27072018-CT-01.qxd 7/27/2018 12:06 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 27 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Event goes awry Protest enters Day 2 Amandeep stays in hunt ‘Meet the Press’ programme at Punjabi Department of Panjab University goes awry. P2 In the mysterious death case of a man, kin continue their protest against the police. P5 Amandeep produces second successive sub-par card to finish a shot behind Neha in golf meet. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.5°C MIN 27.6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.20 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.39 AM Clash at PGGC-46, three students hurt Saluting the bravehearts Admissions still on, student poll-related violence begins Tribune News Service Cadets and students pay tributes to Kargil martyrs at a memorial at Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Thursday. MANOJ MAHAJAN High Court takes suo Victim sees threat, motu cognisance sent to Nari Niketan Morni gang rape: Puts Haryana on notice Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 26 Just about a week after the police registered a case regarding the alleged gang rape of a 21-year-old woman by more than 40 men in Morni, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday put the state of Haryana on notice after taking suo motu cognisance of the incident. Treating the matter as a petition interest litigation after going through newspaper reports on the incident, the Bench gave the counsel appearing for the state of Haryana the liberty to seek instructions before filing an affidavit within 10 days. The direction came after Haryana Assistant Advocate General Sharad Aggarwal, present in the court, accepted the notice on behalf of the state of Haryana. The police, so far, have arrested the “victim’s” husband. No less than nine other people have been arrested in the case. The woman was allegedly gangraped at a guest house in Kaimbwala village in Morni for three days by around 40 men between July 15 and 18. The matter is being investigated by a special investigation team of the Panchkula police. The woman, on the other hand, has claimed that her husband was being falsely implicated. Chandigarh, July 26 The Morni gang rape victim has been shifted to Nari Niketan here after she approached the court fearing for her safety. On Wednesday evening, the 21-year-old victim gave a handwritten application to a duty magistrate stating that she was being threatened at her house. She requested that she be moved to a safer place like Nari Niketan. The application was taken up on Thursday and was accepted by the court, soon after which she was shifted. According to the application, the victim claimed that after her husband’s arrest, she did not feel safe at her house as many unknown people were contacting her and she was receiving threats as well. It also said that she was being restrained and confined as police officials did not allow her to go out, meet anyone and had even switched off her mobile phone. The SHO of the Mani Majra police station, Rajinder Singh, was issued a notice on Wednesday night and was directed to visit the house of the victim. He was asked to ensure that no police officials harassed her and there was no threat to her life. The victim and her husband have claimed repeatedly that Sunny lured her by offering a job as a domestic help at his farmhouse but instead of taking her there, took her to a guesthouse, where over 40 people raped her. — TNS SEE ALSO P5 Chandigarh, July 26 Three students of Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 46, were seriously injured after two student parties clashed at the college on Thursday afternoon. While admissions are still on at colleges, parties have begun campaigning. An argument between members of the Student Organisation of India (SOI) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) escalated. At least 12 boys are said to have been involved in the clash near the college canteen of whom Ved Prakash, a BA-II student, Amandeep, a BA-I student, and Pradeep are reported to have been seriously injured. The injured students were taken to the Government Medical College and Hospi- Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 26 Residents of the city will have to pay more as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has imposed another cess of 10 paise per unit on electricity. The cess has been imposed on all categories of consumers — domestic as well as industrial. The General House of the MC approved the proposal 5-Judge Bench quizzes UT on coaching academy Tribune News Service Ajay Sharma (in white T-shirt), a Home Guards jawan, and the other accused (face covered) in police custody on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Another Home Guards jawan held with heroin Accomplice arrested too; 60 gm of drug seized Tribune News Service Mohali, July 26 Sleuths of the Mohali Special Task Force (STF) nabbed another Home Guards jawan of the Chandigarh Police along with another person after recovering 60 gm of heroin from their possession. The police also recovered a Verna car (CH 01 AQ 1476) from them. The accused have been identified as Navin Sood, a resident of Sector 11, Chandigarh, and Ajay Sharma of Sector 17, Chandigarh. “Ajay Kumar is serving as a Home Guards jawan in the UT police and is posted at the Sector 17 police station,” said Superintendent of Police Rajinder Singh Sohal here on Thursday. His accomplice, Navin Sood, works at a medical store in the Emergency of the PGI. “He also used to bring intoxicant drugs from the medical store and sell these to customers in the area. He is also a drug addict,” said the SP . Sohal said both accused were arrested from near Dara Studio in Phase 6 here following a tip-off. “They procured heroin from Delhi and sold it in the Mohali and Chandigarh areas,” said Sohal. