14CT01A.qxd 9/14/2012 12:38 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE friday | september 14 | 2012 | chandigarh PU STUDENT ELECTIONS: LYNGDOH GUIDELINES VIOLATED: POLICE Þ PAGE 2 FUEL PILFERAGE: DISCIPLINARY ACTION INITIATED AGAINST TWO CITCO EMPLOYEES Þ PAGE 3 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY KATOCH SHIELD: PATIALA IN STRONG POSITION, BUNDLE OUT AMRITSAR FOR 144 Þ PAGE 6 34.3°MAXIMUM 26.6°MINIMUM SUNSET SUNRISE FRIDAY SATURDAY 6.29PM 6.07AM ~1.04 CR, JEWELLERY RECOVERED FROM FIZA’S LOCKERS Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, September 13 A whopping Rs 1.04 crore cash and jewellery worth over Rs 30 lakh were recovered from three different bank lockers of Anuradha Bali, aka Fiza, today. The three lockers at the Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 47, Punjab National Bank, Sector 17 and the State Bank of Patiala at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, were opened today by a team of the Mohali police led by DSP Darshan Singh Mann in the presence of Fiza’s three sisters — Anjali, Monika and Aditi — and an executive magistrate. The jewellery was recovered only from one locker (number 1079) of the Punjab and Sind Bank. The jewellery items included diamond set worth Rs 22 lakh, gold earrings, a gold necklace and a nose pin. Lockers in two others banks only had cash. Rs 54.99 lakh cash was recovered from locker number 2580 of the PNB, Sector 17, and Rs 49.99 lakh from locker number 37 of the State Bank of Patiala branch at the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The process of opening of lockers was video-graphed by the police. The seized cash and jewellery will be deposited in the government treasury in a day or two, said Mohali SSP GS Bhullar. “Opening of lockers was also part of our investigations. But we got no document other than cash and jewellery,” added Bhullar. FIZA’S ASSETS WORTH OVER ~4.5 CR NEWLY MINTED NOTES OF ~1,000 MOVABLE DENOMINATION The money seized from the bank lockers is a government property as it is illegal to stack cash in lockers. So far, the investigators are treating the cash seizure as an unaccounted money. Financial experts say if her sisters want to claim the money, they will have to prove the source of income. It can be claimed after filing an application in the court. If her legal heirs are able to prove to the Income Tax Department that this money is accounted for, they can get the cash, said a Chandigarhbased chartered accountant. Jewellery ~75 lakh IMMOVABLE Cash ~2.30 cr Cars Honda CRV, Santro 5 marla house ~1.5 cr With the recovery of ~1.04 crore and jewellery from Fiza’s bank lockers on Thursday, the value of Fiza’s moveable and immovable property is over ~4 crore. The police had earlier recovered ~92 lakh and 1.5 kg of gold jewellery worth ~45 lakh from her house. In her 16 bank accounts in Police officals count cash various banks and two post recovered from Fiza’s locker offices, the police had recovered ~28.50 lakh. The value of five marla house at Sector 48, which her parents reportedly had given her, is said to be around ~1.5 crore. Fiza also had two cars — a Honda CRV and a Santro. FIZA’S ACCOUNTED MONEY Cash and jewellery recovered from Fiza’s locker at Punjab National Bank, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN SISTERS EAGER TO GET THEIR SHARE “When will we get the money?” one of Fiza’s three sisters asked the police during the search operation of her bank lockers. All her three sisters —Monika, Aditi and Anjali — accompanied the police team during its search operation. The police officials claimed that they (the sisters) also wanted to know the procedure of claiming the assets as her rightful claimants. “I have advised them to move an application in this regard,” said the official. Though none of Fiza’s sisters was ready to talk to the media, one of them was seen making phone calls to someone and apprising the person on the other side of the details of the recovered cash and jewellery from Fiza’s lockers. Meanwhile, SSP Bhullar claimed that nobody from Fiza’s family had so far approached him formally to inquire or claim of the money or other assets. Bank Punjab & Sind Bank-47 SBI-30 SBP-17 PNB-17 SBI-23 SBP-high court Post Office-47 Post Office-30 No of accounts One One One One One Six (five FDs) Two Three Deposits ~448 ~10,290 ~21,861 ~36,911 ~9,536 ~55,801 ~21,90,848 ~2,81,191 ~3,13,377 Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service A bulletproof block for the VIPs at the CLTA Complex. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Chandigarh, September 13 In an anticipation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit for the IndiaNew Zealand Davis Cup tie being hosted by the Chandi- garh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), Sector 10, the UT Administration has spent lakhs of rupees for a special bulletproof enclosure and for re-carpeting of roads leading to the CLTA. Rs 12 lakh were spent only on the bulletproof enclosure. Without having any confor- mation about the PM’s visit, the Administration started its preparations for the bulletproof enclosure and improving the infrastructure. Till now, the UT Administration has not received any conformation regarding the PM’s visit. Jagjit Puri, head, publicity LATE NIGHT PARTIES Chandigarh, September 13 Offering free drinks at weekend late night parties at bars and discos, especially to women, could soon be a thing of the past. The UT Administration says offering free drinks to couples, especially women, is not only encouraging drinking habit, but it also violates the provisions of the UT Excise Act. Promoters of bars and discotheques offer drinks to women at weekend parties in the city. Taking a serious