29122017-CT-01.qxd 12/29/2017 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 29 DECEMBER 2017 | CHANDIGARH Online examiner portal Elevator stops working Pawandeep wins PU has started an online examiner portal where names of 4,436 examiners have been registered. P2 A few minutes after its launch, elevator installed at the city railway station stopped working. P4 Beats Radhika in girls’ U-16 final of the STA Talent Series at Chandigarh Club. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 23°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C MIN 7.6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5:32 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:18 AM Another theft, BSNL suspects inside job Veterans on turf again Pavneet Singh Chadha Tribune News Service Triple Olympian Balbir Singh (Senior) and former Team India Captain Pargat Singh play hockey to mark the inauguration of the Astro Turf on the Panjab University campus on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Boy, woman killed in P’kula mishaps Tribune News Service Panchkula, December 28 An elderly woman and a child were killed in separate accidents in Panchkula district today. In the first accident, an unidentified boy, who is around 14 years old, was hit by a vehicle at Pinjore. The child was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, where he died. The police are trying to identify the child whose body has been kept in the mortuary of the hospital. In the second case, 75-yearold Shakuntla Devi, a resident of Sector 10, was killed after she was hit by a vehicle while she was crossing the road separating Sector 10 and 15 this morning. The police have registered a case and started investigation. 4 MONTHS ON, NO COMPENSATION FOR VIOLENCE VICTIMS Four months have passed when Dera Sacha Sauda followers had gone on the rampage in Panchkula and damaged properties and vehicles, but affected families are still waiting for compensation. REPORT ON PAGE 5 c m y b Mohali, December 28 The BSNL authorities suspect involvement of an insider after repeated thefts of cables from the manholes on the road stretch from the Phase VII market to Phase III-V light point here. Thieves adopted the same method for the cable theft (using a tractor) on Tuesday night. The only thing different this time is the length of cables that thieves decamped with. After the theft, BSNL Principal General Manager Telecom (PGMT), Chandigarh, JS Sahota said the recent thefts suggested involvement of an insider. Speaking to The Tribune, Sahota said: "This could be an inside job. It is a matter of concern that three incidents have been reported on the same road stretch, that too in the vicinity of a police station. I shall meet the DIG and request him to conduct a thorough investigation." This is the third incident of cable theft in the past three weeks on the road from the Phase VII market to Phase III-V light point. On December 8, thieves had stolen four 10-metre-long wires and on Costly material December 8: Four 10-metrelong wires stolen from near Phase III-V light point December 12: Four 300-metrelong cables worth ~15 lakh taken away from near Phase 3B1 market December 26: Two 45-metrelong cables worth ~1.5-2 lakh stolen from Phase VII December 12, four 300-metrelong cables were stolen from a manhole next to a foot overbridge in the Phase III B1 market, barely 100 metre from the DSP's office. Sahota said: "Manholes are constructed for operational repair and maintenance, but after these theft incidents, we are considering sealing them." Broadband services on more than 600 connections were affected after thieves stole two 45-metre-long cables worth Rs 1.5-2 lakh from a manhole near the scooter market in Phase VII, barely 50 metre from the Mataur police station, on Tuesday night. The BSNL officials said the incident came to their attention on Wednesday evening after complaints of disruption of Internet connectivity started pouring in at the BSNL office from residents of Phase III A, Phase III B and Phase VIII. The officials checked the readings of the lines in the area and found the cables missing. A BSNL official said: "The wires have been cut from ducts and then pulled out of the manhole using a tractor. It is a difficult process and cannot be done manually. This is a material loss and loss to goodwill. It takes a few days to complete repair work and lay new cables." The official added that thieves often stole wires in the garb of conducting repairs during late night. "These cables are cut and sold at high prices, hence theft cases are on the rise," he said. Woman arrested for letting dog on police team Tribune News Service Panchkula, December 28 The police today arrested a resident of Sector 4 here, who let her pet dog on the police team that had come to arrest her son, against whom a cheating case was registered. According to information, a cheating case was registered against Karan Rampal, a resi- Cops visited house to arrest her son in a cheating case dent of Sector 4. The court issued warrants against Karan and a police team reached his residence to arrest him. Karan's mother Rajni Rampal informed the police that Karan was not at home. The police noticed some movement inside the house and tried to enter the residence, to which Rajni objected. She went inside and allegedly threatened to commit suicide. Later, she let her dog on the police team. The police arrested Rajni and registered an FIR against her. She was produced before the duty magistrate who sent her to judicial custody.
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