29062018-TTC-01.qxd 29-06-2018 01:46 Page 1 13 established in 1881 friday, june 29, 2018 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 2 no. 178 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2018-2020 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Mumbai plane crash kills 5 2 pilots, 2 engineers, watchman on ground die in maintenance flight tragedy RESULTS POLAND 1 JAPAN 0 COLOMBIA 1 SENEGAL 0 TUNISIA 2 PANAMA 1 BELGIUM 1 ENGLAND 0 MINA FIRES COLOMBIA INTO LAST 16 A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan. In other match, Japan lost 0-1 to Poland but still managed to go through to the pre-quarterfinals. Shiv Kumar Tribune News Service Mumbai, June 28 Five persons, including two pilots, were killed and two bystanders injured after a 12seater Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop aircraft crashed into an under-construction building at Ghatkopar in suburban Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were identified as pilot Maria Zuber, copilot Pradeep Rajput, and maintenance engineers Surabhi and Manish Pandey. The fifth person who died was a watchman at the underconstruction building. Two bystanders injured in the incident were hospitalised. Police officials said the 22year-old aircraft came down roaring and crashed into the under-construction building. “The number of casualties could have been much higher had the aircraft Rescue workers near the debris of the chartered plane that crashed in Ghatkopar’s Jivdaya Lane. PTI crashed into any of the occupied buildings nearby,” the duty officer at the Ghatkopar police station said. The aircraft was owned by UY Aviation that had purchased it from the Uttar Pradesh Government in 2014. UY Aviation is in airplane charter business and is run by the Kothari family — promoters of Pan Parag Pan Masala and Rotomac companies. UY Aviation said the aircraft was on a maintenance flight and crashed shortly before it was to land. Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said the pilot’s presence of mind to bring down the aircraft at an under-construction site prevented a bigger tragedy. ROUND OF 16 LINE-UP JUNE 30 FRANCE VS ARGENTINA URUGUAY VS PORTUGAL JULY 1 SPAIN VS RUSSIA CROATIA VS DENMARK JULY 2 BRAZIL VS MEXICO BELGIUM VS JAPAN JULY 3 SWEDEN VS SWITZERLAND COLOMBIA VS ENGLAND 7.30 PM 11.30 PM 7.30 PM 11.30 PM 7.30 PM 11.30 PM 7.30 PM 11.30 PM PAGE 14 Scare as 10 BSF men go ‘missing’ from train Jammu/Chandauli (UP), June 28 Ten Border Security Force (BSF) personnel who were on their way from West Bengal to Jammu and Kashmir in a special train have gone “missing” during the journey, their platoon commander has said in a complaint to the railway police. After the jawans went miss- ing between Bardhman and Dhanbad railway stations, he filed a complaint when the train reached Mughalsarai on Wednesday night. Eighty-three BSF jawans were travelling by the train. However, a BSF officer told The Tribune: “It is not like that the personnel have been abducted or are missing. All of them are safe and will join their battalion before reaching Jammu. This is not a new thing. Special trains take time to move. These halt at one place for days together. Many personnel, whose houses fall along the route, often visit their homes for a couple of days.” The battalion is expected to Woman addict hurls Pipli live : Villagers get fresh charges at DSP protection from head Officer suspended; Capt orders probe Police cover as ‘terrorised’ by sarpanch Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 28 A 26-year-old woman, who had accused Ferozepur DSP Daljit Singh of pushing her into drugs, alleged before the media here on Thursday that he had also raped her. Taking cognisance, the Punjab Government late in the evening suspended the officer. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has asked IPS officer Anita Punj, Director, PPA, Phillaur, to hold a preliminary inquiry and submit a report within a week. Making startling allegations, the woman, who was accompanied by her parents, Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjit Bains and Leader of the Opposition Sukhpal Khaira, said: “The DSP initially provided me heroin for free. He later began to insist on payment, warning that either I did so or I brought over more women addicts in lieu of a cut.” The DSP did not take calls. Nor did he respond to messages for his comments. “I suffered immensely. I was shunned by my family because of my drug problem. In August last year, my boyfriend, also hooked on drugs, committed suicide. It was then that my parents decided to get me treated,” the woman said. Explaining how she had come in contact with the DSP, she said: “My family sent me to a college in Ludhiana in 2011. Not interested in studies, I began working at a mall where I became friends with a divorcee, She introduced me to a young lad. In 2013, they asked me to accompany them to Tarn Taran. continued on page 7 Our Correspondent Sonepat, June 28 Terrorised by the sarpanch of Pipli gram panchayat in the district, some villagers on Thursday approached the Sonepat DIG-cum-SP Satender Kumar demanding police protection and immediate arrest of the absconding village head, Ram Niwas. Kharkhoda DSP Harender Kumar said after hearing the grievance, the SP ordered deployment of 30 police personnel in the village and sanctioned gunmen to eight villagers “directly threatened” by the sarpanch. Niwas and his associates are accused of murdering a village youth, Ashish, on June 24 while the victim was working out in a gym at Kundal. The DSP said nine police teams had been formed to arrest the sarpanch and others allegedly involved in the murder. “We will take help from the Rohtak police as well,” he said. A file recommending a Rs 50,000 bounty on Niwas and allowing arms licences