01062018-CT-01.qxd 6/1/2018 1:04 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 1 JUNE 2018 | CHANDIGARH Book bank set up IT City housing scheme Jagmeet in final Physics Department of Panjab University sets up a book bank for research scholars. P2 Women, senior citizens to grab 736 of 753 residential plots offered for allotment in IT City. P6 Jagmeet sets up the title clash with Sarah Dev in CLTA-AITA super series tennis meet. P5 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39.6°C MIN 30.2°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.19 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.22 AM From today, pay ~70 toll for journey to Patiala The two NHAI toll plazas on the four-laned ZirakpurPatiala road, at Azizpur village near Zirakpur and Dhareri Jatan in Patiala, will become operational on Friday. The project has been executed by Centrodorstroy India Private Limited at a cost of ~600 crore. It was started in September 2015 and was initially scheduled to complete in March last year. The widened highway will reduced the travel time between Chandigarh and Patiala by 30 minutes. PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Rate chart Vehicle One-way Return travel trip Four-wheelers/autos ~70 ~110 Light commercial vehicles ~110 ~170 Bus/trucks ~235 ~355 Three-axle vehicle ~255 ~385 Heavy construction machinery ~360 ~545 Oversized vehicles ~440 ~665 MONTHLY CARD Owners of private vehicles plying within 20 km from toll plaza can get a monthly card for ~255 for unlimited number of trips, subject to annual revisions. 40-yr-old man held for daughter’s rape Tribune News Service Mohali, May 31 A 40-year-old man has been arrested for raping his daughter at least a dozen times in the past four years. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, the accused lives at Jagatpura village here with his wife and three children. The victim, a 17-year-old, is his eldest daughter. The case came to light when the victim shared her ordeal with her friend. The accused, a daily wager, was produced in a court on Thursday, which sent him to judicial custody. Sohana SHO Manjit Singh said the victim and the accused have been medically examined, which confirmed the crime. The victim’s statement was recorded in the court under Section 164 of the CrPC on Thursday. As per the information, she was constantly threatened and beaten up by her father and thus, she did not tell anyone about her being violated for all these years. She was 13 when her father first raped her. No one was home then. On Wednesday, the victim met a friend of hers and told her about the same in confidence that she would not talk about it with anyone. However, the friend went ahead and continued on page 6 800 TGTs, JBT teachers sacked Tribunal stays 344 teachers’ dismissal, seeks UT reply PAPER LEAK FALLOUT: Relieving orders issued on last day of month to avoid disruption Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 31 The UT Education Department on Thursday sent back about 800 trained graduate teachers (TGTs), junior basic training (JBT) teachers and nursery teacher training (NTT) teachers home as their recruitment process in 2015 was found “vitiated”. The department worked till late on Wednesday night and typed the reliving orders of all. As soon as the officials reached the office on Thursday, they were instructed to make heads and principals to deliver the relieving orders. The orders were delivered at the residences of those who did not come to their institutions. WHAT NEXT ■ The Education Department has decided that a fresh written test would be held for all those who had applied for the posts. The eligibility conditions would remain unchanged. A notice in this regard would be issued in newspapers. ■ The order issued by the Director School Education added that in the eventuality of selection in written test, which is “There are some who haven’t taken the orders and created a hue and cry. We would send them the orders through speed post or registered mail,” said District Education Officer Anujit Kaur. The date of sacking was specifically chosen as the last working day to avoid any disruption. to be conducted afresh, the claim of counting past service rendered consequent to selection earlier would be considered. ■ Dr Sarabjeet Singh, a TGT posted at a school in Maloya and among those sacked, said, “As per the terms and conditions of the service, we were to be issued a one-month notice. The action was taken against us without giving us a hearing.” Taking to Chandigarh Tribune, Education Secretary BL Sharma said, “Many among those sacked are backdoor entrants. There was a largescale leakage of question papers. The paper was leaked 20 days prior to the exam. They got unlawful advantage. The whole process of recruit- RAPIST TUTOR AMONG THOSE DISMISSED Among the sacked is Raj Kamal, a science teacher at Government High School in Ram Darbar Colony who is