09082018-CT-01.qxd 8/9/2018 1:12 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 9 AUGUST 2018 | CHANDIGARH Another dengue case Tributes paid Ajay stuns Yuvraj A Zirakpur resident, who was undergoing treatment for fever, tests positive for dengue, recovers. P4 Tributes paid to Major Sandeep Shankla and Sepoy Swarn Singh at memorial in Panchkula. P4 Ajay of Haryana stuns sixth seed local contender Yuvraj Singh in straight sets in tennis meet. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C MIN 26.3°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.10 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.47 AM IPS officer Deshraj held guilty of graft Was caught taking ~1 lakh from SHO; quantum of sentence tomorrow Tribune News Service Had demanded ~2 lakh Chandigarh, August 8 Six years after he was caught taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from an SHO, Deshraj Singh, an IPS officer, was held guilty by a special court here on Wednesday. Deshraj, who was then SP (City), has been found guilty under Section 7 and Section 13 (2) read with Section 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The court will pronounce the quantum of the sentence on Friday. The 2008-batch IPS officer had allegedly demanded Rs 2 lakh from the then SHO of the Sector 26 police station, Anokh Singh, for “taking Timeline A 2008-batch IPS officer, Deshraj had allegedly demanded ~2 lakh from the then SHO of the Sector 26 police station, Anokh Singh, for “taking care” of an inquiry that Deshraj had initiated against him. However, Anokh contacted the CBI, which laid a trap and nabbed Deshraj soon after he took ~1 lakh. Oct 18, 2012: CBI lays trap, arrests Deshraj while taking a bribe of ~1 lakh Dec 12, 2012: Deshraj gets bail July 5, 2013: CBI receives prosecution sanction from Union Home Ministry to try Deshraj July 7, 2013: CBI files chargesheet Oct 14, 2013: Charges framed Feb 14, 2014: Complainant Anokh Singh testifies against Deshraj Aug 8, 2018: Deshraj Singh held guilty by court care” of an inquiry that Deshraj had initiated against him. Anokh Singh contacted the CBI, which laid a trap and nabbed Deshraj soon after he took the money. The inquiry against Anokh Singh was opened for dereliction of duty and insubordination. According to the CBI chargesheet, Deshraj had then called Anokh Singh and demanded a bribe of Rs 2 lakh. Deshraj had said he would “twist his statement” and prevent action against the SHO. In his final defence in the court, Deshraj took two pleas. One was that he never took the money and Anokh had kept it 70 complaints of card cloning in city Tribune News Service The police inspect the site of the roof collapse at Burail, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Four injured in roof collapse at Burail Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 Four persons were injured after the roof of a house collapsed at Burail village on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place around 12.15 pm when a portion of the roof suddenly collapsed, said Iqwal Singh, an eyewitness. He said four persons — Mujaffar, Mansab, Jubair and Raja — were working in the kitchen when the roof collapsed. He raised the alarm following which people residing in nearby houses came and called up the police and the fire and emer- gency services. Firemen reached the spot on mobikes. The trapped persons were rescued by the firemen and neighbours. Iqwal Singh said all injured were taken to a nearby dispensary. A team of the MC later removed the boundary wall of the house. Mahesh, owner of the house, said they had planned to repair the roof and had told the occupants to move out three days ago, but due to rain, the repair work got delayed. The roof collapsed due to rain that resulted in seepage. The injured persons were preparing food for a shop in Sector 35. SEE ALSO P3 Chandigarh, August 8 The UT police have witnessed close to 70 complaints of card cloning this year in which people using ATMs lost their hard-earned money. The complaints are under investigation with the cyber cell of the UT police. In two recent incidents, ATM cloning devices were recovered from two Canara Bank ATMs in the city. A skimming device and a camera were installed in the ATM to clone the ATM card and capture the PIN. The police are clueless about the accused who installed the cloning devices. On an average, the police get 10 complaints of card cloning every month. The police said in all cases, money was withdrawn from the bank accounts of people while the ATM cards were with them. Rashmi Yadav, DSP Cyber , Cell, said complaints of card cloning were frequently received from the city. The success rate of the UT police in cracking the card-cloning Hide keyboard while entering PIN users should ❝ATMthat they hide ensure the keyboard with their hand while using the password so that it is not visible to anyone. ❞ RASHMI YADAV, DSP, Cyber Cell Advisory ■ Prefer to visit ATMs which are not at an isolated place; rather visit ATMs which are in banks or outside banks ■ Always hide the keypad with your hand