06072018-CT-01.qxd 7/6/2018 1:02 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 6 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH 8 down with diarrhoea ADC submits report Pataudi trophy Dera Bassi residents say sewage has entered water supply lines; Health Dept collects samples. P4 Mohali ADC submits inquiry report on allegations of irregularities in NOCs for digging basements. P5 Hosts Chandigarh register a 55-run win over Ambala in the opening match at Mahajan Cricket Ground. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.8°C MIN 24.2°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.28 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.27 AM UT to simplify policy for It was sand, not Safety first transfer of society flats mud, says report ATTACK ON FOREST OFFICIALS Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Ishrat S Banwait Chandigarh, July 5 In a relief to thousands of residents, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to simplify the policy for the transfer of flats of cooperative societies situated in southern sectors. Sources said various issues related to the transfer of flats were discussed at a high-level meeting of officers, chaired by UT Adviser Parimal Rai on Thursday. Finance Secretary Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi, MC Commissioner KK Yadav and officials of the Department of Cooperation attended the meeting. The sources said the policy was being simplified as the Administration had received various representations from members, who termed the current rules “cumbersome”. The decisions taken at the meeting would be implemented after getting the nod of UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore. Recently, the Registrar, Cooperative Society, had sought a clarification from the Administration over the transfer policy announced by Tribune News Service Don’t pay traffic cops on spot, tweets SSP Chandigarh, July 5 A few days after a video in which two traffic cops are seen taking biscuits and “namkeen” packets from an auto driver, who was supposedly stopped for a traffic violation, the UT SSP (Traffic) has posted guidelines for motorists on Twitter, asking them not to pay money to any traffic cop on the spot. A two-minute video, said to be around three years old, went viral last week. The two cops are seen taking biscuits and packets of “namkeen” and keeping them in the glove box of the scooter for not challaning the carriage auto. The matter is now under investigation. SSP (Traffic) Shashank Anand, through his Twitter post, has clearly mentioned that cash payment on the spot is not accepted and if someone asks for it, it is illegal. continued on p5 PUTA slams outsiders’ appointment The Panjab University Teachers’ Union has alleged that most of the demands made by departments were rejected citing paucity of funds, but some appointments of ‘outsiders’ have been made in the university in the past three years. P2 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 9 am to 2 pm: Parts of Motor Market, Morigate, Govindpura, Thakurdwara, Civil Hospital and Rama Market in Mani Majra Cases in which GPA was executed before SC’s 2011 order likely to be allowed it on February 5, 2016. The sources said the issues of transfer of flats of GPA holders and fixing the transfer fee were also discussed. Members were of the view that the transfer of flats could be allowed in cases where the GPA was executed before the order of the Supreme Court, issued on October 11, 2011, which termed the transaction illegal. Thousands of people are living in more than 10,000 flats of group housing societies in southern areas (Sector 48 to 51). The flats have been constructed on land allotted by the Chandigarh Housing Board. The flats of societies have been sold many times under the transfer policies notified by the Administration from time to time. The last transfer policy was announced in 2016. Under the procedure, sale/purchase was allowed on the basis of a conveyance deed, which had to be executed on the payment of the stamp duty at the prevailing collector rate and after getting a no-objection certificate from the society concerned. Mohali, July 5 A report submitted by the Public Works Department after testing samples taken from Seonk village where forest officials, including Block Forest Officer Devinder Singh, were recently attacked has confirmed that the trailer was, in fact, carrying sand and not mud. Samples were taken from the trailer as well as from the area where sand was mined by the accused. On June 18, forest officials were attacked by six youths, who were carrying sand, mined illegally. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal as well as the SHO of the Mullanpur police station, Bikramjit Singh, had claimed that it was not sand but mud, which was meant for personal use such as levelling of land. While the SSP later claimed that he never made such a statement, the SHO stood by his stand. The police had ruled out the involvement of the sand mafia, saying that the accused were locals involved in mining on a small scale to make some money. Following this, on June 26, Divisional Forest Officer Gura- manpreet Singh wrote to the Deputy Director of the research lab of the Border and Roads branch of the PWD to take samples and check whether the material was sand or mud. As per a report submitted by the department on July 3, the material recovered from the spot was 93 per cent sand. On July 1, Chandigarh Tribune had reported that the accused in the case had been booked for rioting and assault, but not for theft or illegal mining. The same day, Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot had directed the police to add these sections to the FIR. Mullanpur SHO Bikramjit Singh confirmed that the sections were added on Tuesday. He said Section 379 (theft) of the IPC and Section 21 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, had been added. Women try helmets at a shop in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Thursday as these are all set to be made mandatory for the fair sex too. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN P5 Forest officer still battling for life Tribune News Service Mohali, July 5 Block Forest Officer Devinder Singh, who was brutally attacked 17 days ago by six youths at Seonk village, is still fighting for his life at the PGI. A possible brain infection has marred his recovery and doctors have failed to diagnose it. Cultures were taken from his brain, but A possible brain infection has marred forest officer Devinder Singh’s recovery and doctors have failed to diagnose it. while doctors have ruled out meningitis, they are yet to confirm the exact problem. Devinder has not yet regained consciousness fully, but has come out of coma. He has undergone a skull surgery too and is also suffering from fever and chest infection. Devinder was at the naka when he, along with his colleagues, stopped a trailer full of sand, which was being followed by a car. The six youths, however, attacked the forest officials and Devinder was critically injured. 2 Africans, who organised 3 days on, vendor yet to be arrested parties to sell drugs, held People stopping animal welfare activists from feeding strays ATTACK ON RETD WING COMMANDER 1,450 bitten in 6 months Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 5 Three days have passed since a street vendor allegedly thrashed 76-year-old Wing Commander Jagjit Singh (retd) over feeding of stray dogs in Sector 7, but the police have not arrested the accused vendor yet. Volunteers of the Animal Welfare Association are claiming that people have now started objecting to feeding stray dogs. Sector 5 police station SHO Karamvir said the accused vendor had also received injuries and he was hospitalised. However, now he had been discharged and would be arrested once he was medically fit, he said. Wing Commandar Jagjit Singh said the police had only As many as 1,450 people have been bitten by dogs in Panchkula in the past six months. Around seven to 10 cases are being reported on a daily basis in Panchkula. Around three years ago, the Panchkula MC had conducted a census of stray dogs and their number was pegged at 3,500. <
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