11042018-CT-01.qxd 4/11/2018 12:59 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 11 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH PU okays migration Uses of adversities Kartik in quarters PU panel allows migration in most undergraduate and postgraduate courses with ~50,000 fee. P2 ‘Show Must Go On’ highlights how adversity makes one stronger to take problems head-on. P5 Kartik beats Aryan Jolly, eases into boys’ U-14 quarterfinals of the STA-AITA Talent Series. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.2°C MIN 22.1°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.47 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.59 AM Jewellery worth ~1.05 cr Now, thieves strike at Sec 19 temple stolen from Sec 42 house Make off with artificial jewellery taking it for real; chowkidar raises alarm Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 10 A businessman, a resident of Sector 42, on Tuesday complained to the police that gold jewellery worth around Rs 1.05 crore had been stolen from his house under mysterious circumstances. Interestingly, the family is clueless about when the theft took place as it did not leave the house. Police sources said the complainant, Rajinder Kumar Gupta, who owns a sanitary shop in Sector 22, called the police in the morning to inform about the theft. Gupta lives on the ground floor of the house, while his son lives on the first floor. The police said the complainant reported that his daughter-in-law’s jewellery, which was kept in almirahs on the ground floor and the first floor of the house, had been stolen. The house is owned by Gupta and all three floors of the house are used by his family. The sources said the victim’s daughter-in-law had gone to Karnal on March 8 and she returned on April 8. It is suspected that the theft took place during this period. The police said while the complainant’s daughter-inlaw was away, the other family members were at home only. The police said there was neither a forced entry in the house and nor were the locks of the almirahs broken. Come April 15, water wastage to invite penalty Man found murdered in Sec 52 park, 1 held Appeal dismissed by court, man attempts suicide Tribune News Service Tribune News Service CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASE Chandigarh, April 10 The Municipal Corporation will start a challaning drive from the coming Sunday against wastage of potable water in the summer season. The drive, which will culminate on June 30, will invite a fine of Rs 2,000 (challan amount). Those misusing water in the morning hours (between 5.30 am and 9 am) will be penalised. MC officials said those found washing cars/bikes or lawns using a water pipe will be issued a challan for the first offence. Instead, water from a bucket can be used for the purpose. For the second violation, their water meters will be removed. While in the case of an overhead tank/pipe/cooler leakage, a warning notice will be served first. If the problem is continued on page 6 Chandigarh, April 10 The body of a 38-year-old man, with injury marks on the neck and other body parts, was found at a park in Sector 52. Police sources said information regarding a body lying at a park opposite Teen Colony was received around 6 am. The police rushed to the spot and found the victim, Dharmender, with injury marks on his neck. Blood was also coming out of the victim’s nose and mouth. The victim was rushed to the GMSH, Sector 16, where doctors declared him brought dead. Ram Kumar (23), a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, was arrested for the murder late in the evening. Inspector Naseeb Singh, SHO of the Sector 36 police station, said the victim used to suspect that the accused Tribune News Service Following a spurt in theft incidents in temples, the gold and silvery jewellery at the temple was replaced with artificial jewellery; otherwise the loss could have been heavy. Same timing in thefts In all, three temple thefts reported from the city, the miscreants struck between 1 am The priest shows an artificial crown similar to the ones stolen from the Sita Ram temple in Sector 19, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Recent temple theft incidents March 22: Three masked men entered the Sanatan Dharam January 8: Thieves broke into a temple in temple in Sector 16 and stole silver articles, including Sector 24 and made off with silver articles, ornaments, worth around ~5 lakh and around ~50,000. including ornaments with around ~12 lakh. 17-year-old maid kidnapped Police officials at the businessman’s house in Sector 42, Chandigarh, from where the theft was reported in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN The three servants at home — Anita, Komal and Pardeep — are under suspicion. The sources said Pardeep did not come for work on Tuesday. On getting information about the theft, UT SSP Jagdale Nilambari Vijay, SP (Operations) Ravi Kumar, DSP (Operations) Jaswinder Singh, DSP (South) Harjit Dharmender had an illicit relationship with his wife. The police are also probing the role of the victim’s wife in the murder. The sources said the victim, who was a