25072018-CT-01.qxd 7/25/2018 1:08 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 25 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Play staged Pipeline leaks, again Rupinder eyes gold Play ‘Waiting for Godot’ staged on Day 4 of young directors’ drama fest at Randhawa Auditorium. P2 Traffic disrupted near Sector 32 roundabout in city after water pipeline leaks again. P5 Rupinder Pal Singh says Indian hockey team is eager to win gold in the Asian Games. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 31°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 25.7°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.21 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.37 AM Horse Riders’ Society to be evicted from lake complex court against the eviction order. The appeal was filed against the SDM (East) and Director, Sports-cum-Secretary, Chandigarh Sports Council. The court had ordered status quo when the application was filed and the eviction had been temporarily stayed. According to the application, in June 2004, the site was given to them by the Administration for promoting equestrian sports. The society was also told to pay Rs 1,500 per month as the lease amount. It was regularly paid till September 2017 after which the sports council Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 24 Having run itself from the Sukhna Lake Sports Complex in Sector 1 since 2004, the Chandigarh Horse Riders’ Society will now be evicted from the premises. The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajnish Kumar Sharma has dismissed an appeal of the society against the eviction orders of the UT Administration. On February 5, an order was passed by the Administration asking the society to vacate the property. The society had then filed an appeal in the END OF THE ROAD: The Chandigarh Horse Riders’ Society was running from the Sukhna Lake Sports Complex since 2004. refused to accept it. Over a period of time, 35 horses have been bred and maintained on the premises. The society has trained MEDICAL COURSES IN UT SC/ST seats: HC sets aside counselling Conduct it afresh, orders Division Bench Tribune News Service Student’s plea over 85% quota Chandigarh, July 24 The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday set aside counselling for SC/ST seats in medical courses in Chandigarh. A Division Bench of the High Court also ordered fresh counselling. The order came over a month after a student alleged that residents of other places coming to Chandigarh only to do their plus two became entitled to 85 per cent reservation, both in their own state and the UT, for admission to medical courses. The act, she had claimed, was detrimental to the interests of bona fide city residents. Taking up the petition filed against the UT Administration and other respondents by candidate Sabhya Kamal through counsel The order came over a month after a student alleged that residents of other places coming to Chandigarh only to do their plus two became entitled to 85 per cent reservation, both in their own state and the UT, for admission to medical courses. The act, she had claimed, was detrimental to the interests of bona fide city residents. Abhinav Gupta, the Bench of Justice Mahesh Grover and Justice Mahabir Singh Sindhu had, on a previous date of hearing, made it clear that admissions under the SC category, of which the petitioner was a member, would be subject to the outcome of the writ petition. In her petition, Kamal had prayed for directions to the UT Administration to formulate a proper eligibility/domicile criterion for candidates seeking admission against reservation of 85 per cent provided for state quota/UT pool. Kamal had also sought the quashing of a clause in the eligibility criteria and admission procedure for 77 UT pool seats, which reads: “The candidates should have passed Class XII examination (qualifying examination) from schools/colleges recognised by the Chandigarh Administration and situated in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, as a regular student of the said school/college”. Dubbing it illegal, arbitrary, illogical and unfair, CONTINUED ON P6 activities, including an equestrian academy. However, it was nowhere proposed that the land would be allotted to the Chandigarh Horse Riders’ Society. It added that the society was an unauthorised occupant of the land since June 2007. However, the judgment of the court says that no merit was found in the argument that they were assured of an alternative site and that till then they could continue to stay at the present premises. The judgment found nothing on record to suggest violation of principles of natural justice and thus dismissed the appeal. Chandigarh, July 24 Two civilian flights were delayed by a few minutes after the runway at the Chandigarh Air Force Station, which is also used by the co-located civilian airport, had to be closed after an IAF aircraft suffered a tyre burst on Tuesday. According to the IAF emer, gency procedures were activated after the tyre of an AN32 on a routine sortie burst after landing due to which the runway had to be shut down for about half an hour. The aircraft had to