05042018-CT-01.qxd 4/5/2018 1:03 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 5 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH College annual function Car maker penalised Aditya, Lakshya win Focus on research, skill building, Badnore asks students of PGGCG, Sector 11, at annual function. P2 District consumer forum penalises car manufacturer and dealer for selling an old model of vehicle. P4 Aditya and Lakshya beat Dhruv Chaudhary and Parampratap Singh in tennis quarters. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.4°C MIN 21.7°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.43 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.06 AM SNIPPETS Body found in Sector 26 Raising the pitch TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Chandigarh: The body of an unidentified man was found at the grain market in Sector 26 on Wednesday morning. There were no injury marks on the victim’s body. Sources said the police received information around 8 am that a body was lying at a park near the market committee office. The police reached the spot and shifted the body to the mortuary at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. The police said the victim was aged around 35. “We are yet to establish the identity of the victim,” said a police official. The police have initiated an investigation at the Sector 26 police station. TNS Tribune News Service POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 10, 11, 23 and 24, Faidan village and Bairmajra 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Old/New Indira Colony & Subhash Nagar in Mani Majra DLSA pays ~1 lakh relief to 6-yr-old boy SEXUAL ASSAULT Panchkula, April 4 The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Panchkula, has paid a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to a six-year-old boy in a sexual assault case. The offender was a juvenile. The case was decided by the Juvenile Justice Board, Panchkula. The juvenile filed an appeal against the decision before the Sessions Court. The Sessions Court partly upheld the order of the Juvenile Justice Board and recommended the case to the Secretary, DLSA, for appropriate compensation. Nidhi Bansal, Secretary, DLSA, awarded a compensation of Rs 1 lakh. She said the authority had already given compensation of Rs 38.54 lakh to victims of rape, murder and sexual assault under the Haryana Victim Compensation Scheme, 2013. TNS IIT student ends life at Hallo Majra A jawan from Haryana holds an amplifier during a Home Guards’ protest in support of their demands on the Panchkula-Chandigarh border on Wednesday. P2 Chandigarh, April 4 A 19-year-old girl, an IIT student and daughter of a SubInspector (SI) with the CRPF , reportedly committed suicide at her house on the CRPF campus at Hallo Majra on Wednesday evening. Sources said the victim had been identified as Vanisha (19), a third-semester student at the IIT, Bombay. Her father is posted in Srinagar. The victim had gone to the PGI with her mother for a check-up and later on returning home, she committed suicide. The victim’s mother was in the kitchen when she took the extreme step. The police were informed about the incident. The victim was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where doctors declared her brought dead. The autopsy will be GMADA to launch housing scheme Come Baisakhi, 700 residential plots to be on offer at IT City Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 4 A new housing scheme will be launched by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in Mohali on Baisakhi (April 14). This will be the first residential housing scheme being launched in the state after the formation of the Capt Amarinder Singh government in March last. It is almost after two years that any housing scheme is being launched in Mohali. A total of 700 residential freehold plots, measuring 100, 150, 200, 300, 400 and 500 sq yards, will be offered for allotment through the draw of lots at the upcoming IT City, spread across 1,722 acres in Sectors 66-B, 82-A, 83-A and 101-A on the 200-foot-wide ■ A total of 1,686 acres in 12 villages – ■ The biggest chunk of 50 acres of Dairi, Dhurali, Manakpur Kallar, Bakarpur, Mattran, Seon, Chachu Majra, Rurka, Nogiari, Chau Majra, Saini Majra and Manuali – were acquired to set up the project. Land pooling was given for 450 acres while cash compensation at the rate of ~1.69 crore per acre was paid to the owners of the remaining 1,236 acres of the acquired land. ■ IT City offers land for industrial, institutional, commercial and residential development. ■ A whopping sum of ~722.51 crore had already been spent on the development of IT City and 95 per cent development works, being carried out by L&T, had already been completed. land had been allotted to Infosys for its Software Development Centre at IT City. Infosys has begun work on setting up its base here and is expected to start operations shortly. ■ Another 50 acres were allotted on a leasehold-cum-freehold sale basis to the founders of Ashoka University, Sonepat, for setting up a A signboard at the entrance to IT City, Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN world-class technology university. The group deposited 10 per cent Housing societies Possession given amount of the total allotment price on Monday. Three group housing sites have been allotted The numbering draw of 2,021 residential ■ Besides, two outsourcing and land through an e-auction in IT City. While the plots has already been held last month possession of an 11-acre site has already been and the allottees have got the possession foreign trade firms and a private of their plots. The possession to the school have already completed their given, the other two sites, measuring 6 acre and remaining allottees will be given shortly. projects and have begun operations. 4.04 acre, are also ready for possession. scheme would remain open for a month and the allotment would be made through the draw of lots. “This scheme will offer 30 conducted on Thursday. The sources said the victim was depressed. The police said no suicide note was found from the spot. Inquest proceedings have been initiated by the police at the Sector 31 police station. Forensic report nails traffic cop, booked for bribe Tribune News Service Major players tary (ACS), Housing and Urban Development-cumFinancial Commissioner, Revenue (FCR), Vini Mahajan told The Tribune that the Sources said the victim had been identified as Vanisha (19), a third-semester student at the IIT, Bombay. Her father, an SI, is posted in Srinagar. The victim had gone to the PGI with her mother for a check-up and on returning home, she committed suicide. The victim’s mother was in the kitchen when she took the extreme step. No suicide note was found from the spot. Rajinder Nagarkoti About IT City road leading to the Chandigarh international airport. Announcing the launch of the scheme