15082018-CT-01.qxd 8/15/2018 12:50 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 15 AUGUST 2018 | CHANDIGARH Teachers hold protest Dark streets Rishi logs win Teachers of government schools wear black clothes to protest increase in school timings. P4 Defunct street lights on Chandigarh-Ambala stretch near Zirakpur flyover irk motorists. P5 Rishi Dahiya beats Arnav Bishnoi in the opening round of Roots-AITA National Ranking C’ship. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 26.2°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.05 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.50 AM Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry Soaked in patriotism Sec 52 man loses ~11K CARD CLONING Tribune News Service Mohali, August 14 Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal has been conferred the Police Medal for Gallantry this year. Chahal is the only officer from Punjab to have got the prestigious award. This year, two officers have got the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry, while the total number of officers on the list of Police Medal for Gallantry is 177. Chahal’s name has been announced for the award for eliminating notorious gangster Gursewak Singh, alias Shera, of the Shera Khuban continued on p6 AWARDEES’ LIST ON PAGE 2 PGI employee shoots himself Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 14 A 26-year-old PGI employee reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a country-made pistol at his house in Dadu Majra Colony on the intervening night of August 13 and 14. The police said no suicide note was found from the spot. Sources said the victim had been identified as Ankit, a Class IV employee at the PGI. He was staying on rent in the house. The police said the victim’s landlord heard a gunshot after which he rushed to the room and found the victim lying in a pool of blood. The police were informed and the victim rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim shot himself with a .315 bore pistol. The police have seized the unlicensed pistol from the spot. They have also recovered the bullet from the spot. Inquest proceedings have been initiated by the police at the Maloya police station. PGI OPDs closed All OPDs of the PGI will remain closed on August 15 on account of Independence Day, a gazetted holiday. Emergency services will, however, function as usual. Schoolchildren perform during a cultural programme organised by the UT Education Department on the eve of Independence Day at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon ‘At Home’ cancelled, last rites at Sector 25 tomorrow NDRF finds body of boy washed away in Saketri Tribune News Service Punjab & Haryana Governors VP Singh Badnore and Kaptan Singh Solanki pay tributes to Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon at his residence in Chandigarh on Tuesday. PRADEEP TEWARI Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 14 Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and several leaders of political parties have expressed grief over the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon. In his condolence message, Badnore said Tandon was one of the founder members of the Jan Sangh. With the passing away of Tandon, the nation, especially Punjab, had lost a seasoned politician, a true statesman and above all a good human being. Punjab would always remember him for his great social and political work. WREATHS LAID ON BODY The body of Balramji Dass Tandon reached the city around 10.30 pm on Tuesday. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, MP Kirron Kher and senior UT officials, including the Adviser, laid wreaths on the body. NO CULTURAL CEREMONIES There will be traditional observance of the country’s 72nd Independence Day on August 15 at the Raj Bhawan, but no cultural ceremonies will take place. The “At Home” functions at both the Punjab Raj Bhawan and the Haryana Raj Bhawan also stand cancelled. Badnore conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul. Member of Parliament Kirron Kher and former union ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Harmohan Dhawan also expressed grief over his death. continued on p6 Says it merely cited the mantra that landlord was the best person to decide on need Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 14 The Supreme Court has set aside a judgment in an eviction case after holding that the Punjab and Haryana High Court merely cited the mantra that the landlord was the best person to decide about his need. The assertion by the Bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra came on a civil appeal filed against Sanjay Bansal and another respondent by Chandigarh-based M/s Kaithal Provision Store through senior advocate Bharat Bhushan Parsoon. The Bench asserted that Cyber sleuths detain accused in Lucknow Tribune News Service Mohali, August 14 The Punjab state cyber crime cell has reportedly rounded up an accused in the card cloning fraud. Sources said the accused, Sumit Kumar, had been rounded up in Lucknow. “A police party is on its way from Lucknow to Mohali after rounding up Sumit Kumar, one of the key accused in the ATM/credit and debit card fraud in which nearly 20 persons have lost around Rs 20 to Rs 25 lakh in the Mohali area,” said sources. Cyber sleuths have already nabbed Sourabh, who was working at a bar-cum- the High Court, in exercise of revisional jurisdiction, acted as a second court of first appeal, re-appraised the facts, and without adverting to the grounds mentioned by the lower appellate court merely cited the mantra that it was well settled that the landlord was the best person to decide about his need. “This court