17042018-CT-01.qxd 4/17/2018 1:12 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 17 APRIL 2018 | CHANDIGARH Thieves strike at bank Hi-tech ambulances Anjum gets warm welcome Thieves enter PNB branch in Dera Bassi by drilling a wall, decamp with monitors and CCTVs. P4 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh flags off nine hi-tech ambulances in Mohali. P5 CWG silver medallist shooter Anjum received with tears of joys by her family members. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.2°C MIN 21.8°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.51 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.33 AM Kin, villagers hold up traffic Want those behind gangster Bhupesh Rana’s killing arrested immediately Supremacy battle behind the killing Tribune News Service Stephan Speeding truck kills youth Tribune News Service Panchkula, April 16 A speeding truck killed a 29year-old youth on the PinjoreNalagarh national highway. The deceased has been identified as Stephan, a resident of Pinjore. The truck, which was coming from Baddi to Pinjore, hit three vehicles, including a motorcycle, which was being ridden by Stephan, near Gorakhnath village on Saturday night. The police said Stephan, along with another injured Avinash, was taken to the PGI, where doctors declared him brought dead. The body was handed over to the family after a postmortem. The police have registered an FIR against the truck driver, who fled from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 7A&B 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 47 MOHALI 10 am to 5 pm: Parts of Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5, Phase 6 and Phase 7 (industrial/residential/commer cial), Green Enclave, Daun, Badmajra, TDI, Desumajra, Ballomajra, Bariali, Balongi, Jhampur, Thaska and nearby areas Panchkula, April 16 Family members of gangster Bhupesh Rana (27), who was shot dead at Barwala on Monday morning, along with his friends and villagers, blocked the Panchkula-Barwala road for nearly three hours. The protesters kept the body in a Canter and staged a protest. They were demanding that the Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, should come and issue directions to the police to arrest the attackers as soon as possible. Rana’s father Ram Pal Rana told ACP (Crime) Adarshdeep Singh that his son recently suspected an attack on him and had given the names of Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupi Rana, a resident of Handesra in Mohali who heads the Bhupi Rana gang, Gaurav Rana, a resident of Barwala, Sahil Rana of Ambala, Ashok, alias Shonky, and Rinku of Ambala, all members of the Bhupi Rana gang, to the Barwala police post in-charge, but to no avail. Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta reached the spot to pacify the protesters. Later, on an assurance of senior police officials and district administration officials, the family ended the protest. Police post in-charge sent to Police Lines As the victim’s family members alleged that the Barwala police post in-charge, Ram Mehar, did not act on their complaint about a possible attack, the Panchkula police sent the police post in-charge to the Police Lines. Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service People gather near the spot where Bhupesh Rana was murdered at Barwala on Monday; and (below) family members mourn his death. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR Four bullet shells recovered Attackers’ car had Hry number The police recovered four bullet shells from the spot. The attackers first fired on Bhupesh Rana’s white Alto car, and when he tried to run for his life, they fired on his leg, chest and head. The police said at least five to seven bullets were pumped into Bhupesh Rana’s body. Bhupesh Rana’s friend Prince, who was with him, told the police that a Swift car (HR 06 AJ 2106) arrived and Bhupi, Gaurav, Sahil, Ashok and Rinku fired at Bhupesh Rana, with their pistols and murdered him. Prince ran towards a nearby primary school and saved his life. Will nab killers soon: Police Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla said they would catch the killers soon. Brother lodges FIR On a complaint of Prateek Kumar, younger brother of Bhupesh Rana, the police lodged an FIR under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and under the Arms Act against five people, all members of the Bhupi Rana gang, at the Chandimandir police station. School staff helped victim’s friend As the gunshots were fired at Bhupesh Rana, there was panic in a nearby primary school where Bhupesh’s friend took shelter to save his life. The school staff, including teachers and the principal, helped Neeraj, a friend of Bhupesh Rana, by hiding him in a classroom. After the firing incident, when the school staff came out, they found a woman lying unconscious because of witnessing the firing incident. She was later helped by the villagers. House proposes, Commissioner disposes PARKING FEE HIKE:Yadav refuses rollback, says will send recommendation to Secy, Local Govt Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Councillor Gurbax Rawat speaks during a House meeting at the MC building, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. NITIN MITTAL Chandigarh, April 16 Despite much hullaballoo over the hike in parking rates and a 90-page F&CC inspection report pointing out a number of violations in parking lots, no rates could be rolled back during the monthly general house meeting here on Monday as MC Commissioner Jitender Yadav refused to do so citing the MoU signed with the company. However, the House, on its part, unanimously resolved that the hike in the parking rates be immediately rolled back and the parking firm be served a termination notice over the violations. To this, the Commissioner said he would send the recommendations of the House to the Secretary, Local Government, i.e. the Home Secretary, with whom the final authority wrests. MoU is Bible for us: MC Jt Commissioner MC Joint Commissioner TS Saini said the MoU signed with the company was like a Bible for them. “We cannot go beyond what is written in it,” he said, adding that the MoU stated that the prices were to be revised from April 1. On this, the Mayor and councillors reminded him