here on Wednesday, Additional Chief Secre- No suicide note found from her house per cent reservation to applicants of the Scheduled Caste (SC) category as decided by the state Cabinet on March 18,” said Mahajan, adding that senior citizens and women of all categories, including reserved, would be given preference in the Continued on page 2 Panchkula, April 4 In a major embarrassment for the Panchkula traffic police, a special police officer (SPO) of the traffic wing has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act for seeking a bribe from traffic violators. Interestingly, the FIR was registered on the basis of a report of the Madhuban forensic lab on a bribe video CD. The report stated that there was no tampering with the video CD. The complainant, Rajesh Kumar Garg, had submitted a complaint on July 24, 2017, in which he had stated that SPO Palwinder Singh was seeking a bribe from traffic violators. The complainant had submitted a video CD along with the complaint. Continued on page 2 Encroachments removed HC seeks details of Police red-faced as another bikers challaned snatching accused walks free from Sector 26 mandi multiple times Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 4 In a major drive carried out by a joint team of the Estate Office, the Municipal Corporation and the market committee, a large number of encroachments were removed from the Sector 26 mandi on Wednesday. The drive led to a protest by vendors and shop owners, who opposed the action, but a heavy police presence ensured a smooth operation. Over 100 employees from various departments and police personnel were involved in the drive, which started in the morning and continued for over six hours. Amarinder Singh, Tehsildar, and Manoj Kumar Sharma, secretary, market committee, were present on the occasion. The drive caused inconvenience to the people, who were stopped from entering the market from the main road till the drive was over. People were unable to buy Tribune News Service Workers during an anti-encroachment drive at the grain market in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN vegetables as almost all vendors were removed from the roads. Manoj Kumar said the entrance from Madhya Marg was blocked for visitors’ security. He said since JCB machines were engaged to remove encroachments, they took precautionary measures. The entry was allowed after the drive was over. Chaos prevailed as soon the drive started as vendors ran to save their belongings. A large number of illegal structures were removed. Kulvinder Singh Kala, chairman of the market committee, said the step to decongest the mandi was taken for the convenience of the people. He said it was found that traders had covered the area outside their shops illegally. Large-scale encroachments by roadside vendors had led to congestion, causing hardships to people visiting the mandi. Chandigarh, April 4 The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday directed the Chandigarh Administration to place before the Bench the details of offenders challaned multiple times for riding away from law in bikes with modified silencers. As the matter came up for resumed hearing, the Division Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal also called for the details of the fine imposed on the offenders. The case will now come up on April 19 for further hearing. The directions came just about a month after the Chandigarh Police were blamed for turning a deaf ear to noise pollution caused by bikers riding two-wheelers with modified silencers. The Bench, during the course of the hearing, was c m y b MODIFIED SILENCERS told that din-creating silencers were not manufactured in Chandigarh; and the offenders were also from Punjab and Haryana. The Administration also furnished before the court the details of challans issued to 39 offenders. The police, on the previous date of hearing, had apprised the court of their efforts by submitting an affidavit. Among other things, they said 778 challans were issued last year for noise pollution due to silencers and loud music. So far this year, 690 challans have been issued. No less than 71 motorcycles had also been impounded. The Bench was also told that mechanics and shopkeepers involved in modification of silencers in and around Chandigarh had been identified. The developments took place on a petition against Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 4 The police once again faced embarrassment in the court as another snatching accused was let off as the prosecution failed to prove the evidence. Convicted in a murder case and also booked in NDPS, excise and theft cases, Nizamuddin, alias Sonu, was arrested in September last year. With his arrest, the police had claimed to have solved 12 snatching cases. The case in which he was let off involved a pursesnatching incident in Sector 23 on September 9, 2017. The complainant, Shashi Bajaj, had informed the police that around 8.45 pm on the night of the incident, she had gone to buy grocery with her daughter. However, a man on a motorcycle, wearing a helmet, came from the rear side, snatched her purse and fled away. The purse contained Rs 1,000. A few days after this incident, Nizamuddin was arrested by the crime branch, who Snatchers target 2 more in city Chandigarh, April 4 Two snatching incidents were reported from the city on the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday. In both incidents, motorcycleborne miscreants snatched mobile phones and cash. Police sources said the miscreants targeted Harbhajan, a resident of Phase 3B1, Mohali, on the road separating Sector 42 and 43. The accused snatched Rs 7,500 and a mobile phone from the complainant. The incident was reported around 12.15 am. The police were informed, who rushed to the spot. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. In another incident, Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Sangrur district, reported that three miscreants riding two motorcycles approached him near the Sector 42/43/52/53 chowk and offered him a lift. The accused drove a little ahead and then snatched his mobile phone and escaped from the spot. The victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. The incident was reported around 3.30 am. The police were informed about the incident, who initiated an investigation. pinned 11 similar cases on him as well. According to the police, he confessed to being involved in all these cases. A resident of Milk Colony, Dhanas, was arrested last September from near Batra Cinema in Sector 37. The police then recovered four mobile phones, a gold chain, a pair of gold earrings, three bags with documents, a Honda City car and three stolen motorcycles from him. Nizamuddin was said to be a habitual snatcher and had cases registered against him Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service
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