04062018-CT-01.qxd 6/4/2018 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 4 JUNE 2018 | CHANDIGARH Registrar’s extension Residents up in arms 112-run partnership A two-year extension for PU Registrar Col GS Chadha (retd) on the Syndicate agenda. P2 Residents hold a protest demanding closure or shifting of poultry farm on Nagla road. P4 A 112-run partnership between Ayush & Mandeep helps city boys stablise innings against Amritsar. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C MIN 27.5°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.21 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.21 AM Panic grips GMCH as lawyer fires into the air Sip of joy Dispute between woman’s family, in-laws the trigger Tribune News Service Monkeys drink water from a pit on a hot day at the Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary near Pinjore in Panchkula district. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Speeding car leaves man dead 2 injured; victim, friend were having ice cream when they were knocked down Tribune News Service DRIVER FLEES SPOT Chandigarh, June 3 One person was killed while two others, including an ice cream vendor, were injured after a speeding car hit them at the Kisan Bhawan roundabout on Saturday night. The deceased and his friend were having ice cream when the incident took place. According to the police, the car, that was coming towards the Kisan Bhawan chowk from the Sector 22/23 roundabout, first hit the divider and then a cab parked on the roadside. The speeding car then hit the ice cream vendor and two persons having ice cream before ramming into the Kisan Bhawan roundabout. The driver fled from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. Passersby informed the police about the incident after which a PCR vehicle rushed to the spot and took According to the police, the car, that was coming towards the Kisan Bhawan chowk from the Sector 22/23 roundabout, first hit the divider and then a cab parked on the roadside. The speeding car then hit the ice cream vendor and two persons having ice cream before ramming into the Kisan Bhawan roundabout. The driver fled from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. The car that hit the victims at the Kisan Bhawan roundabout on Saturday night. A TRIBUNE PHOTO all injured to the hospital. Gagan Gautam (30), a resident of Kurali, who owns a sweets shop, was declared brought dead at the PGI. His friend, Ayush Sharma (23), also a resident of Kurali, who is a driver, was seriously injured and admitted to the GMSH, Sector 16, along with the ice cream vendor, Om Parkash. The police said the vehicle was registered at an address of Yamunanagar and teams had been sent to arrest the accused. A case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (causing hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the IPC has been registered against unknown person at the Sector 36 police station. The police said efforts were being made to identify the accused. The victim’s autopsy was conducted on Sunday after which the body was handed over to his family. Chandigarh, June 3 Panic gripped the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, after an advocate opened fire into the air outside the hospital on Sunday afternoon. The accused has been identified as Gagandeep Singh (32), who is an advocate in Mohali. The police said a woman, a resident of Banur, was admitted to the hospital on May 31. Her in-laws had told her family that she had met with an accident. The woman’s uncle, Kirpal Singh, said the entire family had come to the hospital to meet her. “Her in-laws had claimed that she met with an accident while riding pillion on a motorcycle. However, we doubt their theory,” Kirpal Singh said. Sources said the woman’s family had an altercation with her in-laws in the hospital parking following which Gagandeep, who is known to the woman’s in-laws, opened fire into the air. It was alleged that before he could fire again, the girl’s family over- Family members of the woman narrate the incident to the police at the GMCH, Sector 32, in Chandigarh on Sunday; and (below) the car of the lawyer at the Sector 34 police station. RAVI KUMAR powered him and informed the police. Police teams rushed to the spot and arrested him. The police said Gagandeep, in his statement, alleged that the woman’s family tried to thrash him following which he rushed towards his car and fired into the air in selfdefence. The sources said the weapon was not licensed. The police have registered a case under Section 336 (act endangering the life and personal safety of others) of the IPC and under Sections 25, 27 and 59 of the Arms Act against the accused at the Sector 34 police station. The sources said there was a dispute between both families and the matter was under investigation at the Banur police station. Close shave for motorists in pile-up Chandigarh, June 3 Motorists had a narrow escape after three cars heading towards the Tribune roundabout were involved in a pile-up on Sunday evening. An Alto car was hit from the rear. It rammed into the road divider and landed in a small pit. Occupants of all cars escaped unhurt, while the vehicles were damaged. The accident led to traffic snarls on the road from Mohali towards Tribune Chowk. The police were informed about the incident, who Three cars were involved in a pile-up at Tribune Chowk on Sunday, triggering traffic snarls. