28022018-CT-01.qxd 2/28/2018 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 28 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH PU to deposit ~45.71 lakh CHB to slash transfer fee Shubhankar to tee off Panjab University to deposit ~45.71 lakh in District Courts, Chandigarh, pending appeal. P2 Chandigarh Housing Board to reduce transfer fee of flats by linking it with collector rates. P3 Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma to tee off in a star-studded field for Hero Indian Open. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 28°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28.3°C MIN 14.3°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.20 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.49 AM Eatery manager abducted, robbed at gunpoint in city Loses ~10,700; stabbed on legs, dropped near Kharar Tribune News Service President Ram Nath Kovind being received by MP Kirron Kher at the Chandigarh airport on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO President’s arrival halts traffic Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 27 President Ram Nath Kovind’s arrival in Chandigarh left commuters on various roads stranded for at least eight minutes, leading to serpentine queues of vehicles at junctions, including Tribune Chowk and the Transport light point. The President’s cavalcade reached the Punjab Raj Bhawan from Tribune Chowk, the Transport light point and the Sector 26/27/28 roundabout on Madhya Marg. The traffic moving towards Zirakpur through Dakshin Long queues of vehicles at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Marg was stopped at 3.33 pm and the vehicles were allowed to move after eight minutes at 3.41 pm. A similar situation was wit- nessed on Madhya Marg where commuters had to wait for close to 10 minutes. A large number of motorists continued on page 6 Chandigarh, February 27 In yet another incident of robbery, a restaurant manager, who was returning home on his motorcycle, was kidnapped at gunpoint by two carborne miscreants on the road separating Sector 5 and 8 and robbed of Rs 10,700 last night. The victim was also stabbed on both his legs and dropped near Kharar after an hour. The victim has been identified as Surinder, a resident of Nayagaon, who works as a manager in Garam Dharam, Sector 26. He was returning home on his motorcycle when two car-borne miscreants stopped him around 12.40 am. The victim and the miscreants had a scuffle following which one of the accused hit the victim on the head with a helmet. “The miscreants pointed a gun at me and forced me to sit in the car. While one of the accused sat on the rear seat with me, the other drove the car,” Surinder said. The victim tried to resist after which the accused 5 get 25-yr jail for 2,500 allottees to get minor’s gang rape possession of plots Fined ~2.15 lakh each; offence doesn’t deserve inch of leniency: Judgment Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 27 A local court today sentenced five persons to 25 years’ rigorous imprisonment for abducting and raping a 17-year-old girl in 2015. The convicts are Chadrashekhar (22), Bansi (35), Surjeet Singh (35), Shekhar Rana (21) and Sahil Verma (22). They have also been directed to pay a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh each, of which Rs 2 lakh will be the compensation for the victim. They were held guilty under Sections 376 D, 363 and 366 of the IPC. According to the police complaint, the Class XII girl was kidnapped and dumped after being gangraped in a forest area behind Kalagram, Chandigarh, on September 11, 2015. The victim, a resident of Mauli Jagran, had alleged that she was kid- Water supply to be hit MOHALI: The water supply will remain affected to parts of the town on Wednesday and Thursday due to repair work on the Phase I and II pipelines of the Kajauli waterworks here. The areas to be affected are Phase I to VII, Shahimajra village and the Phase I to V Industrial Area. There will be low pressure during the morning and evening, while the supply will remain suspended during the afternoon on both days. CHANDIGARH: The water supply to the city will be affected on Wednesday. 4 am to 8.30 am: Normal water supply 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm: At low pressure napped by unknown youths in a car from Mauli Jagran and taken to the forest area where the accused raped her one by one and dumped her in the forest before fleeing from the spot. The victim somehow managed to approach the police with her mother and submitted a formal complaint. The medical examination of the girl was conducted, which confirmed the crime and revealed visible injury marks on her body as well. The police had registered a case under Sections 363, 376 and 376 D of the Indian Penal Code and under the POCSO Act at the Mani Majra police station. Chandrashekhar is a resident of Railway Colony, Surjit and Shekar are residents of Faidan village, Bansi is a resident of Mani Majra continued on page 6 at ITCity in a month Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, February 27 Around 2,500 allottees of residential plots at IT City will get possession within