30072018-CT-01.qxd 7/30/2018 1:14 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 30 JULY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Ethics questioned Garbage piles up Kalyani emerges champ ‘Sudama Ke Chawal’, satirical Hindi play, staged as part of Jaspal Bhatti Comedy series. P2 Kansal Enclave residents upset as area in front of society entrance turns garbage dump. P4 Kalyani of AG, Haryana, wins women’s titles on concluding day of TT meet. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 35°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.8°C MIN 26.6°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.41 AM SNIPPETS Mohali MC gets new chief Mohali: Bhupinder Pal Singh has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Mohali Municipal Corporation. He has replaced Sandeep Hans, who has now been appointed as the Chief Administrator of the Punjab Urban Development Authority, replacing Ravi Bhagat. Bhupinder Pal Singh was earlier posted as the DPI (Colleges), Punjab. TNS Newborn found abandoned Chandigarh: A newborn girl was found abandoned in Sector 23 here on Sunday. Area residents saw the baby near a house around 2 pm and informed the police. The newborn was immediately shifted to the GMSH in Sector 16 here. The police said efforts were being made to identify the girl’s parents. On the complaint of Ranbir Singh, a case under Section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under 12 years by parent or person having care of it) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. An investigation into the matter has been initiated. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 11 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sec 44-B P’kula MC to slap ~5K fine on owners of stray cattle Also to charge ~200 per day as animal care fee Rajinder S Nagarkoti HOW THE OWNER IS IDENTIFIED Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 29 The local Municipal Corporation has decided to impound cattle roaming the streets of the town and penalise their owners with a challan of Rs 5,000 each. The owners will also have to pay Rs 200 per day for animal care. A senior MC official said challans would be issued by the enforcement wing of the civic body. In case the cattle owners refuse to pay the penalty, the amount would be clubbed with their house tax. In October, the MC had issued notice to 83 violators, who were found responsible for letting their cattle roam on Panchkula roads. However, no strict action has been initiated against them. A majority of the violators were from Rally village, Ramgarh, Saketri, Kalka and Pinjore. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal had warned that action would be taken under Section 133 of the CrPC against repeated offenders. In 2016, officials had even MC Commissioner-cum-Administrator Rajesh Jogpal said they would recover penalty from the cattle owner as and when he would approach the MC for the animal’s release. Besides, there was an option to pay in form of house tax too. If the violator resides within the MC limits, the penalty could be included in the house tax. In other cases, the violator would have to pay the fine in cash, Jogpal added. VIOLATORS PENALISED IN CITY, MOHALI TOO In Chandigarh, the Municipal Corporation is penalising the violators with a fine of ~3,000 for each cow and ~4,000 for each buffalo caught roaming on the city roads. The owners also have to pay the amount spent on feeding the animal at the cattle pound till its release. In Mohali, the erring cattle owners are being booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC. Besides, the Mohali Municipal Corporation also imposes a fine up to ~5,000 on the cattle owners after catching their animals, found roaming in the town. held a meeting with dairy owners and sarpanches of villages under the MC limits. The MC had warned of strict action, including registration of FIR, against the owner if GAUSHALAS TO FACE STRICT ACTION: JOGPAL MC Commissioner-cum-Administrator Rajesh Jogpal said it had come to their notice that some gaushalas only accepted milch cows and not oxen and bulls. Such gaushalas, running from the government land, cannot refuse to accept cattle. The MC would take strict action against such gaushalas, he added the cattle found on road. The MC had also planned to open its own dairies but the proposal failed to get the House nod. A cow shelter each in Pinjore and Kalka have around 6,000 to 7,000 cattle heads while the Panchkula shelter has around 3,000 animals. Each year, around 500 stray cows are brought to these shelters. Relatives of Anissia Batra, who died under mysterious circumstances in Delhi, light candles at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY Kith and kin light candles in Anissia Batra’s memory Chandigarh, July 29 Relatives and friends of 39year-old Anissia Batra, who died under mysterious circumstances in Delhi earlier this month, gathered at the Sector 17 Plaza on Sunday evening to light candles in her memory. A large number of people gathered in support of the family to get them justice. Anissia had died after falling from the fourth floor of her house in South Delhi’s Panchsheel Park on July 13. Her family had alleged that her husband Mayank Singhvi and in-laws had been harassing her for dowry. A case of dowry death was registered by the Delhi Police and Mayank was arrested on July 16. Friends and relatives of Now, P’kula MC to regulate Soon, scan QR code to pay water, power bills parking lots, won’t charge Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Will analyse public feedback on trial run of paid parking: Jogpal Rajinder S Nagarkoti Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 29 A day after the local Municipal Corporation began a trial run of paid parking, MC Commissioner-cum-Administrator Rajesh Jogpal has decided that they would now regulate parking lots without charging any fee. “People want regulated parking but without paying fee. The MC is ready to regulate parking lots,” he said. The decision was taken after political parties, residents’ welfare associations and traders’ body opposed the MC move. Jogpal said they would start a new arrangement from Tuesday onwards and the staff would be engaged for the purpose. He said the two-day trial run of paid parking system was successful. Earlier in the day, MLA Gian Chand Gupta also opposed the paid parking move. He said Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain told him that there was no proposal for introducing paid parking system in the town. The MLA assured the residents of Panchkula that the state government would not allow levying fee for parking here. On the MC’s trial run, he said it was done to manage traffic in view of a religious function in Sector 5. MC offi- IN WAR OF WORDS ❝It (paid parking) was done to manage traffic in view of a religious function in