05052018-CT-01.qxd 5/5/2018 12:14 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 5 MAY 2018 | CHANDIGARH PU forms probe panel MOH Bhatti relieved Tennis meet concludes PU forms a panel to look into an incident in which a man sneaked into a room at a girls’ hostel. P2 Days after UT issued his repatriation order, MC relieves PS Bhatti, a conroversial MOH. P7 Aditya Chauhan wins the U-14 boys’ title on final day of Roots-AITA Talent Series Tennis Championship. P8 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.6°C MIN 25.8°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.05 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.35 AM Way to go! Missing Mohali college girl found deadinin Bhakra canal 22-yr-old blames none ‘suicide note’ recovered by kin Tribune News Service With no space for construction of cycle tracks, the UT Administration has started earmarking lanes for cyclists on the road separating Sectors 7 and 8 in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Mohali, May 4 A week after a 22-year-old girl, a BCom student of Government College in Phase VI here, went missing, her body was recovered from the Bhakra canal at Bheora village in Rupnagar on Thursday night. Manpreet Kaur, a resident of Bhagwantpura village in Rupnagar, had gone to her college in Phase VI, Mohali, on April 27 but did not return home, following which her father Kulwant Manpreet Kaur Singh lodged a missing person’s complaint at the Phase VI police post. Police sources said prima facie, it seemed to be a case of suicide. Divers fished out the body from the canal and informed the police around 9 pm on Thursday. A purse, her bus pass, a passport size photograph and a notebook were found near the spot. ASI Dilbag Singh, incharge, Phase VI police post, said the victim’s family had recovered a suicide note allegedly written by her. The note addressed to the family reads: “Main apne shareer toh tang han. Iss layi mein jaa rhi haan (I am upset over my body. So, I am going).” The police said in the alleged suicide note, the victim pleaded forgiveness for her act and did not hold anyone responsible. According to the police, the post-mortem examination of the body was conducted on Friday. A police official said no injury marks were found on the body. The police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Live insect in meal: IRCTC By mid-2019, city airport to see unrestricted operations IAF undertaking told to cough up ~10,000 three-phase plan to Vijay Mohan Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 4 For ‘serving’ a live insect in a vegetarian meal, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Limited has been penalised by the district consumer forum here. Acting on the complaint of a city resident, the forum has directed the IRCTC to refund the cost of the meal and pay Rs 10,000 as fine. The complainant, Shalini Jain of Sector 21 here, had stated that she, along with her two sons, was travelling from Chandigarh to New Delhi on July 3, 2016, by Kalka-Shatabdi Express. The fare of the Serious lapse, kids deprived of meal: Judgment This is ❝the partaofserious lapse on the catering officials, especially the supervisor who miserably failed to supervise the preparation and service of food to the passengers. The complainant could not eat the meal she was served and suffered a lot. Even her kids were deprived of meal during the journey. CONSUMER FORUM ❞ journey was Rs 1,861, including Rs 270 as catering charges for vegetarian meals to be served during the travel. As the meals were served, she took the first morsel and noticed a live insect moving inside the food pack. She immediately brought it to the notice of the catering staff, who failed to give a continued on page 8 Chandigarh, May 4 The Indian Air Force (IAF) is executing a three-phase plan to upgrade operational facilities at the Chandigarh airport that includes installation of better navigational aids and a restructured runway. The plan, expected to complete by mid-2019, would permit unre- upgrade airfield stricted day and night operations by all categories of aircraft from this defence airfield that is also increasingly used by civilian operators. The first phase, which is under way, involves improvement of 7,200 feet of bitumen surface of the runway by laying eight separate layers of dense asphaltic concrete. This activity is presently being undertaken at night and on Sundays and is expected to be complete this month, after which longer day operating hours will be available for Purse snatched flights operations. The runway will be closed from May 12-31 for laying the top layer of the bitumen surface. While there will be no civilian flights during this period, IAF aircraft will be relocated to alternative airbases in the region to continue their operational tasks. Chandigarh primarily houses transport aircraft responsi- ble for air maintenance of the northern sector and other communication duties. The runway was due for repair and enhancement in 2014. The improvement plan involved extension and strengthening of the runway and other operating surfaces to accommodate sustained operations by bigger and continued on page 8 DEVELOPER WITH RERA REGISTERED PROJECTS www.rera.punjab.gov.in CHANDIGARH: An Activa-borne miscreant snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 32 here on Friday night. The victim, a resident of Sector 32, stated that the purse contained ~10,000 and some important documents. An investigation into the incident has been initiated at the Sector 34 police station. TNS College student among two held with heroin THE REAL ESTATE BOUTIQUE Tribune News Service Mohali, May 4 The local unit of Special Task Force (STF) on Thursday arrested two youths, including a college student, with 160 gram of heroin. SP Rajinder Singh Sohal said the accused have been identified as Nishikant, a resident of Phase IV, Mohali, and Chirag Sood, a Shimla native studying in fifth semester of the Bachelor in Tourism Administration course. Acting on a tip-off, the STF sleuths laid a naka at the Airport chowk on Thursday night. A silver Maruti Swift car (HP 03C 4623) was stopped at the naka in which the accused were travelling. The sleuths recovered 100 gram of heroin from Nishikant and 60 gram of the narcotic from Sood’s possession. STF officials said both were addicts and had procured heroin from a Nigerian based in Delhi to supply it in the region. A case has been registered against the accused under the NDPS Act at the STF police station in Phase IV . 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