04112017-CT-01.qxd 11/4/2017 1:15 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 4 NOVEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH PU panels to curb dengue Three flats sealed Maan weaves magic Panjab varsity to form health committees in each hostel to check dengue and malaria. P2 Enforcement team of the Estate Office seals three flats in Victoria Enclave, Sector 50. P4 Singer-actor Gurdas Maan casts a spell on the audience at the Parade Ground in Chandigarh. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 27°C MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C MIN 15.2°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.33 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.39 AM 32-year-old youth murdered at with Infosys MDC Was employed as sweeper Divine lights Tribune News Service A gurdwara in Sector 19 all decked up on the eve of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary in Chandigarh on Friday. VICKY GHARU Girl hurt as bus jumps Snatchermanhandles red light, hits scooter MNCstafferinSec44 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 3 A 21-year-old girl riding an Activa scooter was seriously injured after a Haryana Roadways bus allegedly jumped the red light at the Sector 22 Aroma light point and hit the scooter. The accident led to a protest by local residents and passersby, who alleged that the police did not arrive on time. The police, however, refuted the allegation. Sources said the victim, Harsimran Kaur, a resident of Sector 23, who is pursuing a stenography course in Sector 20, was going for her classes when the speeding bus hit her scooter, leaving her seriously injured. The bus was coming from the ISBT, Sector 17, when the accident took place. Commuters and passersby stopped at the spot. People claimed that the police were informed about the accident, but they arrived late. The victim was rushed to the PGI. People who were agitated over the “slow police action” staged a protest at the Aroma light point, leading to a traffic jam. Many office- A police official inspects the scooter at the Sector 21/22 light point in Chandigarh on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI goers and commuters were stuck in the traffic jam. DSP (Central) Ram Gopal said the accident led to traffic on the road following which the PCR vehicle took a little more time to reach the spot. The DSP said the bus driver, Satbir Singh, was arrested. A case against the accused under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. Chandigarh, November 3 Another daring snatching has been reported from the city. This time, an MNC staffer was manhandled and her bag, containing Rs 22,000, gold earrings and ATM cards, snatched outside her house in Sector 44. The snatcher later withdrew Rs 49,000 from the victim’s bank account. According to the police, the victim, a resident of Sector 44 who works at IT Park, was about to enter the house after parking her car when the miscreant, who was wearing a helmet, came from the rear and pushed the victim. The victim, not wishing to be named, said she was carrying her laptop on one shoulder and the bag on the other when the accused came from behind and snatched the bag after pushing her to the ground. The victim received a minor injury in the incident. The victim got up and tried to chase the accused. However, he managed to flee from the spot. The incident took place at 8.35 pm. Sources said the purse contained cash, gold earrings, important documents, ATM Flees with bag containing ~22K, gold earrings, withdraws ~49K using her ATM card Snatchers on the prowl A total of 194 snatching incidents have been reported from the city this year. Of these, 35 snatchings have been reported from areas under the Sector 34 police station, comprising Sector 32, 33, 34, 44, 45 and 46. cards, an RC of a car, a driving licence, an office ID card and a wallet. The victim said there was an ATM card, issued recently, in her bag along with its PIN with which the accused withdrew Rs 49,000. The withdrawal was made at an ATM in Sector 66, Mohali. “The CCTV footage of the ATM shows the accused wearing a helmet due to which his face is not visible,” she said. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. — TNS c m y b Panchkula, November 3 A 32-year-old youth was found murdered at the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), Panchkula, today. The victim has been identified as Arun Pal. He was married and was staying with his two brothers, Babul Pal and Vinod Pal, in Saketri on rent. Arun used to work as a sweeper in Infosys at IT Park, Chandigarh. The family hails from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. According to Babul Pal, who is privately employed in the Industrial Area, Phase 2, Panchkula, Arun came late to the house on Thursday around 11.30 pm. “Within five minutes, he went out,” he said. Arun’s body was found in bushes on the Saketri-Kishangarh road near Sector 2, MDC. It had multiple stab wounds. Babul received a call around 9.30 am about the body being found. He rushed to the spot along with relatives. He told the police that his cousin Amit had told him that around 11.30 pm on Thursday, he had seen his brother with Monu, Arun Pal, the victim MURDERS AT SAKETRI ■ May 25, 2014: Ashutosh Bhardwaj, who was the BJP Yuva Morcha block president, was attacked with swords on the arms and head and later shot dead at his home by Congress workers. Two persons were later sentenced to life in the case ■ March 13, 2017: Varinder Singh (26) was dragged to death using a Swift car after being abducted from his house. Eight persons were arrested, including area councillor’s son Manmeet Waraich ■ May 8, 2017: Bouncer Amit Sharma, alias Meet, was shot dead outside a temple when he was leaving along with his mother. Two men had fired at him also a resident of Saketri. The police have registered a case of murder. According to the police, they received a call about the body and after searching it, they were able to contact Babul Pal. DCP Manbir Singh said, “The postmortem has not been conducted as we are waiting for his parents to reach Panchkula. No weapon has been recovered.” Arun had got married around three years ago to Geeta. The family said a person known to Arun had come and he went with him on foot. He told them that he would come back after seeing off his friend. When he did not come till late in the night, the family members called on his mobile number, which was switched off. As two beer bottles were found near the crime spot, the police suspect the victim and his friends had drinks and after that a fight must have ensued. Blood was found at two places, which indicated that Arun must have fought back for some time. “We have registered a case,” said Inspector Harbhajan Singh, SHO of the Mansa Devi police station. 4 of family attacked in Kishangarh Chandigarh, November 3 Four persons of a family residing in Kishangarh were allegedly attacked with a knife at their house by two unidentified youths after one of the victims objected when his wife was teased on Thursday night. The victim’s husband said his wife went outside the house to answer the call of nature when two miscreants teased her. The woman objected to this and returned home. The accused followed her and forcibly entered the house. The complainant alleged that he, along with his brother and two other relatives, tried to intervene following which the accused attacked them with a knife. The police said the victims suffered injuries and were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra. A case has been registered at the IT Park police station. — TNS
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