Sector 5. There will be no paid parking in Panchkula from Monday. GIAN CHAND GUPTA, P’KULA MLA ❞ an autonomous, ❝The MC is body and has been constitutional functioning as such. There has been no interference of the local MLA in its functioning, except for highlighting the grievances of people. It will be in the interest of the development of Panchkula if the issue is not politicised. RAJESH JOGPAL, MC COMMISSIONER ❞ cials, however, refuted the MLA’s claim and stated that it was a two-day trial run. MC Commissioner-cumAdministrator Rajesh Jogpal said they would analyse the feedback received from people and different stakeholders during the trial run. They selected weekend for trial run as it witnessed comparatively more rush of vehicles and would help them know the problems in running the system, he added. “But as people are against the move, the MC would regulate free parking lots,” Jogpal said. Experts say that the Municipal Corporation was an autonomous body. After the term of the MC House Chandigarh, July 29 In a major step towards making electricity and water bill payment easier, the UT Administration is soon going to implement a QR codebased payment system. Under the system, QR codes will be displayed at different Sampark centres. To make a payment, the consumer will have to first download a mobile app. The system would help one make the payment without cash or debit/credit card. He said the formalities for the facility were almost complete and the system would be implemented after getting the green signal from the Finance Department. So far, the city residents had two options to pay their water and electricity bills — in cash or through debit/credit card at Sampark centre or online. Boy escapes from WWICS director booked captors’ clutches under Immigration Act Four booked for kidnapping Tribune News Service expired in the first week of this month, the MC Administrator decided on the functioning of the MC. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said he took the decision to hold a trial run of paid parking system in the capacity of the MC Administrator. He clarified that MLA Gian Chand Gupta had no role in the decision. “The MC is an autonomous, constitutional body and has been functioning as such. There has been no interference of the local MLA in its functioning, except for highlighting the grievances of people. It will be in the interest of the development of Panchkula if the issue is not politicised,” he said. app will allow scanning of the QR code. Then, the app user will have to enter the account number against which the payment is to be made, the amount to be paid and the secret code. The amount will automatically be deducted from the linked bank account. The Department of Information and Technology has made an arrangement with all major banks for the purpose. An officer of the department said under the new system, making payment would become easier. The Chandigarh, July 29 Four unidentified persons have been booked for kidnapping a minor boy who later managed to escape from their clutches. According to the police, the complainant, Raj Kumar of New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, alleged that his 14year-old son was kidnapped from near his house on Saturday. The boy claimed that the accused kidnapped him in a Scorpio vehicle. The police said the 14-yearold boy claimed that he somehow managed to get out of the kidnappers’ vehicle near the Majri Chowk, Panchkula. He reached near Singh Dwar near Fun Republic where he saw a PCR vehicle stationed. He asked the cops in the PCR vehicle for help, who then called up his father. The boy’s father reached the spot and took him home. The victim then narrated the incident to his father, who then approached the Chandigarh Police. A case under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the IT Park police station. Inspector Rajeev Kumar, Station House Officer, IT Park police station, said that the matter was being investigated. The CCTV footage of nearby areas was being scrutinised to identify the accused, he added. Case registered on MEA’s direction Chandigarh, July 29 WWICS director Col BS Sandhu (retd) has been booked under the Immigration Act after a city resident lodged a complaint against him with the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which directed UT cops to register a case against Sandhu. According to the police, the complainant, Pardeep Sharma of Sector 49 here, alleged that the WWICS director was involved in illegal business on the pretext of sending people abroad. Inspector Maninder Singh, SHO, Sector 17 police station, said they had received directions through the MEA, following which a case was registered. The accused has been booked under Sections 10 (no person to function as FIRM’S TAKE The WWICS does not work as a recruiting agent that sends unskilled labour to Gulf countries. We only deal with permanent residency and student visas of countries like Canada and Australia. We will clarify our position with documents to the UT police. — Digvijay Jamwal, head of brand & corporate communications, WWICS Group recruiting agent without a valid certificate) and 24 (offences and penalties) of the Immigration Act-1983 at the Sector 17 police station. Sandhu had landed in soup earlier this year as well in a case of CTU staffer Abhishek Guleria’s death. — TNS Anissia had earlier launched a social media campaign, ‘Justice for Anissia’, on Facebook and Twitter to garner support to get justice for her. The page, which was created on July 15, already has around 5,500 followers and an online petition seeking justice for her has already been signed by around 25,800 people. —TNS Fatal fall: Body handed over to kin after autopsy Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 29 The autopsy of the Gurdev Studio owner’s son, Harpreet Singh, was conducted at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 here on Sunday. The body was handed over to the family later. Harpreet Singh, son of Kirpal Singh, the owner of Gurdev Photo Studio in Sector 17, was found dead under mysterious circumstances after falling from his office building in Sector 17. Inquest proceedings into the incident have been initiated at the Sector 17 police station. The victim’s call detail records (CDRs) would be scrutinised, said a police official. The victim’s two mobile phones were found on the roof of the Sector 17 building. Purse snatched Chandigarh, July 29 An Activa-borne miscreant snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 9 here on Saturday. Sources said the purse contained Rs 250 in cash and some documents. The victim told the police that it was a white scooter. However, the victim could not note down its registration number. A case has been registered in this connection at the Sector 3 police station. — TNS
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