while entering the PIN ■ Check the ATM before using it to ensure there are no cloning devices installed ■ Never allow anyone to stand inside the ATM booth while using the service cases is not too impressive as in a majority of the complaints, the accused have not even been identified. at his house while he had gone to the other room. CBI counsel KP Singh questioned as to why the CFSL report proved that his hands had touched the bribe money, which were smeared with phenolphtalein powder. (Deshraj’s fingers were dipped in a colourless solution, which turned pink; it is possible only after coming in contact with phenolphthalein powder). The second defence taken by Deshraj was that Anokh Singh had come to meet him regarding another inquiry which was on against a constable. However, the CBI had questioned as to why an SHO would come to discuss or pay bribe for someone else. Mohali, August 8 A 55-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a speeding car at Phase 11 here on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Shashi Gupta from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. She was on her way to a private hospital for kidney treatment when the incident occurred. private hospital The police have arrested Gursimran Singh from Shivalik Enclave, Mani Majra, who was driving the car. According to the police, the victim, along with her husband Parkash Gupta, was crossing the road separating Phase 10 and 11 after alight- Graft case: SI was held in Oct last year for taking ~2 lakh Chandigarh, August 8 In a bribe case in which SubInspector (SI) Mohan Singh was arrested, the CBI has told the court that it has not found any “clear evidence” against Inspector Jaswinder Kaur. SI Mohan Singh was arrested in October last year for taking a bribe of Rs 2 lakh. The CBI had also questioned the then SHO of the Sector 31 police station, Jaswinder Kaur, for her alleged involvement in the matter. The status report submitted on Wednesday includes some evidence related to the case and does not give a clean chit to the inspector. The report has Consumer panel stays warrants Tribune News Service Mohali, August 8 Complaints regarding ATM, credit and debit card frauds continue to pour in at the Punjab state cyber crime police station from the Mohali area here. On Wednesday, officials of the cyber cell received two more complaints of fraud. While Prem Thukral from Sector 125, Mohali, lost Rs 20,000 to fraudsters, the other victim from Zirakpur lost Rs 25,000. Confirming the development, Inspector Samarpal Singh, SHO of the police station, said an investigation had been initiated into the fresh cases. He said the police had got clues in the recent fraud cases and soon, the miscreants would be behind the bars. “So far, nearly 20 victims from the Mohali area have lost a total of around Rs 25 lakh to these fraudsters,” said DSP (Cyber) Balwinder Singh. The DSP said around five complaints of ATM, credit and debit card frauds were being received daily at the police station for the past around 10 days. continued on p6 The Punjab Roadways bus and the motorcycle that collided head-on near Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi. TRIBUNE PHOTO Man killed, son hurt in bus-bike collision Our Correspondent Dera Bassi, August 8 A 50-year-old man was killed while his son sustained injuries when the mobike they were riding on collided head-on with a Punjab Roadways bus near Jawaharpur village in Dera Bassi here on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Joginder Singh and his injured son as Ankush, residents of Ber Kheri village in 15-yr-old victim turns hostile; had delivered dead child; other accused facing trial Chandigarh, August 8 A local court has acquitted a 45-year-old man, who was arrested on a charge of raping his minor daughter. The 15year-old victim turned hostile in the court and changed her statement, which led to the acquittal of the accused. There are two accused in this case; the other is a 17-year-old friend of the victim, whose trial is on. On May 16, 2018, both accused were booked by police on a complaint of the mother of the victim. According to the complaint, the police received a call from a hospital that a 15-year-old had given birth to a dead child. The mother told the police that her daughter complained of stomach ache and when she was taken to the hospital, she delivered a baby. She, however, asked the police to register a case against unknown persons. The victim recorded her statement in front of a magistrate under Section 164 of the the CrPC. The police then arrested both accused. However, the DNA sample of the father did not match with that of the dead child ing from a train at the Mohali railway station. “She came for her treatment to a private hospital here,” said the police. After being hit, the victim fell unconscious. She was taken to the Mohali Civil Hospital, Phase 6, where she was declared brought dead. The police have registered a case against Gursimran Singh at the Phase 11 police station. New Delhi, August 8 At least 20 head of cattle were killed on