02072018-CT-01.qxd 7/2/2018 1:14 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 2 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Poor construction Helmet for women Chess meet ends PU panel expresses concern over poor quality of construction in buildings on the campus. P2 UT Administration all set to make helmet mandatory for women two-wheeler riders soon. P3 State Youth U-25 Chess Championship concludes at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Secto r 44. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36.3°C MIN 27.3°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.28 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.26 AM Winged beauties TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY For disabled, honour comes without care Struggle for want of arrangements; organisers claim facilities were in place Rajinder S Nagarkoti Guv’s birthday cake Tribune News Service Sunday flight operations resume at airport Were suspended for nearly three months owing to runway repair work Mohali, July 1 The Sunday flight operations resumed at the Chandigarh international airport today. The airport witnessed the arrival and departure of six flights. The authorities said another flight from the city to Pune would be added to the schedule for Sundays from July 8. Jet Airways will start its Pune-Chandigarh-Pune flight from here on Sundays. The flight will arrive here at 2.10 pm and depart at 2.40 pm. Due to the repair of the runway at the airport, the flight operations had been sus- pended on Sundays for the past nearly three months. According to the authorities, the flight operation time at the airport on Sundays will be of around five hours, beginning 1 pm. On Sunday, some flights departed ahead of their ATTACK ON FOREST OFFICIALS Add illegal mining, theft sections to FIR: Minister Tribune News Service Mohali, July 1 After The Tribune highlighted that the FIR against the six accused, who were caught with a tractor-trailer full of sand, included sections of attempt to murder and rioting, but not of theft and illegal mining, Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has now directed the Mohali police to include these sections to the FIR. Bikramjit Singh, SHO of the Mullanpur police station, where the case was registered, confirmed the development, saying that the Forest Minister had issued the directions on the telephone. The six youths, who allegedly attacked forest officials at Seonk village on June 18, were arrested, but the FIR included sections of only attempt to murder, rioting Directions issued on phone Bikramjit Singh, SHO of the Mullanpur police station, where the case was registered, confirmed the development, saying that Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot had issued the Sand dumped by miners after directions on the telephone. attacking officials at Seonk village. and causing hurt to public servants. The youths were arrested on June 20 and the police, while admitting that it was a case of illegal mining, had ruled out the involvement of the sand mafia. The police had said they were local residents trying to make some money. Officials of the Mining Department had stated that there was no authorised site for mining of sand in and around Seonk village. SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal FILE PHOTO Ishrat S Banwait had earlier stated that the accused were not carrying sand but mud, which was meant for levelling land. Later, he distanced himself from the statement. On the fateful day, Block Forest Officer Devinder Singh, along with colleagues, had laid a naka in Seonk village when a trailer full of sand and some logs arrived. When they checked it, they were attacked. Devinder was critically injured and is under treatment at the PGI. schedule. The airlines that started their operations on Sunday were Indigo (Hyderabad-Chandigarh-Hyderabad and Bengaluru-ChandigarhBengaluru) and Jet Airways (Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi and Mumbai-Chandigarh-Mumbai). —TNS At the programme, the organisers cut a birthday cake of Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki. What Act mandates The Persons with Disability Act mandates that people with disabilities be provided equal opportunities and protects their right to full participation. The model building bylaws also mandate that a “barrier-free environment be maintained to ensure inclusive cities and universal designs”. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR A pair of hoopoes captured at Chappar Chiri village in Mohali. The diet of the bird mostly comprises insects, though at times it also feeds on small reptiles, frogs and plant matter such as seeds and berries. It is a solitary forager, which typically feeds on the ground. Rarely, however, it feeds in the air where its strong and rounded wings make it fast and manoeuvrable. Panchkula, July 1 A programme organised in Sector 16, Panchkula, to honour the differently abled turned into a struggle for them as there were no proper arrangements in place for their convenience. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki was the chief guest on the occasion, while former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta and WWE wrestler the Great Khali were among other VIP guests present. The differently abled were seen using the stairs at Aggarwal Bhawan, Sector 16, the venue of the programme. Though the organisers claimed that the ramp facility was available and volunteers were deployed to help them, many differently abled persons faced a tough time. One of them, who had come to attend the function, said, “Though it was a good gesture on the part of the organisers to hold such a function, I had to use the stairs as I could not spot the ramp facility. Moreover, there was no one to guide A differently abled man comes out of the venue using the stairs during the “Divyangjan Samman Samaroh”, organised by the Agar Kranti Manch in Panchkula on Sunday. us properly.” Some of the differently abled persons climbed the stairs to reach the main stage as well, where they were given tricycles and wheelchairs by the chief guest and other VIPs. Surinder Goel, president of Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 1 Burail Jail is soon going to get its own 10-bedded de-addiction centre to cater to the needs of undertrials and prisoners addicted to drugs. At present, when an inmate show withdrawal symptoms, he has to be taken out of the jail to a local government hospital. OP Mishra, IG (Prisons), said there was a need for having an in-house de-addiction centre as a lot of inmates involved in thefts, burglaries and other petty crimes were hooked to drugs. “When these addicts are lodged in the jail, they show drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms, which have to handled in a holistic manner,” the IG said. The de-addiction centre will have the required medical staff, including doctors and a psychiatrist, for which recruitment will be done by the jail authorities soon after the de-addiction centre is Docs to be recruited The de-addiction centre will have the required medical staff, including doctors and a psychiatrist, for which recruitment will be done by the jail authorities soon after the deaddiction centre is ready. The centre will also have a laboratory to test blood samples of inmates to establish whether they are addicts. ready. The centre will also have a laboratory to test blood samples of inmates to establish whether they are addicts. Besides, there will also be a recreational hall within the de-addiction centre. Jail officials said it had been found that the inmates were addicted to a variety of drugs, including heroin, smack, charas and ganja. The IG said at present, the de-addiction centre would cater to the needs of male inmates only since it would come up on the complex where male inmates were lodged. However, in case some female inmate also had a similar tendency, doctors would visit the ward where she was lodged. The de-addiction centre will also resolve the security issues that arise when an inmate has to be shifted to a government hospital in case of an emergency. “It requires several people to shift an inmate to the hospital since the probability of the inmate fleeing from the custody is high. However, with the jail set to have its own de-addiction centre, this issue will also be resolved,” the official said. Gives three days to owner of unregistered dog to submit reply, Commissioner says pet was roaming freely Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 1 A Rottweiler attacked a woman and her dog in Sector 25, Panchkula, following which the woman’s husband lodged a complaint against the unregistered Rottweiler and its owner with the Panchkula Municipal Corporation. Acting on the complaint, the MC has issued a notice to the owner of the Rottweiler. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said the notice was issued to the owner of the Rottweiler under Section 311 (4) a and 5 (a) of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, as the dog was unregistered. The notice reads, “It has been brought to my notice that your dog, a Rottweiler, is freely roaming around, causing harm and injuring the public at large. Your dog is not registered under Section 311 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994”. The MC has sought a reply from the owner with- Dog registration this year 1,300 notices issued so far In the current financial year (201819), only 100 owners have come forward for the registration of their pets with the Panchkula MC. Last year, the figure was 357. According to a recent survey, there are 1,750 pets in Panchkula. refused to take help from the volunteers, he claimed. “There was a ramp at the side of the entrance. If any differently abled person did not use the ramp or take help from the volunteers, it was his or her wish,” said Goel. De-addiction centre to come Youth arrested for up for inmates at Burail Jail ~5-cr extortion bid Rottweiler attacks woman, MC slaps notice on owner Rajinder S Nagarkoti the Agar Kranti Manch, which had organised the programme, said they had deployed a team of volunteers to lift the differently abled to the main stage. Those who climbed the stairs did so on their own and The MC has issued around 1,300 notices to owners who have not registered their pets with the MC. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said they would again conduct a survey as a number of owners had not given information about their pets to the MC. In the Rottweiler attack case, the MC had no record of the owner having a pet, he said. ISTOCK c m y b in three days. According to the MC Commissioner, under the Act, if the owner of the dog knows that the dog is likely to intimidate any person, the dog can be detained. The complainant, Puneeet Aneja, a resident of Sector 25, said he, along with his wife, was roaming along with their pet on June 29 evening when the Rottweiler attacked his pet. Due to the attack, his wife also fell and sustained injuries on her hand and leg. The next day, they lodged a complaint with the MC against the dog owner, he said. Dog ultrasonic repellents The MC Commissioner has purchased 10 dog ultrasonic repellents on a trial basis by spending money from his own pocket. Two of these were given to the public, including one to the person who submitted a complaint against the Rottweiler. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said they would explore the possibility of using these repellents in public places. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 1 A 25-year-old youth has been arrested by the cyber cell of the UT police for allegedly assaulting an NRI woman and demanding Rs 5 crore as extortion by threatening to upload her objectionable pictures on social networking sites. The accused had befriended the victim on Facebook. The victim had returned from the UK around a year ago and started staying in Chandigarh. The police said the accused, Manish, a native of Uttarakhand, who had done a course in civil aviation and was staying in Delhi, befriended the victim on Facebook. The duo started talking to each other during which the accused made the victim share her objectionable pictures. The victim also went to Delhi and started staying with the accused. After sometime, the accused, who was unemployed, started harassing the victim and started demanding money from her following which the victim decided to leave him. The police said the accused got furious over the victim’s decision and thrashed her. The victim somehow managed to reach Chandigarh after which the accused threatened the victim that he would post her objectionable pictures on social networking MC SHOULD THINK OUT OF THE BOX, CHECK URGE TO SPLURGE Cut wasteful expenditure, focus on maintaining existing projects, use resources wisely, say residents. PAGE 5 Thrashed NRI woman, threatened to upload her objectionable pics The accused in police custody. sites and even send these to her family members and demanded Rs 5 crore from the victim. The victim approached the police following which a case under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354-D (stalking), 384 (punishment for extortion) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act was registered against the accused at the Sector 19 police station on June 29. The accused was produced before a court, which sent him on two-day remand.
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