has repeatedly held that in exercise of the revisional jurisdiction, unless a finding is perverse, there can be no interference in revision,” the Bench added. The Bench was told that the landlords in the present case went to the Rent Controller, Chandigarh, with a case of arrears of rent and bona fide The assertion by the Bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra came on a civil appeal filed against Sanjay Bansal and another respondent by Chandigarh-based M/s Kaithal Provision Store through senior advocate Bharat Bhushan Parsoon. requirement, both of which were found in their favour. The appellate court, which is the final court of fact, reversed both findings stating that there were, in fact, no arrears. The finding was not disturbed by the High Court in revision and, as such, became final. So far as bona fide requirement was concerned, two things impressed the appellate court. Firstly, the tenant in one of the shops owned by the landlord was evicted on the ground of bona fide requirement of starting a business. However, it was not started even after two years. Even otherwise, it was held that, in the factual circumstances of the case, the landlords advisedly did not go into the witness box because they suppressed the fact that 50 per cent of the SCO was purchased during the pen- c m y b dency of the petition. “Consequently, we allow the appeal and set aside the judgment of the High Court and reinstate that of the first appellate court,” the Bench concluded. In the plea, senior advocate Parsoon had earlier contended that the petitioner was constrained to file the special leave petition against the impugned judgment and final order dated April 6 passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a civil revision filed by the respondent. The High Court accepted the petition and set aside the order passed by the appellate authority, while directing the petitioner to be evicted from the premises. restaurant in Phase 5, in this connection. According to an official of the cyber cell, it was an organised gang of around 10 miscreants, which was active in various parts of the country and committed frauds of several lakhs through card cloning. “Most of the accused have been identified. Police teams have also been sent to some other parts of the country, including Mumbai, to look for the other accused,” said the sources. Meanwhile, Sourabh was produced before a local court on Tuesday, which has extended his police remand by five days. Rape survivor’s mother moves abortion plea 15-yr-old was found pregnant after being violated by juvenile Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 14 A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday found the body of a 15-year-old boy who was washed away on Monday in a rivulet at Saketri. The body of Ranjit Kumar was found 2 km away from the spot where he drowned around 7.30 am. Talking to mediapersons, NDRF Sub-Inspector Goverdhan Singh said the body was found stuck in bushes by a team of divers after the water level receded. Ranjit Kumar, a resident of Saketri, had gone to pay obeisance at the Shiva temple in Saketri along with his sister around 9 am on Monday. His father, Rajinder Kumar, said after his sister left for home, he went along with four of his friends to take a bath in the rivulet which flows behind Sukhna Lake at Saketri. However, he got washed away in the strong current. His friends rushed to his house to inform the family after the incident. Ranjit Kumar was a student of Class IX at a government school in Saketri. His father is an auto driver. The body could not be traced on Monday even though the operations were carried out till 8 pm. SC sets aside HC ruling in eviction case Saurabh Malik Chandigarh, August 14 A sum of Rs 11,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from the account of a Sector 52 resident. In his complaint to the police, Varinder stated that on August 10, two transactions were made from his SBI account. “While Rs 1,000 was withdrawn from an ATM in Kajheri, Sector 52, Rs 10,000 was withdrawn from an ATM in Sector 42 even though the ATM card was with me,” he said. Varinder said after he came to know about the transactions, he got his ATM card blocked. “This is shocking as I never shared any information related to my bank account with anyone,” he said. A complaint at the public window of the UT Police was made, following which a probe has been initiated. — TNS Chandigarh, August 14 The mother of a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a juvenile and found six months pregnant, has moved an abortion plea in the court. Three weeks ago, the girl was found pregnant and last week, the police had arrested the juvenile in the case. The court will take up the application on Thursday. The girl was allegedly raped multiple times over a period spanning a few months. After the rape survivor’s parents recorded their statements and she was medically examined, the juvenile was arrested and sent to a juvenile home. According to the complaint, the parents of the minor girl alleged that the boy lived in their neighbourhood a few years ago and knew them. The girl stated that his mother had died and when his father would go to work, the accused would take her to his house and rape her. This had been happening for a few months. Her mother noticed that her menstrual cycle had stopped and when she questioned her, the girl said she was pregnant after having been raped by the accused. She took the survivor to the hospital and informed the police. The police got her medical examination conducted and registered a case under sections of rape and the POCSO Act.
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