05102017-CT-01.qxd 10/5/2017 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Scholars up in arms Hygiene given the go-by Khushi stuns Konika Research scholars of PU protest outside the VC’s office against non-disbursal of fellowships. P2 Sweets manufacturers give hygiene the go-by. With Diwali nearing, Daria village abuzz with activity. P4 Khushi rallies from a set down to stun top seed Konika in AITA championship. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.7°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.04 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.18 AM Road rage: Baltana youth murdered His bike brushed against accused’s car; 3 held Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 4 In a case of road rage, a 32year-old resident of Baltana was murdered with sharp weapons while his friend sustained serious injuries. The Panchkula police have registered an FIR against six people and arrested three of them. The SHO of the Sector 20 police station, Vikas Kumar, said those arrested were Bunty, a resident of Sector 32, Chandigarh, and Amarjeet, alias Ballu, and Sumit, both residents of Indira Colony, Panchkula. The police are conducting raids to arrest the remaining accused. The FIR was registered under Sections 302 (murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC against the accused, he said. The incident took place at the crossing near the BEL factory opposite Sector 16, Panchkula, on the night of October 3 when Gurdeep Singh (32), a resident of Anand Vihar in Baltana, and his friend Vikram, a resident of Indira Colony, Panchkula, were returning home on their motorcycles after completing their work. Both of them were working with a local distributor of an online shopping company. Near the BEL crossing, Gurdeep’s motorcycle touched Bunty’s Indigo car. The car owner stepped out of the car and argued with them. In the meantime, Bunty, who runs a meat shop in Budanpur village in Panchkula, also called ASI, woman held for graft Mohali, October 4 A team of the Vigilance Bureau, Mohali, arrested ASI Sahib Singh, in-charge of the Mubarikpur police post, along with a woman on a charge of taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a resident of Ambala here today. The woman has been identified as Saroj Rani, a resident of Trivedi village in Dera Bassi. Saroj Rani was taking the bribe on behalf of the ASI. “The ASI had demanded Rs 10,000 through Saroj Rani to release an impounded car of the complainant, Satpal Singh,” said the sources. The Vigilance laid a trap and nabbed Saroj Rani and recovered the amount from her. The ASI was arrested from the Mubarikpur police post. — TNS Vikram under treatment at a hospital in Panchkula; and (below) a file photo of the deceased, Gurdeep. ACCUSED WAS DRUNK Sources said accused Bunty was under the influence of liquor. CITYZEN PEOPLE, PLACES, PASSIONS GURDEEP STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES Vikram’s father Parkash Chand said both Gurdeep and Vikram were ready to pay compensation for the damage caused to the car, but Bunty called his friends and started beating both of them. “In the end, they killed Gurdeep and injured my son,” he said. his friends, who attacked Gurdeep and Vikram with sharp weapons. The police reached the spot and took the injured motorcyclists to the hospital, where doctors declared Gur- Chandigarh, October 4 There is no end to gullible people falling prey to swindlers, who call posing as bank executives. Haryana Governor’s grandson also lost Rs 50,000 after a telecaller fooled him and took his bank details. Victim Rohan Pratap Singh, grandson of Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, was duped by a fraudster who called him on September 29 posing as a bank executive. The fraudster asked for the bank details from Rohan, which he provided to the accused. Later, the victim received a one-time password (OTP) on his mobile phone. Soon, the victim received another call in which the telecaller asked him to reveal the OTP . Assuming that the information was sought by the bank, Rohan gave the OTP only to find that he had been duped. He received two messages on his mobile phone about Rs 39,999 and Rs 9,999 debited form his bank account. Police sources said the phone number from which the calls were made had been traced to Dhanbad in Jharkhand. — TNS GURDEEP’S FAMILY WANTS ACCUSED HELD Gurdeep is survived by his wife Kavita and two daughters, aged 6 and 10. His brother Raj said the family was in shock. The family wanted a fair investigation and arrest of all accused at the earliest, he said. deep brought dead. Vikram was admitted to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. Vikram, who sustained injuries on the head and chest, was discharged this evening. Why rally for rivers needs more ‘cusecs candidate’ P5 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 24, 25, 41, 42 and 45 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 4 A Mani Majra resident has been duped of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of investing in herbal products. The victim was contacted by the accused through Facebook. According to the police, the complainant, Akshay Mahajan, a resident of the NAC, Mani Majra, told the police that Rajesh Sharma and others contacted him through Facebook and lured him to invest in the business of herbal products. The police said the accused assured him of profit in the