10092017-CT-01.qxd 9/10/2017 1:00 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Dera activist held Speeding proves costly Jagtar in main draw SIT arrests a member of the state body of Dera Sacha Sauda for inciting violence in Panchkula. P3 Car racing proves costly for two persons who met with an accident in Mohali. P4 Jagtar Arora outclasses Ankit Jaiswal on the opening day of Tennis Tournament. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.5°C MIN 24.8°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6:34 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:05 AM A sorry state of affairs DEFACEMENT OF PUBLIC PROPERTY 3 students fined ~5,000 Erring cop who slapped youth suspended Tribune News Service Tribune News Service While CITCO makes tall claims of doing enough to promote tourism in Chandigarh, its prime property in Sector 34 has been lying closed. While other food joints and roadside vendors located nearby are doing a brisk business, this CITCO site is lying in a shambles. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Gold chain snatched from woman in Mohali Mohali: Two motorcycleborne snatchers targeted an elderly woman in Phase 3 A at 11 am on Saturday. They snatched a 15-gram gold chain (with a locket) from Jaswinder Kaur while she was going to get clothes ironed near her residence. The snatchers, who were wearing helmets, took a round of the locality before targeting her. The victim raised the alarm but the snatchers escaped. A PCR team reached the spot and tried to procure CCTV footage in the locality. TNS Chandigarh, September 9 Three students of DAV College, Sector 10, who were detained for defacing public property, were fined Rs 5,000 each at a Lok Adalat held in the district courts complex here today. Brijeshwar, Dinesh and Sahit, all BA final year students, were apprehended by the police for putting up posters of the Hindustan Student Association (HSA) at the bus stand in Sector 17. However, the three claimed that they were falsely implicated. Sahit, a native of Jhajjar, said: “We were there to have food and those posters were already there. The police detained us for being in possession of similar posters.” He also added that he had been fined Rs 500 last c m y b A guide map defaced by supporters during the run-up to the student elections. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR year for the same offence. More than 50 cases of defacement were registered at various police stations of the city during the student elections. However, most of them were against unknown persons. While one defaulter was nabbed on August 31, six student leaders were reportedly booked on September 3, as the poster were carrying their pictures. Most of these cases were registered at the police stations in Sector 3, 11 and 17. The UT Administration follows the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007, under which defaulters are liable to pay Rs 50,000 fine or undergo imprisonment for one year, or both. Chandigarh, September 9 A head constable of the Chandigarh police was today suspended for talking on a mobile phone while riding a motorcycle and slapping a youth who filmed him in the act. The SSP (Traffic), Shashank Anand, today tweeted about the suspension and the challan of Surinder Singh. His driving licence has been seized and it will be forwarded to the RLA for three-month suspension. The incident happened on the road separating Sector 36 and 37 on Friday. A city resident, Sunil Kumar, riding a scooter, filmed the policeman talking on a cellphone with the helmet lifted over his face. When he stopped the head constable, the latter slapped him. The police took Head Constable Surinder Singh, who was caught in the act, in a video clip. cognisance of the video circulated on the social media. Surinder Singh has been challaned for not wearing a helmet properly and talking on his mobile phone while riding a two-wheeler. “The policeman, whose video is circulating, has been booked for Continued on page 5
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