a month. Confirming the development, Ravi Bhagat, GMADA Chief Administrator, said they were all set to hold the “numbering draw” for around 2,500 plots under the land pooling scheme and for the “325 plot scheme” and the “750 plot scheme”, launched in 2013, 2014 and 2016, respectively, within a month. The draw of plots of the 256 sq yd size under the 750 plot scheme of 2016 would be held later due to certain issues pertaining to land acquisition. “It will take some time,” said the GMADA official, adding that the number of such allottees was around 150. However, the numbering draw of plots of other sizes — 200 sq yd, 300 sq yd, 400 sq yd and 500 sq yd — would be held before March 31. “After that, the letter of allotment to the allottees will be issued immediately,” said Bhagat. Today, GMADA uploaded lists of all eligible allottees on its website, seeking objections, if any, in this regard. Bhagat claimed that development works had almost been completed in both IT City and Aero City. “Development works, including construction of roads, laying of sewer pipelines, rainstorm water pipelines and drinking water pipelines and installation of electric and street light poles, have almost been completed in both pilot projects,” said Bhagat. Construction work on a sewage treatment plant at IT City is yet to take off. No more a dog’s life, Chandigarh Admn for dropping stray tag Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 27 Dogs in Chandigarh may soon have their day! Hounded and virtually ostracised from society as “strays”, they may not be forced to lead a dog’s life and soon get a respectable tag. For, the Chandigarh Administration has undertaken before the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it will consider the suggestion of terming them “community dogs”. The suggestion by advocate Tanu Bedi came before the Division Bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Jus- FILE PHOTO tice Anupinder Singh Grewal during the hearing of the “Save Sukhna” case. The “community dogs” label may eventually put to an end the lowliness, inadequacy and inferiority associated with the word “stray”. Appearing before the Bench as amicus curiae or a friend of the court, Tanu suggested a decisive shift from the concept of “stray dogs” to the understanding of “community dogs”. Tanu suggested carrying the dogs’ sterilisation process properly and area-wise. She also recommended immediate removal of exposed garbage across the city and shelter homes for dogs. Referring to the presence of dogs at Sukhna Lake, Bedi recommended carrying out the process of counting all continued on page 6 c m y b POLICE SUSPECT JODHA GANG’S INVOLVEMENT The crime branch of the UT police had arrested four members of a gang, involved in cases of carjacking and robbing people at gunpoint in the city on a Ritz car that was robbed from a cab driver. The accused, Yodha Singh, alias Jodha (24), and his three accomplices were arrested. Later, Yodha escaped from police custody near Khanna while he was being brought back from a court hearing at Faridkot. The victim, Surinder, under treatment at the GMSH, Sector 16, in Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMIT SHARMA stabbed him on one of the legs. The accused took the victim’s mobile phone and purse containing Rs 10,700 and an ATM card. “The accused asked for the ATM’s PIN and stopped the car near an ATM on the way to Kharar. One of the accused then went to the ATM to with- draw money. However, my account had only Rs 60 and they could not get anything,” the victim said. Before dropping the victim near Kharar, the accused stabbed him on his other leg as well and threatened him not to reveal anything to the police. “While getting down from the car, I managed to pick my mobile phone that was lying on the seat,” he said. He managed to note down a part of the registration number of the car. The victim then walked up to a PCR vehicle of the Punjab Police parked nearby and narrated the continued on page 6 Two youths killed as mobikes collide Lalru, February 27 Two youths in their midtwenties were killed while two others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred on the Ambala-Naraingarh stretch near Handesera village here last night. The accident occurred when two motorcycles collided head-on. The deceased have been identified as Kapil (21) of Bartana village in Dera Bassi and Shubham (23) of Raipur Rani. The injured are Shubham (22) and Sonu, both residents of Ambala district. The incident occurred when Kapil, along with his friend Sonu, was going towards Ambala on a Splendor motorcycle. When the duo reached near Handesera village, another motorcycle, a Bullet bearing a Punjab registration number, collided head-on with it. Kapil was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Ambala, from where he was referred to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Kapil succumbed to his injury midway. Shubham, who was riding the other motorcycle, died at the PGI. — OC POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm: Parts of residential and commercial areas in Phase II & Phase III A
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