10022018-CT-01.qxd 2/10/2018 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 10 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Orientation programme Airport to be closed Shrut bags title Five-day special orientation programme on revenue laws for IAS and PCS officers ends. P3 Chandigarh airport to remain closed for two weeks on account of runway repair work. P8 Shrut Mohan upsets Aakarshit to clinch the boys’ U-18 tennis title. P8 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 23°C MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22.7°C MIN 6.7°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.07 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.06 AM Vandals damage eleven vehicles at Mauli Jagran Residents nab two suspects after chase, let off by police Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 9 Eleven vehicles parked outside houses in the Mauli Jagran complex were vandalised by miscreants late last night. Two suspects were nabbed by local residents, but they were let off by the police claiming that they were not involved in the incident. Sources said the incident took place around 12.30 am. Mohammad Shehazad, a local resident whose car was also vandalised, was among the ones who nabbed the two miscreants. “I was at home when I heard a loud noise of windowpanes being smashed. I, along with my two sons, rushed outside and saw two youths smashing the windowpanes of the cars parked outside the house with stones,” he said. Shehazad said he, along with a few other residents, chased the two miscreants and nabbed them. The police were informed about the incident who One of the vehicles that was damaged by miscreants at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR loud of ❝I was at home when I heardI,aalong noisemy two windowpanes being smashed. with sons, rushed outside and saw two youths smashing the windowpanes of the cars parked outside the house with stones. — MOHAMMAD SHEHAZAD, a local resident ❞ reached the spot and rounded up the accused. Imran, whose auto-rickshaw was also vandalised, said he came to know about the incident in the morning. “There is a CCTV camera installed at a house there. However, it is not functional,” he said. Vehicle owners said nothing was found missing from their cars. Inspector Kapil Dev, SHO of the Mauli Jagran police station, said the two suspects were juveniles and were let off as they were not involved in the incident. The SHO said there was another colony nearby and it was suspected that the miscreants were residents of that colony. A daily diary report (DDR) has been lodged at the Mauli Jagran police station. The SHO said no case had been registered as nobody gave a complaint. Residents said the law and order situation in the area had deteriorated. Saturdays for senior citizens at RLA office Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 9 Defence personnel and senior citizens will not require an online appointment for getting their work done at the RLA office on Saturdays. They can just walk in for the work as is the present practice at the RLA office. The RLA has kept Saturdays exclusively for defence personnel and senior citizens. While the RLA has started online appointment for the No need for online appointment general public from Monday to Friday, it has decided to continue with the existing manual system for defence personnel and senior citizens on Saturdays. However, if they come on other working days, they will have to seek an online appointment like the general public. Meanwhile, the number of applicants at the RLA increased on Friday. The RLA has opened six counters for driving licences and five for registration certificates. There is a heavy rush for online appointment for Monday. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 3 pm: Waterworks and PGI Colony, Sector 12 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 11-B c m y b 301 owe ~9 cr to Power Dept List of those whose dues are over ~1 lakh out Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 9 Acting on the directions of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC), the Electricity Department has complied a list of defaulters who have not paid their bills till December 31, 2017. Sources said the list carried the names of 301 defaulters, including companies, industries, individuals, government offices, boards and corporations, who collectively owe over Rs 9 crore to the Electricity Department. The list includes the names of consumers whose outstanding dues are more than Rs 1 lakh. The sources said in many cases, the payment had not been made due to a dispute or court cases. In some cases, it had been found that the compa- Top defaulters Ram Nath Kohli ~47,74,620 SSP, UT, EW Block ~19,43,694 M/s New IS Industry IA ~17,83,161 SDE (Electricity Operations), D/DN 8 ~15,33,980 Chandigarh paper mill ~8,37,139 Chandigarh Electricity Supply Company ~4,55,333 Sources said the power supply of over 150 defaulters whose cases were not in court had been snapped. nies had “run away” after leaving the premises, which were found locked. The sources said the power supply of over 150 defaulters whose cases were not in court had been snapped. Many departments of the Punjab Government situated in the city are yet to pay Rs 20 lakh to the Electricity Department. Several departments of the UT Administration have also failed to pay Rs 20 lakh outstanding against them for many months. According to the list, the BDO owes Rs 1,97,743 whereas the SDE (Electricity), MC, owes Rs 1,33,473 lakh to the department. Chandigarh Electricity Supply Company owes Rs 4,55,333 to the department. An officer of the department said the drive against the defaulters would continue to recover the remaining amount. ASI’s daughter ends her life Chandigarh, February 9 A 22-year-old girl, daughter of a UT ASI, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in the Police Colony, Sector 41, today. No suicide note was found from the spot. Sources said the victim, Manpreet Kaur, was the daughter of ASI Kulwinder Singh, posted at the Sarangpur police station. The victim had done MCom from a college in Sector 42 and was preparing for competitive exams for a job. The police said the victim’s mother was at home when the victim took the extreme step. Around 7 pm, the victim’s father and brother returned home from work and found her door bolted from inside. The door was broken and the victim found hanging. She was rushed to the GMSH, Sector 16, where doctors declared her brought dead. — TNS
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