to six village youths under the rules had been sent to the DGP for approval, he said. On June 12, Niwas and others had opened fire on another villager, Ram Avtar, injuring him seriously. Avtar was admitted to PGIMS, Rohtak. Before his election as sarpanch in January 2016, eight cases, including one of murder, two of attempted murder and one of extortion, were registered against Niwas at different police stations in the district. However, shortly before the panchayat elections, he was acquitted in all cases by the court. ‘Surely, husband didn’t risk his life for mud’ Forest officer’s wife livid over Mohali cops’ clean chit to sand mafia behind attack Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 28 “I would tell him you cannot fight the system. But he was adamant on fighting the corrupt. Now, he lies in the trauma ward, battered and listless, even as the attackers (sand mafia) have been given a clean chit, claiming they were ferrying mud. Surely, my husband (Block Forest Officer Devinder Singh) would not have endangered his life for mud,” says a broken Sukhwinder Kaur. The forest officer was brutally attacked by the mining mafia in Seonk village in Mohali 10 days ago. All six accused have been arrested. Oscillating between anger and despair, Sukhwinder Critically injured forest officer Devinder Singh at PGI. FILE PHOTO Kaur, along with her brotherin-law Dharminder Singh, have been tending to the officer at PGI’s trauma ward. She is bitter with the Mohali police. “How can they say the accused were ferrying mud for levelling land? Is it that they want to help the accused, who obviously have political links? Why should any officer perform his duty diligently when nobody stands by him?” she asks angrily. She says it is not the first time that her husband has taken on the mining mafia. Today’s issue consists of 20 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. “He was attacked by the mafia in Nada village in 2007. He sustained injuries and after much cajoling by the family agreed to take a desk job. Unhappy, he switched back to the field job and successfully built a network of informers. “On June 18, the day he was attacked, I spoke to him at 7.30 pm. He told me he was setting up a naka. Apprehending that this information may be leaked, he did not requisition more men or vehicles from the department.” The couple has two children — a daughter who works in Pune, and a son, a taekwondo player, who has just finished high school. continued on page 7 reach Samba on Friday. Later, it will start its further journey towards Bandipora district in north Kashmir. “The second-in-command was worried about his subordinates going missing and informed the police,” the officer said. Sources said all 10 were in touch with their battalion. — TNS/PTI Indians’ money in Swiss banks up 50% after 3-yr downturn Zurich/New Delhi, June 28 Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to Rs 7,000 crore in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there. In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign clients of Swiss banks rose about 3 per cent to about Rs 100 lakh crore in 2017, according to the annual data released on Thursday by Swiss National Bank (SNB), the central banking authority of the Alpine nation. The surge comes as a surprise given India’s continuing clampdown on suspected black money stashed abroad, including in banks of Switzerland that used to be known for the famed secrecy walls for years. The Indian money in Swiss banks had fallen by 45 per cent in 2016, marking their biggest-ever yearly plunge, to about Rs 4,500 crore — the lowest ever since the European nation began making the data public in 1987. According to the SNB data, the total funds held by Indians directly with Swiss banks rose to Rs 6,891 crore in 2017, while the same held through fiduciaries or wealth managers increased to Rs 112 crore. The Indian money in Swiss banks included Rs 3,200 crore in the RUPEE BREACHES 69 PER $ MARK Mumbai: The rupee ended at 68.79 per dollar on Thursday, after reaching an all-time low and breaching the 69 per dollar mark earlier in the day, due to high crude oil prices and weak macro-economic fundamentals. The rupee’s last record low was 68.87 per dollar, hit on November 24, 2016. Experts attributed it to a panic reaction to the oil price rise and caution by RBI on the NPA situation in banks in its recent financial stability report. IANS RUPEE ENDED AT 68.79 PER DOLLAR INSIDE PUNJAB Punjab’s former FM Surinder Singla dies at 78 Punjab’s former Finance Minister Surinder Singla on Thursday died at AIIMS here, after he was rushed there complaining of breathlessness. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Both the children are living abroad. Singla (78) breathed his last around 6 am. He had not been keeping well for a few years now. The Congress leader belonged to Samana in Patiala district. The cremation would take place on Friday at the Lodhi Crematorium at 11 am. PAGE 3 BUSINESS India under US pressure to stop importing oil from Iran New Delhi: India is facing tremendous pressure following a message from Donald Trump to American allies and partners to stop oil imports from Tehran by November. For now, India is denying reports of having PAGE 12 bowed down. BACK PAGE form of customer deposits, Rs 1,050 crore through other banks and Rs 2,640 crore as “other liabilities” such as securities. The total funds held by Indians stood at Rs 23,000 crore at 2006end, but came down to 1/10th in about a decade. — PTI DSGMC takes up issue of detained Indians with Haley New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee took up the issue of 52 Indians detained in Oregon prison with Nikki Haley when she visited Gurdwara Sis Ganj on Thursday.
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