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him at the STF police station in Phase 4 here. “Further investigations are on in the case,” said the SP The STF had ear. lier arrested a Chandigarh Police Home Guards jawan, Dharampal, along with his accomplice with 60 gm of heroin three days ago. Chandigarh, July 26 A five-Judge Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday questioned the Chandigarh Administration whether it had looked into the functioning of a coaching academy in the Haryana Civil Services (Judicial) paper leak case. Two of the accused in the case had taken coaching from the academy, run by a former judicial officer. At the very onset, the Bench of Chief Justice Krishna Murari, Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice Rajan Gupta, Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia and Justice Arun Palli asked counsel for the UT Administration Randeep Singh Rai whether the questions asked by the academy from the candidates were the same as the ones in the examination; and whether the director was the same person convicted and sentenced to three years in a corruption case. Responding to the query, senior advocate Rai, accompanied by counsel Gautam Dutt, replied in the affirmative, but told the Bench that nothing against him was found during the course of the investigation. Rai also submitted that they had gone through the The Bench asked counsel for the UT whether the questions asked by the academy from the candidates were the same as the ones in the examination, and whether the director was the same person who was sentenced in a corruption case. recordings of lectures, but found nothing amiss. Elaborating, Rai said the candidates recorded lectures for sharing these among themselves. In the process, another audio clip of conversation hovering around the scam was shared inadvertently. Rai also told the Bench that the second supplementary challan or the final investigation report was submitted before the trial court on July 19. Taking a note of the assertions, the Bench asked Rai to submit a fresh status report c m y b tal, Sector 32. Ved Prakash is still said to be in the hospital, while Pradeep’s parents took him to a private hospital in Mohali. However, till the filing of this report, the police had not registered an FIR. According to the police, they did not receive any complaint from any student nor from the college authorities. However, they have obtained the CCTV footage from the campus and will take action after identifying the accused. College Principal JK Sehgal claimed that the attackers were outsiders and not students of the college. continued on p5 Chandigarh, July 26 A local court on Thursday sentenced a 35-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping a five-year-old girl on the pretext of offering her a biscuit at his residence. Panchkula resident Rajesh was found guilty by the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Poonam R Joshi, which also directed him to pay a fine of Rs 2.25 lakh. He was found guilty under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 366 (kidnapping, abducting) of the IPC and Section 6 (penetrative sexual assault) of the POCSO Act. The convict was booked on a complaint of the victim’s father on December 25, 2017. continued on p5 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of the PU residential complex and Government School, Sector 25 Now, shell out more for electricity HCS (JUDICIAL) PAPER LEAK Saurabh Malik Two of the three injured under treatment at a hospital. Man gets life term for raping 5-yr-old on the developments since the submission of the previous status report. The Bench also gave the UT a week for the purpose. The case will now come up for hearing on August 1. The bail applications of three accused, including Registrar (Recruitment) Balwinder Sharma, will also be taken up on the same day. In her petition, Suman had earlier claimed that she was a candidate for the judicial services examination and had joined a private academy in Chandigarh to prepare for the preliminary examination in May 2017. Another candidate, Sushila, also joined the academy and they become friends. The petitioner added she requested Sushila for an audio recording of a lecture given by a particular teacher as she could not attend the coaching class. “Sushila inadvertently shared another audio recording in which she was talking to another woman Sunita, who was stating that she could get her appointed as a judicial officer for a sum of Rs 1.5 crore. Asked, Sushila disclosed that she had a friend, Sunita, a resident of Chandigarh, who managed to get candidates passed in the examination for a consideration,” the petitioner had alleged. After cow cess, MC imposes another cess of 10 paise per unit amid a protest from Congress councillors. KK Yadav, MC Commissioner, said the matter would be sent to the UT Administration and the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for approval. He said the MC would get around Rs 14 crore to Rs 17 crore annually from the cess. Yadav said the MC was spending a huge amount on streets lights on roads and parks. This is the second cess on electricity consumers as the MC had earlier imposed a cow cess of 2 paise per unit. With this, the residents will now have to pay a total cess of 12 paise per unit on electricity. Devinder Singh Babla, Leader of the Opposition in the MC, opposed the cess and said the rates of electricity had already been continued on p5 RELATED REPORTS ON P6
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