business. The victim then invested Rs 3 lakh in the business and later found that he had been duped. A case under Sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security and will), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document of electronic record) of the Indian Penal Code and under Section 66-D of the IT Act has been registered against all accused at the Mani Majra police station. No arrests have been made in the case so far. HIV threat looms large on drug users Six peddlers arrested by crime branch of UT police test positive for virus Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 4 The threat of injection drug users (IDUs) getting infected with HIV as a result of sharing contaminated injecting equipment is looming large in the city, which is evident from the fact that six drug peddlers, who were also addicts, arrested by the crime branch of the UT police in the past few months were found HIV+. Sources said the accused were arrested on different occasions with banned injections. A police official said the arrest of the drug peddlers revealed that they used to inject syringes multiple times and those who were HIV+ had made their friends, who were addicts, inject the same contaminated syringes. “During interrogation, the addicts admitted to making others also inject the same syringes,” said a police official. If a needle has been used by an HIV+ person, infected blood in the needle may get injected into the next person who uses that needle. Furthermore, IDUs are more likely to test for Two flyovers partially closed to carry out repair work Tribune News Service Hry Guv’s grandson Mani Majra man duped of ~50,000 cheated of ~3 lakh ONLINE FRAUD 200-foot-wide road at New Chandigarh in tatters Akash Ghai Gurdeep was stabbed multiple times by the accused. There were multiple injuries on his body with sharp weapons. BOTH WERE READY TO PAY FOR DAMAGE TO CAR The New Chandigarh road in bad shape in Mullanpur on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR HIV late, increasing the chance of onward HIV transmission. The interrogation of the accused revealed that apart from arms, the IDUs also inject it in private parts. Among the six HIV+ drug peddlers arrested, two are residents of Sector 22 and one of Sector 33. “After arresting a person for possessing banned injections, we also question him whether he is HIV infected,” said a police personnel. The police said while send- ing the HIV+ accused to jail, the prison authorities were informed about their status. The sale of banned injections is rampant across the city. This year, the crime branch has arrested 26 persons with banned injections and has recovered a total of 1,133 injections from them. The drug peddlers get a single banned injection from neighboring states for Rs 15 to Rs 20, which is further sold for Rs 250. With the UT police tightening the noose around the drug peddlers, the cost of the banned injection has gone high up to Rs 400. c m y b Mohali, October 4 After the poor-quality construction of Airport Road in Mohali led to a portion of the road being shut and a Vigilance inquiry ordered, another major road built during the tenure of the SAD government is under the lens as major defects in its construction have come to light. A drive along the 7-kmlong, 200-foot-wide road, leading from Chandigarh to the Siswan T-point in New Chandigarh, Mullanpur, revealed that two of the three overbridges on this stretch have been partially closed for major repairs. As some parts of both flyovers have caved in, GMADA High-powered committee In the first meeting of the high-powered four-member committee, set up by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to suggest remedial measures for the damaged Airport Road, being termed a killer road, members inspected all documents related to the road. The committee will also consider the reports and recommendations of Central Road Research Institute, which was roped in by GMADA to check faults and problems in the road. had to close one side (from the Siswan T-point to the Chandigarh side) of both flyovers for repairs. The road was built around two years ago and a whopping Rs 130 crore was spent on its construction. According to sources in GMADA, SP Singh, aka Bhalwan, a former Chief Engineer of the department, had handled the project. Bhalwan had also handled the Airport Road project and at present, he is in the police net on corruption charges. GMADA Chief Engineer Sunil Kansal said they had to shut the flyovers following caving in of a stretch. “Apparently some substandard material was used in the construction of the road. Our priority is to make the road fit for travel after the repairs,” said Kansal. A local resident, Roop Chand, said the closure of the bridge had created a traffic hazard as diversion of vehicles to the opposite side had resulted in several accidents. “The authorities have put up some drums on the road to divert the traffic. As no reflectors have been put on the drums and the board displaying the diversion sign, several accidents take place here, especially at night,” said Roop Chand, who lives nearby. Besides, several huge pits have been formed in the middle of the road at several places, posing a threat to commuters. The road, which witnesses huge traffic, is largely used by commuters from the Kurali and Baddi side to Chandigarh and Panchkula.
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