03092017-CT-01.qxd 9/3/2017 1:16 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Punjabi play staged Transgenders untouched Twin titles for Shaurya Punjabi play ‘Badaltey Rishtey’ staged at the open air theatre of Punjab Kala Bhawan. P2 There are five transgenders studying at the PU, but no student party contacted them. P5 Shaurya of DAV Public School, Sector 8, clinches twin titles in the Table Tennis Tournament. P6 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.2°C MIN 23.7°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6:45 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.01 AM Youth falls off building Tribune News Service Panchkula: Twenty-year-old Vaibhav, a resident of Sector 19, fell from his three-storeyed house under mysterious circumstances on September 1. He is undergoing treatment at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh. Sector 19 police post in-charge Parkash Chand said the youth’s parents told him that he wanted to go paragliding in Himachal Pradesh and had even gone there recently. They said he was jovial. The police have not taken his mobile phone and are yet to record his statement. The injured was initially taken to General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, by his neighbours, from where he was referred to the GMCH-32. Vaibhav’s friends said doctors were asking them if it had something to do with an online game, to which they replied in the negative, saying they had no idea about it. TNS 40-yr-old killed in road mishap Lalru: A 40-year-old man was killed when a truck hit his motorcycle on the AmbalaNaraingarh stretch near Handesera village on Saturday. The deceased, Raj Kumar Rajput, was a resident of Delhi. The police said the accident occurred around 3.15 pm. A case has been registered against the truck driver. Last week, two members of a family were killed when their car was hit by a rashly driven tipper. oc Chandigarh, September 2 Road rage claimed the life of a 38-year-old man on the stretch separating 34 and 44 this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Parveen Yadav, a resident of Sector 37. He was working as an electronic goods distributor. In the evening, the police arrested one of the four accused, Manveer Bains, a resident of Phase VII, Mohali, a government employee. However, they did not book the others saying it was Bains who was driving the car. DSP Deepak Yadav said they had impounded the vehicle. The victim was on his way home from Sector 45 in his Chevrolet Beat car around 1.30 pm. When he reached the road dividing Sectors 34 and 44, he got a Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service call on his mobile phone. As he parked the car along the road to take the call, four persons, who were in a Skoda car, stopped next to him and passed some comments on him. This enraged Yadav and he got into an argument with the accused. The latter then came out of their car and thrashed the victim. One of the accused held his shirt’s collar. Choked, he fell unconscious on the road. The accused then fled the spot. Later, passersby raised the alarm and the police were called. Yadav was taken to the GMCH-32, where he was declared brought Muslims offer prayers on Eid-al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN NSUI on alliance-free poll voyage Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Services required attendance. Again, the post was offered to the Johny group, who then fielded Jashan Kamboj. The Manoj Lubana group got the posts of vice-president and joint secretary, while the Jugnu group got the joint secretary’s post. There was no vacancy for any alliance. Vice-president candidate of the NSUI Karanvir Singh Mahal is a nephew of Dhuri MLA Dalvir Singh Goldy, a Students of various parties gather at the Student Centre in Panjab University to know the final list of candidates on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PARDEEP TEWARI PU cuts down on security cover No leave Chandigarh: Instead of stepping up security on the PU campus in view of the student elections, the authorities have slashed the number of guards from 370 to 300. There are 100 security personnel on the campus, working in three to eight-hour shifts. Seventy security men were outsourced and their contract ended on August 4. The university did not renew the contract as it was not satisfied with their services. It is learnt that it hasn’t hired any other company as of now. Sources said the university was short of 150 guards. The security guards complained of not getting week days off, adding that they didn’t have time to even wash their uniform. University security chief Ashwani Kaul said: “We are giving them off in a staggered manner. We will work till the time they rope in some other firm.” ISHRAT S BANWAIT A security guard, posted at Gate No. 2 on the south campus, said he was denied leave even for his wife’s delivery. “My last off was on August 15,” he said. One guard manning many buildings on campus One guard is looking after multiple