09042018-CT-01.qxd 4/9/2018 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 9 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH 1,552 awarded degrees Chappar Chiri in neglect Slice of folklore As many as 1,552 students of GGDSD College, Sector 32, receive degrees during the convocation. P2 Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial at Chappar Chiri village in a state of neglect. P4 Kumaon Sanskritik Rangmanch presents annual folk cultural bonanza ‘Uttrakhandi Kautik’. P2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.7°C MIN 22.2°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.33 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.48 AM Mohali IPL ties a worry for locals Notorious thief Fanning enthusiasm Seera behind Verna robbery Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 8 The new Verna car that was robbed at gunpoint in Sector 35 on March 17 was the handiwork of notorious car thief Jagseer Singh, alias Seera. Police investigations have revealed that Seera, who was also involved in robbing a Toyota Crysta along with Yodha Singh, alias Jodha, on the road separating Sector 45 and 33 in December last year, is active in Chandigarh and the neighboring states. On March 17, the victim, Vikram (30), a native of Abohar, was going to Mohali, Phase II, at 2.30 am when a Hyundai Creta came from the rear side and hit the victim’s car near the flower mar- ket in Sector 35, forcing him to stop. The victim and the accused got down from the vehicles and entered into an altercation. In the meantime, one of the accused pulled out a pistol and threatened the victim. The accused also fired two gunshots at the victim that missed him. The accused then took the victim’s car and escaped from the spot. Investigations revealed that Seera, along with his accomplices, had taken away the Verna car. Seera and Yodha had robbed a new Toyota Crysta at gunpoint from its driver on December 17 last year. The Crysta was recovered from Jagraon near Ludhiana. Seera is a native of Bhekha village in Moga district. Chandigarh, April 8 The UT police have failed to make any headway in two temple thefts reported earlier this year from Sector 24 and 16 where thieves decamped with gold and silver articles worth several lakhs. On January 8, thieves broke into a temple in Sector 24 and made off with silver articles, including ornaments, worth around Rs 12 lakh. The CCTV footage of cameras installed in the temple showed two persons committing the theft. The incident was reported between 1 am and 1.30 am. A temple in Sector 16 where thieves had struck. FILE Almost two and a half months later, on March 22, three masked men entered the Sanatan Dharam temple in Sector 16 and decamped with Rs 50,000 and silver articles, including ornaments, worth around Rs 5 lakh. Tribune News Service Fans enjoy an IPL tie between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils at IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. VICKY PAGE 6 Temple thefts: No headway yet BTech student Tribune News Service Akash Ghai Images of the accused were captured in CCTV cameras installed at the temple. A few CCTV cameras were later disconnected by the accused. The accused had entered the temple around 1.20 am and left at 1.40 am. Both theft incidents remain unsolved. A police source said both cases had some similarities and it was suspected that the same accused were involved in both incidents. “The time during which the thieves struck was also the same,” said a police source. Ram Gopal, DSP (Central), was not available for comments on the issue. killed in mishap Our Correspondent Zirakpur, April 8 A 22-year-old student was killed after he was allegedly hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Ambala- Chandigarh stretch near VIP Road here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Abhisekh, who was pursuing BTech (final year) from Chiktara University and was putting up at a rented flat in Springdale Society on VIP Road. According to the police, the c m y b incident occurred around 2 am when the victim, along with his classmate Vaibhav, had gone to the Zirakpur bus stand to pick up his father, who had come from Delhi. The police said when the trio was heading towards VIP Road, an unidentified vehicle coming from the Dera Bassi side reportedly hit Abhisekh, leaving him injured. He was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, where doctors declared him brought dead. Mohali, April 8 With the start of IPL matches at IS Bindra PCA Stadium at Phase 9 here, those residing in the area behind the stadium have once again started feeling the heat. Due to barricading all around the stadium area and a number of nakas on the route to the stadium, the residents are facing a tough time in reaching their houses. “Every international or IPL tie brings a lot of problems for us and Sunday was no exception,” said a resident of the area. Residents are being given special passes for their vehicles to enter the area. “What about our guests. I had to make repeated requests to the police, who stopped my guests on Sunday at a naka on the route to Scooterist robbed of ~24,000 Kharar, April 8 Four car-borne armed unidentified persons, posing as CIA staff members, robbed Daljeet Singh, a resident of Machhipur village here, of Rs 24,000, the police said on Sunday. Investigating officer Jagdev Singh said the victim was going on his scooter after collecting a payment of Rs 20,000 from Sosemajra village on Saturday night. When he reached near the railway under-bridge, the miscreants stopped him and snatched Rs 20,000 from him. The robbers then snatched his ATM card and took him to an ATM booth, from where he was asked to withdraw Rs 4,000. — OC POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 2, 3, 4 & 10, & residential area of PU, Sec 25 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of motor market, Morigate, Govindpura, Thakurdwara, Civil Hospital, Rama Market, Pipliwala town, Shantinagar, Darshani Bagh, Bank Colony, Dera Sahib, Main Bazaar and Old Ropar Road in Mani Majra our locality,” said Rajinder Singh, a resident of the area. Similarly, Rakesh Kumar, who lives as a tenant in the area, said he was stopped at a naka when he returned from his native place in the afternoon on Sunday. “The police were not letting me enter my locality. They were demanding the pass, which was with my landlord,” said Rakesh Kumar. Dr Avtar, a local resident, rued that during every cricket match of repute, they (the residents) are at the receiving end. “We have to first check the cricket schedule of the PCA Stadium before finalising the dates of our functions. One can easily imagine our woes as on the day of a match, the police virtually cordon off the area and vehicles, vendors, maids, labourers, guests and school buses are not allowed inside,” said another resident. SNIPPETS Man held for rape Chandigarh: A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 28year-old woman on the pretext of marriage. The police have also arrested a woman under conspiracy charges. According to the police, the accused, Pankaj, a resident of Rampur village in Panchkula district, has been arrested for raping the victim, a Chandigarh resident. Sources said the victim was a divorcee. The police said two women known to the accused were booked for conspiracy. A case has been registered. While the accused and a woman have been arrested, the second woman is yet to be arrested. TNS
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