be towed away. No civilian aircraft was at risk or required to be diverted due to the incident. A spokesperson for the airport said two flights were affected by the tyre burst. Jet Airways’ Delhi-ChandigarhDelhi flight (9W-655), whose scheduled arrival was 9.25 am, landed at 9.40 am after a delay of 15 minutes. At the same time, Air India’s Chandigarh-Pune flight (AI813) was taxing out, but had to return to the parking bay at 9.15 am. It pushed back for takeoff again at 9.22 am, after a delay of seven minutes, the spokesperson said. — TNS ACP (Women), SHO No lessons learnt, ‘couples’ found transferred after flak in Morni hotels without entry MORNI GANG RAPE Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 24 After facing criticism for not entertaining the Morni gang rape victim’s complaint, the Haryana Police have transferred Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Women, Mamta Sauda and the SHO of the women police station, Sector 5, Rajesh Kumari. While SHO Rajesh Kumari has been transferred to the Haryana Police Headquarters, ACP Mamta Sauda has been posted as the ACP , Panchkula City. The Haryana Police have posted Sunita Rawat as the new SHO of the women police station. ACP Noopur Bishnoi, who was holding charge of the ACP (Traffic), has been posted as the new ACP (Women). After four cops were suspended, there were allegations that the Panchkula Police were protecting senior police officials. The WhatsApp chat Four cops were suspended earlier After the Morni gang rape, the Panchkula police had suspended four cops, including Morni police post in-charge Mange Ram, Morni area security agent Pradeep Kumar, Panchkula women police station ASI Saraswati and Ramgarh police post in-charge Jagdish. . between the suspended cop, ASI Saraswati, whom the victim had approached, and Rajesh Kumari, SHO of the women police station, had also surfaced. In that chat, Saraswati had sent a photo of the victim’s complaint on WhatsApp to Rajesh Kumari for further directions, but the latter forwarded her the Mani Majra SHO’s number. The ASI had messaged the SHO that no PCR vehicle was available and that the control room too had refused to provide one. As there were directions from the SHO, Saraswati had sent the victim and her husband to the Mani Majra police station. Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 24 Even as the Morni gang rape is making national headlines and the Haryana Police have suspended four cops and transferred two others, including an ACP there , seems to be no fear of law among hotel and guest house owners in Morni. This can be gauged from the fact that Panchkula Police Commissioner Charu Bali, along with senior officials, conducted surprise checks at hotels and guest houses in Morni and found “couples” in rooms without any proper entry in the register of the hotel/guest house concerned. The police have seized records of erring hotels and guest houses and have rounded up boys and girls for questioning. The police have initiated steps to seal the guest houses that were found violating the norms. Besides, the police also found a number of guest houses locked. Requesting anonymity, a guest house owner said after The police round up boys and girls who were found in guest houses in Morni without an entry in the registers. the Morni gang rape, the footfall in the guest houses in the area had declined. As there are no visitors, some owners had decided to lock the guest houses, he said. Outsiders not to run guest houses in Morni: Assn The Guest House Operators Association, Morni, has passed a resolution that no outsider will be allowed to operate guest houses in Morni. A member of the association said they were local villagers and did not indulge in immoral activities “as was being done by Sunny of Lovely Guest House”. Outsiders like Sunny had brought a bad name to guest houses in Morni, he said. They had urged owners not to rent out or lease out their guest houses to outsiders, he said. Sealing exercise soon The police have prepared a list of illegal guest houses in Morni and soon they will start a sealing exercise with the support of the district administration and local villagers. Spurt in rape cases in Panchkula Sunny was running Make complaint process simple: Rape victim sex racket for 5 years Big catch Tribune News Service A gharial feeds on a fish at Chhatbir Zoo in Zirakpur on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY Suicide attempt by BDS student near CM’s house Chandigarh, July 24 A 23-year-old BDS student, a native of Haryana, allegedly tried to commit suicide by taking poison outside the Haryana Chief Minister’s residence in Sector 3 here on Tuesday evening. Sources said the girl, a resident of Hisar, reached near the CM’s house and took around 1,450 children and has won numerous competitions, they had informed. In December 2005, the Administration came up with a proposal to shift the club to another site in southern sectors, which would be made specifically for the purpose. The present one was actually meant for a camping site for tourists. According to the application, till the time the new premises was not ready, they could continue to put