29092017-CT-01.qxd 9/29/2017 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 29 SEPTEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH 2 held for murder Strike called off Saaniya stays on top The police arrest two persons on a charge of killing a labourer in Sector 38 (West). P2 Waste collectors call off their strike after meeting councillors in Chandigarh. P4 Saaniya adds a one-over 73 to grab a three-shot lead over second placed Smriti Mehra. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.5°C MIN 24.7°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.10 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.15 AM Standing tall TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Police claim vital clues ‘CLOSE TO CRACKING THE CASE’ MOHALI DOUBLE MURDER Mohali SP (Detective) Harbir Singh Atwal said the police had zeroed in on certain acquaintances of the victims. “Some acquaintances of the victims, along with some other persons, were summoned and quizzed on Thursday. We are close to cracking the case, but some facts are being verified,” said Atwal . Tribune News Service Mohali, September 28 The police claim to have got some more vital clues and are “inching closer” to cracking the double murder case of senior journalist KJ Singh and his bedridden nonagenarian mother Gurcharan Kaur here. KJ Singh’s Ford Ikon car, which was taken away by the assailants after the crime, has Members of the Dasehra committee erect effigies with the help of cranes in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday. PAGE 2 Naval officer gives new lease of life to 4 MC to take call on relief today Thiruvananthapuram, September 28 A 24-year-old naval officer, declared brain dead after a road accident, has given a new lease of life to four people, with his family donating his organs. Sandeep Rana P’kula youth was declared brain dead in Kerala mishap Sub-Lt Atul Kumar Pawar of INS Dronacharya, at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi, had gone to Wayanad on a short trip with friends on September 24. The bachelor from Panchkula in Haryana was seriously injured on his way back when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a road divider at Chalakudy in Thrissur district. Pawar was rushed to a hospital in Kochi where continued on page 4 DOG-BITE VICTIMS Other items on agenda Bringing Hallo Majra, Kajheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadu Majra villages under the preview of property tax. Refurbishment of existing public toilets, construction of new public toilets and operation & maintenance of all toilets in Chandigarh under the PPP mode for 15 years. Allotment of shops and booths in Sector 17 (new underbridge), Sector 17/22 subway, Sector 39-D and Mauli Jagran, on a leasehold basis. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 28 The local Municipal Corporation will take a call on awarding compensation to dog-bite victims at its general house meeting tomorrow. Councillors will debate whether compensation is to be given, and if yes, how much. If the agenda gets the go-ahead, it will be the first time in the tricity that compensation will be fixed for dog-bite victims. An MC official said they would present the Mumbai MC model with regard to compensation. The agenda has been taken up in view of the show-cause . notices issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the UT Administration and two state governments as to what policy had been framed for compensating persons who suffer injuries/death because of dog bite and even on account of negligence of doctors attending to such patients. The direction was issued during a resumed hearing of a petition in which a poor sheller employee of Samana had sought a compensation of Rs 10 lakh from Punjab. His 12-year-old son had died on March 5 due to dog bite during treatment. He had blamed the Samana municipal council for the death. The Chandigarh MC is already providing free treatment, vaccination and serum to dog-bite victims at its antirabies civil dispensaries at Sector 19 and 38. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 9 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 22 10 am to 3 pm: Parts of Sector 24 and 25, judges’ houses in Sector 24, Sector 27, 36 and 37, and telephone exchange, Sector 37 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 24, 36 and 37 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Vikas Nagar, Mouli Complex, tubewell No.5 near BBMB substation, Kalagram, Railway Colony, Railway Washing Plant and TA Camp c m y b been seen in the CCTV footage at Landran, which means that after committing the crime, the criminals sped away in the car towards the Phase 3/5 light point from where they turned towards the Radha Soami Bhawan side. “After that they went to the Mohali Judicial Complex side and then turned towards the Landran side,” said the police. According to the CCTV footage of the Phase 3/5 light point, the car was being driven by a clean-shaven person wearing a white shirt. “The CCTV footage from Landran is being scruitinised minutely to get further leads, including the presence of other miscreants in the car,” said the police. Inspector General (Crime) Shashi Prabha Dwivedi, who is heading the SIT in the case, said her team was working hard and was close to cracking the case. Claiming that they had got some more vital clues in the case, Mohali Superintendent of Police (Detective) Harbir Singh Atwal said the police had zeroed in on certain acquaintances of the victims. “Some acquaintances of the victims, along with some other persons, were summoned and quizzed today. We are close to cracking the case, but some facts are being verified,” said Atwal. He said some more acquaintances of the victims would be summoned for quizzing tomorrow. Colonel denied bail Three more found in road rage case playing blue whale Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 28 A local court today dismissed the bail plea of Col Manveer Bains, accused of murder in an incident of road rage. The court observed that Colonel Bains had committed a serious offence and that “he knew the consequences of his actions”. Colonel Bains has been accused of murdering Sector 37 resident Praveen Yadav. The bail application claimed that Yadav died of natural causes and was supported by a medical report from doctors of the GMCH, Sector 32. However, the prosecution opposed it saying that the CFSL and the histopathology reports were awaited. The results of these reports could be vital as these may suggest the chronological order of events and the exact cause of the death. These may also suggest what chemical reactions in the deceased’s body led to his “natural death”. According to the order, Colonel Bains might have been angry with the resident and he parked his car in front of Yadav’s. Colonel Bains slapped Yadav who was brought dead, indicating that he died on the spot. The Judge thus dismissed the bail plea of the Colonel. His application for class B facilities in jail will be taken up on Friday. The 48-year-old Mohali resident was arrested on September 2 and booked for murder after the family of Praveen Yadav alleged that he had been “beaten to death”. DEADLY GAME Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 28 DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, today found three more students who have confessed to playing the blue whale game. The students made the confession during an interactive session. Karan Thakur, who committed suicide while playing the blue whale game, belonged to the school. “Our coordinators and those in-charge of classes sensitively interacted with students to know whether they were involved in the blue whale game,” said Vibha Ray, Principal of the school. One boy is from Class IX, who has played one level of the game. One Class X student has played two levels of the game, while another student of Class XI claimed that he had played 49 levels of the game. The game reportedly has 50 levels. The school informed the police. Harinder Singh Sekhon, incharge of the cyber crime cell of the police, met the students who had played the game. He guided the teachers on how to deal with students suspected to be playing the game. “We have been counselling students for the past four days. These three students were not in touch with Karan Thakur,” said Manisha, school counsellor.
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