that legally both parties were bound to follow the MoU. They told him that in the event of violations, the contract could be terminated. “The House has resolved to terminate the contract and we will get it terminated and provide relief to city residents,” said Mayor Davesh Moudgil. Earlier, former Mayor and councillor Raj Bala Malik, who was the chairperson of a committee formed by the Mayor to inspect paid parking lots, tabled its 90-page report highlighting a series of violations in the “smart parking lots”. She tore into the officials for doubling the parking rates twice within four months despite a number of discrepancies in the lots. No marked space for vehicles, boom barriers, attendant at the mandated 50-metre area, staff uniform, many non-functional CCTV cameras and issues with digital boards were among the many violations at parking lots she listed in the House. Congress councillor Gurbax Rawat, who was part of the inspection team, said, “It is surprising to see that the socalled smart lots are using ropes instead of the mandated chains in the parking space. Smart papers are being used instead of smart pass cards. Secondly, they have illegally converted road berms and the back lanes of showrooms into continued on page 6 CHB to launch housing scheme in Sec 53 Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service SPARK IN NEEDLE CUTTER LED TO FIRE AT PGI PGI GETS ~1.5CR FOR CLEANLINESS PAGE 4 Chandigarh, April 16 After a gap of two years, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is all set to launch a housing scheme for residents. Over 500 flats of different categories will be constructed in Sector 53 under the scheme. Sources said the agenda for administrative approval for the scheme would come up Over 500 flats of different categories to be built at a board meeting on Tuesday. The board has already earmarked the land, approximately 8 acres, for the flats, to be constructed with a modern design. The sources said for the first time, two level basement parkings had been planned in two and threebedrooms flats while one basement parking would be provided for one-bedroom flats. An officer said the board had already appointed a consultant for seeking environment clearance for the project. He said the scheme was likely to be launched in two months after getting the c m y b environment clearance. This time, the scheme will be launched at a bigger level and will have more houses of different categories in comparison to the scheme launched in April 2016. Under the scheme, there is a plan to construct 80 EWS flats, 120 one-bedroom flats, 100 two-bedroom flats and 200 three-bedroom flats. continued on page 6 Panchkula, April 16 Bhupesh Rana (27) was murdered because of a gang war in this region between the Bhupi Rana gang and the Monu Rana gang. The Bhupi Rana gang is headed by Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhupi Rana, of Mohali, whereas the Monu Rana gang is headed by Shamsher Singh, alias Monu Rana, of Ambala. A number of clashes have been reported between both gangs in their battle for supremacy to show their control in Ambala, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Karnal and Kurukshetra districts. According to the police, Bhupesh Rana, who was a member of the Monu Rana gang, was murdered by the Bhupi Rana gang probably to take revenge of Mustak’s murder. Bhupi Rana gang’s key member Mustak, a resident of Zirakpur, was allegedly murdered by Bhupesh Rana and other members of the Monu Rana gang on August 7, 2014, the police said. A senior official of the Panchkula police said in 2014, both gangs had reached a compromise. However, later when the Monu Rana gang headed towards Ambala, members of the Bhupi Rana gang had chased them. Members of both gangs again had an encounter at Barara village. Members of the Monu continued on page 4 Son in arms, woman jumps into canal Pavneet Singh Chadha Tribune News Service Mohali, April 16 A Mohali woman, in her late thirties, was rescued after she jumped into a canal in Ropar with her six-year-old son on Sunday afternoon. Police sources said the boy, Harsimrat Singh Tiwana, a Class I student at Doon International School, was feared dead after he was swept away by the current. An intensive search operation has been initiated to trace the boy. According to the police, the incident occurred at 3 pm on Sunday when Kirandeep Kaur, a Sector 69 resident, went to her parents’ house in Pathreri Jattan village, Ropar, along with her son on a scooter. After parking the vehicle, she went near the canal and jumped into it with her son in her arms. The police said some youths of a nearby village managed to rescue the woman, but the boy was swept away and possibly drowned. SHO Sukhbir Singh of the Bhagwant Pur police station, Ropar, said the woman in her statement to the police said that she took the step because of a marital discord. “A case has been registered against her under Sections 302 (murder) and 309 (attempt to suicide) of the IPC,” said the SHO. The police said a search operation had been initiated and divers in the area had been alerted. “The canal flows toward Sirhind, before splitting into two sides to Rajpura and Khanauri,” a police official said. Rescued; six-year-old boy feared dead Harsimrat Singh Tiwana, who is feared drowned. Dreams shattered More than 24 hours after the incident, at their house in Sector 69, the boy’s grandfather, BS Tiwana, was hoping at the faint possibility that the boy may have been saved by some miracle. “I dread to imagine his last moments before the jump. He must have wailed, begging his mother that he did not want to die,” he said. The family said their daughter-inlaw told them that she was going to the Phase IX market to purchase a tooth brush and some household supplies. “Little did we know that we would be seeing our grandson for the last time,” said a kin. BS Tiwana said Simrat (as he was fondly called) was an intelligent boy who wanted to become a scientist or a pilot. Kirandeep Kaur had married Varinder Singh, a PSEB employee, in 2009. The family said the boy’s father had gone with the police to the canal to trace him. The accused was produced in court after a medical examination and sent to judicial custody.
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