13032018-CT-01.qxd 3/13/2018 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 13 MARCH 2018 | CHANDIGARH TN college wins ATVs race Notice to Fortis Calvin ousts Luka Govt College of Technology, Coimbatore, adjudged winner in all-terrain vehicle race. P2 Four months ago, Fortis Hospital was asked to explain ‘unethical practices, mistreatment’. P3 Calvin ousts Luka from France in straight sets to advance into pre-quarters of tennis tourney. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.2°C MIN 15.2°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.29 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.34 AM Woman loses chain Three held; 2 bikes, 7 mobiles recovered to snatchers, hurt Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman in Sector 40. The victim was pushed to the ground, leaving her injured. Sources said the victim, 48year-old Surekha, was targeted by the miscreants while she was going to a woman’s house, who stays in her neighborhood, around 4 pm. The victim stated that the pillion rider got down from the motorcycle and walked up to her and caught hold of her chain. Since the gold chain was heavy, the miscreant pulled the chain with force following which the victim fell on the road. She suffered injuries on her 61 INCIDENTS ALREADY THIS YEAR A total of 61 snatching incidents have been reported from the city so far this year. Many victims have received injuries during the incidents. The victim, 48-year-old Surekha, a resident of Sector 40 neck and arms. The victim raised the alarm following which local residents gathered at the spot and informed the police after which the SHO of the Sector 39 police station reached at the spot. The victim was taken to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, for first aid. According to the victim, the miscreants, who appeared to be in their early twenties, were riding a black Pulsar motorcycle. The victim, however, failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station. Mohali, March 12 The local police today arrested three youths on a charge of theft and recovered two motorcycles and seven mobile phones from their possession. The accused have been identified as Sagar Kumar, Saahil Chhabra and Bhinder, all aged between 19 and 22. The police said Sagar Kumar and Bhinder hailed from Muktsar Sahib while Saahil Chhabra was a native of Fazilka. The duty officer, ASI Lakhvir Singh, said the trio, riding a bike, was held at a check-point near Shahi Majra. “They tried to evade arrest, but were nabbed after a brief chase,” the police official said. Police sources said the accused worked with the DBA company in the Indus- trial Area and were staying in Sante Majra. The police said two motorcycles — a TVS (PB 28 B 4764) and a Honda CB Unicorn (PB 65 AD 1820) — were recovered from the accused. The recovered mobile phones were MI Note 4, Oppo A83, Micromax A190 (black), Panasonic P55, Samsung J2 (golden), Micromax 426 (black) and Samsung J7 (golden). The police said the mobile phones had been snatched from different places in Mohali. A police official said the accused would be produced in the court tomorrow and they would seek a remand. A case has been registered against the accused under Sections 379 B (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the Indian Penal Code at the Phase I police station. Twelve years on, snatching accused walks free Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 12 Almost 12 years after he was booked for snatching, a Hoshiarpur man was acquitted by a court. Baljit Singh was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in 2010 and was arrested in 2017. In the court, the complainant failed to identify the accused and the investigation officer did not appear to record his statement. Baljit, along with his accomplices, was accused of robbing a girl of her gold chain. While one of the other accused, Chandan Pabla, has already been declared a PO by the court, yet another accused, Gursewak Singh, is dead. According to the defence, the evidence in the case could not be proved. As per the FIR, the Bullet motorcycle used in the crime did not have a number plate and had an “advocate” sticker. However, as per the photographs of the vehicle produced by the police in court, it had no such sticker. The complainant in the case was a Sector 38 resident, Anupama. She had stated In full bloom TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL that she worked in Sector 34 and on September 22, 2006, she was returning home in the evening. Suddenly, three youths appeared on a motorcycle two of whom blocked her way while the third got down and snatched her chain and mobile phone. Chandigarh, March 12 High drama took place at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, today after an unknown patient at the medical emergency jumped from the first floor. The incident took place during the afternoon when the police brought the 25-year-old man, who was in an inebriated condition, to the hospital for a medical examination. The tipsy man went to the toilet and jumped from the window in a bid to escape. The incident led to commotion in the emergency area. According to the hospital authorities, the man suffered minor injuries and is under treatment. The identity of the man was not known yet as he was not carrying any wallet or mobile phone. Mohali admn moves to curb illegal mining Identifying spots to set up nakas to monitor movement