09092017-CT-01.qxd 9/9/2017 12:39 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Malini casts a spell Traffic lights installed City boys in semis Padma Shri Malini Awasthi performs at the 9th Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival. P2 GMADA installs traffic lights at the Landran T-point to ensure smooth vehicular movement. P4 Chandigarh XI in semis despite playing a 3-3 draw against Malwa school in hockey. P10 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.5°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.35 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.04 AM 3 top aides of dera chief held Chamkaur Singh, Daan Singh & Karamjeet ‘incited’ P’kula violence Tribune first to report Chamkaur’s name Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 8 The SIT of the Haryana Police today arrested three top aides of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for hatching a conspiracy of his escape from the Panchkula court on August 25 and inciting violence in Panchkula in which 35 people were killed and over 200 injured. The SIT arrested Dera Sacha Sauda’s Panchkula district in-charge Chamkaur Singh and Daan Singh from Chandigarh. Punjab Police commando Karamjeet Singh was arrested from Patiala. The Tribune was the first to report Chamkaur’s name in the Panchkula violence as 37 dera followers had revealed his name for inciting violence. The police had mentioned Chamkaur’s name in the remand papers submitted in the Panchkula court. Daan Singh, associated with Dera Sacha Sauda since 1995, attended the court hearings whenever the dera chief did not turn up. Sources said Daan Singh had brought around Rs 5 crore to Panchku- The Tribune was first to report Chamkaur’s name in the Panchkula violence as 37 dera followers had revealed his name for inciting violence. The police had mentioned Chamkaur’s name in the remand papers submitted in the Panchkula court. la for inciting violence. Punjab Police commando Karamjeet Singh was the head of all commandos attached with the dera chief. He was present in the Panchkula court complex on August 25 when the CBI court convicted the dera chief of the rape of two sadhvis. Sources said after the court orders he went to Sector 3 and incited violence. Confirming the development, Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla said Chamkaur and Daan Singh were arrested from Chandigarh whereas Karamjeet Singh was arrested from Patiala. They would be produced in court tomorrow, he said. Dera followers had dis- closed to the Panchkula police that Chamkaur Singh and other people of the dera management had issued them directions to start violence if the Panchkula court convicted the dera chief. “There were clear directions from Chamkaur Singh and other people to the dera followers to damage government properties, target common people, police and paramilitary forces and take revenge from the administration,” according to a document. There was a plan to help the dera chief escape. The document reads: “In case the forces stopped dera followers, there were directions to them to use petrol bombs, arms and sticks so that the dera chief could be freed.” Dera Sacha Sauda Panchkula in-charge Chamkaur Singh IPS officer’s role under the scanner Sources said the role of a senior Punjab-cadre IPS officer was also under the scanner. The senior IPS officer reportedly provided shelter to these people after the Panchkula violence. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 3 pm: Parts of Sector 18 & 21 10 am to 11 am: Parts of Sector 44, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 63, and Bair Majra village SNIPPETS Snatchers target two women in city Chandigarh: Two snatching incidents have been reported from the city. According to the police, victim Shashi Bajaj, a resident of Sector 23, was returning home with her daughter after purchasing vegetables from a nearby market when a miscreant came and snatched her purse containing Rs 1,000. The incident was reported around 8.40 pm on Thursday. A case has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. Within 30 minutes, another snatching incident was reported from Sector 35. The victim, Sherry Bhardwaj, a resident of Sector 35, was parking her scooter outside her house when a miscreant riding a motorcycle arrived and snatched her purse containing ATM cards, a mobile phone and important documents. A case has been registered. TNS c m y b Among winners, NSUI’s Jashan got least votes; cross-voting to blame? Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 8 The victory of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) in the Panjab University student poll has raised an important question of whether there was cross-voting by its factions. Jashan Kamboj emerged victorious for the president’s post with the least number of votes among the winners. Kamboj got 2,801 votes while the other winners of the NSUI — Karanvir Singh got 3,758 votes for the vicepresident’s post and Vani Sood got 2,965 votes for the secretary’s post. Even Karanbir Singh Randhawa NSUI leaders, who won the PU poll, and their supporters meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Dehli on Friday night. A TRIBUNE PHOTO of the Indian Students Association (ISA) got 3,153 votes for the joint secretary’s post. An analysis of department- wise votes points out that Kamboj got less votes in the NSUI stronghold — the University Institute of Engineer- ing and Technology (UIET) and the University Institute of Chemical Engineering continued on page 9
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