25102017-CT-01.qxd 10/25/2017 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 25 OCTOBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH PhD admissions Insanitation to blame Ankur wins silver DUI orders completion of MPhil and PhD admissions in all Panjab University departments. P2 Insanitary conditions prevail in several areas of Mohali, leading to vector-borne diseases. P5 Ankur Saini of Chandigarh University wins silver in Taekwondo Championship. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.9°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.42 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.32 AM Sub-inspector caught Pay through nose for conversion taking bribe of ~2 lakh Leasehold to freehold:Guv okays revised rates, notification likely today Ramkrishan Upadhyay SHO’s role under scanner, shifted to Police Lines Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 24 A sub-inspector (SI) of the UT police was arrested by CBI sleuths today while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2 lakh. CBI officials claimed that the SI, who had demanded Rs 9 lakh from the complainant, had named the SHO of the Sector 31 police station while demanding the bribe, claiming that Rs 8 lakh was meant for the SHO. The SI has been identified as Mohan Singh, posted at the Sector 31 police station. CBI complainant Prem Singh Bisht, a financier and property dealer, said a case of attempt to murder was registered at the Sector 31 police station against nine persons, including his three employees, Joseph, Deepa and Anil, all residents of Ram Darbar. All three, who worked as recovery agents, are at large. A police team visited the complainant’s office to nab his employees and also harassed him. Bisht said the SI, who was the investigating officer (IO) in the case, allegedly demand- Had demanded ~9 lakh Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation claimed that the sub-inspector, who had demanded ~9 lakh from the complainant, had named the SHO of the Sector 31 police station while demanding the bribe, claiming that ~8 lakh was meant for the Station House Officer. SI Mohan Singh, the accused ed Rs 9 lakh to drop the names of his employees from the FIR. “The SI told me that Rs 8 lakh was meant for the SHO,” Bisht said. Sources said the CBI complainant agreed to pay the first instalment of Rs 2 lakh after which the SI asked him to meet him at the Sector 31 market. The accused came in his car to the market where the complainant handed over the money to him. The CBI sleuths, who were present at the spot, caught the accused red-handed from the market after which he was brought to the police station. A case under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused by the CBI. He will be produced in the court on Wednesday. Searches at the house of the SI were conducted by the CBI sleuths. Past case May 23: A head constable of the UT police, posted at the Sarangpur police station, was arrested by the CBI while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a woman. Additional charge The SHO of the Sector 31 police station, Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, whose name has cropped up in the bribery case, was transferred to the Police Lines, Sector 26, soon after the CBI arrested the SI. The SHO of Sector 34, Inspector Ajay Kumar, has been given the additional charge of the SHO of the Sector 31 police station. Chandigarh, October 24 Residents will have to pay up to 50 times more for conversion of residential property from leasehold to freehold as Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today approved the revised rates for conversion as proposed by the Estate Office. The new rates will come into effect from the day of the notification, which is likely to be issued tomorrow. The Estate Office had calculated the conversion charges on a pro-rata basis (proportionate allocation according to share), considering the collector rates as the land rates, and had sent these for approval to the Administrator. On August 18, Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, had announced to restart the conversion process, which was on hold for four years. The Administration had kept the policy in abeyance since 2013 after the matter was referred to the MHA for re-fixation of conversion charges. The Administration had decided to use the collector rates as the land rates in the formula for calculation of Fruit of labour Workers float on rubber tubes while collecting water chestnuts from a pond at Mote Majra village in Mohali. VICKY GHARU Man sets himself afire Chandigarh, October 24 A man reportedly set himself on fire this evening at his office in Sector 24. The victim suffered around 80 per cent burn injuries and is battling for his life at the PGI. Sources said the victim, Sahil, a resident of Sector 38, set himself on fire in front of his mother and a cousin. The victim has a dispute with his mother Usha over the sale of the second floor of their house in Sector 38. The victim’s mother came to his office where they had an altercation after which the victim set himself on fire inside the office. The police are looking into the matter. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm: Army flats, Phase 2, Gulmohar Complex, Desu Majra, Paras Panorma Suspects quizzed, say were looking for PG IG confirms development MOHALI DOUBLE MURDER Tribune News Service Mohali, October 24 In the double murder case of senior journalist KJ Singh and his 92-year-old mother Gurcharan Kaur, all five suspects (whose photos were recently released by the police), along with another acquaintance, have appeared before the Mohali police here. The police said the suspects, Arshdeep and Arpit from Raikot, Gurinder from San- Inspector General Shashi Prabha Dwivedi, in-charge of the SIT in the case, confirmed that certain suspects had been rounded up in the case. “Our team is on the job to get further details and leads in the case. Whenever there is some significant development, the media will be apprised of it,” said Dwivedi. grur, Balwinder from Jagraon and Satnam Singh from Malerkotla, and their acquaintance Vicky, also from Raikot, had been rounded up and were being quizzed. During their interrogation, the suspects are said to have claimed that they were making videos of the area around the victims’ residence in Phase 3B2 to locate some paying guest accommodation. The suspects told the police that they were residing in Jalvayu Vihar here in a rented How much you’ll have to pay Tribune News Service accommodation and their agreement was to end on October 28 so they were on the hunt for a PG accommodation in the area on the recommendation of their acquaintance Vicky, who had studied in a private college at Tangori from 2009 to 2011. Vicky used to stay in a PG accommodation in Sector 69. One of the suspects wants to be an IPS officer and is preparing for the exams while two others are preparing for the Continued on Page 5 c m y b CATEGORY LIG MIG HIG (Lower) HIG (Upper) OLD RATES ~4,300 ~6,100 ~6,100 ~10,700 NEW RATES ~2 lakh ~3 lakh ~4 lakh ~5 lakh ‘Hike unreasonable’ The manifold hike is unreasonable. Any increase over the existing rates should have been nominal. The government is not expected to loot people this way. PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL, former Union Minister The revised rates are out of the reach of a majority of the people and no one will be benefited by the move BALJINDER SINGH BITTU, chairman, FOSWAC conversion charges as per the original scheme in 1996. Earlier, the Administration used to charge Rs 1,710 per sq metre as the conversion fee. For CHB flats, the rates have been fixed from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. An amount of Rs 2 lakh has been fixed for conversion of low income group (LIG) flats, which was earlier Rs 4,300. The conversion rate of middle income group (MIG) flats has been fixed at Rs 3 lakh, which was earlier Rs 6,100. For getting high income group (HIG-lower) flats converted into freehold, owners will be charged Rs 4 lakh. The earlier rate was Rs 6,100. For conversion of HIG (upper) flats, owners will have to pay Rs 5 lakh, which was earlier Rs 10,700. The conversion rates for Estate Office plots are likely to be fixed from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 50 lakh according to the size of the plot and the sector it falls in as the collector rates vary from sector to sector. For owners of the CHB flats, it will be a double whammy as the CHB also charges processing fee, which ranges from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000, depending upon the category of the flats. Nearly 20,000 to 25,000 households, who have been allotted plots by the Estate Office and the CHB on a leasehold basis and who could not get the conversion done before 2013, stand to benefit from the decision. Over 100 cooperative housing societies will also benefit. UT to use money for development The Administration has decided to create the Urban Development Fund from the conversion charges. It will fund projects related to the development of urban infrastructure. The MC Commissioner will be the administrative in-charge and custodian on behalf of the Chandigarh Administration. The Administration is expecting over Rs 300 crore from the conversion charges.
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