of tippers carrying sand and gravel Tribune News Service Mohali, March 12 Taking stringent steps to curb illegal mining in the district, the District Mining Officer has reiterated that the administration is taking all steps, including identifying spots to set up nakas to monitor the movement of trucks/tippers carrying sand and gravel. District Mining Officer Simarpreet Kaur Dhillon said, “The spots identified for special check-points to check illegal mining include the crossing of the Banur-Tepla road and the ZirakpurPatiala road, Mubarikpur Chowki, the crossing of the Ambala-Kala Amb road, the As many as 74 FIRs have been registered from April 2017 to February 2018 to check illegal mining in Mohali district. FILE PHOTO Lalru-Handesra road near the new grain market, Dera Bassi, and the T-point, Siswan, Majra village and at the T-point, Majri, Kharar.” She said the department had received reports from blocklevel officers of some mining activity in Mubarikpur, Kakrali, Sanauli and Nagla, where land had been dug up by 6 to 7 ft. On March 5, the department had written to the District Food and Supplies Controller directing the officer against renewing the licences of brick-kiln owners in Mullanpur and Paroul village, who were purchasing sand from miners sans permit. Sources said certain villagers today turned up at the mining office after cases were registered against them for illegal mining, expressing ignorance about the mining. “Villagers claim that land was leased to ‘contractors’ through a verbal agreement and contractors are the culprit. However, we have proceeded as per law. If the land is being used for illegal quarrying, stringent measures against the land owners will be taken,” said District Mining Officer. Cracking down against rampant mining in the district, 74 FIRs have been registered from April 2017 to Feb- c m y b Jan Marg shut for shifting pipelines Tribune News Service Pedestrian underpass Chandigarh, March 12 Traffic on Jan Marg from Matka Chowk to the Sector 16/17 light point has been closed for shifting sewer and storm drainage system pipelines. The shifting of pipelines is required for the construction of a pedestrian underpass between Sector 17 and Rose Garden. Sources in the Engineering Department said the sewer pipelines had been shifted and it would take a few more days to shift the storm water pipeline. He said once the work was completed, the road would be opened. The work on the second phase of construction of the The shifting of pipelines is required for the construction of a pedestrian underpass between Sector 17 and Rose Garden. Sources said the sewer lines had been shifted and it would take a few more days to shift the storm water pipeline. underpass will begin after the shifting work is completed. The construction work on the pedestrian underpass is being undertaken in two phases. While the foundation of the underpass is being laid on both sides of the road, the work for excavating the main carriageway in the second phase will start after the com- Tipsy man jumps Car, jewellery stolen from house entered her house on March from first floor at Chandigarh, March 12 Thieve decamped with cash 10 night and stole three gold GMCH, injured and jewellery from a house at ornaments, two silver utenTribune News Service Girls head towards the Student Centre during sunny weather at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. The road separating Sector 16 and 17 has been closed to traffic for the construction of an underpass in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN ruary 28 this year. After a surprise check by a team comprising police officials, blocklevel area officers and the ADC, the police had registered three cases against 24 persons in Dera Bassi and in another case, they had booked 40 persons. Five JCB machines were impounded. One more case was registered in Mullanpur where a tipper loaded with sand was seized. To prevent illegal mining, it had also been proposed to install CCTV cameras at sensitive routes. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said, “At Majri and Mullanpur, CCTV cameras have been installed and we are identifying more spots for it.” the MHC, Mani Majra. The accused also managed to steal a Santro car parked outside the house. The complainant reported that an unknown person sils, Rs 18,000, a mobile phone, household items and documents. Since the keys were at home, the accused drove away with a Santo car parked outside the house. — TNS pletion of the shifting work. The sources said the traffic on both sides of the road would again be closed to carry out the work for the second phase. The underpass is being constructed under the Smart City project near the office of the RBI at an approximate cost of Rs 8 crore. It is part of the rejuvenation plan of Sector 17, prepared by a consultant. The underpass will allow visitors to go directly to Rose Garden without crossing Jan Marg, one of the busiest roads in the city. The underpass will have both ramp and stairs. There is also a plan to beautify the entrance area of the underpass on both sides. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 21, 24, 26, 36, 37, 45, 52 and 61, Kajheri and Burail villages, Golf Club and lake complex 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Sector 20 and 32, Daria village, railway station and Mauli Jagran Complex-II (EWS houses)
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