05112017-CT-01.qxd 11/5/2017 12:59 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Vigilance awareness Lack of facilities Tennis tourney MCM DAV College for Women holds competitions to mark Vigilance Awareness Week. Passengers at Chandigarh International Airport complain about lack of facilities. The CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament begins. P6 FORECAST P2 P5 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 28°C MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29.6°C MIN 14.9°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5.33 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.40 AM FOSWAC chief booked for Let there be light assault on predecessor TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL RWA-21 poll: Scuffle leaves Sanghi with fractured arm Tribune News Service PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Chandigarh, November 4 Chairman of Federation of Sector Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) Baljinder Singh Bittu, along with four others, has been booked for allegedly thrashing 82-yearold PC Sanghi, a former councillor and two-time FOSWAC chief, here today. The incident took place on the eve of elections of the Residents Welfare Association (RWA), Sector 21. Sanghi is supporting advocate Vishal Garg Nirwana, who is contesting the post of the president of the RWA-21 against Bittu. On Sanghi’s complaint, a case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against Bittu, Navdeep Kohli, AS Bhatia, Pardeep Chopra and Sandeep Bhalla at the Sector 19 police station. The police are yet to make an arrest in the case. The complainant stated that he and his associate Aman Mittal had gone to the residence of JS Toor, the returning officer (RO) for the RWA-21 elections to be held tomorrow. He stated that he had a list of polling An injured PC Sanghi at the Sector 19 police station. BITTU REFUTES CHARGE I did not hit Sanghi. Why will we show a pistol to an old man? Sanghi and his group want to delay the elections and hence, they cooked up the story. I have faced three police inquiries on complaints filed by Sanghi and came out clean in each of these. BALJINDER SINGH BITTU, chairman, FOSWAC agents that he had to submit to Toor. The accused were already outside the RO’s house. While showing a pistol, they started threatening him against entering the house. As he moved on, Bittu and Kohli pulled him back. However, Mittal pushed them away and he entered the house, Sanghi stated. The former FOSWAC chairman was reportedly assaulted inside Toor’s house and the attackers fled after the attack. The RO said, “The argument between Sanghi and Bittu related to some old voters. Sanghi accused Bittu of buying votes.” However, Toor dismissed the incident saying that it was nothing major. He said the elections would be held as per the schedule. Sanghi said they had dialled ‘100’, the police helpline number, and he was taken to the GMCH- 32 where he was treated and his medical examination conducted. He received a fracture in his left arm among other minor injuries he sustained in the attack. Refuting the allegation, Bittu said, “I did not hit Sanghi. Why will we show a pistol to an old man?” He alleged that Sanghi and his group wanted to delay the elections and hence, they cooked up the story. Bittu said he had faced three police inquiries on complaints filed against him by Sanghi and he came out clean in each of these. Chopra has written to the Director General of Police seeking a proper inquiry in the case while claiming that they were being framed. see also P5 c m y b Devotees light candles on the occasion of Gurpurb at Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan in Mohali on Saturday. TEEN HELD FOR THEFT A 19-year-old Dhanas resident, Dalip Kumar, has been arrested for stealing a wallet of Lal Singh, a resident of Mohali, in Sector 44 on Friday. The complainant chased the boy and handed him over to the police. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS SEE ALSO P3 Juvenile among two arrested MDC MURDER Panchkula, November 4 A day after 32-year-old Arun Pal, a resident of Saketri village, was found murdered at Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), the police today arrested two persons, including a juvenile, for the crime. The body of Arun Pal, who was working as a sweeper in Infosys at IT Park, Chandigarh, was found in bushes on the Saketri-Kishangarh road near Sector 2, MDC. The police today arrested Hardeep Singh, alias Monu, and a juvenile, both residents of Saketri village for killing their ‘friend’. According to the police, all three were having drinks together when Arun Pal made some objectionable comment on Hardeep Singh’s sister. Infuriated, Hardeep stabbed Arun Pal 10-12 times. The juvenile helped Hardeep in the crime. continued on p4
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