06042018-CT-01.qxd 4/6/2018 12:22 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 6 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH Doctor among 3 held District Bar Assn poll Abhay beats Shivdev Doctor among three held for allegedly conducting gender determination tests in Kharar. P4 Around 2,500 voters to elect new District Bar Association members of Chandigarh today. P5 Top seed Abhay Mohan enters boys’ U-16 final in the National Ranking Tennis Tournament. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.2°C MIN 22.1°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.44 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.05 AM Jodha, 3 others land in police net Gang was behind several carjacking & robbery incidents in city, Punjab; two cars recovered Speeding truck kills woman Tribune News Service Panchkula, April 5 A Chandimandir resident was killed while her husband sustained injuries in a Raj Kumari road accident at the light point near Red Bishop in Sector 1 on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumari (48), a resident of the Chandimandir area, who was riding pillion on a two-wheeler while her husband Subhash was driving it when a speeding truck hit the vehicle from the rear side. Raj Kumari fell down and was run over by the truck. The driver of the truck, bearing a Himachal Pradesh number, sped away from the spot. continued on page 4 TRUCK DRIVER KILLED, 8 HURT IN MISHAP PAGE 4 Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 5 The crime branch of the UT police has arrested four members of the Jodha gang, including Yodha Singh, alias Jodha, his brother and brother-in-law, who were involved in incidents of carjacking and robbery. The police have recovered an i20 car that was robbed last month. The police claim to have solved four cases in Chandigarh and two in Punjab with their arrest. A Swift Dzire, that was robbed from Jalandhar in February and used for committing crime, has also been recovered by the police. A team, led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, in-charge of the crime branch, arrested Jodha (24), his elder brother Gulab Singh (28), both residents of Bhoepur village in Jalandhar district, Jodha’s brother-in-law Amrik Singh, alias Mikka (34), a resident of Kansal village near Nayagaon, and Devender Singh, alias Heer Singh (32), a resident of Nahiwala village in Sirsa distrcit of Haryana. They were arrested at a naka near the Sector 39 grain market. P’kula court raps Haryana Police CASES THE POLICE CLAIM TO HAVE SOLVED WITH THEIR ARREST CRIMINAL PAST March 21: An i20 car was robbed from a cab driver at gunpoint on the road separating Sector 52 and 53 near the furniture market during the wee hours. March 13: A 23-year-old IT firm staffer riding a motorcycle was kidnapped and robbed of Rs 20,000 at gunpoint. The victim was kidnapped on the road separating Sector 49 and 50 and taken to Kharar from where money was withdrawn from an ATM. February 27: A restaurant manager, who was returning home on his motorcycle, was kidnapped at gunpoint on the road separating Sector 5 and 8 and robbed of Rs 10,700. The victim was also stabbed on both his legs and dropped near Kharar after an hour. January 21: Two persons were robbed of cash at gunpoint at the Sector 25/38 roundabout and Dhanas. < The accused, Yodha Singh, alias Jodha (red T-shirt), < his brother Gulab Singh (green T-shirt), their brother-in-law Amrik Singh (blue T-shirt) and Devender Singh being taken for a medical examination in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL JODHA STRUCK AFTER ESCAPE Within three days of his escape from police custody, Jodha, along with his brother-in-law, forcibly took away a Swift Dzire car from Jalandhar. After escaping from police custody, Jodha called Amrik and they met at Shahkot and the duo then robbed the car. Jodha, a notorious criminal who is also wanted by the Punjab Police, was earlier arrested by the crime branch WAS A WRESTLER, WON MANY PRIZES Jodha was a wrestler and had won many prizes. He has also lifted the Punjab Kesari title in one of the tournaments. on January 6. However, on February 6, Jodha escaped from police custody near Khanna while he was being ACCUSED DRUG ADDICTS The accused used to shuttle between various cities in Punjab and Chandigarh to look for a prey. They used to return to Jalandhar after committing robberies. All accused are drug addicts and committed robberies to fund their drug addiction. brought back from a court hearing at Faridkot. Since then, he was continuously striking in the city along with Need to keep airport open from May18 to 20, HC told GUVS’ CONFERENCE Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 5 The Chandigarh international airport is required to remain operational between May 18 and 20 for the Governors’ conference in the city. Information to this effect was furnished before the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the resumed hearing of a petition filed in public interest on making the airport fully functional. The final decision in this regard will be taken by the High Court during the next date of hearing, scheduled for April 17. The airport was scheduled to be closed for runway repair between May 12 and 31. As the petition came up for resumed hearing, the Division Bench hearing the case was told that the conference was scheduled to be held on May 19 and 20, following which the schedule had to be altered. An affidavit, placed before the Bench during the course of the hearing, said a letter was, in fact, shot off by the Secretary, Rashtrapati Bhawan, for keeping the airport operational. The letter, among other things, said the Prime Minister and the President, too, could attend the conference. The letter, dated March 22, was addressed to the Chandigarh civil airport and the Air Force