in judicial custody for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. The boy used to take tuitions from her. ment has got vitiated.” In October and November of 2014, the posts were advertised while in February 2015, the written tests were conducted. The lists of selected candidates were released in July 2015 and in August that year, the appointment orders were issued. Boy who killed girl in P’kula village dies Tribune News Service Panchkula, May 31 A day after a 15-year-old girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Nada village here, the 19year-old boy, who was found lying unconscious near the body, also died at the General Hospital in Sector 6 here on Thursday. A day before, the Panchkula police had booked Mukesh Kumar, the deceased, for the murder of the girl, Sahiba, after her parents lodged a complaint. The girl had injury marks on her neck and wrist. According to the police, Mukesh, who had consumed some poisonous substance, was admitted to the hospital where he died in the wee hours of Thursday. It is learnt that Sahiba’s parents wanted to take her back to their native place in Uttar Pradesh and had gone to book the tickets. Finding her alone at home, Mukesh went to meet her. The accused had also cut his wrist after allegedly killing her. Sahiba’s parents returned home only to find her dead. The boy was lying unconscious. The boy and the girl used to live in the same locality in Nada village. Woman’s purse snatched Chandigarh, May 31 A motorcycle-borne miscreant sped away after snatching a purse from a woman in Sector 32 here on Thursday night. Sources said the incident took place at around 10 pm. The purse ROAD CLOSED Chandigarh: Due to shifting of water supply/sewer line, the road near the railway crossing, Pipliwala town, leading to duplex houses/waterworks at Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra will remain closed from June 2 to 6. contained around Rs 2,000 in cash and some important documents. The police rushed to the spot on getting the information. An investigation has been initiated at the Sector 34 police station. —TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 7 am to 11 am: JP garbage processing plant, Sector 25 6 am to 10 am: Parts of Bapu Dham Colony and Police Colony in Sector 26, Industrial Area, Phase-1, Kala Gram, Railway Colony, Sleeper Factory and Vikas Nagar in Mani Majra c m y b How matter came to light Tribune News Service The Director Vigilance, Punjab, had made a complaint on July 29, 2016, regarding leakage of question paper. On the basis of it, the UT police registered a case on July 29, 2016, for criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal conspiracy and also the Prevention of Corruption Act. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted to carry out a detailed investigation into the matter. The then Education Secretary had ordered that probation period of these teachers would not be cleared till the investigation was pending. The then SP (Operation), SIT, Chandigarh, submitted a status report on November continued on page 6 Chandigarh, May 31 The Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Thursday ordered a stay on the sacking of 344 trained graduate teachers (TGTs) and junior basic training (JBT) teachers employed with the UT Education Department. Three cases were filed by a total of 344 teachers and CAT ordered stay in each of them till July 5. The Education Department, UT, has been directed to file a reply by this date. The department had terminated the services of these teachers following a high-profile paper leak scam. As per the plea, the UT Administration had, in 2014, advertised for the recruitment of JBT teachers on regular basis. Later, recruitment of TGTs was advertised. The exams for these posts were held in 2015. As per the appointment order issued in 2017, the applicants were not regularised after the promised two-year period as the FIR registered in 2016 in the paper leak scam was pending. They had alleged that the Administration order was illegal and arbitrary as they have not conducted a proper inquiry as per law. On July 29, 2016, the UT police registered an FIR in the alleged leak of question papers of teacher recruitment exams held at Panjab University in January and February 2015 to recruit as many as 1,150 JBT teachers, TGTs and nursery training teachers (NTTs). The case was registered following a complaint received from the Punjab Vigilance Department. The UT police later formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau had unearthed the scam with the arrest of Dinesh Yadav and had written to the UT Education Secretary and the IGP to register a case in this connection. Mithilesh Pandey, alias Guruji, is said to be the mastermind of the scam. The Vigilance Bureau had stated that at least 19 candidates had access to the leaked question paper.
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