buildings. Many buildings remain unguarded as the guard could be in another corner at the time. TNS SPECIAL COVERAGE ON PAGES 4, 5 former NSUI leader. The Gandhi Group Students Union and Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) have offered unconditional support to the NSUI. Despite SOPU issuing printed material in the name of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the student party has agreed to take their support. “They came to us and offered support. We didn’t go to dead. He is survived by his wife, two children and parents. The police have booked Bains under Section 302 (murder)of the IPC. Though the DSP refused to confirm the accused’s department, sources said he was a serving Colonel and was on a vacation. Four snatchings in less than 28 hours Tribune News Service PU POLL Panchkula, September 2 The Panchkula police have arrested two more commandos of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who, along with others, had conspired his escape from the custody of Haryana Police on August 25. Rohit from the Haryana Police and Satbir from the Punjab Police were in the Z security squad of the dera chief. A senior Panchkula police official said the duo was brought on transit remand from Sirsa. Their names had cropped up during the interrogation of seven security guards of Ram Rahim. They were today produced in a local court, which sent them to two-day police remand. The police maintained that they wanted to recover phones through which they were in touch with the other guards for executing the escape plan. Meanwhile, seven other security guards who were produced in the court today, were (Left) The victim, Parveen Yadav; and his kin break down in Sector 37, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Enlightening moment Chandigarh, September 2 Minor parties are now bereft of choices. Reason: The faction-ridden National Students Union of India (NSUI) has dumped alliances to keep all its groups happy. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) too has decided to go alone this time, first time in many years. There was infighting within the NSUI (between the Manoj Lubana group and the Jugnu group) over the president’s post. Finally, the Johny group was offered the president’s post, but the selected candidate of the physics department didn’t have the Two more dera commandos in P’kula police net Road rage claims man’s life SNIPPETS them,” said Nirjog Mann, president, NSUI. The ABVP has been fighting a lone battle. It didn’t want to leave the president’s post, with the other parties offering it the rest of seats, to which they didn’t agree. It had never won the president’s post. The last victory the party tasted was in 2013 when it emerged victorious on the vice-president’s post in alliance with the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU). In 2008, it had won two seats — vice-president and secretary — that too in alliance with SOPU. PUSU, which has been fighting anti-incumbency, on Saturday tied up with the National Students Organisation (NSO) for the secretary’s post. The NSO had aligned with SOI continued on page 4 c m y b Chandigarh, September 2 Four snatchings were reported in the city in less than 28 hours. The police said twomotorcycle borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a Sector 44 resident, Kulvir Kaur. The incident was reported on Friday around 12.30 pm. The victim was returning home with her child when the snatchers targeted her. The second snatching was reported around 8.45 pm. Sources said motorcycleborne miscreants fled with the purse of 56-year-old Kusum Mittal, a resident of Sector 32. The victim raised the alarm, but the accused managed to flee. The third incident took place in Sector 22 at 3 pm today. Bhawna Singh, a resident of Kalka, was targeted by two bikers who took away her gold chain. At the Sector 38/40 light point, a two-wheeler rider sped away after snatching a handbag from Anju Bala, a Sector 40 resident. She said the purse contained Rs 1,000 in cash, an ATM card and some documents. The police are scanning CCTV cameras grabs. Cases have been registered. Sent to police remand, were in Z security squad of Ram Rahim; judicial custody for seven others Two unidentified bodies cremated The Panchkula police have cremated two unidentified bodies. Of the 35 bodies, 33 have been identified. The police had issued advertisements in newspapers and even pasted posters of these two unidentified bodies, but to no avail. Security for injured dera followers Paramilitary forces and Haryana Police personnel continue to guard 18 injured dera followers who are recuperating at the Sector 6 General Hospital. . sent to 14-day judicial custody. Of the seven guards, the Haryana Government has already dismissed five Haryana policemen, who were arrested by continued on page 2 TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL FORECAST The accused at the district courts in Panchkula on Saturday.
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