22112017-CT-01.qxd 11/22/2017 1:28 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH BoF meeting Amenities missing Niharika is Ms North India PU to present ~100.12-crore deficit budget for 2018-19 at the Board of Finance meeting. P2 The only crematorium at Kishanpura village in Zirakpur is without basic infrastructure. P4 City girl Niharika emerges winner in the sports model category of Ms North India fitness championship. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 23°C MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23.4°C MIN 11.2°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.24 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.54 AM Mohali police nab five ThreeKurukshetrasiblings gangsters in New Delhi foundshotdeadinMorni Seize arms from Lawrence Bishnoi gang after exchange of fire Uncle held; father detained, his illicit relations suspected cause Tribune News Service Tribune News Service INVOLVEMENT IN Mohali, November 21 The Mohali police got major success with the arrest of five members of the Lawrence Bishnoi-Sampla Nehra gang after an exchange of fire in broad daylight in a residential area of Dwarka in New Delhi today. It took the Mohali police, accompanied by the Delhi Police, half an hour to nab the gangsters, identified as Deepak from Hisar, Sumit from Barwana, Tiku from Delhi and Krishan and Sunil, both from Jhajjar. Sources said at least two miscreants (one of them believed to be Sampla Nehra) managed to escape from the clutches of the police. The kingpin of the gang, Lawrence Bishnoi, is already in jail. Sampla Nehra was running the activities of the gang in his absence. Nine shots were fired by the criminals while the Mohali police fired 12 shots in retaliation. Nobody was injured in the firing, said the police. The police recovered 17 firearms (five .32 bore pistols, five .315 bore pistols, five .22 bore pistols, one .315 bore rifle and one .12 bore rifle) with 112 cartridges from the possession of the miscreants, who are said to be in their mid-20s. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal said the gangsters were involved in at least five major cases, including the murder of Daljit Singh Walia, CRIMINAL CASES ■ ■ ■ Murder of Daljit Singh, aka Prince, husband of a councillor at Banur, on September 6, 2017, and a carjacking incident in Dera Bassi. Prince was shot dead by four persons at a park in Banur in the evening. The miscreants fled in a car from the spot and then forcibly took away another car, a Swift Dzire, from Dera Bassi around 10.30 pm after pumping a bullet in the thigh of the car owner, Major Singh. Escape of undertrial from the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. In the case, three armed miscreants managed to free the undertrial, admitted to the hospital, after opening fire into the air and using pepper spray on the hospital staff on June 17 this year. The undertrial was identified as Deepak Kumar. However, the miscreants failed to get another undertrial, Mohit, freed from there. Both undertrials, accused in a robbery case, were brought from Ambala Central Jail to the hospital for treatment. The Zirakpur police had booked Sampat Nehra and three others for opening fire at Satwinder Singh and Kulwant Singh on December 30 last year. THE KINGPIN Members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang; and (top) the firearms recovered from them. aka Prince, husband of a councillor at Banur; a carjacking incident by opening fire at Dera Bassi after the murder of the councillor; helping their accomplice, an under trial, escape from a Panchkula hospital; opening fire at two residents at Zirakpur on December 30; and an attempt-to-murder case at Dera Bassi on March Lawrence Bishnoi (pic), the kingpin of the gang, is already in jail. In his absence, Sampla Nehra was running the activities. 7 this year. The SSP said they were hopeful of solving many more cases of heinous crime with the arrest of the dreaded gangsters. continued on page 5 Panchkula, November 21 The bodies of three minor children, who were missing since Sunday, were found with bullet injuries on the head in Morni in Panchkula this morning. The three children were siblings and belonged to Sarsa village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district. The victims have been identified as Sameer (11), Simran (8) and Samar (4). Their bodies were found in a forest area on the MorniRaipur Rani road. The Kurukshetra police have arrested Jagdeep Malik, uncle of the children, for the murder. The bodies were recovered this morning when the Kurukshetra police brought Jagdeep Malik to Morni after he told them about the location where the bodies were dumped after the crime. Karamvir Singh, sarpanch of Sarsa, while talking to mediapersons at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, said the children had bullet injuries at the back of their head. Jagdeep Malik told the police that he first killed Sameer and Simran and dumped their bodies in the forest area. Samar was killed at a distance of around 1.5 km towards Sher Gurjra village on the Morni-Raipur Rani road, he said. Karamvir Singh said the accused had brought these children in his Swift car and killed all of them on Sunday. SAMAR SAMEER SIMRAN POLICE CONTACTED FAMILY AT MIDNIGHT Baldev Singh, a Zila Parishad member of Kurukshetra, said the family was informed by the police at midnight that they had got some information about the children. On Tuesday morning, they informed that the children had been killed and the bodies dumped at Morni. The police had picked up victims’ uncle Jagdeep Malik and father Sonu Malik around 10 pm on Monday night, he said. ACCUSED