resident of Sector 52, had left the house on Monday evening and did not return. The victim’s wife, Seema, called him several times. However, nobody took the call. The police said the victim’s purse and mobile were found at the spot. He is survived by his wife and two children. Kaur and a team of the crime branch visited the spot. A CFSL team also visited the spot. There are no CCTV cameras installed at the house. The police have collected the footage of cameras installed at nearby houses. The police have registered a case at the Sector 36 police station. Chandigarh, April 10 After a court dismissed his appeal in a cheque-bounce case and sent him to judicial custody, a city resident tried to slit his wrist while being taken to the lock-up. Arun Dhawan was sentenced to one-year imprisonment by a trial court in a cheque-bounce case involving Rs 4 lakh in 2016 against which he had filed an appeal. However, it was rejected by the court of Additional Sessions Judge on Tuesday. The court ordered the police to take him to the judicial lock-up located in the basement of the court complex. However, while the process of checking the documents, including the warrants, was on, Dhawan is said to have taken out a sharp continued on page 6 AMRIT disbands sale of ortho implants Manufacturers unwilling to supply these citing poor margins Mohit Khanna Poor sale to blame Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 10 Merely 10 months after its launch, the governmentowned AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) pharmacy has disbanded the sale of orthopaedic implants. Confirming the development, Dr Unnikrishnan, SM Associate Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Communications, HLL Lifecare Limited, said, “The manufacturers of orthopaedic implants are unwilling to supply the implants through AMRIT, citing reasons of unviability — low margins.” In June last year, Union Health Secretary CK Mishra had inaugurated the facility for providing orthopaedic Wise move by temple Chandigarh, April 10 While the UT police have failed to solve two recent temple theft incidents reported from the city, another theft at a temple in Sector 19 was reported on Monday night. Fortunately, the thieves, who were two in number, managed to steal artificial jewellery only. Vijay, the priest at the temple, said two miscreants entered the temple by scaling the front wall around 1.30 am. The accused managed to open the glass door of the temple and steal the jewellery. continued on page 6 ! One of the employees The AMRIT pharmacy at the PGI. A FILE PHOTO Lengthy process also a factor A medical expert said, “The AMRIT store does not directly deal with the sale of ortho implants. Patients visit the pharmacy with the doctor’s prescription and place an order for an implant. Pharmacy staff further place the order and the backend department of the pharmacy then arranges the implant. Who will wait for so long when it is easily available at medical stores in the Sector 11 market for a competitive price?” implants to patients at significantly reduced rates at the AMRIT pharmacy in Nehru Hospital. The facility was opened following complaints that agents selling working at the AMRIT pharmacy blamed poor sale for disbanding the facility. ! The employee said the record revealed a sale of merely two or three implants a month. ! Lack of awareness was also stated to be a major factor behind the decline in the sale of orthopaedic implants at the AMRIT pharmacy. ! People from various states visit the PGI for treatment. A majority of the patients and their attendants are not aware that these implants were available at the AMRIT pharmacy. ortho implants were fleecing poor patients at the PGI. continued on page 6 c m y b Mohali: The Nayagaon police on Tuesday registered a case against unidentified persons for allegedly kidnapping a 17year-old girl, who had gone missing from Nayagaon on Saturday (April 7) night. According to the police, the victim, a Nayagaon resident, works as a maid. The investigating officer, Jasbir Singh, said the minor girl had gone to the market at 8 pm on Saturday night, but did not return. The police said the victim called one of her family members on Monday night from an unknown number, saying that she had been kidnapped near PEC in Sector 12 by three Chandigarh-based youths. The police said the phone number, used to place the call, was traced to a firm in Cheeka, Haryana. The phone number was later found switched off. A police party was sent to the location, but no one was found at the spot. — TNS SNIPPETS OPD timings changed Chandigarh: The OPD of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, and its allied dispensaries, including AYUSH dispensaries, the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, the Civil Hospital, Sector 22, and the Civil Hospital, Sector 45, except the ESI, Sector 29, and the ESI, Sector 23, the UT Secretariat and the Punjab and Haryana High Court dispensaries will remain open from 8 am to 2 pm from April 16 to October 15. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Kaimbwala village
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