note of this, the UT administration is issuing an advisory to owners of bars and discotheques not to insert advertisements in newspapers, internet or any other media on free drinks at the weekend parties to women. The promotion was not only against the excise law, but also encouraged drinking habits among women, observed UT officials. Offering free drinks amounted to promotion of a particular brand of liquor or wine, they said. Sources said promotion of free drinks was a violation of the Excise Act and it could also attract a penalty. To check the operators of pubs and discos, the UT Administration is issuing an advisory in public interest. Recently, an RTI activist, RK Garg in a representation to the UT Finance Secretary, had highlighted the menace of serving free drinks at hotels and bars in Chandigarh. To verify the facts, an excise department team had visited different bars and discos on the weekends. It has been pointed out that advertisements were appearing in newspapers wherein hotels and bars were offering free drinks to women and girls. RAY OF HOPE FOR SUKHNA For finding a solution to the Sukhna Lake water woes, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has suggested diverting the surplus water from the city into it. As the case came up for resumed hearing on Thursday morning, the Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain asked the counsel for the Chandigarh Administration to explore the feasibility of diverting the water surplus in the months of December and January into the lake. P3 Learning about the hike in diesel prices, residents made a beeline for petrol stations in Chandigarh on Thursday evening. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Rajinder Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 13 The steep hike of Rs 5 per litre in diesel prices and restriction on using only six LPG cylinders in a year at subsidised rates has come in as a shock for tricity residents. Thursday night witnessed long queues of vehicles outside petrol stations as people flocked to fill tanks of the vehicles. The new prices will be effective from Thursday midnight. At present, an LPG cylinder in the city is available at Rs 410, but now with the new rules, after using six cylinders, the consumer will have to pay around Rs 750 for next cylinder. Presently, the government is giving a subsidy of around Rs 340 on an LPG cylinder. Sandeep Sharma, executive in a private bank, said the Union Government has miserably failed to control the prices of essential commodities and petroleum products. The hike in diesel prices will increase the transportation cost which will ultimately increase the rates of all commodities. Poonam Chauhan, a homemaker, said the cap on LPG cylinders would affect her budget. She said a LPG cylinder lasts only one month in their house and they required around 12 cylinders in a year. But with the cap on getting only six subsidize LPG cylinders, her kitchen budget would defi- The police has been unable to find Fiza’s will, if any, to date. Though her sisters were present while the lockers were being opened by the police, Fiza had made none of them her nominee. For her locker at PSB, Sector 47, she had made her mother Savitri Devi as her nominee, said the police. LOCKERS LAST OPERATED ON... Fiza had operated her two lockers at the Sector 17 branch of the PNB and at the high court branch of the SBP for the last time on December 13, 2011. The very next day on December 14, 2011, she had operated her locker at the Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 47. “She operated all her three lockers in a span of two days is surprising,” said a police official. The money seized from the bank lockers is a government property as it is illegal to stack cash in lockers. Fiza’s kin may not get the money recovered from her lockers. So far, the investigators are treating the cash seizure as unaccounted money. Financial experts told The Tribune that if her sisters wanted to claim the money, they would have to prove the source of the income. It could be claimed after filing an application in the court. It her legal heirs are able to prove to the Income Tax Department that this money is accounted for, they can get the cash, said a Chandigarh-based chartered accountant. ~5 hike in diesel price, cap on No more free drinks for women LPG cylinders come as a shock Tribune News Service NO NOMINEE KIN MAY NOT GET ANYTHING Prime Minister not coming, ~12 lakh spent on bulletproof enclosure DAVIS CUP TIE NO WILL, nitely be affected, she added. Kamal Singh, a Zirakpur resident, said the rate at which the oil companies are increasing prices, the common man has no option but to opt for bicycle. Rajinder Pandey, a software professional, said he had recently purchased a diesel car as petrol prices were increasing regularly. He added that though he was expecting a hike in diesel prices, the hike of Rs 5 has come as a shock. Poonam Negi, a college student, said: “It seems that the Central Government is not concerned about the common man. The hike in diesel prices and cap on LPG cylinders will affect the common man.” and marketing, CLTA, said: “The PM is not coming. The UT Administration has set up a bulletproof enclosure in anticipation of the PM’s visit. The UT Administration is doing needful to improve the infrastructure,” said Puri. UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar said they have not received any conformation for the PM’s visit to the city. “As the CLTA had informed the administration about the invitation to the PM, we had started the preparations. Moreover, the administration has improved the infrastructure as the city got a chance to host the Davis Cup.”
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