Station. The development is significant as the Indian Air Force had earlier requested for closure of the airport between May 12 and May 31, or May 14 to June 2 for putting two final layers during the recarpeting process. The Bench was also told that a meeting was held on March 31 following the letter. It was proposed that the air- port should initially be closed between May 12 and May 17 for applying the layer, and again between May 21 and June 4 for the subsequent layer. The Bench, during the course of the hearing, was also told that principal approval for the installation of Cat-III had been received. Appearing before the Bench, Assistant Solicitor General of India Chetan Mittal said the facility would enable landing during poor visibility. The Bench, on the previous date of hearing, was told that the Chandigarh international airport would remain closed from May 12 to May 31 for the ongoing runway upgrade work. The airport was scheduled for second closure later during the year, but the dates were advanced, the Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Anupinder Singh was told. c m y b his gang members. Inspector Amanjot said four cases reported from Chandigarh in the past three months Man held for raping 7-yr-old daughter Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 5 A man has been arrested by the local police for allegedly raping his seven-year-old daughter. The victim narrated the incident to her mother, who then approached the police following which the accused, a resident of Mauli Jagran, was arrested. Sources said the accused had threatened his daughter against narrating the incident to anyone. The police said the victim had told her mother that she was being exploited for the past around three months. The victim’s mother had also approached the child helpline for assistance. The victim’s statement was recorded and a case against her father registered at the Mauli Jagran police station. The accused was produced in the court and sent to judicial custody. Devender Singh: He was earlier arrested by the Punjab Police in a case of murder, an attempt to murder, rape, under the Arms Act and two cases of robbery. Devender is a former accomplice of gangster Davender Bambiha, who was shot dead in a police encounter in 2016. Gulab Singh: He was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment in a case under the NDPS Act, but was recently granted bail. Amrik Singh: Amrik is a proclaimed offender (PO) and was earlier arrested in seven cases, including four cases of vehicle theft, one under the NDPS Act and one case of obstructing the police from performing their duty and escaping from the custody of the police. Yodha Singh: He has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in a case under the NDPS Act. had been solved with the arrest of the accused. A country-made pistol was recovered from their possession. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Khuda Ali Sher and 82 Battalian 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of motor market and commercial/residential area at Shivalik Enclave/NAC in Mani Majra 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 23 and 25, and PU residential complex Panchkula, April 5 A month after the registration of an FIR against senior advocate SK Garg Narwana and others in a land dispute case, the Panchkula court has rapped the Haryana Police for not carrying out a fair investigation in the case. Terming the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) by the Haryana Police a mere eyewash, Narender Shura, Additional Sessions Judge, Panchkula, granted interim bail to nine accused. In its 19-page order, the Judge stated, “After going through the entire police files, it has come to light that during the pendency of these bail applications, the investigating officer had served a notice under Section 41-A of the CrPC and the petitioners joined the investigation on March 30. The petitioners had handed over various documents on the said date and a specific ‘zimni’ in this regard was recorded by SI Baldev Singh, a member of the SIT. At the time of the arguments, the public prosecutor, assisted by members of the SIT, had disputed the fact regarding joining of the investigation. However, the counsel for the petitioners submitted that they were ready to furnish an affidavit in this regard and this fact could be verified from cameras installed at the police station.” “Considering the facts disclosed by the counsel for the petitioners, all police files pertaining to this FIR were checked by this court and it was found that although documents, stated to be furnished by the petitioners to Land dispute:Says investigation not fair, SIT a mere eyewash The disputed land in Zirakpur IO suspended Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh said after the directions of the court, IO Baldev Singh was suspended and a departmental inquiry initiated against him. Timeline March 3: Panchkula police lodge an FIR against senior advocate SK Garg Narwana and 37 others for extortion in connection with a multi-crore land dispute case. The land in question is in Kishanpura village near Peer Muchalla in Zirakpur. March 5: Bar associations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Panchkula and Mohali courts abstain from work against the registration of the FIR against Narwana. March 8: After a protest by advocates, the Haryana Police decide to drop Narwana’s name from the FIR. April 4: Panchkula court grants bail to nine accused. April 5: Panchkula police suspend investigating officer, start departmental inquiry against the IO. the investigating officer, were in the police file, the ‘zimni’ in this regard was not in any of the police files. When SI Baldev Singh was asked to continued on page 4
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