PLAYED LOUD MUSIC IN CAR Jeeta Ram Malik (centre), grandfather, at the General Hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula. Sources said accused Jagdeep Malik brought the children to Morni on Sunday. Around 1 pm, he played loud music in the car before shooting the children so that people did not hear the gunshots. He killed the children with a country-made pistol, the sources said. PHOTOS: NITIN MITTAL FATHER, UNCLE KILLED CHILDREN: GRANDFATHER Children’s grandfather Jeeta Ram Malik said his son Sonu Malik had extra-marital relations with a Shimla-based woman. A fight had taken place in the family over the issue around six months ago and at that time family members had intervened and settled the matter. Sonu was planning to get married with the woman and saw his children as a hurdle in his marriage. Sonu Malik conspired with the children’s uncle, Jagdeep Malik, who killed these children, he said. Accused Jagdeep Malik (uncle) in police custody. MOTHER YET TO BE INFORMED PAGE 5 Clueless, cops announce ~1 lakh reward for info 22-YEAR-OLD’S GANG RAPE Police officials said they had some clues about the other two accused as well and and were hopeful of identifying them soon. UT to impound illegal autos Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 21 Having failed to make any significant progress in the case of the 22-year-old’s gang rape on Friday, the Chandigarh Police have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information about the accused leading to their arrest. Though the CCTV footage gave away the face of one of the accused, they have eluded the police, who claim to have checked thousands of auto-rickshaws in and around the city. The police have stated that they are checking the CCTV footage of other petrol pumps in the city as well to get another glimpse of the accused and his auto-rickshaw. The police have not been able to get any complete picture showing the registration number of the vehicle. Ex-Punjab minister’s granddaughter dies SPOT SUGGESTS CRIME WAS PLANNED Police investigation of the crime spot suggests that the crime was planned. The accused chose an area inside the forest of Sector 53, which had a grass cover. It is not a regular forest area but a patch of grass inside the forest. The police believe that the accused frequented the area and had it in mind to use it for the crime. The victim told the police that the accused went straight to the area and it did not seem like they were looking for a place. It confirms the theory that the accused already had the place in mind. Unlike the gang rape incident in December, which took place in a forest area in Sector 29, this one seems to be a case of waiting for a potential victim while already having the intention and place of crime in mind. Chandigarh, November 21 Taking a tough stand, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to impound autos from Punjab and Haryana running illegally in the city. Sources said the decision was taken at a high-level meeting of officers today. Displaying details of driver made mandatory Besides impounding the illegal autos, it was also decided to make it mandatory for autos to display the details of the driver as in the case of web-based taxis. Instructions will be issued to the owners of autos to paste the details of the driver with his picture behind the seat so that passengers can send the details to someone known to them. continued on page 5 FLYING COLOURS: NCC cadets watch a demonstration of a remote-controlled aero-model at Post Graduate Government College in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN GMADA set to e-auction sites in airport vicinity Mohali, November 21 After holding two back-toback successful e-auctions, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is now all set to conduct its next e-auction of properties located in the vicinity of the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali next month. c m y b The properties to be offered in the upcoming e-auction include commercial plots, group housing sites and petrol pump sites among others. “The properties are located in the surrounding area of the international airport,” said Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development-cum-Vice-Chairperson, GMADA. She said the two previous eauctions were successful. The department fetched Rs 276 crore in the first-ever eauction while it earned a revenue of Rs 380 crore in the second e-auction. Ravi Bha- gat, Chief Administrator, GMADA, said around 200 bidders had already registered on puda.e-auctions.in, the e-portal of the department, for participating in the e-auction. “The results of the previous e-auctions showed that there are bidders in the continued on page 2 Chandigarh: The PU unit of the ABVP was in shock on Tuesday after the joint secretary of city unit of the parishad, Aditi Mittal, succumbed to her burn injuries at the PGI. Aditi (22) was a student of the UILS. She was in the seventh semester. Her father, Vivek Mittal, is a lawyer at the Punjab and Haryana HC while her grandfather, Madan Mohan Mittal, is a former Punjab minister. According to Saurabh Kapoor, organising secretary of the ABVP, she had suffered 70 per cent burn injuries. “On Diwali, her clothes caught fire accidentally. She was admitted to the PGI since then,” he said. TNS Boy held on sodomy charge Chandigarh: A 19-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sodomising an 11-year-old in Sector 52 on Monday. The accused, Rahul, was a neighbour of the victim. Around 4 pm, the accused took the victim to a park in the region where he committed the crime. TNS
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