu Gupta, came in contact with the accused in January 2012. The accused told him that they were having difficulties (From left): A constable tries to break open the lock of a room which was sealed by GMADA; toddler Kirandeep Singh is seen sitting on a bed; and the child with his mother after being rescued at Phase XI in Mohali on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS High drama as GMADA team locks toddler inside while sealing house Pavneet Singh Chadha Tribune News Service Mohali, August 31 High drama was witnessed today in Phase XI when an 18-month-old toddler was locked inside his house after the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) officials sealed the house. The incident took place around 3.30 pm when the boy, Kirandeep Singh, was alone in the house and his mother, Gurpreet Kaur, had gone to a medical shop in the local market after bolting the main door from outside. Officials from GMADA assumed that the occupants were not at home and sealed the house, placing a lock on the main entrance. The mother immediately called up the PCR. The police called up the GMADA officials and told them that a toddler had been locked inside. “I called an assistant engi- neer of GMADA and explained the situation, but he said he was at Mullanpur and could not come. So I thought the best course of action would be to break open the lock since the cries of the child could be heard from outside,” said Amarpreet Singh, SHO, Phase XI. “The toddler remained locked for about 35 to 40 minutes. He was crying when we entered the house,” he said. GMADA had earlier issued notices to the occupants of LIG flats in Phase XI, asking them to submit the documents of allotment. GMADA had threatened the use of force and legal action to get the flats vacated, which were allotted to 1984 antiSikh riot victims. In June, when a GMADA team had gone to get the properties vacated, it faced resistance with some occupants holding protests against the action. Dreams don’t work CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE unless you do The three accused are Shiv Raman Nair, Director, Mehul Choksi, Managing Director, and Vipul Chaitalia, authorised signatory of the company. 3 DAYS in running their store in Sector 22. They handed it over to Pranshu and his partner Rajat Gupta the same year. However, the duo was asked to pay Rs 1 crore as security amount, which they did and started their business. According to the complaint, the company did not keep its word in terms of business and the complainant suffered losses. The complainants alleged that they were being pressured to give up the franchise and transfer the stock to their Mani Majra-based store. They finally gave up the franchise and demanded their security amount back. After repeated requests, the company issued three cheques in June 2014 — one on June 1 for Rs 30 lakh, another on June 12 for Rs 35 lakh and the last one on June 24 for Rs 35 lakh. 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