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR rushed to the spot. Police personnel regulated the traffic to ensure commuters were not at the receiving end. The police have initiated an investigation into the matter at the Sector 31 police station. —TNS SNIPPETS Heli-taxi to Shimla Farmer unions protest outside Verka plant Biker booked for stalking woman Chandigarh: An unidentified motorcyclist was booked for stalking a woman. According to the police, the victim reported that the accused chased her from Kajheri Chowk to the road separating Sector 34 and 35. The victim alleged that the accused also tried to stop her. The police were informed about the incident after which a case under Section 354 D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against an unknown person at the Sector 36 police station. TNS 22-yr-old youth ends his life Chandigarh: The body of a 22year-old youth was found near the railway track under the jurisdiction of the Chandigarh GRP police station on Sunday. He allegedly hanged himself from a tree. The police said the victim had been identified as Mohammad Imran, whose body was found near the railway bridge behind Kalagram. The police have initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC in the matter. The victim was a resident of Mauli Jagran. He used to work with his father in Baltana, who is a tailor. TNS takes off today Tribune News Service Tribune News Service TICKET COST: ~2,999 Chandigarh, June 3 The maiden 20-minute Chandigarh-Shimla heli-taxi is set to fly on Monday. The heli-taxi service has got a good response as all tickets for the 19-seater helicopter have been booked for Friday also. “All tickets are booked for Friday as the heli-taxi service is in demand,” said Chandigarh international airport public relations officer Deepesh Joshi. For now, the heli-taxi will operate twice a week, on Monday and Friday. However, there are seats available for next Monday. The service will be inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Shimla at 8 am on Monday. It will reach the city at 8.20 am and take off for The price of the ticket is ~2,999 per person, inclusive of all taxes. Tickets can be purchased online from the Pawan Hans website. A special counter has also been set up at the airport. Shimla at 9 am. The price of the ticket is Rs 2,999 per person, inclusive of all taxes. Tickets can be purchased online from the Pawan Hans website. A special counter has also been set up at the airport. It takes around four hours to reach Shimla from Chandigarh by road. The new service will provide a short and comfortable journey. The heli-ride is being started with a view to promoting heli-tourism. STAND UP & SPEAK, CAN’T LET CHILDREN BE SEXUALLY ABUSED Stringent law coupled with vigilant society and courage to take on the culprits only way out to tackle such heinous crimes. PAGE 5 Milkmen protest against farmers outside the Verka plant after being stopped by them from entering it in Mohali on Sunday. VICKY Mohali, June 3 Farmer unions on Sunday again protested outside the Verka plant in Phase 6 here and blocked its entry gate. Farmers said Verka allowed private vehicles at night to supply milk. “This is against the assurance given by its general manager and that’s why we protested. We sat on a dharna at 4 pm and vacated the place in the evening after the police assured us that vehicles carrying milk won’t be allowed to go inside,” said Jaspal Singh Naimain, president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal). Meanwhile, those supplying milk raised slogans against the protesting farmers for stopping their vehicles carrying milk. Members of the unions on Sunday stood at different places asking milk and vegetable sellers not to sell their items. “We went from Banur to Kharar asking milkmen not to sell milk,” he said. The ongoing farmers’ stir has lead to a shortage of vegetables and milk in the district. At mandis, less vegetables were seen on Sunday. continued on page 3 Veggie prices go north, up 30-40 per cent Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 3 Retail prices of vegetables shot up at the fruit and market in Sector 26 as the farmers’ agitation entered the third day on Sunday. The rates of all vegetables except onion have increased by 30 to 40 per cent after the agitating farmers stopped supplies as part of their nationwide stir. Tomatoes, which were available at Rs 10 a kg earlier, are now being sold for Rs 20 to Rs 25 a kg. The rates of potatoes have increased from Rs 10 a kg to Rs 20 to Rs 25 a kg. Lady’s finger is available at Rs 40 to Rs 50 a kg, which c m y b was being sold at Rs 30 a kg last week. The prices of cucumber, peas and bottle gourd have also increased by around 30 per cent. Bitter gourd, which was earlier available at Rs 20 a kg, was being sold at Rs 40 to Rs 50 a kg on Sunday. A vendor said there was a shortage of vegetables in the market due to which the rates had increased. Several farmers’ organisations have jointly called a 10-day protest across the country demanding remunerative prices for their produce. Traders said fresh supplies of vegetables had dwindled, triggering fears of further price hike in the coming days. A COMPARISON Tomatoes Potatoes Peas Lady’s finger Capsicum Cucumber Bitter gourd Old rates ~10-12 ~10-12 ~35 ~30 ~15-20 ~10-15 ~20 New rates ~20-25 ~22-25 ~50 ~40-50 ~30-35 ~30-40 ~40 People buy veggies at apni mandi in Sector 34 on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI Retailers blame it on shortage, but records show arrivals up While retailers claimed that the prices had increased due to a shortage of vegetables, the records of the Market Committee present a different picture. The prices have increased despite the fact that the arrivals have also increased. On June 1, 514 quintals of tomatoes had arrived in the mandi, while on June 3, the figure went up to 1,241 quintals. Manoj Kumar Sharma, secretary of the Market Committee, said the prices of vegetables had increased in the retail market due to panic.
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