06112017-CT-01.qxd 11/6/2017 1:03 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH World NCD Congress Garbage dump eyesore Avish beats Rushil World NCD Congress-2017 delegates take part in a marathon from the PGI to Sukhna Lake. P2 Extensive dumping of garbage in Badh Majra causes inconvenience to residents. P4 Avish Verma from Punjab defeats Haryana’s seventh seed Rushil Bansal in tennis tournament. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 28°C MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29.6°C MIN 14.9°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5.33 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.40 AM 14-year-old gangraped Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 A 14-year-old girl, who had come to the city from Parwanoo along with her friend, was allegedly gangraped by her friend and three other youths in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Police have registered a case at the Sector 34 police station and arrested one of the accused. Sources said the victim told the police that she had come from Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh four days ago along with her friend. The victim’s friend, along with three others, gangraped her on Saturday. The police were informed about the incident following which the victim’s friend was arrested by the police. The sources said the other three accused had been identified by the police and efforts were being made to arrest them. A case of gang rape and Quite an art Chandigarh, November 5 Two more snatching incidents have been reported from the city, taking the total count this year to 197. A mobile phone and a gold chain were snatched in Sector 45 and 44, respectively. According to the police, the complainant, Deep Parkash, a resident of Sector 52, alleged that an unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreant snatched a mobile phone from his brother on the slip road near the gaushala in Sector 45. Had come to city from Parwanoo; friend arrested under Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. The medical examination of the victim was conducted at a government hospital and her statement recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC. The victim has been kept at Ashiana, a children’s home, in Sector 15. Police sources said the claims made by the victim that she had come from Parwanoo were being verified. The SHO of the Parwanoo police station, Inspector Kamal Chandel, said there was no report of a minor girl missing from the area under the Parwanoo police station. VULNERABLE AREAS An artiste from Rajasthan performs during the National Crafts Mela at Kalagram in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY GHARU SEE ALSO PAGE 2 68-year-old shopkeeper held for molesting minor shop in Sector 51. The accused has been arrested by the police. Sources said the minor girl had gone to the shop to purchase something on Saturday when the accused Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 A nine-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 68year-old shopkeeper at his LABOURER DIES IN HIT-&-RUN Few takers forconversionscheme LEASEHOLD TO FREEHOLD Ramkrishan Upadhyay VICKY GHARU Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 The conversion policy announced by the Administration has got a lukewarm response as not many people have shown interest in getting their residential property converted from leasehold to freehold. The Administration had notified the new rates on October 25, but not a single case has been processed for conversion since then. Sources said while the Estate Office was yet to start accepting applications for conversion, allottees of flats of the Chandigarh Housing Board had shown little interest in the scheme. Though the CHB has sold over 300 forms for conversion since the scheme was announced two months ago by Kirron Kher, MP no one , has deposited the conversion fee so far. There are 25,000 flats of the CHB which are yet to be converted from leasehold to freehold and 10,000 residential properties of the Estate Office, which are still leasehold. continued on page 4 Chandigarh: In a hit-and-run case, a labourer was killed after a car sped away after hitting a motorcycle near Geeta Bhawan, Sector 53, on the Mohali border on Saturday night. The victim, Ram Patel, was riding pillion while his friend Umesh was riding the motorcycle. They were heading towards Sector 43. The motorcycle rammed into a police barricade and Ram Patel’s foot got severed. He was rushed to the PGI where he died. A case has been registered. TNS Residents hold a protest in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Residents protest exorbitant charges Chandigarh, November 5 Opposing eviction notices and exorbitant charges for the conversion of leasehold property to freehold, hundreds of city residents protested against the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 29-B, Chandigarh, today. They said those living in CHB flats were getting notices for violations. The convener of the CHB Residents Federation, Rajat Malhotra, said the housing board had allowed need-based changes in their dwelling units and had promised that no such notices would be sent to them. “However, notices are being sent to people. Now, people have decided to show their resentment,” Malhotra said. KK Sharma, a resident of Sector 45, said it was “impossible” for them to pay the hefty conversion charges. “We urge the Administration to review the decision and charge the fee prevalent from 2006 to 2012. — TNS Three years on, village adopted by MP lacks basic amenities Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 This month three years ago, city MP Kirron Kher had adopted Sarangpur village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, but many civic issues, including rain water drainage, cleanliness, broken roads, non-functional street lights, still still remain unresolved here. As one enters this UT village, one is greeted by a heap of garbage at the entrance. Inside, broken roads and dismantled speed humps welcome visitors. “In the recent past, 10 accidents have taken place due to a patch of broken road near the entrance. Speed humps are required at several points to curb road accidents. Those already built are in bad shape,” said Hardass Singh, who owns shops in the village. Two more snatchings take city count to 197 Children look for a cricket ball in wild growth at a newly built playground in Sarangpur village. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI VILLAGE IN LIMELIGHT After Kirron Kher adopted the village, it has come in the limelight. “Earlier, most people would confuse Sarangpur with Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh,” said Nanak Singh, chairman of the Panchayat Samiti. . He pointed out roads were mostly cleaned when Kher or some senior officer visited the area. “Roads should be cleaned regularly if we really want to make it an ideal village and set an example,” he said. continued on page 4 c m y b allegedly molested her. The accused has been identified as Raman. The victim rushed back to her house and narrated the incident to her parents. The victim’s parents went to the shop and confronted the accused. They informed the police, who reached the spot. The accused was taken into custody and a case registered against him under Sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act at the Sector 49 police station. The accused was produced before a court, which sent him to judicial custody. On Gurpurb, High Court order on crackers goes up in smoke Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, November 5 Ignoring the time limit imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mohali residents burst crackers till midnight on Gurpurb. The local police failed to book the violators. The High Court had allowed the bursting of crackers from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Diwali and Gurpurb. On Diwali too, the police failed to check violators. Paramjit Singh, a resident of Phase VII, said fireworks continued till midnight, though the intensity was less. “Several people started bursting crackers after the deadline in our area,” said Paramjit Singh. Similarly, Deepark Verma, a resident of Phase IIIA, said the sound of fireworks could be heard even after midnight. “What to talk of registering cases, the police did not even patrol the area,” claimed Tejinder Singh, a resident of Phase I. Despite repeated attempts, Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal was not available for comments. Both snatchings took place in areas falling under the jurisdiction of the Sector 34 police station that has witnessed 38 of the 197 snatchings reported from the city this year. The victim was holding the mobile phone in his hand when the accused snatched it and sped away. The police were informed about the incident after which a case was registered at the Sector 34 police station. In another incident, two motorcycle-borne miscreants sped away after snatching a gold chain from a woman in Sector 44. The victim, who is also a resident of Sector 44, was targeted near the Army flats. Sources said the accused were not wearing helmets at the time of the incident. The incident was reported to the police after which they scrutinised the CCTV footage of the area. The victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 47
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