04032018-CT-01.qxd 3/4/2018 1:10 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SUNDAY | 4 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH PU’s annual convocation Vehicle thief nabbed Sujjan, Feroz tied-7th Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu will be chief guest at 67th annual convocation of PU today. P2 Police claim to have solved 11 cases of vehicle thefts with arrest of Ambala resident. P5 City golfers Sujjan Singh and Feroz Singh Grewal tied-seventh after third round at Chennai Open. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 26°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27.5°C MIN 15°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.23 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.44 AM 1,017 challaned for traffic violations No escape! TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Tribune News Service HOLI REVELRY 140 caught driving drunk in city Tribune News Service 550 violators caught on camera Chandigarh, March 3 As many as 1,017 persons were issued tickets for various traffic violations on Holi — a quantum jump from 742 challans last year. As per a press release issued by the traffic police, 140 of them were caught driving drunk and 100 were found creating noise pollution by riding vehicles with modified silencers. Last year, 90 persons were issued challan for drunken driving. This year, as many as 1,394 people have been challaned for drunken driving. The traffic police will issue a total of 550 challans for violations of traffic rules. The incidents were caught on camera. Out of these, 400 will be issued on the basis of videorecording done at 20 different locations. Besides, around 150 will be penalised on the basis of CCTV footage and pictures of violators sent by citizens on the social media accounts of the Chandigarh traffic police. . As many as 638 challans were issued to persons riding without helmet while 104 were challaned for triple-riding. As many 86 people were penalised for driving without wearing a seatbelt and 24 for driving at a speed above the permissible limit. The traffic police informed that 319 vehicles were impounded for violations as compared to 198 cases last year. They would recommend cancellation of 170 licences. This year, the police have recommended suspension of driving licences in 1,216 cases. Meanwhile, the UT police received as many as 615 calls on Holi. Youngsters celebrate the festival of colours in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday. SEE ALSO P4 Drones capture hooliganism 232 land in hospitals Chandigarh, march 3 In a first, the UT police deployed drones to keep a check on hooligans on Holi. “We used drones to keep tabs on violators and those indulging in hooliganism on Holi,” said DSP Kewal Krishan. The drones were deployed at several points, including Matka Chowk and ‘Geri route’ in Sector 10, he said. SSP (Traffic) Shashank Anand said drones were also used as an experiment to check traffic violations. “We will be using drones more often now. These help not only in checking traffic violations but also to monitor and ease traffic congestions. Many a times, traffic officials standing at the inter- after scuffles, accidents Tribune News Service A cop explains how drone cameras will help keep a check on traffic violators in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI section are not aware of the extent of congestion on roads. We will be using this technology at very busy locations like Tribune Chowk,” he said. — PTI 4 lives snuffed out in road mishaps Chandigarh, March 3 The festival of colours proved injurious to as many as 232 persons who reported at the three major hospitals in the city. According to information available, 96 persons, who were injured in various mishaps, reached the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 here yesterday. While 17 of them met with road accidents, 30 fell accidentally while playing Holi. Over 30 persons sus- Cabbie held for raping disabled girl Tribune News Service Panchkula, March 3 The Panchkula police have arrested a 26-year-old cab driver for allegedly raping a 19-year-old disabled girl from Chandigarh. The accused has been identified as Kamal, alias Kunal, of Nayagaon. The victim, a resident of Sector 23 in Chandigarh, works with a private firm and is pursuing graduation. Woman police station incharge Rajesh Kumari said as per the complaint lodged by the victim’s parents, the girl became friends with the Ola cab driver about two weeks ago after travelling in his car on a few occasions. However, she was not aware of his intentions. On Thursday night, the accused picked her up from Chandigarh and took her to a hotel in Sector 5, Panchkula. He took her to a room where he administered her intoxicants and raped her while she was subconscious. Later, the accused dropped her in front of her home and drove away. The accused will be produced in court tomorrow. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Bank Colony, Indira Colony, Subhash Nagar of Mani Majra, IT Park, 220 KV Colony and Kishangarh, farm houses of Kishangarh and Bhagwanpura village c m y b tained injuries in scuffles and three sustained burn injuries. As many as 89 injured persons reported at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32. Out of them, 39 were discharged while 50 are still undergoing treatment. Besides, 35 persons were rushed to the trauma centre at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) yesterday. Majority of them had suffered injuries in accidents. Two of them were injured in separate scuffles that took place while playing Holi. One of the injured, a Dhanas resident, had sustained a stab injury while the other, who belonged to Maloya, was thrashed and suffered serious wounds. Meanwhile, as many as 12 persons suffered eye injuries while playing with colours. Seven of them had reported at the GMSH-16 while five were rushed to the Advanced Eye Centre at the PGIMER. They were discharged after treatment. Chandigarh, March 3 As many as four persons have lost their lives in road accidents in the past two days. While two fatal mishaps took place on Friday, one occurred today. Also, another person, who had met with a road accident on February 28, succumbed to his injuries yesterday. Sooraj (24), a resident of Sector 29 here, was killed after his scooter hit a road divider near the Centra Mall light point on Friday. The deceased worked as a lift operator at Elante mall. He was going to his workplace when he lost control of the scooter, which rammed into the divider. He fell on the road and received serious head injuries. He was reportedly wearing a helmet. He was taken to the GMCH-32 in a PCR vehicle where he was declared brought dead. The post-mortem examination was conducted today and the body handed over to the deceased’s family. In another mishap, a 43-yearold man was hit by an unknown vehicle near the Makhan Majra village bus stop yesterday. A local resident, Atinder Singh, found a man lying in a pool of blood and dialled ‘100’. A PCR vehi- cle took the man to the GMCH-32 where he was declared brought dead. The deceased has been identified as Dhan Bahadur, a resident of Nepal. A case has been registered in this regard. Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man, who was on foot, was crushed to death by a trolley at Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, in the wee hours of Saturday. The deceased, identified as Randhir Singh of Kalka, was going towards the transport area when the incident took place. He received grievous injuries in the mishap. A PCR vehicle took him to the PGIMER where he was declared brought dead. Randhir, a driver by profession, had come to the city from Kalka to pick up some consignment. The police have arrested the accused driver, identified as Praveen Kumar (24) of Charkhi Dadri in Haryana. In yet another case, a 52year-old man, who had met with an accident in Sector 42 on February 28, succumbed to his injuries on Friday. A speeding car had hit the autorickshaw in which the victim was travelling. The auto overturned and its four occupants sustained injuries. They were taken to the GMSH-16 in a police vehicle. However, Dhanas resident Ram Kishor died due to his injuries. Rain likely today Chandigarh: The tricity received light showers on Saturday evening. As per the Meteorological Centre here, the city is likely to witness rain even on Sunday. “There are strong chances of rain in the afternoon on Sunday though the evening will be partly cloudy,” the weatherman said. Meanwhile, the Met Department has predicted a clear sky on Monday. The temperature was expected to rise from Monday, said the weatherman. —TNS
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