Wednesday after they were hit by a speeding Kalka Shatabdi near Narela in northwest Delhi, affecting the movement of trains in the region, the Northern Railway said. The cattle were crossing the tracks between Holambi Kalan and Narela when the 12005 New Delhi-Kalka c m y b Shatabdi Express hit 20 of them “at full speed” around 5.44 pm. “Railway personnel present there cleared the tracks. It was horrific. In fact, the impact was such that there was a minor damage to the tracks as well. The train left the accident site around 7 pm,” a spokesperson for the Northern Railway said. — PTI Jaswinder Kaur be dismissed. In October last year, the complainant, Prem Bisht, had alleged that the SI, who was the investigating officer in an attempt-to-murder case, allegedly demanded Rs 9 lakh to drop the names of three of his employees from the FIR. The CBI started recording the phone calls between him and the accused. The CBI laid a trap near the police station on October 24 and the SI was caught red-handed. Bisht had stated that he was told that Rs 8 lakh was meant for the SHO. Jaswinder Kaur was transferred to the Police Lines with immediate effect. — TNS BRIEFLY Father acquitted of rape charge Tribune News Service also been sent to the police recommending her dismissal. The next hearing is scheduled for August 17 when the court will take up the report. The report says that the CBI has not found enough evidence to chargesheet the inspector. However, the complaint in the case had mentioned that call records suggested that Jaswinder Kaur had directed the SI to take the money. The report includes CCTV footage of the trap and call records of the SI and the SHO. The report adds that major penalty on the inspector has already been recommended. It has now recommended that 2 more fall prey in Mohali area Kidney patient from UP hit by car, dies Shatabdi mows down 20 head of cattle Was on way to a Tribune News Service No ‘clear evidence’ against inspector, CBI tells court and on Wednesday, the girl turned hostile. Defence counsel Inderjit Bassi argued that the father was falsely implicated. During the trial, the victim stated that her father had not made any physical relations with her at any point of time. She stated that she mentioned her father’s name to the police as her father had thrashed her and she was angry. Vendor hurt as SUV hits rehri, 2 cars P4 Naraingarh tehsil, Haryana. According to the police, the incident occurred around noon when the father-son duo was coming towards Jawaharpur village from the Ambala side on their bike to meet one of their relatives residing here. Joginder Singh died on the spot, while Ankush was rushed to the PGI. It has been learnt that the bus driver applied brakes, but could not avert the mishap. Mohali: The Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has stayed bailable warrants against GMADA senior officials after the department issued a cheque for Rs 10,000 in favour of an applicant, Group Captain Bhupinder Singh here. Earlier, the warrants were issued by the commission against the GMADA Chief Administrator and the Estate Officer (Housing) for non-compliance of its previous order relating to the issuance of completion and possession certificates to allottees of Purab Premium Apartments. 27 caught gambling at Shivalikview As many as 27 persons were nabbed by the UT police while gambling at Hotel Shivalikview in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on the intervening night of August 7 and 8. The police also recovered Rs 16.40 lakh from the accused during the raid. The police said they had secret information about the gambling going on in room number 401 of the hotel. P3 2 drug peddlers held with 290-gm heroin Pistol, ~2.05 lakh drug money seized Mohali, August 8 Sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, arrested two drug peddlers with 290 gm of heroin, a country-made pistol, eight cartridges, Rs 2.05 lakh drug money and a Safari SUV from Verka Chowk here. The accused have been identified as Raj Kumar, alias Raja, and Manpreet Singh, alias Manna, both residents of Goraya. Superintendent of Police, STF, Rajinder Singh Sohal said the accused were arrested on a tip-off. “They were on their way to supply drugs to their customers here when they were nabbed,” said the SP According to . him, they used to purchase drugs from Delhi at Rs 1,000 per gm and sell the same quantity for Rs 2,800 here. “Raja’s brother Ashwini Kumar is lodged in Tihar Jail in a drug case. Raja got the pistol and cartridges from his brother when he came out of the jail on parole recently. A The accused (faces covered) being produced in the District Courts, Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO case under Section 452 of the IPC has been registered against Raja at Phillaur,” said the police. Earlier, Raja was running a gym, but now he was running an immigration consultancy office in the Ludhiana area. Manna was running a mobile repair shop at his native place. Both accused have been sent them on twoday remand. — TNS
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