up in Sector 1 on the condition that they continued to pay the rent. The lease, however, was not renewed after 2007. Clearing its stance about any such proposal of shifting the site, the Administration told the court that there was a proposal for allotment of land for development of sports AN-32 tyre burst on runway delays flights poison. She is a student of a college in Sirsa. Security personnel informed the UT police after which the victim was rushed to the GMSH-16, from where she was referred to the PGI. The sources said the victim was carrying a suicide note, which was taken into possession by the police. — TNS Panchkula, July 24 While the Haryana Police are facing criticism over the Morni gang rape case, it is not the only case of rape in Panchkula district. There has been a spurt in the rape cases in Panchkula in the recent past. According to figures, 13 cases of rape, sexual abuse involving minors and molestation have been reported in the past four months from Panchkula. Similarly, 20 cases of rape were reported in 2016 and 19 cases in 2017 in Panchkula district. Advocate Sameer Sethi said special training should be given to cops to handle complaints lodged by rape A rape victim, while talking to Chandigarh Tribune, said the Panchkula police, instead of questioning the accused, grilled the victim. “They first harass you and then lodge your complaint only after making you do the rounds of the police station and senior police officials. The process of lodging a complaint should be simple and friendly,” she said. No stopping crime July 22: 19-year-old raped in Sector 9 July 18: 21-year-old raped by 40 men at Lovely Guest House in Morni July 8: Government employee raped by NRI; FIR registered June 25: 18-year-old raped at gunpoint in Barwala June 8: Five-year-old raped by maternal uncle in Pinjore March 17: 40-year-old man booked for raping his 12-year-old daughter in Indira Colony near Sector 16. January 15: 10-year-old girl sexually assaulted by neighbour in Pinjore; accused arrested under the POCSO Act. and sexual abuse victims. DCP Rajender Kumar Meena said they were making police stations children- friendly. They were also working on these cases and the accused would be nabbed soon. Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 24 The main accused and owner of Lovely Guest House in Morni, Sunny, was running a sex racket for the past five years. Sources said during the interrogation of another accused, Dheeraj, a resident of Raipur Rani, it was revealed that Sunny was running the racket for the past five years. Earlier, he was operating from Zirakpur and Ambala, but recently he had taken a guest house in Morni on lease and had started operating from there. Dheeraj had gone to the guest house after checking the victim’s photo Another university all set to come up at Mohali Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 24 Another university is set to come up at Mohali. This will be set up by the promoters of Amity University, a private non-profit research university in Noida. For this, 40 acres of land will be allotted in IT City. Amity, which will be second world-class university 40 acres to be allocated for it at the IT City . after Ashoka to set up base in Mohali, will offer degree courses in science and technology. Confirming the development, a top government functionary told The Tribune here c m y b on Tuesday that the land would be allotted at the base price of Rs 2.9 crore per acre, which would be 5 per cent more than Rs 2.75 crore per acre, the rate at which Ashok University, which was allotted 50 acres to set up the first world-class university in Mohali in March this year. The Punjab Council of Ministers, which is scheduled to meet here on Wednesday, will take up the agenda for a formal nod. After the allotment of 50 acres to Ashoka University, GMADA still has over 150 acres available in IT City with chunk sites ranging between 0.5 acre and 40.44 acres. “The establishment of another world-class university focusing on science and technology in Mohali is likely to create numerous job opportunities, resulting in achieving the overall objective of the IT Policy2013 and providing the necessary stimulus to the IT Industry. Besides, it will protect the financial interests of GMADA,” the functionary disclosed. According to the preliminary details available, a majority of the degree courses CONTINUED ON P6 Photos of victim found on Sunny’s mobile The SIT has recovered photos of the victim and many other women from the mobile phone of the main accused, Sunny, owner of Lovely Guest House in Morni. The police are now establishing Sunny’s link with other women. The police are tracking details of other women to contact them. . on WhatsApp, the sources said. Dheeaj was produced before a Panchkula court on Tuesday and remanded in one-day police custody. The sources said the other accused had confessed to having paid between Rs 500 CONTINUED ON P6 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of the PU residential complex and Government School, Sector 25 Segregate waste or pay fine P3 Dog sterilisation P3 drive soon
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